Sunday, April 11, 2010

I saved a friend $400 today

I was talking with a friend, he told me he had a printer problem, he had an HP printer & computer. He called HP tech support and was told he needed to reload his OS or just buy a new computer from them!


The print buffer never cleared, after multiple re-boots of the printer & computer it kept printing 15 pages stuck in the buffer over and over again. Even after deleting and re-installing the printer.


1. On the taskbar, click Start, and then click Run.

2. Enter the following:

net stop spooler (and hit enter)

3. Delete all files in the following folder:


4. Once the spool files are deleted, start the spooler again:

net start spooler

So I saved my friend $400, the real question is will he do my taxes for free now? :)

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