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Spoolsv runs at startup

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April 9, 2010 4:51:55 PM

Hello,
spoolsv.exe starts up at boot, and continues to increase mem and cpu. Only way to stop it is to go to task manager and end process. I'm wondering if it has to do with Brother MFC-8440 drivers which I installed on my laptop when my desktop crashed?

Any suggestions. No files are in the spooler, but starts up every day and I have to manually end it.

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April 9, 2010 8:12:16 PM

It is supposed to start every day because it is a service that makes all your printers work.

Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services and stop the Print Spooler.
Turn off the printer.
Now go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS and delete the files there.
Turn your printer back on.
Restart the Print Spooler service.

If you do not find any files in C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS to delete, then you certainly can try uninstalling your Brother printer to see if the problem goes away. A print spooler acting up is generally caused by printer output that the spooler can't handle. For instance Adobe Reader will crash the print spooler if your printer uses a host based driver like the HP Laserjet 1018 or 1020.

Like us know how you make out with these suggestions.

Cheers!
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April 10, 2010 4:14:58 AM

is it in your Run>Msconfig>Startup tab? If so, uncheck the box.
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