If you are wondering what print spool is, you can stop wondering now. Print Spool is a buffer that saves your print commands on your computer hard drive. If you give a print command to print ten pages and then immediately give another print command to print some more pages, the printer will save the pages from the second command on your computer’s hard drive while it prints the pages from your first print command. Spool means simultaneous peripheral operations on-line and print spooling is when your print jobs are stored in a buffer like space in your computer while the printer is performing another task. Sometimes the print jobs get stuck in the spool and you might have to clear the print spooler to proceed any further.
Do you know how to clear or restart the print spooler on your Windows Vista computer?
Here’s how you can do that in a few simple steps:
1. Click on the “Start” button
2. Open the “Control Panel”
3. Select “System and Maintenance” and then click on “Administrative Tools”
4. Double-click on “Services”
5. Right-click on the “Print Spooler” service, and then click “Properties”
6. On the “General” tab, next to “Startup” type, make sure that “Automatic” is selected
7. If the service is not already running, under “Service” status, click “Start”, and then click “OK”
Once you’ve cleared the print spool, you can give the print command again and print job would be completed this time!