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terdralyn

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Hello, everyone. I've searched everywhere I can think of for an answer to my problem, but I can't even find mention of it anywhere, so I'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm running XP with sp2, and about half the time after booting up (happens, too, on reboots) plug and play (and, therefore, print spooler) are disabled. I have to go into services.msc to re-enable both. I set them to automatic because I use my printer frequently. Does anyone have any idea what would cause this problem? I've looked at all the tweaking programs, settings, etc. that I use, and none should be causing this as far as I can tell. Might I be missing something? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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I find that the first step in troubleshooting Services problems is to restore all Services settings to XP defaults. It is possible that a service that these depend upon is not running. Restoring defaults will at least provide a secure foundation from which further investigation may lead to profitible results.

For solid Services information I rely upon:
http://www.theelderg...vices_guide.htm
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I thought I'd done that, but maybe I haven't (there are so many things to check), so I'll try it. Thanks for the reminder. I got in the habit of messing around on Windows 98, and sometimes I mess XP up just playing around. I, too, check theeldergeek.com, among some others, when I have specific problems, and sometimes just to nose around :)
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