How to reinstall printer folder to windows xp I have non of the reinstallation disks

It seems the computer can't find the printing folder probably is corrupt
.I reinstall the driver but in the device manager it does not show anything for printer.

 

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What do you mean by "can't find the printing folder"?

What happened between the time you used to be able to print and the time printing failed?

Can you print a test page using the buttons on the printer?  For help with this, identify the make and model of the printer.

If you right-click on the printer icon and select "Open" do you see a window like this: 


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If you mean that the the Printers and Faxes window is empty and that you can't install a printer by clicking on the Add a Printer wizard, then the Print Spooler is not running, probably because you have a corrupt printer driver or a corrupt print job.

There is an easy fix for the above, but rather than confusing things by providing a solution to something that may not be your problem, please explain what you mean by "can't find the printing folder."

Explain how you reinstalled the driver.

Printers usually are not shown in Device Manager.  They are shown (and configured) from the Printers and Faxes window.

What version of Windows XP (Home, Pro, Media Center) and service pack (none, 1, 2, 3) do you have?

What is the name and version of your antivirus program?

What other security programs are installed?
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