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Thread: Print Spooler unable to Start

  1. #1
    memorex Guest

    Print Spooler unable to Start

    Hello,

    My "Print Spooler Service" will not start.

    It does not start with windows while booting, but I do not receive an error
    message.

    I have tried to start it manually, (Control Panel/Administrative
    Tools/Component Services/ right click Print Spooler and click start), however
    I get the following error message:

    "Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
    Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Memorex.

  2. #2
    John John Guest

    Re: Print Spooler unable to Start

    The print spooler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Make sure
    that both of those are set to Automatic Start. Do you now or did you
    ever have a Lexmark or Dell printer installed on the computer? Lexmark
    printers change the spooler dependencies.

    John

    memorex wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > My "Print Spooler Service" will not start.
    >
    > It does not start with windows while booting, but I do not receive an error
    > message.
    >
    > I have tried to start it manually, (Control Panel/Administrative
    > Tools/Component Services/ right click Print Spooler and click start), however
    > I get the following error message:
    >
    > "Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
    > Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"
    >
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    > Memorex.


  3. #3
    memorex Guest

    Re: Print Spooler unable to Start

    RPC is set to start automatically, and is on.

    I had previously installed the Lexmark X1180. It worked fine, but then I
    un-installed the drivers and removed the printer. Everything still worked
    fine, and I was able to use another printer, (HP Deskjet 720c) over a LAN
    connection, but then the print spooler error started. I can't install the
    Lexmark drivers again as it says it requires the Print Spooler to be running.

    "John John" wrote:

    > The print spooler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Make sure
    > that both of those are set to Automatic Start. Do you now or did you
    > ever have a Lexmark or Dell printer installed on the computer? Lexmark
    > printers change the spooler dependencies.
    >
    > John
    >
    > memorex wrote:
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > My "Print Spooler Service" will not start.
    > >
    > > It does not start with windows while booting, but I do not receive an error
    > > message.
    > >
    > > I have tried to start it manually, (Control Panel/Administrative
    > > Tools/Component Services/ right click Print Spooler and click start), however
    > > I get the following error message:
    > >
    > > "Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
    > > Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"
    > >
    > >
    > > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    > > Memorex.

    >


  4. #4
    John John Guest

    Re: Print Spooler unable to Start

    Open a Command Prompt and issue the following command:

    sc config spooler depend= RPCSS

    Note that there is a space after the = but none before. After you run
    the command try restarting the spooler with this command:

    net start spooler

    If that doesn't fix things you may need to thoroughly clean the print
    spooler. You can use the Resource Kit's Cleanspl.exe to do this:

    Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    or do it manually:

    "Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close" and
    "Operation could not be completed" error messages
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324757

    Bruce Sanderson has a very good help page for these kinds of problems:
    http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/Clea...#LexmarkDriver

    John


    memorex wrote:

    > RPC is set to start automatically, and is on.
    >
    > I had previously installed the Lexmark X1180. It worked fine, but then I
    > un-installed the drivers and removed the printer. Everything still worked
    > fine, and I was able to use another printer, (HP Deskjet 720c) over a LAN
    > connection, but then the print spooler error started. I can't install the
    > Lexmark drivers again as it says it requires the Print Spooler to be running.
    >
    > "John John" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>The print spooler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Make sure
    >>that both of those are set to Automatic Start. Do you now or did you
    >>ever have a Lexmark or Dell printer installed on the computer? Lexmark
    >>printers change the spooler dependencies.
    >>
    >>John
    >>
    >>memorex wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hello,
    >>>
    >>>My "Print Spooler Service" will not start.
    >>>
    >>>It does not start with windows while booting, but I do not receive an error
    >>>message.
    >>>
    >>>I have tried to start it manually, (Control Panel/Administrative
    >>>Tools/Component Services/ right click Print Spooler and click start), however
    >>>I get the following error message:
    >>>
    >>>"Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
    >>>Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    >>>Memorex.

    >>


  5. #5
    memorex Guest

    Re: Print Spooler unable to Start

    The Print Spooler service started successfully after running the command to
    modify the dependency.

    Thanks for your help.


    Daniel.




    "John John" wrote:

    > Open a Command Prompt and issue the following command:
    >
    > sc config spooler depend= RPCSS
    >
    > Note that there is a space after the = but none before. After you run
    > the command try restarting the spooler with this command:
    >
    > net start spooler
    >
    > If that doesn't fix things you may need to thoroughly clean the print
    > spooler. You can use the Resource Kit's Cleanspl.exe to do this:
    >
    > Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    >
    > or do it manually:
    >
    > "Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close" and
    > "Operation could not be completed" error messages
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324757
    >
    > Bruce Sanderson has a very good help page for these kinds of problems:
    > http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/Clea...#LexmarkDriver
    >
    > John
    >
    >
    > memorex wrote:
    >
    > > RPC is set to start automatically, and is on.
    > >
    > > I had previously installed the Lexmark X1180. It worked fine, but then I
    > > un-installed the drivers and removed the printer. Everything still worked
    > > fine, and I was able to use another printer, (HP Deskjet 720c) over a LAN
    > > connection, but then the print spooler error started. I can't install the
    > > Lexmark drivers again as it says it requires the Print Spooler to be running.
    > >
    > > "John John" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>The print spooler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Make sure
    > >>that both of those are set to Automatic Start. Do you now or did you
    > >>ever have a Lexmark or Dell printer installed on the computer? Lexmark
    > >>printers change the spooler dependencies.
    > >>
    > >>John
    > >>
    > >>memorex wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>Hello,
    > >>>
    > >>>My "Print Spooler Service" will not start.
    > >>>
    > >>>It does not start with windows while booting, but I do not receive an error
    > >>>message.
    > >>>
    > >>>I have tried to start it manually, (Control Panel/Administrative
    > >>>Tools/Component Services/ right click Print Spooler and click start), however
    > >>>I get the following error message:
    > >>>
    > >>>"Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
    > >>>Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    > >>>Memorex.
    > >>

    >


  6. #6
    John John Guest

    Re: Print Spooler unable to Start

    You're welcome.

    John

    memorex wrote:

    > The Print Spooler service started successfully after running the command to
    > modify the dependency.
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    >
    > Daniel.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "John John" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Open a Command Prompt and issue the following command:
    >>
    >>sc config spooler depend= RPCSS
    >>
    >>Note that there is a space after the = but none before. After you run
    >>the command try restarting the spooler with this command:
    >>
    >>net start spooler
    >>
    >>If that doesn't fix things you may need to thoroughly clean the print
    >>spooler. You can use the Resource Kit's Cleanspl.exe to do this:
    >>
    >>Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
    >>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    >>
    >>or do it manually:
    >>
    >>"Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close" and
    >>"Operation could not be completed" error messages
    >>http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324757
    >>
    >>Bruce Sanderson has a very good help page for these kinds of problems:
    >>http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/Clea...#LexmarkDriver
    >>
    >>John
    >>
    >>
    >>memorex wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>RPC is set to start automatically, and is on.
    >>>
    >>>I had previously installed the Lexmark X1180. It worked fine, but then I
    >>>un-installed the drivers and removed the printer. Everything still worked
    >>>fine, and I was able to use another printer, (HP Deskjet 720c) over a LAN
    >>>connection, but then the print spooler error started. I can't install the
    >>>Lexmark drivers again as it says it requires the Print Spooler to be running.
    >>>
    >>>"John John" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>The print spooler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Make sure
    >>>>that both of those are set to Automatic Start. Do you now or did you
    >>>>ever have a Lexmark or Dell printer installed on the computer? Lexmark
    >>>>printers change the spooler dependencies.
    >>>>
    >>>>John
    >>>>
    >>>>memorex wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Hello,
    >>>>>
    >>>>>My "Print Spooler Service" will not start.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>It does not start with windows while booting, but I do not receive an error
    >>>>>message.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I have tried to start it manually, (Control Panel/Administrative
    >>>>>Tools/Component Services/ right click Print Spooler and click start), however
    >>>>>I get the following error message:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
    >>>>>Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    >>>>>Memorex.
    >>>>



  7. #7
    grayson782 Guest

    Re: Print Spooler unable to Start



    "John John" wrote:

    > Open a Command Prompt and issue the following command:
    >
    > sc config spooler depend= RPCSS
    >
    > Note that there is a space after the = but none before. After you run
    > the command try restarting the spooler with this command:
    >
    > net start spooler
    >
    > If that doesn't fix things you may need to thoroughly clean the print
    > spooler. You can use the Resource Kit's Cleanspl.exe to do this:
    >
    > Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    >
    > or do it manually:
    >
    > "Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close" and
    > "Operation could not be completed" error messages
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324757
    >
    > Bruce Sanderson has a very good help page for these kinds of problems:
    > http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/Clea...#LexmarkDriver
    >
    > John
    >
    >
    > memorex wrote:
    >
    > > RPC is set to start automatically, and is on.
    > >
    > > I had previously installed the Lexmark X1180. It worked fine, but then I
    > > un-installed the drivers and removed the printer. Everything still worked
    > > fine, and I was able to use another printer, (HP Deskjet 720c) over a LAN
    > > connection, but then the print spooler error started. I can't install the
    > > Lexmark drivers again as it says it requires the Print Spooler to be running.
    > >
    > > "John John" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>The print spooler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Make sure
    > >>that both of those are set to Automatic Start. Do you now or did you
    > >>ever have a Lexmark or Dell printer installed on the computer? Lexmark
    > >>printers change the spooler dependencies.
    > >>
    > >>John
    > >>
    > >>memorex wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>Hello,
    > >>>
    > >>>My "Print Spooler Service" will not start.
    > >>>
    > >>>It does not start with windows while booting, but I do not receive an error
    > >>>message.
    > >>>
    > >>>I have tried to start it manually, (Control Panel/Administrative
    > >>>Tools/Component Services/ right click Print Spooler and click start), however
    > >>>I get the following error message:
    > >>>
    > >>>"Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
    > >>>Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    > >>>Memorex.
    > >>

    >


  8. #8
    grayson782 Guest

    Re: Print Spooler unable to Start

    This procedure restored all of my machine's network printing features.
    Only prompt was "enable bi-directional support," which is dimmed in my
    printer's property box.

    "John John" wrote:

    > Open a Command Prompt and issue the following command:
    >
    > sc config spooler depend= RPCSS
    >
    > Note that there is a space after the = but none before. After you run
    > the command try restarting the spooler with this command:
    >
    > net start spooler
    >
    > If that doesn't fix things you may need to thoroughly clean the print
    > spooler. You can use the Resource Kit's Cleanspl.exe to do this:
    >
    > Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
    >
    > or do it manually:
    >
    > "Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close" and
    > "Operation could not be completed" error messages
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324757
    >
    > Bruce Sanderson has a very good help page for these kinds of problems:
    > http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/Clea...#LexmarkDriver
    >
    > John
    >
    >
    > memorex wrote:
    >
    > > RPC is set to start automatically, and is on.
    > >
    > > I had previously installed the Lexmark X1180. It worked fine, but then I
    > > un-installed the drivers and removed the printer. Everything still worked
    > > fine, and I was able to use another printer, (HP Deskjet 720c) over a LAN
    > > connection, but then the print spooler error started. I can't install the
    > > Lexmark drivers again as it says it requires the Print Spooler to be running.
    > >
    > > "John John" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>The print spooler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Make sure
    > >>that both of those are set to Automatic Start. Do you now or did you
    > >>ever have a Lexmark or Dell printer installed on the computer? Lexmark
    > >>printers change the spooler dependencies.
    > >>
    > >>John
    > >>
    > >>memorex wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>Hello,
    > >>>
    > >>>My "Print Spooler Service" will not start.
    > >>>
    > >>>It does not start with windows while booting, but I do not receive an error
    > >>>message.
    > >>>
    > >>>I have tried to start it manually, (Control Panel/Administrative
    > >>>Tools/Component Services/ right click Print Spooler and click start), however
    > >>>I get the following error message:
    > >>>
    > >>>"Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.
    > >>>Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    > >>>Memorex.
    > >>

    >


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