Spooler Crashes (Windows XP)

I'm running XP in a VMware Fusion VM.

Spooler SubSystem App has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

This didn't help:

  • NET STOP SPOOLER and press Enter
  • DEL %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\PRINTERS*.* and press Enter
  • NET START SPOOLER and press Enter

Deleting all existing printers didn't help.

This seems to fix it: http://www.pchell.com/support/spoolersubsystem.shtml

  • I think the problem is the Monitor for thinprint. That means I can't use Thinprint printers.