My Print Spooler Service will not start, manually or automatically and I cannot print or install a printer. No virus is detected. I am using Windows 7. How can I clear this problem? Microsoft knowledge base did not help.
Another great suggestion! Thanks. But, you guessed it: it failed. The response was
Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service. I'm beginning to think a fresh install will be required. I tried to do a restore but it said the service is not running! It's a wonder I get any display at all!
P.S. I got snowed in also to the tune of 16 inches. I hope you didn't have to shovel it. (I live in an apartment so I didn't shovel a single flake!)
The last thing I can think of is to do a system repair. It is pretty easy to do with Windows 7, because it has a repair built-in to the OS.
1. Shutdown your Computer
2. Press F8 after the BIOS screen.
3. You should get a text menu, at the menu select "Repair Your Computer"
4. After to loads up, Just follow the prompts.
5. There is no Step 5 (sorry, could not help it)
If this fails, your do not have alot of options. I am reluctant to say it, but a reinstall is the quickest fix, probably.
Thank you so much for your patience and diligence. I really do appreciate your time and effort. Happy Holidays!
I would run a SFC, you proably have a corrupt system file. Here is how:
1. Click the Start Orb
2. Type CMD in the search bar at the bottom of the Menu
3. In CMD type "SFC /Scannow"
Sorry it took so long to respond, I got snowed in...
Does it give you an error when you try to start it? Are there any other Services that are failing?
Thanks for responding. Print spooler is the only service that fails. I cannot even install a printer. Registry appears to be clean (Glary and SystemCare). When I check services it says it is running; when I try to print it says it is not running. When I try to stop it nothing happens; when I try to start it it says it is already running. It is a nice little knot. I appreciate any help or thoughts you can offer.
This I think will help your problem.
Here is a Video I did for this, I will reply with a real tutorial when my blog decides to work. :-)
Tell Me if that video is any count, Quickly made it this morning.
The video is great! Thanks for taking the trouble. Really liked the music, BTW. Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem. When I restarted windows it said the reconfiguration had failed and was retracting changes. When I went back to windows settings the check mark was still there and the darned thing told me the print spooler was stopped when I tried to print.
Hmm.... I will have to think this out more. This is a real brain teaser, I will ponder this over the weekend.