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print spooler goes to 99% cpu usage windows 2012

Posted on 2014-03-25
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hello guys,

im getting this error multiple times in event viewer while the spooler spikes to 99% usage. The server is terminal server windows 2012 which has users connecting by print server. how can i find out which driver is failing to install? who is {ACDE7180-2658-4EE5-996F-16105051B20E}?? please help

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-DeviceSetupManager/Admin
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-DeviceSetupManager
Date:          3/25/2014 2:01:13 PM
Event ID:      121
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      COLOTS90.ootbs.com
Description:
Driver install failed, result=0x80004005 for devnode 'SWD\PRINTENUM\{ACDE7180-2658-4EE5-996F-16105051B20E}'
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try to find the value "ACDE7180-2658-4EE5-996F-16105051B20E" in registry then you can see the details about printer.
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under which key should i try this? HKEY_CLASSES_Root or the others? it's taking forever to run.
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by:Santosh Gupta
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it will not take more than 10 mins.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/102966
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by:Cholo123
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this is terminal server and this errors are not from my administrator account. they are from terminal server users so do you think still good idea to search from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers?
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by:Santosh Gupta
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you can search under,,,
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

but you just need to find the printer name, hence search entire registry if not found under above key.
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