When you give multiple print commands at once, the subsequent print jobs are saved in a buffer on your computer and that buffer is known as Print Spool. Spool means simultaneous peripheral operations on-line. When a print job is huge, other print jobs are saved somewhere on your computer’s hard drive so that the printer can perform those jobs once it completes the first print job. But sometimes, these print jobs get stuck in the spool even after completion. But don’t worry you can resolve this problem easily on your Windows XP computer. When print jobs get stuck in print spool you have to clear or restart the print spool to start printing again.
Do you know how to clear or restart the print spooler on your Windows XP computer?
Here’s how you can do that in a few simple steps:
1. Click on the “Start” button
2. Go to Run and type: “services.msc” and press “ok”
3. Now from local services look for “print spooler” service and right-click on it
4. Click on “start” if it is stopped and vice versa to stop it
Congratulations! You have successfully cleared the print spool on your Windows XP computer. Now you can start your printing on your computer again.