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1. Do you have updated drivers installed for the printer?
2. What is the make and model of the printer?
3. Have you logged in as a standard user or administrator?
4. Since when are you facing this issue?
5. Why are you trying to manually start the print spooler service?
6. What happens when you try printing?
I would suggest you to login as an administrator and check.
Also you may update the drivers for the device and check if the issue persists –
I did the same thing, because I was trying to fix the error that my printer spooler service won't start. I had a Lexmark printer, which they finally told me I wouldn't be able to get working with Windows 7 because it was too old (7 years), so I bought another
Lexmark printer. When I went to install the driver that came in the box of the new one, it wouldn't let me because of the printer spooler service. I've checked, and the setting for the printer spooler service is automatic, and rebooting doesn't clear it.
When I tried to run "sc config spooler depend= rpcss start= auto" on the command prompt, it told me "OpenService FAILED 5: Access denied". Then when I tried to do "net start spooler", it told me "System error 5 has occurred. Access denied."
1. What is the make and model of the printer? 2. Have you logged in as a standard user or administrator?
3. What happens when you right click the driver file and select the option to ‘Run as administrator’?
I would suggest you to login as an administrator and check if you can start the service or can install the driver properly. Also you can refer to the link provided in the above post of ‘Why cant I print’ and check if it assists you resolve
To check the status of the Print Spooler service, you must be logged on as an administrator, to perform these steps:
a. Open Administrative Tools by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type administrative tools, and then click Administrative Tools.
b. Double-click Services. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
c. Right-click the Print Spooler service, and then click Properties.
d. On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic is selected.
e. Now check for the status of the service. If the service is not already running (started or starting), under Service status, click Start, and then click OK. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Hope this helps.