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Printer Spooler Error 1068: My Printer spooler is down HELP!!!

By fcui21 ·
I'm getting an error when attempting to print or add a printer. The error I am receiving states "Could not start the Print Spooler service on local computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start". I don't know what caused this all of a sudden but I can't do anything with my printer at this moment. I have an HP all in one printer and my operating system is Windows XP. Any insight on how to resolve this problem would be appreciated!

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Get the latest drivers

by GhostBrowser In reply to Printer Spooler Error 106 ...

Had the same problem
This fixed it

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Printer Spooler Error 1068: My Printer spooler is down HELP!!!

by howardsarmiento In reply to Printer Spooler Error 106 ...

1. On the command prompt, type msconfig.msc
2. Go to services tab and startup tab. Make sure that all items that starts with hp???? should be enabled.
3. On the command prompt, type services.msc
4. Look for print spooler and stop this service.
5. Open a command prompt windows and type the following:
sc config spooler depend= rpcss
6. Go back to services.msc (item 3) and start print spooler service.
7. re-installe driver

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Thanks

by emrz85 In reply to Printer Spooler Error 106 ...

Thanks for that I was really unsure how to do get it back. Appreciate it.

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you are the man

by jsocito In reply to Printer Spooler Error 106 ...

dude, this worked like a charm!!!

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by ranwin In reply to Printer Spooler Error 106 ...

Thank you, fix worked. I had tried other suggestion with zero results. Can't thank you enough.

ranwin

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SURESHOT FIX FOR THE SPOOLER ERROR.......

by pooja.gandhi In reply to Printer Spooler Error 106 ...

Perform the following steps to enable the lexbce server and print spooler on the host computer:

Click the Start button, and then click Run.
The Run window appears.
Type services.msc, and then click OK.
Locate Print Spooler in the list of services, right-click the service, and then left-click start.
Locate Lexbce Server in the list of services, right-click the service, and then left-click start
Locate RPC services in the list of services, right-click the service, and then left-click start
If you get any error like 1608, follow these steps:
Right-click "Print Spooler" and select "Properties".
Click on the "Recovery" tab and change all 3 drop-down boxes to "Restart The Service".
Make sure the 2 text boxes underneath say "1" in them.
Click Ok until you are back at the Services window, close it , perform the same for Lexbce Server and RPC services as well. Then restart RPC services, then Lexbce Server and last step is to restart the Print Spooler service. Print a test page and check for it. *****ISSUE RESOLVED*****

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This is the one!!

by ditzy_blond In reply to SURESHOT FIX FOR THE SPOO ...

Great instructions...better than the others. It worked like a charm and I can now print!!

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A REAL Solution

by ALEX516516 In reply to SURESHOT FIX FOR THE SPOO ...

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. I searched online for solutions but none worked. Reading this thread and subsquent replies took care of my issue for a client in under 5 minutes time.

THANKS!!

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Printer Driver not installed. The specified print monitor is unknown

by fidelestamandfpi In reply to SURESHOT FIX FOR THE SPOO ...

I have been able to get the print spooler to work. I tried to re-installed my printer but now I'm getting that Add Printer Wizard error: Printer Driver not installed. The specified print monitor is unknown. Do you have any ideal what could cause that problem? Thinks for the hints.

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Please start your own question

by IC-IT In reply to Printer Driver not instal ...

This thread has a different issue and you wont be able to mark any answers as helpful.
That way others with your problem will also gain from the solution.
Thanks.

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