I have the same problem, It is definitely a vista problem and not a printer
I have tried to install two separate printers both from different
manufacturers. I have downloaded their drivers from the website and followed
all instructions on the websites available.
In frustration, I have even formatted the hard drive and re-installed
windows. My printers are less than four months old and there is even driver
support for installing them within windows although I have downloaded the
latest drivers, furthermore my printer has memory card ports and they work,
as does the attached scanner, it is just that, for some reason the spooler
crashes every time I try to add the printer.
This is totally unacceptable. Surely someone else is having the same
problems with this particular error message. Am I better to just revert to
XP and can I receive a refund for vista because it is clear that it simply
does not work. As a lawyer, I assume that it is part of the implied contract
for teh sale of a faulty product.