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My print spooler service is not running

I am using Windows XP and everything was printing fine until I the next time I clicked print the following error message came up, ''Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running.''

I have tried multiple ways of fixing this problem but nothing seems to have worked.
I have removed and reinstalled my printer... problem persisted.

I have gone to start>run> typed ''net start spooler''>enter .... problem persisted

I have gone to start>control panel> admisitrative tools>services>right clicked on ''print spooler''> properties> under the general tab selected starup type: ''automatic''>clicked ''start'' under ''service status''> clicked apply and ok..... problem persisted

Please if you have any idea how I can get my computer to start printing I would really appreciate your help!

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Try This :

Click on Start >> Run >> CMD >> OK

Type in SC CONFIG SPOOLER DEPEND= RPCSS

Press Enter

Then try to restart the compter

Then try to restart the print spooler this should resolve your issue
otherwise get me the exact error message you are getting

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Sandeep

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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