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Windows 7 32bit Profesional Print Spooler Stopping Intermittently

Several random systems on our network have the Print Spooler Service stopping and starting intermittently.  We are running Windows 7 32bit professional.  Issue started happening within the past couple of weeks.  Fix that appears to have corrected this is:
"Check which user is actually running the Print Spooler service.
Find spoolsv.exe.
Go to properties, security, advanced, owner.
Make sure you are the owner, with full rights" from EE post  http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_27635571.html
On the systems i've checked so far TrustedInstaller was the Owner.
Is this related to a recent Windows Update?
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LeoS
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Jackie ManCommented:
Try to run sysstem restore to a restore point prior to the appearance of the problem.
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kadadi_vCommented:
Which Printer Model you are using..?
Can you please reinstall that Printer Driver application , Due to Printer drive corrupted that spool printer service is not working.

Also check

http://www.sysprobs.com/print-spooler-stopping-automatically-fix

Regards,
vijay kadadi
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LeoSAuthor Commented:
Printer is a Canon iRC 1022i on a network print server. Issue was resolved on a couple of boxes by manually deleting the network printer and adding it back. Could a Windows Update have corrupted the printer driver? Is there a way to fix for all Users without manually deleting and adding the printer back?
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kadadi_vCommented:
yes , May windows updates also updated Computer Device Drivers .
Check the windows update settings and download & install Security updates only.

Now Printer installation for all users , if its Windows Domain  environment then you can use the Group Policy to install.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722179%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Regards,
vijay kadadi
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kadadi_vCommented:
Or you can use the Script to install Network Printer.

http://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/1056-install-network-printer

Regards,
vijay kadadi
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LeoSAuthor Commented:
Solution was to Remove printers and add them back to replace corrupted print drivers. Points to kadadi_v and many Thanks!  Issue only affected a few Users thankfully for whatever reason so we went ahead and removed & added back printers the old fashioned manual way.
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