"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.
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
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.