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Can't reinstall printer- ''print spooler is not working''

\015 I had my HP Pavillion model a1646x running Windows XP to the shop because it would not boot, Shop ran ''fixmbr'' and ''fixboot'' it now boots up but I can't reinstall my HP C6380 printer ''operation can not be completed because print spooler is not working''. I have used the installer CD and also tried the HP web site installer with the same results. Any help would be greatly appreciated.\015\012 Stormin49\015

Answers :

Hi,

Check the following steps to fix Printer Spooler Error :

Go to Start / Run and type in "services.msc" without quotation marks, then press Enter or click OK.

In the window that opens (Services) look for "Print Spooler" on the right

Right-click "Print Spooler" and select "Properties".

Click on the "Recovery" tab and change all 3 drop-down boxes to "Restart The Service".

Make sure the 2 text boxes underneath say "1" in them.

Click Ok until you are back at the Services window, close it and you're good to go.

Go back into the properties of the "Print Spooler" tab and be sure to click Start to restart the Print Spooler service and it will restart the service immediately.

The Print spooler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. Is this service disabled? Go to services.msc look for RPC. Check state: Automatic
If you have the windows disk for it , Save everything important to disks.  Put WIndows  disk into machine and tell it to install. It will find you version and ask if you wish to repair it, Say yes.\015\012  If you have Xp pro just "Restore" computer to the date before the problem started. If you have neither one. Save you work and then reinstall everything using your backup disks. 
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