I have read many thread relating to this topic and I have attempted all of the fixes and they do not resolve my problem.
Every time I restart my Windows 2003 Standard Server SP1 I receive this error in the event viewer.
"Faulting application spoolsv.exe version 5.2.3790.1830 faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000"
My print spooler is failing.
Here is the problem -
1. I cannot uninstall printer drivers because I cannot get my print spooler back online at all. I shut down the service and that doesn't allow me manipulate the printers in my printer list. I restart the service and instantly it stops.
2. I have tried to dump the Printers directory from C:\Windows\system32\spool\printers
3. I have disabled the DEP according to instructions in a previous thread.
4. I have run antivirus scans and have found nothing.
I would love to blow out all printers and load them each individually with brand new drivers but I am unable to even get my spooler to stay active for more than an instant.
This is a production server that also runs SQL 2000, Terminal Services, and Local Print Serving.
Difficult to troubleshoot during office hours since people are online.
I am feeling desparate for a fix.