operation coul Windows xp can not be finished the print spooler service does not work

Cannot print from dell optiplex 780 desktop.  He said spooler service is not running


Click Start and type Services.msc

Press enter

Scroll down to the print spooler is that it set to automatic?  Click on it to select it and in the top left page you will see Stop and Start.  Click on stop.  Wait for the spooler to stop.  Now click on restart.

Close the window

Go to control panel and open the Printers folder.  Right-click on the printer icon, then select open.  There the documents listed in the queue?  If Yes, click on the printer and select Cancel all documents.  Close the windows.

Restart and try printing again.

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