I just discovered this forum and look forward to participating. Here is my current problem:
I have managed to screwup the printer settings on my laptop, running Windows 7 32 bit. I was trying to get an older wireless print server that I owned working with this laptop running Windows 7. The print server firmware appeared to be designed to work with XP and no updates were available. However, in the knowledge base there were instructions to make it work via a LPT1 setup:
I tried this but couldn't get it working. When I next went to use my printer hardwired it gave me an error message saying "no printers installed", even though the printer was showing in Devices and Printers.
I went to add a printer and got an error message saying:
Windows can't open Add Printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine.
I go to Task Manager/Services and sure enough the Print Spooler is stopped. I right click and click Start Service and I get an error message:
The operation could not be completed. Access is denied.
I have administrator access on this laptop. Restarting did not help.
I have also gone into services properties and given myself "full control", but was still not able to get the spooler to start. I could start it in services.msc but it didn't stay started.
Any helpm would be appreciated.
Edited by Hamilton Guy, 19 January 2014 - 06:57 AM.