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Print spooler not running

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mtalbot17, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. mtalbot17

    mtalbot17 Thread Starter

    Aug 31, 2004
    I tried to print something from my laptop to a printer on my home network and it told me that I needed to install a printer first. I went to my printer folder and it was still being seen by the network so I clicked on it. An error message came up saying the print spooler was not running. I checked my processes and the print spooler is running and I checked services and it said it was started and loads automatically. I don't know if a file was deleted but any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. Comp.Shack


    Oct 7, 2004
    I hope this late reply can still help you or someone else. I found this post doing a search on Google when I experieced this problem myself. Here's how I solved it:

    Go into Services (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools). Find the Print Sppoler Service and make sure it is started and selected for Automatic start up. Also look in the Dependencies and make sure that all the process that the Print Spooler requires to run are also loaded.

    In my situation, the LexBce Server service also needed to be running, and was not set to auto load with the computer.
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