Print spooler not working

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Paul Hadsall, Jul 10, 2018 at 2:31 AM.

  1. Paul Hadsall

    Paul Hadsall

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    When I try to use my printer on my Windows 10 PC, I get the message "The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine." Print Spooler is not listed among the Windows services, and restarting the machine does not help. The actual print spooler files seem to be present, but the registry references are not. My anti-virus software declares the machine to be trouble-free.

    I've tried reinstalling and uninstalling the drivers for my Brother MCF-J88DDW printer, but the installer/uninstaller won't work because of the print spooler issue.

    Do I have any options besides reinstalling Windows?
    Paul Hadsall, Jul 10, 2018 at 2:31 AM
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    Trouble, Jul 10, 2018 at 6:42 AM
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