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Spooler Sub System App stopped working and was closed All 3 of my printers are inoperable!! How do I reopen Spooler System?

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  • hugh_william Mar 11, 2009

    I am running Vista Home Premium on Dell DIMENSION E520.

    I have already been in touch with Microsoft, who suggest re-installing printers - BUT installation will not proceed because Spooler closed. Also received advice from Dell to use "service.msc" and re-set 'Print Spooler'. Appears to work but no difference in printer display on 'control' - blank screen. Occasionally have seen the printer list, showing HP1020 Laser on line, but when calling for a print in Word (Office 2007) nothing happens!!

    Just this evening, technician from Dell (Phillipines) has spent one hour operating my machine remotely without resolving the problem. The Spooler just does not actually re-set to open, although it says it is open.

    Thanks for your interest - this really is a tricky one!

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Hi,

Have you looked at this Microsoft KB article;

support.microsoft.com/kb/324757

There are few registry edits which if you follow the KB's mentioned should fix your problem.

I hope this helps;

Thanks.

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Start Regedit, go to Computer\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Printers, and create a
new key named 'Connections' (right-click when 'Printers' is open and
choose 'new key'. That will solve it. It's only an annoyance, and
doesn't appear to affect anything. I have an HP printer and had the same
issue.

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Dissconnect and recconnect all the printers and restart the system initially and check first.

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Hold down the windows key press r, type services.msc into the run menu.

In services. Find spooler and right click on it and select Start-

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

  • Ekse Mar 11, 2009



    1. Press the windows key, then R. Or open the start menu and select run.

    2. Type in the run menu: services.msc

    3. in services msc find the printer spooler, right click and start.

    if you receive a error message let me know.

    Best solution is most likely to sort this out over remote support. Let me know if this doesn't fix the problem so me and you could troubleshoot it over remote support. reposting will get you another expert.


  • Ekse Mar 11, 2009

    Have a look at my solution, Thanks

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What OS are you running, please do not rate this post, I am just asking for some clarification.

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