You are troubleshooting a printing issue on a client’s Windows XP computer, and have found that the Windows Spooler is stopping unexpectedly. Which of these would be the best choice for restarting the Windows Spooler?
A) Print Manager
B) Task Manager
C) Computer Management
E) Turn it off. Turn it back on again. Turn it off again. Turn it back on again.
The answer: D) Services
The Windows Services utility allows you to manage the details of every Windows service, including the spooler. You can also configure the spooler to restart automatically after a crash, or to stop completely after a failure.
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The Windows operating system is a complex environment, and it takes specialized administrative tools to properly maintain all aspects of the OS. In this video, you’ll learn how to monitor activity with the Event Viewer, manage Services, and monitor the operation of the OS with the Performance Monitor.