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Trying to install a hp desktopf4140, half way through the installation it says my printer spooler is not running.

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Chances are, you'll just have to start the service.

Right click "My Computer" and select, "Manage"

On the bottom left you should see, "Services". Click on it and the screen to the right will refresh. Double click on "Services" and a huge list of services will appear.

Since the services are in aplhabetical order, scroll down to the, "P" section until you find Print Spooler.

There should be a drop down box labeled: "Startup type". Select automatic.

Next you should see a button below the drop down box that says, "Start"

Once the service is started, select okay and close all of those windows and it should be okay now.

Thanks,

Ernest

Posted on May 01, 2008

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