print spooler not running


R

richard

I've tried installing my printer and I'm getting the
error 'print spooler service not running'.
I went into the services application to manually start
the print spooler and am receiving the following error.
Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.

How can I correct this. Will I have to re-install windows
to repair/replace the missing file? Is there an easier way?

Thank you
 
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C

Cari \(MS-MVP\)

Go to the Control Panel and click on Admin Tools. From there, click on
Services. Is there a line called Print Spooler?
 
R

Richard

I've already done this... I'm getting the error message
Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.- this
comes up when I try to start the print spooler.

Thank you
 
A

Alan Morris\(MSFT\)

which file cannot be found?

The print spooler consists of

spoolsv.exe
spoolss.dll
localspl.dll
win32spl.dll
winspool.drv
tcpmon.dll
tcpmib.dll
usbmon.dll


The spooler also depends on the Remote Procedure Call service to start.

--
Alan Morris
Windows Printing Team
Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 
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We found a user that had a similar problem. We believe that an interrupted Adobe Patch might have caused the issue. It turned out that the spoolsv.exe file had been removed from the system32 directory. We copied it back from i386 and the service started backup without issue.
 
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