i cant start the printer spooler

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by understarz1180, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. hi peps...when i try to download the drivers for my printer..its telling me that the printer spooler is off...so i have to turn it on

    so when i went to the services..it is set on automatic..but the services isnt on..so when i try to turn it on it gives me this error

    could not start the print spooler service on local computer
    Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start

    please help me turn it on (yes i did chkdsk/r spybot, defrag,and avs virus

    -I tryed to make a bat file on start up..to run the spooler no luck
    -i double check to make sure i dont have a blaster
    -the rpc is running normaly
    --i ram sigverfi everything is fine
    -i tryed restore point as far one week..didnt fix it

    i am thinking about reinstalling windows..but if i do that...will i lose all of my programs?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The Print Spooler service depends on the RPC service, and that's what the error seems to be about - dependancies. But you mentioned that RPC is running normally, so that shouldn't be the problem.
    I'm not sure what could fix the problem, but I just thought I'd let you know that if you do reinstall Windows (without formatting) you won't lose any of your existing software.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Awesome! Thanks for posting the fix, for future reference :)
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    ahhhh interesting as i have a lexmark :cool:
     
  5. anytime! the weird thing is i have a compaq printer..and it still worked for me
     
  6. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    compaq printers were rebranded lexmarks
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    Lexmark are great :p