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Everytime i turn my computer on and try to use my printer won't go untill i go to printers&faxes and reset the default from one printer to the other printer-the icons in the printer/fax box are as follows-F300series[copy]ready the other one reads f300series deleting but i am unable to delete this icon so that is why it keeps on switching from one to the other if i could get rid of one of these icons it may return to normal regards pat ellison

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Once remove the USB cable from the computer and perform spooler refresh by performing the below steps:

1. Click start >> run >> type >> services.msc >> locate print spooler and then right click on it and select stop and then again right click on it and select start.

Now open the printers and faxes folder and then try to delete the icon which is stating deleting.

Now right click on the other printer icon and click on properties >> adavanced tab >> print directly to printer >> click OK.

Now connect the USB cable to the computer and then try to print.

If you are still not able to print then remove the USB cable and delete even the other printer icon and insert the CD and click on add a device and follw the instructions and connect the USB cable at the middle and then try to print once it finishes.

We experience this type of issues if the printer driver is not installed properly.

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2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

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2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

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If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

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If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

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