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Windows7 stops the print spooler and then it appears no printers installed

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Windows7 stops the print spooler and then it appears no printers installed

rschwartz1
Windows7 stops the print spooler and then it appears that there are no printers installed. When I restart the print spooler in services, all to the network printers reappear in Devices and Printers. When I try to print, the drivers disappear and MS Office says no printers are installed. After some time with the print spooler running, something stops it again.
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    Gisabun

    Most likely your print spooler is off and won't turn back on.
    Go into the \windows\system32\spool \printers folder and empty it.
    Restart the print spooler.
    Most likely [from what I've seen] some oddly created PDF caused the problem. Seen it with stuff scanned to PDF. Try Foxit Reader if using Acrobat/Adobe Reader.

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    wvandyke

    I have the same problem. It looks like the printers folder is already empty but can't start spooler???? Any other ideas that could help?

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    Gisabun

    Most likely your print spooler is off and won't turn back on.
    Go into the \windows\system32\spool \printers folder and empty it.
    Restart the print spooler.
    Most likely [from what I've seen] some oddly created PDF caused the problem. Seen it with stuff scanned to PDF. Try Foxit Reader if using Acrobat/Adobe Reader.

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    wvandyke

    I have the same problem. It looks like the printers folder is already empty but can't start spooler???? Any other ideas that could help?