Windows Vista – Printers not showing up

Sometimes when clicking on the Printers button, the window seems to be loading, like searching for the printers but in the end, no printers are loaded. This is the solution to see the printers again: 🙂

  • open Command Prompt
  • write “net stop spooler” and press enter
  • wait till the spooler stops
  • then write “net start spooler” and press enter

Go to the printers window, and voila… printers are back in business!! 🙂


2 thoughts on “Windows Vista – Printers not showing up

  1. hfrmobile says:

    Had a same issue on Windows 7 …. Printer was shown but with an “empty” status … printed document was not printet – restarting the Spooler-Services did it 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s