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I'm getting the error message whenever I try to select a printer that ''Windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine''. This is the only printer I have and it was working fine 2 days ago. Now it doesn't even show me as having a printer so I have to ''add'' it again. I did a full restart of both my printer and my computer. I have no idea what a spooler is or how I would even restart it. How can I fix this?

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If u r using the XP operating system, follow the steps to restart the spooler :

1. Click Start and then click Run and in the run window type services.msc and then press Enter.
2. Locate Print spooler from the Services window which is opened now.
3. Right click on it and select Start.

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First lets start off by trying this:

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