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Fix Print Spooler Error The system cannot find the file specified

Kindly find the below solution to start the Print spooler Service, encountering the following error.


Error :Could not start the print spooler service on local computer Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified”




  1. Click Start > Run > Type CMD
  2. In the command prompt Navigate to i386 Folder ( i386 may be available in one of the following locations C:\ , C:\Windows or C:\Windows\Service Pack Files )
  3. Type Expand spoolsv.ex_ C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
  4. Start>Run>Type “services.msc”
  5. Under Services look for “Print Spooler“>Properties>Under General Tab go to Start up type and select “Automatic” & change the Service Status to “Start”. Click ok
  6. Restart the computer. The issue should be fixed


Note :// The above solution works in Windows XP computers.


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