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Could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068

By bruce steele
Nov 15, 2014
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  1. Printer Problems in Windows XP sp3
    Dell Personal Printer all in one A940
    After trying to speed up an older computer running Windows XP
    I may have cut off the Print Spooler (or it was already off ?)
    I went back to Services dialog box & selected Print Spooler
    I clicked the "Start" link at left of service list & got a message tgat said
    "could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068 The dependency service or group failed to start."
    Printer is still not working can anyone help?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    On Win/7 the dependencies are
    • HTTP
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • DCOM Server Process Launcher
    • RPC Endpoint Mapper
    Manually start each on and set to AUTOSTART as you go.
    If one fails, then that is the root problem.
     
  3. bruce steele

    bruce steele TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My OS is Windows XP
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    Yea, I saw that - - but start somewhere to see and prove the dependencies will infact start for themselves.
     

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