Print Spooler won't start

Discussion in 'Windows XP Print / Fax' started by Scott, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    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?
     
    Scott, Aug 16, 2003
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  2. Scott

    Frank Guest

    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?
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Frank, Aug 17, 2003
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  3. Scott

    brenda Guest

    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?
    >
    >.
    >
     
    brenda, Aug 17, 2003
    #3
  4. Scott

    Scott Guest

    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?
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Scott, Aug 19, 2003
    #4
  5. Scott

    Barneyboy48

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    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!
     
    Barneyboy48, May 5, 2010
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