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Old 08-25-2005, 04:09 AM   #1
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Default Printer Wont print

Hey guys i was wondering if you could help me out with a problem me and my friend are having. Ok here's how it goes, say we have a job waiting to print and we have the printer icon in the system tray but we dont want to print that and so we select it and click cancel but then it just keeps saying canceling and then it wont let you print anything else and the only way to get rid of it is to restart or log out and back in or something, does anyone have any answers to stop it freezing when you select cancel?

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Old 08-25-2005, 01:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Printer Wont print

I guess you'll just have to be careful about what you decide to print before you try and print it

Though, it might be because the printer is recieving data, or in a way, it is keeping in contact with the computer, and can't cancel at that time. mine takes a while, but it does turn off.

You could actually take off the spool so it wouldn't collect in that thing in the tray, and instead would go directly to the printer to print (though this can cause a memory issue on some printers):

Simply go to Settings, Control Panel, then to Printers.
Next right click the printer you have and go to Properties.
Now go to the Advanced tab at the top and tick "Print Directly To Printer".

The good thing about doing this though is that you can just switch the printer off and it won't print again

I hope this helps
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