Re: spoolsv.exe and out of resources

Re: spoolsv.exe and out of resources


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Posted by Mike on July 24, 2001 at 15:45:51:

In Reply to: Re: spoolsv.exe and out of resources posted by pasquale \ on June 21, 2001 at 10:20:42:

I have found that the spoolsv.exe file slowly builds size until all memory is gone and you have to reboot, then after a few hours (depending on your resources and available disk space) the same thing... I have not found a fix, and the other replies were worthless in my situation, so i thought I would share my workaround.

Following are instructions on writing a batch file that will start and stop your print spool service, which must be done in order to keep your resources out of threshold capacity.

1)Open 'My Computer' and click on 'Tools' then 'Folder Options' and click the 'View' tab. Make sure that 'Hide extensions of known file types' is NOT checked (VERY IMPORTANT)

2) Right click on the desktop and choose 'New' then 'Text Document' name it start.bat
3) Right click the new file and choose 'edit'
4) Type net start spooler and close, saving the entry you just typed
5) Make another batch file, except name it close.bat. Edit close.bat with net stop spooler and close the file, saving the contents
When I need to print something I use start.bat, and then use stop.bat as soon as the job is finished. Thank Bill Gates and his billions for his lackadiasical approach to Os's. Linux is far better, but I have to use MS at work

Hope this helps you
Tata




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