Spooler service not running
Posted on 2012-08-20
I'm using XP SP3.
I've had a Samsung laser printer with this computer for a couple of years, never had a problem before. However today it won't print, the printer is not installed and won't install, and I get the message "Spooler service not running".
I've recently (probably since the last printout) been doing some cleanouts using software called System Mechanic and maybe I was a bit too enthusiastic about getting some of the computer's lost speed back and turned off something I shouldn't have.
I can't do a system restore - it fails (another question has been asked about this)
I've looked at web solutions and they seem to point to the printer. Samsung's Doctor Printer fails to solve it - says it can't communicate with the printer. (Yes the cable is in!)
Any other ideas welcome!