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I mainly have a problem with a printer spooler i dont know what that is i get a certain idea of what its functions are but cant do anything about it i dont know how heres my general story to now i bought a new computer printer but i when i put it in the power and put in the installation cd with out connecting the printer to the comp i cant get it to load it it stops in the middle of the process of installing i get a message saying that the computer cannot find a path error #3 i have windows xp home edition.. but i tried a couple of things on the net searching and it seam i established a path so now i tried to install it again i get new pop up saying could not start print spoolerservice on local computer error#2 the system cannot find the file specified... please help me send me a step by step instruction of what i can do.. thank you i would really appricieate it

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Uninstall any drivers that are partly installed reboot. plug in printer do NOT turn on. Install drivers after drivers loaded a popup should appear asking you to connect printer. turn on printer ensure usb cable is connected. Computer should then find printer hope this helps

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What is "Printer spooler service "?


You typically install drivers AFTER clicking ADD A PRINTER, not before. And you do it only at the request of the computer! If it is a plug and play printer and if both your computer and printer are recent models, then simply plug in the USB cord and the computer should recognize the printer automatically.

If it is not plug and play, you will have to install drivers but you do that only after clicking ADD A PRINTER. And after clicking Add a printer, you wait for the computer to prompt you for the drivers. Choose to load it from a disc (if you have such) or from where you downloaded it to your computer (from the manufacturer's website.)

If you have no printer symbol, the printer has not been recognized by the computer. The spooler service is a Windows service that must be running before a printer can operate. But it is unlikely that you have to manually start that service! It is more likely that printer has not been recognized because the drivers have not yet been installed properly. This is why you get your error message about a spooler not running. The spooler process will run only after the printer has been recognized and that requires proper installation of the drivers.

You might go to the manufacturer's website and download the drivers for your particular printer and operating system from there.

Sometimes, the difference between success and failure is merely just when you attached the USB cord between the printer and the computer during installation! In some instances, you may have to wait to attach the cord until you have run all the installation software or when the computer prompts you. I suspect you will not presently find the printer listed in devices in device manager.

Good luck!

Dec 23, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Spooling error


What make and model printer ?
There are a variety of reasons why a printer may feed a blank page through. This is, in some cases, an error. In other cases though it is a mistake in the page count or a simple matter of the printer trying to maintain itself.
Maintenance If a user has just loaded new paper into the printer or if an error message has recently been cleared the printer may run a blank page through.
Usually this is to make sure that the print path is now clear and that the next sheet it positioned correctly for printing.
Page Count
When a document is edited there is sometimes a blank sheet left at the end of the document. So, for example, if a 10 page document is edited down to nine pages, the computer and printer still sometimes read it as a 10-page document when a user hits the print key.
Page Separator
In some cases where a large number of documents are being printed, users may set a blank page separator.
This puts a blank page between copies of a document to show where one ends and the next begins.
A quick look at the printer's settings or control panel will tell you if this option has been turned on.
Fix a Printer Spool Error
When you send a job to your local or network printer, the print spooler is what keeps track of that job's location in the queue.
If the print spooler is not running, your job will not be able to reach the printer, so it is important to know how to resolve print spooler errors when they occur.

Click on the "Start" button and choose "Control Panel" from the menu.
Double-click the "Printers and Faxes" icon and locate your printer.
Double-click on the printer to get the list of jobs in the queue.
If you see any jobs in an error status, right-click on those jobs and choose "Cancel" from the menu.

Close the "Printers and Faxes" window and double-click on the "Administrative Tools" icon. Choose "Services" from the menu.
Scroll through the list until you see "Print Spooler," then right-click and choose "Start" from the drop-down list.
This restarts your print spooler and allow your jobs to print.
Right-click on "Print Spooler" again and choose "Properties" from the menu.
Go to the "Startup" option and set it to "Automatic."
This ensures that the print spooler starts each time your computer does.
Print spooler
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistaprinting/thread/cad5221a-d21b-4bf0-8e86-cacae254cb52

Apr 27, 2013 | Packard Bell PC Desktops

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Print spooler not working


If your OS is windows 7, Click start, on the search bar type services, Pick the services and scroll down to Pinter spooler. Confirm that the spooler is started. if it is not right click the printer spooler service and start it. Else reinstall the printer driver.

Nov 23, 2011 | Dell Dimension E520 PC Desktop

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My printer is not working it tells me the spooler is not connected how do I restart the spooler


- click start and type services
- click services
- scroll down to printer spooler
- start printer spooler

May 23, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Hi there my parents have an oldish desktop PC and a Lexmark 2600 printer. The printer has installed fine and printed test pages, but will not print anything from Microsoft Works Word documents or any other...


There are a couple of things I think you can try.

First, make sure you have the right driver. You want to download an updated driver version than the one you have from Lexmark.com. Most manufacturers have their driver downloads on their support sites. You may want to try different versions of the drivers, but make sure they are appropriate for your version of Windows.

The other thing you can do...is try stopping and restarting your print spooler.
Go into your control panel in the administrative tools and search for services. From there locate the spooler service and open it up. click the stop button...and then click start again after it stops.
Good Luck

Apr 26, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Unable to install printer because spooler service is missing.


this is not something you can download. this is built in to all windows software. it is in the setup if you right click on my computer and go to manage then in there you will see at the bottom if i remember properly you then click on services in the right hand side scroll down till you printer services and right click on it and you either tell it to start the service you make it auto so whenever you print it will start on its own. hope that helps you if not then i dont know as you havent put much to go on but i am thinking this is what you are on about.

Sep 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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No printers on my computer,error 1068 the dependency srevice or g


Sounds like your print spooler isn't running. If a reboot doesn't help go to Start>Run type in services.msc and press enter. Scroll in the window services for print spooler, right click and Start. Then check you printers.

Apr 29, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

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Print spooler


To prevent the spooler from stopping, which is usually caused by invalid printer drivers left on a computer.

Go into "Printers and Faxes" delete all printers which no longer exist by right click --> delete

To restart the spooler :-

click start --> run
type net spooler start click ok
or
click start --> run --> services.msc --> click ok
scroll down to print spooler --> right click on it and select start

Jan 30, 2009 | HP xw6600 Workstation with 650W 80 PLUS...

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Wont let me install printer when trying to add printer this is what it says (operation could not be completed. the print spooler is not running. could u please tell me how to solve this problem so i can...


Go to the services and check to see that the print spooler is started.
If you don't know how to find Windows Services in Windows XP, click on Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and Services. Scroll down to print spooler. click on start or set it to automatic.

Sep 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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While trying to install my printer I ran into some problems with the print spooler, while trying to fix this problem I get this message displayed RUNDLL Erro loading C:\Windows\System32\xmqlllnu.dll ...


I had a look at dllfiles.com and it doesnt list ur missing dll.
I would suggest getting the latest drivers for your printer, uninstalling the old ones and install the printer again.
If your print spooler is disabled then you might have issues as well. Just make sure the spooler is enabled. Click run then type msconfig and hit enter, under the serices tab make sure that print spooler is checked, spoolsv.exe is the command.

But firstly fix the drivers for the printer cause that looks like a service specific dll thats missing for the printer

Hope that helps

Let me know

Aug 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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