My desktop computer crashed sometime ago. Just before it crashed the printer wasn't working properly anyway. I put the printer in storage and just got it out to use it with my laptop. I'm having problems with two different things. When installing the software I get a msg that the spooler service isn't working. "Check yes if you would like to start it and continue". When I click yes nothing else happens. I try using Run As but still nothing. Also when I power it on it says to unlock the scanner and then power it on. Even though I have had it for a while, most of the time it's been in storage. It is basically a brand new printer. Can you tell me if you think the printer is unfixable.
I?m at Dell Headquarters in Austin, Texas and I just came across this post. I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble. The first thing that I would try to fix the spooler issue is see if there are any other printer drivers or leftover pieces of printer software from ones that may have been installed previously. If you come across any I would delete them completely and then reinstall the proper printer driver. As for the other problem, when and where are you seeing the message about the scanner.
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The action of sending a document to print creates a bigger file, often called a postscript file.
Printers have only a small amount of memory, called a buffer. This can be easily overloaded. Printing a document also uses a considerable amount of CPU power. This will also slow down the computer's performance.
If the printer is trying to print unusual characters, these might not be recognised, and can crash the computer. Sometimes printers will not recover from a crash because of confusion in the buffer. A good way to clear the buffer is to unplug the printer for ten seconds. Booting up from a powerless state, also called a cold boot, will restore the printer's default settings and you may be able to carry on.
I'm sorry to say this but these are signs of your computer's hard drive crashing. Hard drives (from what I've been told by other experts) typically crash after about 4-6 years of intense use. That's why I always recommend people backing up their important files every year. This has happened to my laptop before, I've had the same symptoms.
Now what about your files?
Well if you're lucky, you can ask a Geek Squad rep. from Best Buy or anyone else with proper experience to try to salvage your hard drive. Anyway you'd have to buy a new hard drive and replace your crashed one.
Solution: Take your computer to an expert to help you recover your hard drive files and replace the hard drive.
1. slow computer are due to the fact that there is not enough storage a. Clear all temp and history file found on the hard drive. Cleared by going into the preference in the browser or going to the "Search" b.Remove unwanted text or games. c. Download this program called Ccleaner that will help cleaned the registry. Careful read all instruct but very easy to use. When the computer is looking for places to put data and there is none then a crash will occur. d. Increase the the RAM ( random access memory). That is if you have 1 GB of RAM increase it to 2 GB for better performance.
It could be driver problem. But if even almost all mode of boot doesn't help. Your options are repair, restore to factory settings or reinstalls depends on the features your system has for recovery. In old ways we just reformat it and reinstall all, backup cd always on standby.
If harddrive has a fault like many bad sector. We replace the drive.
As for your other system I will say that sometimes updates are not helpful enough. In old days of xp we are not updating, commonly we just update antivirus definitions. We experienced slow down and system crashes. We just install some enhancement software in exchange for some features of xp.
restart computer at startup press f8 down for 3 secs / should give u options /go to safe mode hit it follow on sceen till u get to desk top open controll go to uninstall programs open and find the driver u put on should be display and deleat then restart should solve dave if not f8 restart try f11
Sounds like you may have some sort of Hardware problem.
Possibly the Hard Drive may be bad.
Go to Disk Utility in Applications >> Utilities >> Disk Utility
Select your HD in top LH corner of Disk Utility then click Verify Disk
OS X very seldom crashes or freezes unless it has some sort of Hardware issue.