Could not start the Print Spooler Service on Local Computer - Error 2
Asked Oct 7, 2008, 05:54 PM
When I click on Start / Control Panel/ Printers and other Hardware / View installed printers there is nothing there! I then try to add a printer where I get a warning box saying ' operation could not be completed the print spooler service is not running' When I try to start the print spooler I get the following 'Could not start the print spooler service on local computer. Error 2: The system can not find the file specified'
I have restarted the computer - makes no difference.
The printer was working perfectly fine when I turned the computer off last night, but this morning, all the files are missing.
A week ago I had a virus on the computer and symantec advised me to disable the Windows XP System Restore which I did. I forgot to re-enable it.