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check there's no items in your print queue, via printer/preferences e.t.c.


Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services and stop the Print Spooler.

Turn off the printer, if it's on.

Now go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS and delete the files there.

You will see files similar to or the same as '00020.SHD' and '00020.SPL'. Delete them.

Now turn your printer back on and restart the service.

Check task manager, spoolsv.exe should be at 00%.

hopefully your PC will now be quicker.

Edited by Tony_W, 14 September 2005 - 03:03 PM.

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