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Print spooler not running

Hi, I have a hp officev40 all in one. I need add a printer,but when i do it say that the print spooler is not running. I tryed and tryed to resolve it myself and can not.PLEASE HELP!

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For XP use the Control Panel then Administrative Tools then Services. Make sure the Print Spooler service is running. If it is, stop it then restart it and try installing your printer again. :)

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There could be 2 possible reasons for this.

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Step 1.

To clear the Print job stuck in Queue and reset the Spooler settings, try these command below.

Click on Start button
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Do this 3-4 times and finally end the command with NET START SPOOLER
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Restart your PC and Printer

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Step 2,

Uninstall the HP Laserjet Printer Drivers from Add/Remove or Programs and Features list ( from Control panel )

Click on the link below and download the latest drivers for your HP Printer by selecting the operating system.
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Choose RUN (For Windows XP) or Choose Commad prompt, right click and run as administrator ( Fow window vista and windows 7)
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Normally in this kind of senario the printer spooler reset is something that needs to be done so here is a link that you need to visit ....

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