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!! 🙂

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2 Responses to “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 😉


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