In my office we have a laptop machine that is pretty screwed up, and will only boot up using Safe Mode. I needed to uninstall several programs from the machine before installing them on a new machine, due to having limited seats for the software. I have uninstalled everything except Adobe Acrobat X Standard.
When I try to uninstall it, it cannot complete the process because the Print Spooler service isn't running. When I go to Services and try to start it, I get an Error 1084: This service cannot be started in Safe Mode.
So what the heck am I supposed to do to uninstall this thing, so that Adobe will know that license is free to install on the other machine? I have searched the net for hours and tried several registry edits related to printing and print spoolers, but to no avail. There are currently no printers installed on the machine, not even the Adobe PDF printer.
I have no clue what's wrong with the machine when booting into normal mode. I usually get a blue screen immediately after the Starting Windows logo if I try to boot into normal mode. We're probably going to junk this thing or maybe reformat after this, but I just need to get this blasted Adobe software off of there first.