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Doesn't work. When I send a command for print, I get a window that says that I have a "Stop Jobs" when I click on it, the light only turns green but it doesn't tell me what else to do. I have tried uninstalling the copier, but nothing .I can manually turn the copier on, and it seems to be working, but when I try to print, nothing happens. Please help. Thank you.

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Turn Printer off (printer is still connected, however to PC)

Start...run... "services.msc"... <enter>

Find the "print spooler" service, highlight it and stop the print spooler service (little stop icon)

Navigate to C:\windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS
delete all files (*.SHD and *.SPL) in that directory.

return to services window, and re-start the print spooler.

Close the windows that you've opened.

Turn printer back on.

Wait one minute.

Print something to printer.

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After sending a print job...the green light is flashing and the message"processing port 9100" comes up, but the job never goes through.


Go to START MENU
Choose Commamd prompt, right click mouse and run as administrator (You should be in this command C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32- If not type this command when you in the dos command prompt "CHDIR C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS32\ and press enter")
Type the letter "cmd"
Type the word "net stop spooler"
Exit
Go to C: drive
Choose to Windows Folder
Click show content
Choose system32 folder
Choose spool folder
Choose printer
And delete all printing jobs pending
Again go back to CMD window and type the word "net start spooler"
Restart your computer and must also turn off your printer and then switch it on.
It will work fine right now
I hope it helps you
Please rate and make a comment if you find this solution very helpful and might help others as well. Post more comments if you need more help.

Apr 14, 2011 | Dell Printers & Copiers

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HOW TO CHECK AND FIX PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE THAT CAUSES UNABLE TO PRINT FILE...


HOW TO CHECK AND FIX PRINT SPOOLER SERVICE THAT CAUSES UNABLE TO PRINT FILE

Print spooler service is a computer service that loads the print jobs into the printer memory for later printing and it acts as intermediary between a computer and a printer. When the print spooler service is stopped or malfunction, printing is not possible.

Here are the possible reasons :

1. Virus or Malware infection.

2. Spooler service was stop by accident or turn off to manual/disable mode.

3.Faulty installed printer driver that contains error or incompatible with previous printer drivers installed in your computer or system.

4. Print jobs and drawing jobs were corrupted by accident which caused print que lock and resulting print spooler service to crash.

5. Your printer had printing problem issue with pdf files.


To fix this problem, you have to check if the print spooler service had stop.

Here's how to check and fix the print spooler service.

Go to START
Choose RUN
Type SERVICES.MSC
Click on PRINT SPOOLER and check if the STATUS IS STARTED
If not, on the upper left side, click on STOP to stop the spooler service
Then click on RESTART to restart the spooler
Restart your printer and your computer
Then try to print again and it will surely solve your printing problem.


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Another procedure :

Go to START
Right click on DOS command prompt and run as administrator
You should be in this command directory before you
Type CMD and be sure you are in this directory C:Windows\System32
And if not, type this to change the directory, CHDIR C:Windows\System32
Type NET STOP SPOOLER and message will appear like this


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Exit and go to C: DRIVE
Choose WINDOWS and click show content if not view all the folder files
Choose SYSTEM32
Choose SPOOL
Choose printer and delete printing jobs if any
Again right click on Command prompts and run as administrator
Type NET START SPOOLER
Exit and restart your printer and your computer
I will works fine right now.


NOTE : You can bypass the C:Drive procedure and just type NET STOP SPOOLER AND NET START SPOOLER in the DOS COMMAND PROMPT if you believe that there are no printing jobs pending.


Another procedure is to download this troubleshooting software and follows the troubleshooter wizard and it will fix your print spooler service automatically and some common problems as well.
Click here to start downloading.

I hope it helps you solving your print spooler problem. Regards to all readers.

on Mar 24, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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The printer green light keeps flashing and the message......"processing Port 9100" is on the screen. Won't print and it won't cancel any of the jobs in the queue


Hi

Try this solution

Go to START MENU
Choose Commamd prompt, right click mouse and run as administrator (You should be in this command C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32- If not type this command when you in the dos command prompt "CHDIR C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS32\ and press enter")
Type the letter "cmd"
Type the word "net stop spooler"
Exit
Go to C: drive
Choose to Windows Folder
Click show content
Choose system32 folder
Choose spool folder
Choose printer
And delete all printing jobs pending
Again go back to CMD window and type the word "net start spooler"
Restart your computer and must also turn off your printer and then switch it on.
It will work fine right now
I hope it helps you
Please rate and make a comment if you find this solution very helpful and might help others as well. Post more comments if you need more help.

Apr 14, 2011 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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MY DELL V515W PRINT JOBS JUST SIT IN QUE AND NEVER PRINT FORM MY LAPTOP. I HAVE DONE ALL THE DIAGNOSTICS, HAVE RESTATRED EVERYTHING, RE-INSTALLED THE SOFTWARE AS A CORRECTION. IT WILL WORK FOR A DAY, THEN...


Are you printing directly to your printer or printer in a network?

If you are printing directly, the problem is the Print spooler maybe stop.

To restart this, follow this procedure

Go to START MENU
Choose Commamd prompt, right click mouse and run as administrator (You should be in this command C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32- If not type this command when you in the dos command prompt "CHDIR C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS32 and press enter")
Type the letter "cmd"
Type the word "net stop spooler"
Exit
Go to C: drive
Choose to Windows Folder
Click show content
Choose system32 folder
Choose spool folder
Choose printer
And delete all printing jobs pending
Again go back to CMD window and type the word "net start spooler"
Restart your computer and must also turn off your printer and then switch it on.
It will work fine right now
I hope it helps you
Please let me know it you need more help. Regards

Mar 22, 2011 | Dell AllinOne Multifunctional (v515w)...

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INK WONT CHARGE ON SX200 RED AND GREEN LIGHT FLASHING TRIED PRESSING START. CHECKED EVERYTHING WORKING ALL THE USUAL


Hi

Please check paper tray if there are paper jammed or check the cartridge compartment if there are paper jammed. If there is access door, please check also for paper jammed.

If no paper jammed, follow this steps.

Go to START MENU
Choose Commamd prompt, right click mouse and run as administrator (You should be in this command C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32- If not type this command when you in the dos command prompt "CHDIR C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS32 and press enter")
Type the letter "cmd"
Type the word "net stop spooler"
Exit
Go to C: drive
Choose to Windows Folder
Click show content
Choose system32 folder
Choose spool folder
Choose printer
And delete all printing jobs pending
Again go back to CMD window and type the word "net start spooler"
Restart your computer and must also turn off your printer and then switch it on.
It will work fine right now
I hope it helps you
Please let me know it you need more help. Regards

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Keep printing old docoments / will not print current docoment / printing seem to be strunt


Follow these steps to fix your problem :

Method A :
Press the cancel button or use the cancel menu command on the printer
The most obvious way to cancel a print job is to find a cancel button or a cancel menu command on the printer and to press it. So, if you have not already done this, try this method first.

If this method worked for you, you are finished with this article. However, you may want to read the "Prevention tips" section to avoid this problem in the future.

If your printer does not have these items or if this method did not work for you, try Method B.

Method B:
Turn the printer off and on
Next, try turning the printer off and then on. With certain printer models, this cancels the print job.

If this method worked for you, you are finished with this article. However, you may want to read the "Prevention tips" section to avoid this problem in the future.

If this method did not work for you, turn your printer off, and then try Method C.

Method C:
Use Control Panel to cancel printing
This method is a bit fancier. We will use Control Panel to try to cancel printing.

But what exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to cancel printing only a single document, or are there other print jobs that you want to cancel? And are all the print job yours, or are there print jobs that other people have sent to the printer? If you have to cancel documents that other people have sent to the printer, you must have Computer Administrator status or you must have permission to cancel the print jobs. If you are using your own printer, you most likely have Computer Administrator status. If you are printing to a shared printer, you might have to ask the system administrator to cancel the print job for you.

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.

Note If you cancel a print job that you did want to print, make sure that you send the print job to the printer again.

If this method worked for you, you are finished with this article. However, you may want to read the "Prevention tips" section to avoid this problem in the future.

If this method did not work for you, make sure that your printer is turned off, and then try Method D.
Back to the top
Method D: Stop the print spooler and delete all spooled files
If you tried Methods A through C and you were not successful, Method D should work for you. If you came to Method D immediately only to delete a print job, some of what we say here might not apply to you, so please bear with us.

Method D is somewhat more complex and will require a bit more work than the other methods, but don't worry. Method D looks much more difficult than it really is.

First, in case that you don't know how printing works, here is a short explanation. Print jobs are sent to the printer as spooled files. This means that the files are put in a temporary location so that the printer can access a print queue and print jobs at its own speed. If you stop the spooler and its files, most of the time, you both cancel printing and delete the print job.

Note To use this method, you must have Computer Administrator status. If you are using your own printer, you most likely have Computer Administrator status. If you are printing to a shared printer, you might have to ask the system administrator to cancel the print job for you.
Step 1: Start Notepad
To stop the print spooler and its files, we will have you create and run a script file that will automatically stop the service. This sounds difficult, but it really isn't. Just follow these steps carefully.

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type notepad, and then click OK. Notice that a blank Notepad document opens.

Step 2: Copy a command script to Notepad
Now we will have you copy and paste some commands to the Notepad document.

1. Carefully select (highlight) all the following text:
net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
net start spooler
2. Right-click the text that you selected, and then click Copy.
3. In Notepad, right-click in the blank document, and then click Paste.
4. Carefully select (highlight) all the following text:
C:\DeletePrintJobs.cmd
5. Right-click the text that you selected, and then click Copy.
6. In Notepad, click Save As on the File menu.
7. In the File Name box, right-click, and then click Paste.
8. Click Save.

Step 3: Run the command script file
Now that you have created the command script file, you will run it. To run it, you will copy and paste the name of the command script file in the Run box.

1. Carefully select (highlight) all the following text:
C:\DeletePrintJobs.cmd
2. Right-click the text that you selected, and then click Copy.
3. Click Start, and then click Run.
4. In the Open box, right-click, and then click Paste.
5. Click OK.
6. Notice that the Command Prompt window opens to run the command script file that you created. Notice also that this window closes automatically when the command script file has finished running. If you do not see the Command Prompt window open, check that you saved the command script file by using the correct name and that you entered the correct command script file name in the Run box.

If this method does not work the first time, or if you cannot print anything after you use this method, restart your computer, and then try again.

Nov 20, 2010 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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How do i cancel a print job?


Method A: Press the cancel button or use the cancel menu
command on the printer
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');
The most obvious way to cancel a print job is to find a cancel button or a
cancel menu command on the printer and to press it. So, if you have not already
done this, try this method first.

If this method worked for you, you are
finished with this article. However, you may want to read the "Prevention tips"
section to avoid this problem in the future.

If your printer does not
have these items or if this method did not work for you, try Method B.
Method B: Turn the printer off and on
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');
Next, try turning the printer off and then on. With certain printer models, this
cancels the print job.

If this method worked for you, you are finished
with this article. However, you may want to read the "Prevention tips" section
to avoid this problem in the future.

If this method did not work for you,
turn your printer off, and then try Method C.
Method C: Use Control Panel to cancel printing
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');
This method is a bit fancier. We will use Control Panel to try to cancel
printing.

But what exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to cancel
printing only a single document, or are there other print jobs that you want to
cancel? And are all the print job yours, or are there print jobs that other
people have sent to the printer? If you have to cancel documents that other
people have sent to the printer, you must have Computer Administrator status or
you must have permission to cancel the print jobs. If you are using your own
printer, you most likely have Computer Administrator status. If you are printing
to a shared printer, you might have to ask the system administrator to cancel
the print job for you.

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.
Note If you cancel a print job that you did want to
print, make sure that you send the print job to the printer again.

If
this method worked for you, you are finished with this article. However, you may
want to read the "Prevention tips" section to avoid this problem in the
future.

If this method did not work for you, make sure that your printer
is turned off, and then try Method D.
Method D: Stop the print spooler and delete all spooled
files
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');
If you tried Methods A through C and you were not successful, Method D should
work for you. If you came to Method D immediately only to delete a print job,
some of what we say here might not apply to you, so please bear with
us.

Method D is somewhat more complex and will require a bit more work
than the other methods, but don't worry. Method D looks much more difficult than
it really is.

First, in case that you don't know how printing works, here
is a short explanation. Print jobs are sent to the printer as spooled files.
This means that the files are put in a temporary location so that the printer
can access a print queue and print jobs at its own speed. If you stop the
spooler and its files, most of the time, you both cancel printing and delete the
print job.

Note To use this method, you must have Computer
Administrator status. If you are using your own printer, you most likely have
Computer Administrator status. If you are printing to a shared printer, you
might have to ask the system administrator to cancel the print job for you.
Step 1: Start Notepad
loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution');
To stop the print spooler and its files, we will have you create and run a
script file that will automatically stop the service. This sounds difficult, but
it really isn't. Just follow these steps carefully.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type notepad, and then click OK.
    Notice that a blank Notepad document opens.

Step 2: Copy a command script to Notepad
loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution');
Now we will have you copy and paste some commands to the Notepad document.

  1. Carefully select (highlight) all the following text:
    net stop spooler
    del
    %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
    del
    %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
    net start spooler
  2. Right-click the text that you selected, and then click Copy.
  3. In Notepad, right-click in the blank document, and then click Paste.
  4. Carefully select (highlight) all the following text:
    C:\DeletePrintJobs.cmd
  5. Right-click the text that you selected, and then click Copy.
  6. In Notepad, click Save As on the
    File menu.
  7. In the File Name box, right-click, and
    then click Paste.

    Note Notice that
    this file name differs from most other file names that you might have seen. That
    is because this file is a command script file.
  8. Click Save.

Step 3: Run the command script file
loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution');
Now that you have created the command script file, you will run it. To run it,
you will copy and paste the name of the command script file in the Run box.

  1. Carefully select (highlight) all the following text:
    C:\DeletePrintJobs.cmd
  2. Right-click the text that you selected, and then click Copy.
  3. Click Start, and then click Run.
  4. In the Open box, right-click, and then
    click Paste.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Notice that the Command Prompt window opens to run the command script
    file that you created. Notice also that this window closes automatically when
    the command script file has finished running. If you do not see the Command
    Prompt window open, check that you saved the command script file by using the
    correct name and that you entered the correct command script file name in the
    Run box.
Note If this method does
not work the first time, or if you cannot print anything after you use this
method, restart your computer, and then try again.

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HP Laserjet 1320. Will not stop printing and not showing up in the Que. I have unplugged overnight, I have cancelled all jobs in the Que and will not stop printing. How do I cancel the job


Click on Start button
Click on Run
Type SERVICES.MSC and click ok
look for Print Spooler in the list
highlight Print Spooler,
Click on STOP button then click on START
close the window and check if the print queue is gone.

Alternate method,

Click START
Click RUN
Type CMD ( or COMMAND ) and hit enter
In the black window type
NET STOP SPOOLER ( hit enter button )
Type
NET START SPOOLER ( hit enter button )

Repeat the Stop and START Command 4-5 times
End the Command with NET START SPOOLER

Open Printers and faxes folder - Refresh the Window - the printer will show Status ready with 0 document

Jul 07, 2010 | HP LaserJet 1320 Printer

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Print jobs stuck in cue


Click on Start button
Click on Run
Type SERVICES.MSC and click ok
look for Print Spooler in the list
highlight Print Spooler,
Click on STOP button then click on START
close the window and check if the print queue is gone.

Alternate method,

Click STart
Click RUN
Type Cmd ( or COMMAND ) and hit enter
In the black window type
NET STOP SPOOLER ( hit enter button )
Type
NET START SPOOLER ( hit enter button )

Repeat the Stop and START Command 4-5 times
End the Command with NET START SPOOLER

Open Printers and faxes folder - Refresh the Window - the printer will show Status ready with 0 document

Jun 25, 2010 | HP LaserJet 8500 Color Printer

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Hp photosmart C3150


Hi it is the issue with the Print spooler
please refresh it :-
  1. Click Start, click Run, type command, and then click OK to display the command.com window.
  2. Type net stop spooler, then press <Enter>.
  3. Type sc config spooler depend= RPCSS start= Auto, then press <Enter>. The spaces between = and RPCSS and = and Auto are important. Without these spaces, the command fails.
  4. Type net start spooler,then press <Enter>.
    1. Click Start, click Run, type command, and then click OK to display the command.com window.
    2. Type net stop spooler, then press <Enter>.
    3. Type sc config spooler depend= RPCSS start= Auto, then press <Enter>. The spaces between = and RPCSS and = and Auto are important. Without these spaces, the command fails.
    4. Type net start spooler,then press <Enter>.


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