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Error - Windows Can't Open Add Printer


Error message "windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine. " While trying to add printers in windows 7. My laptop has lost all the printers and windows & doesn't recognize them anymore. I can't print anything. I use my laptop on a docking station. I took it off to take to a trip and when i returned i plugged it back in (as i always do).

Right before the trip i upgraded to windows 7 and all my printers were working fine. When i got back and plugged it back in, windows doesn't recognize any of my printers. When i try to add the printers back an error message comes up saying "windows can't open add printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine. " I have tried rebooting and turning off the printer, etc. Can anyone help me?


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