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Q: "Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start."

I was fiddling around with my Startup programs and now I have this error message:  "Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.  Error 1068:  The dependency service or group failed to start."  There is no printer listed anywhere and nothing works.

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Hi Jkoryzna,

 

Thanks for choosing Microsoft Answers forum.

 


To resolve the problem, fix the dependency information for the Spooler service.

Click Start, Run and type the following:

CMD /K SC CONFIG SPOOLER DEPEND= RPCSS

Alternately, to accomplish this using Registry Editor:

Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe

Navigate to the following branch

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ Spooler

In the right-pane, double-click the DependOnService value

Delete the existing data, and then type RPCSS

Close Regedit.exe.


REGISTRY DISCLAIMER

Modifying REGISTRY settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of REGISTRY settings can be solved. Modifications of these settings are at your own risk.


Also go through the steps mentioned in the article below.
Fix printing problems by resetting the print spooler.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000007

 

Let us know if this helps

Regards
Sreekanth.

 

 

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