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The spooler and related bits reside in [Drive]:\windows\system32\spool. I can't think of any other reason you'd ask this question offhand so I'll throw this out there - if you're specifically trying to clear out a print queue manually, empty spool\printers. Make sure you stop the spooler service before you do this.


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I looked into this for archiving purposes not too long ago. Although my needs were a little different, I needed to print to a physical printer and a PDF printer for archiving, I figured it is worth sharing my findings. The two solutions I found to be the best were: Print distributor and Multi print. Both cost money but I assume this is for a business so ...


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Make sure you are using cmd as admin (run as administrator). To stop the spooler, type net stop spooler, i.e. C:\windows\system32\net stop spooler This should work in Windows Vista.


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The default system-wide print spooling directory in Windows XP is %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\PRINTERS. According to MS Help & Support, to view (or change) the default print spooling directory: Go to Printers and Faxes in Control Panel. On the File menu, click Server Properties, and then switch to the Advanced tab. The spooling directory can be seen ...


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I've been experiencing this problem with Adobe Reader 9. Uninstalling Adobe Reader 9 and then installing Adobe Reader X (version 10) seems to resolve this problem, but upgrading from 9 to X does not. Don't upgrade - download Adobe Reader X, do a complete uninstall of 9, then a fresh install of X. If you have any print jobs that are crashing the print ...


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I would suggest turning off physical address extensions as DEP relies on this to work. Here is the KB article from microsoft. Basically you add: /execute /NOPAE to your Boot.ini file. I know this isn't exactly a "fix" but this work around should turn off DEP by turning off what it relies on to work.


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Right click on the printer and select 'See what's printing' Then select 'Pause Printing' from the Printer menu.


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First of all, never use registry cleaners! They don't do anything to your computer that could be considered beneficial. And they especially don't solve any problems whatsoever. While you have attempted numerous ways to fix your problem, it seems as if you were simply trying solutions instead of analyzing your problem at hand. This can be very problematic as ...


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Well if the problem is as you described, then you can manually install another driver for the device. Go into Computer Management and then Devices. Locate the printer you installed the driver for, right click it Select Update Driver Manually select the right driver file by choosing to do so from the disk. Now, if that problem really were the root of your ...


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It turns out the port in Windows was set to Advanced Port Monitor. Changed it to Standard TCP/IP port and everything worked fine.


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If you have any third-party service running on your Windows machine (that tries to connect to your printer, possibly?), turn it off. ARP requests are indeed sent out in order to receive IP addresses within the same network. This service could be checking frequently if the printer is actually up or not. If not, access Device Manager by [WinKey]+R and ...


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It depends on the printer. If the printer supports PostScript, the application/driver can send the colour data in just about any colour format you like: RGB, CMYK, indexed colour, greyscale, etc. The printer will convert it into CMYK, adjusted for the particular inks/toners used in the printer. The adjustment is done with internal colour tables that adjust ...


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We have the following specifics to our system deployments that appear to play a part in this issue: With Office 2010 we determined that completely disabling DEP is necessary. This was determined by higher-ups in the IT organization and I have not had the time or resources to investigate why this is so. At this point it's a given. We install a disk ...


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You could maybe try to disable your printer(s), rather than the spooler, and see whether this also fixes the problem. If it does, then this may be a bug in the printer driver, so check if an update is available. If the port in question has a name, you could check whether it is mentioned in Properties / Ports for all printer devices. Search also for a ...


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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 just to get rid of this irritating problem. If I run into this problem again, I'm going to try that remove printer/reinstall printer thing. Thanks for your help ...


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I had a similar problem in Windows Vista. By going to Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services, I was able to re-start the Print Spooler, which was my "original problem." But I couldn't get the printer to do anything because the spooler would quit whenever I tried to print anything - including the "Test Page." When I'd open the printer's print que on the ...


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Have you used the Clean Spool app in the Server Resource Kit? I know it is in the 2003 resource kit, not sure if it is in the 2008 RK. I've had issues like this in the office and it appeared to be caused by a printer driver that failed to install properly (HP Univeral Printer Driver). I reinstalled the driver on the server, and then ran Clean Spool on each ...


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A system restore resolved this.


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It may be the common "corrupted print file" problem. Check under C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS for any files that may be lingering. Delete them all and restart the print spooler service.


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SPOOLSV loads print drivers into its own process - uninstall the Brother print and the driver package (from Print Management) and see if the issue persists. If it does not then the problem is the print driver. If it is the print driver, you will need to change it. My preferred Brother print driver is the BRSCRIPT driver, because it's very lightweight. But I ...


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The print spooler will take the printer offline if the print server port becomes unavailable (most often this is a USB printer), or if the driver requests it. You may find it easier to right click the printer and untick "Use Printer Offline" and see if that puts it back into online mode.


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I googled 10 minutes about this and found the following: Depends on what the particular printer driver supports. Help on it says it enables 'metafile spooling' and such facilities as Page Order; Booklet Printing and Pages per sheet. Source: http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums... Thats also what i thought. It really depends on which specific driver or ...


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Basically this checkbox decides (but not by itself alone) whether print jobs are rendered to the printer's native page description language (e.g. PCL or PostScript) on the client (when disabled) or on the server (when enabled). See this blog post for a discussion.


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I would think it is a bad print driver that has been loaded into the spool process. Try deleting the printers one at a time, restarting the spooler service and watching the memory usage. You may also want to investigate something like Process Monitor and see if it will you see DLLs that have been loaded by the processes (look for the drivers) and if it can ...



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