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Spoolsv make CPU hit 100%

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by remyvgr, Apr 8, 2008.

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  1. remyvgr

    remyvgr It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

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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.
    Thanks is advance!
     
  2. techychick

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    This forums thread had a similar issue and may help
     
  3. Challis

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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! :)
     
  4. remyvgr

    remyvgr It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

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