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

raphabar asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07

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).


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?


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.


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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