Here's a great Challenge for you! I accidently deleted Spoolsv.exe by mistake when getting rid of a Trojan Virus, that took over the system with multiple copies, so I couldn’t print. This was done weeks ago and it is too late to use a system restore. No printers show up with the Control Panel and I cannot print or make PDF files that I see now use the printer driver or install a printer because there is “no printer service available”.
The computer is a newer HP Media Center with very fast Duo-Core processors had the Media Center version of Windows XP installed (and Microsoft update installed sp2
when I was setting it up). However no XP installation disks , no software CD’s , and or software certificates were provided in the new unopened box that it came in (which I discovered a much later when I developed this problem), just lots of manuals, cords, tv remote, antenna, etc, etc ,etc.
I used services.msc from start > run (local) to try to start the print spooler and the print spooler status that said it was running! But when I try to install a printer I get the message: "Operation can not be completed. The print spooler service is not running." If I then try to either stop the print spooler OR try to start it again I get the message “undefined error” and this location: res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\mmcndmgr.dll/views.htm
I own the Home Edition of Windows XP too that I use on my older HP Pavillion Laptop, running XP Home Ed w/ sp2
but the system says it is incompatible when I try to install that XP on the Duo-Core Desktop (since I guess it’s not Media Center version). I tried dragging a spoolsv.exe from the Laptop that I also use successfully running XP Home Ed w/ sp2
into the right file location in my Duo-Core Processor computer, but the system does not find it.
You folks are very smart ... so what solves this? Thanks ahead of time for any help that you can give. --very frustrated and unproductive here in cyberland!--