I have a print job pending in the queue, and i have tried to delete it, but it will not. It says "deleting' but it is not, and I cannot figure out how to get rid of it. It is impeding me from printing anything else, even though I set its priority level as low as possible. Help!!!
I'm using VISTA and do not see the spool.exe in the Task Manager Processes Tab; is there another exe I should look for in VISTA?
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Re: cannot delete print job
Try to uninstall USB composite drives that will fix the issue.
Steps: 1.Right click on MY computer ->Properties->Hardware->Device manager.
2.You will get Device manager window popping out.
3.Scroll down to "Universal Serial BUS controllers".Click on the (+) sign.
4.Check for the "USB Composite Device" and right click on it, click Uninstall.(IMPORTANT NOTE:WE HAVE TO UNINSTALL THE PRINTER'S USB COMPOSITE DEVICE, TO KNOW WHETHER IS THE PRINTER'S USB COMPOSITE DEVICE, RIGHT CLICK ON USB COMPOSITE DEVICE AND PROPERTIES,look for wat location says, Eg -LOCATION : HP officejet pro L7500)
5.Disconnect the USB and reboot the PC.
6.Connect the USB after reboot, you will get pop up "Found new hardware".Then the Drivers will be installed Automatically.
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First You Need to Open the Print Queue, follow the below steps on how to open a Print queue
Windows 98 - click Start, Settings, Printers
Windows XP - click Start, Printers and Faxes
or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes
Windows Vista - Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Printers
Double click on the appropriate printer to open up the Print queue,Check whether you have any pending or the queued jobs, try to cancel the jobs by following the below steps.
To cancel one or more print jobs, follow these steps.
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type control printers, and then click OK.
3. Right-click the icon for your printer, and then click Open.
• To cancel individual print jobs, right-click the print job that you want to cancel, and then click Cancel.
• To cancel all print jobs, click Cancel All Documents on the Printer menu.
If you are using an HP printer and a windows vista operating system then you are lucky to automaticlly fix the issue with the HP Print Diagnostic UtilityClick Here For How to cancel printing or to delete a print job that is stuck in the print queue in Windows XP.
Click the Start button.
Click Control Panel.
Click System and Maintenance.
NOTE: This step is not required when using Classic view in Windows Vista.
Click Administrative Tools.
On the User Account Control window, click Continue.
Click Print Spooler.
Click Stop to stop the Print Spooler.
Click Start to restart the Print Spooler. Then click Restart
Hope this helps!
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Click on start menu and then click on run or in the search box, type services.msc and hit enter
it will open the services window, locate the service named as print spooler in it ,
Right click on print spooler and select restart, restart it atleast 6-7 times, then check the printing queue....
You need to cancel all pending print jobs on the queue. If you see the printer's icon on your System Tray, lower right corner of your computer, right click it and choose Cancel Print Jobs. Or you can double click it so that it will show you the current printing job or those in queue. Select and delete them. If this does not cancel the pending print jobs, disconnect your printers power cord and shutdown the computer. After like 10 minutes, turn the printer and computer back again.
Go into the Job review mode and highlight the pending print job (note: it may be stuck in processing). You should then get the option to delete the job.
Make sure that the pending print job is also cleared from the network print queue. They can sit in the queue and be persistent on processing, even after you've cleared the copier. Clear the queue prior to deleting the job on the copier.
If this doesn't, disconnect the copier from your network and try the above steps again, then reboot the copier and reconnect it to your network.
If you're trying to print out Adobe-based web pages from the internet, this may be what's causing your copier to jam up. There's known coding anomalies with Adobe-embedded documents on web pages. Trying to directly print from the web page can stall or lock up the print process.