Print Spooler process takes 100% processor time
Posted on 2006-10-30
We have a dedicated print server machine that runs windows 2000. It's processor is being completly used by spoolsv.exe. If I restart the print spooler service it stays normal for a minute (about, probably averages 45 seconds), and then goes to 100%. It does continue to work, but it's very slow.
I've checked the following:
There are no outstanding print jobs.
Deleted anything in the spool directory
Checked that all print drivers are Windows 2000, (no nt4.0 drivers)
Running a virus scan on it now. (It's checked the winnt directory, no viruses so far).