Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Cary, NC USA
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    ]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 issues. So I'm very hopeful that someone can help me with this dilemma. Thanks

  2. #2
    Super Moderator CLiNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    California & Arizona
    Thanked 609 Times in 557 Posts
    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".
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Build your own system; get everything you want and nothing you don't.
    Latest Build:
    ASUS X99 Deluxe, Core i7-5960X, Corsair Hydro H100i, Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 SSD, Corsair DOMINATOR Platinum 32GB DDR4@2666, W8.1 64 bit,
    EVGA GTX980, Seasonic PLATINUM-1000W PSU, MountainMods U2-UFO Case, and 7 other internal drives.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to CLiNT For This Useful Post:

    Qmarq (2011-01-23)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts