problems with spoolsv.exe using too much CPU time/memory
Posted on 2005-03-23
We're running Windows 2000 Server on one of our servers that all printers are installed on so domain users can print to them. Recently, we've noticed that the print spooler service (spoolsv.exe) is constantly taking almost 90% of the CPU resources (it's erratic and jumps between 70 and 90+)... and I just had to stop and start the print spooler service because its memory usage grew to over 500MB (of a little over a GB of system ram) after almost 18 hours. After a little poking around, we decided to reinstall all of the printers this weekend, but I was wondering if any of you have run into this before, or if there was anything else that might be suspect.
This doesn't seem to be consistent with any server updates, however we have reinstalled a couple suspect print drivers with no success.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!