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setting up printer on new(to me) XP computer.


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Trying to setup printer on a new (to me) XP computer. Got error message"The print spooler service is not running." Now what! Help!
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Hi claude4444! Welcome to G2G!.

Click on START-->RUN and type services.msc and hit ENTER.

In the new window that appears, scroll down until you see PRINT SPOOLER.

What is the STATUS And STARTUP TYPE for Print Spooler?

Edited by Fenor, 01 August 2010 - 07:35 AM.

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Hi claude4444! Welcome to G2G!.

Click on START-->RUN and type services.msc and hit ENTER.

In the new window that appears, scroll down until you see PRINT SPOOLER.

What is the STATUS And STARTUP TYPE for Print Spooler?


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Seems like you accidentally forgot to include your responses to my questions in your previous post. Could you please post again? Thanks!
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Fenor, Many thanks. I did as you said and found what you said would be there. I clicked on start and now status is "started". Do not know the start up type for print spooler. Again many thanks. Claude4444
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Fenor, Many thanks. I did as you said and found what you said would be there. I clicked on start and now status is "started". Do not know the start up type for print spooler. Again many thanks. Claude4444

The STARTUP TYPE is listed right in there.. It will say either AUTOMATIC, MANUAL or DISABLED. You want to make sure it says AUTOMATIC.

Once you have it set to Automatic, then try setting up the Printer again.
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Seems like you accidentally forgot to include your responses to my questions in your previous post. Could you please post again? Thanks!


Fenor, Many thanks. I did as you said and found what you said would be there. I clicked on start and now status is "started". Do not know the start up type for print spooler. Again many thanks. Claude4444

Fenor, Saw your second post and will check on start up type and be sure it is on automatic. Hope you get this message. Not sure of what I am doing on G2G yet. Hope I never have to get too good.(grin) Thanks again. Claude4444
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Sounds good. Let me know how the installation of the Printer goes. :)
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Sounds good. Let me know how the installation of the Printer goes. :)


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Fenor,

I got the printer to print but not what I wanted. There is a glitch! Must leave my play toy (computer)
now. The wife wants to go with me. We are married 37 years today and well........ I should be able to
get back to the printer Tuesday. Thank you and I will keep you posted. Thanks to you I have a chance
now. Claude4444
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Well Happy 37th Anniversary! You two enjoy today and get back to me when you can! :)
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