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I have a desktop and HP printer on a network with a laptop. I used to be able to print on the network from my printer, now I can't. The correct printer is check in the control panel on the laptop but when I try to check anything in the drop down menu, I get a message that the print spooler is not started. I have stopped and restarted but still get the same message. This problem also started about the time I upgraded my security software.

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  • LongT Apr 15, 2008

    I corrected the problem this morning. It did have to do with the suscription renew resetting some of the parameters. I went into firewall rules and discovered that the network was set at disabled. I changed to "safe" and everythign works fine. Thanks for you help.

  • scooterbuoy Nov 05, 2008

    I have a APSUSB1 AirLink print server; I started having problems printing when I recently upgraded my router to a Belkin Wireless G Mimo. I can print a test page from PS Admin but can't print in normal mode.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier May 11, 2010

    Hi LongT

    Have you tried (from a command window):

    net spooler stop spooler


    net start spooler

    I suspect you have but I should ask anyway.

    The correlation you made between this issue and when you upgraded your security software is a good one. These observations, most times, are right on the money. Sometimes, though, they're red herrings...

    How are you doing w/ respect to file sharing, etc. on this LAN since your security software upgrade?

    Any other issues at all?

    Can you disable the security software and see if the problem persists? (The security software that will REALLY disable itself when told to do so is rare these days so, even if you have "disabled" it, it could still be interfering w/ your ability to access network resources.)

    Is the network printer on its own node or print server device or is it connected to a print server (running a server OS or client OS)?

    Please, post back w/ your answers and any other questions, observations, comments you have. Also, if you have ANY other direct or peripheral information related to this issue, please, include that as well.

    Thank you

    BJ @:)


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My apologies on the typo in the net commands
Should be...

net stop spooler
net start spooler

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 14, 2008

    Can you print to a local printer from this computer? If you're truly having spooler issues, I'd expect an issue w/ a locally connected printer as well.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 15, 2008

    You're certainly welcome, LongT.

    Thank you for using FixYa. We're here to help.

    BJ @:)

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Hello LongT

    Hopefully you're merrily printing across your network now. :)

    It appears that my solution lead you to the resolution of your problem. Would you, kindly, take a moment to change your rating to a "FixYa". I would be **most humbly** grateful. :)

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Hello LongT

    Hopefully you're merrily printing across your network now. :)

    It appears that my solution lead you to the resolution of your problem. Would you, kindly, take a moment to change your rating to a "FixYa". I would be **most humbly** grateful. :)

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Hello LongT

    Hopefully you're merrily printing across your network now. :)

    It appears that my solution lead you to the resolution of your problem. Would you, kindly, take a moment to change your rating to a "FixYa". I would be **most humbly** grateful. :)

    BJ @:)

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Thank you, kindly LongT! You're swell! :)


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