How do I fix this: Print spooler service is not running??

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    I can't print anything! It keeps saying "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running." Please help me!
     
    Guest, Jan 29, 2004
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    >-----Original Message-----
    >I can't print anything! It keeps saying "Operation

    could not be completed. The print spooler service is not
    running." Please help me!
    >.
    >Try setting the print spooler service to automatic.

    Admin tools>services>print spooler right click on it and
    select properties set to automatic (RPC) Remote
    Proceedure Call also needs to be runnung.
     
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    ----- jillthursdale wrote: ----

    I can't print anything! It keeps saying "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running." Please help me!
     
    Guest, Apr 19, 2004
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    ----- jillthursdale wrote: ----

    I can't print anything! It keeps saying "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running." Please help me!
     
    Guest, Apr 19, 2004
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    roger Guest

    Hi,

    Go to Start > Run and type
    net start spooler

    If this doesn't help, uninstall and reinstall the printer drivers
    according to the instructions in this page:
    http://www.coribright.com/Windows/Article One.htm

    Good luck


    On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 08:26:15 -0700, Delboy <derek.(delboy)@btinternet
    ..com> wrote:

    >Printer Epson C42UX----Spooler Sub -System App has encountered a problem & needs to close. p
    >further message --TO install printer etc etc---" Epson ready"
    >next mesage Printer Properties --- Print spooler service is not running
    > I am not an expert so I would like to know how I can resume printing
    >Many THanks in anticipation. m
    >
    > ----- jillthursdale wrote: -----
    >
    > I can't print anything! It keeps saying "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running." Please help me!
     
    roger, Jun 3, 2004
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    Ok if anyone cannot print or install a printer because it says The print spooler service is not running then follow these easy steps to get the service running

    start>control panel>administrative Tools>Services>scroll down to print spooler>right click it>click properties>make sure you are on the general tab>go down to startup type and make sure its on automatic>then hit apply>then click the start button under the service status>apply again>hit OK. now exit all of the services and administrative tools and go to where your printer and faxes are located and now try to install a printer or try to print.


    Hoped i Helped :)
    1st post to (signed up to say this cause no site says this just one of my ways of fixing things)

    just saw a post above i missed you do need remote procedure call (rpc) running same thing with starting then print spooler. but check if the remote procedure call (rpc) is started because that needs to be running.

    sorry i missed that post but just explained a bit better for people who might have no idea what they are doing :)
     
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    Thank you, the problem with my print spooler, has been resolved.
     
    Tiupaulo, Jul 8, 2008
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    does anyone know what would cause this in the first place? Is there a virus that goes around disabling print services?

    I've had this happen to a few systems, and on some other systems on our network we've had print spoolers that just kept crashing.

    Our "network tech" that doesn't even work for our organization has said to install Avast Antivirus Home Edition.... it really bothers me he'd install such a garbage a/v and think that a free home edition will hold up here. I mean if they are going to go free, at least use AVG... avast was ranked 13th.. AVG was 4th on http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
     
    FogJuice, Jul 11, 2008
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    Avast is good, windows is not!

    Lots of viruses try/attempt to exploit parts of the code around this area of windows operating systems.

    Avast Antivirus home edition is an excellent anti-virus. Most of the reviews that discredit it (maybe all) must be paid for by the competition. I say that because I run virtual machines to test hacker ware on servers (keygens and hacked items that users post) and NOD and Avast are the ONLY consumer-based anti-viruses that consistenly CATCH or FIND the threats- kapersky sometimes. Norton and Mcafee almost never. AVG is decent as well- but Avast is the most "transparent" anti-virus we've found so far (transparent = runs without hogging system resources or slowing down the PC- so great for older or busy computer systems!) AND it is free.

    For non-heuristic antivirus/detection I gamble all our network machines' first line of defense on Avast so far. AVG is 2nd choice. The pay-to-use ones just are not as good, hands down. I have Avast home on over 300 machines. Of course all traffic passes through linux based network with it's own protection, and all hosting is on linux hosts- which CAN find and catch all the problems.

    NO ANTI-VIRUS, especially consumer based, is capable of detecting sophisticated hacker ware or code that it designed to exploit weaknesses in a system. Simply, it can not be done in windows; you can not completely protect a windows operating system. More than half the stuff we find and test is malignant and incredibly difficult to detect, though often it won't destroy something like the RPC in windows. The biggest problem with these "hidden viruses" is that they CHANGE the original code that windows uses, without discretion on what it might completely affect (why would they care?)- and windows OS's are like spiderwebs- change a few lines of system code and a week later your USB camera won't work and then you can't log into the net or find a printer. Go figure.

    So the trick is, either
    1) keep a handy ghost image and back your files up all the time (including MBR and partition tables)
    2) Be prepared for problems down the road
    3) Stay off the internet as much as possible- or only use ONE internet machine and keep it OFF the LAN!
    4) switch OS's to something like the new consumer-accessible Ubuntu or SUSE- both rock and are so much like windows that within an hour you'll be back on the internet and DL viruses to your hearts content, without so much as a sneeze- immune to all of them, on an OS that's rock stable and just as good looking and easy to use now as windows, of any and ALL variants.

    If you DO decide to check out either SUSE or Ubuntu, both are COMPLETELY FREE, as easy to install (easier) than windows (any) and can be DL over a fast internet connection within 20 minutes usually (1cd, depending) and you can install and TRY THEM OUT without commiting to having or using them or switching to them as your new os- if you DON'T like either, simply delete them or eject the CD!

    Without looking I think the links and info are...

    www.ubuntu.com
    www.opensuse.com

    Ubuntu 8.04 just came out- rock stable
    openSUSE v11 the same.

    RPC errors are common viruses and areas where windows gets broken- a symptom of "usage" of a operating system that is too fragile and simply little things get a little messed up, at best, in the registry.
    If you have too many issues or problems with RPC errors, after 2-3 hours, simply reinstall or try a windows repair- any more time spent and not fixed and you're totally wasting your time- probably can NOT BE fixed without a reinstall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Print spooler problem, if nothing works try this.

    ,Ok if anyone cannot print or install a printer because it says The print spooler service is not running then follow these easy steps to get the service running

    start>control panel>administrative Tools>Services>scroll down to print spooler>right click it>click properties>make sure you are on the general tab>go down to startup type and make sure its on automatic>then hit apply>then click the start button under the service status>apply again>hit OK. now exit all of the services and administrative tools and go to where your printer and faxes are located and now try to install a printer or try to print> and if all of the above dont work and it shows 1503 error etc , use your xp cd and run repier from setup computer hopefully you will find the solution.
     
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    thanks that worked a treat
     
    Marko30, Nov 22, 2008
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    Print spooler service is not running

    OK, I checked and both he Print Spooler and RPC are set to Auto, and they are started. Still no connection to the printer. Right mouse on the default printer (shared) says it cannot connect. MS Help is as usual useless. Any other suggestions ? Thanks in advance.
     
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    spooler problems

    i tried doing the printer spooler reatart you suggested, yet it still doesnt work, still says printer spooler is not running etc
     
    teessidetone, Apr 6, 2009
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    Your advice set me on the right track but also right click on "LexBce" and start. Thanks for the help
     
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    also right click on "LexBce" and start.
     
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    Thanks you very much..The Issue with my printer is resolved


    Thanks you very much..The Issue with my printer is resolved
     
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    Thanks you very much..The Issue with my printer is resolved



    Thanks you very much..The Issue with my printer is resolved
     
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    Thanks you very much..The Issue with my printer is resolved
     
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    I just wanted to say THANK YOU JORDAN G!!!
    I had the same "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running" problem as some others. Your instructions were easy to follow, they worked perfectly.
    Thank you again for your help!
     
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    THANKS [​IMG] JORGAN G , YOUR SOLUTION WAS PERFECT, SIMPLE AND WORKED INSTANTLY MY PRINTER'S WORKING NOW...

    HAPPY DAYZ

    TC
     
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