Restart Printer Spooler in Windows® 7
Are you aware of the problems due to which you need to restart printer spooler on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve them.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. This operating system comes packed with many features, such as Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets and so on. Windows 7 also supports all kinds of external devices, such as printers, scanners and gamepads. Windows 7 extracts better performance from these devices. A printer spooler can be best described as a software program that manages all of the print jobs in progress. This includes the data being sent to the computer printer or the printer server. The printer spooler program on your Windows 7 system allows users to delete or remove a print job in progress and also manage the print jobs waiting to be performed. Although, using print spooler is easy, there are some issues that might come up with the use of it. In such cases, the printer spooler needs to be restarted. When restarting the printer spooler in Windows 7, users are advised to ensure that all the data being worked on are saved. The printer spooler service in Windows 7 can be restarted using 'Administrative Tools' option in 'System Maintenance' tab of 'Control Panel'.
Following are some details regarding the need to restart printer spooler in Windows 7:
- Malware infections
- System file problems
You may face printer spooler errors while using on Windows 7 system. Such errors include "Spool 32 error" that will prevent users from making use of the printer spooler. Such errors are usually because of the issues with some of the drivers installed on the system. If the faulty drivers are clashing with the printer driver, then they will cause errors. Restarting the printer spooler will clear off all errors and get the printer spooler working properly.
Malware infections can cause many issues with the working of your Windows 7 system. This includes problems with the printer spooler. There are many different kinds of malware infections that are specifically designed to harm printer spooler, such as spoolsv32.exe and spoolssv.exe. If your printer spooler gets infected with such a malware, then you may need to remove the infections and restart the printer spooler.
If some of the Windows 7 system files associated with the printer spooler get damaged or corrupted, the printer spooler will not function properly. In these cases, users will have to disable the printer spooler and repair the operating system and then restart the printer spooler to fix the problem.
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