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Print spooler service not running

Last response: in Windows XP
October 10, 2010 6:36:24 PM

I've been trying to install a new printer. I don't have any other printers installed. When I try to install the printer, I get the message "The print spooler service is not running." What is wrong? How do I start the print spooler? Thanks!

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October 10, 2010 8:22:21 PM

From the start menu, go to Run.
Type "services.msc" and hit enter.
Scroll down the Services window and find "Print Spooler". Double click that.
In the center of the "Print Spooler Properties" window you'll find "Startup Type".
Set that to "Automatic" and hit apply at the bottom.
Then click the "Start" button under Service Status and click OK to close the window.

This will enable Print spooler and should allow you to continue with the installation.
October 17, 2010 6:02:48 PM

Best answer selected by forrestmosley.
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October 17, 2010 6:03:16 PM

Thank you very much! It works like a charm now!
December 26, 2013 10:51:33 PM

work but autometic stop... stop after dont send error...