A+: Print Spooler Stalled
Windows Vista/XP/2000 run the print spooler as a service. To restart it from the list of local services, use this procedure with Windows Vista/XP/2000:
Step 1. Open Computer Management
Step 2. Expand Services and Applications and click on Services.
Step 3. Scroll to the Print Spooler entry.
Step 4. Right click it and select Restart from the menu.
Alternatively you can open the Command Prompt and type net stop spooler to stop the print spooler service, and then net start spooler to start it again. This is a common question in job interviews.