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Old 09-06-2007, 05:01 PM
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Smile HORRAY!!! Things are working again!!!!

First of all, thank to everyone who helped me with this. I appreciate it so very much! I have finally got things working again. The problem was in one of the printer drivers. I'm not sure which one. The problem that I had was that with out the spooler, I couldn't uninstall the printers.

What finally worker was the instruction on the link posted by Petri. It was a bit of a pain taking out the drivers from Windows and then editing the registry but it worked...and that's what was important.

So, to Martin, Petri, William, Al, Dmon, Bones090980, b1caez01, Roger, thank you all for taking the time to help. Sorry that I took so long to reply back but I have been dealing with a few family issues in the last while.

It's great to know that you guys are here and so willing to help.

Thanks again,


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Old 09-08-2007, 12:14 AM
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Default de nada...

Hey, ...that's what "we" get paid the big bucks for!

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Old 09-18-2008, 07:00 AM
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Default spools

Originally Posted by mhookem View Post
Ok, you should get the option of repairing a windows installation by pressing 'R' as it is loaded from the CD.

Try again and if it doesn't show it I want you to post exactly what it's telling you on the screen when the CD has finished loading.

I haven't received your email, check the notes next time you click on the MSN symbol.

Alternatively, you can start your PC as normal and go to Start>My Computer>Right-click your hard drive and go to Properties>Tools>Check disk for errors.

When you have chosen the disk check, you will get a small window explaining that in order for the disk check to be carried out it will have to be done the next time your computer starts, click 'Yes'.

Have you carried out a full scan for viruses and spyware?


>>>> sir i've try this solution,, still its wasn't able to fix my spools,,, what to do then?

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Old 09-18-2008, 08:37 AM
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trouble Pretty Old Thread


This is quite an old thread. Look at my post entitled "Horray, it worked". That might tell you what happened. If memory serves, I had to do a lot of file replacing, etc. I wish I could help but I reallt don't remember how I fixed this. Sorry

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Old 09-18-2008, 09:20 PM
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I had a similar problem with a maxtor hard drive. I used my maxtor cd to format the hd and reinstalled xp. Had to reinstall everything. Worked fine after that.

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Old 09-19-2008, 09:21 AM
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It all comes back to me now. I had to delete and reinstall everything too. I haven't had a problem since. I believe that I had to uninstall all of the print drivers from Windows and the registry keys then reinstall the printers again.

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Old 09-19-2008, 11:08 AM
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Printer printer spooler


pls go to start and select run and type services. and find printer spooler right click on this service and stop it after restart and after restart start this services and remove doubtfull printer.

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Old 11-05-2008, 06:35 PM
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Hey! I'm having a similar problem with the spoolsv.exe that was evidently an infection of some sort. Avira shows:

Virus or unwanted program 'TR/Patched.CK.6 [trojan]'
detected in file 'C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\tmp6.tmp

Now, I couldn't get into that file, BUT there was another file, tmp5.tmp that didn't seem to set off an alarm, but in it, it showed the following:

%c;%d;%s;%d \\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\advapi32.dll advapi32.dll spoolsv.exe \ T D K P tmp \\?\globalroot\tdl.dat

I couldn't find the tdl.dat file (which is probably because when I got suspicious of the install, I canceled the install, but the only thing that would stop it was to rename the spoolsv.exe file. Running Avira over that file shows nothing, but it'd seem to me we're looking at a script. The problem is, I can't find out where the script is originating. I checked my boot stuff with Autoruns, and there is nothing there. I turned off the spools service for now, just in case, but I figure as long as spoolsv.exe has been renamed, this script will not work. Now I jush have to figure out where the script is hiding.

Any ideas?


Nevermind! I found it! it was hiding in the Autorun.inf file on C:\ I renamed and moved it and put a blank autorun.inf in it's place. If replacing a system file like spoolsv.exe doesn't fix it, you probably have a script running that's causing the problem like I did.

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