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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 64-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Print spool service appears to cause Explorer to hang - how to fix this?

I'm encountering a strange problem. A few days ago, my primary printer (Samsung ML-2950) unexpectedly stopped working with a "0 % toner" message. One file was in the print queue at that time. Right ...
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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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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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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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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 problem,...
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Print Spooler uses 50% CPU power and hangs, cannot print, Server 2012

We are having the same reoccurring problem at our company with the print spooler on Windows Server 2012, namely that it's consuming a constant 50% CPU power and we cannot print, accessing the list of ...
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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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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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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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How to reset Print Spooler [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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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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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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Spooler SubSystem App takes high cpu?

I'm using windows 10 and updated automatically about two days ago. I just realized that "Spooler SubSystem App" takes about 30% of my CPU time. Restart does not work. (it's just there after reboot) ...
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Network printer not spooling in Windows 7

I have a network shared printer connected to the Linux machine. When I send a print request from the Windows machine the spool files are not getting stored in the Sytem32/spool/printers directory. I ...
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Windows 10 printing only working locally. Shared printer doesn't print

after updating to windows 10 I have a problem with one of my printers. Both printers work locally but only one works as shared printer. The second printer receives the printing job but it just ...
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Cannot list printer for hours after restarting Windows 7 computer

I have one Windows 7 computer which does not enable printer to be listed during the first two hours (approximation). After this delay, the printer listing is made in the instant. I use the ...
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unable to print rpt file in SAGE 100 ERP

Issue I have a use who is trying to a sales order out of SAGE 100 ERP and that user gets unable to print .rpt. Background The setup is simple. The software is installed on the local machine, ...
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Print Spooler service terminated unexpectedly

Every time I try to install a printer on this one PC, the Spooler crashes and the installation fails. PC is brand new. Through troubleshooting, I found out that anytime I try to do anything with the ...
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Printer won't print with office or wordpad but other apps can print

One day I printed a document from MS word but nothing happened. I tried again with excel and wordpad, nothing. I reinstalled office (2007 - after too 2010) and the driver (the last update) and tried ...
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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 printing/...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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splwow64.exe block to start some 32b application on the Windows 10 64b

I have 64b Windows 10 installed, and I want to use museScore2, which is 32b binary. I had some problems with PDFCreator and FoxitReader PDF printer, I've removed it and now I have installed only one ...