Printer printing documents again when computer restarted
I can not fugure out what is wrong. When I turn off my printer in the evening and re-start the next day, the printer automatically adds the documents I printed from before turning the computer off, and places them again in the print queue and re-prints them. I have tried everything including un-installing and re-installing print driver, turning printer on and off, going thru settings, running a windows error scan. I can't find anything that is "checked" that would be causing this. The bi-directional printing option is turned off as well. Help - I'm running thru paper like crazy, ugh.
Re: Printer printing documents again when computer...
Go to the "computer" place at the start then go to printer, or do whatever u have to do to go to printer then click the button or icon it should show the documents names click it and press delete ... there
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Open "Devices and Printers" in start menu.
Right click printer with green arrow - click see whats printing.
Delete all documents.
Restart computer - then restart printer
See if that clears your error messages.
Go to START MENU Choose RUN 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 also turn off your printer and switch it on. It will work fine right now I hope it helps you
Since you didn't mention the Operating System installed on your computer, I can't make very specific, by the way, let me try my best to explain on how to get rid of the problem.
I assume you are using Windows O.S like windows xp or vista or windows 7, click "Start", then again click "Printers and Faxes" [you can do the same from the Control Panel], on the Printers and Faxes folder, double-click the printer's icon and again click "Printer" menu and click "Cancel All Documents" and click "Yes" and now turn off the printer and again turn it on after few minutes wait. Again check the "Printers and Faxes" folder whether the print queues are still there or not, if so, re-do "Cancel all documents" and restart your computer. Restart both the printer and the computer and it'll definitely be cleared.
If you need further help, let me know with more details so that I can make more specific.
The mysterious printing document huh? many people run into this problem some point in the printing experiences.
This is what I think may be your problem.
You have backed up print jobs in your print cue. Things that you or someone using your computer told your computer to print but never printed out .. maybe your printer was out of paper? maybe you turned off your computer or it lost power before a print job was complete?
THIS IS WHAT YOU DO.
Look to the right bottom corner of your computer monitor. This is your system try. look of the printer icon. Click on it. now this should pull open a printer task menu.
right click anywhere in the box and cancel all print jobs.
Now resume trying to print your document. It should print out for you.
If you still have problems turn off your printer and computer.
turn back on your printer and then power back on your computer and try printing again. This last step is just a way of refreshing everything in case changes did not take place.
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1. Go to start>control paned>printer and faxes. 2. Right click on the printer icon and select "Cancel all documents". Do it couple of times. 3. Close all the program and disconnect the printer from the computer. 4. Turn off the printer and then shut down the computer. 5. Restart the computer. 6. Turn the printer ON and then connect the printer to computer. 7. Start printing other documents.
I assume you use windows XP and have you printer connected to you computer directly.
First turn off the printer, then go in your printers manager and pause the printer you have problem with it.
Delete all documents still in the printers queue. When deleted, put back on the printer, unpause the printer and print a test page (with the printer's property page on, you should have a test page button), if they dont delete, restart the computer, they shoul not be ther after rebooting.
If the test page goes well, maybe the document is corruped and need some fixing (some big picture do this problem on printers) check with other documents if they print well.
If it goes wrong again, do all the same thing again but beffore reprint, download and install the last version of the driver for you printer/OS.
restart the Windows printing services, if they run Win2000 or newer. Go to Start > Run, type CMD, hit Enter,
in the command dialog that opens, type NET STOP SPOOLER and hit Enter
and it should tell you the service has stopped.
then type NET START SPOOLER and hit Enter
and the service should start again.
Do this on all computers until printing stops. If printing doesn't stop, power off the printer and its server (unless it's connected to one of those pcs in which case you already restarted that service).