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Removing stuck print jobs with Windows XP & 2000
If you have a print job that is stuck in the printers que and you
have tried to cancel it but could not because it shows Deleting but
It will Usually will contain files looking like these:
There will be two files for each remaining print job. Just delete
these and reboot your computer. Your print queue should now be
*** To delete the print files
type " del *.* " in the correct
directory and press Enter. * Make sure you are in the right path
If that does not work
Go To Step3
If you are printing over the network, and cannot get the print job
to clear the que after the above steps:
Go to the computer that has the shared printer attached and
perform Steps 1 & 2
If that does not work then go to the computer where the Print Job
was sent from and perform steps 1 & 2 on that computer.
If everything above did not work then
If all of this does not work then run a disk check on the
computer that has the printer attached
- Go to Start then choose Run
- Type " CMD " and press
- Wait for the DOS window to open.
- Type " CHKDSK C: /R /F "
if C:\ is where your OS is installed!
- Answer Y for yes and press enter
- Reboot your computer and wait for the Disk Check to complete
Chkdsk is an acronym for check disk it is a Microsoft® utility designed
to check the integrity of your data on the computer's hard disk drive as
well as find and fix errors which could corrupt your data or program
*On computers using Windows® XP and 2000, chkdsk is essentially a
replacement for scandisk which was used on Windows® '95, '98 and ME
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