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Here's the setup

Win 2k SP2 Pro clients connecting to printers on Win 2k SP2 Server.

Suddenly 2 of my workstations can no longer perform any printer related actvities, can't print documents, can't add or delete printers, nothing...  Some activities (like adding a printer) would generate an error "Print subsystem unavailable"  Check the print spooler service on the workstation and its not started.  Check the event viewer on the workstation and it says the print spooler service terminated unexpectedly 3 times with no other hints on to why.

Restart the spooler service and try to delete a printer and the spooler service stops again.

My band aid solution has to been set the recovery tab to restart the service in 0 minutes.  It seems to keep the service running.

Anybody else experience this?
 
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NO, but it sounds like trouble.

Try an
SFC /scannow, and Check the MS Site for any similar problems.

I hope this helps !
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I'd try deleting all printers in your system, and then reinstalling them, one at a time, with a test page.

Also, do you have NT 2000 SP2 installed?

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ssr, i've tried the reinstallation both on the server and the workstations with the problem

everything is SP2

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Reload sp2 and the latest 2k updates...
What about local dive space... ?
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please delete this question, I have resolved it myself with out using any of the suggestions
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