Windows 7 Home Premium Canon Pixma i1700 printer.
Printer working until December 28, 2012. December 29 try to print. Get message to install printer. Get proper sounds when printer turned on and off. Try to install printer and get message to start spooler. Try to start spooler and get error 1053.
Tearing my hair out.
solution suggested. Nothing worked except to do a system restore to a previous version when things were OK.
Then a month ago (August 2, 2013) while I was asleep and with no help from me and no Microsoft updates, a good fairy descended upon my machine and waved her magic wand. When I awoke lo and behold all was well. Have had no problem since. Miracles do happen.
Middle of November 2013, still printing with no spooler problems. Stopped saving restore points.