How To Start Stop And Restart Print Spooler In Windows Vista

How To stop, start and restart the Print Spooler In windows Vista Operating System

Click the Start button.
Click Control Panel.
Click System and Maintenance.

NOTE: This step is not required when using Classic view in Windows Vista.

Click Administrative Tools.
Double-click Services.
On the User Account Control window, click Continue.
Click Print Spooler.
Click Stop to stop the Print Spooler.
Click Start to start the Print Spooler.
Then right click and click restart to Restart the Print Spooler
Click OK.

Restart the service at a command prompt


1) Click Start Start button , click All Programs, and then click Accessories.

2) Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.

 User Account Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

3) Type the following commands at the command prompt. Press ENTER after each command.
net stop spooler
net start spooler
exit

Make sure you restart your computer too.

HP Printers - Changes to Printer's Device Configuration are not Applied Until the Computer Restarts or the Print Spooler Service Restarts in Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Link Hotfix Download Available For Windows Vista

Thanks!!
HP Answers

12 comments:

  1. thank you! Works great. Be sure to restart ;)

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  2. It solved the problem. Thanks a lot!

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  3. Worked even without a restart. Difficult to find this solution though. HP should have a start/stop print spool options in their printer control panel, no?

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  4. Excellent, this worked brilliant...thank you !!

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  5. When I try this in the command prompt I get System error 5: access is denied.

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  6. 1) Click Start Start button , click All Programs, and then click Accessories.

    2) Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.


    3) Type the following commands at the command prompt. Press ENTER after each command.
    net stop spooler
    net start spooler

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  7. Great post man.. Really the internet search and coming to your post... saved my time... thanks for this

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  8. Thank you very much!

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  10. This was the simplest format I found to follow... BUT after trying several time, it was unsuccessful. What other options are there and what could be wrong with the computer.

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