Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.

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Hi all,

I am an engineer working on a project that needs frequent reporting via email and to file some hard copy. When I am about to print some pages of my report, I meet an error that says the "computer could not start the printer spooler services", added below is the screen shot.

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Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.

Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

As I understand with the error, I have a problem with my printer or its driver. So I checked first the printer connection that might just be loosen, but it was attached perfectly. So I re installed the driver of the printer. After those isolation process, I tried again printing my report, but the same error pops up my screen. Please give some advice on where shall I go to fix this error.

Thanks.

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Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.

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Hello there,

You are getting this problem because a service named Printer Spool is not running. So you have to start the service manually. To  start the process you have to follow the steps.

1.  You must have Administrative Privilege

2.  Now Open Control Panel

3.  Switch to Classic view

4.  Double click on Administrative tools.

5.  Double click Services

6.  Find the service name Print Spooler

7.  Double click on Print Spooler. Print Spooler window will open.

8.  There change the Startup type to Automatic.

9.  Then click Start button to start the service.

This should start the service. But if the Dependency services are not running then the Print Spooler service will  not run. So make sure that these services are running correctly.

  1. Application Layer Gateway Service
  2. Network Connections
  3. Network Location Awareness (NLA)
  4. Plug and Play
  5. Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
  6. Remote Access Connection Manager
  7. Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  8. Telephony

Hope it works for you.

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