Print Spooler problem - Windows 7 - Add printer through print server

Christian Palacios
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Hi there,

We have a user that cannot print because his print spooler service keeps shutting down.  When he tries to start the spooler and then add a printer, he gets an error that states:

Operation could not be completed (error 0x000006ba).  The local print spooler service is not running.  Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.

He is trying to connect to a Ricoh printer through a local print server.  No one else in our office has this problem.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
- Christian
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Chris HInfrastructure Manager

Commented:
Run 'services.msc'

Stop print spooler

Goto c:\windows\system32\spool\printers

Delete any files in there

Start print spooler


Did that keep the print spooler running at least?
Senior Systems Engineer
Commented:
you might have to delete the drivers as well

c:\windows\system32\spooler\drivers

since it could be causing by printer drivers
Christian PalaciosSenior IT Systems Administrator

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Commented:
The user just tried this solution and it worked great!

Thank you!

Commented:
Thanks Christian....I tried your solution and it works.

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