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Lenovo T60 - Undocking halted by print spooling service??

Q: Lenovo T60 - Undocking halted by print spooling service??

Okay, this a fairly new one as I cannot find a single documented instance of this on the entire internet.....

Hardware - T60 thinkpad
OS - WinXP
Accessories - Docking station

I've deployed about a hundred of these things and this is the first time I've seen this message.....(not verbatim)

"The undocking sequence cannot continue because the print spool service needs to be stopped."


Fair enough, but I can't tell my user to keep going into the computer management services to turn the service on and off. My boss would kill me.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? My final resort would be to re-image the thing (as also suggested by IBM themselves). The problem is that would be a major hassle as this guy is an attorney and always on the run.

Any and all suggestions will be entertained....even the ones involving alchemy.

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A: Lenovo T60 - Undocking halted by print spooling service??

Disconnect the printer, and then what happens?

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Everything was working fine (for the most part) on Windows XP SP2 for months.

Now all the printer installations have disappeared. This was shortly after refusing to upgrade ZoneAlarm but downloading it for my laptop. When trying to reinstall, I get the message that "the print spooling service is not running" and the printer, HP 1012, will not install.

I tried starting it manually per advice from HP'w web site and it does not stay started. I recently backed up the whole hard driver onto a new one. I copied the spoolsv.exe to the desk top and put a copy on the new drive where I can find it again. I then took the back up copy of spoolsv. exe and copied it into Windows on the C drive. I was warned that I was replacing a file of the same name with the same date. I copied over anyway and tried it again.

I got the same error message.

I tried to see if I could repair it with my XP Pro disk but I was warned that this was an older version and was strongly recommended that it did not do it. So I stopped that.

Any suggestion?



A:Print Spooling Service

Do you have this printer installed as a network printer of just a slave printer for one computer only?

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Greetings all!

All of a sudden I can not print anymore. My hp printer and my acrobat printer/distiller is gone.

I have tried to open a Command Window and type in net start spooler. It tells me that print spooler service is starting and that it was started successfully. Now I go back to CP and to Printers and it gives me the same error!

I have also check in the computer management area and the setting is automatic for the spooler.

I have also used the windows resource tool kit to help solve the problem and it too has failed.

Spoolsv.exe doesn't show up in my process's running list either!

I need help! So if anyone can help I would be very greatful!


A:Print Spooling Service is Not Running. Need Help

first try system restore...go back about a week before problem started...have you added any new hardware or software recently or updated windows

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Greetings all!

All of a sudden I can not print anymore. My hp printer and my acrobat printer/distiller is gone.

I have tried to open a Command Window and type in net start spooler. It tells me that print spooler service is starting and that it was started successfully. Now I go back to CP and to Printers and it gives me the same error!

I have also check in the computer management area and the setting is automatic for the spooler.

I have also used the windows resource tool kit to help solve the problem and it too has failed.

I need help!


A:Print Spooling Service is Not Running(RESOLVED)

Hello and Welcome to TSF

This has been resolved here

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I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right forum, so my apologies in advance if it's in the wrong place.

I have 2 printers connected 2 a win98 Dell PC and have 2 XP Dell laptops that use the printers. I have had an HP laserjet 5MP and an HP color inkjet 1100 connected to it. The spool time to the 5MP has been normal. When I connected the HP 1100 a year ago, the spool time was very slow and it took a long time to get the print dialogue box to open, but I (ignorantly!) assumed it was the printer and since I don't use it often, just didn't deal with it. I just replaced the 5MP with a HP laserjet 2420 and it is slow, slow, slow to spool, to open a print menu, to open print properties, etc. When I turn print sharing off, it both printers print fine. I'm wondering if the win98 machine just doesn't have the processing speed necessary, but before I buy a print server or get an XP desktop to connect the printers to, thought I'd try to get some insight into the problem.

Thanks for any help!

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Not really sure exactly which forum to post this under, so I'm starting here!

I have two PCs on a small home Ethernet network (conencted to broadband router). Each PC has a directly-connected printer, which is the default printer for the PC to which it is attached. So far, so good!

I have added another printer to the network. This has an Ethernet conenction and its own internal print server. Each PC can select and print to that printer individually OK, as an alternative to its default printer.

Problem - if one PC happens to try to print to the network printer when it is already busy printing another file, then instead of the second print being put in the queue for that printer it is spooled to the locally-attached default printer instead.

Not sure if this is a XP print spool, network or printer-specific problem. Does anyone have any suggestions please how to ensure that the spool stays in the right queue?

A:Print Spooling

This is true for my setup--try it on yours...

In control panel/printers and faxes, right click the printer in question, click properties, and on the advanced tab you'll find spooling options (one I have is 'print directly to the printer).

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i am on a friends pc. hoping this will be an easy fix. using win xp. When trying to print, i receive a message that says, print spooler service is not running. ok, so how do i get it running. thanks

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I have a Toshiba Satellite 355, 4 GB RAM. I also have an Epson Workforce 610, which also works great.... eventually. (I have tried the Epson wirelessly connected, as well as direct-connect with a USB cable)

Two symptoms:
1) If I have the Epson selected as the default printer, when I start MS Office app (Word or Excel) I get a message that says "Connecting to printer, hit ESC to cancel". If I have 30 minutes or so to wait, I'll let it find the printer, but most of the time I hit ESC, or don't select the Epson as my default printer.

2) Printing in general takes FOREVER to spool, then FOREVER to print. I've talked to Epson, and they say it's not the printer's problem, since it prints fine once it gets the data. They point to data transfer speeds from my laptop.

This is frustrating... Has anyone else experienced this issue with Vista-64/Toshiba/Epson?



A:S-L-O-W print spooling / printing

maybe the colour settings are set to hq or something? try a greyscale print see if any difference

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In my office, we have recently starting have issues with our shared office printer. Many of our documents have started not coming through because it says there is "Error-Printing-Spooling". We have tried printing from various different programs and each of our computers (i have an iMac and the other computers are Dells). Some things print, some things don't. The printer guys came out this morning to replace a part and said they didn't know what the issue was. So, we are somewhat at a loss for what to do. Any help you could give would be much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Print Spooling Error

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The problem I have has to do with a printer that has been installed for quite sometime. It has been working fine until about a week ago. When I try to print something from my laptop through the network through another computer. I now receive a message that states the print spooler service is not running. I have tried deleting the printer and re-installing a new on and receive the same message. Is there a way to turn the service on.

A:turn print spooling on


Originally Posted by David Tomaszews

The problem I have has to do with a printer that has been installed for quite sometime. It has been working fine until about a week ago. When I try to print something from my laptop through the network through another computer. I now receive a message that states the print spooler service is not running. I have tried deleting the printer and re-installing a new on and receive the same message. Is there a way to turn the service on.

Have you checked in Services to see if it's running. Go to Start>Run, type services.msc then click OK. Scroll down to Print Spooler look under the column Status to see if service has been started or stopped.

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I'm having major issue with print spooling issue. I've followed the tech guy youtube video. This is what I've tried. service.msc shows services are running. However, in the dependency I don't see HTTP running has part of my service.msc list. Could this be the issue?

A:print spooling issue

you will not see http service or several other vital default Microsoft services listed in services.msc in W8 or W10

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Useing Dell Vostro laptop under Win 10.. Epson NX430
Docs are received wirelessly, but always show ERROR and wont print. Prints fine attached by cable, but I need wireless. I've installed Epson driver over and over but no joy.
Another forum gave me a Registry fix, but that didn't work either. Help would surely be appreciated, just please keep it simple. MS strikes again..

A:Epson spooling under Win 10, but won't print wirelessly

Did you install your driver from this website

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Anyone having trouble with printing a large html document in IE7 causing it to spool the entire document before it will print. I am trying to print just a selected portion of the document but when I hit print select it has to spool the entire document, some over 1000 pages before it will print what I selected if it will even do it then, did not have this problem with IE6 it just printed what I wanted quickly. Any help or guidance would be appreciated.


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OS - Windows 7 Profession x64
Client PC attached to a Domain
Printer: HP CM1312nfi
Printer Port:  Networked Printer
Printer Driver obtained from HP website (Full software)
Problem Description:
When printing a large image say 30MB .jpg to the printer, it's queuing up kilo bytes at a time
vs. mega bytes at a time.  So printing takes 15-20 minutes.
Same file on Vista machine takes 1 to 2 minutes to print.
Tried to stop/start the print spooler - no luck
Have latest patches for Win 7
Tried with both user with "User" Privileges and user with "Administrator" privileges.
User Access Control is OFF
Any Ideas?
PS.  Reinstalled the driver twice already.

A:Print Spooling very very slow to a network printer

If the printer driver you installed is not the latest version, I would like to suggest you reinstall the latest version of the driver and the firmware
HP website.
Note: The third-party products discussed here are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding these products' performance or reliability.
After that, I also would like to suggest you perform the following troubleshooting suggestions:
Clear Printer Spooler Files and Enable the Spooler Service
1. Click Start, type "Services.msc" (without the quotation marks) in the Start Search box and press Enter.
2. Double-click "Printer Spooler" in the Services list.
3. Click Stop and click OK.
4. Click Start, type "%WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers" in the Start Search box and press Enter, delete all files in this folder.
5. Click Start, type "Services.msc" (without the quotation marks) in the Start Search box and press Enter.
6. Double-click "Printer Spooler" in the Services list.
7. Click on Start. In the Startup Type list, make sure that "Automatic" is selected and click OK.
Does it work?
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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 it can stop? We have a wireless connection. It shows 5 bars for the wireless connection on the printer. 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. Now, I have another issue along the offline, spooling, and now my antivirus doesn't work. I can not start it up again. Strange stuff huh? Hope to hear back soon with a resolution to my problems. Thanks!

A:Solved: Printer offline and print spooling...HELP!!

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Good afternoon!
I'm currently having an issue with one particular computer and printing to networked printers/copiers.  Any other computer on the same network is not having this issue.  When trying to print a document that is more than just a simple Test Page,
this computer will take between 2-5 minutes to spool and then print out a page which holds up other computers trying to print to this same printer.  This just started about 10 days ago.  I've scoured the internet to find solutions for this issue
but to no avail.  I've tried restarting the print spooler and cleaning the PRINTERS folder under system32\spool while it's stopped.  I've tried different network cables.  I've tried system restore to back before the issues started with no success.
 I've even tried a different profile on the same computer.  The last resort will be a system recovery and reinstall of software.  Before I go to that step, however, I wanted to see if anyone has any feedback on this issue.  Any help is
greatly appreciated.  Thank you

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I get this problem after printing a page or two over a shared 1220C. I have to always click 'skip' or something. Beaucoup space on the hard drive, but I still get this message.

Any help, greatly appreciated.

A:Net Print on HP DeskJet 1220C--Insufficient Disk Space, Spooling Problem

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I installed a receipt printer (TM-220PD) with WinXP Home Edition SP3. After installation, I tried to print a receipt and got a message "Error Spooling Print Job" or something likes that I am not exactly remember.

I checked my Hard disk, and it has 36GB free space. However, this comp has only 258MB RAM. ...any help will be much appreciated


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I am attempting to the load the software for a Canon Mx850 printer to my Lenovo PC with Windows Vista.

I get the message Print Spooler Service has been stopped. I have checked in the services area and it is set to automatic. When I attempt to start it. I get the following Error: 1068 dependency service or group failed to start.

I have gone to the command prompt and typed the following: sc config spooler depend= RPCSS however I get message access denied. I am set as the system administrator. Not sure what to do at this point. Very frustrating. Printer works fine when connected to laptop. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Print Spooler Service stopped Error 1068 dependency service or group failed to start

Double click on the Print Spooler service to open its Properties. On the Dependencies tab see upon what it depends, and trace back to see if the cause/fix can be determined. Caveat: no guarantee this will work any better than your command attempt.

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so i keep getting 8 of these at the same time a few times daily

my parents got an old limax printer which is connected to the wifi but ive never used nor will i.
?does anyone know how i can stop these errors from constantly comming=?
example of error
- Installing printer driver Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver failed, error code 0x0, HRESULT 0x80070661.

- Installing printer driver Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver failed, error code 0x661, HRESULT 0x80070661.
- Installing printer driver - failed, error code 0xBC8, HRESULT 0x80070BC8.

A:print service point and print error

I had the same issue and the information in the following link seems to address it. You need to use the group policy editor to make the changes as mentioned (gpedit.msc).


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Hello everyone. I just had to come to the forums and post this text that I wrote to the survey Lenovo sent me after my initial service case: I sent my brand new Yoga C930 to be checked because of light bleed both bottoms corners of the screen. They received the laptop on January 2nd and on January 7th I asked what the situation was, they told me it was being prosessed. On January 14 I again sent a message to customer service asking for an update since I didn't get any updates unless I asked (which is really bad service). They replied that according to the service center there wasn't enough light bleed. They then sent the laptop back. So for a week the laptop was just laying somewhere at the service center and only after I asked about it did they send it back. When I got it back I noticed the service person had scratched the laptops hard metal hinge. So now I had light bleed and  a scratched laptop. He hadn't even used the protective sleeve I had put the laptop in (sleeve came with the laptop). Instead he had forcefully jammed the sleeve in the box and put the laptop in a random plastic bag... At that point the laptop had been gone for a month and now the only way to get a replacement metal hinge is to send it back to Germany AGAIN. I have no idea how long it will take this time, or even if it will be returned in any good condition. I can say I have lost all my trust in the Lenovo service center and I am disappointed that Lenovo does not have any service in... Read more

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I have a lenovo yoga 710 that has a screen flickering problem (just like everyone else on the forums with a yoga 710 because you seem really good at making faulty products) which i sent in for repair in october, it started in april but i never bothered to send it in until the flickering would turn from just flickering to the screen being completely black.I got the laptop back with the screen not replaced or anything (and with the spacebar not working) but the flickering stopped and that was okay by me. just a week afterwards the flickering starts again but i was due for a trip to egypt and had no time to bother with your customer support specially because i needed my laptop and wasn't going to wait 3 weeks without it again.after i was back from the trip a couple of weeks latter i called in to arrange another fix and complain that my screen is flickering again and i'm told that it's been too long since my first repair and that it's out of warranty so there's nothing they can do, so i chose to live with it..it's been a couple of months since then where i hardly use my laptop because of the fact that it hurts my eyes whenever i do, then a couple of weeks ago my screen completely stops working again, with ocassional flickering and a second of working properly. I contact customer support to ask if there's anything they can do. After ages on hold the agent tells me they'll speak to their supervisor and surprise, there's nothing he can do except arrange a paid fix, I ask if i can to... Read more

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Lenovo, you really let down a loyal Thinkpad customer with 10+ Notebooks since 2005. My T460s with 3 Year On-Site warran has a problem and switches off abruptly when battery 2 elapses instead of switching to battery 1.  I call my local Lenovo Service Partner, they arrange to come and fix the issue. Visit #1: You change the motherboard, it does not fix the problem but creates a new problem: no sound Visit #2: You install a myriad drivers on my system, still no sound, still switches off abruptly  Visit #3: You change motherboard again, fixes sound issue, creates a new issue: screen flickering, the initial issue of power off on switch from battery 2 -> 1 is still not fixed. So I started with a T460s power issue and I have lost 3 business days, my work is being destroyed and what I have now is a T460s with a power issue and a flickering screen. I cannot work and you do not help, you have just destroyed a loyal (circa 2005) customer. What will you do now? Your service partner offered to come and change another motherboard, do you think I have nothing better to do than surrender my life's work in form of my laptop to you to try to install a myriad different motherboards on? 

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I have been wondering why there are two methods to get updates for my X1 Extreme.One update method is via the Lenovo Vantage application (under Windows 10 Programs)The other method is to go to the Lenovo Support page (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...); I used the full URL with model number, but you can also use the main support page and use 'Dectect Product' which uses Lenovo Service Bridge to detect the laptop model and serial #. I have used both, but am probably going to stick with Lenovo Vantage. Which method are most of you using? PSell is similar in this regard. They also have multiple update apps / methods for some reason. 

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Lenovo Service Bridge a Hardware Scan ran and reported WWF00F008-WM7V1K on the wireless adapterLSB advised consulting Support site.A search did not produce any results.A Google search could not find this either.Suggestions?

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Hi , I have Lenovo Z 580 Ideapad.3 months back its fan stopped working. So i visited an authorized service centre located at Gurugram. http://business.google.com/website/devmohini/Since my laptop is out of warranty , they told me that the fan need to be replaced and charges will be applied. They said that they will order the part and let me know when my laptop will be ready . Few days back, they called me and asked me to pickup my laptop.I went there and checked my laptop , its fan was working . I paid the full amount. They gave me the receipt But they didn't provide me the Fan's warranty card or anywhere the warranty was mentioned in the receipt. They didn't even told me when the warranty of the Fan they replaced , was gonna expire.But now after 2 & half months , the Fan stopped working again . I went again and showed them my laptop. Now they are saying that the Fan panel need to be changed again & since the Fan's warranty is expired , I have to pay the full charges again. I am so angry and irritated at them right now . I have serious doubt that they lied to me and cheated on me. They just resolved some minor issue but charged me the full amount of Fan in the first place . & now they are doing the same thing again. They are such conman. I am so disappointed with Lenovo service. I tried the customer care but everytime they give me some other number to contact someone else. I contacted couple of times but given no proper explanation or solution regar... Read more

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hello dear sir
I have the problem with my printers in my office . the printers are HP laser jet 1300 and 2035.
my problems is : After I print a document , printer does not stop and printing white papers until I stop print service or power down the printer.
whenI push ctrl+p  to print ,
some files like shockwave.shd appears in this address." c:\windows\system 32\spooler\printers". and these files never vanished unless i stop the print spooler.
I know that  : The following briefly describes the purpose
of SPL, SHD, and TMP files:

SPL files are the actual spool (print job) files.

TMP files are usually associated with LPR print jobs.

SHD files provide information about which printer the print job was sent to and from
whom the print job came. An SHD file is a "shadow" file that keeps track of what logical printer a (same number) xxxxx.spl file goes to. It also contains the file's order in the queue, the user who sent the file to the printer, and other information.
These files are usually deleted unless the logical printer settings state otherwise.
but these files  never vanished and untils these file were removed manually ,
printer cant print at all.
please help me .

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Firstly apologies for the length of this one, I've been on it for a while and wanted to share what I could in the hope it might trigger some ideas.

I'm currently receiving an influx support tickets for Windows 7 (x64) devices that are getting the "Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service" error when logging on for the first time.

It's predominantly laptops and mainly older Lenovo X230's but there are far more X230 machines without the problem than with it at this time so I'm struggling to tie it down to a specific build, update, application etc. Instances of the issue starting range
from 6 months ago to last week and I have around 200 devices affected (but this is rising).

The issue happens like this for some of the users:

    # User boots machine up from being switched off
    # Machine boots and gets to logon screen
    # User is unable to logon using their fingerprint reader, the green light isn't lit
    # They try to logon using username / password, this fails
    # "Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service" error appears (blue, full screen like the "please wait..." when booting)
    # They are then able to try again and the logon is successful
    # Error doesn't occur again until they reboot

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I sent my laptop Y460p for repair at Lenovo IdeaPad series Service Centre at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre on the 9th of April. It's been 2 weeks and I have not received calls from them so I called them today and asks them about my laptop. The person who answered the call asks me to wait for him to call back as he will need to go and check.  When he called back, I was disappointed. The person told me that my laptop had just been processed today and ask me to give them 3 to 5 more working days. I am a student. School had already started for me and I really need my laptop. If i had knew that it would take such a long time for them to repair my laptop, I would not have sent it for repair. And I was told that my laptop would take 5-8 working days(usually only 3-5 working days) because they had to extend my warranty. It's already way past 8 working days! It's the 12th working day from the day i sent my laptop for repair and you are telling me you were doing nothing to my laptop? and It's not the first time i had such bad experience with Lenovo. My laptop had problems with the keyboard. So last year, I went to the service centre at bukit timah shopping centre and tried to have my laptop repaired. The person attending to me suggest that my laptop would need a change of just the keyboard itself. So, I had my keyboard changed. However, after a week, the keyboard failed again. As it was nearing the end of semesters for polytechnics, we have lots of assignments to do, so i went ... Read more

A:Bad Service At Lenovo Service Centre Once Again.

Hello natsuki254
As I understand you have issue related to service and you are not getting proper response.
Kindly share the following detail via private message, I will try to get the details on your case.
1. Full  Name
2. Email address and contact number
3. Serial number
4. Service case id
Best Regards,

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I am running Win XP and the print spooler service at first start up
stops 2 times and then runes fine after I start the service my self. I tried to look at the event viewer but that was of no help. When I click on the link to search the MS knowledge base it tells me that it has no info. I have already tried restoring 4 files that were related to the spooler from my norton protected files but to no avail. I tried running SFC but for some reason it is telling me that the files it needs can't be copied to the DLL cache. Please help it is necessary to have this service running the printer has no RAM of it's own and I have several computers printing to it through out the day. I am going to try to run recovery console to see it that works but I'm not to optimistic. Also how do I boot to last known good config.? Thank you all for the help.

A:Print Spooler Service

Tap f8 at boot to get the menu with last known good. I've had luck with removing and reinstalling service packs when getting the could not copy files to dll cache in event viewer after sfc.

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I keep on losing my Print Spooler Service. I fix it with a program from Microsoft, but WHY DO I KEEP LOSING IT?

How do I fix it permanently?

A:Print Spooler Service

What do you mean by "losing it" - where does it go?
What program do you use to fix it?

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I am trying to install drivers for my new Canon MP190 printer and I keep getting this message. "Processing can not be continued because the print spooler service has been stopped." It then tells me to restart the computer to turn the print spooler service back on. I have done this several time with the same error message appearing. Anybody know a solution?

A:Print spooler service

You need to check the Print Spooler service to be sure it's running.

1. Go to the Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services
2. Scroll down to the Print Spooler service is set to automatic
3. You can right click on the service and select properties to change the settings.

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After running a registry cleaner service. I have been unable to print. I get need to add printer. When I try to reinstall printer. I get print spooler service is not running. I first tried restarting printer spooler and I get error 1068 the dependency service or group failed to start.
I tried the following that was suggested by a friend.
Navigate to the %windir%\inf folder (it's a hidden directory, so by default you won't see it in explorer, either turn on "show hidden files" or use the command line) and delete ntprint.pnf, printupg.pnf, infcache.1 and any oemXXXX.pnf (XXXX being a sequential number). Delete only the .pnf, not the .inf - the .pnf is the cached version of the .inf and will be regenerated if it doesn't exist. This didn't help.
Upon taking a long look at the print spooler I learned that it is dependent on LexBce Server. When I try to start it I get error 2 system can not find file. A C search results in a couple dll files for lexbce but now server that I could identify. Does any one have any suggestions.

A:print spooler service

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I have a windows 7 machine and when i go to devices and printers I cannot see any device. I only get the green bar that runs across the top. I tried the bluetooth service fix and no luck.

I have discoverd that if I stop the print spooler service, then I can see the devices on my machine but I then cannot add any printers cause the print spoller service is not running.

Please help.

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I have tried to install my canon lide 90 scanner using software downloaded from the canon website as i cant find the original software and basically my scanner wouldnt work so i thought i would uninstall it and re install it.
When i try to uninstall it i get an error message come up....

"processing cannot be continued because the print spooler service has been stopped. Restart the computer to start the print spooler service and then try again"

I have restarted and am getting the same message!

can anyone help?

A:print spooler service!

Start > In the search box type 'Services'
It will prompt you to run as admin, click yes.
Now you'll see a list of services, find Print Spooler.
Right click > properties then change to setup type as 'Automatic' then under service status choose 'Start' and now you should be able to use your scanner.

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I am trying to reinstall my printer, but i can't as everytime i try, i get this message up @the print spooler service cannot be started on local computer'.

It also says that the RPC server is unavailable. I have tried to rectify these problems, but i am unable to turn on the print spooler!!

Help me, please...thanks, bmfenner

A:Print spooler service won't turn on

Hello bmfenner

Check in the Registry and check this key and see if it is blank:


The value of the key should be:


Or try and open services.msc is the the Run Command

Look for Print Spooler
Double click on it for its Properties.
Click the Startup type: set to Automatic
Click on Start.
if Start is grayed out.
then click on Stop. Then click on Start.

the path is C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe

Check in that path if the spoolsv.exe if there,
if it is not you can copy it from another XP machine. Or from the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 dircetory
or search for it on your PC

Let us know if this has helped.

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I have Windows 7 Professional Edition 64 bit.
I removed the print spooler service by mistake and i want to reinstall it now. I have tried "sfc /scannow" without any luck.
Is there any other way?

A:Print Spooler Service Removed

I've uploaded the REG file for Spooler service here:
Unzip, extract the REG file to Desktop. Double-click to merge it with the registry. Restart Windows.Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience

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I have a PC who's print spooler service will not start. It's set for automatic but it still won't start. If you start the service manually it'll start then when you try to print the service will stop and the job will not print. The PC runs Win7 32 bit OS. Are there any suggestion to solving this issue?

A:Print spooler service will not start

Try this:

1. Start > Start Search > services.msc

2. If spooler is not on, turn it on.

3. Start > Start Search > C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (Right click > Properties)

4. Click on Security Tab > Advanced > Owner. Take ownership of the file and give full permission to the file. Once done, close everything and try to start the service again.

5. Start > Start Search > cmd (Run as Admin using right-click)

6. del /Q C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.* > Press Enter

7. Once done, try to start the spooler in Services

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What can I do to keep the print spooler service from stopping all the time ?
I have to restart it almost daily.

Thanks in advance for assistance.

A:Print Spooler Service Stopping

Not much until you postghr information on the model and mfg. of the printer, along with how it is connected.

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I have been for the last two hours trying to attempt to get my printer to work. My printer is not even showing up on the Printer and fax screen. When I hit add a printer it says The Print Spooler Service is not running. I have tried with failing several times to try to fix it and I new to fixing a computer.

A:The print spooler service is not running.

Take a look at this Microsoft Article

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Ok, this may just be a little ironic but I am helping out a friend. The "Copy"& "Scan" work, The copy scan and prints an image(doesn't require a user app from the comp) and the scan works (pops an an image to the comp). What I can't figure out is why the sevice for printing either always shows printing...which never happens and eventually pops the "communication problem."

So, I am thinkging (loosely) that either that a malware of some sort is stopping the service...or someone stopped the service. My friend by any means isnt very pc savy so I doubt he tinkered with the REG or anything else.

Any help in the right direction would be greatly appreciated, if I am posting in the wrong forum please advise. I am just leaning to that some sort of malware or other malicious thing is in here...

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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Hi, I'm having trouble with my Dell A920 printer. It started with a message saying that I don't have a printer installed, but I have used it for two years. I tried to re-install the drivers, but it said the print spool service would not start. Any suggestions?


A:Print Spool Service Will Not Start

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I am using the Vista Enterprise SP1, one day, found that I can't print anything to a network printer, then looked into the Control Panel, everything under the folder "Printers" are gone, it's empty now!
I tried click the "Add a printer", got a error message saying "Windows can't open Add Printer. The local spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine."
I first rebooted the machine, nothing happend.
Then go to the Control Panel -> Services, I found out that the "Print Spooler" service is not on the list, it is missing.
So, I am stuck now, don't know what can I do next...
Please help!!

A:Print Spooler Service is missing

Hi Zanc,
If the service "Printer Spooler" does not exist in Services, the service can be corrupt. Maybe only the Registry part is corrupt, I suggest that we try to repair it from the Registry first. However, please note that if it does not help, related system components may be lost or corrupt. In this case we need to run In-place Upgrade to repair the system.
Repair from Registry.
1. Launch Notepad.
2. Past the following contents into Notepad.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,49,00,6d,00,70,00... Read more

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I am trying to install a Epson Stylus C42+ printer. After downloading the programme and starting installation the "found new wizard" dialog box states that an error occured in installing the device and "the RPC server is unavailible"

A couple of minutes later the printer utility setup dialog box states "The printer port is set to PORT"

My Adminisrative Tools file is empty and therefore can't find the services icon to reset my Print Spooler Service.

I've got Windows XP SP2 and Toshiba Satellite M55-S135. My download manager is Gigaget

Any advice on how to continue



A:Print Spooler Service Problems

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