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Shared printer error

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mikkyh, Feb 10, 2010.

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  1. mikkyh

    mikkyh Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2010
    I have a laptop running Windows 7 and a Desktop running Windows XP. The desktop is connected to a HP Deskjet F4280 (or something like that). I have set up the workgroup and everything and the printer is shared and I have added the printer to my Windows 7 laptop. I have done this before and it has worked.

    However...now I am getting the error: "Spooler SubSystem App has encountered a problem and needs to close" on the Desktop when i try to print anything from the laptop.

    When i added the printer I was able to print a test page but now I can't print anything because I get that error on the desktop. I haven't changed anything since I added the printer to the laptop and printed the test page so why is this happening ?

    Please help, I really am begging you. It's driving me crazy :(
  2. aasimenator


    Dec 21, 2008
    It's your Printer Spooler Service Issue, Try to restart the service & make sure its set to automatic. Check Event Viewer to find out what is causing this issue.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Top suspect here would be the printer drivers I believe. Try downloading the latest and installing them.
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