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Thread: How to restart spooler?

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    Adrian Bailey Guest

    How to restart spooler?

    I have a Lexmark X1270 printer, which ran okay on XP, but hasn't worked
    properly on Vista. So I've uninstalled the driver and installed the Vista
    driver from their website. Now, I get Windows messages that the spooler has
    been stopped. How do I restart it? When I type "net start spooler" at the
    command prompt I get System Error 5.

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    f/fgeorge Guest
    Start, control panel ,admistrative tools, services, scroll down to
    print spooler and do a right click


  3. #3
    Adrian Bailey Guest

    Re: How to restart spooler?

    TY. Did that, but soon after I get the message "Spooler subsystem app
    stopped working and was closed."

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Re: How to restart spooler?

    I have the very same problem: Vista OpSys, Lexmark X1270 printer, same fix tried, same failure to start when I clicked on "Start." Slight difference in the error posted. Mine said: "Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on local printer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start."

    I have no idea what that last sentence means. Sure hope somone reading this can offer further help.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Re: How to restart spooler?

    I finally overcame this problem by restoring my system to a date just prior to when I started trying to install the Lexmark X1270 printer. I'm not going to try again to install that printer.

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