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Everytime I try to print to my PIXMA 9000 I get an error from the print spooler that the printer is not responding. THe print job starts to print, stalls after a few lines.

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1. First, clean your printer. Get some spray-n-wipe cleaner and a clean cloth and clean the entire inside of the printer. Also ensure your paper isn't dirty. Now print a test page. Does the symptom persist?
2. Remove all jammed paper. Check the paper tray first. Look closely at the paper rollers nearest where the paper exits the printer; this is a common source of jams. If you’re trying to print labels, they will often jam just before exiting the printer.
3. Try to print a test page. Does the printer still jam? If you can find no source of the jamming, check the printer's message display window and refer to your user’s manual to look up the printer error code.

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1. Check the printer and/or the software to see if "manual feed" is selected. If manual feed is selected, the printer may be looking for paper in another tray.
2. Reseat paper. Ensure printer is on-line. Check for paper jams or obstructions.
3. Likely suspect: paper-out sensor is damaged or broken. Consult a computer repair shop.

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I cannot get my document printed. when i try to print I get the message printer is busy then , another message that states a printing error occurred appears


Open Notepad and type the following lines:
net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
net start spooler

Save it in your root directory as: C:\DeletePrintJobs.cmd
Create a shortcut for it and move it to your Desktop

Now everytime you have print job(s) that got stuck in the print queue
go to your desktop and Double Click on the DeletePrintJobs.cmd

It will clear all pending print jobs in the print queue and allow you to
print new jobs again.

Jul 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a lexmark x3400 printer and a windows 7 operating system. The current print job won't cancel and won't delete and I can't print anything else. I can't uninstall the device as it says the printer...


You will need to clear the print queue first before trying to send another print job. - Browse to Start -> cmd... and type in "NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service) - Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder - You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files. - Browse to Start -> type cmd... and type in "NET START SPOOLER" (this will restart the print spooler service) - Double click the printer icon in the lower-right corner of your taskbar to examine your print job queue and browse to View -> Refresh.



Apr 24, 2011 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer was working, but is not now. All cables are hooked up properly and have been disconnected and reconnected. I have several documents in the memory to be printed, but the printer will not respond. ...


Here are four things you can try; may not have to perfom all:

Check to see if your printer is off-Line

1.Open the Printers, Printer and Faxes, or Device and Printers folder.

To do this:

Windows XP users; Click on Start > Settings > Printers an Faxes or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

Windows Vista users; Click on Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

Windows 7 users; Click on Start > Device and Printers.

2.Right-click on the printer object (icon), and select Use Printer Online.

3.Microsoft Windows 7 users will double-click on icon, select printer and then de-select Use Printer Offline.


Printer Paused

The printer or print queue is paused and the print queue icon remains in the notification area ('systray') of the task bar.

Explanation:This is typically an end user error. Hint: Dragging the mouse cursor over the print queue icon in the notification area will reveal (1,2,3) document(s) pending for (User name).

What to do:

•Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue.
•Click on Printer in the upper left-hand corner of the menu bar.
•Is there a check mark next to Pause Printing?

-If yes, click on Pause Printing to turn off this Windows feature.

-If no, confirm that there is a check mark next to Set As Default Printer and make sure Use Printer Offline is not selected.


Delete print jobs from the print queue

Access the print queue.

Delete all print jobs

• Click on Printer in the toolbar and then click on Cancel All Documents,
or
• Right-click in the print queue and select Cancel All Documents from the pop-up menu.

You can also delete individual print jobs

1.Highlight the individual job in the print queue by clicking on it.

2.Right-click on the highlighted job and select Cancel from the pop-up menu.

IMPORTANT! If a job is stuck in the print queue and cannot be deleted or canceled using the above steps, there may be an issue with the printer spooler that controls the printing options in Windows. If you observe this symptom, it may be necessary to stop and restart the print spooler; then retrun to delete print jobs.


How to Stop and Restart the Print Spooler

Problem:

Unable to cancel print jobs; Unable to print; Print queue is unresponsive; Locked print queue; Unable to print; Cannot cancel print job; Printer driver not responding

Solution:

The print spooler controls print options within Windows. A problem with the print spooler can affect printer driver performance and Windows print queue responsiveness. Stop and Start the print spooler to see if observed symptoms subside or remain.

Method 1: Using Administrative Tools

Step Action

1 Click on the Windows logo start button.

2 Click on Control Panel on the right-hand side of the start menu contents.

3 Click on Maintenance.
4 Click on Administrative Tools.

5 Click on Services. NOTE: You may have to provide an administrator profile and password.
6 Scroll through the list and look for Print Spooler.

7
The following two options are available to stop and start the print spooler:

•Click once on Print Spooler to highlight it, and then click on the Stop or Start links in the right-hand window pane,
or
•Double-click on Print Spooler, and click on the Stop button followed by the Start button.

8 Observe the status column in the Services window to verify that the print spooler is stopped or started as applicable.


Trust this helps to resolve your problem. Please vote.

Dec 29, 2010 | Lexmark X5495 Printer

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LQ 570 Printing garbled text


1st you cancel all the print jobs from the pc .
In run window type services.msc and the go to print spooler option just stop and restart the service. and also switch off and switch on the printer and try to cancel all the documents form print spooler it will remove all pending jobs.

Jan 12, 2010 | Epson LQ 570+ Matrix Printer

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Printer document in queue will not delete


1. First, try turning printer off and on.

2. Next, on the computer side, this is how you manually clear the printer queue.

1. Go to Start, Control Panel and Administrative Tools. Double click on Services icon.
2. Scroll down to the Print Spooler service and right click on itand select Stop. In order to do this, you need to be logged in asAdministrator. At this point, no one will be able to print anything onany of the printers that are being hosted on this server.
3. Next you need to go to the following directory: C:WINDOWSSystem32spoolPRINTERS.Delete all the files in this folder. This will clear all print queues(it’s a good idea to first make sure there are no other print jobsbeing processed on any of the other printers on the server becausedoing this step will delete those jobs also)
4. Now you can go back to the Services console and right-click and choose Start for the Print Spooler service!
You can also go to a command prompt and type net stop spooler or net start spooler to start and stop the service.

I hope this helps. If you have more questions, let me know.

Dec 20, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet...

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Stopped printing and isn't recognized


  In Windows XP print jobs can get caught in the print spooler, this will cause pending print jobs not to print. It may also hinder the user from uninstalling the printer driver. Usually you can delete the print job by opening the print spooler in the System Tray but this may not work with this problem. NOTE: This fix below also solves the problem of "The Printer Queue Is Full" error message.
One solution is to restart the spooler in Windows XP to clear it. Follow the instructions below to do this:
Click Start, then Control Panel.
  1. For Category View:

    • Click Performance and Maintenance.

    • Click Administrative tools.

    • Double-click Services.

  2. For Classic view:

    • Double-click Administrative Tools.

    • Double-click Services.

  3. In either, locate the print spooler on the list-->right-click-->choose Restart.

  4. A progress message will appear and the spooler should be clear.
You should now be able to print or remove the printer driver as you choose.

Oct 25, 2007 | Canon BJC S630 InkJet Printer

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