Forces delete a printer in windows.

I have a problem, where I could not delete a job, and therefore couldn’t delete a printer. The Spool services were using 100% of my CPU.
You can delete the jobs manual, by doing this:

  • Browse to Start –> Run –> Type “cmd” And in the black console type: “net stop spooler” without the quotes
  • Browse to windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print – delete these files.
  • Go back to the black console, and type “net start spooler” without the quotes
  • Now to the printers and fax unit, to see if the printer queue is empty.

Everything should now be fine.


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