Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Win XP Pro : Can't add printers (operation could not be completed)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Win XP Pro : Can't add printers (operation could not be completed)

    I’m having a Windows XP desktop. I was using my HP printer with this system using XP built-in drivers. It was working fine since past 2 months but yesterday suddenly I found that printer was removed from my control panel. When I tried adding the printer again it gave me an error saying “Print spooler service is not running. The operation could not be completed.”

    So I went to services and found that it was already set to Automatic. Still I manually started Print Spooler (net start spooler). I closed this applet and went to add printer wizard. But still it gives me error saying "Operation could not be completed"
    Any idea what is wrong? Please provide me some working solution for the same.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2004

    Re: Win XP Pro : Can't add printers (operation could not be completed)

    Try going to c:\windows\inf and deleted the printupg.PNF file.

Similar Threads

  1. The operation cannot be completed because the disk is full
    By robin45 in forum Hardware Peripherals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-10-2009, 05:36 PM
  2. Mac says Operation cannot be completed the file is in use
    By MacIntel in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-09-2009, 01:48 PM
  3. Cannot add new printer... operation cannot be completed
    By gajrap in forum Windows XP Support
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-05-2009, 03:25 PM
  4. Operation Could Not Be Completed error using nokia pc suite
    By Bigga Lexx in forum Portable Devices
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 31-01-2009, 08:07 PM
  5. Unable to Install Printer. Operation could not be completed.
    By Vision2279 in forum Windows Server Help
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-10-2006, 07:38 PM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Page generated in 1,679,416,594.42723 seconds with 17 queries