Print spooler problem

May 6, 2011 at 06:32:46
Specs: Windows XP
have tried to uninstall my cannon mp220 but keep getting Processing cannot continue because the print spooler service has been stopped. How can i solve this problem with out expence.

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May 7, 2011 at 06:49:38
What made the spooler service stop?
This could be easy, or end with re installing WIndows as best solution.

Try installing a generic printer manually from the printers list. Then try uninstalling the Cannon. If it fails, try installing the Cannon driver from the CD, reboot and uninstall.
Lastly, uninstall the generic printer.

Re-Install the last service pack. Try again to remove Cannon driver.

Next to last option: This application has worked for me. None are perfect, but this one does a great job. It cannot fix broken or missing files. I am not affiliated with them. I like the product.

Virus attacks can leave you with missing files that requires Windows to be re installed. This is the last option because most users do not want to do this.


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May 11, 2011 at 23:18:03
There are several ways to resolve printer spooler error, probably because there are many variations of this error.

The error caused by faulty software can be resolved by deleting all the information found in the directory.

Thereafter, navigate to the Control Panel, click on Administrative Tools and then services icon.

Find the service labeled Print Spooler, highlight it and restart the process. If that doesn’t work, the program might be corrupted.

Click on start, then Run. Search for the document labeled services.msc, and this will trigger the opening of another window.

On this window, scroll down and click “Print Spooler”. Check its setting and turn on automatic mode.

Click Okay, and restart the machine. If you’re lucky, this might be all you have to do.

Still doesn’t work? Navigate to the Add/Remove Programs screen of the Control Panel.

Find the all the software responsible for making the printer run including the drivers, and uninstall them. Be sure to be thorough about it, or the problem may not be solved.

Download the latest copy of your printer’s software from the manufacturer and reinstall it.

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July 8, 2011 at 01:13:23

Go to Start / Run and type in "services.msc" without quotation marks, then press Enter or click OK.

In the window that opens (Services) look for "Print Spooler" on the right

Right-click "Print Spooler" and select "Properties".

Click on the "Recovery" tab and change all 3 drop-down boxes to "Restart The Service".

Make sure the 2 text boxes underneath say "1" in them.

Click Ok until you are back at the Services window, close it and you're good to go.

Go back into the properties of the "Print Spooler" tab and be sure to click Start to restart the Print Spooler service and it will restart the service immediately.

The Print spooler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. Is this service disabled? Go to services.msc look for RPC. Check state: Automatic

Hope this helps you.

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