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Print Spool Service Not Running (but it is) Error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by proudaunt, Jan 5, 2010.

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  1. proudaunt

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    Hi. I have spent days trying to figure out this problem, but with no luck. I'm hoping someone might be able to help. I have a computer lab at work with 20 PCs configured to the same workgroup. Up until recently, all machines have been able to print to the printer (HP) located in that room. But now, none of them can print to it, nor can it be added to a different user on any of the machines. I get an error that the print spool service is not running, but I have checked on all 20 machines, and it is running on all of them (set to automatic). I tried stopping and restarting the service, but this does not help. The only dependency is RPC and that service is running as well. I have verified that the workgroup name is exactly the same on all of the machines. I don't understand why all of a sudden none of the computers can print, when it used to work just fine. Nothing has been changed since the last time printing was working. No software has been added, no windows updates installed, nothing. I have classes in that room on Saturday and they need to be able to print. I'm desperate. Please help! Thank you!
     
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