XP is way out of date and drivers can get wonky and fail.
After Windows Update is done I clear the Event Viewer and reboot after I set the Spooler service to automatic. XP is an old 10+ YO OS so I'll skip all tutorials on basic OS use and repair for the moment. That is, after this much time you would be comfortable with the services and viewers.
One day my printer was working, the next day not. It keeps saying my printer spooler service is turned off.
I've done lots to try and get it started, but nothing is working. I've gone into "services" and it does indicate the spooler is stopped. But when I click "start", I get a message saying "error 5 access denied". Can anyone give advice?
My computer is Compaq Presario SR1750NX, with WIndows XP
The printer is Canon Pixma IP4000
Also, I have tried to reinstall the printer, but it will not let me install the drivers because...........spooler service not started. Very frustrating!!