Chrome Killing Print Spooler

We recently had a client who had an issue that there print spooler kept crashing. Trying to restart it caused it to run for 30 seconds then crash again. The event log showed:

Faulting application name: spoolsv.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7aa85
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7b96e
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x000c37b7
Faulting process id: 0xf4c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cc5b0edb7f76a9
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 1b674bcc-c702-11e0-bba3-d027885ca867

Now the interesting this was that they then attempted to print on another PC and the same thing kept happening. Removing the printers manually from the registry by deleting them from under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers allowed the print spooler to start then we could manually start the print spooler and re-add the drivers. All testing worked however when the user tried to print from their Gmail account it would crash again requiring the removal and re adding of all the printers.

The user had recently enabled Cloud Print and even disabling it attempting to print would have the safe effect. The eventual solution was to remove chrome and use FF. Not the best solution but they can now print without issues.