Posts tagged: spoolsv.exe

spoolsv.exe high CPU utilization?

By , November 3, 2007 10:45 pm

This is likely caused by corrupted spooler files. To fix it, first off your printer and then stop the print spooler service. Next, fire up Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS. Delete the files ending with *.SHD and *.SPL. Finally on you printer then start the print spooler service again.

To stop or start the Printer Spooler Service

  1. Go to Start then Run.
  2. Type in services.msc.
  3. Search for Print Spooler, Right Click on it and select Stop/Start
  4. .

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