On checking this trough Admin Tools in Control Panel, it is shown as running. (Reboot makes no difference).
Assuming things have just got into a confused state, I wanted to stop & restart the service to try my install again. However these options are 'greyed out' and unavailable even though I have admin rights (same situation when even when tried logging in as administrator under safe mode).
Another curious point is that when opening the Printers & Faxes box from Control Panel, an icon briefly flashes up & disappears relating to an older model printer installation which existed on this machine, long since de-installed.
How can I access the start/stop facility for the RPC server? If that doesn't cure it, I'm assuming there is some remnant of the old printer installation causing my new one to fail.
Thanks in anticipation for any clues on this one.