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Random computer reboot on Windows Vista

Posted under Blue Screen of Death, Vista by ifoundafix

The other day I Found A Fix for a recent problem I was having. The issue is described as follows;

My Windows Vista machine kept shutting down unexpectedly. The only indication of the cause was the following message in the event viewer;

“The print spooler failed to reopen an existing printer connection because it could not read the configuration information from the registry key S-1-5-18\Printers\Connections. The print spooler could not open the registry key. This can occur if the registry key is corrupt or missing, or if the registry recently became unavailable”

Thankfully, I was able to resolve the random reboots by doing the following;

 Open the registry editor (start, run/ search, type regedit and enter).

  1. Go to Go to HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Printers.
  2. Right click and create a new key named ‘Connections’.

I would like to acknowledge the article here in finding this solution. I hope you too have found a fix!

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