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Solved: Print Spooler in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dunnetb, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Dunnetb

    Dunnetb Thread Starter

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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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  3. Lucky09

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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
     
  4. Dunnetb

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  5. 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..

     
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