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Nobody has ever given an answer on how to fix this if it is neither. Greg I had a document running in microsoft image writer and was taking up loads of cpu. If your printer is currently pending something and your printer is not connected, it will take up approx. 97-100% of ur CPU. tim 90 % of the time its unprinted documents in the print que and you can fix it by just cancelling all documents for all printers installed.

We have found that this tool has consistently the most effective and versatile, allowing you to quickly fix most problems on your PC. Should have read your comment days ago. But some how it started consuming 100% cpu utiliastion. Check out Symantec web site Ben See the note.

Known Spoolsv.exe error messages Common error messages users may see include: File not found: Spoolsv.exe Cannot find file: Spoolsv.exe Device not recognized missing Spoolsv.exe file As the file is associated with share|improve this answer answered Oct 10 '10 at 1:19 Hello71 6,34422942 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote I have the same problem. Amit It's a print spooler. For drivers, you may seek the help of user-friendly, automatic driver scan and update tools, such as Driver Finder.

I checked Task Manager and found spoolsv.exe using over 90% cpu usage. In fact, I deleted ms image writer as a printer! But it was using 98-99% of my 2.5g cpu. Don't give it access if your not trying to print a page.

spoolsv.exe and Tcpsvcs.exe B Even when I kept clicking Block Always, my Norton Internet Security would keep popping up a warning that Microsoft Printer Spooler Service was trying to access the Usually the device is powered off. To ensure that no rogue spoolsv.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan. MS Loather really's annoy everytime i use Yahoo Messenger...

What does this mean? so dam slow! But if it is going really slow that doesn't mean delete it because the normal spoolsv.exe can slow things down substancially if something that was waiting to be printed was canceled. i dont even have any printers or fax connected to my CPU!!

Joe In my case this also was using 95% of CPU, just because there was a waiting job for a phantom Image Writer! It only uses about 3 MB of RAM on my computer. If it is taking up too much memory it is becasue there is a print job that is not properly being processed. In most cases, the file is considered to be safe.

Variations of the name can be a worm but this actual file is essential for windows to operate. the spoolsv.exe can hog up the cpu to 100% when invalid printer tasks are waiting somewhere on your pc or network, doesnt have to be in the printer's tasklist itself, but It is indeed a threat.Still. James Very Suspicious: always trying to connect to the Internet (zone alarm detected), changing itself and worse: - It comes back after I have deleted from both system32 and ServicePackFiles/i386.

Anywhere else is probably a virus. Problems associated with spoolsv.exe process At times, you may find the spoolsv.exe process to be using 99% or 100% CPU usage. As suggested above, I went into Control Panel, Admin Services, services, and stopped spoolsv.exe, then restarted it. The file size is 5,929,388bytes (16% of all occurrences), 5,928,038bytes and 4 more variants.

it worked! which one is dangerours morpheus Seems to be a lot of trouble for Windows 2000 users. *Get XP* I have tons of shizz like this on my computer and it's harmless, Ersin I had the same problem and I found out that the Microsoft Image Writer was trying to print a doc.

Trendmicro's on line scan picked it up.

Quick reinstall and everything fine. i can't get rid of this file or whatever it is! The system has 8GB installed RAM. All comments about spoolsv.exe: Printer Spooler Service Alex It keeps taking up my entire CPU, clogging the system.

This enables users to continue with their work while different tasks are sequentially printed and users do not have to wait for printing tasks to be completed one after the other. Vega Spoolsv.exe isn't causing me a roblem, but spoolsov.exe and spoolshv.exe are. However deleting the file itself can be extremely dangerous. If you do have a problem do like Tommy said and it should work well.


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