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How to fix print spooler using Command Prompt

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as Administrator option.

  3. Type the following commands (one line at a time) to stop the print spooler, delete the printers folder content, and restart the printer spooler, and press Enter:

    net stop spooler
    del /Q /F /S “%systemroot%\System32\Spool\Printers\*.*”
    net start spooler

After you complete the steps, you should be able to send a print job to the printer, and this time the printer should work.

Add printer in Windows 7 as administrator

  • This procedure will enable you to “Run As ” when installing a printer to windows 7

    1.       Control Panel – Administrative Tools

    2.       Shift + Right-click on Print Management

    3.       Select “Run as different user”

    4.      ” Login as local administrator” and current administrator password

    5.       Expand Print Servers, expand local pc

    6.       Right-click on Printers

    7.       Select “Add Printer…”

    8.       Continue the normal procedure to add a printer

Delete print jobs

create a batch file

net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
net start spooler

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