Cannot print after explorer crash

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columbo

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Hi guys,

Does anyone know of a way to print, either locally or to a network printer, after explorer has crashed on a workstation? My client was attempting to print a session report in MYOB, when his system hung. Pressing ctrl-alt-del showed that explorer was not responding, so I ended it, and the system dropped all the apps in the sys tray. MYOB was still up and running fine, but couldn't print. I checked both the local printer, and our network printer, and it wouldn't even print a test page (error saying Windows couldn't print a test page).
Basically, I want to know if there is a way to re-start up Windows print services, without restarting Windows (as we don't want to lose the ability to print this particular session report). I've tried removing and re-adding printers, re-installing the drivers, and I'm out of ideas.
OS is Windows 98SE.

Thanks:)
 

columbo

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:(

Oh. No way around it, eh? Oh well, no harm in trying.

Thanks SavvyLady
 
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put it this way.... if its not going to do it...theres nothing you can do to fix it....
cold boot / restarting is the only thing left to do
 
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