Diodorus Siculus Thank you for your response. Ireinstalled the printer software and the same fault repeated itself! I am able to print a small image but not an A4 image. Spoolsv.exe looks a likely problem and I am now testing the computer memory.
Thanks again. I tried the command sfc\scannow. Windows XP Pro did not recognise the file!
Having read that repeated BSOD episodes with varying faults could indicate hardware problems as well as the software problems I have just removed a stick of memory! Desperation has set in!<g> Lo and behold , I have managed to get two A4 sheets printed. Too early for a celebration but i will keep in touch