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Printer spool and Windows Audio help


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#1 mmremtp

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 06:59 PM

Greetings. I consider myself pretty good with computers but have a problem that has me stumped Hope someone can help.

Here we go.

I am running windows XP and have recently done a format and fresh install of the os. When the computer loads, it will not start the print spool or the windows audio. I go into services and manually start them which everything works fine until restrt where they are not turning on. The option is set for automatic, but it will not start unless I go in and start it manually. I am at a dead end. Please help.

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 08:48 PM

Have you installed all the Windows updates as yet?

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 10:11 AM

No, not yet...do you think that would fix it?

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 01:35 PM

It may well fix it.

Assuming you have installed SP1 in the past and before you install SP 2-
Steps to take before SP 2 installation:

1. Back up all your data.

2. Check out the Web site of your hardware manufacturers to see if SP2-related software updates are available for download.

3. Purge your system of all spyware and adware you may have accumulated. An infected system will have problems after installing SP2.

From Microsoft:
Programs that are known to experience a loss of functionality when they run on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default....wsxpsp2

Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842242/

I would suggest running both AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy BEFORE you install SP2.
Download, install, update and run
*AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

*Spybot S&D:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Also download, install, update and run the Microsoft Anti-Spy beta:
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

Do you have a dialup or a broadband connection?
Microsoft offers a free CD to install SP 2 and if you are on a dialup it is highly recommended, in fact, even using broadband, it is an extremely large file and you may get better results and an easier, more accurate install using the CD.

Order it here (free):
http://www.microsoft.com/windows....lt.mspx

If you encounter difficulties or have questions, call 888-SP2-HELP for assistance.

Microsoft Security Product Support Policy
Microsoft Policy
Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338).

There is no charge for support calls associated with security updates.

International customers can get support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be found at: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx




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