The problem started when I tried to print reports in quicken 2008. Although the printer worked in all the other programs - while in quicken - I kept getting told that I was not connected to a printer.
Called Tech Support (Quicken) and managed to really screw things up to the point I had to power up in safe mode.
After 30 plus hours - I reset print spooler service from auto to manual and can boot now into normal mode. I have to turn the services on to print after each reboot. And I can print again to exclude Quicken.
Do you recommend that A. I start the print spooler sevices - go to step 2 B. Set them back to auto - go to step 2
Step 2 - remove the print driver Step 3 - Reboot Step 4 - install Step 5 - reboot Step 6 - If you suggest (A) then at this time I reset the printspooler services to auto Step 7 - reboot Step 8 - pray that it boots in normal mode
Bottom Line - I cannot set the print spooler services to automatic without (On reboot) freezing up the system.
I have to keep the print spooler service set on manual and turn them on after each reboot in order to print.
I did notice that upon loading with the Print spooler service turned on the system stops loading the startup programs at the point the intranet connect occures. In the manual mode the internet connect occures then I set the service on.
So is there a way to force he print spooler service to load up at start up last?
Or is there a quick batch file that can turn the printspooler service on without having to turn it on each time after booting.