Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Installing A Printer


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 subhelix

subhelix

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:32 PM

Posted 14 February 2006 - 03:25 PM

I have just recently moved to a new place and just got a printer because I really need one for school. I tried installing it yesterday, and I put the cd in... and do what I am supposed to and end up getting an error message that the RPC server is unavailable. How do I go about fixing this? I have Windows XP home edition on a Dell computer. And I do not have internet access on that computer either, so if I have to download something, it would have to be a file I can save and transfer frrom here, school, to my home computer. Thanks for any help you guys.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:06:32 PM

Posted 14 February 2006 - 04:04 PM

Follow the instructions on the paperwork that came with your printer.

Not all printers install the same way.

#3 franktiii

franktiii

  • Members
  • 309 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:32 PM

Posted 14 February 2006 - 05:02 PM

If you are trying to add a printer and you get the message "Operation could not be completed. The RPC server is unavailable" the cause cold be a missing or corrupted spoolss.dll or spoolss.exe.

Also make sure the RPC service is started. This is a windows service, not an online service.

Here is a site that gives some good information on cleaning up problems with printer drivers.

http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

#4 subhelix

subhelix
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:32 PM

Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:42 PM

Ok. Thanks... I followed the printer install instructions that came with it of course. How do I make sure the RPC server is turned on and turn it on if in fact it is not?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users