*I recently tried to print a file from Photoshop, the PRINT option was not available. This was a sudden problem - I had printed within a week prior.
*So I tried to print another file from Windows to see if the problem was just Photoshop. A window popped up saying I needed to install a printer. I've had the same comp. + printer setup for at least 5 years with no problems so this was a surprise.
*I checked out my installed printers, there are none.
*I tried to add a printer and got a popup that said: Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running.
*The printer is connected with USB.
*No problems printing from wireless laptop.
I have not been able to keep up with this computer - it is used for leisure - basic internet and Photoshop. Unfortunately I have let the cleaning, upkeep, maintenance slide, so I have no idea if this problem is the result of a virus, an application that needs to be updated, sudden conflicts with automatic anti-virus updates, etc.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone may be able to give!!
Edited by hamluis, 09 December 2011 - 09:37 AM.
Moved from XP to External Hardware.