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Print Spooler won't start

 
 
Scott
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      16th Aug 2003
My printer seems to have uninstalled itself. One day
it's working fine, next day I'm unable to print. When I
go into Control Panel, the printer is gone (no printers
are listed). When I try to use the add printer wizard I
get an error: "Operation could not be completed". After
researching, I'm told to check the print spooler service,
it's likely not started. When I try to start the print
spooler service, it gives me "error 1053: The service did
not respond to the start or control request in a timely
manner" (Note - it gives this error immediately. The
Service Control window displays for less than a second
before the error occurs.)

Any ideas?

 
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Frank
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      17th Aug 2003
I have the same problem!
>-----Original Message-----
>My printer seems to have uninstalled itself. One day
>it's working fine, next day I'm unable to print. When I
>go into Control Panel, the printer is gone (no printers
>are listed). When I try to use the add printer wizard I
>get an error: "Operation could not be completed". After
>researching, I'm told to check the print spooler

service,
>it's likely not started. When I try to start the print
>spooler service, it gives me "error 1053: The service

did
>not respond to the start or control request in a timely
>manner" (Note - it gives this error immediately. The
>Service Control window displays for less than a second
>before the error occurs.)
>
>Any ideas?
>
>.
>

 
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brenda
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      17th Aug 2003
If you go to administrative tools in the control panel
and go to services, scroll down to print spooler. Right
click and click properties, click the tab dependencies
and you will notice the print spooler depends on the
service Remote Procedure Call(RPC). Go back to the
service menu and scroll down to remote procedure call
(RPC), right click and click start. This will start the
RPC service allowing you to start the print spooler. If
you want them both to start at startup, right click,
properties, general, and change startup type to automatic
for both of them. If the RPC start function is greyed
out, you will have to go to the RPC properties, and
select either manual startup(starts when you manually
make it) or sutomatic(starts at startup) this list didn't
fix mine,so i went thru and started everything that
looked important and it works fine now, didn't even have
to restart
>-----Original Message-----
>My printer seems to have uninstalled itself. One day
>it's working fine, next day I'm unable to print. When I
>go into Control Panel, the printer is gone (no printers
>are listed). When I try to use the add printer wizard I
>get an error: "Operation could not be completed". After
>researching, I'm told to check the print spooler

service,
>it's likely not started. When I try to start the print
>spooler service, it gives me "error 1053: The service

did
>not respond to the start or control request in a timely
>manner" (Note - it gives this error immediately. The
>Service Control window displays for less than a second
>before the error occurs.)
>
>Any ideas?
>
>.
>

 
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Scott
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      19th Aug 2003
Found out the solution...on Expert-Exchange.com
.............
1) Put your XP CD in the CD Drive.

2) Start > Run > EXPAND /r "TheCDDriveLetter"\i386
\SPOOLSV.EX_ C:\Windows\System32

3) Start > Run SPOOLSV.EXE /install
...............
Then went into services and started the Print Spooler
manually. When rebooting, it now starts. I'm guessing
it was a corrupted spool file.

Scott


>-----Original Message-----
>My printer seems to have uninstalled itself. One day
>it's working fine, next day I'm unable to print. When I
>go into Control Panel, the printer is gone (no printers
>are listed). When I try to use the add printer wizard I
>get an error: "Operation could not be completed". After
>researching, I'm told to check the print spooler

service,
>it's likely not started. When I try to start the print
>spooler service, it gives me "error 1053: The service

did
>not respond to the start or control request in a timely
>manner" (Note - it gives this error immediately. The
>Service Control window displays for less than a second
>before the error occurs.)
>
>Any ideas?
>
>.
>

 
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      5th May 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by brenda
If you go to administrative tools in the control panel
and go to services, scroll down to print spooler. Right
click and click properties, click the tab dependencies
and you will notice the print spooler depends on the
service Remote Procedure Call(RPC). Go back to the
service menu and scroll down to remote procedure call
(RPC), right click and click start. This will start the
RPC service allowing you to start the print spooler. If
you want them both to start at startup, right click,
properties, general, and change startup type to automatic
for both of them. If the RPC start function is greyed
out, you will have to go to the RPC properties, and
select either manual startup(starts when you manually
make it) or sutomatic(starts at startup) this list didn't
fix mine,so i went thru and started everything that
looked important and it works fine now, didn't even have
to restart
>-----Original Message-----
>My printer seems to have uninstalled itself. One day
>it's working fine, next day I'm unable to print. When I
>go into Control Panel, the printer is gone (no printers
>are listed). When I try to use the add printer wizard I
>get an error: "Operation could not be completed". After
>researching, I'm told to check the print spooler

service,
>it's likely not started. When I try to start the print
>spooler service, it gives me "error 1053: The service

did
>not respond to the start or control request in a timely
>manner" (Note - it gives this error immediately. The
>Service Control window displays for less than a second
>before the error occurs.)
>
>Any ideas?
>
>.
>
I am new to this site - Hi!

Brenda, I am also suffering from this affliction.

Does your fix apply to Widows 7 too?

I've had a look and I can't follow what you have said.

If you can help i would be eternally grateful!
 
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