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Can not print. All of the sudden Print spooler service not running. and .Net Framework issues

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :.NET Framework

I am running Windows XP home SP3.  About 7 months ago I connected an HP printer to my computer along with a pdf print program.  Everything was fine until about 2 months ago. One day I tried to print and I received an error stating that Operation could not be completed.  The print spooler service is not running.  I cannot redownload my printer and all properties in the printer box in control panel is empty.  I have run the Microsoft fix it scan and others, etc.  They say it starts the spooler but it does not.  I still cannot add a printer nor print.  My printer recognizes my computer but not the other way around.  One scan said:  Printer:  Troubleshoot problems preventing from completing; Package Version: 2.0 Microsoft.  I have tried to repair .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and it says cannot find netfx20a_x86.msi and then earlier tried to repair .NET Framework 3.5 but problem there as well.  I am not 100% computer savy but have been to always handle my own.  Would like uninstall all .NET Framework but am extremely afraid of what would happen.  PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME.  I have been having problems for several months.  Also, I cannot defrag my drive to not enough space, yet I really do not have much on my hard drive so do not know what to do there either.  PLEASE HELP ME QUICKLY- BEFORE I LOO

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