spoolsv.exe Missing

September 25, 2005 at 11:49:52
Specs: XP Pro w/SP2, 2000+/512 mb

I got a problem that just started a couple of days ago, seemingly after I ran Regcleaner automatic scan. I have already restored that. I am running Housecall now. The problem is when I try to print something or even if I don't, I get a box that says "Spooler SubSystem App has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

When I try to print, it says I need to install a printer. When I try to do that, it says " The print spooler is not running." OK, when I look at the 'Details' it says spoolsv.exe

From what I have found, this is a normal Windows file, altho some think it is a virus (hence, Housecall scan)

My question is: how do I restore this file? And from where? I just won an auction on ebay and need to print out some screens, and things, and voilla! no printer.

Thanks for any help.


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September 25, 2005 at 13:13:34

Try doing a system restore to before you deleted the file with regcleaner.

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September 25, 2005 at 14:16:51

Try going to start>control panel>administrative tools>services>scroll down to print spooler>if it does no indicate started under status then left click on it>click restart.

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September 25, 2005 at 14:23:42

I did a search on spoolsv.exe and didn't find it anywhere. I don't know how, but it got deleted. So, I loaded up the XP CD and reinstalled it. That seems to have taken care of it, at least I can print now. My son uses my system when I'm not home...

I guess I need to hurry and get my wife's syetm up and running, so he will leave mine alone. Maybe.

Thanks, everyone.



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