If you regularly print documents on your computer you will eventually encounter a rather annoying problem: stuck print jobs. It happens from time to time that print jobs get stuck in the printer in a way that they can't really be deleted anymore using the delete commands provided by the Windows operating system.The consequence is that all successive print jobs will be blocked by the stuck one, so that the printer becomes unusable until the situation gets resolved.
We already mentioned how you can manually deal with stuck print jobs; this basically involved stopping the Print Spooler service in Windows and deleting the stuck print jobs manually in the Windows directory once the service had been turned off. It obviously had to be enabled again afterwards to continue printing on the printer.
Disabling and enabling the Print Spooler service and deleting files is definitely not the most comfortable way of dealing with stuck print jobs. The portable software Stalled Printer Repair (via Instant Fundas) offers a one-click solution to the problem. This is good news for everyone who has to deal with stuck print jobs regularly on a computer system running Windows.
The software program will detect a stuck print job automatically and display what it has found in the program's interface. A click on the Purge Print Job button will delete all stalled print jobs on the computer system so that the printer queue and printer can be used again on the computer afterwards.
The program is fully portable, which means that it does not need to be installed before it can be used. This is ideal for support staff, administrators and tech savvy users who often need to fix issues on other computer systems. Just add the program to a tools collection on an USB Flash Drive or tools collection on DVD to always have it ready when it is needed.
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