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i have windows 98se. there are times i get spool error when i print to the local printer, and when i go to check the printers are all not there and when i restart the printers are back there and the job is there in the print there a solution to this problem.

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by mikex In reply to Spool error

Win98 system - RAM ?, Printer?,Net config ?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Spool error

microsoft has great articles on spool32 errors at i suggest searching there and at your printer mfg website for this solution.
here is tina's shotgun method
install latest printer driver
delete files from spooler folder (i think it is windows\spool\printers)
check out printer settings. if RAW set to EMF if EMF set to RAW
check BIOS parallel port settings. should not be parallel port. should be EPP or ECP or EPP/ECP. experiment
if using bidirectional communication, turn if off. if not using it, turn it on. if you can't see how to turn it off, see printer mfg website (if you posted your printer model we could have done that for you maybe)
scandisk defrag. how much free hd space?
if used to work fine and now problem, driver has become corrupt or a program(s) running in background is problematic. to troubleshoot, use msconfig to turn off all non essential windows tasks.
if hp, reinstall printer driver as matter of course (smile)

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by pierrejamme In reply to Spool error

We used to have a lot of trouble printing certain apps to our network printers until I installed the ME version of spoolss.dll. Problem went away entirely. You use SFC to extract a single file. You need to keep a copy of the W98Se hand though, because windows Update fails with the ME version.
I won't guarantee this will work for local printing, but it is worth a try.

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