This happened a while back, and I did a system restore and it fixed everything. Temporarily apparently. Seems my print spooler service turns itself off? I looked in msconfig services and it is stopped. There is no option to start it. Using xp and an HP all in one. Fairly new HP all in one. This is very frustrating as I am in the process of searching for scholarships and restoring would erase all pages I have saved to look at later and I would have to start all over. Lazy is the key word here I guess. Besides that, I want to stop this from happening again. Is it a lack of updating printer drivers issue? cause the HP looks for updates automatically and has not found any as of yet. I can't see how that would be the case anyway when it is the spooler service that is stopped. That was there before the printer came. I'm just grasping at straws here. Again.