Hi All, I am here for two reasons:
Firstly, to tell everyone that my Firefox is freezing due to some issue with spoolsv.exe and when I reset spoolsv.exe (from command prompt: "net stop spooler" - then "net start spooler") all is OK again; in the hope this will help someone else as "Freezing" appears to be an issue with a lot of people...
Secondly, does anyone know what this issue is and how to solve this?
Some months ago I loaded the wrong printer driver into my computer and spoolsv.exe became unstable. I cleared all printer drivers, replaced the spoolsc.exe file from a backup and deleted the appropriate keys in the registry. This mostly solved the issue. Every once in about a fortnight, spoolsv.exe crashes out with an error but re-starts with no issues. So I know there is something glitchy about but this doesn't cause issue with other programs.
I am running Windowes XP sp3 with the latest Firefox and updates.
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Thank you for the reply Iamjayakumars,
Unfortunately I have tried the process suggested in the link before posting this request and went the extra step of clearing the registry keys as I described.
This issue only manifests with firefox. Is there any other information I can give to helps solve this issue?