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tbaby
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printer service spooler is not running what does that mean

My printer is not working.  when I go to print a message pops up and says i need to select a printer when i select the printer another message pops up and says windows cannot connect to printer. local print spooler is not running. please restart spooler or restart the machine. how do i re start the spooler?

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erico
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Re: printer service spooler is not running what does that mean

Hi,
Welcome to the HP Forum! :smileyhappy:


tbaby wrote:

My printer is not working.  when I go to print a message pops up and says i need to select a printer when i select the printer another message pops up and says windows cannot connect to printer. local print spooler is not running. please restart spooler or restart the machine. how do i re start the spooler?


Please identify your PC's operating system.

Go into Services and set the spooler to automatic.

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Kind regards,
erico

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Dimes10
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Re: printer service spooler is not running what does that mean

Where is Services you mention located?

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