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    mc-ross is offline Junior Member
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    Default Print Spooler Nightmare

    Newbie here so please excuse. I recently built the system shown on my signature. Since the build I've had nothing but problems with my Print Spooler Service. The service will work fine and everything is OK. During an automatic update, upon restart the service will not be started. Trying to manually start the service will spit "error 1053 the service failed to respond within the specified time". I've done system restores and things will work fine for a couple of days then same problem. I've done repair install with same results. I've done three fresh installs with no printers even installed and things work for a few days, then bang; spooler service is not running. I have no software aside from a couple of games installed at this time and no printers. Just been using the computer to browse the Web looking for solutions. When I start the computer I just go to "devices and printers" and look to see if the two default Microsoft XPS Document Writer and Fax are there and they are not. Click add printer and it spits the 1053 error. When the service fails, it never comes back until I do some type of restore, re-install, repair install etc. Then the service will work for a few days, then quit never to return.

    The only clues I have are that the Event Viewer shows that there has been a timeout error where 2 services have failed to respond within the allotted time (30 seconds) the two services are; Interactive Detection Services Service and Print Spooler Service. This is not a printer issue as I haven't had a printer powered on, plugged in or installed for over 2 weeks and 2 clean installs.

    Hope someone can please help, this is driving me to drink!
    My System
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    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel 7 Series Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-3570K Processor 3.40 Ghz
    Kingston HyperX 8GB Desktop Memory Kit - DDR3, (2 x 4GB), PC3-12800, 1600MHz, CL9, Intel XMP Ready
    Western Digital WD3200AAJS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 320GB, 3.5", 7200RPM, 8MB, SATA-3
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card
    Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid-Tower Case
    1 200mm Front Intake, 1 200mm Side Intake, 1 200mm Top Exhaust, 1 120mm Rear Exhaust Fans
    Thermaltake TR2 600W Power Supply
    Windows 7 (64bit) Home Premium

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    Boskey1 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: Print Spooler Nightmare

    I found the solution submitted by Gwen_2012 on this website works.

    Print Spooler won't start (error 1053) after recent wave - Microsoft Community

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    mc-ross is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: Print Spooler Nightmare

    Thanks for the Reply Boskey

    Resolved

    I found the same link you referenced about a week ago and I can confirm that it has worked. I've delayed posting until I've had a chance to see for sure if the problem was resolved. The fix instantly allowed me to start the spooler service(something I've never been able to do without some sort of re-install, restore etc.). I've gone a little better than a week with no issues. Automatic updates continue to update, I've now got my printer installed and working and have had no issues for the whole time. Something so simple, I feel the problem is resolved.
    My System
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    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel 7 Series Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-3570K Processor 3.40 Ghz
    Kingston HyperX 8GB Desktop Memory Kit - DDR3, (2 x 4GB), PC3-12800, 1600MHz, CL9, Intel XMP Ready
    Western Digital WD3200AAJS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 320GB, 3.5", 7200RPM, 8MB, SATA-3
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card
    Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid-Tower Case
    1 200mm Front Intake, 1 200mm Side Intake, 1 200mm Top Exhaust, 1 120mm Rear Exhaust Fans
    Thermaltake TR2 600W Power Supply
    Windows 7 (64bit) Home Premium

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