How to stop and restart the Print Spooler

Windows 7:
1. Click the start button.
2. Select Control Panel.
3. Click Administrative Tools (depending on your computer set up, you may need to double-click on Administrative Tools to open it)
4. Double-click Services
5. Locate Print Spooler in the list
6. Right click on Print Spooler and select Stop.
7. Once the service has stopped, right click on Print Spooler again and select Start.
8. Once the service has restarted, attempt printing again.

Windows XP
1. Click the Start button
2. Select Settings>Control Panel
3. Double-click Administrative Tools
4. Double-Click Services
5. Locate Print Spooler in the list
6. Right click on Print Spooler and select Stop.
7. Once the service has stopped, right click on Print Spooler again and select Start.
8. Once the service has restarted, attempt printing again.

If at any time you receive an error that the service could not be stopped or started, please contact Pute! for assistance