XP Spooler Subsystem App error and Crash

Well, another lovely ms error that just won't go away. If you get a spooler subsystem app error and the your machine crashes - yippee - try the following steps to see if this resolves the problem.

1) Stop the Print Spooler service (Admin Tools->Services)

2) Delete any .shd and .spl files likely found under:

3) Start the Print Spooler service.

You may also need to delete and reinstall the printer but I didn't.

If you happen to be running NDPS it is likely a problem with the driver being distributed by the print broker. Install the driver manually for the quick fix. Actually, install the wrong driver first and apply changes then install the correct local driver and applay the changes again.