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Printer My printer and laptop wont communicate, im sure it is the spooler, the printer has been Installed on my partners laptop and works fine, lexmark have got involved and it is Definately not the printer, itsn my laptop, please can you help? Thanks Emma

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Try this first:


This error occurs because the Spooler service has not been started or has stopped working. To start the Spooler service, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2.Double-click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

3.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.

4.If you want to start the spooler service immediately, click the Start button under the Service Status field.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


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