Print spooler keeps shutting down

By dj.greene ·
I have a user on a Acer Travelmate 4220 running XP Pro. Several days after installing a printer object for a networked Xerox Phaser 8560 color printer using a TCP/IP port the print spooler shuts down at startup. I first assumed it was a bad print object, but could not access the Faxes and Printers window without starting the spooler. But as soon as I try to do anything with the print objects the print spooler shuts down again.

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Did you try

by The Scummy One In reply to Print spooler keeps shutt ...

system restore?

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Same problem

by ibell.agent6 In reply to Print spooler keeps shutt ...

I used the same Acer Travelmate 4220 running XP Pro and i got such a situation. Then I asked about this to one of my friend. He is an expert in this field. He said this is the problem of the operating system. Make sure that none of your registry files are deleted.

8560 ink

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Just a few things to try out, i am still working on your problem.. :)

1). Faster DOS Printing
If you are experiencing slow printing for DOS programs with Windows2000
1.Go Start | Run | Regedit
2.Click Hkey_Local_Machine
3.Click on System
4.Click CurrentControlSet
5.Click Control
6.Go to the bottom of this part of the list and click WOW
7.Click LPT timeout and change it to a 3
Submitted by Steve Cohen

2). Reinstalling the TCP/IP Protocol.
If you've worked on previous versions of Windows,
there are times when you need to completely reinstall the TCP/IP protocol stack.
This is typically due to corrupted files.
To do this with XP,
you need to run a small script:
netsh int ip reset [ log_file_name ]
the log_file_name needs to be specified.
netsh? int? ip? reset? ip_reset.txt

3). HOWTO Print to a USB Printer from DOS in Windows XP

For the kids out there, the Microsoft Loopback Adapter is basically a software based network adapter that simulates a live network.? It was designed for this very purpose.? Testing network functionality in the absense of a live network.? Anybody out there remember the PWS on Win95?? (that's personal webserver - and you could even do ASP on it) Packets basically travel up and down the TCP/IP stack through the adapter and get fed right back to you.? So now, as far as Windows is concerned, the network is not only clocked in, but willing to work overtime if neccessary.? Sweet.
So here, for your edification and reading enjoyment are step-by-step directions on making this work.
In order to print from DOS in an offline environment like the stores, you will need to do a couple of things.
1)????? Install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter
a)????? In Control Panel, double click on Add Hardware.
b)????? Click Next
c)????? When the scan finishes, select "Yes, I have already connected the hardware"
d)???? Click Next
e)????? Scroll to the bottom of the list and select "Add a new hardware device"
Click Next
f)?????? Select "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)"
g)????? Click Next
h)????? Select "Network Adapters"
i)??????? Click Next
j)??????? Select "Microsoft" under the Manufacturer list.
k)????? Select "Microsoft Loopback Adapter" in the Network Adapter list.
l)??????? Click Next
m)??? Click Next
n)????? Click Finish
2)????? Configure the Adapter
a)????? The loopback adapter is a virtual network adapter and can be configured the same as a regular network card.
b)????? Set the adapter to have a static IP address such as
3)????? Share the printer.
a)????? I recommend you use a share name that you will remember.? I used ?Printer? in the new machines that are already deployed.
4)????? Capture the printer port.
a)????? NET USE LPT1: \\[Computer Name]\Printer /PERSISTENT:YES
Now, not that I like to encourage this type of behaviour, but if you have done the above and still can't get it to print, you may find some help through one of the articles located here.:

Thanks to Dave
Just because he can... :)

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