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Anonymous
August 23, 2004 12:42:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

My computer was working fine - now for some unknown
reason I cannot print. There are no printers installed.

When I go to Add Printer. I receive the following error
message "Operation Could Not Be Completed".

I followed the knowledgebase resolution steps for this
issue. And still cannot get it to work.

It appears the print spooler is stopped.

Please provide any advice. Thank you.
Anonymous
August 23, 2004 4:31:13 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Try starting the spooler service:

Start button -> Run -> Cmd -> type "Net Start Spooler" (without the
quotes) - now try going to Add Printer.

If the spooler service cannot be started - the spooler has a dependency that
was not resolved (started).

Best Regards,

Rene Pilon

info@gx2xs.info
www.gx2xs.info




"KK1016" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> My computer was working fine - now for some unknown
> reason I cannot print. There are no printers installed.
>
> When I go to Add Printer. I receive the following error
> message "Operation Could Not Be Completed".
>
> I followed the knowledgebase resolution steps for this
> issue. And still cannot get it to work.
>
> It appears the print spooler is stopped.
>
> Please provide any advice. Thank you.
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 3:41:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

I too have this problem. Even the fax does not appear in the printer
section of the control panel. from cmd i got error #1068 dependancy
group or service failed to start. I also get this message from the
admin tools>services area of the control panel.
On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 00:31:13 -0400, "Rene Pilon"
<info@NOSPAMgx2xs.info> wrote:

>Try starting the spooler service:
>
>Start button -> Run -> Cmd -> type "Net Start Spooler" (without the
>quotes) - now try going to Add Printer.
>
>If the spooler service cannot be started - the spooler has a dependency that
>was not resolved (started).
>
>Best Regards,
>
>Rene Pilon
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Anonymous
September 12, 2004 3:41:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Ah, it's a Lexmark. See Bruce Sanderson's article at
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

And pay particular attention to his special section on Lexmark printers....
steps 15 thru 17.
--
Cari (MS-MVP Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"lee mcmindes" <borgbilt@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>I too have this problem. Even the fax does not appear in the printer
> section of the control panel. from cmd i got error #1068 dependancy
> group or service failed to start. I also get this message from the
> admin tools>services area of the control panel.
> On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 00:31:13 -0400, "Rene Pilon"
> <info@NOSPAMgx2xs.info> wrote:
>
>>Try starting the spooler service:
>>
>>Start button -> Run -> Cmd -> type "Net Start Spooler" (without the
>>quotes) - now try going to Add Printer.
>>
>>If the spooler service cannot be started - the spooler has a dependency
>>that
>>was not resolved (started).
>>
>>Best Regards,
>>
>>Rene Pilon
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 4:17:12 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 10:47:20 -0700, "Cari \(MS-MVP\)"
<Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote:

>Ah, it's a Lexmark. See Bruce Sanderson's article at
>http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm
>
>And pay particular attention to his special section on Lexmark printers....
>steps 15 thru 17.
going back to the beginning(1-17). step one= there are no printers
(not even fax) in this section. clean spool leads me to this
unexpected result= clean spooler>select>browse for computers(here I
usually jput my computers name but this time I wanted to see what was
the 'select' way of doing it) >My Network Places>Entire
Network>Micorsoft Windows Network>Lazygroup>NOT accessable. you might
not have permission to use this network resource.
Does this mean someone has gotten into my system(i did this from
administrator, not my account with admin privilidges)?

back to clean spool, i entered my computers name choose not to delete
any of the options thyat popped up. when clean spool was finished a
message saying spool could not start because sevjice is marked for
deletion.
what's up with that?
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 4:17:13 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Reboot the PC.
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"lee mcmindes" <borgbilt@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> going back to the beginning(1-17). step one= there are no printers
> (not even fax) in this section. clean spool leads me to this
> unexpected result= clean spooler>select>browse for computers(here I
> usually jput my computers name but this time I wanted to see what was
> the 'select' way of doing it) >My Network Places>Entire
> Network>Micorsoft Windows Network>Lazygroup>NOT accessable. you might
> not have permission to use this network resource.
> Does this mean someone has gotten into my system(i did this from
> administrator, not my account with admin privilidges)?
>
> back to clean spool, i entered my computers name choose not to delete
> any of the options thyat popped up. when clean spool was finished a
> message saying spool could not start because sevjice is marked for
> deletion.
> what's up with that?
Anonymous
September 14, 2004 7:43:58 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

after two alnighters i decided to follow the DIRECTIONS exactly as
written, noting my computers response to each action.
I am pleased to say that the response to step 17 was= Print Spool
Service was started successfully. The biggest obstacle seems to be
the loose nut behind the keyboard.
Thanks for the help, ya'all
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 22:06:03 -0700, "Cari \(MS MVP\)"
<Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote:

>Reboot the PC.
Anonymous
September 14, 2004 7:44:51 AM

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PS I have a hp printer i want to install. Is it safe to do so now?
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 22:06:03 -0700, "Cari \(MS MVP\)"
<Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote:

>Reboot the PC.
Anonymous
September 14, 2004 7:44:52 AM

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Yes!
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"lee mcmindes" <borgbilt@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> PS I have a hp printer i want to install. Is it safe to do so now?
> On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 22:06:03 -0700, "Cari \(MS MVP\)"
> <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote:
>
>>Reboot the PC.
>
!