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Spoolsv.exe using too many resourses


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TheDaan

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Hi, I'm new to this forum, having found it while i was searching for solutions to my problem.
I did a search in the forum for this problem but i couldnt find it.
My problem is that for the past week or so, everytime i start my computer, spoolsv.exe also starts up, although i have no printers installed and uses 90-99% of my cpu, which makes everythign esle run incredibly slow. Now i close the task using taskmanager but it comes back and i have to close it 3-4 time before it stops starting up agian. However, when ever i restart my computer its back.
I was wondering if anyone here has anyidea of how to deal with this.

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macten

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If your not going to do any printing, you can disable the print spooler service. This will prevent spoolsv.exe from starting.....
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Could you tell me how I would go about doing that.
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I just tried it on my W2000 box to make sure it works. Open both windows and you can watch it. Spoolsv.exe is in task manager so open task manager. The way i get to services is to right click on 'My Computer' and then click on 'manage'. Expand 'services and applications' by clicking on the + sign. Then click on services. The services will show up in the right pane. Find the 'print spooler' service and right click on it. Select disable. When you click disable or stop you will see the spoolsv.exe in task manager dissapear.
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Thanks alot. Stopping dosent work but disabling does. It does't run at startup now.
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