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Print Spooler service causes endless restart


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cooldrums

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I have a HP Pavilion 540n computer that works great, most of the time. It has 512MB Ram, 1.6Ghz P4 with a 40GB Maxtor HD and Windows XP Home.

When I first got this computer it worked for a while then it started restarting randomly on me. I tried EVERYTHING I could think of, including changing the RAM, and it still did the same thing. Then somewhere in the process I discovered that it was the Print Spooler Service that was causing my system to crash. I disabled the service and my puter worked flawlessly. If I start the service my computer will restart within a minute. It is very inconvenient not to be able to print, but I have no more ideas except to replace the motherboard and processor. Here is a list of what I've tried:

-Fresh Install of Windows XP
-Changed the RAM module
-Tried video card instead of onboard video
-Removed all PCI cards
-Tried different HD
-Tried different Power Supply
-Tried different keyboard and mouse
-Did I forget anything???

None of these things makes any difference. If I try to run the Print Spooler Service my system will restart within a minute. Upon restarting it will log into Windows and then immediately restart again. It seems to be in a constant "loop". If I disable the "Restart upon system failure" option, then it won't restart but simply freeze upon logging into Windows.

Like I said I've tried everything and my conclusion is it's a motherboard/processor issue.

I would really appreciate if anyone out there has any other ideas or wants to confirm my suspicion that its the motherboard/processor that is causing my system restarts. Thanks.

NOTE: Here is something that I didn't think to mention in my original post. After I installed XP that last time I did not try to install any printers for several days and the computer worked fine. Then I tried installing my Epson C60 printer with utility and it crashed the next day. I have uninstalled all the software and the printer but it still restarts. I can stop it from restarting by simply disabling the Print Spooler service or having it manual start.

Edited by cooldrums, 07 September 2007 - 09:04 AM.

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kriechsnar

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goto run, regedit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, software, Hewlett-Packard, locate the folder of your printer example 'HP printers' delete the folder then try to install again the printer driver.
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additional information maybe your printer driver was not verified. try run command, verifier, create standard settings, automatically select unsigned drivers, click finish to reboot.
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