Had my Laserjet 120 for many years on this system and suddenly a couple of weeks ago it stopped working.
I've tried to re-install driver with out success. It says Print Spooler Services are not running so I go to Services and start it and make sure it is on Automatic mode. Then I can see the printer again but only for a short while (some seconds) before it is not running again.
Is it a hardware or software issue? If it could be solved by buying a new USB cable I'd be happy. But if I have to reboot the whole system. well, then thats what I'll do.
In where you manage the service, go to recovery tab and select restart service after 1st, 2nd and subsequent failure. Happened to me on a window 7 machine with the audio service. I applied this fix but still finds it too annoying and decide to reboot. I still don't know what causes it but I suspect a window update stuff it up.
I use Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. My problem is: Whenever I try to print something (word, pdf, or any other file); printer spooler stops working and when I check the “Devices and
Printers” all the printer drivers seem to be disappeared.
I checked the “Print Spooler” in the “Services” tool; and set the "Recovery after subsequent
failures" option to “Restart the Service”. Therefore all the printer drives coma back after 1 minute. However the spooler stops immediately again when the uncompleted printing job starts; hence I can not print anything more than a page.