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Viewing a windows spool file (.spl)

Q: Viewing a windows spool file (.spl)

I have looked at many webpages and still unable to solve
this issue. Maybe someone here can help. My printer broke down but I kept the windows printer spool file (.spl) and need to view the data from it since this is all I have from the document. The spool (.spl) file has a EMF header and was created from pcl6.
I wish to view that file but all I get is garbled text if I open it with wordpad etc. Is there any program or way that I can view it because the data(only text not photos) is in that spool file(3 Megs in size) but the printer broke down and I have no way of viewing it.

I tried Ghost script and other PCL viewers with out much luck since my file is a .spl

Please help..

Thank you in advance,


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For the viewer pane to work the handlers have to be installed. They are installed by the Office setup. I'm not sure if any version before Office 2007 installs these handlers. If you don't have Office you can download the Word Viewer and Excel viewer:
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Quote: Originally Posted by clemenzina

Precision M4400 - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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Please advise how I can make the cam display with WMP instead of VLC. WMP has all its defaults, so why is the cam using VLC? I don't know the file-type that would have to be changed.

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Let me start by saying that I'm not picking at your choice of words - but I am going to change them for my sake:

You are not talking about a webcam (a device connected to your computer or network), you are talking about a video stream (that happens to be embedded in a webpage). You are not needing to change a Windows Operating System file association, you are wanting to change which browser plug-in handles this video stream.

I installed Opera 12.16 and VLC 2.08 into a Virtual Machine that is running W7 pro 64bit. I was able to see the ~7 second blackout that happens when the stream reconnects after about 7 minutes. (BTW, I did not install the Windows Media Player (WMP) plug-in. Silverlight was not installed - yet.)

I then ended the Virtual Machine (which resets everything back to a W7 clean install). I installed Opera 12.16 - but did not install VLC. When using Opera to visit the webpage that you linked to, the area that would normally show the video stream informed me of missing plug-ins and offered a link. I installed the WMP plug-in and retested the website after restarting Opera. Now, instead of a grey box where the video should be showing, there was an ill-defined white area - with no video and no help on solving the issue.

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I then ended the Virtual Machine again (which resets everything back to a W7 clean install). I installed Opera 15.0.1147.153 and VLC 2.08. When I visited the website for the video stream of interest, the area that would normally show the video stream informed me that "This plug-in is not supported".

Rather than continue to mess with web browsers and plug-ins, I did what I normally do, I looked at the source code of the webpage and found the direct link to the video stream. Then I opened WMP and viewed the stream from there. The video stream still resets about every 7 minutes and I only checked the reconnect time for 2 of those resets: ~7 seconds and ~11 seconds.

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We heard you:

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Quote: Originally Posted by bcarruth

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A:printer spool turns off

Hello Dave, welcome to SF!

Try performing a diagnostic startup; go to msconfig (search for it in the start menu), and you'll see the option. You'll have to manually start the print spooler service once, and hopefully it will stay on. Try printing something to confirm.

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A:Printer Spool Issues, Please Help!

Greatings Antwonton and welcome to the forum.

Right click on Computer for the Start Menu
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A:Print Spool Stopped

Something is using the spool service and you'll have to figure out what it is before being able to install the printer.

I'd suggest going to the Processes tab of Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and ending the processes there until you're able to install. Don't end the svchost.exe processes until last - as some of them will shutdown your system.

In the event that the system does give you the 1 minute countdown to shutdown - go to Start...Run...and type in "shutdown -a" (without the quotes) and press Enter. This will stop the automatic shutdown.
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I uninstalled the software for my old Lexmark printer prior to installing software for my new Kodak printer.
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I had a long online chat with Kodak...and tried a number of things...
Print Spool Services did have a dependancy on LexBces.exe (which I deleted via REGEDIT) but they still won't start!
Does anyone have anything that I could try?

A:Print Spool Stopped

Would you please describe what you see when you try to start the Print Spooler Service (I'm keeping a list).

The Print Spooler Service should have another dependency - Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:


Click OK to open the Service Applet.

Locate the Print Spooler Service, right click it, Choose Properties and then look at the Dependencies tab. The services listed there must be running before the Print Spooler will start. If they are not running, you will get an error 1068 or similar message about dependent services when trying to start the Print Spooler Service.

You should always see the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service and maybe some others depending on the type of printer you have installed (Lexmark printers can add some Dependency services to your XP configuration). All dependent services must be running before the Print Spooler Service will start.

The RPC service is necessary for a lot of things to work properly and is usually always running and set to Automatic start. If the RPC Service is not running and does not start Automatically, you may have another problem, but start with the easy stuff first.

From the Services Applet, locate the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service and if it is not running, right click it and start it and set it to Automatic.

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When everything is running the way you want, reboot and check your Services again to be sure they start up properly and resolve any further

If the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is not listed as a dependency for your Print Spooler service, inform XP that the Print Spooler service depends on the RPC service.

Click Start, Run and in the box enter (including the important space after the equals sign):

sc config spooler depend= RPCSS

Don't forget the space after the equals (=) sign!

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Reboot to make sure any changes "stick".
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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x64 Ultimate
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Thanks for the solutions if you have any!

A:BSOD Bad spool header?

Hi, scan; and welcome to the forum. I looked at your three most recent dumps. Two of the three dumps directly blame Kaspersky. Kaspersky is a known cause of BSOD's on some Win 7 systems. Uninstall it with this removal tool: Tool. Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials in its place.

Out of date drivers can and do cause memory corruption and crashes. The following out of date drivers are loading on your system. They need to be updated or eliminated. Those in red font are really obsolete. Software and hardware designed for XP will not work with Win 7 if it cannot be update.

000.fcl Fri Sep 26 09:11:22 2008 - CyberLink FCL Driver. Video editing software, Multimedia Software and Blu-ray playback software by CyberLink. Update this software or uninstall it.

adfs.SYS Mon Nov 03 11:48:14 2008 - Adobe File System Driver. Adobe. See note below.

Apfiltr.sys Wed Dec 12 04:05:51 2007 - Alps pointing device. OEM - none at ?‚??ƒ??ƒ—?‚??›??—. Unistall this hardware or rename the driver.

btwl2cap.sys Fri Apr 03 20:28:45 2009 - Broadcom Bluetooth L2CAP Service from Broadcom Corporation belonging to Bluetooth Software. Update this driver or uninstall Bluetooth.

iaStor.sys Tue Apr 15 20:26:03 2008 - Intel Storage drivers. Update this driver.

LMIRfsDriver.sys Mon Jul 14 12:26:56 2008 - RemotelyAnywhere Mirror Miniport Driver or LogMeIn Mirror Miniport Driver. This software is obsolete; uninstall it.

ManyCam_x64.sys Thu Mar 13 03:46:01 2008 - ManyCam Virtual Webcam. Download ManyCam free virtual webcam and webcam graphics software!. If there is no update for this driver, uninstall the webcam. It is obsolete. Upgrade to a new webcam.

rimssn64.sys Tue Sep 02 04:50:00 2008 - Ricoh Memory Card Reader driver. OEM - none at Home | Ricoh Global. Try updated this driver through your computer manufacturer's website. If there is no update, uninstall the card reader. It is obsolete.

RTKVHD64.sys Thu Jul 02 05:42:36 2009 - RivaTuner/EVGA Precision/MSI Afterburner (known issues w/Win7). RivaTuner. Uninstall Riva Tuner.

SFEP.sys Fri Aug 03 01:35:53 2007 - Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver. Sony eSupport - Electronics - Select Your Model. Update this driver.

VSTAZL6.SYS Wed Oct 15 20:53:42 2008 - Conexant SoftK56 Modem Driver. Conexant: Support. Update this driver. Try to update it from the Sony website.

VSTCNXT6.SYS Wed Oct 15 20:52:22 2008 - Conexant SoftK56 Modem Driver. Conexant: Support. See above.

VSTDPV6.SYS Wed Oct 15 20:57:45 2008 - Conexant SoftK56 Modem Driver. Conexant: Support. See above.

yk62x64.sys Wed May 20 04:14:06 2009 - NDIS6.2 Miniport Drive, Marvell: Support.

To rename drivers, use Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\System 32\Drivers, locate the driver and rename it from .sys to .bak.

How to find drivers -

- I have listed links to most of the drivers in the code box above. Please use the links there to see what info I've found about those drivers.
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads

If you need help with the drivers, please post.
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A:Spool/Printers folders missing

Sorry - my fault that a typo got into the post!
(welcome to the forum, by the wya!)

Please run thsi (corrected) command


post the results.
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A:spoolsv.exe & print spool service

it might be advisable to delete the spool server files and then try a reinstall.
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A:Retrieving data and bad spool header

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Jerry in sunny Jersey, Channel Islands

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A:Solved: print spool - tried all suggestions... Help!

Are you saying that you see nothing in the Services Microsoft Management Console (services.msc) other than the Print Spooler name itself? The four columns (Description, Status, Startup Type, Log On As) all show nothing? When you right-click it, you do not see Start, Stop, Restart or anything else? Right-click it and select Properties. Do you see the correct path in the Path to executible field? Should be: C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

What type of a restore did you perform? A Restore by booting from your XP disk or a System Restore with restore points or...?

Have you tried running System File Checker? sfc /scannow

Also, give this a try:

Try all of these suggestions and let us know. Good luck!
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Details show:
SPOOL32 caused an invalid page fault in
module ISM.DLL at 015f:02f61e04.
EAX=0f4c0e04 CS=015f EIP=02f61e04 EFLGS=00010202
EBX=0a1409ec SS=0167 ESP=013be218 EBP=013be414
ECX=920d4e04 DS=0167 ESI=82c14000 FS=3fb7
EDX=00000001 ES=0167 EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 41 08 85 c0 75 f5 2b ce 3b d3 89 4e 2c 74 03
Stack dump:
bff7755e 02f60000 02f62288 82c14000 00000001 02f62c10 02f63276 02f60000 00000001 00000000 00000000 02f60000 013be414 8170ef1c bff7ddcd 02f60000

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A:{SOLVED} HP printer Spool 32 warning

This should fix you up:
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A:Print spool don't work, so do my printer.

is print spooler services depend of rpc and http?
rpc has been startup?
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A:Printer Disappeared Can't Add- Spool Not Running - Pls HELP

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A:Broken Print Spool Service

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A:Oh No Printer Spool Won't Print Docs

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Thanks for your help!


A:spool error on network printer

It is a long shot but delete the printer and then reinstall it.

If that dont work e-mail me at

[email protected]
i have other sergestins to this as i had the same error