IBM xSeries 300
Windows Server 2000 SP4
The problem started this morning when a specific printer would not print - No obvious reason, but jobs just sat in the queue - All other printers were working ok. Checking the print server, I found that the CPU was at 100%, approx 50% spoolsv and 50% System. Tried to restart the print spooler service but in starting it 'Failed Unexpectedly'. Restarted the server, but before the desktop even appeared it was at 100% again.
Now the Printer Spooler service 'Fails unexpectedly' at random times, and will never start up again without a reboot. The server is constantly at 100%, making it very hard to do anything. The original printing problem still exists with that ONE printer. I've tried removing the driver and reinstalling (a fresh downloaded driver from Kyocera), clearing the spool\PRINTERS directory, recreating the queue etc, but nothing has had any effect.
I've attached a couple of pics from task manager etc just as examples...
This is my first post on here so please excuse me if I've missed any obviously important info, just let me know what you need to know and i'll get it.
Many thanks for any suggestions anyone can offer,