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Printer/Spooling Error correction

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The other day I was cleaning up my registry (carefully I might add) deleting junk I knew was junk. A day or so later I needed to print and lo and behold there were no printers on the control panel and I kept getting an error 1068!!!!!!!!!!! :) So for the last day or so I have delved it to the morass of printer/spooler problems on the net. Well today I finally fixed the problem.

A while back our old Lexmark inkjet went south. So the other day I uninstalled the Lexmark miscellaneous programs/drivers. When I was cleaning up the other day some (lex***.***) entries were still in the registry so I deleted them also. I checked B4 I deleted any, on the internet to be sure each deleted key was not “important”. :tazz:

After considerable browsing on the internet I was lead to check the spooler which I found was NOT started. Using services.msc I set all the recovery settings to "restart the service" but when I tried to start it again I received the error “lack of resources” and it stopped itself. :) It now became a bit frustrating. After 2 days of browsing I found an obscure HP fix for another similar error which was directly related to Lexmark printers.

Apparently in the registry at:
the key “dependonservice” when loading a Lexmark printer is set to “lexbcse.exeRPCSS”. Seems when you de-install the Lexmark stuff this key is NOT deleted and restored to its default value “RPCSS.” All I did is delete the :lexbcse.exe" part, rebooted and the spooler started again

Hope this helps someone! :)
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It helped me! Thanks.

I had the same issue created -- the print spooler service stopped -- after cleaning out the remnants left behind after uninstalling a Lexmark printer.

Now all is well.

Best regards.

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