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Printer spooler problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by namaste, Aug 6, 2006.

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  1. namaste

    namaste Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2006
    I am running Windows XP on a LAN, sharing one printer with two other computers. The main hosting computer has the printer but it has been, until today, accessible on the local network. However, today when i try to pring I get a message that the printer is not accessible and that "the spooler service is not running". How do I fix that??
  2. andy4u


    Aug 6, 2006
    click on start and then go to run, in the run dialog box type services.msc and hit enter.
    services window will come up , in the right pane locate Print spooler. Double click on it and makes service status : Start. Startup type : Automatic. This will hopefully solve your problem
  3. wilson44512


    Mar 25, 2006
    check an make sure the sprinter spool is set to automatic. an its started. go to start, control panel, click on administrative tools, then on services. once in there scroll down to were it says. print spooler. an see if its set on automatic. an its started. if it ain't? right click on it . then go to properties then change it were it says. startup type to automatic. then click on start below that. oh well some one typed it faster then me lol
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