At work, I have a PC running Windows Vista Business Edition. I have four network printers installed, all from a print server, and have had them installed for many months. For some reason, my print spooler started dying a few days ago. It would die and then, after a few minutes, would restart itself.
I started uninstalling my printers, one at a time, trying to figure out which one is the culprit for this problem I'm having. As it turns out, it was an Imagistic im8530 multifunction (about a 500 pound printer) machine that I run big reports on such as inventory, etc.. I downloaded the latest drivers from Imagistic (Vista Compatable) but the Print Spooler kept dying every time I tried to run the install. After three or four tries, the driver finally finshed installing. Still, my Print Spooler continues to die. I decided to uninstall the printer.
Every time I click on "Delete", the active window says "Not Responding" and then about ten seconds later the message pops up stating that the printer spooler has died.
Is there any other way to uninstall a printer. Since it's off and on, off and on, all day long, I think this has to be the most annoying problem I've ever had on a PC.
At this time, all other printers are successfully uninstalled.
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.