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When you try to start the Microsoft Print Spooler service on a Windows XP-based computer, you receive the following error message:
Additionally, an event that is similar to the following is logged in the System event log:
Could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer. Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.
Event Type: Error
This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
Article ID: 915168 - Last Review: 22 September 2006 - Revision: 2.3