I'm having a weird recurring issue on my Win7 machine. It has Bluetooth, is sometimes connected to some Bluetooth devices, and it has a printer attached and a few network printers configured.
After a fresh boot, when I go to print something, the list of printers never loads and the app freezes. Similarly, the "Devices and Printers" list in Control Panel does not load, either.
It has taken me a lot of experimentation but I've found a procedure that fixes this behavior:
- Stop and restart print spooler service
It has gotten painful to execute those steps each boot and whenever else printing stops working.
Are there any other ways to resolve this conflict between printing and Bluetooth functionality?