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2010-11-11, 20:09 #1
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]Some how my printer drivers disappeared. The installation files are on my computer, and the New Hardware Wizard correctly reports the name of each printer, but when I click Setting-->Printers all I see is "Add Printer". When I try to add a printer, I get this message: "The Print Spooler Service is not running."
I ran the scannow.sfc utility to repair system files, hoping that the Print Spooler would reappear. It didn't. Device Manager tells me that the LPT port is "working correctly". I can't find any info on the Print Spooler, so I'm at a loss. I've been using these 2 printers without any problem for a long time. One is an older but very useful HP Photosmart, and the other is a newer Epson RX scanner/photo printer.
On a different but related subject, I tried to restore an earlier configuration, which was yesterday. Sadly that didn't solve the problem. I was disconcerted to discover that that was the only restore point available, even though 2 days ago several restore points displayed. I couldn't go back to October, and only the Nov11 [slightly after midnight] restore point showed.
I've learned a lot by reading through many posts, especially about the dreaded Framework.net issues. So I'm very hopeful that someone can help me with this dilemma. Thanks
2010-11-11, 20:46 #2
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First off, we'll start with the simplest and most obvious: Ensure the Print Spooler service is set to automatic in the services section.
To get to services, copy and past to the run box: "services.msc".DRIVE IMAGING
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