I'm trying to cancel a print job in Vista to an HP 3845. I've rebooted, but it's still there, with Status "Deleting - Printing" thought nothing is happening.
How can I make it really go away?
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If it is really serious you can restart the Windows Printing Service under the Services MMC. What I normally find with the HP the following steps fixes it.
Sometimes however the restart requires a complete machine restart.
What Donald said...deleting all files in the PRINTERS directory usually clears this up.
Failing that, try this fix from MS:
Save the following in a .CMD file and run that file (Run as Admin if using Windows Vista, 7 or later) every time you want to cancel a print job:
net stop spooler
net start spooler