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BobbiMcW
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Printer Spooler not found..file missing

When I try to install my printer, I get the error message printer spooler not working.  How do I Fix this please?

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DavidPK
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Re: Printer Spooler not found..file missing

Hi,

 

From the Start Menu, open windows Control Panel, open Administrative Tools and open Services.  Scroll down to the Print Spooler service and check that it is showing as Started and that the start-up type is shown as Automatic, as shown below.

 

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If you need to make a change, right click the service and select Properties.  Select Automatic from the dropdown box and the click Apply to make the change.  Then click the Run button to see whether the service will now start correctly.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best wishes,

 

DP-K

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BobbiMcW
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Re: Printer Spooler not found.File missing

I've tried that already, It won't start and this is the message "Could not start the print spooler service on Local Computer.  The system could not find the file specified."  I've tried a lot of things.

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Re: Printer Spooler not found.File missing

Hi,

 

Which operating system are you using?

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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BobbiMcW
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Re: Printer Spooler not found.File missing

I'm using windows xp servicepack 3

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nellyann95
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Re: Printer Spooler not found.File missing

hey just wanted to know if u fixed the problem? Because i have the same problem.

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Klimpsenmom
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Re: Printer Spooler not found.File missing

Using a Windows 7, printer just today stopped working. Have downloaded the driver software and was installing when I couldn't go further b/c spooler needed to be started. Tried to start with "Automatic" selected but Error msg saying can't find spooler file. So now where do I go to find/download or what? Please help me.  The old printer I'm using is C5280 but it's a great machine.  Recently,  I uninstalled or installed something and then I have messages : TrayApp saying the network resource is unavailable.  It seems these are connected. What do you think?

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