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04 Jun 2008

My PC had 15 or so printers installed, but only two constituted valid links. As in the suggestion above, I deleted all of the dormant printers and spoolsv stopped consuming resources ... wmiprsve also settled down. These two processes were previously throttling the CPU bandwidth between 0 and 50% on a 10 second interval. Thanks for the useful posts!

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25 Aug 2009

The problem with spoolsv.exe taking excessive resources is usually down to excessively long printer queues - more often than not, the MS Office Image Printer (that people don't realise they've 'printed' to . Clearing the queues (rather than deleting/installing all printers) will usually resolve the resource hog.

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