Undeletable printer

Posted on 2005-05-11
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Last Modified: 2008-02-07
I have a printer that is being shared off of a workstation.  I have a server/client network.  There is a printing problem in which everytime I go to this one workstation it won't allow me to delete a printer that is still sort of there but not really.  In other words...it's been there but I had to reinstall it on the workstation/print server, so it's not the same name anymore...  I'm using windows XP Pro.  Does this make any sense?
Question by:candg
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wyliecoyoteuk earned 200 total points
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you often have problems deleting a printer if there are any jobs in the queue. cancelling all the jobs in the queue may allow you to delete it.
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ID: 13984555
you can reconnect the printer, finish the print jobs if any, delete the printer and remove it to it's new location

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ID: 13985798
If print jobs are "stuck" in the queue, stop the print spooler, go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS and delete all files in there. Then, try removing the printer again.

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ID: 13985896
Thanks I just right clicked and canceled all jobs.

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