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

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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.