Can anyone assist ? I am cleaning up a family members system. ADD printer does not work + no listing for "existing" printer. Looking at Prt Spooler under services reveals Not started but set as Auto start with dep for RPC which IS started. Manual start sorts problem. Why is Prt Spooler not starting at boot-up as dictated within services ? PS the system is a right mess with for example msconfig.exe missing so I cannot use that utility until I get my hands on orig. OS CD to perhaps perform a sfc /scannow. Is there anything I could check for now to determine what might be wrong here ?