How can I see what is stuck in my printer spooler?

To see what is stuck in your printer spooler, you can use a built-in Windows utility called the Print Spooler.

The Print Spooler is a service that allows you to store print jobs on your computer until the printer is ready to print them. This allows you to submit print jobs and then go about your work or other activities without worrying about whether the printer is ready to accept the job yet. The Print Spooler also helps to ensure that all of your print jobs are completed in sequence, from oldest to newest.

If you’re running Windows 10, 8.1, or 8, you can access the Print Spooler by pressing the Windows key + R (or right-clicking Start and choosing Run). Type “services.msc” into the run window and press Enter. This will open up the Services Management Console. Scroll down the list of services and double-click the Print Spooler.

On the General tab, the status of the Print Spooler service should be listed as Started. If it’s not started, click the Start button below the status box and the spooler should start running.

Next, click on the Printer Queue tab. If a list of current print jobs appear, then it means that your Print Spooler is working and it is storing your print jobs. You’ll then be able to select each job individually and see its status. If the print job is stuck in the queue, you can just delete it by selecting it and clicking Delete Job.

Alternatively, if there are no print jobs listed, it means that your Print Spooler isn’t storing any jobs and that something is preventing it from working correctly. Try restarting the Print Spooler service and see if that fixes the issue. If not, try restarting your computer altogether. If that still doesn’t work, then try reinstalling the printer’s driver software.

Hopefully one of these methods should help you to identify and remove any stuck print jobs from the Print Spooler. Good luck!