Spooler SubSystem App error in windows xp

I am running windows xp and have had an HP photosmart printer installed for over a year. Starting today I've have been getting the error: Spooler SubSystem App encountered an error. I can screen print and print from IE8 but every time I try to print from Adobe Pagemaker I get that error.

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Last updated April 13, 2019 Views 10,670 Applies to:

Adobe has a forum for all their products including PageMaker:


I have never seen your problem, but if you search the Adobe PageMaker forum for:

Spooler Subsystem App

You will see that you are not alone and find some threads that involve various HP printers and PageMaker and maybe some of those ideas will be inspiring or help.

If you find nothing inspiring, I would post there and see what they have to say.


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