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Can I reset a Windows printer from a batch file

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I have an HP printer that thinks that it is constantly busy after I send it a print job from a DOS program.  I would like to be able to send a reset to the printer but have no idea how to do that.

Don't get hung up on the fact that the DOS program needs to get fixed, I don't have the source and cannot get it.

The printer is an HP Laserjet 3015
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by:CyberLex
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try sending this to your printer (file attache)

<escape>E  
ejects page

and

<escape>%-12345X
exits active printer language
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oops, submitted to early :=) file attached
eject.txt
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by:c7c4c7
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Is this a bat file?
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by:EjayHire
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No.  It's a text file.  If your DOS application is using LPT1 you can use the copy command to send it to the printer.  The command is...

c:> copy eject.txt LPT1
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by:CyberLex
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no bat file. it's a pjl file to send to the printer. either copy from dos if its parallel (eg. copy /b eject.txt lpt1)

or you can use a free utility to send it to your printer from euroform
http://ftp.euroform.com/download/software/PrintUtil/zip/PrintUtil_04.zip


cheers
Lex


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by:CyberLex
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ah didn't see the answer from Ejay - same same :)
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Worked as advertised
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