Printers disappear, reinstall, get "RPC server is unavailable" message.
Posted on 2005-02-24
Have a problem which I've seen posted previously, but without a resolution that works. Printers disappear, reinstall, get "RPC server is unavailable" after drivers seem to complete loading. RPC, RPC locator and Print Spooler are set for automatic startup whe viewed under Services in Admin Tools (XP). RPC & RPC locator show to be started status in MSCONFIG services, but Print spooler shows to be stopped and unsure how to start (or if I need to). This all with a Brother 1440 laser printer over a USB cable. System has been antivirused, spywared and adwared--all offending files deleted, but problem still remains
My first post and sole reason to enroll, please help.
Thanks so much-Gale