Trying to debug a slow startup on a Toshiba Tecra new notebook. Less than 1 year old.
Was taking forever starting up. I looked at CPU processes and found spoolsv.exe was the 2nd most used by CPU in task manager. Google advised it was the print spooler.
I stopped the print spool services, and was able to delete the 51800 spl & shd files.
I don't know why the files didn't delete themselves through normal printing. I'm concerned they will just come back over time.
Windows XPP sp2 and only printer is HP OfficeJet V40xi, Quickbook PDF Converter .. Checked HP web site and the printer driver is the most current.
Thinking of updating to XP sp3 ??