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Print Spooler Buffer Overun Error 2003

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  • Print Spooler Buffer Overun Error 2003

    This one has our heads scratching, user at remote location reports this error on Server 2003 The Print service on server was stopped, when tried to restart, buffer over run detected c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe a buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the programs internal state.
    The program cannot safely continue operation."

    It has SP2 installed, We have removed the print software that was on the server (and shouldn`t have been there) Reapplied SP2, same error.
    and no printing at the moment. Not much info on the net re this. Ideas anyone ?

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    Re: Print Spooler Buffer Overun Error 2003

    Managed to sort this, was a corrupt print driver, had to download the Server 2003 resource kit, and run Cleanspl.exe, which allows you to reset the spooler to orginal state as on installation, had to use it twice though, and server auto rebooted at the end (caution)
    Posted for info of others as my google searching lead me to my original post !