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Windows Cant print - Spool service errors

Discussion in 'Software' started by TheCleaner, 8 Jan 2006.

  1. TheCleaner

    TheCleaner Back again...

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    I have a lexmark X1180 which is an all in one. i can still scan, but it now refuses to install let alone print.

    When i try to install it, no matter what method (normal setup, browsing manually to drivers etc) i get the 'error occured' crap. the printer doesnt show up in printers folder, and my other printers have disappeared too. When i try and install the printer again i get a 'spool service' error

    I will give more details if someone thinks they can help
     
  2. Arthur2Sheds

    Arthur2Sheds Jackson

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    Do any printers show up in Safe Mode? Have you tried restarting the spooler service? Did the printer used to work, or is it a new install?
     
  3. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    Is the Print Spooler service running? Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services and check that Print Spooler is Started and set to Automatic Startup Type.
     
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