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Won't cancel prints

I never know what my printer will print.  It will not cancel any of my jobs.  It keeps them in queue and every time I turn on the printer, it begins to print stuff I thought I cancelled.  I am wasting soooo much paper. HELP!!!

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Hi there,

do you have a printer that has buttons on the outside of printer. if so push the button that says setup. it will give you a list highlight tools...scroll down with arrow until you find the words, clear log.this will clear the memory, but in some case depending on your printer you may not have this option. and you can go to start click on control panel click printers and maybe find it in there some option that will help...or uninstall and then reinstall the printer. good luck

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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.

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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:

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

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Delete all print jobs

• Click on Printer in the toolbar and then click on Cancel All Documents,
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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

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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

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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

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


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Clearing the Print Queue in Windows
The printer is one of the slowest devices in a computer system. If you had to wait for it to print your document before you could resume writing, you would quickly go back to using a typewriter. To eliminate the delay, Windows reserves a portion of memory for something called a “print queue” (or spooler). The queue works on a first-in first-out basis. You can continue to use the computer and send jobs to the spooler as it feeds a steady stream of data to the printer.
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