How to: Quickly remove printer jobs from Windows, Quickly reset printer jobs

Method 1

1 Save following text to ResetPrinterJob.cmd or ResetPrinterJob.bat

Simple version

net stop spooler
del /q /s c:\windows\system32\spool\printers*.*
net start spooler

Verbose version

@echo off
NET SESSION >nul 2>&1
    ECHO Administrator PRIVILEGES Detected! 
) ELSE (
    ECHO This script has to be run with Administrator PRIVILEGES!
    ECHO The script will now terminate.
net stop spooler
del /q /s c:\windows\system32\spool\printers.
net start spoolerA
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 goto :successful
echo "Errors encountered during execution.  Exited with status: %errorlevel%"
goto :failed
echo The printer is ready for use again!
echo "Script completed with error"

2 Run ResetPrinterJob.cmd or ResetPrinterJob.bat in Admin mode.

3 Now the printer is ready to be used again.

Method 2

1 Open “Task Manager” by using Ctrl + Alt + Delete key combination or right click on task bar then click on “Task Manager”

2 Click on “Services” tab

3 Find “Spooler”

4 Right click on it then click on “Stop”

5 Open file explorer navigate to “C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS”

6 Delete all files within the folder (Do not delete the “C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS” folder)

7 Bring back the Task Manager, start the Spooler service

8 Now the printer is ready to be used again.

How to: Use VNC to remote control printers or multifunction machine (Not Working anymore)

Some multifunction machine or printers allow remote control of operation panel.

To have this ability you need to change some settings to enable this function.

For example: Sharp MX-4070N.

1 Login to configuration page.

2 Navigate to: System Settings > Common Settings > Operation Settings > Condition Settings > Remote Operation Settings

3 Change “Operational Authority:” to “Allowed”

4 Download VNC from official website:

5 Launch the VNC application

6 Enter IP address into top address bar e.g.

7 Press Enter to connect (You might need to permit access physically at multifunction machine operation panel)

Now you should be able to see identical screen from operation panel and able to operate from VNC

Printer printout cut off / incomplete issue

Sometimes printout can have cutoff issue, which seems like hardware problem, usually vertical or horizontally cutting off.

Make sure the size settings is right from software e.g. Word, printer driver etc.

Make sure paper is placed properly.

Make sure you are using the latest driver for the printer.

If the problem still persists, try to uninstall the driver and reinstall, but using PostScript (or PS) instead of PCL driver if the printer supports it (Some printers only support PCL). It might fix the cutting off issue.

Note: It is always an good idea to download driver and software from official website.

If the issue is still not fixed, the hardware may have some problems.