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Printer spooler continuously corrupts it'self

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#1 hellbringer616


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

Okay, so this issue has stumped me for about a month now.

I have a computer that had printer connected via USB and shared on the network, And the spooler kept locking up/becoming corrupt and i'd have to delete the files in the spool\PINTERS folder and reinstall the printer before it would work again.

We then took it off USB and tried it on the net work, and discovered the PC it was connected to via USB was the problem, as all other computers have no issue.

No, I've reinstalled the print drivers on this thing over and over, i have tried new ones, old ones, updated the firmware on the printer itself. And the issue persists.

I just tried a sfc /scannow command and it said it found some corrupt files, repaired them. But it didn't seem to work..

Any ideas? Because i am flat out..

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:35 PM

Are you stopping the Print Spooler service before you delete the files.

Usually restarting the print spooler service should solve this problem

How many Printers do you have connected to this computer

To access the print spooler go to start type in services

Locate the Print Spooler service Under Print Spooler Click Stop, let it stop and delete the files and Start the service again That will clear the document queue and the memory on the printer

See if that helps

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