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Restart the Print Spooler in Windows 7 | HP

February 2, 2020

Restart the Print Spooler device On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon, click the Search box, type admin in the Search programs and files box, and then click Administrative Tools. Double-click Services. Right-click Print Spooler. Click Stop to stop the Print Spooler. Right-click Print Spooler again. Click Start to restart the Print Spooler. Restart the computer. Try the print job again.


  • Reply karotstix September 12, 2013 at 1:46 am

    thanks man

  • Reply justprintingaround September 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    You're welcome!

  • Reply D Till December 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I followed your method and the problem still exists. Do you have other solutions I can attempt?

  • Reply AftershockAssassin December 22, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Thanks this really helped

  • Reply Doris Lee December 27, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Thank you ! Just a few simple steps and I am able to print again. Fantastic !!!

  • Reply Sammie Golden January 31, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    how do you get printer to start printering

  • Reply Kaji Suarez February 16, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Thank you! It helped…ALOT!

  • Reply Steve Owens March 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    i tried this., got a pop up that says error code 1053….. i have a hp oficejet 6210. i had it hooked uo moved and lost the cords bought a new usb 2.o cable and cant prin from comp

  • Reply MAN AND VAN MAN AND VAN April 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    thank you steve cheers 

  • Reply Ryan Malaschak June 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    You Sir, are my Hero!

  • Reply Amanda Mercado June 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    HP Employee – 

    I am wondering if there is any permanent solution to this problem.  We use HP printers in our office and constantly have to restart the print spoolers on all of our Windows 7 (x64) computers.  I will typically have to do this 5+ times per day just to get  programs like Microsoft Office or AutoCAD to open and then again each time I need to print.  Our IT consultant tells us that HP and Microsoft have not found a solution – I just find that hard to believe considering what a huge inconvenience this is to so many of your costumers.  Please let me know if there are any solutions we can use to help mediate this issue.

    Thank you

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  • Reply Binoy Kannan December 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I was  using 64 bit windows7 pc with  3  n/w printerss in my office .Now while connecting with same  one of the printer (HP LJ 1005) is not possible. and showing error 0*0000006…..please help me to rectify dis error….


  • Reply M. Jacoub November 8, 2015 at 4:37 am

    my savior

  • Reply Nancy H July 9, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I'm going to try this today!  Went out and bought a new printer for this problem – neither the old or the new one are working.

  • Reply Nippon Grand Hotel LTD November 2, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Amazing. Thank you for the information. It really helped me 100%.

  • Reply ChessGuru January 19, 2018 at 1:07 am

    what's the use of this on windows?

  • Reply saneth sous February 21, 2018 at 7:44 am


  • Reply Pedro Sanga October 29, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Thanks… I would like to know more about printers

  • Reply senyoritokyle January 5, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks a lot

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