Spool service fails to start due to buffer overrun... can I still save my printers?
Posted on 2009-02-19
The issue I am having is when I attempt to start the print spool service it fails due to a buffer overrun detected by the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redist. I have already tried replacing the spool dependencies with known good files and that has not worked as well as using the SFC utility to repair damaged files. I also reinstalled the Microsoft Vis. C++ package and it doesn't seem to have helped. I've researched and found solutions proposed for a similar problem caused by Trojans and iexplore.exe, but those don't seem to affect the spool service the way mine is and with updated definitions my system is still coming up clean. I can't see the printers currently installed because they need the spool service to be recognizable by the server... is there a known way to backup the printers installed on a machine running Win2003Server when the spooler service is down or known solution to fixing it altogether without deleting my printers? Either solution will solve my problem.