How to replace corrupted spoolersv
Posted on 2014-02-12
Windows 7 Pro SP1
Couldn't print and noticed print spooler failed with "Failed to Read description. Error Code 193" as the message. Manual start give Windows could not start Spooler service on Local Computer Error 5: Access denied.
Attempted with both Domain Admin and Local user Admin, same results.
Tried system restore to earlier point but received error about newer system objects.
Tried deleting all printers. Following MS tech net instructions on clearing printer registry entries. Same results
Tried granting authority to spooler folders.
I next tried restoring Windows 7 from the original DVD but it won't because the installed version is newer than the DVD.
I tried copying spoolsv.exe from another Windows 7 system but Windows won't allow replacing the existing version.
Is there anyway to restore spoolsv or any ideas on a solution ?