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Printing errors specifically printer spooler not running

By juliasing4him
Mar 1, 2007
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  1. I have a lap top computer that is set up to my home computer. It used to be able to print but it all of a sudden stopped printing and the error message says... windows cannot printy due to a problem with the current printer setup. Try one of the following *check the printer by priniting a test page from windows (which when tried it comes up with this error message...printer properties cannot be displayed. The prin spooler is not running)
    *make sure the printer is turned on * reinstall the printer driver (again when this was done the print spooler not running came up)

    I have been told it a possible print spooler corruption, becasue when you go to the area where you can stop and start print spooler it is already on and says it is started.

    HELP Please I need this for my school work
    Thanks
  2. the bjw

    the bjw TS Rookie

    Did you try restarting it anyway under Control Panel, Administrative Tools, then Services and Print Spooler. My setup requires this about once per year.
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