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Error Message:"Print Spooler Service Not Running"

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September 3, 2004 7:51:14 PM

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

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
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September 3, 2004 11:40:43 PM

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

"Heiko" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5e9101c49208$83fce840$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> 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

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
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