spoolsv.exe and 100% CPU usage

  woodwind 03:16 23 Nov 2003

Running XP Home with a home network - just one other machine. spoolsv.exe is insisting on 98% to 100% CPU usage. Can't do any work unless I close it down then of course I don't have access to printing. Tried setting a lower prority in Task Manager but I am denied access.

It's driving me nuts. Anyone got any ideas?

Many thanks.

  MAJ 07:13 23 Nov 2003

click here for a couple of ideas, woodwind.

  woodwind 14:55 23 Nov 2003

Spot on. I too found that I had a new "printer" called Microsoft Office Document Image Writer which had a hung job. I have a feeling that this may be something to do with Office 2003 which we recently installed.

Many thanks Maj, problem sorted.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Artist Pete Oswald on creating relatable characters & his new book

New iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs rumours

Idées cadeaux pour geeks et tech addicts