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Solved: Print spooler service is not running

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by libertymonger, May 2, 2007.

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  1. Blackmirror

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    This wouldnt happen to be a Lexmark printer by any chance
     
  2. ponie2kool

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    Liberty, i had the same problem and FIXED THE PROBLEM
    1. Start>Run>Type"services.msc"
    2. Under Services look for "LexBce Server">Properties>Under General Tab go to "Start up type" and select Automatic. (My problem was it was Disabled)>click ok
    3. go down to "Print Spooler" verify that Startup Type is set to Automatic>then Start the Service Status.>click ok
    4. Control Panels>Printers>add>voila!!!
     
  3. libertymonger

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    Hi everyone,

    I finally broke down and bought a new hard drive to start from scratch. I made backups of everything, and now I have a whole extra drive for backup AND I can print. The system seems to bootup and shutdown faster, so there may have been other problems as well.

    By the way the printer is not a Lexmark.

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Bye :)

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  4. karenski

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    Windows XP; HP Pavilion a 1020n; HP Officejet 5610v All In One. Printer was working fine and then it stopped-no icon on the printer page of computer showing a printer was installed. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the printer as that usually corrects problems, but I could not reinstall the printer as I got an error message-"This service(Print Spooler) is stopped and needs to be running for this installation to continue. Click fix to have the installer start the service" There is a category listed of the service-"spooler, manufacturer Microsoft, version 0.0.0.0 "and the further message-All issues must be fixed before installation can continue. Clicking "fix" did not fix the problem.I e-mailed Microsoft, but no reply. I contacted HP and their "techs" suggested some things to try-still no correction of the problem. I tried some of the other solutions your members suggested (under Services ,data execution prevention-under the section "Turn on DEP"-tried to add "C:WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe" and got message "file not found. Please verify the correct file name was given". Under properties window of print spooler a message appeared-"configuration manager. A required entry in the registry is missing or an attempt to write to registry failed". Under service msc, where the print spooler is listed -there is no indication of status of started or stopped in the status area, just a blank space. When I select "start" to correct this issue, I get a message "could not start: Print Spooler service on local computer. Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified. "Basically the file is not found. This problem is over my head. I hope that I clarified the problem. Does something need to be downloaded to correct the problem or is it some other issue needing fixing? I would appreciate the help in finding a solution.
     
  5. fergy1999

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  6. ozrom1e

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    Hello, If you could post all of this in a new thread it would get worked on much faster since this thread has been marked solved and also it is extremely difficult to wotk on more than one problem/per/person/ in a thread, it is just to difficult to keep track of who what is for.

    Thank you and looking forward to your post.
     
  7. fergy1999

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    yep tryed it three times
     
  8. jmattesmd

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    I had the problems mentioned above. Uninstalling and then reinstalling the printer software solved the problem, but it was a little trickly, because the "uninstall" from my program list wouldn't work. But when I put in the CD for the printer, I found the uninstall icon on the CD, and this uninstalled everything. I could then reinstall (with the printer off and disconnected from the computer), and then everything worked fine.
    I spent about 5 hours on this. The worst (most complex and unneccessarily dangerous) advice I got was from Microsooft bulletins ( eg., (324757, 919750, and 810894). How strange that I have to rely on unpaid good samaritans; why can't Miicrosoft montier these sites and provide a reasonable summary of solutions?
     
  9. joeblow000

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    I just registered to say ponie2kool's post fixed my problem (was having the same damn thing happen) and THANKS A BUNCH!
     
  10. WIBLEY

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    Hi ChefTech, my husband's computer advised "Printer Spooling . . ." and I could not sort out the problem. Then I "googled" it and found the above reply. It worked! So thanks very much.

    WIBLEY(y)
     
  11. tonytranvn

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    I have a quite different situation. My laptop crashed due to some violation of programs and after it went back, I lost every driver for printer, even PDF printer. I tried to add a new printer but the message "the Print Spooler Service is not running" continue buzzing me. I type Services.msc in Run dialogbox, click to Start the print spooler service but it failed. A message appears that some dependencies services failed to start. Click the tab Dependencies, I have an overview of dependent services. To me the LexBse Server was off. I turn in on, and then I click Start for Print Spooler Service. And it works again! All the printer drivers come back, I do not need to install anything!:D
     
  12. harrypot

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    Thank you very much.

    This site really helped me million of thanks for the one who posted.(y)
     
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