One day, I started my XP computer in my office and wanted to do some printing in my Microsoft Office Word document. As I pressed ‘Ctrl+ P’, there was no printing menu prompt out for me to print my document. I also cannot print my Excel, Powerpoint and other documents. I try to check the network at ‘Printers and Faxes’ in my Control Panel, all the Printer network connections gone, nothing over there.
The following message appeared when I try to install one of my Canon Printer driver again:
Processing cannot be continue because the Print Spooler service has been stopped. Restart the computer to start the Print Spooler service and then try again.
Therefore, I restarted my computer for few time, still did not solve the problem. I cannot print anything!
I tried to Google for the solution and check the Print Spooler service to make sure it’s running and found the following solution.
- First, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.
- Scroll down to make site the Print Spooler service is set to automatic.
- You can right click on the service and select properties to restart it.
And now the printing service works again.