The printer spoolers are sometimes responsible for causing printing problems. In Windows 7 systems, the print spooler service
stores the data that has to be printed. A blocked print spooler
does not allow documents to be printed and causes problems in printing. To unblock a print spooler
, the service must be restarted. There is no need to restart the PC for the print spooler service to be restarted
. For Window 7, Net Stop Spooler command
and Net Start Spooler command
can be used to stop and restart the print spooler service
. The commands can be run from the command prompt.
Your printer's spooler may cause printing issues.
Sometimes, you receive error messages when printing a document, telling you that:
- RPC server is not available
- Image can't be found
- Reinstall drivers for printer
- Check out if printer is connected
The commands given to a printer for printing a document are not directly transmitted to the printer!
The data is stored by a service of Windows 7 in what is called the Print Spooler.
Often the printing does not respond because of communication with the printer. The reason is that the Print Spooler must be blocked: many documents are waiting to be printed and sometimes impossible to print without restarting the PC.
Windows 7 allows you through the NET command to stop and restart the Print Spooler without restarting the PC.
- Start/All Programs/Accessories/ Command Prompt, right click and Run as administrator.
or type in Start and Run/ cmd
Net Stop Spooler
- In the Windows command prompt after the blinking line enter the command
and press the Enter key.
Information tells you that the print spooler stops and then he was suspend.
- Take care to enter the right command:
- Leave a space between each word.
- Then enter the command Net Start Spooler and press enter.
Information that tells you that the service has been started.