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Windows 7: Print Spooler Error

20 Aug 2013   #1
Benjamin123

 
 
Print Spooler Error

Hello, I'm having problems with my mother's Laptop with the spooler, for some reason this keeps popping up everytime I want to "Add a printer", but I have watched a few video clips and I was thinking then.. In the services, the word "Print Spooler" don't exist on her laptop, BUT there is another spooler called "Spooler" which I thought it might be for other devices that can be installed onto her laptop.
Now; I'm going to show you the image of the error that I keep having on her laptop...



Can anybody solve this problem out?


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20 Aug 2013   #2
Benjamin123

 
 

Sorry, I uploaded the wrong image, this is the right image:

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21 Aug 2013   #3
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

My assumption is that the Print Spooler service is stopped and disabled from starting at startup.

  1. Search the Start Menu for services.msc and hit Enter.
    • Name:  spool1.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  85.1 KB
  2. Find the Print Spooler service and Double Click it.
    • -spool2.jpg
    • Name:  spool3.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  166.0 KB
  3. First Click the Start under Services status.
  4. Set the Startup type to Automatic.
  5. Confirm by Clicking the OK button.
Restart the system and try to mange a printer to confirm the service's active state is configured.


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21 Aug 2013   #4
Benjamin123

 
 

Well, my mothers laptop don't have the name "Print Spooler" in it and it don't exist BUT she has the word "Spooler" in her services, at the moment - she can't print! I want to help her to fix it!
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21 Aug 2013   #5
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Is her OS Windows XP?
Your attachments indicate Windows 7..

The process I detailed above is the same with Windows XP, just with Spooler instead.
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21 Aug 2013   #6
Benjamin123

 
 

She has got Windows 7!
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21 Aug 2013   #7
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Other than the error massages, where else does spool appear?
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22 Aug 2013   #8
Benjamin123

 
 

In the printer page where you install the printer.
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22 Aug 2013   #9
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

The only reason I can think of that would keep Print Spooler from appearing
in the services panel would be a corrupt registry.

You do a System Restore to before this was an issue.
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22 Aug 2013   #10
uns

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post
The only reason I can think of that would keep Print Spooler from appearing
in the services panel would be a corrupt registry.

You do a System Restore to before this was an issue.
Or restore missing service by importing reg file. (save reg file, double click and choose yes then ok and restart your computer).


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File Type: reg spooler.reg (2.5 KB, 4 views)
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