Solved: Print Spooler in Windows 7

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Dunnetb

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My HP printer doesn't work. I go to 'my computer', 'services & applications', 'services' and click on 'print spooler'. It says that the print spooler is stopped. When I click on start, I get the message: Windows could not start the print spooler service on Local Computer. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
Any help would be much appreciated.
 
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Hi

- go to Component Services then look for Print Spooler, right click on it and Stop the service
- go to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS then delete everything
- go back to Component Services then look for Print Spooler, then Start the service
- Restart PC and try printing again

Good Luck
 

Dunnetb

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Thanks for the reply. I followed suggestion made by 'CLCS' and printer is working at the moment so I'll see how it goes..

Hi

- go to Component Services then look for Print Spooler, right click on it and Stop the service
- go to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS then delete everything
- go back to Component Services then look for Print Spooler, then Start the service
- Restart PC and try printing again

Good Luck
 
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