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Printer Queue


Windows 7 printer is brother mfc-490cw. Has been working fine since i got the computer (approximately 1 month ago) and downloaded the win7 drivers from brother. Several days ago it stopped printing. When i open the printer it shows many files waiting to be printed (none of which i initiated), sometimes upward of 2000 to 3000. The files are in pairs "shockwave flash object" (. Spl) and . Shd files (. Spl). File sizes are always the same 1kb and 3kb respectively)i have uninstalled and reinstalled the printer software.

I have stopped the printer spooler, deleted the files in windows/sys32/spool/printers and restarted the spooler. I have checked the printer subsystem (http://social. Technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7itprohardware/thread/ff17456a-3339-4dd8-a0b3-607d1a02ea8b ) and all appears well. But it still will not print and the aforementioned files start reappearing almost immediately and every few minutes it adds a few more. After 5-6 hours there are several thousand of them. Any ideas?


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