help restarting print spooler

by DaveC426913
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Dec6-06, 02:03 PM
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Quite some time ago, I stupidly disabled some services via msconfig on my XP Home system. One of them was the print spooler. I haven't been able to print or reinstall my printer drivers since. I've tried poking around in msconfig but can't find it again.

Can someone help me restart it?
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Dec6-06, 05:07 PM
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Go to Start > Run. Type 'services.msc' and when the list is presented, click on the list of items, type the letter p to jump to the services starting with P. "Print Spooler" should be one of them. Double click it. Set the startup type to "Automatic" and make sure it's started.
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Dec6-06, 07:26 PM
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"Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start."

Nevermind. Found the dependency list.


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