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By raharr ·
I have a computer that keeps getting a spool32 error. I have deleted and replaced the spool32.exe several times. I have done everything that Microsoft suggest. It seems to work for a couple of days and then it gets the error again. It is printing toa HP Laserjet 2050. I have removed the driver and reinstalled it. I have no clue on what to do next, short of reimaging it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Russell

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Spool32 Errors

Hi

I don't know what OS you are using, but I used to get the same error on a Win95 machine. Although I did not eliminate the error completely (until I upgraded to Win98), the frequency with which the error occurred was greatly reduced by increasing the size of the swap file.

Hope this helps

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by raharr In reply to Spool32 Errors

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by maxwell edison In reply to Spool32 Errors

Spool32 errors (printing related) have a variety of possible causes. Troubleshooting the error requires the exact error message, and depends on the operating system.

For example:

SPOOL32 caused an invalid page fault in module SPOOL32.EXE

or

SPOOL32 caused a divide error in module GDI.EXE at 0023:00000393

or

SPOOL32 caused a [ GPF ], [ IPF ] or Stack Fault in module Kernel32.dll at <address >.

or

On and on and on.

See this link for a breakdown of the possible error messages and links to articles describing the appropriate resolution.

http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/spool32.htm

REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL

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by raharr In reply to Spool32 Errors

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by BigCheif In reply to Spool32 Errors

I know that temp file can cause printer problems. Make sure that you do not have a large amount on the hard drive or delete them and see if that helps.
Good luck
Dean

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by raharr In reply to Spool32 Errors

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by stuart_at_oz In reply to Spool32 Errors

We were getting similar errors on many of our networked PC's - right after we converted to McAfee virus scan. No conclusive proof, but we never actually solved or fixed the problem. (Don't use it any more)

Our work around was to disable background printing in the printer driver and Word97, as 99% of our printers are network printers with spoolers on the network. (why double up?) If Spool32 isn't running, it won't crash.

If your printer is connected direct to the PC then this would not be desirable for you.

'Luck

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by caquino3759 In reply to Spool32 Errors

A possible work around would be to go into printer properties and try disabling Print Spooling.

caquino

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