LEXMARK X5340 INSTALLATION TROUBLE/ PRINT SPOOLER WON'T STAY ON
IV'E TRIED INSTALLING SOFTWARE FOR THIS NEW PRINTER WHICH IS VISTA READY AND HAVING NO LUCK? HAD IT INSTALLED ONCE BUT HAD SOME PROBLEMS SO UNINSTALLED
AND NOW AM NOT ABLE TO KEEP THE PRINT SPOOLER RUNNING. INSTALLED DRIVER AND VISTA SAY IT WAS INSTALLED
SUCCESSLY BUT WHEN TRYING TO PRINT THE PRINTER DOESN'T RESPOND. HAVE TRIED SEVERAL METHODS TO RESTART SPOOLER. SPOOLER STARTS BUT DOESN'T STAY ON WHEN TRYING TO PRINT. ANY IDEAS ON WHAT THIS IS? RUNNING
MSI K8 NEO BOARD WITH AMD X2 CPU. VISTA HOME PREMIUM.
IT LOOKS TO ME A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE HAVING PRINT
SPOOLER PROBLEMS WITH VISTA. WHATS UP?
Double-click the Printer Spooler service, and then change the startup type to Automatic. This sets the Spooler service to start automatically when you restart the computer. Click OK.
look out for spooler or print spooler in services.
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Try the steps below to clear the print queue and restart your print spooler: 1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service) 2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files. 3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET START SPOOLER (this will restart the print spooler service) Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
Hi, What you need to do is the following. First Uninstall completely the Lexmark software and all of its folders. Once you have uninstall everything that has to do with the Lexmark software then restart your computer (Make sure you do this properly otherwise it will not work) Once the computer has come back click the following link http://bit.ly/dd8LMi and download the driver for windows Vista. Once you finished downloading the driver then install it. That should fix your problem. If that does not fix it then try the recommendations on this link http://bit.ly/dko344.
I've had similiar problems with customers printers in the shop. Generally I have found that if I uninstall all the Lexmark drivers and associated software and the USB drivers, then goto Start, run and type CMD (you'll need to have admistrator rights). At the prompt type SFC /scannow. Have the orginal Vista disk handy because it will probably need to install USB drivers. Once this has completed reinstall the drivers that came with the printer (not online). This should solve your problem, now you did eliminate any chance of viruses, malware or spyware interfering?
From what you're saying the windows print spooler service is not starting following the installation of your printer (and thereby you cannot print i'm assuming)
try the following to start the print spooler service if it is not already running.
Right Click My Computer
Click "Services and Applications"
Scroll down to "Print Spooler" and double click on it to open up the properties page
where it says "startup type" select automatic from the combo box list
If the service is NOT running, start it by clicking "start"
The print spooler service is started now, and **should** work properly. If the spooler is still not starting properly, then you may have a driver issue and i reccommend uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for your printer.