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Printer properties cannot be displayed. the print spooler service is not running.

raphabar
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Hello,

I have a network printer on my PC and I am not able to print anymore, whenever i right click on printer it says something about (Printer properties cannot be displayed. the print spooler service is not running). I went to services.msc and restarted the printer spooler but that didn't fix the problem, I tried it again and i restarted the PC but that didn't fix the problem.

any thoughts?

thanks in advance!
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Check the print spooler service on the server (or have you admin do it).

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done that and restarted the spooler from there, but still no printing.
do it work from any other workstation or it isolated to this machine.  It sounds like a communcation problem with the server.  Can you delete and re-add the printer?
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well, everyone else can print except for me, the printer is shared from our office manager, the printer actually is not on the server
Try to delete and re-add the printer.  Most likely you have a problem with the driver cache.  If deleting and re-adding doesn't then I can post some information of cleaning up the driver cache on your system.

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ok, i just did that and it still not working...
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Thanks, printer is working good again on my end.
Hi Guys will this also work with Server 2000?
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