Print spooler not existing RRS feed

  • Question

  • It is Vista SP2.

    The printspooler ist not in the list of services.

    RPC and DCOM are started.

    the installed printers are not shown any longer.

    Adding a new printer is not possible, because the spooler service don´t exist.

    Microsoft Fix It do not help.

    i think, it is nessesary to renew the complete spooler service including registry entries.

    How can I do that ???


    Mike from Hamburg

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:21 PM

All replies

  • Dear customer,

    Microsoft Fix-It Center can restart the print spooler service if the user stop it, but cannot renew the spooler service.

    You could try to use "SC" to setup the service by yourself:

    1. Logon as an administrator.

    2. Click Start -> Run.. -> input "cmd" then click enter.

    3. input below command 'sc create "print spooler" binpath= "C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe" start= auto'

    If you still have any doubt and concern about this issue, please let me know.


    Harris Chu

    Software Development Engineer In Test

    Engineering, Community & Online

    Friday, March 9, 2012 9:50 AM