The print spooler is an area on your computer’s hard drive that’s used by Windows to store documents that have been sent to the printer. It keeps them here temporarily until the printer is ready to print each in turn.
You can restart the print spooler by saving your work, quitting your application and restarting your computer. Alternatively try the following:
Step 1 Click the Start button, then click Control Panel. In the Control Panel search box, type ‘administrative tools’. Click Administrative Tools from the results list.
Step 2 Double-click Services. Enter your administrator password if requested.
Step 3 Right-click the Print Spooler service, then click Properties. On the General tab, next to Startup type make sure Automatic is selected.
Step 4 If the print spool service is not running, click the Start button under Service status, then click OK. Enter your administrator password if requested. The print spool should now begin working again.