Restart Printer Spooler

1) First option:

In Windows type in the search box:

a) Type in CMD then hit enter.

b) A command prompt window should pop-up

c) In the command prompt window enter:

Net Stop Spooler = to stop the printer spooler
Net Start Spooler = to start the printer spooler

2) Second option:

In Windows type in the search box:

a) Type in service.msc

b) A list of all the services pops-up:

c) Find the option for Print Spooler then right click to and select Stop once it shows the status as Stopped then right click and select Start.

*Note: Doing either of these options will clear out you printer queue on your local machine if you need to do this on the print server follow the same steps.


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