When troubleshooting printer problems, it's a good possibility that you must print test pages several times during the procedure. But this can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. You must open Control Panel, double-click the Printers And Faxes applet, right-click the printer, and select the Properties command just to get to the Print Test Page button.
However, you can avoid all of these extra steps by creating a shortcut that runs Windows XP's Prnqctl.vbs utility.
Follow these steps:
C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe prnqctl.vbs -e -p <Printer_name>
Now, whenever you need to print a test page on this particular printer, you can simply double-click the new shortcut.