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Windows 7: Print spooler started or not?

16 Jun 2016   #1
WalterR

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
Print spooler started or not?

I'm setting up a Win 7 Pro 64 laptop after a drive crash. Started from scratch with new drive with Toshiba factory install of Win 7, replaced under warranty. Installed AV and most application software. Connected to internet. All OK to that point.

Then, I tried to install my HP multi-function color laser. The install crashed. Thinking I'd uninstall and try again, I got a message that I couldn't uninstall because the print spooler is stopped. So, I restarted the spooler and it now shows it running. And yet, trying to uninstall the printer still fails, whether started from Control Panel or just running the HP uninstall EXE. Still getting the message that the spooler isn't running, even though it shows that it is.

Any ideas? I'd be happy to post more detail, if needed.


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