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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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 AutomaticService status click Start Then click OK
what error message do you get, if it just says the service isn't started then go press with windows key and the r key at the same time. in the run box type services.msc and press enter. scroll down the list until you find print spooler service and right click and click start service, and make sure it's set to automatic.
It could be that the Print Spooler service on your Windows is not enabled. Follow these steps on enable the print spooler service:
1. Click Start/Windows logo button.2. Type services.msc in the Start Search box. NOTE:Windows XP users will select Run. Hit Ok.3. Locate and right-click on Print Spooler, and then click Stop from the drop-down menu.4. Right-click Print Spooler again, and then click Start from the drop down menu. Try to print again. Source: How to Restart or Reset the Print Spooler in Windows
Right click on the desktop and create a new Text Document, rename it spooler.bat
Be sure your computer is set to display file extensions otherwise you will end up with a file called spooler.bat.txt but the .txt will not be displayed. Right click on the file and select edit. type the following:
net stop spooler
net start spooler
Save the file.
Between print jobs, run this by right clicking on the file and Run as Administrator. Maybe restarting the spooler will work and you will not have to reboot.
If you have the windows disk for it , Save everything important to disks. Put WIndows disk into machine and tell it to install. It will find you version and ask if you wish to repair it, Say yes.
If you have Xp pro just "Restore" computer to the date before the problem started. If you have neither one. Save you work and then reinstall everything using your backup disks.
Spooler depends on the RPC service being running. But you really need to get into event viewer and check for anything related to either RPC or Print Spooler. If you're trying to print to a network printer you could have firewall issues either within Windows or your router. Think about what changed on your system around the time this problem began.
From what you're saying the windows print spooler service is not starting following the installation of your printer (and thereby you cannot print i'm assuming)
try the following to start the print spooler service if it is not already running.
Right Click My Computer
Click "Services and Applications"
Scroll down to "Print Spooler" and double click on it to open up the properties page
where it says "startup type" select automatic from the combo box list
If the service is NOT running, start it by clicking "start"
The print spooler service is started now, and **should** work properly. If the spooler is still not starting properly, then you may have a driver issue and i reccommend uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for your printer.