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By TomSal ·
I have a system that's running Win98SE that when you try to perform any printer related function (print, remove a printer/add a printer, etc.) the system locks and I get a "Spool32.dll has caused a page fault in Kernel.dll" (that's not word for wordjust me trying to remember the message exactly).

I tried re-booting, both a cold start and a soft start. no luck. tried the old "let me get the file on my computer trick" and replaced the current spool32 with one from a "healthy" computer, didn't work.

I used to software application errors and trouble shooting NIC cards, hard drives, , motherboards,etc. But I'm a newbie with spool32 errors.

Your assistance and wisdom is greatly appreciated.

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by earnest In reply to Spool32 locks up system

Have you changed printers/ printer drivers lately. Added anything that might modify your printing. How new/ old is the printer?
Go to properties/details/spool settings. Experiment with emf/raw and print directly to printer. Change bidirectional support. If it is a new printer then a bidirectional cable may be required. If all else fails go to device manager>comm ports>lpt and change/ update printer driver. Select show all types and select printer port vice ecp printer port. If it is an old printer Hp4 or older ecp port may cause windows to lose the printer until reboot. If an hp they also have a knowledge base that addresses spool32 errors by device type. Hope these tips help.
Microsoft knowledge base also has spool32 error resolution support.

Good luck,
Bo

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by mricks In reply to Spool32 locks up system

try going to system tools then select, system information, when that pops up select tools
then choose system file checker this will search for corrupted files and replace if any are found to be bad

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by Baziite In reply to Spool32 locks up system

Just wondering if a large file or many jobs are jammed or waiting in the spooler to be printed . Just Click your printer on the printers Widow and if you see any jobs Purge all of them from the Printer menu . See if this solves your problem . If nothing works delete the LPT1 port from the device manager , then try to delete the printer and restart the PC . The LPT1 port should be picked up by windows hardware wizard on the next startup . After you restart you can try reinstalling the printer from scratch .

Much Luck !!!!

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