Ok, I tried all that, thanks. But the same error. Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running.
The dependencies have always been only RPC, so that was ok. The type has always been automatic, and I kept it there.
I ran sc config spooler depend= RPCSS and the command prompt only came up for a second, so I assume that is a very fast action.
I started the spooler service several times, and tried to add printer, and each time the same result no matter how many times I restarted the service.
So then I looked at the properties on the spooler and it said "started" under service status. Then I kept that properties window open and went to START>Printers and Faxes. I then double-clicked on Add a Printer and I got the same error message; and I also saw that "started" changed to "stopped" in the spooler service status.
No matter where I try to add a printer from (Control Panel, Printer Wizard, etc.) the same exact thing occurs. Whatever the very first step is when you try to add a printer, that step is stopping my spooler.
Like I said, I had the spooler properties window open and it said started...then as soon as I clicked on Add a Printer, it instantly changed to stopped.
Edited by TomTomTom, 27 December 2006 - 01:13 AM.