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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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Re: Print Spooler service is not running. I tried to...

I have had similar problems before when my pc was infected with a virus and/or spyware. If you've tried restaring the pc and the problem persists, I suggest downloading Avast! anti-virus (It's free at and updating to the most current virus pattern files. Then run a scan on your pc.

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Re: Print Spooler service is not running. I tried to...

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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How can I get my spooler to work again?


please follow the below steps

Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running.

1. Press Window key + R to open the Run dialog Start and type services.msc and click OK.

2. 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.

3. Restart the computer and try to install the printer again.

If that doesn't work, the problem could be related to corrupted printer drivers that are installed on the computer.

Try uninstalling all printer software from the computer reboot and make afresh installaiotn of the drivers. This also include PDF writer or faxing software as well.

Oct 14, 2010 | Operating Systems

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I have a Kodak ESP 5, when I go to add a Printer my laptop a HP Pavilion, it tells me Local print spooler service is not running. Were can I find this service.

start->run->services.msc->press enter
u will get a list of services->scroll down and look for printspooler(printer service)

Sep 17, 2010 | Operating Systems

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My document will not print. There are jobs in the queue, and I cannot delete them by normal means.

hi, you can try restarting the print spooler on your computer 1. click on start 2. go to run > type services.msc 3. look for print spool 4. double click on print spooler the click stop then slick on start 5. then try to restart your printer. and print again

Aug 22, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Whenever i click on print button this problem displays

Hi, You can always uninstall and reinstall the drivers from your computer anytime a problem occurs. or you can restart the PRINT SPOOLER on services to clear any issues with your printer.. to go to print spooler
  • click on start
  • go to run
  • type .. services.msc
  • then look for print spooler
  • double click on it the click on the stop button
  • then click the start button to enable it again
  • then try to print again..

Aug 19, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Not find print spooler in my service

Try going to start-->run and type cmd to get to command prompt

From there type:
net stop spooler
net start spooler

Close the window and see if it will install then

Jul 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Click please

Start, in the white search box, type run, in the run box type

net start spooler

note the space between the words

you should be good then


Apr 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Print spooler not running on Windows XP


Just click "Start"
"RUN" ant type "cmd" this brings you to the command prompt window.

In here just type " start_spooler" and press enter this should start it for you!

Mar 30, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Print spool service is not Running

What makes you think the print spooler is not working? Is it because you get a message saying that it is not working or is it because you cannot print?

If you can stop and start the print spooler that would indicate to me that the spooler is running and you have a different problem. It is probably a corrupt print job, to fix this do the following.

1) stop the spooler
2) go to My computer
3) select the C drive
4) select the windows folder
5) select the system32 folder
6) select the spool folder
7) select the printers folder
8) delete everything in the printers folder
9) restart the spooler

Sep 30, 2008 | Operating Systems

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Pentium4 computer

To start print spooler service, go to start > run > services.msc then press enter. scroll down the list to find print spooler, then right-click then click on start. You need to have it automatically start in the future, so you have to right-click > properties > startup type > change to automatic. Then try reinstalling your printer if necessary.

Sep 06, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Print spooler

Click on Start Click on run Make sure the run line is clear Type services.msc You will see a list of services Make sure all items below are set to automactic To make the changes double click on each item line change to automactic if diabled. Then click apply when you are done. Printer Spooler LexBce Server Remote Procedure CallRPC) Restart the computer Hope This helps

Sep 17, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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