Spooler Service - how to turn back on?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Won Dampchin, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Won Dampchin

    Won Dampchin Guest

    I have lost my installed printer, and cannot reinstall it because my
    "spooler service" is not running. Please advise how I can turn it back on.
    I am running Win XP.

    Many thanks
    Regards...
     
    Won Dampchin, Nov 23, 2007
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    SwissTony Guest

    Start
    Run
    Type services.msc
    Click ok
    Scroll down to print spooler.
    Right click the entry
    Click restart.

    Check that its startup type is set to automatic as well
    Right click the entry for print spooler
    Click Properties
    Select Automatic in the Startup type dropdown box.
    Click apply
    Click ok.
     
    SwissTony, Nov 23, 2007
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    SwissTony, Nov 23, 2007
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    rgswoohoo

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    This is exactley what I needed ... thanks for sharing !!!
     
    rgswoohoo, Aug 4, 2011
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    TwinkleIreland

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    In addition, for that to work for me, I had to go to my C Drive Windows Folder, then the System32 Folder- then the Spool Folder -then the Printers folder. I deleted the contents of the printers folder (which looked like a whole heap of failed printer attempts from yesterday). I then re-started print spooler by running services.msc. Now I am back to printing normally. Hurray.:congrats:
     
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    The menu pops-up and disappears in a second, then error pops-up: "Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion."
    How can this be resolved?
     
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