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Help!! I can't get my printer (canon i475D) to stop printing!! I have almost run out of ink & paper!! I click "cancel printing" but itg won't cancel!! Any suggestions wil b e appreciated. J. Hastings cfarmhouse@charter.com

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You can manually clear out your print queue by doing the following:

open up My Computer
navigate to the c:\windows\system32\spool\printers directory
leave that window open, then go to start and right click on My Computer
Click manage
now there will be a menu tree, and one of the options will be "Services and Applications", expand that tree and click on "Services"
in the right hand side, there should now be a list of services available on your computer. scroll down and click on "print spooler"
now click "stop the service" (located in the upper left hand corner of the list of services)
once the service is fully stopped. switch back to the printers directory window.
delete ALL files in this directory.
swap back to the services window, and click "start the service".

your print queue should now be cleared out and the only thing that will continue to print will be whatever is left in your printer's actual memory. to clear the printer's memory out you can try unplugging the printer for approximately 15 to 30 seconds and plugging it back in.

I hope this solves your problem, and please do not forget to rate my solution.

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