WerFault.exe terminates spoolsv.exe at startup

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  1. PiCo

    PiCo Registered Member

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    sfc /scannow -> all ok!!
    chkdsk -> all ok!!

    Also I don't have any virus, it's a clean system.

    So sometimes (3 out of 10), not all of the times, when I start my pc WerFault.exe terminates proccess spoolsv.exe, which lies in the system32 folder and is not corrupted and malware free.

    This issue occured only recently, after having set some programs in auto-startup, so I personally believe it has sth to do with ram or cpu usage at start-up point.

    I even disabled DEP, cause I thought it was the fault.

    Would anyone know anything about it or give an opinion?
    Feel free!

    Thank u!
     
  2. jfd15

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    i think WerFault.exe has something to do with Windows Error reporting?

    sends back data to microsoft....

    dont know why it would be terminating spoolsv.exe


    (you probably knew that already though)
     
  3. PiCo

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    Yep I knew it, but thanx for your comment :)

    I think it's due to system startup overload, because if it was a bug it would happen every single time, not 2 out of 10.

    The only thing that is strange is why does it have to be spoolsv.exe every time?
    I will find out sooner or later :)
     
  4. jfd15

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    i googled werfault+spoolsv, couldnt find much...you're probably five levels of knowledge past me anyway, lol....i recognized werfault from the comodo fw alerts....good luck:)
     
  5. PiCo

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    Oh no, my lack of knowledge about pc things is huge, but I try to learn sth every day.

    I googled too and found out that it can be AV related. An AV that is set to scan startup files, will scan all drivers and .dll files related to spoolsv.exe too.
    Spoolsv.exe starts spawning (or whatever it is called) in memory and when the system is loaded too much (as it is on a startup), kaboom, we've got ourselves a crash :)

    I recenlty set my AV not to scan startup files and it hasn't happened since, so there is still workaround to do :D
     
  6. geocrl1

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    PLEASE PiCo would you mind telling me what is AV, WHAT IS IT? OR WHERE IS IT. PLEASE.
     
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    Anti-Virus Geo. ;)

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    Hello everybody,

    In my Windows I look to Services / Print spooler ( spoolsv.exe ) - is MANUAL .

    GO !:argh:
     
  9. Seer

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    Hello PiCo.

    It does not work like this, werfault does not crash spoolsv. Spoolsv crashes for whatever reason and werfault then runs trying to send debug info to MS. You would need to state whether you run any printers or not and is the driver for this printer installed. Which programs in autostartup are you talking about, what did you change? Take a look at Event Logs (System) and post the error number. More info needed...
     
  10. PiCo

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    I've formated 3 times since then, so I can't really provide any info :p

    I don't have this prob now!
     
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