cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


  1.    28 Sep 2009 #11
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    H2S04,
    Sorry for my delayed response.
    Print Spooler is in fact present when running services.msc.
    When attempting to start Print Spooler the following error appears;

    "Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer
    Error 5: Access is denied"

    Then when entering SC QUERYEX SPOOLER in command prompt;

    SERVICE_NAME: spooler
    Type 10 Win32_own_process
    State 1 Stopped
    Win32 Exit Code 0 <0x0>
    Service Exit Code 0 <0x0>
    Checkpoint 0x0
    Wait Hint 0x0
    PID 0
    Flags

    Thanks for your help again!!
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  2.    30 Sep 2009 #12
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Tom
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  3.    30 Sep 2009 #13
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    Have you recently installed any new software?
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  4.    03 Oct 2009 #14
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    Thank you for your reply, I have not installed any software since incurring this problem and have uninstalled any Microsoft updates that were installed for at least a month prior to experiencing this problem.
    Any other ideas?
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  5.    05 Oct 2009 #15
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    Is anything showing up in event viewer? Here is a detailed guide:
    cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied Attached Files
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  6.    05 Jan 2010 #16
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    Nothing related is appearing in event viewer, when attempting to print I still get the message that i need to restart spooler or the machine but am unable to restart spooler even when trying to do so as admin, error message= Access is denied.
    I have deleted all drivers and updated to no avail, I still cannot add printer as the spooler service is required to do so.
    Any ideas?
    Please help,
    Thank you.
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  7.    05 Jan 2010 #17
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    Did you check in services to see if the print spooler is disabled or set to manual ? I don't know if that would make a difference or not.
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  8.    06 Jan 2010 #18
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    Thanks JimJoe,
    The Print Spooler is set to Automatic and I am unable to start the service when I select Start, the resulting error is;
    Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
    Error 5: Access is denied.
    Any other suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.
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  9.    06 Jan 2010 #19
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    hello
    I don't want to step on any toe's here , but I was reading this problem and found (in another forum) what worked for another guy. so I copied it and will paste it here.......hope it helps!!



    This is the help suggested from another page:

    You can try the following steps:
    Right click on start --- Left click on explore ---- Go to i386 folder from C
    drive --- search for the file spoolsv --- Copy the file spoolsv and paste in
    C:\windows\system32.

    If you can find the file and complete these steps it should be able to be restarted.
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  10.    07 Jan 2010 #20
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    Re: cannot restart print spooler error 5 permission denied


    Thank you for your suggestion Kenny, I was able to locate the spoolsv.exe file in system32 folder.
    I did however realize i had earlier incorrectly posted that there were not any related errors in event viewer, the results are;
    Unable to initialize the security package Kerberos for server side authentication. The data field contains the error number.
    The Print Spooler service failed to start due to the following error:
    Access is denied.
    The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error:
    The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

    These 3 errors seem to appear regularly.
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