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Submitted print jobs are deleted after you restart your computer or after the Print Spooler service is restarted.
This problem occurs when you restart the computer because the Print Spooler service deletes print jobs if they appear to be corrupted. For documents that previously went through a cycle of printing, restarting, and printing, the spooler incorrectly determines that the job is corrupted.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
152734 how to obtain the latest windows nt 4.0 service pack
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0, Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.5