Printer spool service not running

Epson Stylus photo 700
September 28, 2009 at 19:27:30
Specs: Windows XP
O.K. I am a true computer dummy here. I have been trying for weeks to figure out what it means when "the printer spooler service is not running" pops up when I try to install a printer. I have asked everyone I know that knows a little something about computers, short of spending a bunch of money, I have gotten nowhere. Heeeeeeeeeelp!!!!!!!!

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#1
September 28, 2009 at 19:30:41
Have you tried starting the printer service?

1. Click Start.
2. Select Run
3. Type "services.msc" and click OK.
4. Scroll down until you find "Printer Spooler".
5. Right click it and select Start.

If it does not start, you may have to run cleanspl.exe. I can post instructions for that if you still have issues.


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#2
September 29, 2009 at 07:20:13
I tried this but, it told me it can not start it. Can not find correct path

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#3
September 29, 2009 at 07:22:40
I also tried cleanspl.exe, it told me it can't run it, it can't find cleanspl.exe

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#4
September 29, 2009 at 07:59:52
cleanspl.exe is included in the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. Most of the tools apply to XP as well.

To use it, you would:
1. Install the toolkit.
2. Run cleanspl.exe.
3. Respond "No" at all prompts.


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September 29, 2009 at 09:33:02

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#6
October 30, 2009 at 13:41:15
my printer was working yesterday on my computer now it isnt so i went to try to install it again i got printer spool service not running so i tryed run services.msc stared the spooler again but it just turned back off again when i tryed to install a printer again what is going on helpppppp

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