Spooler Process crash
Posted on 2001-08-15
I have a computer with Windows 98 Second Edition that will not print.
When you go into the Printers folder after a reboot, you see the list if installed printers, fax drivers, etc... When you try to do anything with any printer, the window freezes and eventually the Task Manager says that the process is not responding.
When you tell the computer to reboot from the Start Menu, it sits there for a while before coming up with a message that the Spooler Process has stopped responding. If you end task the computer continues to reboot, and eventually shows a Windows 98 Blue Screen of death. Hit any key, and the computer reboots and you can repeat this process.
No new software has been installed since last week, and printing has been performed since.
The folder C:\Windows\Spool\Printers is empty, so nothing is tying up that part of the process.
Any ideas? More points will be added for a prompt solution,.