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Anonymous
June 9, 2005 5:13:08 PM

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XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C

I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong since upgrading from
Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from printing.

I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that cancelling the job and
switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's buffer still results
in masses of junk output.

If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job and sometimes, it
depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the printer off and on
maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops printing.

It was taking so long presumably because of the big graphics job that I
decided to restart XP...

.... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not tried to stop it at
all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch wouln't die ...
:-}

Regards
Stephen Ford

More about : kill print job

June 9, 2005 5:13:09 PM

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After canceling the job, stop the printer spooler service and restart it.



"Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
>
> I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong since upgrading from
> Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from printing.
>
> I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that cancelling the job and
> switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's buffer still
> results in masses of junk output.
>
> If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job and sometimes, it
> depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the printer off and
> on maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops printing.
>
> It was taking so long presumably because of the big graphics job that I
> decided to restart XP...
>
> ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not tried to stop it
> at all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch wouln't die
> ... :-}
>
> Regards
> Stephen Ford
>
>
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 5:13:09 PM

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Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
buffer.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in
message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
|
| I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
since upgrading from
| Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
printing.
|
| I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
cancelling the job and
| switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's
buffer still results
| in masses of junk output.
|
| If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job
and sometimes, it
| depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the
printer off and on
| maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
printing.
|
| It was taking so long presumably because of the big
graphics job that I
| decided to restart XP...
|
| ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not
tried to stop it at
| all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch
wouln't die ...
| :-}
|
| Regards
| Stephen Ford
|
|
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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:27:18 AM

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"Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
>
> I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong since upgrading from
> Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from printing.
>
> I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that cancelling the job and
> switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's buffer still
results
> in masses of junk output.
>
> If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job and sometimes, it
> depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the printer off and
on
> maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops printing.
>
> It was taking so long presumably because of the big graphics job that I
> decided to restart XP...
>
> ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not tried to stop it
at
> all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch wouln't die ...
> :-}
>
> Regards
> Stephen Ford
>
>

Paste the following lines into a batch file, then create a shortcut
to invoke the batch file. The method is simple, brutal and usually
very effective.

@echo off
net stop "print spooler"
del /q "%SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.*"
net start "print spooler"
ping localhost -n 5 > nul
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:27:19 AM

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Pegasus (MVP) wrote:

> "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
>>
>>I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong since upgrading from
>>Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from printing.
>>
>>I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that cancelling the job and
>>switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's buffer still
>
> results
>
>>in masses of junk output.
>>
>>If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job and sometimes, it
>>depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the printer off and
>
> on
>
>>maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops printing.
>>
>>It was taking so long presumably because of the big graphics job that I
>>decided to restart XP...
>>
>>... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not tried to stop it
>
> at
>
>>all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch wouln't die ...
>>:-}
>>
>>Regards
>>Stephen Ford
>>
>>
>
>
> Paste the following lines into a batch file, then create a shortcut
> to invoke the batch file. The method is simple, brutal and usually
> very effective.
>
> @echo off
> net stop "print spooler"
> del /q "%SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.*"
> net start "print spooler"
> ping localhost -n 5 > nul
>
>

What is the ping line for?

Steve
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:27:19 AM

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Pegasus

I like the look of this. Thanks.

> @echo off
> net stop "print spooler"
> del /q "%SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.*"
> net start "print spooler"
> ping localhost -n 5 > nul

Stephen
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:27:20 AM

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A 4 second delay is what it is for. The question is why is there a 4
second delay? :-)

Steve N. wrote:

> Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
>
>> "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
>> news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>
>>> XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
>>>
>>> I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong since upgrading
>>> from
>>> Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from printing.
>>>
>>> I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that cancelling the job
>>> and
>>> switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's buffer still
>>
>>
>> results
>>
>>> in masses of junk output.
>>>
>>> If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job and
>>> sometimes, it
>>> depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the printer off
>>> and
>>
>>
>> on
>>
>>> maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops printing.
>>>
>>> It was taking so long presumably because of the big graphics job that I
>>> decided to restart XP...
>>>
>>> ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not tried to
>>> stop it
>>
>>
>> at
>>
>>> all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch wouln't
>>> die ...
>>> :-}
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> Stephen Ford
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> Paste the following lines into a batch file, then create a shortcut
>> to invoke the batch file. The method is simple, brutal and usually
>> very effective.
>>
>> @echo off
>> net stop "print spooler"
>> del /q "%SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.*"
>> net start "print spooler"
>> ping localhost -n 5 > nul
>>
>>
>
> What is the ping line for?
>
> Steve
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:59:16 AM

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Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
purged.


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
> buffer.
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in
> message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
> |
> | I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
> since upgrading from
> | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
> printing.
> |
> | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
> cancelling the job and
> | switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's
> buffer still results
> | in masses of junk output.
> |
> | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job
> and sometimes, it
> | depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the
> printer off and on
> | maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
> printing.
> |
> | It was taking so long presumably because of the big
> graphics job that I
> | decided to restart XP...
> |
> | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not
> tried to stop it at
> | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch
> wouln't die ...
> | :-}
> |
> | Regards
> | Stephen Ford
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:59:17 AM

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Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
news:o w7ePMPbFHA.3444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
| extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
| purged.
|
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
| > buffer.
| >
| >
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| > some support
| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >
| >
| >
| > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote
in
| > message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
| > |
| > | I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
| > since upgrading from
| > | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
| > printing.
| > |
| > | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
| > cancelling the job and
| > | switching the printer on and off to trash the
printer's
| > buffer still results
| > | in masses of junk output.
| > |
| > | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the
job
| > and sometimes, it
| > | depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch
the
| > printer off and on
| > | maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
| > printing.
| > |
| > | It was taking so long presumably because of the big
| > graphics job that I
| > | decided to restart XP...
| > |
| > | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd
not
| > tried to stop it at
| > | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the
bi*tch
| > wouln't die ...
| > | :-}
| > |
| > | Regards
| > | Stephen Ford
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:59:18 AM

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Sometimes you can go directly to the Spooling folder and remove
the jobs from there:
C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Printers
On my system I redirect my "Spooling" folder to a scratch disk
where I keep all my Temp/workspace stuff. MS has an article on
how to redirect it here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308666&sd=tech

"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:eKTjAkPbFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
> HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
> Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> news:o w7ePMPbFHA.3444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
> | extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
> | purged.
> |
> |
> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
> in message
> | news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
> | > buffer.
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> | > some support
> | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote
> in
> | > message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | > | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
> | > |
> | > | I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
> | > since upgrading from
> | > | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
> | > printing.
> | > |
> | > | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
> | > cancelling the job and
> | > | switching the printer on and off to trash the
> printer's
> | > buffer still results
> | > | in masses of junk output.
> | > |
> | > | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the
> job
> | > and sometimes, it
> | > | depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch
> the
> | > printer off and on
> | > | maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
> | > printing.
> | > |
> | > | It was taking so long presumably because of the big
> | > graphics job that I
> | > | decided to restart XP...
> | > |
> | > | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd
> not
> | > tried to stop it at
> | > | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the
> bi*tch
> | > wouln't die ...
> | > | :-}
> | > |
> | > | Regards
> | > | Stephen Ford
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
June 10, 2005 2:59:18 AM

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Yes, I have seen it take an hour/s depending on the job sent.


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:eKTjAkPbFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
> HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
> Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> news:o w7ePMPbFHA.3444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
> | extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
> | purged.
> |
> |
> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
> in message
> | news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
> | > buffer.
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> | > some support
> | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote
> in
> | > message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | > | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
> | > |
> | > | I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
> | > since upgrading from
> | > | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
> | > printing.
> | > |
> | > | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
> | > cancelling the job and
> | > | switching the printer on and off to trash the
> printer's
> | > buffer still results
> | > | in masses of junk output.
> | > |
> | > | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the
> job
> | > and sometimes, it
> | > | depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch
> the
> | > printer off and on
> | > | maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
> | > printing.
> | > |
> | > | It was taking so long presumably because of the big
> | > graphics job that I
> | > | decided to restart XP...
> | > |
> | > | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd
> not
> | > tried to stop it at
> | > | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the
> bi*tch
> | > wouln't die ...
> | > | :-}
> | > |
> | > | Regards
> | > | Stephen Ford
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:59:18 AM

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Jim Macklin wrote:
> Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
> HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
> Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?

Because the son-of-a-bitch deletes the first byte in the queue and shuffles
the remaining 30 million bytes up by one. Then it deletes another byte.

I don't know the ACTUAL reason, but the above theory matches the symptoms.

On a fast printer, you're better off letting the damn thing print 100 pages
of trash than to purge the job.
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:59:19 AM

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Funny you should say this because my print job just disappeared of it's own
volition ... well after I'd done everything I could think off..

Regards
Stephen Ford
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:59:19 AM

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Bobby wrote:

> Yes, I have seen it take an hour/s depending on the job sent.

I have seen it still "cancelling" for over a day in some cases. That's
when I go into Safe Mode and delete the damn printer.

Steve

>
>
> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
> news:eKTjAkPbFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>
>>Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
>>HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
>>Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?
>>
>>
>>--
>>The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>>But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>>some support
>>http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
>>news:o w7ePMPbFHA.3444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>| Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
>>| extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
>>| purged.
>>|
>>|
>>| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
>>in message
>>| news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>| > Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
>>| > buffer.
>>| >
>>| >
>>| > --
>>| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>>| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>>| > some support
>>| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>| >
>>| >
>>| >
>>| > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote
>>in
>>| > message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>| > | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
>>| > |
>>| > | I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
>>| > since upgrading from
>>| > | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
>>| > printing.
>>| > |
>>| > | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
>>| > cancelling the job and
>>| > | switching the printer on and off to trash the
>>printer's
>>| > buffer still results
>>| > | in masses of junk output.
>>| > |
>>| > | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the
>>job
>>| > and sometimes, it
>>| > | depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch
>>the
>>| > printer off and on
>>| > | maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
>>| > printing.
>>| > |
>>| > | It was taking so long presumably because of the big
>>| > graphics job that I
>>| > | decided to restart XP...
>>| > |
>>| > | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd
>>not
>>| > tried to stop it at
>>| > | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the
>>bi*tch
>>| > wouln't die ...
>>| > | :-}
>>| > |
>>| > | Regards
>>| > | Stephen Ford
>>| > |
>>| > |
>>| >
>>| >
>>|
>>|
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:57:40 AM

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"Steve N." <me@here.now> wrote in message
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> Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
>
> > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >
> >>XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
> >>
> >>I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong since upgrading
from
> >>Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from printing.
> >>
> >>I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that cancelling the job
and
> >>switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's buffer still
> >
> > results
> >
> >>in masses of junk output.
> >>
> >>If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job and sometimes,
it
> >>depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the printer off
and
> >
> > on
> >
> >>maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops printing.
> >>
> >>It was taking so long presumably because of the big graphics job that I
> >>decided to restart XP...
> >>
> >>... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not tried to stop
it
> >
> > at
> >
> >>all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch wouln't die
....
> >>:-}
> >>
> >>Regards
> >>Stephen Ford
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > Paste the following lines into a batch file, then create a shortcut
> > to invoke the batch file. The method is simple, brutal and usually
> > very effective.
> >
> > @echo off
> > net stop "print spooler"
> > del /q "%SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.*"
> > net start "print spooler"
> > ping localhost -n 5 > nul
> >
> >
>
> What is the ping line for?
>
> Steve
>

It gives the user 5 seconds of viewing time, to see the
result of the job. Sometimes the print spooler service
cannot be stopped - this is a simple way of making
the user aware of this.
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:57:41 AM

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

Pegasus (MVP) wrote:

> "Steve N." <me@here.now> wrote in message
> news:YNXpe.1717$jX6.1685@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>
>>Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
>>
>>
>>>"Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
>>>news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>>
>>>>XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
>>>>
>>>>I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong since upgrading
>
> from
>
>>>>Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from printing.
>>>>
>>>>I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that cancelling the job
>
> and
>
>>>>switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's buffer still
>>>
>>>results
>>>
>>>
>>>>in masses of junk output.
>>>>
>>>>If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job and sometimes,
>
> it
>
>>>>depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the printer off
>
> and
>
>>>on
>>>
>>>
>>>>maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops printing.
>>>>
>>>>It was taking so long presumably because of the big graphics job that I
>>>>decided to restart XP...
>>>>
>>>>... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not tried to stop
>
> it
>
>>>at
>>>
>>>
>>>>all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch wouln't die
>
> ...
>
>>>>:-}
>>>>
>>>>Regards
>>>>Stephen Ford
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Paste the following lines into a batch file, then create a shortcut
>>>to invoke the batch file. The method is simple, brutal and usually
>>>very effective.
>>>
>>>@echo off
>>>net stop "print spooler"
>>>del /q "%SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.*"
>>>net start "print spooler"
>>>ping localhost -n 5 > nul
>>>
>>>
>>
>>What is the ping line for?
>>
>>Steve
>>
>
>
> It gives the user 5 seconds of viewing time, to see the
> result of the job. Sometimes the print spooler service
> cannot be stopped - this is a simple way of making
> the user aware of this.
>
>

I knew it would cause a delay, just didn't know why. Thanks for the
explanation.

Steve
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:59:49 AM

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

If I knew the answer to your question then I would not
use my little purge tool. The problem usually occurs when
there is something wrong with the printer, e.g. an invalid
printer port (e.g. USB instead of LPT1, or an invalid
network printer).


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:eKTjAkPbFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
> HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
> Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> news:o w7ePMPbFHA.3444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
> | extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
> | purged.
> |
> |
> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
> in message
> | news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
> | > buffer.
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> | > some support
> | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote
> in
> | > message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | > | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
> | > |
> | > | I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
> | > since upgrading from
> | > | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
> | > printing.
> | > |
> | > | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
> | > cancelling the job and
> | > | switching the printer on and off to trash the
> printer's
> | > buffer still results
> | > | in masses of junk output.
> | > |
> | > | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the
> job
> | > and sometimes, it
> | > | depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch
> the
> | > printer off and on
> | > | maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
> | > printing.
> | > |
> | > | It was taking so long presumably because of the big
> | > graphics job that I
> | > | decided to restart XP...
> | > |
> | > | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd
> not
> | > tried to stop it at
> | > | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the
> bi*tch
> | > wouln't die ...
> | > | :-}
> | > |
> | > | Regards
> | > | Stephen Ford
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:59:50 AM

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

Pegasus (MVP) wrote:

> If I knew the answer to your question then I would not
> use my little purge tool. The problem usually occurs when
> there is something wrong with the printer, e.g. an invalid
> printer port (e.g. USB instead of LPT1, or an invalid
> network printer).
>

Also corrupted job, data or printer driver.

Steve

>
> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
> news:eKTjAkPbFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>
>>Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
>>HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
>>Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?
>>
>>
>>--
>>The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>>But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>> some support
>>http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
>>news:o w7ePMPbFHA.3444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>| Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
>>| extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
>>| purged.
>>|
>>|
>>| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
>>in message
>>| news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>| > Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
>>| > buffer.
>>| >
>>| >
>>| > --
>>| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>>| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>>| > some support
>>| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>| >
>>| >
>>| >
>>| > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote
>>in
>>| > message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>| > | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
>>| > |
>>| > | I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
>>| > since upgrading from
>>| > | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
>>| > printing.
>>| > |
>>| > | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
>>| > cancelling the job and
>>| > | switching the printer on and off to trash the
>>printer's
>>| > buffer still results
>>| > | in masses of junk output.
>>| > |
>>| > | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the
>>job
>>| > and sometimes, it
>>| > | depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch
>>the
>>| > printer off and on
>>| > | maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
>>| > printing.
>>| > |
>>| > | It was taking so long presumably because of the big
>>| > graphics job that I
>>| > | decided to restart XP...
>>| > |
>>| > | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd
>>not
>>| > tried to stop it at
>>| > | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the
>>bi*tch
>>| > wouln't die ...
>>| > | :-}
>>| > |
>>| > | Regards
>>| > | Stephen Ford
>>| > |
>>| > |
>>| >
>>| >
>>|
>>|
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:59:50 AM

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

I first encountered this problem when trying to configure a couple
of dedicated print servers. As well as jammed queues the spooler
process would run at about 99% cpu usage.

The batch file I wrote has the line
net stop spooler
rather than
net stop "print spooler"

Both work - any ideas why?


"Pegasus \(MVP\)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in
news:uyF6BuPbFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:

> If I knew the answer to your question then I would not
> use my little purge tool. The problem usually occurs when
> there is something wrong with the printer, e.g. an invalid
> printer port (e.g. USB instead of LPT1, or an invalid
> network printer).
>
>
> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in
> message news:eKTjAkPbFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
>> HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
>> Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?
>>
>>
>> --
>> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>> some support
>> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
>> news:o w7ePMPbFHA.3444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> | Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
>> | extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
>> | purged.
>> |
>> |
>> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
>> in message
>> | news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> | > Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
>> | > buffer.
>> | >
>> | >
>> | > --
>> | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>> | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>> | > some support
>> | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>> | >
>> | >
>> | >
>> | > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote
>> in
>> | > message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> | > | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
>> | > |
>> | > | I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
>> | > since upgrading from
>> | > | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
>> | > printing.
>> | > |
>> | > | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
>> | > cancelling the job and
>> | > | switching the printer on and off to trash the
>> printer's
>> | > buffer still results
>> | > | in masses of junk output.
>> | > |
>> | > | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the
>> job
>> | > and sometimes, it
>> | > | depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch
>> the
>> | > printer off and on
>> | > | maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
>> | > printing.
>> | > |
>> | > | It was taking so long presumably because of the big
>> | > graphics job that I
>> | > | decided to restart XP...
>> | > |
>> | > | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd
>> not
>> | > tried to stop it at
>> | > | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the
>> bi*tch
>> | > wouln't die ...
>> | > | :-}
>> | > |
>> | > | Regards
>> | > | Stephen Ford
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | >
>> | >
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:59:50 AM

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

Incorrect settings don't seem to be the issue the OP raised,
but a particular file.

Thanks, I did learn a few new things though.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
news:uyF6BuPbFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| If I knew the answer to your question then I would not
| use my little purge tool. The problem usually occurs when
| there is something wrong with the printer, e.g. an invalid
| printer port (e.g. USB instead of LPT1, or an invalid
| network printer).
|
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:eKTjAkPbFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| > Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have
an
| > HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all"
command.
| > Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to
run?
| >
| >
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| > some support
| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >
| >
| >
| > "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
| > news:o w7ePMPbFHA.3444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > | Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
| > | extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
| > | purged.
| > |
| > |
| > | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
wrote
| > in message
| > | news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > | > Open printer properties and purge the documents in
the
| > | > buffer.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > The people think the Constitution protects their
rights;
| > | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be
overcome.
| > | > some support
| > | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com>
wrote
| > in
| > | > message
news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > | > | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
| > | > |
| > | > | I think this is the first print job that's gone
wrong
| > | > since upgrading from
| > | > | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
| > | > printing.
| > | > |
| > | > | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
| > | > cancelling the job and
| > | > | switching the printer on and off to trash the
| > printer's
| > | > buffer still results
| > | > | in masses of junk output.
| > | > |
| > | > | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel
the
| > job
| > | > and sometimes, it
| > | > | depends, remove the paper from the printer and
switch
| > the
| > | > printer off and on
| > | > | maybe feeding one page through until the junk
stops
| > | > printing.
| > | > |
| > | > | It was taking so long presumably because of the
big
| > | > graphics job that I
| > | > | decided to restart XP...
| > | > |
| > | > | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if
I'd
| > not
| > | > tried to stop it at
| > | > | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction -
the
| > bi*tch
| > | > wouln't die ...
| > | > | :-}
| > | > |
| > | > | Regards
| > | > | Stephen Ford
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | >
| > | >
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 4:50:32 AM

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

Actually, about 5 seconds . . .


"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:o O3RhrPbFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> A 4 second delay is what it is for. The question is why is there a 4
> second delay? :-)
>
> Steve N. wrote:
>
> > Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
> >
> >> "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> >> news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >>
> >>> XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
> >>>
> >>> I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong since upgrading
> >>> from
> >>> Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from printing.
> >>>
> >>> I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that cancelling the job
> >>> and
> >>> switching the printer on and off to trash the printer's buffer still
> >>
> >>
> >> results
> >>
> >>> in masses of junk output.
> >>>
> >>> If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the job and
> >>> sometimes, it
> >>> depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch the printer off
> >>> and
> >>
> >>
> >> on
> >>
> >>> maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops printing.
> >>>
> >>> It was taking so long presumably because of the big graphics job that
I
> >>> decided to restart XP...
> >>>
> >>> ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd not tried to
> >>> stop it
> >>
> >>
> >> at
> >>
> >>> all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the bi*tch wouln't
> >>> die ...
> >>> :-}
> >>>
> >>> Regards
> >>> Stephen Ford
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> Paste the following lines into a batch file, then create a shortcut
> >> to invoke the batch file. The method is simple, brutal and usually
> >> very effective.
> >>
> >> @echo off
> >> net stop "print spooler"
> >> del /q "%SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.*"
> >> net start "print spooler"
> >> ping localhost -n 5 > nul
> >>
> >>
> >
> > What is the ping line for?
> >
> > Steve
> >
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 4:50:33 AM

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

Pegasus (MVP) wrote:

> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Steve N. wrote:
>>> Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
(snip)
>>>> ping localhost -n 5 > nul
>>>>
>>> What is the ping line for?
>>>
>> A 4 second delay is what it is for. The question is why is
>> there a 4 second delay? :-)
>
> Actually, about 5 seconds . . .
Hi,

Actually, the "formula" commonly used in the scripting groups and
command line/batch groups, is that the number behind -n is number
of seconds to pause + 1, so "-n 5" would be closer to 4 seconds than
5 seconds.

Using the VBScript below (using -n 5), I get results from 4.2 to 4.5
seconds.

'--------------------8<----------------------
Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

iStartTime = Timer
oShell.Run "ping.exe localhost -n 5", 0, True
iEndTime = Timer
WScript.Echo iEndTime - iStartTime

'--------------------8<----------------------


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 11:54:23 AM

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

"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" <Torgeir.Bakken-spam@hydro.com> wrote in message
news:uDqMmsQbFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
>
> > "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> Steve N. wrote:
> >>> Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
> (snip)
> >>>> ping localhost -n 5 > nul
> >>>>
> >>> What is the ping line for?
> >>>
> >> A 4 second delay is what it is for. The question is why is
> >> there a 4 second delay? :-)
> >
> > Actually, about 5 seconds . . .
> Hi,
>
> Actually, the "formula" commonly used in the scripting groups and
> command line/batch groups, is that the number behind -n is number
> of seconds to pause + 1, so "-n 5" would be closer to 4 seconds than
> 5 seconds.
>
> Using the VBScript below (using -n 5), I get results from 4.2 to 4.5
> seconds.
>
> '--------------------8<----------------------
> Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
>
> iStartTime = Timer
> oShell.Run "ping.exe localhost -n 5", 0, True
> iEndTime = Timer
> WScript.Echo iEndTime - iStartTime
>
> '--------------------8<----------------------
>
>
> --
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...

You're right!
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 11:57:39 AM

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

The registry key for this service is "Spooler", and its display
name is "Print Spooler". Either can be used when referring
to the service.


"McSpreader" <invalid@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9670B22399156McP@194.168.222.123...
> I first encountered this problem when trying to configure a couple
> of dedicated print servers. As well as jammed queues the spooler
> process would run at about 99% cpu usage.
>
> The batch file I wrote has the line
> net stop spooler
> rather than
> net stop "print spooler"
>
> Both work - any ideas why?
>
>
> "Pegasus \(MVP\)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in
> news:uyF6BuPbFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:
>
> > If I knew the answer to your question then I would not
> > use my little purge tool. The problem usually occurs when
> > there is something wrong with the printer, e.g. an invalid
> > printer port (e.g. USB instead of LPT1, or an invalid
> > network printer).
> >
> >
> > "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in
> > message news:eKTjAkPbFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
> >> HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
> >> Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> >> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> >> some support
> >> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> >> news:o w7ePMPbFHA.3444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> | Your method works in theory. In practice there can be
> >> | extremely long delays, even hours, until the jobs get
> >> | purged.
> >> |
> >> |
> >> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
> >> in message
> >> | news:u0biHBPbFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> | > Open printer properties and purge the documents in the
> >> | > buffer.
> >> | >
> >> | >
> >> | > --
> >> | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> >> | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> >> | > some support
> >> | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
> >> | >
> >> | >
> >> | >
> >> | > "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote
> >> in
> >> | > message news:e8c2ZyObFHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> | > | XP Pro + SP2 + HP Deskjet 840C
> >> | > |
> >> | > | I think this is the first print job that's gone wrong
> >> | > since upgrading from
> >> | > | Win98se. I can't stop a detailed graphics job from
> >> | > printing.
> >> | > |
> >> | > | I suspect there is so much in the XP's buffer that
> >> | > cancelling the job and
> >> | > | switching the printer on and off to trash the
> >> printer's
> >> | > buffer still results
> >> | > | in masses of junk output.
> >> | > |
> >> | > | If I want to stop a job in an emegency I cancel the
> >> job
> >> | > and sometimes, it
> >> | > | depends, remove the paper from the printer and switch
> >> the
> >> | > printer off and on
> >> | > | maybe feeding one page through until the junk stops
> >> | > printing.
> >> | > |
> >> | > | It was taking so long presumably because of the big
> >> | > graphics job that I
> >> | > | decided to restart XP...
> >> | > |
> >> | > | ... lo and behold, the print job restarted as if I'd
> >> not
> >> | > tried to stop it at
> >> | > | all. It's like Glen Close in Fatal Attraction - the
> >> bi*tch
> >> | > wouln't die ...
> >> | > | :-}
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Regards
> >> | > | Stephen Ford
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | >
> >> | >
> >> |
> >> |
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:46:00 PM

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"HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Jim Macklin wrote:
>> Gee, it only takes a few seconds on my computer, I have an
>> HP 3820 and it has a pause print and a "cancel all" command.
>> Some printers say purge, but why would it take hours to run?
>
> Because the son-of-a-bitch deletes the first byte in the queue and
> shuffles the remaining 30 million bytes up by one. Then it deletes another
> byte.

Well at least it gets faster as it progresses ... :-)}

> I don't know the ACTUAL reason, but the above theory matches the symptoms.

> On a fast printer, you're better off letting the damn thing print 100
> pages of trash than to purge the job.

Hmmm ... not so sure about that, but can sympathise with the sentiment. Just
imagin if everyone chose that solution! Best to solve the problem... save
the world?

Stephen Ford
!