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Print Spooler running but print messages advise otherwise


Budso

New Member
Sacramento

Posts
1
#1
I have a fairly new PC computer running Win 8 64bit. Initial setup went off without a hitch. Wireless printers and such all worked fine.


Now, I select "print" from Microsoft Word, or Notepad, or any program for that matter, nothing happens, i.e. no print que, no printer page, nada. My control panel shows several printers installed. I have tried to delete all printers to start from scratch, however, the printer icons pop back up as quickly as I delete them.

I tried to install a newly purchased printer, but a message was returned stating, "no printer spooler service running" or something to that effect. I then opened the service page and turned the print spooler "on' in automatic mode. Nothing changed. It still returns a message about "Print Spooler not running", even though it is turned on in the services page!

I might add that this computer is part of a home sharing network with two other desktop PCs. They both perform flawlessly, interfacing wirelessly with the two HP printers on-line. The other desktops are running win 7 64bit.

I am truly out of airspeed and ideas. Thank you for your help.

Bud in Sacramento
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel i5-3570K @ 3.4mhz OC 4.0mhz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
    Memory
    16GB Corsair
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDA Ge Force GTX 570
    Sound Card
    ASUS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2311H
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 830 series 250GB
    WD 1TB
    RAID w/2 Hitachi 2TB @ 5400RPM
    PSU
    Corsair 750W Modular
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    Fiber Optic 10mbs/sec
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 Defender

RichSl

New Member
Posts
29
#2
I have the same issue on my laptop now...did you ever get to a resolution?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8 hopefully
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    dell studio XPS 7100
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II ii X6 1035T; 2600MHz
    Memory
    6144MB; 1333MHz; DDR3
    Hard Drives
    (2) - both Seagate;
    New blank drive installed n PO-WDC WD1003FZEX-00MKZA0
    DVD drive: P1-HL-DT-ST DVD +/-RW GH5
    Back up drive on P2-ST31000528AS
    Browser
    ie8
    Antivirus
    macafee
    Other Info
    have replaced the memory board battery; loaded memory defaults and saved; install of win 8 Pro is painfully slow...WAY too slow. Takes over 10 min just to load splash screen.