How to Reset Print Spooler in Windows 10

Print Spooler Services are liable to manage the print jobs and handle the printer services. If the printer spooler services won’t work properly, the printer won’t be able to print the documents. It may happen that your system won’t be able to detect the problem. In such a scenario, we will recommend you print spooler restart as it can help to troubleshoot the issues instantly. So, if your print spooler suddenly stops works and you have tried every possible solution to fix the error, go for print spooler restart. If you don’t know the process to restart the print spooler service then go through the following instructions to get a clear idea for restarting the spooler service.

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How to restart the print spooler service?

Following are the easy steps that will allow you to restart print spooler windows 10 device:

  • On your Windows 10 device, open the ‘Service Manager’. For this, press ‘Windows + R’ key  and type ‘services.msc’. Hit the enter button or click on ‘Ok’.

  • The list of services will display on your screen, scroll down and find out the print spooler service.

  • Now, right-click the ‘Print Spooler’ and then press the ‘Restart’ button. This will restart print spooler service on your device.

Additionally, for the print spooler restart, you can go to the command prompt and do to that, follow the below-given steps:

  • Press ‘Windows + X’ key and select the ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’.

  • The Command Prompt Window will appear on your screen.  Here you need to type the following command:

“ net stop spooler”

Wait till you get the confirmation that the Print Spooler service has been stopped.

  • Now, you need to type the following command.

“ net start spooler”

Wait till you get the confirmation that Print Spooler service has started again.

You can also try the following troubleshooting solutions for print spooler fix and manage the print jobs in a better way:

Print spooler fix by Manual Settings. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Click on Start>>Run>> Services.msc.

  • Go to the ‘Print Spooler’ service and double click on it.

  • Open the Recovery tab.

  • Check what that service should do when it fails.

  • Set the first failure as ‘ Restart the Service’ and the second failure as ‘Restart the Service’.

  • Click on the Apply button and then Ok.

  • Make sure that RPC service is in the running stage.

Use the Print Management tool to delete the duplicate drivers. Uninstall the default printer and then reinstall it again. Here are the steps to follow:

  • From your Windows 10 device, press the ‘Windows + S’ key to open the files tool and search program. In the input box, type ‘Print Management Tool’.

  • From the results displayed, click on the ‘Print Management Tool’.

  • In the left pane of Print Management Tool, click on ‘All Drivers’.

  • If there are any duplicate drivers in the list, right-click on that drivers and select the option to remove the driver package.

At last, you need to print a test page to check whether the Print spooler fix troubleshooting steps successfully worked or not. If yes, right-click on the printer icon and set this as your default printer. Otherwise, we will advise you to seek expert advice.  They can suggest to you the best way to restart print spooler services and other possible ways outs to fix the errors.

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