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Printer Spooler Failing - Install new printer drivers

Q: Printer Spooler Failing - Install new printer drivers

Tried adding new HP printer drivers (m177 to a m452dn) however, now receiving a printer spooler failure with the resulting output:
Windows can't Add Printer.
The remote procedure call failed
and
Windows can't open Add Printer.
The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.
I've tried windows recover, importing a registry known working registry file and copy /spool from working donor, but continuing to receive the problem.

Is there a good resource or troubleshooting guide or documentation online to reference?
Running system file checker now to see if that will discover what occurred (sfc /scannow)

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Preferred Solution: Printer Spooler Failing - Install new printer drivers

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Arrrrrgh! New HP/Compaq Presario V6000 Notebook came loaded with Vista Home Premium. Once desktop opens, the dreaded message appears: "Spooler Subsystem App has stopped working." Tech support at HP/Compaq has not been able to start the Spooler & keep it started. When it is Off, no printer drivers can be downloaded (either from the Net, from a disc or from Vista's library of printer drivers. Bottom line: this computer cannot be hooked up to a printer. Arrrrrgh!

Something that might be a clue: NONE of the Services current Start-Stop; Manual/ Automatic/Disabled, setting can be changed. More accurately, when changes are attempted within Properties the attempt fails, either immediately or within a few seconds. In the case of starting the Printer Spooler, a small window opens saying that Windows is attempting to turn on the service and the bar begins to fill with green...but after a second or two, the bar stops filling and the window closes.

After not being able to solve the problem, HP's idea is to do a Recovery. Which I'd rather not. So, has anyone else encountered this problem and been able to come up with a fix? Arrrrrgh!

A:Printer Spooler Won't Start: Print Drivers Won't Install

Sounds like an errant setting within Windows itself. Short of changing every setting on the system, a System Restore will probably be the easiest fix available.

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I use Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. My problem is: Whenever I try to print something (word, pdf, or any other file); printer spooler stops working and when I check the “Devices and Printers” all the printer drivers seem to be disappeared.

I checked the “Print Spooler” in the “Services” tool; and set the "Recovery after subsequent failures" option to “Restart the Service”. Therefore all the printer drives coma back after 1 minute. However the spooler stops immediately again when the uncompleted printing job starts; hence I can not print anything more than a page.

Earlier in this forum, someone posted that Microsoft issued a hotfix for this problem ( hotfix 2388142) which can be downloaded from article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2388142.

I downloaded this hotfix and tried to install, however it gives an error message of: “The update is not applicable to your computer” and quits installation.

I did uninstall and reinstall all the printer drives, but this did not help either.
Any suggestion?
Thanks,

A:Printer spooler keeps stopping and printer drivers keep disappearing

Yeah, I had the same issue. Even when I went into services and restarted it, it would shut back down and the printers would disappear. I tried working with the registry like a few suggested, but didn't help. The only fix that worked for me was to go back about a week on the restore point, and then all the printers reappeared and worked...








  
Quote: Originally Posted by p33174



I use Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. My problem is: Whenever I try to print something (word, pdf, or any other file); printer spooler stops working and when I check the ?Devices and Printers? all the printer drivers seem to be disappeared.

I checked the ?Print Spooler? in the ?Services? tool; and set the "Recovery after subsequent failures" option to ?Restart the Service?. Therefore all the printer drives coma back after 1 minute. However the spooler stops immediately again when the uncompleted printing job starts; hence I can not print anything more than a page.

Earlier in this forum, someone posted that Microsoft issued a hotfix for this problem ( hotfix 2388142) which can be downloaded from article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2388142.

I downloaded this hotfix and tried to install, however it gives an error message of: ?The update is not applicable to your computer? and quits installation.

I did uninstall and reinstall all the printer drives, but this did not help either.
Any sugge... Read more

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My Mom has an HP laptop. She recently purchased a new HP printer and I have been trying for the last 4 days to get it to install/connect. I've been in touch with HP but the links they provide aren't resolving the issues.

First, using the CD that came with the printer: hangs up at around 85-90%. It doesn't not show up as installed. I copied the CD to the desktop, modified Setup.exe in CFFExplorer and Run as Administrator and it appears to completely install; however, when I go to Device Manager, it says no driver is found. I sometimes have the option to update and sometimes that seems to work but I can't access it through Add a Printer (which has the green bar run across the top, then pulsate and freeze).

Trying to install using the driver I download from HP results in no installing screen appearing but it does hang up in the background and the only way to stop it is to Restart. The same thing happens if I try to use HPs Wizard.

I've installed several HP printers through the years and not had this much trouble. That doesn't even include the dozens of times I've had to reinstall my own HP printer because of its contrariness!

Additionally, attempts to uninstall the old printer results in it hanging up/freezing soon in to the process, whether I try to uninstall from the Start menu, file or Uninstall program. I'm not even being able to get the Windows Updates to install - that process also just hangs up/freezes. FYI - I've not checked her machine in a while so there are ma... Read more

A:Unable to install printer drivers, uninstall old printer, update Windo

Hi columbia93, welcome to 7F!

Printers are touchy animals, when installing any printer you have to follow the install procedures exactly as described by the manufacturer.

This may be the root cause:





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FYI - I've not checked her machine in a while


Not that you haven't been able to check it, but there may be an accumulation of problems on your Mom's machine that also are stopping the update process.

I am trying to find one of 7F's tutorials on improving performance of a computer, but it boils down to cleaning out all detritus that a machine can accumulate of a period of time.
I did find this but there is another one: Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover The first three options would help

Run Antimalware/virus scans, run a Check Disk then a sfc /scannow then try to uninstall that old printer driver, and if that works shut down the machine, and try to install the printer without the HP disk, when it looks, but asks if you have the disk say no and allow the OS to install what it has.
It is my understanding that HP Printer drivers already come with Windows 7.

But do the cleanup first and see if that helps.

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<g class="gr_ gr_55 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="55" id="55">Problem</g> started a couple of weeks ago when I noticed that I could not print PDF files. I almost exclusively use
Google Chrome browser. When I would try to print a PDF file it would go to "Save" instead of "Print." Now I can not print anything. Not even a Word document. I think the printer spooler has gone AWOL on the computer.
I tried a fix that was listed in the Windows Vista forum that involved copying a bunch of code to Notebook, saving that on the Desktop as "spooler.reg" , then double clicking on this file & letting it do its thing...to no avail. Went to the
HP website & downloaded their support assist program to see if I could download the driver again, but it did nothing.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Hey, all.

I have an HP desktop and am trying to install an HP All in one series printer. I am using Vista. When I do the install, and error message comes up saying that the install can not be completed because the print spooler is stopped. I have looked in all the admin and configuration folders they suggest but i dont see any spoolers at all.

Please help.

Thanks
 

A:Trying to install printer/err msg no print spooler

You can use this method to start the print spooler.


Restart the service at a command prompt
Click Start,

click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.


If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
Type the following commands at the command prompt. Press ENTER after each command.
net stop spooler
net start spooler
exit
Welcome to TSG ChristineAiello.
 

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I can't install my brother printer model dcp-165c because the print spooler service keeps on crashing. will somebody help me out to repair fix or reset the spooler's settings? have tried different steps found on the web but no luck

A:Print Spooler issue- Don't let me install a printer

try into safe mode. make sure that's your driver is update.

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Apologies if not the right forum.

Am running ZT on Win 7 home premium 64 bit and have used HP LaserJet P1102w (wireless) successfully for over a year, until this past May. After a series of MS upgrades I could no longer print to the HP laser. Error Message is always "Print Spooler isn't running."

Uninstalled printer, deleted drivers, dl'd HP installation software, and restarted the print spooler in Admin Tools / services. HP software successfully locates the wireless printer, and window pops up for test page. I click and get the "print spooler not running." Nothing happens.

I restart the spooler, refresh the printer devices page, and nothing. I can then go back into the spooler and see "started." Just to make sure, click on restart, same status shows, close window and try to print; get the same spooler error message.

A second issue might be an old PDF I wanted to print, and now cannot delete from the default printer no matter what I try to do. How can I find and clear the printer job?

Anyone have an idea what is the problem(s) ?

Appreciate

A:HP printer re-install is no-go--err: print spooler keeps shutting down

Hello Codeguy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using the tutorial below to clear and reset the print spooler may be able to help.

Print Spooler Queue - Clear and Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Thankyou! Thankyou! Perrylea

If you are reading this, your solution helped me reinstall my printer. I was getting the print spooler app error message in Vista, as you were, and this is what I did upon following the advice in your blog. You definately helped me with a frustrating problem, and now I would like to help others with the same problem.

1. I went to Device Manager and clicked on View -> Show Hidden
Devices. Selected System Devices. And Uninstalled both the UMBus
Enumerator as well as the UMBus Root Bus Enumerator.

2. Rebooted.

3. Downloaded the drivers for my printer (Dell A960)

4. Installed the drivers for my printer from the download.

5. Printer worked.

This is this readers digest condensed version of Perrylea's solution.

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Hello,
I have a Brother 450 CW printer that is offline and when I try to print, it also says,"printing spooling." I was able to print on this print a week ago. Wondering how to fix it? We have a wireless connection. It shows 5 bars for the wireless connection on the printer. I have test printed on the printer to see if it works, it does work. I changed the print cartridges. I have went to the control panel and it shows that the printer is ready. So, what is the problem? I have went to services.msc, and restarted the print spooling. Still nothing. I have disconnected the printer several times. Still nothing. I am getting very frustrated! I am also running out of options. I did a system restore, thinking that would work. Nope. My wife installed the printer onto her computer and has the same problems. I did a Microsoft scan, and it came up that I had a trojan horse, but it was removed. Still have the problems. PLEASE HELP!!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 146475 MB, Free - 108173 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire one
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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So, i jus bought this brand new Canon Inkjet All in one printer. (MP250)
And i follow the exact directions from the manual to install into the computer, which are as follows:
1. If usb cord is connected between printer and computer, un connect and shut off printer.
2. Turn on computer, and insert Setup CD-ROM into the cd-rom drive.
3. Click run Msetup4.exe on the AutoPlay screen then click continue on the user account control dialog box.
4. Click EASY INSTALL.
5. Click INSTALL.
And by the time it starts to install, it cancels and a page pops up. and this is what is says.
PROCESSING CANNOT BE CONTINUED BECAUSE THE PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE HAS BEEN STOPPED. RESTART THE COMPUTER TO START THE PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE AND THEN START AGAIN.
Multiple times i have restarted my computer, and it always says the same thing..
Also, i have done the whole,
1. Click on start
2. right click on computer
3. click on manage
4. go to services and applications
5. click services
6. scroll down to print spoolers (spoolers)
and this has not worked for me because, the Print Spoolers and or Spoolers is not there.

A:Installing a canon printer, but it wont install due to a print spooler service stopping

PROCESSING CANNOT BE CONTINUED BECAUSE THE PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE HAS BEEN STOPPED. RESTART THE COMPUTER TO START THE PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE AND THEN START AGAIN.

Please proceed like that:
1- Click on start > run > CMD
2- Run this command: net start "print spooler"
That should start PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE.




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I recent purchased a a new computer with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and a Canon MG5220 Inkjet All-in-One printer. I have setup printer to be wireless (no problems). When I run the setup disk to start downloading the drivers, etc. I get the message that the Print Spooler Service stopped and to restart the computer. I have done that several times. Everytime have to restart the spooler in the print spooler properties only to have have it stop a few seconds later when I try to re-run the setup disk. I have deleted the files in the printer and driver files under windows\system32\spooler\drivers. There is a file called color in the driver filer. i have cleaned up the registry. I have tried the Window Fix. In other words, I have tried a lot of things to now avail. Help!!!

A:Printer Spooler Stops During New Printer Set Up

Welcome frustrated.
Assuming that you have installed the software before you plugged in the printer?

I have one real important questions. when you say you have cleaned up the registry, what did you use?

Also, what other programs are running when you tried to install the printer?
you said that you set the printer up to be wireless, how are you selecting it in the install printer option?

I rfecommend installing the printer via the usb cable first and then converting it to wireless connection.

you might try that before you get too frustrated..

Rich

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I recently bought a new desktop with Windows 7 as the OS.
Have a HP Laserjet 1018 and installed it. Worked fine for a couple of days and all of sudden I get this message when adding the printer (windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not running please restart the spooler or restart the machine).

So i tried to restart the print spooler and the only option I can choose is Start. I cant chose Stop, Restart and Pause. Its also assigned as automatic. When I restart my computer I still get the same message.

Can anyone give me some advice

A:Cant Add printer as printer spooler not working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by arcadian9


I recently bought a new desktop with Windows 7 as the OS.
Have a HP Laserjet 1018 and installed it. Worked fine for a couple of days and all of sudden I get this message when adding the printer (windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not running please restart the spooler or restart the machine).

So i tried to restart the print spooler and the only option I can choose is Start. I cant chose Stop, Restart and Pause. Its also assigned as automatic. When I restart my computer I still get the same message.

Can anyone give me some advice


Welcome Arcadian to the windows 7 support forums,
In order to assist you further would you please fill out your system specs, if you tag my response at the bottom left of your screen my specs will pop out.
Also I need to know the type of Windoes 7 you are using, 64 /32 bit.
Also did you have an installation disk that came with your printer and the method of install that you used?
Thanks for you patience.

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We have 7 computers on a local network 3 of them have local printers 2 and are brand new Vista equiped. we shared the local printers on the vista machines but they are unaccessable from one vista to the other... it works from an XP to a Vista, but not from a Vista to a Vista.... go figure.... When we try to add the printers, the error message that we get is: "windows cannot connect to the printer. the local print spooler service is not running. please restart the spooler or restart the machine."
I would appreciate any help...
Thank you

A:windows cannot connect to the printer the local print spooler service is not running please restart the spooler or restart the m

I ran into this exact same issue today.
 
The way we fixed it was by checking the Properties on the Print Spooler service under services.msc.
Go to the Log On Tab and make sure that the 'Local System account' option is selected along with the 'Allow service to interact with desktop' box.
 
Then set the Print spooler service to auto and start it.  After that you should have no problem installing your printer (s). 

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Hello, I am making my old USB printer to a wireless printer. The only problem is that, all my other computers are x86 and my computer is x64. My printer is Brother HL-2140. I have tired download windows XP x86 drivers from brother website but it did not work.

A:How to install x86 printer drivers on x64?

Usually both versions of the software for printers come on the same disc, may even have the Macintosh software on it or on a separate disc. But you do have to have the correct version for the version of Windows, e.g. x86 for 32-bit computers and x64 for the 64-bit computers. You can't use 32-bit drivers for most hardware on 64-bit computers nor vice versa. If the printer is too old there may not be suitable drivers for Win7, have seen a number of times where folks getting a new computer couldn't use the old one, same with separate scanners. But one can find 3-in-1 printers sometimes for less than a replacement set of ink cartridges. The 4-in-1 units include a Fax function for the Dial-Up phone line.

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I tried to login to a university network and that went fine but then when trying to install the network printers it stopped responding. The way I do it on XP is I connect to \\IP.ADDRESS\Printer.name and then it automatically installs the printer drivers but on Vista it doesn't work. Any ideas?
 

A:Printer drivers will not install

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HI,I have a CANON IMAGE CLASS MF 4450 printer that i have been trying to install on my PC it appears that i got all of the drivers except the one for the scanner because when i get to where i think i have all of the drivers installed it then tells me i need to install scanner drivers which so far is almost impossible i must have missed a step somewhere along the line any ideas would be appreciated thanks.
Heres my PC specs.
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 123 ?F
Windsor 90nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 375MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Dell Inc
Graphics
Panasonic-TV ([email protected])
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 (EVGA) 123 ?F
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DX 001-1CM162 SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 101 ?F
465GB Western Digital WD My Passport 0740 USB Device (USB (SATA)) 90 ?F
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653A SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
NVIDIA High Definition Audio

A:install printer drivers

Do you have aAdobe Acrobat Professional or any program which you can use to create PDF images?
I use Acrobat Professional and pull the images from the scanner
I'm not familiar with the device Canon model but you may need to set it up for scan to folder or scan to email. If is anything like what I used to work on and set up for Ricoh devices, it's more than loading a driver.

I'm jealous, you live up there in a beautiful place.

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I have Vista 32bit Home on an HP Pavillion laptop. When I try to install a new Brother 2140 printer USB, I keep getting "drivers not installed." Yes, I've followed every installation step precisely, uninstalled and re-installed several times, talked extensively to Brother helpdesk. Earlier I was just getting "access denied". The USB port sees the printer as "ready" but there are no drivers. HELP

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I have recently tried and failed to install two different printers on my laptop and neither would complete the installation process.
The most recent problem is with a canon mg5250 printer. It does not matter whether I install from the DVD or from a downloaded file (mg5200swin104ea24.exe) the installation stalls with the error message "An error occurred while files were being copied.:0001 0000"

My computer is an acer aspire 5580 running vista. It is not short of disc space.
The antivirus software is Sophos

I can't seem to get past this block.

Any suggestions?
 

A:printer drivers won't install

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Hi guys,

Kind of annoying problem here... I have an HP LaserJet 1200 hooked up via USB to a Mac that is running 10.5 (Leopard). For the printer's first 5 years or so everything was great. I could get new computers set up to print to the printer with no troubles, until recently.

Recently, I upgraded my computer to Windows 7 and wanted to get the printer working again. I attempted to install the printer using the HP LaserJet 1200 PCL 6 printer drivers. It connected to the printer alright, but every time I printed it came out with a PCL XL Error: "Error: UnsupportedProtocol" instead of my document.

Now, every time I try to connect a new computer (Windows 7 or Windows XP, doesn't matter) the printer automatically installs the PCL 6 driver for the printer... which always prints out an error instead of the document I want. I can't find a way to manually choose the driver when I'm adding it because it's a network printer, not one that's locally hooked up.

I tried installing the PCL 5 driver manually, but the printer still ONLY wants the PCL 6 driver that gives me the errors. I tried to go to "Server Properties" while in Printers and Faxes to roll back the PCL 6 driver, but Windows can't find a driver to roll it back to.

Now, if I physically hook the printer up to the computer via a USB cable, it installs the PCL5 Driver and it works... but that's only when it's plugged directly in.

I'm extremely frustrated a... Read more

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Hey guys Its InferneX, I've recently changed one of my PC to Windows 8 and I'm already having a huge issue installing a printer I bought a new printer

Cannon Pixma MG3100 though whenever I try to install the drivers and all the other program from the disk I get this problem that shows?

Now I've already restarted the PC and I still get the same problem.
I tried installing it without the printer on the PC, now also there's another thing I don't get, which is when i plug in the printer to the USB the computer does recognizes it.
Now please could someone help me solve this issue please thank you for your time.

A:My printer Drivers wont install: MP Drivers?? please help

Did you check printer site for updated drivers?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 7 64bit. I have an older printer (HP Photosmart C5280) which I downloaded the updated drivers when I got the laptop. They would not install. There is a fatal error at the end of the installation every time. The error does not have a number associated with it. I eventually ordered the disk from HP and tried an install from it. Same results.The print spooler is constantly being turned on by the install program so that means its always off which doesn't seem right to me. I think something is keeping that service off and may be the cause of my problems. Although I could be completely wrong too. lol I have no other printers installed.I have scanned the laptop with Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware, AVG, and Advanced System Care. Then tried installing the drivers again with the same results as before.I posted in another thread on this website I was instructed to uninstall Advance System Care and then run the following programs: Adware Cleaner, Security Check, and Junkware Removal Tool. The results are attached in the preceding link.Thanks for your help!Shannon

A:Printer drivers wont install

Are you trying to use the standard HP installer? I wouldn't do that because of the amount of bloated and useless software that it installs along with the printer driver. Try to find the .inf files in the setup files and let the Windows Found New Hardware Wizard install the driver. When the wizard asks for the location of the driver file, give it the location of the .inf files on the installation CD. I did that for my HP Deskjet F4580.

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I'm trying to install the driver for my HP Photosmart 1215 using the download from HP's website. But when I run the exe file to install it, I get an error window which reads:
"There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk0\DR0. I click on "continue" or cancel and this window appears:

My next step was to download the "iomdisk.reg" patch on HP's website which is supposed to correct any driver installation problems. I tried downloading the driver a second time, and got the same results....nothing.
I'm not sure why this won't install, but I should probably mention these 2 things:
1- I'm using a Sata harddrive (Western Digital model WD2500KS)
2- I installed a multi USB disk drive:
In addition I have a floppy, CD-rom, and Iomega zip. This has (by default) placed my harddrive at i:\ instead of c:\. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. I just need to get my printer working. Can anyone help me?
Bryan
 

A:Solved: Can't install printer drivers!

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I just bought a printer off the internet about a week ago. I plugged it into my computer and tried to install the drivers, but when I did they wouldnt install. I think the drivers might be outdated, if that is possible. I went on the companies website to look at their selection of drivers, and I found the printer that I purchased, unfortunately the drivers they had listed for it were for Windows 95, and 98 I believe. I have Windows XP on my computer, so I think that might be why they arent working. When I direct the computer to the folder where the drivers are it say something like "this folder doesnt contain information on your printer", or something like that. But that is the disk and software that came with the printer, and I even downloaded it off the website to be sure it was right, it still didnt work. Im truely a noob at this, so any help would be great. Thanks!
 

A:Printer drivers wont install

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Hi,

I cannot install drivers for HP 4110 All-in-One printer. Been using printer for years. HP's

All-in-One Web Release Photo & Imaging 2.0 was installed [nw2_021_W02_enu.exe but did not work.

HP Full Solution rw2_021_w02_enu.exe did not work.

HP Basic Feature installation gc_ep_w01_enu.exe did not work.

Installed software with USB disconnected. Connecting USB [with printer on] does nothing.

Please advise.

Thanks,

Joe
 

A:Cannot install drivers for HP 4110 All-in-One printer

What were you doing when the printer stopped working? Are the drivers that you are installing coming from HP's website?

What is the exact model of the printer? Is the C4110, the 4110v, the 4110xi, or the regular 4110? Also, what operating system are you using? Windows XP, XP 64-bit, Vista, Vista 64-bit, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Win98, OS X, OS 9, or Linux? HP has a different driver for each combination.
 

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I am trying to set up a new printer attached to the network. We have a cluster and need to install it on both nodes of the server, ie/ 1 and 2.
I have managed to install it on 1, but I am getting an error on the second one. At the end of copying the files, get an error saying that unable to install drivers for the printer and at the end it says "The operation has failed"
The drivers are PCL and PS. The PS works on the second, but the PCL fails.

The drivers have been downloaded from the net to have the latest.
Printer is HP Laserjet 3380.

Why is it that it installed on one node, but not the other.
Please help
 

A:Printer drivers fail to install

bumped and moved to Hardware.
 

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I am unable to install printer drivers!! Have tried three different printers.....NO LUCK!!!
Anybody have any ideas????

 

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I apologize in advance if this is not the proper forum for this thread.
Since AOL software was loaded on my Sony Vaio desktop w/ Windows XP Media Center Edition w/ sp2 I have not been able to use or install successfully printer drivers. I am no longer able to use my HP Phototsmart printer that was working without any problems before AOL 9.0 was installed.
When installing the driver for this printer and a Canon printer the failure to load the drivers is at the same exact point. When the software requests to attach the printer to the computer (I use a USB cable) the computer recognizes the printer in the system tray. Eventually, it states the the hardware did not install correctly. I received a printer device failure with the Canon and a similar error with HP.
I have went into Add/Remove programs to remove all instances of AOL but I noticed there are still references in the registry of AOL. I am still not able to install printer drivers successfully. A virus scan has found nothing as did a check of malware with ThreatFire 3.
Do you have any suggestions on how I can clean my registry completely of anything associated with AOL? My hope is that this cleaning will enable me to print again.

Thank you for looking.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16342 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (343 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO,
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

I am unable to install printer drivers. Have tried three different printers. NO LUCK!!

Anybody have any ideas?????
 

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Hi
I hope someone can help me with what, to me, is a great mess I have made in my computer (no blame, no excuses - well perhaps a little tolerance of my kackhandness would be appreciated ^_^).

Computer: HP Presario AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 1.77GHz, 1 gig RAM
Operating system: XP sp2
Printer: Epson Photo R245 (USB connected)

It all started with MS Net Framework trying to install every time I started the computer.
I foolishly followed net suggestions to remove various 'stuff' in /windows/system32. Now don't ask me what and why I didn't make a backup or do anything else sensible - I plead being not with it due to gnawing and grinding MS - sigh.

Then when I tried to reinstall the printer - it would no longer work - Windows was trying to install a "USB mass storage peripheral" every time I tried to add the driver. (Oh yes, just to add to your joy, my OS is in French, so the last is a translation.)

Now when I try to reinstall the printer driver, in safe mode, I think it's installed, but I think that the USB connection is not being found.

As you can see, I am in chaos. I can code in (simple) html, I can run up a HiJackIt log, I can usually fix most problems, both mine and those of others, but I know nothing of drivers, printers and USB sockets and USB root hubs (one of the messages suggested I check to it it there).

Please would someone help me? (I'd much rather not have to reinstall my system - I there is so much to saved/reinstall).

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A:is it that printer driver won't install, or is it the usb drivers?

What is the general state of your USB devices? Do the ports work? Do other USB devices get deteccted and work when plugged in? How does USB look in Device manager?
 

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hello
I have a USB multifunction laser printer. It is a Fuji Xerox CM205 f. I want to use printing and scanning.

I have the Win8 installation software from Fuji Xerox. The installation instruction says to connect and turn on printer and then install the software.
But I read that, when you connect a USB printer, Win8 will install the drivers. When then I install the Fuji Xerox software, then there are 2 printer installations?

So how should I do this?
Is it generally better to use the Win8 drivers? If yes, then I only have printer drivers and not the scan function.
Or should I use the Fuji Xerox installation. If yes, should I uninstall the Win8 drivers first before installing the Fuji Xerox software?

A:Printer install: drivers from Windows or from manufacturer

Installing the vendor's drivers should override the windows installed drivers. The vendor's drivers are needed for full functionality as you have found out.

I did that with all of the drivers in my system. I installed Win 8 and it installed the generic HD Audio Codec for the windows drivers and several other generic drivers. After installing Win 8, I installed the drivers from my motherboard vendor and it replaced the windows installed drivers with the motherboard vendor drivers.

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I have a new Epson Artisan 810 wireless printer. I have installed everything, all the drivers for scanning, faxing, etc., but the printer driver won't install. OS Vista premium home, SP2. Wireless works fine. Epson says it's the computer or the OS, and Gateway says they will try to help for $$.

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I am trying to setup an HP712C as my printer for computers at work, not networked. They use either Windows 2000 or NT. I downloaded the drivers for the printer, and also the Winzip utility but cannot get the file unzipped, and can't add the printer to the computers, one at a time. I have the four of them hooked up to a parallel switch. I don't have the disc for the printer, unfortunately. The same setup was done years ago for four other computers with the same switch and it works fine. Thanks for your help.
 

A:Solved: Install Printer/Drivers for HP 712C

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I have a perfectly good black laser printer, Canon Laser shot LBP-1120, Canon only supplies 32 bit driver for this machine and I have 64 bit how can I install it

A:how do I install printer in win 7 64bit with only 32bit drivers

I would give it a try. 32-bit software works on Windows 64-bit. I would think the printer would also.

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Hello,

I helped a friend upgrade his work computer from Windows 7 to 8. It mostly all went well except for two problems:

1. It doesn't want to run login scripts for their Windows SBS 2011 server, and
2. It won't recognize any printer we try to install.

I unjoined it from the network, and deleted the computer from the server, so now there shouldn't be any conflict with the server...

The first printer we tried to get to work was an HP P1006, and when we didn't have any luck, we tried a brand new Brother HL2270DW, but we STILL cannot get it to work, even though Brother tech support said it should.

Here's the last thing I tried: I went to devices and printers, click on any printer device, and
then "Printer server properties" at the top...
then go to drivers tab,
then click "Add..." which brings up the Add Printer Driver Wizard,
then click Next, and
then Next again for only x86 drivers,
then click the "Windows Update" button, and
then, after a pause, I select Brother on the left,
then "Brother HL-2270DW Series" on the right,
then click next,
then click Finish, and...

I get an error that says

Driver Installation Error
Windows can't instal the Brother HL-2270DW series kernel-mode print driver. To obtain a driver that is compatible with the version of windows you are running, contact the manufacturer.

Kernel mode driver? Straight from Windows Update? What's up with that?

Any ideas, anyone?

Thanks in advance,

--J

A:Can't install any printer drivers, even from Windows Updat

Do you have a driver disc for the Brother? Its best to install devices using the vendor supplied drivers (either download or disc) than the way you are doing it. If you have a Vista or Win 7 driver it should be Win 8 compatible. However, if you only have an XP driver you can try installing it using the XP compatibility mode.

The same goes for the HP printer.

In most cases when installing devices such as a Printer, you FIRST run the vendor's installer and then only physically connect the device when the install program tells you.

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I experienced some sort of driver conflict that prevent Windows 8 Pro from starting, so I did a Refresh. Didn't understand how that worked, so I got the nasty surprise that all my desktop programs and drivers were uninstalled.

So I've been reinstalling everything and just when I've finally got everything else in order I find out I can't install any printer drivers at all, despite being Windows 8 certified drivers. Not even PDFLite.

I get the message "error while testing for existing printer" followed by message "printer installation error -1001 (0)".

What's up with Windows 8 refusing all my print drivers? :(

A:Can't install any printer drivers on Windows 8 after refresh

Next time, you might have better luck using System Restore, using a restore point from before the driver conflict. System Restore can be started from the Windows 8 Recovery Environment by selecting the Troubleshooting option, then selecting System Restore. You likely rebooted into the Windows 8 Recovery Environment when your system wouldn't restart successfully.

The Windows 8 Recovery Environment is also available when booting your computer from a "repair disk" CD or DVD (you can type "recdisc" into the Search box available from the magnifying glass icon on the Windows 8 "Charms" bar, and then select the "recdisc.exe" icon to create such a disc). You can also create bootable USB from the "create a recovery drive" icon: type "Recovery" into the Search box, then select "Settings", then select the "create a recovery drive" icon.

The advantage to using System Restore is that most programs won't have to be reinstalled (and your personal files are kept safe, as well).
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RE: your present printer predicament
1) Unplug any connected printers. Power off wireless printers.
2) Remove any printers listed in the "Devices & Printers" applet in Control Panel.
3) If a Windows 8 driver is available from the printer's manufacturer's website, download the one that matches your version of Windows (64-bit or 32-bit).
4) Reboot.
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I have trouble installing a HP Color LaserJet 8550N printer (has JetDirect Printer Server 600N with IP address of 192.168.68.4) to my XPpro PC.
I was stuck when Add Printer Wizard ask me to “specific a Printer”. I selected “Browse for a printer” and came up with nothing (no printer). I tried selecting “Connect to this printer” but I do not know what name to type in (Example is \\server\\printer). I tried selecting “Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network” but I do not what URL to type in (Example is http://server/printer/myprinter/printer). Therefore, I cancelled the installation.
I had then installed its Printer Utility. The utility is capable of finding the printer and showing me it’s Properties. However, I still ended up with no printer listed to use in Printers and Faxes.
So, XPpro is a step backward in this case.
I could install this printer with printer server on W98/ME because their Add Printer Wizards allow me to use either the IP address or the hardware address to locate the printer server.
I hope I have described my problem well. Please help!

Randy
 

A:Can not install a HP LJ C8550N printer (with Printer Server card) to Windows XPpro

Double post.
Sorry Randy, its against the rules of the forum to double post the same problem in different forums. It makes resolution and follow ups too hard for many......
 

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I have trouble installing a HP Color LaserJet 8550N printer (has JetDirect Printer Server 600N with IP address of 192.168.68.4) to my XPpro PC.
I was stuck when Add Printer Wizard ask me to “specific a Printer”. I selected “Browse for a printer” and came up with nothing (no printer). I tried selecting “Connect to this printer” but I do not know what name to type in (Example is \\server\\printer). I tried selecting “Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network” but I do not what URL to type in (Example is http://server/printer/myprinter/printer). Therefore, I cancelled the installation.
I had then installed its Printer Utility. The utility is capable of finding the printer and showing me it’s Properties. However, I still ended up with no printer listed to use in Printers and Faxes.
So, XPpro is a step backward in this case.
I could install this printer with printer server on W98/ME because their Add Printer Wizards allow me to use either the IP address or the hardware address to locate the printer server.
I hope I have described my problem well. Please help!

Randy
 

A:Can not install a HP LJ C8550N printer (with Printer Server card) to Windows XPpro

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(1) Two machines on the home network: (a) Win7 x64, (b) WinXP x86.

(2) Two printers connected locally via USB to Win7 machine: (a) Canon MF4370dn, (b) Canon S800.

Both printers are now installed successfully on the Win7 machine.

(3) The S800 was supported immediately by Win7 as soon as I plugged in the USB cable. Drivers were installed successfully, and there was no problem at all.

(4) In contrast, the MF4370dn was not installed successfully when I plugged in the USB cable. However I was able to download a Win7 x64 driver installer file from the Canon support site (MF4370-4380_MFDrivers_Win_x74_EN-8.exe).

Running this self-extracting EXE and then running the resulting SETUP.EXE didn't actually install the printer, but it did plant the proper drivers where Win7 could then find them.

I then unplugged the USB cable and re-plugged it, and this time the Win7 new device discovery repeated and WAS now able to locate the necessary x64 drivers (planted by the EXE I mentioned above) and now the installation of the MF4370 was completed successfully.

(5) Next, I wanted to "share" the two printers which were locally connected to the Win7 x64 machine, and make them accessible to the WinXP x86 machine for printing.

This is standard procedure, by using the "Additional Drivers" button on Printer Properties -> Sharing tab. You simply have to check the x86 radio button, push the OK button, and then navigate to where the INF file is located for the x86 dri... Read more

A:Trying to install x86 drivers for Canon S800 printer on x64 Win7

I did a bit more investigation on the Microsoft-provided driver file I'd been pointed to, named PRNCA00t.inf.

Using a program named WinMount, I examined the 32-bit Win7 installation DVD I have, examining INSTALL.WIM.

It looks like the proper driver file for this printer was the other file I'd found through Google... PRNCA00x.inf, not PRNCA00t.inf.

I'm guessing the PRNCA00t.inf file is for this printer but for a different environment (maybe for Vista instead of Win7?). I don't know why Microsoft support latched onto that file for me with that hardware id of S8001A09 for Win7. Anyway, PRNCA00t.inf was not on my 32-bit Win7 installation DVD.
So, just on a flyer, I copied that particular folder off of the 32-bit Win7 installation DVD, which looked like it was the official 32-bit Win7 installer for the S800... if I'd installed x86 Win7 instead of x64 Win7.

I then repeated my "Additional Drivers" process, pointing to this new folder.

Well, this time it gave me a totally different totally fatal error... rejecting this completely. Something about "cannot find driver for the proper architecture".

If this was the 32-bit Win7 driver, maybe that's not acceptable as the second driver for a printer where the 64-bit Win7 driver is already installed as the first driver. Maybe the second driver has to be for a completely different OS?
Anyway, this attempt to use the S800 driver folder from the 32-bit Win7 installation DVD has apparently also failed totally, ... Read more

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Is there a way to install the drivers for an HP Laserjet 1022n printer with the printer being connected to the computer or another computer on the same LAN?

The owner of our company uses PCanywhere (version 11) to connect from a PC at his home in California to a desktop PC in our office in the Chicago area. Both computers are running Windows XP Pro. His old HP printer died in California and was replaced with the Laserjet 1022n. The correct drivers were installed on that PC and the printer is working correctly.

In order to run programs remotely on the desktop in Chicago and print from them to the printer in California, the correct printer drivers need to also be installed in Chicago. The HP Laserjet 1022n does not show up in PCanywhere's "Add a printer" list of printers. The PCanywhere instructions say to download and install the drivers for any printers not in the list.

I downloaded the 368 MB driver package from the HP site here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=439323&lang=en#

I was able to extract the driver installer package with no problems. When running the installer, I get to a point where it asks if the printer is connected locally or on a LAN. In either case it will not complete the installation until it finds the actual printer.

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A:Solved: Install HP 1022n drivers without printer attached?

Did some experimenting this afternoon.

1) Tried the HP driver installer again. I terminated it in Task Manager when it got to the screen asking for the printer connection type.

2) Restarted the PC

3) Started PCanywhere manager and went to "Add Printer". The 1022n and a few other HP 10xxx models showed up in the list of installed drivers. Selected the 1022n and installed it without any reported errors.

4) The 1022n showed up in Windows' Printer a Faxes control panel and it's port settings were for PCanywhere. I made it the default printer.

5) Keeping my fingers crossed for when the owner goes to California in the next couple of weeks and actually tries PCanywhere with his new printer.
 

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Hello guys. I urgently need to install Evolis Primacy card printer. I cannot install software without it. I want to download something online. It directly print online. If you guys help me i will really appreciate.
I am using windows 7 64bit
 

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I tried to restart it like the utube video
But it said this

Error 0X800706b9: not enough resources are available to complete this operation
 

A:Printer spooler

Hello and welcome to TSG,

Continue as follows please:

Change the download folder setting in the default Browser so all tools we may use are saved to the Desktop:

Google Chrome - Click the "Customize and control Google Chrome" button in the upper right-corner of the browser.
Choose Settings. at the bottom of the screen click the
"Show advanced settings..." link. Scroll down to find the Downloads section and click the Change... button. Select your desktop and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox - Click the "Open Menu" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. Choose Options. In the downloads section, click the Browse button, click on the Desktop folder and the click the "Select Folder" button. Click OK to get out of the Options menu.

Internet Explorer - Click the Tools menu in the upper right-corner of the browser. Select View downloads. Select the Options link in the lower left of the window. Click Browse and select the Desktop and then choose the Select Folder button. Click OK to get out of the download options screen and then click Close to get out of the View Downloads screen.
NOTE: IE8 Does not support changing download locations in this manner. You will need to download the tool(s) to the default folder, usually Downloads, then copy them to the desktop.

Next,

Follow the instructions in the following link to show hidden files:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-see-hidden-files-in-windows/

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I'm a college student and I'm trying to print my paper but its not working. I keep getting the error message that the printer spooler isn't working and not enough resources are connected. help please !!!
 

A:Printer Spooler

Try:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...h/e1dfc5d2-cc22-43fe-9721-de813b3c85fa?auth=1
 

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is there anyone encountered this kind of problem?
heres the story one of our client in my work ask me to connect his unit to other unit have a printer.. when im connecting to the shared printer an error pops out
on my screen and said "unable to connect printer spooler is not running".. i click the start and run the services.msc and click the printer spooler as of my observation sees it automatically stop.. even i already click the start... i checked on the other unit and it seems run automatically after the boot and never stop again this problem brings me a hard day.

A:Printer Spooler

Does the unit you're connecting to another unit with the printer also have the printer software installed?
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I have a Toshiba laptop (gift last Xmas) just purchased a new hp all in one printer 2132. Cannot get the printer to install either by downloading the soft ware or by the CD that came with the printer. I get an error message that says the printer spooler not working restart computer. Can any one help??
 

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Spooler service not running on Windows7 .I've checked MSC and get Error 3 system cannot find the path specified.
Thank You
 

A:Printer spooler

moving this to hardware, not sure it's a virus/malware issue.
 

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