In case you don’t know what the Print Spooler is, it is a program built into Windows operating systems. Its purpose is to manage any print jobs that need to be sent to either the printer itself or a print server.
If your printer is connected properly but you’re experiencing issues, such as:
Files are not being sent to the printer
Documents are getting stuck in the queue
An error message stating ‘the print spooler service is not running’
Restarting the Print Spooler can often fix common printer problems like these. To get started you can simply scroll down and start with step 1 or you can use the table of contents below.
Click Devices and Printers in the Control Panel window.
Right-click on your printer, then click See what's printing
Then right-click each document and click Cancel
It should look like this:
Now click File, then click Save As...
Right-click the file, then click Run as Administrator when you need to clear and restart the print spooler
That’s it! Just a reminder, you may want to keep the batch file we created in step 3. You can re-use it and it will allow you to restart the print spooler much faster in the future. I hope this helps!
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