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Cant add printer - Print Spooler not running error

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I have a HP desktop running Vista 32bit. The printer has stopped working. The printer is fine and so is the USB cable. I have tried a few USB ports that work with other devices. I tried reinstalling driver - I get the popup that driver installs correctly and device is ready to use [image|169302]
I have a HP desktop running Vista 32bit. The printer has stopped working. The printer is fine and so is the USB cable. I have tried a few USB ports that work with other devices. I tried reinstalling driver - I get the popup that driver installs correctly and device is ready to use [image|169302]
 
however no printer shows up under PRINTERS. If I go Control Panel > printers the pane is empty! [image|169301[image|169302|align=left]
however no printer shows up under PRINTERS. If I go Control Panel > printers the pane is empty! [image|169301[image|169302|align=left]
 
Trying to ADD ahowever no printer shows up under PRINTERS. If I get error
[image|169303]
go Control Panel > printers the pane is empty!
Trying to ADD ahowever no printer shows up under PRINTERS. If I get error
[image|169303]
go Control Panel > printers the pane is empty!
 
[image|169301|align=left]
 
Trying to ADD a printer I get error
 
[image|169303|align=left]
 
I can't reinstall the OS as the system controls a medical machine and the installed application is not easily recovered. System Restore is not enabled either!

Device:

HP Desktop

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open

Accepted Answer:

176891

Edit by: Richdave ,

Title:

Cant add printer - Print Spooler not running error

Text:

I have a HP desktop running Vista 32bit. The printer has stopped working. The printer is fine and so is the USB cable. I have tried a few USB ports that work with other devices. I tried reinstalling driver - I get the popup that driver installs correctly and device is ready to use however no printer shows up under PRINTERS. If I go Control Panel > printers the pane is empty! Trying to ADD a printer I get error [image|169302]
I have a HP desktop running Vista 32bit. The printer has stopped working. The printer is fine and so is the USB cable. I have tried a few USB ports that work with other devices. I tried reinstalling driver - I get the popup that driver installs correctly and device is ready to use however no printer shows up under PRINTERS. If I go Control Panel > printers the pane is empty! Trying to ADD a printer I get error [image|169302]
 
[image|169301]

[image|169302
however no printer shows up under PRINTERS. If I go Control Panel > printers the pane is empty! [image|169301]
[image|169301]

[image|169302
however no printer shows up under PRINTERS. If I go Control Panel > printers the pane is empty! [image|169301]
 
Trying to ADD a printer I get error
[image|169303]
 
I can


I can't
reinstall the OS as the system controls a medical machine and the installed application is not easily recovered. System Restore is not enabled either!
I can


I can't
reinstall the OS as the system controls a medical machine and the installed application is not easily recovered. System Restore is not enabled either!

Device:

HP Desktop

Status:

open

Original post by: Richdave ,

Title:

Cant add printer - Print Spooler not running error

Text:

I have a HP desktop running Vista 32bit.  The printer has stopped working.  The printer is fine and so is the USB cable.  I have tried a few USB ports that work with other devices.  I tried reinstalling driver - I get the popup that driver installs correctly and device is ready to use however no printer shows up under PRINTERS.  If I go Control Panel > printers the pane is empty!  Trying to ADD a printer I get error

[image|169301]

[image|169302]

[image|169303]

I can reinstall the OS as the system controls a medical machine and the installed application is not easily recovered.  System Restore is not enabled either!

Device:

HP Desktop

Status:

open