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"Error 1068 Could not start the Printer Spooler on local Computer"

Hiya, I've recently had a problem with my printer, when I try to print something, it says I don't have one installed. I've tried to reinstall my printer, but when I try to uninstall it, it comes up with the error message "Processing cannot be continued because the printer spooler service has been stopped. Restart the system to start the printer spooler service, then try again" My Printer Spooler is definity at Automatic, because I already phoned them and my settings seemed to be correct. However, when i try to start the printer spooler the error message of: "Error 1068 Could not start the Printer Spooler on local Computer" comes up. will someone try help me resolve my problem? thanks very much :o) just purchased a new hp computer. tried to install my old Lexmark printer on it and just got spooler 1068 messages. So I bought a new hp printer thinking it may be compatable, but I am still unable to install. still same spooler errors. Spent hours online with chat techs running through every possible fix. Unable to get the spooler running. Can't print anything off the computer or install my printer software it says error 1068.I went to try to start the print spooler where it says start but it wouldn't start.I need help to resolve this problem.

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  • f_briggs02 Jan 31, 2009

    I cannot add my printer back onto computer because it says error 1068: cannot satrt spooler on local computer. It says it's already on automatic. What should I do?

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I appreciate the opportunity to help you. Try the following:

Check dependency services on Print Spooler
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1.Click "Start", input "services.msc" (without quotation marks) to Start Search bar and press "Enter".
2.Double click the “Print Spooler” service.
3.Choose “Dependencies” Tab and remember the services name.
4.In the service list window, find the dependency services and try to start them.
5.Please try to start the “Print Spooler” service again.



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