Help with Printer Spooler it wont start

By JabaskiJoe
Nov 7, 2007
  1. I need some help with my printer spooler. The first printer i had was a Canon Pixima iP1600. Then along came a better one and it was a Dell Personal All-In-One Printer A920. When i installed the Dells drivers it wasnt that smooth. When i tried to use the dell printer it wouldnt work. ok, i still have my Canon right? but when i go to use it it wont work. Whenever i go to reinstall its driver it wants me to turn on the Printer Spooler, but when i try it gives me a "Windows could not start the Printer Spooler service on Local Computer. Error 1068: the dependency service or group failed to start." so i restart my computer and it still gives me this message every time. what can i do to get my printer working on my computer again.
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Disconnect all printers.
    Uninstall all printer drivers for all the printers, restart the system and then reinstall the drivers for the Canon. Reconnet the Canon only when you are told to.
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