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Excessive rate of ARP requests from Windows 7 spooler service when network printer is off

I'm having series of ARP requests broadcast by a laptop over WLAN, asking MAC address for a range of IP (192.168.0.62 --> 192.168.0.94.) The process runs for the range, stops for a 20 or 30 seconds, ...
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Win8/7/XP print spooler not getting along with Zebra ZT230 via WIFI

I have a graphics-intensive 4"x6" label I'm printing to the ZT230. I'm printing multiple (10) copies. When connected via USB, all goes well. However, when connected via wifi, I only get 2 of the ...
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unusual print behavior splwow64.exe

In our office we have two software systems that are integral for office function. A document management system (called LEAP Documents) and a cost recovery system (called SoftLog) for ...
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Documents spool but don't print over network from Mac to Windows

I recently got a new MacBook Air with Mavericks 10.9.2. The printer I'm trying to print to is an HP LaserJet P1005 connected to a Windows XP laptop. When installing the printer, I used the 'Generic ...
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Brother MFC-J825DW can't print more than one copy

My Brother MFC-J825DW printer works fine if I only ask it to print one copy of a document at a time. Any time I ask it to print multiple copies it just sits there and does nothing. The spooler systray ...
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How to reset Print Spooler when really screwed up [duplicate]

I believe my problems started when I installed a printer with an incorrect driver. Now I have a broken Print Spooler and I cannot interact with anything that has to do with printing. I have to go ...
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How can I determine why the Print Spooler service stops every 2 minutes?

I have a client who has an issue whereby her Print Spooler on her Windows 7 PC stops after 2 minutes. I have set the service to restart on all subsequent failures, but it still drops out after 2 ...
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Is there a way to stop/start the Windows Vista print spooler from the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restart a windows service from command Having trouble with the spooler, and stopping/restarting it is the "fix", but it's tedious to navigate through the menus to reach ...
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Printer interfacing - colour data

How does windows send colour data to printer and how does printer translate the data into ink proportions? e.g. If I have some text in MS Word with font colour of some RGB values and my printer has ...
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windows 7 - set printer offline

I am working on an application that prints large reports. Is there a way to set a printer offline so the report pages remain in the print-spool? I have looked through all of the Printer Properties ...
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Printer spools but doesn't print

I am having a bizarre issue with an end user who is unable to print to a USB attached printer. The environment is as Windows 7 machine with a Canon Pixma iP90 printer. The driver is installed (and ...
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1 document pending in printer queue in System Tray that won't go away

Edit: I didn't want to do it, but I restarted my computer - cleared the problem right away. Though if I were running a Windows 2003/2008 server, I would hate to have to restart the domain controller ...
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Unable to find Barcode Scanner

I have an a Symbol barcode scanner model LS2208 that I'm trying to use on a Windows XP machine. The scanner uses RS-232 for its connection. The problem I'm having with the scanner is that it can ...
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Print spooler starts and automatically stops when “Add Printer” clicked

I am facing tough time with this print spooler. Don't know what is wrong with it. Attached is the screenshot 1: The above error message makes you feel that print spooler is not running but I ...
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Print Spooler Service Unexpectedly Terminated

On my 64bit laptop, the print spooler service has been terminating unexpectedly (Microsoft's words) for the past day. I've looked at the event log and it just tells me happened, not why. Are there ...
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Printing to two Printers at the same time

I have two thermal receipt printers installed on a PC. Is there a way to print to two printers at the same time? Using Windows XP. It will be printed via browser.
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Data Execution Prevention (DEP) still disabling programs after it has been disabled

After installing a disk encryption tool, Data Execution Prevention (DEP) starts killing the Spooler Subsystem. This is a known issue with this encryption program and the fix is to set DEP to run on ...
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Where is the print spooler data stored in Windows 7?

Where are files generated by printer drivers stored in Windows 7? I mean the intermediate file generated by the printer driver when we click "Print".
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Print Spooler keeps stopping. Windows XP SP3

A Windows XP SP3 PC keeps stopping the Print Spooler job. This happens for both a normal user and a local admin account. If we restart the service and try to add a printer, we get an error that the ...
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Windows 7 Print Spooler causing Word to crash

I've been looking into this problem on one of my client networks for a couple of weeks now, trying different things. I found this post on Microsoft Technet from a guy having exactly the same ...
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How to get names of files spooled for printing?

I need to get names of all files spooled for printing. How can I do this in Unix?
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Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close

I have users at my work place on a couple different types of machines, all running Windows XP x86 SP3 that constantly experience the spooler subsystem app error, leading to constant crashes and ...
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Printer Spooler fails to start

My print spooler has suddenly stopped working on Win 7. There are no printers visible in Devices and Printers though the total count is still there. When I go to Add a printer i receive the error: ...
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Data Execution Preventing Popup

After uninstalling a couple print drivers and restarting my system, I got this weird Data Execution Prevention popup window (see attachment). It's weird because it states that it shut down the ...
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spoolsv.exe error when printing to shared printer (Windows 7 -> Windows XP home)

I have an HP Photosmart C5383 installed on a Windows XP Home PC. I got a notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, to upgrade my older Vista Home Premium 32-bit machine. I have shared this printer ...
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Print Spooler Service to Automatic (Delayed Start) causes Error 87

I'm running Windows Vista SP2 Home Premium 32-Bit, with a Lexmark X5450 All-In-One Printer. Whenever I try to change the Print Spooler Service from Automatic/Manual/Disabled to Automatic (Delayed ...
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Printer randomly going offline

I have 6 networked computers running Windows XP Pro, 2 of which have a Shinko CHC-S2145 attached and shared. The driver in use is v1.4 and, although I can't find reference to it on the website, was ...
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Print spooler consumes over 1GB of memory

Suddenly, on a Windows Vista Business workstation I manage, the Windows print spooler service is consuming over 1GB of memory. I got the call this morning that the user could not print. I discovered ...
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What does the “Enable Advanced Printing Features” option do?

When I go to look at a printer's properties in Windows XP, I see a checkbox for "Enable Advanced Printing Features." What does this option do? (Specifically, I'm using a Zebra S4M label printer, but ...
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What directory are spooled print files written to in Windows XP?

I just need to know where the temporary files are written to when a printer is configured to spool before printing.
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Why does Windows spooler require an administrator account?

Does anyone know what changes I might need to make to allow restricted users to print using a printer configured for spooling? My Windows XP SP3 system currently requires me to use an Admin account ...
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When my printer fails to print with only “printer error” as the message, how can I find details?

Setup: Windows XP, all patches and driver updates applied Dell Latitude D620 in the docking station HP color laserjet 2550L Parallel cable Sometimes when I undock (and I do suspend before ...
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Printer offline until spooler service is restarted

Has anyone experienced a situation where a printer appears as offline until the Spooler service is restarted? Any thoughts? Steps I have tried: Updating to the latest print driver (for Vista ...
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spoolsv.exe consumes all CPU and RAM resources

Consider a Windows 7 x64 installation with 2 printers installed. The system has 8GB installed RAM. One printer is a Brother laser MFC-8220 Printer via TCP/IP, and the other is a CutePDF printer. ...
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PendingFileRenameOperations repeatedly populated by printer drivers after Windows 7 upgrade

On my new Windows 7 machine (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit upgrade from Vista), I find that something with the printer drivers is repeatedly adding settings to the PendingFileRenameOperations key in the ...