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Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer

    Question

  • Message that pops up when I try to start the Print Spooler service is:   Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local

    Computer.

    Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.

     

    The file is C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe and I have not been able to locate it. I removed a nasty virus from my computer about a month ago and this has been the lasting result of the virus.  Any thoughts on how I can get my printer (and services) back up and going?

     

    Need any assistance you can provide- I deeply appreciate this!!!!!! 

    Tuesday, January 04, 2011 11:26 PM

All replies

  • You can copy the missing .exe file from your Windows CD by using the command line expand *CDpath*\i386\spoolsv.ex_ C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

    Where *CDPath* must be replaced by your CD drive's path.

    Wednesday, January 05, 2011 12:48 AM