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Registered: ‎02-14-2019

print spooler

I tried to print this morning and everything says my print spooler is off.  I tried everything to restart it and it won't work.  I tried uninstalling my printer, but it won't even do that without the print spooler running.  Help


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Registered: ‎07-08-2013

Re: print spooler

Hi, donsjewelry!

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-14-2019

Re: print spooler

I have windows and a canon ts9521c printer


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Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: print spooler

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The missing piece of information...


What happen when you try to start the Print Spooler in Services?


If it fails to start or run, there should be an entry in the event viewer as to why.



Does the user profile you are logging in with have Administrator permissions?


Have your tried logging in as a different user, and performing the same actions?



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Registered: ‎07-28-2014

Re: print spooler

Hi donsjewelry,


Please follow these steps:


 1.  Press the Windows key on your keyboard and the letter r and then let both go.


 2.  In the Run window that appears, please type SERVICES.MSC and click OK.


 3.  In the list on the right side, please scroll down to Print Spooler and double click it.


 4.  Click the Start button to start that service.


Attempt to print.  If you are unable to start the service, you may have security software disabling it.  Please refer to the help file in that softawre to allow the service.



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