Print spooler problem

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kmm381

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Hi all,

The problem i have: When trying to reinstall my printer since i was getting an error this is what came up.

Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running.

Then i made a few changes in the print spooler thingy and now when i click start. It says this.

Could not startthe Print Spooler service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

I have windows XP and my printer is a HP deskjet 940c

All help would be greatly appreciated! :)
 
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Run regedit and check

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler\DependOnService

Sometimes printer software, esp. lexmark will dump a bunch of dependencies in there. Export the key for a backup and then pull out everything except RPCSS. Then try starting the print spooler.
 
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