Print Spooler Service Is Not Running

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Julian, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Julian

    Julian Member

    Hi another issue I am having,

    I am using Windows XP and there is something wrong with the print system. My printer is connected fine with my Laptop and is powered on but windows does not show any printer listed.

    I thought I should just try to add a printer with the "Add New Printer" but every time I try to do that or even click on print from Microsoft Word I get the following error:

    "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running."

    Well, this seemed simple, so I went to services from Control Panel and tried to start the the print spooler service but the Print Spooler Service refuses to start up. The Status is blank even though the startup type is automatic. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the printer drivers from my HP CD Rom but the issue remains.

    So any suggestion or help would be appreciated...

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