no printer will work with my computer error message spoolsv.exe error
Posted on 2008-11-15
I get an "spoolsv.exe error" when trying to print from any application to any printer
the full error message is (in dutch) :
de instructie op 0x01dcf979 verwijst naar geheugen op 0x00000000. de lees- of schrijfbewerking "written"
op het geheugen is mislukt.
Klik op OK om het programma te beëindigen.
Klik op Annuleren om fouten op te sporen in het programma
I tried restarting the print spooler service but this has little effect.
sometimes the print spooler service takes a VERY LONG time to shut down, or will not shut down at all.
rebooting the pc, immediately gives the same error message after logging. Probably because i still have unfinished printing jobs in the que of the HP Laserjet 1020.
I tried connecting my main printer, a HP Laserjet 1020, to a different usb port. letting XP to "refind" the printer. He finds it but it doesn't show up as a new printer.
the error message originated the first time when trying to print an attachment from outlook 2003. The attachement was a scanned in page. The attachement opened in Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional and tried to print it to my HP Laserjet 1020.
It is the second time i had this problem. Last time, about 2-3 months ago, i had exact the same error, caming from the same place. Opening attachement, tried to print is with Adobe Professional to HP Laserjet 1020.
I didn't even know how i resolved it last time, but it involved removing the HP Laserjet 1020, reinstalling it on an other USB port. But since i can't even remove the printer anymore, this wont work this time.
I really would like to have a solution that will last instead helps me for a few months.