Month: October 2011

How to delete or force delete print jobs?

Follow the directions below to manually force delete print jobs. You won’t have to reboot your computer afterwards, either!

1. Browse to Start -> Run… and type in “NET STOP SPOOLER” – this will stop the print spooler service. (In Vista, you can just type this in the Search box; and when testing, the next two steps were unnecessary; however, try them anyway!)
2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder
3. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print – delete these files.
4. Browse to Start -> Run… and type in “NET START SPOOLER” (this will restart the print spooler service)
5. Double click the printer icon in the lower-right corner of your taskbar to examine your print job queue and browse to View -> Refresh.

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Resize your Windows Partition using GParted (Downtime Required – Its open source).

GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.

GParted is useful for tasks such as: creating space for new operating systems, restructuring disk space to separate user and operating system data, and copying partitions to enable upgrading to a larger hard disk drive.

GParted enables you to reorganize your disk partitions while preserving the contents of these partitions.

With GParted you can accomplish the following tasks:
* Create a partition table on a disk device.
* Enable and disable partition flags such as boot and hidden.
* Perform actions with partitions such as:
o create or delete
o resize or move
o check
o label
o copy and paste

GParted uses GNU libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partition tables. Several optional file system tools provide support for file systems not included in libparted.

GParted is developed on GNU/Linux. It can be used on other operating systems, such as Windows, by booting from media containing GParted Live.

GParted is free and open source software available under the terms of the GNU General Public License.


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