Print spooler not running

  etlcnes 21:15 16 Sep 2006
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Can anyone help me with this one

Had an issue yesterday whereby on startup I was getting a DLL error re DLCJtime. Got great support on this and deleted from the registry and all seemed fine. Did not appear on reboot.

Today turned on the machine and hey presto same error, however now exacerbated by Print Spooler is Not Running so now I have no printers - cannot restart the spooler manually - shows as started but no change to error message.

Set up is Dell Dimension 2400 3.06GHZ, 2GB RAM, Win XP SP2 and all latest updates.

Printers - HP Deskjet 880C, HP Photosmart 240 and DELL AIO 946

Any help most gratefully received

  Stuartli 21:18 16 Sep 2006

Go to Start>Run>type in services.msc and OK.

Scroll down the list of services to Print Spooler>highlight the line>Properties>Enable Automatic.

  etlcnes 21:21 16 Sep 2006

Start up type is already at Automatic and retart if failed also enabled

  Stuartli 21:23 16 Sep 2006

Try reinstalling the printer's driver and software after uninstalling them.

  Stuartli 21:24 16 Sep 2006

Might be even easier trying a System Restore first to a day just before the problem occurred.

  woodchip 21:26 16 Sep 2006

Is your Print Spooler set to Automatic in Services?

  etlcnes 21:26 16 Sep 2006

Been a long day - where is system restore again - luckily never had to use it :-)

  etlcnes 21:27 16 Sep 2006

Yes it is

  etlcnes 21:33 16 Sep 2006

Will have to come back to this tomorrow - thanks for the help

  woodchip 21:44 16 Sep 2006

System Restore. Start\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Restore

  etlcnes 18:23 17 Sep 2006

Thanks to Stuartli and Woodchip for getting me out of trouble!

Much appreciated

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