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Not Printing When I request a print (of the screen, email or any document) either by clicking the print icon or by "file" and "print", it goes to the printer queue as "printing document". However, the printer does not print. After waiting upwards of 15 minutes, I go to the queue and cancel the document printing. It shows "deleting" for upwards of 15 minutes, or until I get frustrated and attempt to go through task master to quit the function. It will not respond, I give up and reboot. As the pc is shutting down, THEN the printer prints the document!!!!!! When copying anything, it prints immediately. I have turned the printer off then back on and unplugged/replugged the connection to the cpu end and the printer end. No change.

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I changed the print cartridge, printed a sample page and tried to print an email, would not print. Turned off the pc and tried printing email again and it printed another sample page and still did not print email. Is there a simple solution?

    hpc3100 all in one series.



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The copy function works fine because the printer alone is handling the copy. When you print, you need two machines to get their stories straight. Is your printer turned on before the machine boots up? or is the printer turned on after the machine has booted? Sometimes Windows won't load all the drivers needed if it doesn't detect a device during bootup. You may want to download the latest and greatest drivers from the HP site, uninstall and reinstall the drivers.

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I have a manul I'm wanting to print, but now I don't want to print it. How do I stop it? And also it is printing little boxes (Not the words) What do I do about that?

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On Windows you will see a small icon on the toolbar at the bottom right of your screen that looks like a printer. When you click on the icon you should see a window appear which has the name of your printer in the title bar (e.g. HP Deskjet) and a list of any documents waiting to be printed. To delete a print job, simply right-click on the document name in the list and select "Cancel". When asked "are you sure you want to cancel the document" click on YES and the document will be deleted from your printer queue. Repeat this for all documents in the list until it is empty, then you can restart your printer.

The process on a Mac is similar and even easier since you will see a bouncing printer icon with an exclamation point on it on your toolbar. Click on that icon to see the print queue, click on the document you want to delete and press the DELETE key to remove it.

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As you are using a new cartridge, check the tips below that might help.

In this tip you will learn that how to improve the printing quality. Today most of the printers provide you the method to improve the quality of the printing. In the following section you will find step by step instructions on how to improve the printing quality.

* Go to Start > Control Panel
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In the Windows based operating systems you can improve the quality of your printings through the above mentioned steps.

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A spool file is created when you send a printing request from an application such as WinWord. After spool file has been created, Application gets control and it sends the document from the spool file to the printer. Moving the spool file to a faster hard drive or empty disk drive can improve the speed of the printing.

* Create a folder on any drive and name it whatever you like.
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* Always use quality paper.
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