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Print Spooler Does Not Run on W2k3 Server

Posted on 2012-03-21
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Greetings.

I have a server that serves as my print spooler and when I came in this morning I discovered all the printers were gone from the folder and the print spooler service is not running.  I can get it to start but it stops soon after starting.  I have no idea where to start to get this work again.
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by:marek1712
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Try to clear the:
%windir%\System32\spool\PRINTERS

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folder (if it contains anything) and restart it again. Should help.
I've come across some HP drivers that do not like some PDFs (dunno why - some of those files were non-OCRed scans, other were normal converts).
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by:aclaus225
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Marek,

There is nothing in that folder.  I have to do a CHKDSK on this computer yesterday and I suspect that after that is when this problem began.
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Any interesting output from the Event Viewer? As an exteme you could remove all the printers and drivers from the server and then try to start it.
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by:aclaus225
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I actually did a registry hack and got rid of a whole bunch of stuff.  It still didn't start.  What event viewer log should I look at?
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by:aclaus225
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I am attaching the system log.  It seems very interesting.
system.txt
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