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Spooler service i cannot install my printer because an error message says that the spooler service is not working. what does that mean?

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Depending on the version of windows, you need to open the services control panel: (assuming XP or greater)
Start, Control Panel, Admisistrative tools then choose services. Look for print spooler and see if it's disabled. If not, then is it set for maunal startup. If it's manual, change it to Automatic startup and then start it.

If it's missing, greyed out or starts with an error... then you might have a problem in windows with malware, virus or adware and that is beyond the scope of the questions at hand.

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