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Lasso, I am experiencing similiar issues on my PC. Task manager indicating
49% of system resources dedicated to print spooler. Causing significant slow
down. I am using Win XP pro. I could not find any virus, trojans or
spyware......... I am currently turning off print spooler services to
recapture lost resources (P4 3.2 mhz)
Searching for a solution....... may have to do a re-install?????
> environmentï¼šwindows xp table pc with Service Pack 2 in English version, Office
> professinal 2003 in English version.
> sympton: the CPU usage of process of spoolsv.exe was extremely high almost
> at 90%
> continuously. This cause windows low performance and user can't do anything
> that time. With further check, I foud that in this folder
> there are some temp file exist.The name of these files are 000002.SHD,
> 00003.SHD, 00003SPL, etc. First I stop the printer spooler service and delete
> thest temp file. and then restart the spool service. It seems I solved the
> problem. But after some time later, the temp file appears again, spoolsv.exe
> usage also reach a high level. Slow performance come back again.
> Question: How to solve this problem, and what's the reason.
> Thank you very much.