Printer Spooler service does not

No apparent reason, I can print is no longer.  In Panel, printers and fax machines, no printer is listed despite the fact that there were at least two.  If I try to add a printer, I get the message Printer Spooler service does not. I was on the Microsoft site and loaded a convenience store who confirmed that the Printer Spooler service did not work but cannot fix it.  Not very useful at all.  Can anyone help.  I saw that a lot of old messages about this problem so it is not unique, but I'm really really stuck.

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You can start the print spooler by using different techniques, which one is suggested by Saurabh Joshi.

Unfortunately, restart the print spooler generally fails to resolve the problem that caused the print spooler to stop in the first place.

Apart from malware (and you'd be well advised to scan your system to update MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware), are two likely reasons that your print spooler stops printer driver has corrupted and (b) corrupt print job stuck in the print queue.

Start by removing the print queue.  With the print spooler stopped, go to C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS and delete the contents of the folder.  Do not delete the folder ...\PRINTERS himself.

Then, clean and reinstall the drivers for your printer.  See the instructions at http://www.coribright.com/windows/Article_One.htm
If you have a Lexmark printer, see this article for special instructions: http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm

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