Print Spooler Restart

The print spooler is responsible for smooth communication between the Windows computer and printer.  It also manages the printing jobs in your queue.  If the error message on your Windows 10 device says that your print spooler is not running, then you are not alone.  There are many Windows users that often report this error. Fortunately, with just a simple print spooler restart this problem can be resolved.  So,  if your print jobs are stuck in the print queue,  you can read the guide,  we are sharing the simple and easy instructions that can help you with below and get rid of this problem.  So, deal with printer spooler restart on your Windows 10 device with instructions below.

Print spooler restart windows 10

There are two ways to restart print spooler windows 10;   using the administrative tool  and  using the services console:

Print Spooler Restart: Using Administrative Tool

  • On the home screen,  click on the start button on the Windows button.

  • Now,  go to the control panel.  You can find it on the right-hand side of the ‘start’ menu contents.

  • Click on the ‘  Administrative Tools’.

  • Go to the ‘ Services’.

Important:  you need to provide the administrator profile and password.

    • Scroll through the list and find out the ‘  print spooler’  option.

Important-  the list is provided in alphabetical format.

  • Following are the options to start and stop print spooler service.

  • Click once on the ‘Print Spooler’  for highlighting it. After that,  click on the ‘Start’ or ‘Stop’ link as per your preference.

  • Double click on the ‘Print Spooler’, and hit the ‘Stop’ button. After sometimes, hit the ‘Start’ button.

  • You can check the status column in your ‘Services’ window for Print Spooler Restart, and choose the option as applicable.

Print Spooler Restart using the Services Console

  • Click on the ‘Start’ button.

  • Type ‘services.msc’ in the ‘Start Search’ box.

  • Click on services in the ‘Program List’.

  • Hit the Continue button.

  • Find and right-click on the Print Spooler, hit the ‘Stop’ button from the drop-down list.

  • Right-click on ‘Print Spooler’ and hit the ‘Start button.

Print Spooler Restart using the Command Prompt

  • Click on the windows start button.

  • Type in ‘cmd’ in the search bar.

  • If you are not logged in as the administrator,  then you need to choose an option ‘Run as administrator’.  You will either need to enter the administrator profile and password or give permission.

  • To stop the print spooler,   enter ‘net stop spooler’;  that is, C:\windows\ system32\net stop spooler.

  • Check for the following reverts;  the print spooler service is stopping,  the print spooler was successfully stopped.

  • To start the print spooler,  type ‘net spooler start’; that is  C:\windows\ system32\net start spooler.

  • Your print spooler service reset on your device.

So these are some simple steps that can help you to restart print spooler Windows 10.  If you are still unable to restart the service or execute the given guidelines,  there is something wrong with your device.  In such a situation,  we recommend  you to contact  your printer manufacturer  and take their advice to fix the problem