print spooler stops or hangsup on 2000 server


Marc Freshley

We have a server running 2000 server and we have been
having problems with the print server stopping or getting
hung up. If you stop and start the service it works it's
way out again. What is causing this? I read something
in a knowlege base article 816972 that said they have a
hotfix for this. Was this fixed in later service packs?





Bruce Sanderson

If the spooler service just stops or hangs, the most common reason is a
defective printer driver. Have you recently installed or updated a printer

Unfortunately, if you have several printer drivers installed, determining
which one is causing the problem may not be easy.

See for some
possibly useful information.

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