HP LaserJet 1020 Printer on a Win 7 32bit - Print Spooler service Fails and will not restart

lThis printer LJ1020 (sometimes not always) leaves 2 files in the printer folder and then the Print spooler service fails and does not start again until files deleted - (C\windows\system32\spool\printer) this is a repeatable problem - but it does not fail on every print - usually a PDF file -Once print Splooer Services fails all printers off line - after deleting the two files (in printer folder) we can restart the Print Spooler service and all printers come back on line. A reboot does not help - we must delete files. Printer is locally attached with USB port - we have the exact same problem of 2 PCs (both running same software) - why is this happening and how do i stop the print spooler from stopping?
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Llacy80Connect With a Mentor Commented:
This is a known issue that (from the last I heard) has not been corrected in a patch. We had the same exact issues on our Windows 7  machines after upgrading. It always happened to users that had a 1020 attached.
The solution I found was to go through the process you did by deleted the items in C\windows\system32\spool\printer. The key to getting it to work is to uninstall Adobe Reader and install a different PDF reader.. I installed a free one (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/) & have not had an issue since.

Let me know if you have questions. This issue drove me crazy.
JAN PAKULAICT Infranstructure ManagerCommented:
in driver of the printer select option to spool jobs on hosts rather then on server. Maybe different driver (do you have drivers for both x64 and x86?)

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Dano-2007Author Commented:
Thanks much for the Adobe post - we have ordered a new printer HP Laserjet 1606DN $121.00 - simple fix.
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