I manage about 25 windows machines, monday 1 stopped printing (i was on vacation) the next day 3 more machines would not print. It was the print spooler service that had stopped and I could not start it even by going into services and trying to start it manually. I tried to wipe out the spoosv.exe file and that didnt work.
I found the spooler would start sometims for just a second and no errors, mostly the errors were:
WHEN TRYING TO START THE PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE,
Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
Error 1067: The Process terminated unexpectedly.
Using Add Printer wizard or trying to add network printer:
Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running.