How to Clear a hung print spooler.

If the print spooler is hung, you will not be able to print any documents to the printer. If you check the printer status you will find documents waiting to print but not printing..

  • Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services
  • Scroll down to Print Spooler and double click it.
  • Click Stop
  • Leave the Print Spooler Properties Window open.
  • Go to c:\windows\system32\spool\printers and delete all files.
  • Go back to the Print Spooler Properties Window.
  • Restart the print spooler by clicking the Start button.
  • After the Service status has Started, click OK.
  • Close the Services window.
  • Close the Administrative Tools window.
  • Close the Control Panel window.
  • Close the Services window.