ok, so i had to get some new pcs for a client (vista business) they have HP 2840's located in their offices and use theses as their main printers.
I added the 2840 to the new vista pc printing over the net via IP, not connected to the pc itself.
As soon as i did this the spooler subsystem crashed. I removed it from the system and cleaned up the registry: Start -> Run - Regedit -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> ControlSet001 ->
> Control -> Print -> Environments -> Windows NT x86 -> Version -3 -> Removed
> All HP Printers From Here.
As soon as i did that the printer subsysem started again. if i add the HP again, even with the latest drivers from hp it keeps crashing the subsystem.
Any clues as to how to get around this ?