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Printer is not working

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My printer is connected to my laptop via a wireless connection.
My printer will no longer print from my laptop.
When I go into the printer "properties" it says "The print spooler service is not running"

What does this mean...how can I get my printer working again?

Thanks in advance,
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First check that the Print Spooler service is set to run automatically:
Start->Run. Type SERVICES.MSC and click OK.
Look down the alphabetical-order list for 'Print Spooler' and double-click it.
In the dialog box set 'Startup Type' to "Automatic" if it isn't already.
If the "Start" button is available (not dimmed) click it.
Now reboot.
Go back to the list of services as described as above and check that spooler service is still
set to 'Automatic' and has in fact started.
Try printing.

If that still does not work, you may have to re-install the printer driver as some of the driver files may have become corrupted.

Edited by pip22, 15 May 2007 - 12:50 AM.

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Try what pip22 posted first. If that doesn't work then try this:

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