Re: Print Spooler is AWOL

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Print / Fax / Scan' started by Todd Heiks, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Todd Heiks

    Todd Heiks Guest

    Start by saving that file to your desktop and double clicking it.

    "McSmiley" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > 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" <> wrote in
    >> message
    >> news:...
    >> >
    >> > 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?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > McSmiley
    >> > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >> >

    >
    >
    > --
    > McSmiley
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >
     
    Todd Heiks, Jan 8, 2010
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