The situation is (was) this:
I'd typed 2.5 11.5 x 8 inch pages of single-spaced typing. And after the 3rd page was printed (my perinter is set to prints pages inreverse order) the paper jammed. So not wanting to print the last page again and unsure as to whether it would or wouldn't, I deleted the last page from Word and then told the printer to delete the job. Well, that took, I'd say, 3-4 minutes. The HD flickered continually, the CPU usage was steady between 4 and 7 % the entire time. Finally the word "deleting" disappeared from the Delete Screen. (So then I hi-lit the 3rd. page in Word and deleted it--and printed the first two pages.
But why did it take 3-4 minutes to delete the 3 pages of typing?