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Print Spooler Service won't stay 'started'...


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macten

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I'm using W2000 Pro on a AMD 850 box that I built a few years ago. Yesterday I took out my D-Link router and tried to instal a wireless Linksys router. It was a major disaster. I ended up re-installing the D-Link router.

However, I noticed that all of my printers, local and network, were deleted. when I try and install a printer wether local or networked I recieve the following messages:

'spoolsv.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows. You will need to restart windows.'

'printer operation cannot continue due to lack of resources. The print subsystem is unavailable.'

The print spool service will not stay 'started'. I think I need to figure out how to keep the 'print spool' service 'started' before I can install a printer. I have 256M of RAM installed with 64M available. It's never been a problem before. Any ideas?
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I edited the registry and the error messages went away and the print spooler service stays started. I installed a printer locally. I click print, the job goes into the que but will not print. The job stays in the que. The printer is not receiving the print job. Any ideas?
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Does anyone know how to test conectivity between the computer and the printer? Its USB. I installed a 4 port usb card and now have 6 usb ports. Changing ports doesn't help.
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