Help restarting print spooler

  1. DaveC426913

    DaveC426913 16,533
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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?
  2. jcsd
  3. 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.
  4. DaveC426913

    DaveC426913 16,533
    Gold Member

    "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.

    Last edited: Dec 6, 2006
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