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"Error 1068 Could not start the Printer Spooler on local Computer"

Hiya, I've recently had a problem with my printer, when I try to print something, it says I don't have one installed. I've tried to reinstall my printer, but when I try to uninstall it, it comes up with the error message "Processing cannot be continued because the printer spooler service has been stopped. Restart the system to start the printer spooler service, then try again" My Printer Spooler is definity at Automatic, because I already phoned them and my settings seemed to be correct. However, when i try to start the printer spooler the error message of: "Error 1068 Could not start the Printer Spooler on local Computer" comes up. will someone try help me resolve my problem? thanks very much :o)

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  • Thidarat Udomritkul Feb 16, 2007

    Aww thanks for the solution :).
    Sorry I forgot to mention, my printer is a Canon Pixma iP 1200. It didn't have my product of Fixya when I looked for it lol.

  • Thidarat Udomritkul Feb 19, 2007


    I've tryed to uninstall Canon, but the error message of

    "Processing cannot be continued because the printer spooler service has been stopped. Restart the system to start the printer spooler service, then try again".

    Would I be able to do the solution but stuill with my canon printer installed?

    O yeah, and when I go to Printers and Faxes, my printer is not listed there but it is definity installed on my computer.

  • Thidarat Udomritkul Feb 21, 2007

    awww hopefully not :( I thought it might have been a small microsoft error that i could fix in a few mins :(.

    Erm I've got various software like a personal firewall and spyware scans but i've cancelled my virus scanner because of the cost.

    I've recently had a techinian round though to fix a netgear problem and he scanned my computer last week.

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

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  • kevb25 Aug 08, 2008

    i have a hp 6280 all in one...i can't install because of a message about my print spooler not being on. so i went to ad min and services to start print spooler but i get error 1068. so i tried to start rpc...then i went to print spooler dependencies and tried to start lexbce but i recieve error 2: system cannot find the file specified....i don't know what to do

  • bigrobjr Aug 11, 2008

    When I try to load the software for my canon pixma iP 3000 inkjet photo printer I get a message saying cannot find print spooler

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    u all r havine the local printer but i have the network printer what do i do for the problem



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I had the same problem and discovered I had my Zone Alarm set to maximum in the internet security zone. Dropped it back to medium and the printer works. Been working on this thing for two days and the solution was that simple.

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I csn not find any help with this problem anywhere on the net.


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Just to add to CoachTim's excellent solution, i find that removing the printer from the usb port as well as turning it off helps. But make sure you uninstall printer completely from add/remove programmes and check in the folder after that there is no canon printer listed. download this UK driver Restart your pc before re installing and re connecting printer.

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Http:// Above is the Canon site with the newest drivers available. Download them and install them. First "delete" the printer from print properties. Unplug the printer from the wall for a few minutes and shutdown the computer. Plug the printer in and reboot the machine. Install the new drivers. You are in a loop. definition of LOOP: see LOOP. Let me know what happens. Good Luck, Tim

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2007

    Have you tried stopping the service from within administration properties? disable it? Have you tried running Virus scan? I had a machine I was working on last week that a virus was somehow affecting the print spooler. It was hidden with an HP .exe file. I finally removed the virus and the printer was fine.

    Just another thought

    Good Luck


  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2007

    Go to and download a FREE virus protection. I use Avast and have for several years. You can get all kinds of decent software there to use/try/USE

    Good Luck,


  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2007

    Even another thought? Was your printer working before the technician adjusted the netgear? You might check your firewall settings or even the spyware settings to allow the printing program.



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