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pyq718
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Print spooler service is not running

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I'm trying to re-install my printer but I get a message that says " operation could not be completed. Print spooler service is not running"

 

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Re: Print spooler service is not running

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Hi pyq718,

 

Follow the steps below to check the print spooler.

 

1. Type services.msc in the run (XP) or Search programs and Files (Win 7 & Vista)

2. Click on the Service (Local)

3. Scroll down the list till you get to Print Spooler, and then click on it once to highlight it.

4. In the upper left corner you can stop and then start the spooler to make sure that it is running.

 

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bharath412
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Re: Print spooler service is not running

i couldnt find component service in my pc. (windows XP). plese help me how to solve this print spooler problem........

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Re: Print spooler service is not running

Hi bharath412,

 

In my previous post is shows the location of the print spooler location. Need to type services.msc in the run to access the services screen.

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bharath412
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Re: Print spooler service is not running

thank you sir.....

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kathmaples
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Re: Print spooler service is not running

When I go to my search window there is no place for me to type in "service.msc".

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Hi

 

Type services.msc in the Run for (XP) or Search programs and Files (Win 7 & Vista).

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kathmaples
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Re: Print spooler service is not running

Hi, okay I did that and its telling my Windows cannot find "service.msc". ???

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Hi Kathmaples,

 

I appoligize it should be Services.msc.

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kathmaples
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Re: Print spooler service is not running

Thank you very much. I'll try it and see if I have anymore questions.

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