Mark’s Blog: The Case of the Printing Failure

27 Apr

An interesting article from Mark’s blog on some potential printer service issues.

The Case of the Printing Failure:

… The file’s description reported it to be the Local Spooler DLL, which explained the Spooler’s inability to support printing operations. After he copied the file from the working system, he was able to print successfully.

As far as the user was concerned, the case was closed and he was able to get back to work, but the administrator was left with the question of what had happened to the original DLL. Another web search turned up forum posts from others that had experienced the same problem. One post in particular described the exact symptoms he’d seen, including the event log entries, suggested the same fix of copying Localspl.dll from another system, and blamed uninstallers of third-party print and fax software for incorrectly deleting Localspl.dll: …

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Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Windows



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