Cant start print spooler

November 29, 2011 at 11:06:50
Specs: Windows 7, 64-bit
I am trying to install an HP Deskjet A printer on my Dell laptop. I cannot install it because the print spooler will not start. (Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start)

I checked the dependency group and everything is started except the LexBce Server. When I try and start the LexBce Server I get "Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified"

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the printer several times, tried the "regedit" command edits, and several other suggestions from various website but can't get it to work.

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November 29, 2011 at 13:09:03
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A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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November 30, 2011 at 20:36:24
Do a system restore to a date when everything worked normally (a week back or a month back probably will do).
This will usually work even when starting services does not work to restart print spooler. If system restore that is built in is not able to complete (corrupted system files are extensive) then use a Windows 7 repair disk and do the system restore from the repair disk. A system repair disk should have been made by you when the system was new, but can still be made from any working Windows 7 system that is of the same type (32bit or 64bit) and used.

I discovered this after many attempts to repair a computer that had a problem with its print spooler not starting and other methods did not work, including the internal system restore and a step by step from Microsoft on restarting the print spooler. I was 5 minutes from a complete reinstall.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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