Printer purge problem

  HauxtonPhil 17:53 29 Nov 2005
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Windows XP Home. Panasonic Laser printer. Tried to print a pdf file but the output was nonsense, (random characters). Tried to stop the printing using the print monitor (Start>Printers etc), by Cancel print jobs. I cannot now print anything, as this job seems to be blocking everything. Cancel Print Jobs does nothing, switchaing off the computer and/or the printer does ot fix it. Is there any other way that I can force the print buffer to empty. It appears to be a problem on the computer side as connecting a different printer has the same problem.

  ade.h 18:13 29 Nov 2005

As it's PC side, that may make it easier to fix. Firstly, try disabling the Spool Service and reboot.

  ade.h 18:14 29 Nov 2005

And then use Ccleaner to cear out your temp files. You'll need to allow it to delete temp files newer than 48 hours.

  ade.h 20:02 29 Nov 2005

Has that helped?

  HauxtonPhil 23:27 29 Nov 2005

Can't tell until I get to the machine tomorrow, but thanks for the suggestion, I will reply when I've tried it.

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