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Win2k: Corrupt Printer subsystem

By martin ·
The printer subsystem on one of my workstations has become corrupt. Restarting the service has no effect and everytime I try to reinstall a printer I get the error "Printer operation cannot continue due to lack of resources. The print subsystem is unavailable." can this be fixed with out a reinstall? If so how?

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by sdfgsdf In reply to Win2k: Corrupt Printer su ...

probably your best bet would be to dig out the old win2k installation disk and run a repair. back the **** out of your data first in case it botches and you have to reinstall.

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by mind_nt In reply to Win2k: Corrupt Printer su ...

The error message is reported because the Spooler Service has not been started or has failed. The Spooler Service can be started in the Control Panel, in Services: click the Startup button and make it Automatic for automatic startup for the next restart. In Windows 2000, the Print Spooler Service can be started in Administrative Tools, Services. Double-click the Printer Spooler service and change the Startup Type to Automatic.

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