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Print job set to print 33 pages I don't want - cannot cancel!

Printer is trying to print 33 pages of a site I had been on - I do not want these pages printed - cannot find a way for it to cancel... No printer icon exists in bottom right corner - as was suggested - only can unplug my printer. How do I get it to stop trying to print these pages???
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There is an icon in the lower right corner of your screen. It looks like a printer. Double click on that icon then right click on the print job then click no cancel. It should hang there are refuse to disappear. what you do after this is to turn off your printer then turn it back on then restart your computer. It should be gone after that.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

  • Thomas Lim
    Thomas Lim Sep 21, 2008

    Click start then control panel then printers and faxes. Double click on your printer there to see if there are any print jobs.

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    Thomas Lim Sep 22, 2008

    Thanks.

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