Print spooler service


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I keep getting a message saying " Print Spooler Service is not running" when I try to print something. How do I start this service up?:cheers:
 
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what OS?

Need more information. There are many reasons this could come up.

Details assist us in assisting you.
 
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I'm pretty new to this computer stuff, but I'm learning so please excuse me if I ask a ignorant question. When I try to print a page from a website, a message comes up that say's add printer! Well,this is the first time this has happened. It's always printed before! Then when I click the add printer button, a message comes up that say's" The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine. Well, when I go into administrative tool's and click on services, I scroll down to print spooler, click the start button, and Error 1053 comes up and say's "Did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion". I don't know how fast your suppose to be, but I clicked that darn button pretty fast!Ha! Ha! Can you help?:confused:
 

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Ok. Perhaps I was unclear.

What version of Windows do you have?
What kind of printer do you have?


The first thing I would try is to remove and reinstall the printer. Print spooler issues can spawn from a multiple of causes. Low resources, such as not enough RAM (memory) installed can cause it.

Did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

The above error has nothing to do with how fast you click it. FYI. Computers, even really old ones, are faster than the human brain.
 
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Thank you Silverhazesurfer, your advice solved my problem! Perhaps in 15 or 20 years from now when I master this darn computer I will be able to help you out with a problem! Ha! Ha! Just kidding! Appreciate ya!!:bow:
 
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No problem.

Hang in there. They aren't that confusing once you understand a few basic concepts.

Glad you got it sorted.
 
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