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Windows 7: Printer, multiple devices, jobs won't cancel

02 May 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
Printer, multiple devices, jobs won't cancel

Hi folks; I've got two printing problems in win 7.

First problem: Jobs in the print queue can't be cancelled or deleted, even as administrator. In Control Panel > Devices & Printers I can select the printer, a Brother HL-1440 connected via usb adapter cable, and see jobs waiting in the queue. When I select a job and click on cancel or hit delete, nothing happens. Why can't the admin user cancel these jobs?

Second problem: I have multiple instances of this printer, the original and copy2 and copy3. When I select one and click on remove device, it is removed from the Devices & Printers window. However, when I reboot (all too frequently), it is again displayed. How do I get rid of the **** things?

My initial experiences with windows are not leaving me very impressed. If I can't get things working properly in windows I may decide to switch to a Mac.

System is Dell Studio 1745
Printer is Brother HL-1440

Thanks for any help.


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