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Re: Print Spooler is AWOL

Todd Heiks
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      8th Jan 2010
Start by saving that file to your desktop and double clicking it.

"McSmiley" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> No, because I do not know how to do that let alone how to find it.
> Todd Heiks;1633400 Wrote:
>> Did you try putting it back in the registry?
>> HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler
>> "McSmiley" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>> message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >
>> > Hi I am not sure this is the right forum but here goes.
>> >
>> > I am running Vista Home Premium. I have had to re-install Vista

>> three
>> > times since I got my computer about three years ago (the 1st time

>> Vista
>> > just crashed, 2nd time I had a virus, and last November I kept

>> having
>> > problems with my print spooler and the technician suggested that to

>> fix
>> > this we would have to reinstall Vista yet again). I also had a

>> similar
>> > problem with the print spooler back in the summer of '09. That

>> problem
>> > was fixed by my computer technician and every thing seemed fine.
>> >
>> > I run three printers off a hub all connected using USB. I have a

>> Canon
>> > Pixma IP4200, HP Laserjet 1012, and a HP Color Laserjet CP1215. The
>> > technician who repaired my problem reinstalled all the newest

>> drivers
>> > from the manufacturers websites after reinstalling Vista.
>> >
>> > On January 1st we used all three printers a number of times. When I
>> > went to use the printers on January 2nd, the computer informed me
>> > basically I had no printers installed and did I want to install one.

>> I
>> > went to Services, thinking I had to restart the print spooler. When

>> I
>> > scrolled down I found that the print spooler file had *vanished*.

>> There
>> > was no spooler file.
>> >
>> > I have tried going online and following all the fixes offered by

>> others
>> > but to no avail. I even went to Microsoft's site and installed and

>> ran
>> > their "Fix it" program, I have tried using system restore, again no
>> > luck. I have tried going to RUN and "cmd >sc query spooler" and got

>> an
>> > error code 1060 -"The specified service does not exist as an

>> installed
>> > service" I tried RUN>CMD>sfc /scannow (and put your vista disk

>> inside
>> > the drive) and again no luck.
>> >
>> > One common thing I did discover however, is that my print spooler
>> > problems always seemed to occur right after a Microsoft automatic
>> > update. I tried deleting these updates but again to no avail.
>> >
>> > After more than 30 hours of research and trying fixes I am very

>> close
>> > to giving up and going down to buy an iMac. I hope someone out there

>> has
>> > a solution. I do not want to reinstall Vista again! I do not want to
>> > spend any more money. One technician has suggested I switch to

>> Windows
>> > 7. That means more dollars spent for a new operating system, data
>> > backup, and my time. My patience is wearing very thin. Hopefully

>> someone
>> > has an answer?
>> >
>> >
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