Please I need help here . My wife wants to kill me, just kidding.
Upgrading the W98s computers to XP is not an option since we run a software for work that doesn't run on anything older that W98.
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Well, I finally solved the problem. This is how I did it, just in case someone experiences the same problem in the future: I removed from the registry all references to printers and ports, made sure all drivers and software from the printers were uninstalled and removed the ports on the device manager. I restarted the computer and the spool32 error was gone. Then I was able to add a local printer again. I was not able to install the printer server, but I guess it doesn't work well with Win 98, although the specs say it does.
How did you remove all references to printers and ports in the registry? I have a problem that smells a lot like this one.
I did the same procedure with my other Win 98 comp and was also able to eliminate the spool32 error, but now when I open "my network places" I get the looking message and the flashlight thing and I can't see the network. When I look on my 1st Win 98 comp I can see the 2nd Win 98 comp, but from the 2nd I can't see the network. I know it is connected to the router since my Internet and e-mail are working on it and I can see it on my other comp. I went to control panel, network and everything looks file. I removed and reinstalled the client, micosoft network (I don't remember exactly how it is called) but that didn't help at all.
I need to have it working since I want to install the local printer from my 1st Win 98 comp as a network printer on my 2nd Win 98 comp. I know that could be done with my comps sice that's how it was before I started this print server thing.
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