Event ID 7001, Error 1068 "The dependency service or group faild to start" - Spooler Service will not start (either manually or automatically) - NT4.0 SP6A
Posted on 2003-11-11
This particular workstation is exhibiting these errors and I cannot get the spooler to start, therefore all workstation printing functions are inoperative.
Here are the streps I have taken (in order) so far:
1. Tried to start the SPOOL service manually - failed with Error 1068.
2. Re-installed SP6A - no change in status.
3. Copied files SPOOLSS.DLL, SPOOLSS.EXE AND (WINSPOOL.DRV AND WINSPOOL.EXE - one of these latter could not be replaced because it was active and I was not sure how to stop/restart it). No Change in problem status.
4. Got desparate and copied same files from NT4.0 SP6A CD to hard drive - Still no change.
Extremely frustrated now as felt I may have missed something. Much less the ccause of this strange anomaly.
Please advise as quickly as possible.