Dear Kuester I have been going thru the same thing for months.Neither Dell-MSN nor AOL could help.I spent the night on the PC and I got it.
1press start 2 press run 3 write msconfig and press OK
system configuration will appear.4.Press services 5 SCAN down the list until you see PRINT SPOOLER make sure it is checked and running 6 click enable all click OK YOU GOT IT!! Let me know how it worked out.
In services my spooler is shown as "running" while if I click properties on the printer it says it is "not running"
Windows XP pro
I have the same problem as you only I have an inspiron 600m. MY spooler claims to have stopped! Did you ever find a soulution? If you do please let me know!
I followed your directions, and found the spooler, but how to you get the Print spooler running if it says stopped? Need more detail. THank you so much!
I have A940 all in one printer. It is no longer there. I tried to reinstall and it tells me the spool server can not be located and if I want to re-start it. I answer yes and it still does not let me re-install. Please let me know how to reinstall my spool server.
I'm having the same problem. My brother was here for a couple of weeks while I was out of town. He said that I had a bunch of "junk" running in the backround. I think he shut it off. Now I don't have a printer installed and when I try to "add a printer" I get a "Operation could not be completed" error. While reading this post I went to msconfig/services and the print spooler is checked but it is not running. I tried un-checking and re-checking but that didn't work. Also I tried to do a system restore to a date before my brother showed up and I am unable to do a restore. I have a dimension 4500 and a Dell A960 all in one printer. I'm running XP pro.
When I intalled the software disc for the printer to re-install the driver I got the following error message.
16 bit Windows Subsystem
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose ‘Close’ to terminate the application.
Message Edited by nachoscarol on 01-18-2005 05:54 PM