print spooler service ?

  MAD_MIKE 21:16 08 Aug 2006

running windows xp sp2 plus all updates.the problem is that my printer has gone.i went into control panel/printers &faxes,nothing next add & remove programesthe thought was to reinstall printer (hp deskjet 1550)but no ,all i get is [opperation could not be completed-the print spooler service is not running]. what is this print spooler service and how do i restart it if possible.i have kept the printer up to date with updates ect from the hp website.

  De Marcus™ 21:18 08 Aug 2006

Go to start, run and type in: SERVICES.MSC

Locate print spooler in the pane on the right and start it.

  VoG II 21:20 08 Aug 2006

Start, Run, type


and click OK. Scroll down to print server and double click it. If it is not running click the start button and change the startup type to Automatic.

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