gee_quinn February 28, 2008 at 13:35:27 Specs: XP Home SP2, AMD Athlon 3000+ 512 MG
I had a printer installed and it disappeared. I tried to reinstall it and it told me that my print spool service was not running. I went to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, selected Print Spooler, and clicked "Start the service." It came up with this message: "Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."
1. Run regedit.exe. 2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler 3. Make sure that ImagePath is of the Reg_Expand_SZ type. 4. Replace its data with %SystemRoot%\system32\spoolsv.exe 5. Run services.exe. 6. Double-click the Spooler service. 7. Verify that the executable is now c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe 8. Start the service.
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