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Print Spooler Isn't Running


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#1 bacchusman

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:38 PM

I'm using a Sony Vaio S Series Laptop with Windows Premium 7.  I'm unable to print anything.  When I click "print" on a Word file, sometimes the print dialog box shows up, but when I click on the "print" button, nothing happens.  Other times I can't even get the print dialog box to pop up.  I've gone through the computer management, services, process with the print spooler--where I get the message "Print Spooler Isn't Running"--and through task manager as well but I cannot resolve the problem.  I have an Epson 545 printer.  I also downloaded the printer drivers anew, but that produced no results.  I scanned the system with Avast! and it found no culprits.  HELP!!!  Don't know how to resolve this one.  Thanks in advance!



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

Silly but basic question, have you rebooted both the printer and computer?


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:19 PM

Yes, did both of those.  Will try one more time, tho.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:50 AM

Try this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/89483-print-spooler-queue-clear-reset.html

 

 

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:16 PM

Something else to try, if you haven't already.

  • Go back to "Services" and pull up the "Properties" window for "Print Spooler"
  • In the Print Spooler Properties window, select(click) the "Dependencies" tab
  • In the top pane, see what other services Print Spooler needs to have "started"
  • Back to "Services", make sure the required dependencies(services) are started and they are set to "automatic"

Mine is showing the dependencies needed as:

 

Remote Procedure Call(RPC)

DCOM Server Process Launcher
RPC Endpoint Mapper

 

Might also check in the "Event Viewer" to see if there are any errors pertaining to the Print Spooler or any of the required dependencies.

 






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