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    Roger K Guest

    XP SP3 Turned off Print Spooler

    Just installed XP SP3 and first thing I noticed was that I couldn't print
    from any app. Seems that the SP had turned off the Print Spooler Service.
    Should this happen? If so I reckon it will unsettle a few people.



  2. #2
    Jim Guest

    Re: XP SP3 Turned off Print Spooler


    "Roger K" <r_o_g_e_rbluestreaker@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Just installed XP SP3 and first thing I noticed was that I couldn't print
    > from any app. Seems that the SP had turned off the Print Spooler Service.
    > Should this happen? If so I reckon it will unsettle a few people.
    >
    >

    What happened when you turned the service back on?
    Jim



  3. #3
    Roger K Guest

    Re: XP SP3 Turned off Print Spooler


    "Jim" <jim-norris@sbcglobal.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Roger K" <r_o_g_e_rbluestreaker@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%238lTQqSsIHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Just installed XP SP3 and first thing I noticed was that I couldn't print
    >> from any app. Seems that the SP had turned off the Print Spooler
    >> Service. Should this happen? If so I reckon it will unsettle a few
    >> people.
    >>
    >>

    > What happened when you turned the service back on?
    > Jim


    Then it printed normally. It also stayed on when I rebooted. It's just a
    bit odd that I had to turn it on, something I can't remember having to do
    previously in all the time I've been using XP.
    Roger



  4. #4
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: XP SP3 Turned off Print Spooler

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed? What
    anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall
    (if any)? Were any of these applications running when you installed SP3?
    Did you install SP3 via Windows Update or Automatic Updates? If the latter,
    what is your Automatic Update setting?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    Roger K wrote:
    > Just installed XP SP3 and first thing I noticed was that I couldn't print
    > from any app. Seems that the SP had turned off the Print Spooler Service.
    > Should this happen? If so I reckon it will unsettle a few people.



  5. #5
    Roger K Guest

    Re: XP SP3 Turned off Print Spooler


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uvsQgzTsIHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed? What
    > anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? What third-party
    > firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running when you
    > installed SP3? Did you install SP3 via Windows Update or Automatic
    > Updates? If the latter, what is your Automatic Update setting?
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    > AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    > DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
    >


    Anti-Virus -- AVG Free. Firewall -- Online Armour with HIPS deactivated
    until after I'd installed SP3 and cleared the print problem. Anti-spyware --
    Spybot & Ad-Aware installed but not running while installing SP3. I used
    Windows Update, not Auto Update. Why would my firewall or AV turn off the
    print spooler -- they never have before, e.g. when I installed SP1 & 2?



  6. #6
    Sandy D Guest

    RE: XP SP3 Turned off Print Spooler

    I have the same problem. However, when I "start" the print spooler, it only
    stays on for a short while. All of my printers have been removed from my
    printers folder, as well. I have installed, uninstalled XP SP3 twice
    now...same problems both times. Anyone have any ideas???


    "Roger K" wrote:

    > Just installed XP SP3 and first thing I noticed was that I couldn't print
    > from any app. Seems that the SP had turned off the Print Spooler Service.
    > Should this happen? If so I reckon it will unsettle a few people.



    >
    >
    >


  7. #7
    Bonita Guest

    RE: XP SP3 Turned off Print Spooler

    Have same problem. Printers removed and print spooler will not stay on even
    after starting it up repeatedly. Problem began 4 days ago after computer
    shut down at night. Nothing to do with SP3 in my case. Continually get
    Spooler App error.



    "Sandy D" wrote:

    > I have the same problem. However, when I "start" the print spooler, it only
    > stays on for a short while. All of my printers have been removed from my
    > printers folder, as well. I have installed, uninstalled XP SP3 twice
    > now...same problems both times. Anyone have any ideas???
    >
    >
    > "Roger K" wrote:
    >
    > > Just installed XP SP3 and first thing I noticed was that I couldn't print
    > > from any app. Seems that the SP had turned off the Print Spooler Service.
    > > Should this happen? If so I reckon it will unsettle a few people.

    >
    >
    > >
    > >
    > >


  8. #8
    Lou A Guest

    RE: XP SP3 Turned off Print Spooler



    "Sandy D" wrote:

    > I have the same problem. However, when I "start" the print spooler, it only
    > stays on for a short while. All of my printers have been removed from my
    > printers folder, as well. I have installed, uninstalled XP SP3 twice
    > now...same problems both times. Anyone have any ideas???
    >
    >
    > "Roger K" wrote:
    >
    > > Just installed XP SP3 and first thing I noticed was that I couldn't print
    > > from any app. Seems that the SP had turned off the Print Spooler Service.
    > > Should this happen? If so I reckon it will unsettle a few people.

    >
    >
    > > I Have the same Problem. Print Spooler bombs...
    > >
    > >


  9. #9
    realcestmoi Guest

    Re: XP SP3 Turned off Print Spooler

    Hi there,

    Did you try uninstalling the printer(s) and reinstalling it/them?

    Best regards,
    Michel Denie


    "Lou A" <Lou A@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Sandy D" wrote:
    >
    >> I have the same problem. However, when I "start" the print spooler, it
    >> only
    >> stays on for a short while. All of my printers have been removed from my
    >> printers folder, as well. I have installed, uninstalled XP SP3 twice
    >> now...same problems both times. Anyone have any ideas???
    >>
    >>
    >> "Roger K" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Just installed XP SP3 and first thing I noticed was that I couldn't
    >> > print
    >> > from any app. Seems that the SP had turned off the Print Spooler
    >> > Service.
    >> > Should this happen? If so I reckon it will unsettle a few people.

    >>
    >>
    >> > I Have the same Problem. Print Spooler bombs...
    >> >
    >> >




  10. #10
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    I had a problem with a print spooler that wouldn't stay started, but my problem was with the print driver. I replaced the printer (and driver) and it's been working since. I had tried different drivers for the printer, but all of them seemed to be a problem.

    I'm having trouble with SP3 and printing, but it's only in Great Plains.

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