Printers disappear after boot, need reinstall Tags: Laptops Windows 7 Boot Printers Last response: November 19, 2011 12:12 PM in Windows 7 Share thobo October 5, 2011 7:38:31 PM My laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 has an annoying problem. Each time the machine is booted all installed printers disappear and need to be reinstalled. This goes both for physical printers and .pdf printers. Does anyone out there have a fix for this problem - have searched the net for info without being able to spot other users with same problem. Best regards, /Thobo More about : printers disappear boot reinstall Chainzsaw a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 October 5, 2011 7:42:12 PM Don't restart /joke That is odd. By any chance do you have a proper Antivirus and antimalware protection? If so what are you using? Is this printer located on a network, or is it directly connected to your computer via USB? What type of printer is it? thobo October 5, 2011 7:50:39 PM Thanks for getting back to me in virtually seconds ! Will try to answer as good as possible :-) The machine is brand new, up to date using Windows Update, running F-Secure Antivirus for Workstations. The printer is a Brother MFC GW 9230 color laser printer on a wireless network. Related resources Windows 7: Hard Drives Disappear after Sleep Resume - Forum Printer Spooler reinstall - Forum Win 7 reinstall and SSD disappears - Forum Windows 7 won't boot or reinstall , even with new HD - Forum Old info in Boot .ini after formatting? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer iam2thecrowe October 6, 2011 1:30:50 AM maybe some corruption in windows, since its new and probably doesnt have much data on it, re-image it while you can, that should fix your issue. thobo October 6, 2011 4:51:16 AM @iam2thecrowe: "Re-image" - does that mean that I should re-install the OS from the bottom ? Will have to see if the media is in a hidden partition on the HDD - the machine is a Lenovo G560. thobo October 17, 2011 4:14:12 AM Problem solved. The OS did not start the print spooler service automatically - now fixed. Thanks your friendly replies :-) Jurgens October 17, 2011 11:20:19 AM How did you fix it? i had the same problem. i had to reload windows thobo October 18, 2011 8:09:25 AM Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative tools -> Services. Find the item Print Spooler and right-click. Set it to start automatically and hit OK, then reboot. Good luck ! gitar November 19, 2011 12:12:08 PM thobo said:My laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 has an annoying problem. Each time the machine is booted all installed printers disappear and need to be reinstalled. This goes both for physical printers and .pdf printers. Does anyone out there have a fix for this problem - have searched the net for info without being able to spot other users with same problem. Best regards, /Thobo Check out the link: http://serverfault.com/questions/147255/win-7-client-pr... and pay attention to answere nr 2. I do this evey time I run into the problem, hope it works for you too. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumInternal wireless adapter disappeared after XP reinstall ForumProblems Printing After XP Upgrade from 98SE ForumReinstall W7 ForumWindows 7 won't boot after removing secondary drive ForumHelp: After windows boots everything disappears!!! ForumWeird problem, need to reinstall wifi card drivers every boot ForumBF3, weapons disappear ForumMB & CPU Upgrade -- Do I need to reinstall OS? ForumDo i need to reinstall my OS after replacing the CPU ForumHow to reset RAID 0 after clean reinstall of Windows 7?? ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine ForumWhen I boot my computer, it just says frequency out of range. ForumHow do I roll back driver if win 7 wont boot? ForumWindows 7 admin profile problem, need help ForumMy PC wont boot More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !