error 7031 and 7034 print spooler terminates unexpectedly in windows7 32bit RRS feed

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  • I am running windows 7 32bit

    Print spooler has continued to be unavailable, when i start it manually and try to refresh the devices/printers page it stops..

    error code 7031 or 7034 print spooler has terminated unexpectedly (in event viewer)

    I have searched online and found a ton of things, I have tried the following:

    I have tried using a differnt user profile, no change

    i have tried 8 different restore points going back 3 months.. no change

    i deleted all files in c:\windows\system32\spooler\PRINTERS

    I deleted all filed in c:\windows\systerm32\spooler\drivers

    I edited the registry in hkey-local\system current-control-set\control\print\environments\winNT x86\version3 (deleted all subkeys)

    I am about to reimage the system at this point but i wanted to post this as a last chance since a re-image and app reinstall, and domain setups would take at least 10 hours i am hoping someone can help, since it was printing just 2 days ago.. the only thing that was done was a network printer was installed, but at this point all printers and drivers have been removed by the above mentioned methods.

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:17 PM


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