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Printers Disappear after Reboot

By dcunnea ·
HI. Every time I reboot my PC (XP), the printers disappear. When I check the Print Spooler, it has stopped and I have to restart it each time. When I restart it, the printers re-appear. The Print Spooler is set at Automatic.

Can anyone help?

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big problem

by Jesus_C In reply to Printers Disappear after ...

you have to perform a system repair with you xp cd.Your spooler has failed.

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Driver Issue

by hllewellyn In reply to big problem

have you added or removed any new printers lately? Sometimes driver issues will cause the print spooler to stop.

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Printers Disappear after reboot - Server 2003 / XP Clients

by michestr In reply to Printers Disappear after ...

I have just experienced the same issue today. We are currently using a 2003 server to host our network based printers. After installing an HP LaserJet 1022n all of the printers have disaapeared on our XP clients. They are also receiveing a print spooler error on boot and when trying to add a printer you recieve the message that the print spooler service is not running.

We are in the process of trying to figure out what the heck happened now. I will update this task once I find a solution, but please feel tree to offer ideas if you have any. Thanks :-)

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MS article for same problem

by ashforde In reply to Printers Disappear after ...

Hi,
I am experiencing the same issue on XP workstations and W2K3 SP2 print server. I found this article among the numerous articles of users complaining of similiar issues.... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890642
I haven't yet tried it, but thought I'd post to notify wherever I found the problem identified in forums...

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