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August 24, 2005 5:28:04 PM

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

After a system crash all printers are gone and when trying to add a printer I
get the message:
"Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running"
After starting the service manually and trying to add a printer I get the
message:
"Operation could not be completed" and the service is stopped again. I
looked at some of the previous answers and related topics (like article nine,
and Q324757) and followed the described procedures - with no luck. Still the
same behavior.
How can I fix this problem without reinstalling XP? How can I narow down the
source of the problem any further?
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 10:20:25 PM

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

Are you logged on as an Administrator?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"MT" <MT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8719E213-B132-48BA-9FF7-37093561516F@microsoft.com...
> After a system crash all printers are gone and when trying to add a
> printer I
> get the message:
> "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not
> running"
> After starting the service manually and trying to add a printer I get the
> message:
> "Operation could not be completed" and the service is stopped again. I
> looked at some of the previous answers and related topics (like article
> nine,
> and Q324757) and followed the described procedures - with no luck. Still
> the
> same behavior.
> How can I fix this problem without reinstalling XP? How can I narow down
> the
> source of the problem any further?
August 25, 2005 11:23:14 AM

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

Yes.

Looking through the system events shows that whenever the print spooler
terminates an error is generated from netevent.dll with the Event ID 7034 -
tried to replace this dll but that also did not help.

Any suggestions are welcome.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Are you logged on as an Administrator?
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
>
>
> "MT" <MT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8719E213-B132-48BA-9FF7-37093561516F@microsoft.com...
> > After a system crash all printers are gone and when trying to add a
> > printer I
> > get the message:
> > "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not
> > running"
> > After starting the service manually and trying to add a printer I get the
> > message:
> > "Operation could not be completed" and the service is stopped again. I
> > looked at some of the previous answers and related topics (like article
> > nine,
> > and Q324757) and followed the described procedures - with no luck. Still
> > the
> > same behavior.
> > How can I fix this problem without reinstalling XP? How can I narow down
> > the
> > source of the problem any further?
>
>
>
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August 25, 2005 1:02:03 PM

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

Ok I have it working again:
sfc /scannow and
sfc /purgecache

did the job for me - probably some corrupted file as I expected all along.


"MT" wrote:

>
> Yes.
>
> Looking through the system events shows that whenever the print spooler
> terminates an error is generated from netevent.dll with the Event ID 7034 -
> tried to replace this dll but that also did not help.
>
> Any suggestions are welcome.
>
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
> > Are you logged on as an Administrator?
> > --
> > Cari (MS-MVP)
> > Printing & Imaging
> >
> >
> >
> > "MT" <MT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:8719E213-B132-48BA-9FF7-37093561516F@microsoft.com...
> > > After a system crash all printers are gone and when trying to add a
> > > printer I
> > > get the message:
> > > "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not
> > > running"
> > > After starting the service manually and trying to add a printer I get the
> > > message:
> > > "Operation could not be completed" and the service is stopped again. I
> > > looked at some of the previous answers and related topics (like article
> > > nine,
> > > and Q324757) and followed the described procedures - with no luck. Still
> > > the
> > > same behavior.
> > > How can I fix this problem without reinstalling XP? How can I narow down
> > > the
> > > source of the problem any further?
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
August 25, 2005 1:29:06 PM

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

I'm still stuck here w/o a printer. I have tried several fixes but none were
fruit bearing. Any other ideas. I would really appreciate it. Thanks all
and "talk" soon.
--
Willard


"MT" wrote:

> After a system crash all printers are gone and when trying to add a printer I
> get the message:
> "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running"
> After starting the service manually and trying to add a printer I get the
> message:
> "Operation could not be completed" and the service is stopped again. I
> looked at some of the previous answers and related topics (like article nine,
> and Q324757) and followed the described procedures - with no luck. Still the
> same behavior.
> How can I fix this problem without reinstalling XP? How can I narow down the
> source of the problem any further?
Anonymous
August 25, 2005 4:17:50 PM

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

What's the error message?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"Walnut Willie" <WalnutWillie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ED14B653-47BC-40CE-ACF9-148EE7A3E542@microsoft.com...
> I'm still stuck here w/o a printer. I have tried several fixes but none
> were
> fruit bearing. Any other ideas. I would really appreciate it. Thanks
> all
> and "talk" soon.
> --
> Willard
Anonymous
August 25, 2005 5:05:03 PM

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

First: "Before you can perform printer-related tasks such as page set up or
printing a document, you need to install a printer. Do you want to install a
printer now?" I clicked okay and: "Operation could not be completed. The
printer spooler service is not running." I can't do a thing. Hopefully you
have encountered this before. Thanks for your effort.
--
Willard


"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> What's the error message?
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
>
>
> "Walnut Willie" <WalnutWillie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ED14B653-47BC-40CE-ACF9-148EE7A3E542@microsoft.com...
> > I'm still stuck here w/o a printer. I have tried several fixes but none
> > were
> > fruit bearing. Any other ideas. I would really appreciate it. Thanks
> > all
> > and "talk" soon.
> > --
> > Willard
>
>
>
!