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Won't cancel prints

I never know what my printer will print.  It will not cancel any of my jobs.  It keeps them in queue and every time I turn on the printer, it begins to print stuff I thought I cancelled.  I am wasting soooo much paper. HELP!!!

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Hi there,

do you have a printer that has buttons on the outside of printer. if so push the button that says setup. it will give you a list highlight tools...scroll down with arrow until you find the words, clear log.this will clear the memory, but in some case depending on your printer you may not have this option. and you can go to start click on control panel click printers and maybe find it in there some option that will help...or uninstall and then reinstall the printer. good luck

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