How can I fix the error message "the print spooler service does not work."?

All printer drivers that I had loaded do not work or have disappeared.  After you download the printer drivers, I got the error message: "operation could not be performed.  The print spooler service is not running. "I have Windows XP.  I need to print now!

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To start the print spooler service, click Start > all programs > Accessories > run. In the run box type in services.msc. In the Windows Services window right-click on print spooler and select open. You will then see the options "Start automatically", and then on the button 'Start Service'. Click on those and then click apply then OK. Who should start the print spooler service, however, if you get an error message, see the link below for more information.

http://social.technet.Microsoft.com/forums/en/itprovistaprinting/thread/391f3c57-5d2b-4E88-ADC6-190429a7fdbe

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