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Printer freezes, filename being printed shows deleting, but never does delete. Happens on two different computers with different printers, one windows XP one windows 2000. Must be some common problem.

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    printer que won't clear

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In both cases try this solution:

right-click on my computer and choose manage. click the plus next to Services and Applications then click the sub-item Services. On the right side, find the Print Spooler service, right click on it and choose stop.

Now go to C:\Windows\system32\spool\printers folder (or C:\WINNT\system32\spool\printers). If you see any files there, delete them.

Now go back to the Print Spooler service, right click and choose start. Check your print queues and they should be empty.

This is a standard procedure to use if a document gets stuck. If these printers are shared on a newtork through a server or another computer, you have to perform this operation on the computer that is hosting the shared computer.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

  • K Wilson Jun 25, 2008

    *hosting the shared PRINTER (oops)

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