Unable to start print spooler

Nicholas

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I have XP Home Edition. Recently I was unable to print -
message said there were no printers installed. I tried to
add a printer and received the following
message: "Operation could not be completed". I attempted
to restart the spooler but that didn't seem to be
successful. I have also done a cleanup on my printer
drivers in case that was the problem. I have also looked
at similar posts and have tried the suggestions with no
luck. About the only recent changes to my system have
been Norton virus updates, windows updates and also
installed some digital camera software. Any other
suggestions on how to get spooler running so I can get my
printer added back in?
 
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Work through Bruce Sanderson's instructions at
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

Pay particular attention to steps 14 through 16.
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"Nicholas" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have XP Home Edition. Recently I was unable to print -
> message said there were no printers installed. I tried to
> add a printer and received the following
> message: "Operation could not be completed". I attempted
> to restart the spooler but that didn't seem to be
> successful. I have also done a cleanup on my printer
> drivers in case that was the problem. I have also looked
> at similar posts and have tried the suggestions with no
> luck. About the only recent changes to my system have
> been Norton virus updates, windows updates and also
> installed some digital camera software. Any other
> suggestions on how to get spooler running so I can get my
> printer added back in?
 

Nicholas

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I have worked through those instructions using both the
regedit method and using cleanspl.exe and the problem
still seems to exist.

>-----Original Message-----
>Work through Bruce Sanderson's instructions at
>http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm
>
>Pay particular attention to steps 14 through 16.
>--
>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
Hardware)
>www.coribright.com
>
>"Nicholas" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:27ae501c46435$79c31990$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>>I have XP Home Edition. Recently I was unable to print -
>> message said there were no printers installed. I tried
to
>> add a printer and received the following
>> message: "Operation could not be completed". I
attempted
>> to restart the spooler but that didn't seem to be
>> successful. I have also done a cleanup on my printer
>> drivers in case that was the problem. I have also
looked
>> at similar posts and have tried the suggestions with no
>> luck. About the only recent changes to my system have
>> been Norton virus updates, windows updates and also
>> installed some digital camera software. Any other
>> suggestions on how to get spooler running so I can get
my
>> printer added back in?
>
>
>.
>
 
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a) Run a System File Check... at the command prompt type:

sfc /scannow

b) Run a complete antivirus scan with updated signatures

c) Ensure your drives are free of spyware - www.lavasoftusa.com

d) If all else fails,try a Repair Installation

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"Nicholas" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:287b001c46466$7758b300$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>I have worked through those instructions using both the
> regedit method and using cleanspl.exe and the problem
> still seems to exist.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Work through Bruce Sanderson's instructions at
>>http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm
>>
>>Pay particular attention to steps 14 through 16.
>>--
>>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
> Hardware)
>>www.coribright.com
>>
>>"Nicholas" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:27ae501c46435$79c31990$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>>>I have XP Home Edition. Recently I was unable to print -
>>> message said there were no printers installed. I tried
> to
>>> add a printer and received the following
>>> message: "Operation could not be completed". I
> attempted
>>> to restart the spooler but that didn't seem to be
>>> successful. I have also done a cleanup on my printer
>>> drivers in case that was the problem. I have also
> looked
>>> at similar posts and have tried the suggestions with no
>>> luck. About the only recent changes to my system have
>>> been Norton virus updates, windows updates and also
>>> installed some digital camera software. Any other
>>> suggestions on how to get spooler running so I can get
> my
>>> printer added back in?
>>
>>
>>.
>>
 

Nicholas

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Thanks for the info. Not sure which item helped,
though. I did the system file check and also cleared up
some spyware. I was able to add my printer after that.
The problem now is that when I print - there is nothing
on the page when it comes out of the printer even though
it seems to be or sounds like it is printing. I may see
if updating the drivers will help that.

>-----Original Message-----
>a) Run a System File Check... at the command prompt
type:
>
>sfc /scannow
>
>b) Run a complete antivirus scan with updated signatures
>
>c) Ensure your drives are free of spyware -
www.lavasoftusa.com
>
>d) If all else fails,try a Repair Installation
>
>http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>--
>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
Hardware)
>www.coribright.com
>
>"Nicholas" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message
>news:287b001c46466$7758b300$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>I have worked through those instructions using both the
>> regedit method and using cleanspl.exe and the problem
>> still seems to exist.
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>Work through Bruce Sanderson's instructions at
>>>http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm
>>>
>>>Pay particular attention to steps 14 through 16.
>>>--
>>>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
>> Hardware)
>>>www.coribright.com
>>>
>>>"Nicholas" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in
>> message
>>>news:27ae501c46435$79c31990$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>>>>I have XP Home Edition. Recently I was unable to
print -
>>>> message said there were no printers installed. I
tried
>> to
>>>> add a printer and received the following
>>>> message: "Operation could not be completed". I
>> attempted
>>>> to restart the spooler but that didn't seem to be
>>>> successful. I have also done a cleanup on my printer
>>>> drivers in case that was the problem. I have also
>> looked
>>>> at similar posts and have tried the suggestions with
no
>>>> luck. About the only recent changes to my system
have
>>>> been Norton virus updates, windows updates and also
>>>> installed some digital camera software. Any other
>>>> suggestions on how to get spooler running so I can
get
>> my
>>>> printer added back in?
>>>
>>>
>>>.
>>>
>
>
>.
>
 
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Don't forget to check the levels in the ink cartridges. If you left the
printer for a long time without being used, run a few cleaning and
maintenance cycles, the print head may be clogged.
--
Cari
MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
www.coribright.com

"Nicholas" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:28f6a01c4656e$ccb33100$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks for the info. Not sure which item helped,
> though. I did the system file check and also cleared up
> some spyware. I was able to add my printer after that.
> The problem now is that when I print - there is nothing
> on the page when it comes out of the printer even though
> it seems to be or sounds like it is printing. I may see
> if updating the drivers will help that.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>a) Run a System File Check... at the command prompt
> type:
>>
>>sfc /scannow
>>
>>b) Run a complete antivirus scan with updated signatures
>>
>>c) Ensure your drives are free of spyware -
> www.lavasoftusa.com
>>
>>d) If all else fails,try a Repair Installation
>>
>>http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>>--
>>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
> Hardware)
>>www.coribright.com
>>
>>"Nicholas" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> in message
>>news:287b001c46466$7758b300$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>>I have worked through those instructions using both the
>>> regedit method and using cleanspl.exe and the problem
>>> still seems to exist.
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>Work through Bruce Sanderson's instructions at
>>>>http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm
>>>>
>>>>Pay particular attention to steps 14 through 16.
>>>>--
>>>>Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
>>> Hardware)
>>>>www.coribright.com
>>>>
>>>>"Nicholas" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> in
>>> message
>>>>news:27ae501c46435$79c31990$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>>>>>I have XP Home Edition. Recently I was unable to
> print -
>>>>> message said there were no printers installed. I
> tried
>>> to
>>>>> add a printer and received the following
>>>>> message: "Operation could not be completed". I
>>> attempted
>>>>> to restart the spooler but that didn't seem to be
>>>>> successful. I have also done a cleanup on my printer
>>>>> drivers in case that was the problem. I have also
>>> looked
>>>>> at similar posts and have tried the suggestions with
> no
>>>>> luck. About the only recent changes to my system
> have
>>>>> been Norton virus updates, windows updates and also
>>>>> installed some digital camera software. Any other
>>>>> suggestions on how to get spooler running so I can
> get
>>> my
>>>>> printer added back in?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>.
>>>>
>>
>>
>>.
>>
 

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