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Spoolsv.exe spiking CPU to 45% every 4 seconds

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Hi,
My CPU is spiking to about 40% every 4 seconds.  Actually I have a Core2Duo and one core spikes to 20% the other goes to about 40% up to 60%.
* The culprit is spoolsv.exe.  If I stop the service CPU goes back to zero.
* I have tried the solution at this link
    http://torque.oncloud8.com/archives/000384.html 
* I have also run several anti virus tests over it (eg Trend Micro) and I am fairly sure it is not a virus.
* I am running Windows XP Professional
* It seemed to start happening after I installed the latest Windows Update (which was a big one - Service Pack 3)
* I tried deleting my Printer Driver and then re-installing it
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by:DMTechGrooup
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I was thinking there might be some documents stuck in there.. did a search around and people have had similar issues..

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1084676549

Might give that a look.
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Thansk for the comments buy I solved it myself.

I did both of these

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324757   (removed the superferlous print monitors)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919750/  (re-installed spoolsv.exe)

That fixed it (not sure which of the above did the trick)
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