Error Message:"Print Spooler Service Not Running"

Error Message:"Print Spooler Service Not Running"

Post by Heik » Sun, 05 Sep 2004 07:51:14


After installing Service Pack 2 for Windows XP
Professional I suddenly could not print anymore. I
checked the printer settings, and my printer was not
listed anymore. When I tried to set it up again (Add
Printers) I got an error message that says "Operation
could not be completed. Print spooler service not
running". I restarted the printer and the computer but no
luck. What can I do to fix this?

Thanks!

Heiko
 
 
 

Error Message:"Print Spooler Service Not Running"

Post by Colin Nash » Sun, 05 Sep 2004 08:40:43


Go to Start ---> Run ---> type SERVICES.MSC ---> double click on Print
Spooler. Make sure the startup type is automatic and make sure it is
'started'

Also make sure the "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" Service is started +
automatic


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Colin Nash
Microsoft MVP
Windows Printing/Imaging/Hardware