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spool32 problems

By jrcarver ·
Anytime I attempt to un-install or install any printer I get an error message on spool32, error in a memory address. If address is needed, I can get it as this problem is repeatable at any time.

I'd like to un-install all printers, any suggestions?

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by parvus1202 In reply to spool32 problems

Go to this site to find exact nsolution to your problem.
http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/spool32.htm

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by jrcarver In reply to spool32 problems

Poster rated this answer

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by pierrejamme In reply to spool32 problems

Replacing the Win98 version of spoolss.dll with the ME version using "SFC" corrects most of the spool32 errors, however it creates a new problem.

Because the "Windows Update" process has changed you will not be able to get through a scan for updates past 66%. So to do an update you need to re-instate the Win98 version.

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by jrcarver In reply to spool32 problems

Don't have that available, I'd have to buy ME, not!

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by sgt_shultz In reply to spool32 problems

can you remove the printers successfully in safe mode?

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by jrcarver In reply to spool32 problems

No, cannot remove in safe mode.

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by luckygirl In reply to spool32 problems

For as far as I know a spool32 error appears only really with W95 and W98. And in my case only appears with the
installation of a printer.
For me the next solution fixed the problem:
I extract a new fresh copy of the spool32.exe file from my Windows, restarted my pc. The problem was fixed.
To extract a copy of a file, do the next steps:

Click Start, and then click Run.
Type sfc, and then press ENTER.
Click Extract one file from installation disk.
In the Specify the system file you would like to restore box, type drive:\windows\path\file (where drive is the drive
on which the Windows folder is installed, generally drive C, path is the location in the Windows folder is the
destination of the file that you are extracting, and file is the file that you want to extract).
Click Start. Next to the Restore from box, click Browse, and then locate the Windows installation files. If you are
using an OEM version of Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition, the installation filesare on the hard disk
in C:\Cabs, by default.
If you are using a retail full version or upgrade version, you can also insert the Windows installation CD-ROM into
the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and then locate the Windows installation files.
Click OK, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
If you can't start this process from windows, try then the following process by using the startup diskette:
Insert the Windows 98 startup disk into drive A, and then restart your computer.
When the Microsoft Windows 98 Startup menu appears, choose Start computer with CD-ROM support.
Insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
Type ext at the command prompt, press ENTER, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Hope it works for you too!

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by jrcarver In reply to spool32 problems

Replaced both spool32 and spoolss.dll, same problem.

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to spool32 problems

This assumes that you are familar with using regedit to edit the system registry. First backup your registry before attempting to modify it in any way. You can do this by running regedit selecting the root and exporting to a file the complete registry. To remove the printers from printers via the registy you should find the following key: HKey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers. Once here you may want to export just this key to its own file as a backup of the key you will be modifying. Remove only the keys that refer to the printer(s) that you want to remove. There may also be a \print\environments key that will need to be modified by removing references to your printer(s). Remember never modify the registry without backing it up first. You can also search the printer support site for information on how to manually remove the print driver files from windows so that you can install the drivers clean many times if the file exists good bad or otherwise theprinter installation routine will skip an existing file (and that file could be causing the problem). Hope this helps remember be careful editing the registry. If you have any problems after editing the registry boot in safe mode and re import theexported .reg file that you should have made before attempting to remove the keys. Don't remove any keys that aren't directly assoc. with your printer(s)

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by jrcarver In reply to spool32 problems

This got the printers out, but one of those there still does not work. Guess it's going too.

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