How to fix failing print jobs

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You are trying to get some work done and all of a sudden your printer stops responding. Then, you try to cancel the print job altogether or restart it. It continues to fail and the only thing you can think is a complete system reboot. To be honest, these things will happen often so would you restart your PC all the time? Here’s how you can fix the problem in under two minutes.

1. Pull up the Start Menu

2. Right click on Computer (for Windows Vista and 7), or My Computer (for XP)

3. Select Manage

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4. On the left pane, expand Services and Applications

5. Select Services

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6. Find the service Print Spooler and right click it

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7. Select Restart

 

8. Close the Computer Management window 

That’s it! Now try printing again.