Friday, April 23, 2010


Hi you all,

This week-end I am addressing a problem that I am sure all of you have experienced:

Who has not had problems with print jobs that get stalled because there is a problem in the printer queue, caused by what?, some times double clicking the print command, some times an old print job that was not terminated etc. etc.

Mr. Rick Broida, of PC World, to whom I have referred many times in the past, sent me an e-mail some time ago, addressing this subject and offering a small but very effective tool that solves the problem:

"Sometimes print jobs get stuck in the queue, and it's not always obvious why. It could be the result of a driver issue, it could be because you're using a Wi-Fi connection to the printer, and so forth. Even more vexing, Windows won't let you delete a stuck print job, which blocks subsequent items from printing. Usually the only solution is a reboot, and no one should have to endure that kind of a hassle just to print a document. Salvation! Stalled Printer Repair is a free utility that purges any stuck jobs it finds, meaning you should be able to resume printing again right away.

What I especially like about SPR is that there's nothing to install (if you download the Zip-file version, that is): Just run the app, click Purge Print Jobs, and you're done. That makes this a perfect addition to the USB Flash drive you use for system-rescue utilities. (You do have one, right?)

If you've been plagued by stuck print jobs, I definitely recommend giving Stalled Printer Repair a try.

--Rick Broida"

In order to download and install this program go to:,84019/description.html?tk=nl_ddx_h_dlfeat

Click the above or copy/paste to your browser.

I have installed the program in my computer and it really works well.

Have a good week-end.

George Freire

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