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Print Spooler service is not running. I tried to start the Print spooler service but it it shows ' local computer cannot open service'.I am the administrator. Kindly suggest.

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It sounds like a firewall issue or a driver issue - check through the settings on your firewall and see if print spooler service has been blocked. then remove and reinstall the printer driver on the administrator machine, and re-network the printer - goto "my network places", select "add printer" and follow the instructions in the wizard that opens Please post back with some more details of your network - there could be another hardware issue that is causing a clash. Hope this helps :)

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Printer spooler service not running


The spooler is not on your printer it is in the Windows folder on your computer and is used to hold documents whilst preparing to print.
Normally this service is set to start automatically and there are a number of reasons why it may of stopped but try this:
Right click on "Computer" in your Menu and then left click on "Manage".
In the page that appears click "Services and applications" and Click "Services"
Navigate down to "Print Spooler" and double click on that line.
A box should appear showing properties of the Spooler.
It should show
"Startup Type = Automatic"
"Service Status = Running"
If neither of these are true then change the Startup type to Automatic
and click on the "Start Button"
The service will then either start or tell you why it cannot start.

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Spooler not running


Start and stop the print spooler Windows XP
To start and stop the print spooler open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. In the console tree, click Component Services.
Under Console Root click Services (Local)
In the details pane, double-click Print Spooler. Do one of the following depending on the task you want to do:
Click Stop to stop the service.
Click Start to start the service.

Feb 23, 2013 | Dell 1110 Laser Printer

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Where i could see the printer spooler?


I open the run command you can type: net start spooler
(You will get a message that says the print spooler service has started)
If you still have issues open the run command and type: services.msc
it will display a list, where you can find print spooler.

From there you can right-click on it and set it so it is started and runs automatically.

If you need any technical help on printer then you can reach at http://www.vtechsquad.com/

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Printing sitting in queue wont print


The print spooler may not be working.

Start and stop the print spooler Windows XP
To start and stop the print spooler open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. In the console tree, click Component Services.
Under Console Root click Services (Local)
In the details pane, double-click Print Spooler. Do one of the following depending on the task you want to do:
Click Stop to stop the service.
Click Start to start the service. When you try to install a printer and get an error message "Print Spooler is not running" then Print Spooler need to be configured. Open Print Spooler as detailed above and click on the General tab then select these items - Startup type select Automatic Service status click Start Then click OK

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Printer won't print from computer


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.

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I'm getting the error message whenever I try to select a printer that ''Windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the...


If u r using the XP operating system, follow the steps to restart the spooler :

1. Click Start and then click Run and in the run window type services.msc and then press Enter.
2. Locate Print spooler from the Services window which is opened now.
3. Right click on it and select Start.

May 08, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My printer wont print it has a spooler problem.


To start and stop the print spooler
  1. Open Computer Management.
  2. In the console tree, click Services.
    Where?
    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Services
  3. In the details pane, double-click Print Spooler.
  4. Do one of the following depending on the task you want to do:
    Click Stop to stop the service.
    Click Start to start the service.
Notes
  • To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  • When you stop the Print Spooler service, it might stop other dependent services.
  • The print spooler runs under the Local Computer system account by default.

Once you get here you should be able to restart the print spooling service.

Mar 25, 2009 | Epson Printer

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


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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Jan 27, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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In win xp sp2 the print spooler services automatically stop when i give print comand plz help


To start and stop the print spooler
  1. Open Computer Management.
  2. In the console tree, click Services.
    Where?
    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Services
  3. In the details pane, double-click Print Spooler.
  4. Do one of the following depending on the task you want to do:
    Click Stop to stop the service.
    Click Start to start the service.
Notes
  • To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  • When you stop the Print Spooler service, it might stop other dependent services.
  • The print spooler runs under the Local Computer system account by default.

Jan 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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PRiNt SP00lER


1. Go to Start > Run and type in services.msc then press Enter. 2. In the window that opens find "Print Spooler" on the right 3. Right-click "Print Spooler" and select "Properties". 4. Click on the "Recovery" tab and change all 3 drop-down boxes to "Restart The Service". 5. Make sure the 2 text boxes underneath say "1" in them. 6. Click Ok until you are back at the Services window, close it and you're good to go. 7. Go back into the properties of the "Print Spooler" tab and be sure to click Start to restart the Print Spooler service and it will restart the service immediately.

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