Spool32 - Illegal Operation

  MFL 12:09 05 Apr 2003

Twice today & on a number of previous occasions Spool 32 has performed an illegal operation and shut down. Works ok (at least for a while) after reboot.

Can anyone tell me what this relates to and any causes/cures.

In fact I guess its do do with my Epson c80 printer as that fails to work afterwards. Have had the printer for a while but have recently connected it by a recently installed USB port (Also recently upgraded from windows 95 to 98)

  powerless 12:10 05 Apr 2003
  MFL 10:30 18 Apr 2003

Thanks for the link. It has taken me sometime to look into this as the fault is intermittent. This also makes it difficult to follow the troubleshooting proceedures.

The symptoms are very similar to those described for printing on a Network in so far as the fault is intermittent (incidently the error message can occur when I'm not trying to print), printing hangs, the printers dissapear but reappear on reboot.
However i'm not on a network and the Microsoft knowledge base says that particular problem doesn't arise on Windows 98.

The details of the error mesasage are:
SPOOL32 caused an invalid page fault in
module SPOOL32.EXE at 0167:00402015.
EAX=00000004 CS=0167 EIP=00402015 EFLGS=00010283
EBX=00000000 SS=016f ESP=0086ff84 EBP=00000000
ECX=c157c120 DS=016f ESI=bff7c8bd FS=3ef7
EDX=bffc9490 ES=016f EDI=bff92b8f GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
ff 33 55 e8 d3 f0 ff ff 89 03 e8 de 0c 00 00 89
Stack dump:
00000000 00000004 0086ffcc 8161319c 00000008 8161052c bff88f20 00000000 8161319c 00000008 8161052c 00000007 0086ffa4 0086fdb4 ffffffff bffc05b4

Does this mean anything to anyone?

  VoG™ 10:37 18 Apr 2003

Some ideas click here

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