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    Print spooler stoped at boot up

    Since installing all of the 8/15/12 Windows Updates, none of my printers are recognized when my Win 7 (64x) Dell Latitude D820 starts.
    I have discovered that running the Printer Troubleshooter reports the print spooler is stopped and it will start it. After that all of the printers reappear and I can use my HP Officejet Pro 8500 wirelessly as usual.
    But, I have to go through that process every time I restart the laptop.
    Can someone explain how I can fix this? I am an average level user.
    Thanks, Dick

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    Dick,

    Welcome to the Lounge as a new poster.

    The first thing I'd check is the services list and see if the Spooler is set to start automatically.
    Click on the Orb {start button} and type Services in the search box then hit Enter.
    Scroll the list until you find "Print Spooler" then check the Status and Startup Type columns for Started and Automatic respectively.
    ServicesPrintspooler.JPG
    If they do not have those values double click on Print Spooler and change them. Don't forget to Apply & OK on your way out!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Thank you very much! That seems to have solved my problem.
    Interestingly, I have pages of dialogue from a Google search on how to fix this and none are as simple concise and accurate.
    Dick

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    Well, this is a quick and easy fix, but this keeps happening. Not every day, but way too often.
    How can I find out why the print spooler is being stopped?
    Thanks, Dick

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