Print Spooler problem

  Thereferee21 25 Nov 12
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I cannot start the above in Services.msc can anyone tell me how to fix this.

Cheers.

  Sea Urchin 25 Nov 12

Have a look at this - it should help

Reset print spooler

  Thereferee21 25 Nov 12

Hi again,

Where do I find Run?

Cheers

  Sea Urchin 25 Nov 12

Easiest way is to hold down the Widows key (between Ctrl and Alt) and press R.

  Thereferee21 26 Nov 12

Thanks for your help it seems to be fine now. Epson sent me a reply that was a complete waste of time.

Cheers

  Thereferee21 26 Nov 12

It has stopped working again

  Sea Urchin 27 Nov 12

OK you can try this:

Delete the contents of the following folders:

C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS

and

C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers

The easiest way to get to these folders is to type the folder paths into the RUN box as above. It is possible that one or both of these folders could already be empty.

Once you have done this, just physically disconnect your printer (unplug the USB cable), wait a few seconds, and then reconnect it. Now try printing again.

  Thereferee21 03 Dec 12

Hi again,

My printer runs wirelessly. Is that a problem?

  Thereferee21 03 Dec 12

I tried deleting the contents of the first folder It only has one file in it Drivers but I cannot delete it. I am being told i need permission from System.

  Thereferee21 03 Dec 12

I tried deleting the contents of the first folder It only has one file in it Drivers but I cannot delete it. I am being told i need permission from System.

  Thereferee21 03 Dec 12

I tried deleting the contents of the first folder It only has one file in it Drivers but I cannot delete it. I am being told i need permission from System.

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