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can't remove printer driver on networked maching

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Anonymous
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August 11, 2004 5:21:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.device_driver.dev (More info?)

hi:

i'm on a home network, using xerox printer hooked to
another machine. i suspect my driver has become
corrupted, and am trying to remove it in order to
reinstall. i go through the steps -- have successfully
deleted printer reference from "printers and faxes"
dialogue box -- but am prevented from deleting file from
File|Server Properties|Drivers. When "Remove" is chosen,
i get the message "unable to remove... the specified
printer driver is currently in use.
i suspect problem has something to do with the spooler,
but am uncertain, and can't figure where to go.

any help would be appreciated.

thanks,

bob
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
August 11, 2004 10:56:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.device_driver.dev (More info?)

To stop the Print Spooler, type:

net stop spooler

at the Command Prompt.
--
Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"R.E.Cox" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:42e201c47fe0$c9eed190$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> hi:
>
> i'm on a home network, using xerox printer hooked to
> another machine. i suspect my driver has become
> corrupted, and am trying to remove it in order to
> reinstall. i go through the steps -- have successfully
> deleted printer reference from "printers and faxes"
> dialogue box -- but am prevented from deleting file from
> File|Server Properties|Drivers. When "Remove" is chosen,
> i get the message "unable to remove... the specified
> printer driver is currently in use.
> i suspect problem has something to do with the spooler,
> but am uncertain, and can't figure where to go.
>
> any help would be appreciated.
>
> thanks,
>
> bob
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