Missing Printers

Ok heres a whooper for you all....

An agent, in an office I support, has a mini network of 3 computers set up in his office.  All of them are in the same work group "Minds".

There is one main computer, running windows xp, that host all the shares including printers.  On this machine there are 3 local printers installed, and shared out.  All the machines including the server machine can print to them just fine, the thing thats crazy is when you go into the printer control pannel their are no printer listed there, none at all and it won't let you add any new printers.

if you browse to the server machine you see them all, (start -> run->\\ip address)
but again you can't see them in control pannel and you can't remove or add any new printers.

There are no error messages, when you click add printer it acts lick you didn't click anything.

The server computer is running every norton product you can think of (I currently have them all disabled)
I checked for viruses adware and spyware...
Other than the printer issue things are running good.

Thanks for your time
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I've seen this with a corrupt print job in one of the printers.  You have to start the service and refresh the printer window.  Delete any open print jobs.
Who are you logging onto the "server" computer as?  Check that user's local user rights assignment to see if he can install printers (drivers).
Is your print spooler running?  Can you see the printers in "safe mode"?
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SglennlmbAuthor Commented:
I didn't try safe mode, but the user is an administrator...

I'll check safe mode now.
SglennlmbAuthor Commented:
I don't see the printers in safe mode. I created a new user account on the machine to see if the printer would come under the new account and they don't

any other ideas?
Is printer spooler running?  Check your services
SglennlmbAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help.  
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