All printer shares are missing on Windows Server 2000 & print spooler wont start
Posted on 2008-11-05
All shared printers on our windows server 2000 are missing and the print spooler service is stopped, ive tried deleting all documents in the print spool folder and stooping/starting the print spooler service but this has not worked. Also when i try adding a new printer is says "Printer operation cannot continue due to lack of resources. the print subsystem is unavailable."
Ive tried reeboting the server also, the problem seemed to happen after installling some printer software drivers for a new HP colour Laserjet printer CP 3505N.
Any suggestions on the best way to fix this?, has the registry got corrupted, should i restore system state data?