Printer Spooler corrupted

by eyeguy - 12/7/07 11:50 AM

Following the last update on my wife's dell dimension b110 by microsoft, a major problem with her printer developed. The printer has disapeared completely from the printer folder, install new hardware is unable to find the printer, and when I used the troubleshooter, I was directed to microsoft windows services.
The printer spool service shows that the printer is on automatic, but when I tried to restart it, I get two messages: "could not start the Print Spooler on Local Computer Error 1075: the dempendancy does not exist or has been marked for deletion." The other error is "The RPC server is unavailable."

At any rate, I cannot reinstall the printer because I get an error that the printer spool is unavailable. Any idea how I can reinstall or get rid of the corrupted service?

Steve Collins