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print spooler service not running

  1. #1


    Thomas M. McDonald Guest

    print spooler service not running

    I am trying to add printer and it doesn't matter if it is local or network.
    When I click add printer I get an error box that says

    Windows can't open Add Printer. The local print spooler service is not
    running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.

    At first I thought maybe the profile was bad but I am getting this message
    on all of the logins on this machine. I am running RC2. Any ideas how to
    correct this?


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  3. #2


    Desaulniers Marc Guest

    Re: print spooler service not running

    I have the same problem if you find something please let me know

    Marc


    "Thomas M. McDonald" <tmcdonald@satx.rr.com> a écrit dans le message de
    news:ubX8dx$BHHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I am trying to add printer and it doesn't matter if it is local or network.
    >When I click add printer I get an error box that says
    >
    > Windows can't open Add Printer. The local print spooler service is not
    > running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.
    >
    > At first I thought maybe the profile was bad but I am getting this message
    > on all of the logins on this machine. I am running RC2. Any ideas how to
    > correct this?
    >



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  4. #3


    Cari \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: print spooler service not running

    And what happens when you try to start the spooler service?
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
    http://www.coribright.com/windows

    "Desaulniers Marc" <madesaul1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2E83BDBB-EBEC-4C50-AD1A-81B5AF43519B@microsoft.com...
    >I have the same problem if you find something please let me know
    >
    > Marc
    >
    >
    > "Thomas M. McDonald" <tmcdonald@satx.rr.com> a écrit dans le message de
    > news:ubX8dx$BHHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>I am trying to add printer and it doesn't matter if it is local or
    >>network. When I click add printer I get an error box that says
    >>
    >> Windows can't open Add Printer. The local print spooler service is not
    >> running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.
    >>
    >> At first I thought maybe the profile was bad but I am getting this
    >> message on all of the logins on this machine. I am running RC2. Any ideas
    >> how to correct this?
    >>

    >




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  5. #4


    Desaulniers Marc Guest

    Re: print spooler service not running

    It crash again when we try to add a printer... Same problem if I try to go
    to Printer server setting with right click/Properties in the white space ...


    "Cari (MS-MVP)" <NewsGroups@coribright.com> a écrit dans le message de
    news:uFVayTBEHHA.4312@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > And what happens when you try to start the spooler service?
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP)
    > Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
    > http://www.coribright.com/windows
    >
    > "Desaulniers Marc" <madesaul1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:2E83BDBB-EBEC-4C50-AD1A-81B5AF43519B@microsoft.com...
    >>I have the same problem if you find something please let me know
    >>
    >> Marc
    >>
    >>
    >> "Thomas M. McDonald" <tmcdonald@satx.rr.com> a écrit dans le message de
    >> news:ubX8dx$BHHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>I am trying to add printer and it doesn't matter if it is local or
    >>>network. When I click add printer I get an error box that says
    >>>
    >>> Windows can't open Add Printer. The local print spooler service is not
    >>> running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.
    >>>
    >>> At first I thought maybe the profile was bad but I am getting this
    >>> message on all of the logins on this machine. I am running RC2. Any
    >>> ideas how to correct this?
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >



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  6. #5


    Carl Kidwell Guest

    Re: print spooler service not running

    I get the same issue. I'm running the latest business release and it
    constantly crashes. I have it set up to automatically restart the service
    in the event of and problems with it, but it will still crash over and over
    again. Thank you

    -Carl Kidwell


    "Desaulniers Marc" <madesaul1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    newsEC4387F-99B2-49B8-805C-D8172088E2BB@microsoft.com...
    > It crash again when we try to add a printer... Same problem if I try to go
    > to Printer server setting with right click/Properties in the white space
    > ...
    >
    >
    > "Cari (MS-MVP)" <NewsGroups@coribright.com> a écrit dans le message de
    > news:uFVayTBEHHA.4312@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> And what happens when you try to start the spooler service?
    >> --
    >> Cari (MS-MVP)
    >> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
    >> http://www.coribright.com/windows
    >>
    >> "Desaulniers Marc" <madesaul1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2E83BDBB-EBEC-4C50-AD1A-81B5AF43519B@microsoft.com...
    >>>I have the same problem if you find something please let me know
    >>>
    >>> Marc
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Thomas M. McDonald" <tmcdonald@satx.rr.com> a écrit dans le message de
    >>> news:ubX8dx$BHHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>I am trying to add printer and it doesn't matter if it is local or
    >>>>network. When I click add printer I get an error box that says
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows can't open Add Printer. The local print spooler service is not
    >>>> running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.
    >>>>
    >>>> At first I thought maybe the profile was bad but I am getting this
    >>>> message on all of the logins on this machine. I am running RC2. Any
    >>>> ideas how to correct this?
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >



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  7. #6


    EB Guest

    Re: print spooler service not running

    Hi all, just wanted to add a 'me 2' except I successfully added all my
    printers and a couple of days later I get the spooler service crash all the
    time. Whats worse is if you try to uninstall the printers it immediately
    crashes the spooler service and will not remove the printer.Sure you can
    start the spool service long enough to maybe print one document, but keep
    services.msc handy cause it will crash.




    "Carl Kidwell" <ckidwell@bsbdesign.com> wrote in message
    news:4A599D8E-B9A6-4557-9D82-E3A2B1F2EA11@microsoft.com...
    >I get the same issue. I'm running the latest business release and it
    >constantly crashes. I have it set up to automatically restart the service
    >in the event of and problems with it, but it will still crash over and over
    >again. Thank you
    >
    > -Carl Kidwell
    >
    >
    > "Desaulniers Marc" <madesaul1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > newsEC4387F-99B2-49B8-805C-D8172088E2BB@microsoft.com...
    >> It crash again when we try to add a printer... Same problem if I try to
    >> go to Printer server setting with right click/Properties in the white
    >> space ...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <NewsGroups@coribright.com> a écrit dans le message de
    >> news:uFVayTBEHHA.4312@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> And what happens when you try to start the spooler service?
    >>> --
    >>> Cari (MS-MVP)
    >>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
    >>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
    >>>
    >>> "Desaulniers Marc" <madesaul1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:2E83BDBB-EBEC-4C50-AD1A-81B5AF43519B@microsoft.com...
    >>>>I have the same problem if you find something please let me know
    >>>>
    >>>> Marc
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Thomas M. McDonald" <tmcdonald@satx.rr.com> a écrit dans le message de
    >>>> news:ubX8dx$BHHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>I am trying to add printer and it doesn't matter if it is local or
    >>>>>network. When I click add printer I get an error box that says
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Windows can't open Add Printer. The local print spooler service is not
    >>>>> running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> At first I thought maybe the profile was bad but I am getting this
    >>>>> message on all of the logins on this machine. I am running RC2. Any
    >>>>> ideas how to correct this?
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >




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  8. #7


    jigs Guest

    Re: print spooler service not running


    Same problem. Also using Vista and Toshiba Printer (eStudio 520)
    This instruction in this link fixed it. Good luck!
    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm


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    Re: print spooler service not running

    Windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.

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  10. #9


    Paul Guest

    Re: print spooler service not running

    Does anyone know how to fix this problem. I restart the print spooler and
    still get the error message "Windows can't open Add Printer. The local print
    spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the
    machine. My printer is gone from the printers folder.

    "gminorsymphony" wrote:

    >
    > Windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not
    > running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.
    >
    >
    > --
    > gminorsymphony
    >

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  11. #10


    Cari \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: print spooler service not running

    The spooler crashing is nearly always due to bad/corrupted printer drivers.

    I'd disconnect any and all connected printers, and uninstall them.

    Then download the new printer drivers from the manufacturers' website(s) and
    install, only reconnecting the printer(s) when the software tells you to do
    so.

    http://www.coribright.com/windows/Article_One.htm

    Do NOT leave out Step 4.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
    www.coribright.com/windows

    "Paul" <Paul@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:884252C1-7367-4161-86C9-CBEACF43032D@xxxxxx

    > Does anyone know how to fix this problem. I restart the print spooler and
    > still get the error message "Windows can't open Add Printer. The local
    > print
    > spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the
    > machine. My printer is gone from the printers folder.
    >
    > "gminorsymphony" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> Windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not
    >> running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> gminorsymphony
    >>

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