Spoolsv make CPU hit 100%

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remyvgr

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I have one of my users pc's (running XP Pro on a Windows 2003 network), it boots up fine but whenever she goes to print the spoolsv hits 100% and we have to kill it. Of course without it she can't print. This has also happened occasionally when she opens an application, the spoolsv will hit 100%. Does anyone have any ideas? I need to get her printing again.
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If you're certain there isn't another print job stuck in the queue, have you tried re-installing?

Failing that, if you're happy to tinker with the registry; deleting the following key has been known to work:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NTx86\Drivers\Version-3]

Don't forget to back up the registry first! :)
 

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Thank You!!!!!
That fixed it. I am soooo happy.
 
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