spool.exe deleted, cant print

October 22, 2005 at 00:16:56
Specs: windows xp, 3.0 p4 ht 3x512 ram

some how the spool.exe has been deleted and therefore i cant add a printer as the spooler service is not running. Does anyone know a way i can add this back to the registry so as i can add a printer? thanx guys

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October 22, 2005 at 04:57:02

Hi catfun, hello everyone,

Spool.exe is not a Windows file.

What error message are you receiving about spool.exe missing?

When are you receiving the error message?

Spool.exe is related to RapidBlaster spyware and/or the Sober.I worm.

Use RapidBlasterKiller to remove it.

I also suggest you run an online virus scan from here.

Download, update and run Spybot

Best Regards,

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October 22, 2005 at 06:59:00

the operation could not be completed print spooler service is not running......this is the message i get when trying to add a printer.
so can print and/add one.

cheers guys

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October 22, 2005 at 13:24:45

Rt click my computer-manage-services and applications-services-scolldown to print spooler and set to automatic and start it.


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October 23, 2005 at 11:23:16

i do as u say and i get the message......could not start the print spooler service on local computer
error 2.the system cannot find the specified file.
looks like its been deleted....how do i sort it.?

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October 23, 2005 at 14:36:44

Try -start-run type SFC /SCANNOW-enter. You will need the xp cd. This should replace/repair any damaged/missing files. Note space between C and /.


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October 25, 2005 at 06:20:02

i tried what u said and i still get the same message when i try to add a printer.
it obviously did not install the spooler drives to the reg

any other ideas

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October 25, 2005 at 08:12:22

My last thought.
How to do a system repair.--Boot from the xp cd and go past the recovery console to the install menu. Select repair the existing installation. You won't lose any data except the xp updates. Unless you have a slipstream sp1 cd you will have to d/l sp1 and all subsequent updates. You MUST have at least SP1 installed and the updates for security reasons. Be sure the firewall and A/V is active before going online as you will be susceptible to sasser and msblaster. If you don't want SP2 go to autopatcher.com and d/l SP1 and subsequent updates.Also here for SP1A.


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