Spoolsv.exe error is related to Windows Print Spooler Service or the Spooler Subsystem App. Spoolsv.exe is a system and hidden file and the main component of printing services. It allows you to print in the background and is responsible for how Windows manages printing tasks on your computer.
What causes a Spoolsv.exe error?
Spoolsv.exe error occurs due to various reasons such as printer jobs not getting removed automatically from the Windows spool, which in turn leads to high usage of the CPU and memory. The error can also be caused by third party Printer Drivers or malware.
Solution for – spoolsv.exe – Application Error. The instruction at “0x10002837” referenced memory at “0x00000000”. The memory could not be “written”
This message is generally displayed when Windows boots. The reason of the error is too many .SHD and .SHL files in the spool directory. These files are created to save spooled data of a print job. To resolve the error you need to remove .SHD and .SHL files from the system. Always create a system backup before carrying out tasks such as this.
- Click Start -> Control Panel
- Select Classic View – > Administrative tools
- Select Services option
- In the Service Management console, look for Spooler Services, right-click on it and Select “Stop”
- Open C:WindowsSystem32SpoolPrinters
- Delete all .SHL and .SHD files in the folder
- Next, open the TMP folder and delete all files in the folder
- You have to restart the Spooler Service again. Repeat the Steps 1 to 3 and in the Step 4, select “Start” instead of “Stop”
Note: If you are unable to delete files in the Normal mode, you must boot Windows in Safe Mode and perform the steps outlined above.
To start your computer in safe mode, press the F8 button when Windows is loading up and select the Safe Mode option from the various options listed in the Windows Advanced Options Menu.
If deleting files does not solve the problem, you will need to perform a system restore to restore Windows to an earlier state when there was no spoolsv.exe error.
- Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System tools
- On the Welcome to System Restore screen, select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option
- Select Next
- On the “Select Restore Point screen”, select the date that represents the restore point to which you want to roll back your computer
- Select “Next”
- Verify and select “Next” again to confirm your action and let the system proceed with System Restore
- Restart your PC when prompted
- Select OK to complete the System Restoration procedure