Windows® XP® print spooler problem
Are you facing print spooler problems in your Windows XP computer?
Windows XP is a popular operating system being used by millions of computer owners around the world. Computer printers are used to produce hard copies of text or graphics in electronic form. Sometimes, while using a printer with a Windows XP-based computer, you might not be able to get printouts due to the print spooler problem. Let us know more about such problems, their causes, symptoms and solutions.
The following points will inform you about Windows XP print spooler problems and tips to fix the issues:
- Some common Windows XP print spooler problems
- Causes of Windows XP print spooler problem
- How to fix the Windows XP print spooler problem
Some common Windows XP print spooler problems
Windows XP print spooler problem is usually an unusual one in which your document is not printed. Your printer will also block other documents from getting printed. You can try to solve the problem by going to 'Printers & Faxes' window and deleting the document from the printing list. But sometimes, the message says 'Deleting', but it never gets finished. These are some of the most common spooler problems which you need to be aware of.
Causes of Windows XP print spooler problem
Most of the spooler problems are the result of bad quality printer cartridges. It is advised to always use original cartridge only because replacement cartridges not only result in bad quality print outs, but also affect the functioning of the printer in the long run. Some print spooler problems may also take place because you gave too many print commands at one go and the database of the printer got hung.
In order to fix most of these problems, you will need to go to 'Control Panel', go to the 'Administrative Tools', select 'Services' and open 'Print Spooler'. Right click on the 'Print spooler' button, select 'Stop' and turn off the printer. Again right click on 'Print Spooler' and choose 'Start'. Apart from this process, you can also go to 'Start' menu, select 'Printers and Faxes', find your printer and double click on it. Select the button which says 'Cancel All Documents'. After this, all your documents will clear from the list and you may need to give print commands again.
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