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Epson 460 won't stop printing by jnmccrt (2/11/07 5:19 AM) reply + / -
Sorry if this comes through twice. My first message doesn't appear to have been processed.

My Epson 460 has gone crazy, has now printed out hundreds of pages with just a few bits of gobbledygook on each piece of paper. Have unplugged it, pulled out leads, uninstalled it, rebooted computer, downloaded new driver, reinstalled it - and still it goes on printing! What can I do to stop the monster?


Re: Epson 460 won't stop printing by jnmccrt (edited 2/11/07 5:54 AM) reply + / -
Replying to myself - how sad. :) But I FINALLY stopped the printer and in case anyone else ever comes along here with the same problem, here's what worked, following advice I found at http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-2539097.php

Using a word editing program such as Notepad or Wordpad, create the below BAT file. You can just copy and paste. Name, Save and run it (I used Start/Run/cmd) as KillPrintJob.bat and it will clear the print queue.

@echo off
net stop "print spooler"
del /q "%SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.*"
net start "print spooler"
ping localhost -n 5 > nul


Re: Epson 460 won't stop printing by lucymay1 (6/2/07 2:34 PM) reply + / -
I am having exactly this problem! Thanks for posting the solution, but I am not very technical and can't work out how to save as a .bat file. Any advice?


Re: Epson 460 won't stop printing by Anonymous (6/3/07 5:06 AM) reply-1 + / -
If you create the file in Notepad (Start/All Programs/Accessories) it will be saved as a .txt file by default - eg, you could call it epson.txt . Once that's happened, you can rename the file to epson.bat . Then run it as above using Start/Run/cmd. Hope that helps.


Re: Epson 460 won't stop printing by Anonymous (6/3/07 5:08 AM) reply + / -
If you create the file in Notepad (Start/All Programs/Accessories) it will be saved as a .txt file by default - eg, you could call it KillPrintJob.txt . Once that's happened, you can rename the file to KillPrintJob.bat . Then run it as above using Start/Run/cmd. Hope that helps.


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