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Says printing but won't print

I just replaced ink cartridge. Print job seemed to jam (wouldn't delete). Turned off spooler, deleted files from printer folder, turned spooler back on. Job will now delete, but nothing will print. Printer window says status printing, but it won't print.

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After resetting the spooler, I had to reboot the computer for the printer to work.

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