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My computer will not recognize the printer. I canceled a printing job and since then the problem was created. I tried to delete and it says deleting, but it seems everything is locked up and will not recognize anything in regard to the printer. I have unplugged the printer, use the on switch and did all of that, but to no avail. Please help!

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Completely delete your printer by opening up your control panel and click on "DELETE HARDWARE" and choose the printer that you want to delete.

After you delete your printer, if you have an install disc, then try to reinstall it.

If you do not have an install disc, then go to the Web site of the brand name of your printer.

Unless your printer is very old (10 years or older) the Printer site will let you download a program that will install your printer for you.

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Delete Queued Print Job If a print job is corruptand does not print clearly, does not print at all or is preventingother queued jobs from printing, delete the queued job.
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