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I was trying to print a file and all of a sudden got the message:

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Which basically says that he can't start the Print Spooler-service.

Any heads up on how to fix this?

I'm running Windows 7 with a Epson SX100 USB printer.

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try manually starting it from services? – Mussnoon Oct 31 '10 at 16:58
Go add that as an answer, since that was indeed the case. But please add some pics on how to do it @Mussnoon – Ivo Flipse Oct 31 '10 at 17:56
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So here we go.

Go to start menu > run, and type in "services.msc" (or if you can't find "run" on the start menu, try pressing R while holding down the "Windows key"). When the services console appears, scroll down to "Print Spooler" and click the "Start Service" button on the toolbar (the one that looks like a "play" button from a media player).

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Alternatively, you can start the task manager, switch to the "Services" tab, scroll down to "Spooler", right click on it, and click "Start service".

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Awesome pictures @Mussnoon – Ivo Flipse Oct 31 '10 at 19:45

It's easy: open an elevated command prompt and type:

net start spooler
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