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Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer

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  • You cannot vote on your own post I am using windows server 2008 R2 on a server machine. The printer was working just fine before I configured Active directory on it. Now when I try to run a print job there is a message the start the spooler service and when I do that it stops and I get the following error:

     

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


    Error 0x800106b9: 0x800106b9

     

    I've tried many things I found on the internet but nothing is working for me, any help in this regard would be much appreciated.

     

    Thanks

     

    Salman Naqvi

    Monday, November 15, 2010 9:57 AM

Answers

  • Hi Salman,

    Thanks for the post.

    At this time, for this issue, I still have something need to confirm with you:

    1. Does this issue occur with other printers?

    2. Is this printer locally attached to the Win2k8R2-based machine?

    3. Will this issue occur if we print to it from another machine?

    4. Can we manually restart the spooler service on Win2k8R?

    To troubleshoot this issue, let's first try the following method:

    Fix the dependency information for the Spooler service:

    ======================================

    Click Start, Run and type the following:

    CMD /K SC CONFIG SPOOLER DEPEND= RPCSS

    Alternately, to accomplish this using Registry Editor:

    Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe

    Navigate to the following branch

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ Spooler

    In the right-pane, double-click the DependOnService value

    Delete the existing data, and then type RPCSS

    Close Regedit.exe.

    Note: Please do a registry backup before modifying anything. 

    Does it work?

    If the problem continues, please run the system file checker tool to verify if there is any corrupt system file.

    In an Admin elevated command prompt type

    SFC /SCANNOW

     

    Hope this helps.

    Miles

     


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    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 3:06 AM
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  • The RPC service is messed up.  I'll assume this occured when you configured the AD.  Any ideas what you did? 

    C:\>winerror 0x06b9
      1721 RPC_S_OUT_OF_RESOURCES <--> 0xc0020016 RPC_NT_OUT_OF_RESOURCES


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:40 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Hi Salman,

    Thanks for the post.

    At this time, for this issue, I still have something need to confirm with you:

    1. Does this issue occur with other printers?

    2. Is this printer locally attached to the Win2k8R2-based machine?

    3. Will this issue occur if we print to it from another machine?

    4. Can we manually restart the spooler service on Win2k8R?

    To troubleshoot this issue, let's first try the following method:

    Fix the dependency information for the Spooler service:

    ======================================

    Click Start, Run and type the following:

    CMD /K SC CONFIG SPOOLER DEPEND= RPCSS

    Alternately, to accomplish this using Registry Editor:

    Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe

    Navigate to the following branch

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ Spooler

    In the right-pane, double-click the DependOnService value

    Delete the existing data, and then type RPCSS

    Close Regedit.exe.

    Note: Please do a registry backup before modifying anything. 

    Does it work?

    If the problem continues, please run the system file checker tool to verify if there is any corrupt system file.

    In an Admin elevated command prompt type

    SFC /SCANNOW

     

    Hope this helps.

    Miles

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 3:06 AM
    Moderator
  • The RPC service is messed up.  I'll assume this occured when you configured the AD.  Any ideas what you did? 

    C:\>winerror 0x06b9
      1721 RPC_S_OUT_OF_RESOURCES <--> 0xc0020016 RPC_NT_OUT_OF_RESOURCES


    Alan Morris Windows Printing Team
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:40 PM
    Answerer