For some reason my print jobs often get stuck in the queue in Microsoft Windows Vista and or XP. Cancelling or restarting the job often does not work then.
A found a post in a forum by a guy called Bill who created a batch file to force the cancellation of print jobs in the queue.
- Open notepad or some other text editor
- Copy and paste the following lines in the text editor:
echo Purging the print queue . . .
net stop Spooler
echo Deleting all print jobs . . .
ping localhost -n 4 > nul
del /q %SystemRoot%\system32\spool\printers\*.*
net start Spooler
ping localhost -n 4 > nu
- Save the text as cancelprintjobs.bat
- Execute the batch file. In Vista make sure to run it as administrator
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THIS IS A MIRICLE PROGRAM NOTHING ELSE WORKED FOR MY VISTA MACHINE