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Printer Properties

Printer properties cannot be displayed. The...

 
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The print spooler is required to be running to access the printer and printer properties.

 
 
   
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  Printer Properties 

 
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  Printer properties cannot be displayed. The print spooler service is not running. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\

 
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  explorer.exe

 
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  Windows XP

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Clear Stalled Jobs From Printer Queue
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For all versions of Windows (and both 32 and 64-bit versions):

Open explorer (Windows key + E) and navigate to :

C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS

You can safely delete any files in this folder. If you are concerned, you can rename them or move them to a temporary folder.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 1-Nov-2011
 
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Check for Multiple Firewalls
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Although this sounds odd, if two (or more) firewalls are running they can cause all sorts of problems that seem unrelated to the Firewall.

Many security products have a built in Firewall, and normally they will disable the Windows firewall automatically when they are enabled. Conversely they should re-enable the Windows Firewall if they are disabled or removed.

Check if you have two Firewalls running and if so, disable one. The Windows Firewall can be accessed from the Control Panel, System and Security section.

 
   
 
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Last update: 01-Nov-2011 5:20 pm