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Can not remove Printer. Error 0x000006ba

  1. #1


    Dan Guest

    Can not remove Printer. Error 0x000006ba

    I recently upgraded to VISTA pro from XP pro and went to reinstall my
    printers, but I messed up somewhere and tried to delete the printers so I can
    start over. But everytime I try to do anything I get the error "Operation
    could not be completed (error 0x000006ba). The local print spooler service
    is not running." I went into services and made sure it was running (which it
    is), and restarted the spooler and my computer, but I still can't delete the
    printers or the drivers. Please help. Thank you very much.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Alan Morris [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Can not remove Printer. Error 0x000006ba

    It may be started but I don't think it running from more than a couple
    minutes.

    Look in the system event log for errors.

    Most likely the upgrade preserved some vendor printer information that is
    causing the spooler service to fail. What type of printer and how is it
    connected?

    --
    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
    Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8AD9A00E-451B-459D-A361-27B50BACC450@microsoft.com...
    >I recently upgraded to VISTA pro from XP pro and went to reinstall my
    > printers, but I messed up somewhere and tried to delete the printers so I
    > can
    > start over. But everytime I try to do anything I get the error "Operation
    > could not be completed (error 0x000006ba). The local print spooler
    > service
    > is not running." I went into services and made sure it was running (which
    > it
    > is), and restarted the spooler and my computer, but I still can't delete
    > the
    > printers or the drivers. Please help. Thank you very much.




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Dmitry Ustinov Guest

    Re: Can not remove Printer. Error 0x000006ba



    "Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:

    > It may be started but I don't think it running from more than a couple
    > minutes.
    >
    > Look in the system event log for errors.
    >
    > Most likely the upgrade preserved some vendor printer information that is
    > causing the spooler service to fail. What type of printer and how is it
    > connected?
    >
    > --
    > Alan Morris
    > Windows Printing Team
    > Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    >
    > "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8AD9A00E-451B-459D-A361-27B50BACC450@microsoft.com...
    > >I recently upgraded to VISTA pro from XP pro and went to reinstall my
    > > printers, but I messed up somewhere and tried to delete the printers so I
    > > can
    > > start over. But everytime I try to do anything I get the error "Operation
    > > could not be completed (error 0x000006ba). The local print spooler
    > > service
    > > is not running." I went into services and made sure it was running (which
    > > it
    > > is), and restarted the spooler and my computer, but I still can't delete
    > > the
    > > printers or the drivers. Please help. Thank you very much.

    >
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Dmitry Ustinov Guest

    Re: Can not remove Printer. Error 0x000006ba

    Hello,

    I have same problem: after migration from WinXP Pro I can't remove network
    printer located in remote network which is reachable via slow link.
    Printer is TOSHIBA e-STUDIO 205.

    Dmitry.

    "Alan Morris [MSFT]" wrote:

    > It may be started but I don't think it running from more than a couple
    > minutes.
    >
    > Look in the system event log for errors.
    >
    > Most likely the upgrade preserved some vendor printer information that is
    > causing the spooler service to fail. What type of printer and how is it
    > connected?
    >
    > --
    > Alan Morris
    > Windows Printing Team
    > Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    >
    > "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8AD9A00E-451B-459D-A361-27B50BACC450@microsoft.com...
    > >I recently upgraded to VISTA pro from XP pro and went to reinstall my
    > > printers, but I messed up somewhere and tried to delete the printers so I
    > > can
    > > start over. But everytime I try to do anything I get the error "Operation
    > > could not be completed (error 0x000006ba). The local print spooler
    > > service
    > > is not running." I went into services and made sure it was running (which
    > > it
    > > is), and restarted the spooler and my computer, but I still can't delete
    > > the
    > > printers or the drivers. Please help. Thank you very much.

    >
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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