The printer spooler serves the primary function of managing print jobs sent from a computer to a printer. The spooler enables contact between the computer and the printer in this way. In reality, the spooler gives the required commands to execute the print jobs in the queue. Using a spooler, the user can delete any print job in the list or manage the tasks they are waiting for. Any errors in these printer spoolers can prevent the printer from performing print jobs.
These kinds of printer issues may cause an error message to pop up and require a spooler issue to be corrected to resume printing. It includes the application of the required fixes to the spooler software via the computer. Any problems with the spooler will completely stop printing, which can affect the normal functioning of an office or business because they typically require a high volume of printouts. Below are some ways to fix printer spooler errors.
Check Spooler Settings
Changes in the printer spooler settings primarily cause errors. Such simple errors can prevent print jobs from being printed so that documents are pending in the queue. Accessing and adjusting the settings for the print spooler is one way of solving this problem. Such settings can be found in the Control Panel in the Administrative Tools > Services > Print Spooler on Windows computers. However, it is highly recommended to check the printer manufacturer’s operating manual or tech support before changing the settings.
Restart the Spooler
In some cases, a simple restart resolves any spooler errors and restores them to their default settings. Typically this is the most successful way of solving problems relevant to the printer when troubleshooting printers. To stop and restart your print spooler, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > Print Spooler. Click the Stop and Restart button to restore the print spooler working. This will usually correct any spooler errors and restore the normal functioning of the spooler.
Enabling Automatic Start
Mostly, the printer stops printing jobs because the spooler is not set. That is generally because the spooler is not set to start automatically on a print order. To allow automatic spooler startup, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services and double-click Print Spooler. Next to the Start Form tab, click the drop-down menu, and select Automatic to allow the automatic start of the spooler.