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    win 2000 print spooler

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    by gene_benitez ·

    what would cause the print spooler to stop all the time even after reboot?

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      Reply To: win 2000 print spooler

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to win 2000 print spooler

      Microsoft Knowledge Base Article – 318152

      STATUS: Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem.

      Link to article:

      http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318152

      or tiny:

      http://tinyurl.com/28p4p

      Have you installed the latest Service Pack? SP4 is the latest.

    • #2671124

      Reply To: win 2000 print spooler

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to win 2000 print spooler

      another possibility:

      When you reboot the computer or restart the Print Spooler service, you receive the following error message:

      Spoolsv.exe failed to start

      When you open the printer’s properties, you receive the following error message

      Out of Resources Error

      When you try to print a document, you receive an “Access violation” (Dr. Watson) error message. The Dr. Watson log points to Spoolsv.exe with error code C0000005.

      You receive the following error message, and the print spooler stops:

      The instruction at ‘address’ referenced memory at ‘address’. The memory could not be read.
      Attempting to restart the Print Spooler service or open the Printers folder causes the same message.

      These problems can occur if the default local port monitor is changed by a third-party program. Fixing these problems require editing the registry:

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      • #2671123

        Reply To: win 2000 print spooler

        by maxwell edison ·

        In reply to Reply To: win 2000 print spooler

        Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

        Locate the Local Port value under the following key in the registry:

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Local Port

        Double-click the Driver subkey, and then edit the value.

        Change the string value to Localspl.dll, and then click OK.

        Check the following registry key for third-party monitors. Remove any non-default monitors:

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors

        The default port monitors are:
        AppleTalk Printing Devices (When Services for Macintosh is installed)
        BJ Language Monitor
        Local Port
        PJL Language Monitor
        Standard TCP/IP Port
        USB Monitor
        Windows NT Fax Monitor

        Check the following registry key for third-party print providers. Remove any non-default print providers:

        KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers
        The default print providers are:
        Internet Print Provider
        LanMan Print Provider
        Quit Registry Editor.

        After you edit the registry, restart the print spooler. To do so, start Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and add the Computer Management or the Services snap-in. Right-click Print Spooler Service, and then click Start.

        (Backup registry before editing.)

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