User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: A little PC help here, please

  1. #1
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Westchester County, New York
    Posts
    5,377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question A little PC help here, please

    Ok, so I USED to be good at these confounded machines....but it seems my learning curve is behind.....or it could be that growing up on Macs I should have married a MAC girl, not a PC girl (PAK, if you read this...too late, I'm taken!). That's a battle I just surrendered (not worth the hassle).

    So, something happened and my printer is no longer functioning.

    What the heck, I removed it and tried to reinstall....But I'm getting the same doggone error - spooler not found.

    What the heck is a spooler, and where do I find it?
    17 Nash Rd.
    North Salem, NY 10560

    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

  2. #2
    rattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    missing, presumed dead
    Posts
    8,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    a spooler is what you computer uses to send infor to the printer......generally my wife says when she gets that error shutting down the computer and restarting causes Windows to fix the problem, if thats not working i would look for help via Microsofts site as it sounds like a Windows problem if your printer software is good....may try to down load the driver via the web instead of your disk if you can find it
    cervid serial killer
    Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety
    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
    http://www.wolfpointherald.com/--http://www.safety-brite.net/

  3. #3
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What computer, operating system and printer (make and model)?

    Some of the HP printers have problems on Vista. Early versions of some of the drivers crash randomly and Vista in it's infinite wisdom then uninstalls the driver causing your printer to disappear. So you reinstall the printer and it works for a while and repeats the cycle. HP issued a hotfix.

    A spooler is essentially a disk cache program that queues your print jobs so you can continue to work while the printer catches up.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

  4. #4
    Outsiders71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,005
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Go to start -> run and type: services.msc

    Make sure 'Print Spooler' is started, and is set to Automatic
    James 1:17

    "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

  5. #5
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Westchester County, New York
    Posts
    5,377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks guys. Printer spooler is set to automatic. When I click "start service," it says "specified file not found."

    But it doesn't tell me what file it's looking for....
    17 Nash Rd.
    North Salem, NY 10560

    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

  6. #6
    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Olympia, Washington
    Posts
    4,064
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's probably looking for the spooler program, from the sound of it. Not sure what to do though - sorry. I work at the tech support office for my campus and Vista makes all my coworkers shudder and sigh. We hardly even support it - there are only a few people that have been given machines with it and we only do that on the understanding that we probably won't be able to help them if something really screwy happens. Maybe uninstall/reinstall again? Like NAN said, it would be easier if you gave more specifics; someone might be familiar with the issue and know of a workaround/patch.
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

  7. #7
    Outsiders71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,005
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    James 1:17

    "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •