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I deleted the job and now everything is going fast again.. Jorge Its and System File, Delete all the Printers Installed and reboot M/C N Sidheshwar uses a lot of cpu when printing to an image file, especially when the job can't Following the advice of others, I checked my Printers settings, found the MSO Image Writer, right-clicked and cancelled all print jobs. Whew!

Then you will be able to delete the stucked jobs. Chris if you are on a windows 2000 server and its going to slow open your printer folder you can go to services and stop and restart the printer spooler seb I stopped the service through Control Panel and that did not help. Here's the fix. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/spoolsv.exe.html

Problems associated with spoolsv.exe process At times, you may find the spoolsv.exe process to be using 99% or 100% CPU usage. However, once again it's best you use an up-to-date antivirus program to detect viruses and clean or quarantine this file if infected. Worked great! Backdoors install harmful programs on your computer that usually disguise themselves by taking the same or similar names as existing system processes.

I plugged it back in and the cpu use instantly went back to normal. yannickvdb I had the same problem , high cpu (98-99%) all used by spoolsv.exe I removed the printer tasks and it seems fixed now. Vicki I had 100% cpu usage by spoolsv.exe lasting 5+ mins for each print job.. Fiska (Feb 9 2006) Some Hackers use this prosess as a keeping for Worms.

B.R.A.S.H. A Virus Scan showed me it was infected with Worm.Agobot.30.AP... My new (2 days) machine suddenly start behaving like a 60 meg W31 machine. click for more info Delete all the printers from your printers folder, then reboot.

No threat unless you download a virus. MuyGordo A valid Win file, which can always be a duped. Is there anything else that can be tested? Otherwise clear it's path(s).

  • Ben if u dont want it just disable the printer spooler service, but it would be easier to cancel any jobs waiting to be printed SZ First use a system search
  • Spooler is using over 50+ percent of CPU time and there are no print jobs waiting to be spooled.
  • Is this file a spyware, trojan, or virus?
  • ben Careful...This one is a worm...quite typicaly found in your computer...if it is delete immediatly...
  • All but one got deleted.

If it is getting all cpu resources, probably you have a printers/fax configuration problem. http://www.file.net/process/spoolsv.exe.html These are all identical file sizes. and spooler.exe dominates my cpu usage. When I cleared print jobs in Microsoft Office Image Document Writer, CPU util% went to 0 Chris Yeowell I once thought that this is one of the file from Norton Antivirus,

Hold Cntrl,Alt and Del till Task manager pops up. I believe it is trojan horse or virus needs to be checked with updated antivirus Mohammed. thanks flyan In my tasklist is spooler.exe and spoolsv.exe. PowerPlay I always solve the CPU usage problem by deleting the process in the Task Manager.

spud happened to me. Brisbane Australia. Xavier Go to Control Panel Printer and Faxes Delete every printer other than ur default one an ur OK! Now my 99% spoolsv.exe just went to 3%.

I found 4. 2 of them were windows files (SYSTEM 32 and a SERVICE PACK), but the other two were a bit out of the ordinary. I checked and rechecked and my system was clean. Thought it was a virus or something.

Dumi I have fixed this problem a few times myself.

Bigjeep this process is a normal windows process, but other viruses and malware have the same name, and if you look in windows task manager, it will show that it doesn't My Windows Task Manager showed that this file was running at 98% of my processes. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data. Turn off the printer.

As Distaxia and Tommy finally concluded : Go to the control panel for printer and faxes and cancel the pending jobs. Jo It was not a virus in my case, print jobs waiting. I have Windows2000, and I don't know how a printer spooler can use 90+ percent of my CPU for 10+ minutes! Back to top #14 msgsu msgsu Topic Starter Members 47 posts OFFLINE Local time:03:31 PM Posted 11 December 2009 - 06:19 PM Yes.

However, I checked my printers and someone in my home had 5 items in cue. But canceling all of the Documents out of the Printers did. Instantly the computer seemed to come to a near stand still. When I stop then restart spoolsv it goes back up to 99.

I can get the machine working again by going to the winnt/sys32/spools/printer folder and deleting the files there. I got rid of it and everything seems to be running good. tom I deleted all Image writer print jobs and still had this problem. File Location The file is located in C:\Window\System32 folder.

I had to modify the spooler in the registry I just change the 2 to a 0 and rebooted then went back in a modified it back to 2 to start When not default it is fine.