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windows xp-pro,   4 printertypes installed,  suddenly , even when I restart printspooler service it refuses to print

Posted on 2008-11-03
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On all my printers as soon as I even reboot , error pops up that printerspooler si not active, if I goto config/system/services then I restart spooler, before I even can or unstall/install or anything  in printes/faxes/config spooler turns off again.
Any advise to solve before doping a format and complete resinstall??

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To quote from the link given below:

If the Print Spooler service fails when printing, when Windows starts or it can not be restarted, the usual reason is that one or more printer drivers is defective.

This page has some very good advice on how to clean up installed printer drivers so that you can reinstall the printer and hopefully correct your problem:

http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

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wil try thanks
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that did the job, from the link I did use the tip to delete in registry in the sub-keys the printernames/drivers
Thanks!
(saved me a whole evening reinstalling!)
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