Spoolsv.exe and 100% CPU


G

Guest

The is a strange animal. It's a brand new DELL Precision
360 computer running XP. The system is fine as soon as I
power it on. However, anytime I try to print (and
apparently start Outlook) the system slows down to a
crawl as the CPU caps and hangs at 100%. I've identified
the service as SPOOLSV.EXE, a windows service used for
printing and so forth. When left to start automatically
(... default) the service is never released.The end
result was that the system was so slow that I had to
actually disable the service from starting altogether to
use the computer.

I have nothing other than the generic on the network
settings, disabled IM in Outlook, and I'm now all update
Windows updates.

Please help and thanks.
 
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G

Guest

I have found that changing parallel port default ( in my
old Dell XPi P90 thinkpad and in this HP )definition in
I/O device configuration from Bi-directional to ECP makes
things better overall, including having printer routed
through scanner. You can change this in BIOS on start up.
Also you could try uninstal of printer device, then bring
up outlook, allowing it to call for installation.
 

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