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It is possible that the job was to big and lost some data in the buffer for the printer.

You should see the print job in the print queue. If you right click on it and select delete or cancel the job should go away allowing the other jobs to print properly.

If you have trouble doing this let me know the version of Windows that you are running.

Also let me know if this is at home or are you in a work enviroment and what program you were trying to print from.

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If your computer has a Windows OS, you can clear the queue manually when the job will not delete it from the print queue list.

With Windows Vista or Windows 7, you will need to run the command prompt as Administrator. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt (for Vista or Win7, right click here and choose Run as Administrator). At the prompt, type "net spooler stop" without the quotes followed by pressing Enter. Next type "net spooler start" (again without the quotes followed by Enter). Restart the computer then take a coffee break before trying to print again. If you don't type the start command, this reset takes even longer after the computer is restarted.

Note if you use a Fax machine with the computer, you may need to confirm that this will stop the Fax service as well.

If the problem persists, make sure that the USB cable is currently connected to both the printer and the computer. You may want to change ports and make sure that other devices work in the USB ports. (Some computers have an option to disable some USB ports.)

If you have a different OS, please add a comment with the OS on your computer. I hope this helps.

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Hi,

Follow the steps below to resolve the issue

The print queue and Dock printer icon
When you start a print job, you will see your printer icon appear in your Dock. Click the Printer icon to open the print queue, which is a list of print jobs that are printing, on hold, or paused. The print queue will also display messages sent from the printer.
You can alternatively open the print queue from the Print & Fax pane of System Preferences.

printer%20queue.png In the Print Queue toolbar you have these buttons:

  1. Delete - Deletes the selected print job.
  2. Hold / Resume - Will hold / resume the selected print job.
  3. Job Info - Shows details of the selected print job, such as job name, status, Completed, Job Message, and so forth.
  4. Pause / Resume Printer - To Pause / Resume the Print Queue.
  5. Supply Levels - Will drop down the Supply Levels sheet showing you the levels of ink / toner your printer has.
  6. Printer Setup - Lets you configure the printer's name and location details.
  7. Printer - Sets the Print Queue window into Printer mode.
  8. Scanner - Visible if you have a multi-function printer connected via USB. Click it to set the Print Queue into Scanner mode.
You can see what your print job looks like with Quick Look. Click the arrow on the print job just to the left of the Status column or select the print job and press the Spacebar.
From the Print Queue menu bar, the "Printer" menu has these additional options:
  1. Customize Toolbar... - Used to add and remove item from the Print Queue's toolbar.
  2. Make Default - Will set the printer pertaining to this Print Queue your default printer.
  3. Print Test Page - Will send the CUPS Printer Test Page to your printer.
  4. Network Diagnostics - Will bring up the Network Diagnostics application, used to check each layer of your network connection.
  5. Log & History - Used to open the Console application and show you the log entries for your current and past print jobs.
  6. Show Printer List - Will open the Print & Fax System Preference showing you the list of Print Queues.
From the Print Queue menu bar, the "Jobs" menu has these additional options:
  1. Show / Hide Completed Jobs - Will alternate Show / Hide in the Print Queue all completed printer jobs and completed functions, like checking the supply levels of your printer.
  2. Show Everyone's / My jobs - Will alternate showing Everyone's / My print jobs.
You can control-click (or right-click) your printer icon in the Dock for this convenient menu:
printer%20proxy%20dock%20menu.png From the Dock menu you can see your printer's status, toggle Pause and Resume Printer, Auto Quit (once print job completes) on / off, and from the Options sub-menu you can toggle Keep in Dock on / off.

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Default Printer Issue
The wrong printer is set as the default. See the image below for an illustration.
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What to do
Open the Printers or Printer and Faxes folder and locate the correct printer icon. To do this:


    1. -In Windows XP, click Start > Settings > Printer and Faxes (or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes).
      -In Windows Vista, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

    2. Right-click on the printer icon, and click Set as Default Printer. A check mark displayed above the printer icon now identifies it as your default printer.

    3. Try printing again.

Topic 3: Printer is "Offline"
The printer is set to Offline and the printer icon appears washed-out. See the image below for an illustration.
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What to do
Open the Printers or Printer and Faxes folder and locate the correct printer icon. To do this:

  1. -In Windows XP, click Start > Settings > Printer and Faxes (or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes).
    -In Windows Vista, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

  2. Right-click on the printer icon, and select Use Printer Online.

  3. Try printing again.

Topic 4: Printer is not Ready
The printer is in an "Intervention Requested" state (e.g. paper jam, paper out) but no Windows print error notification message is displayed.
Explanation
The print job cleared the print queue. This means the print queue icon has disappeared from the notification area ('systray') of the task bar. The printer is holding the job, however, until the the printer is returned to a ready state.
What to do
Check the printer LCD, or operator panel menu, to verify that the printer is in a ready state. If not, return it to the required status.
Topic 5: Printer is Paused
The printer or print queue is paused and the print queue icon remains in the notification area ('systray') of the task bar.
Explanation
This is typically an end user error. 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

    1. Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue. (This may also appear as a small printer icon in the lower-right notification area of the task bar.)
    2. Click on Printer in the upper left-hand corner of the menu bar.
    3. Is there a check mark next to Pause Printing?

      -If yes, click on Pause Printing to turn off this Windows feature.
      -If no, confirm that there is a check mark next to Set As Default Printer and make sure Use Printer Offline is not selected.

Topic 10: Windows Print Spooler Issue
A problem with the Windows print spooler is preventing successful printing.
What to try
Stop and start the Windows print spooler. To do this:

  • -In Windows XP, click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, click on Print Spooler, click on Stop the service, and then click on Start the service.

  • -In Windows Vista, click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search box, and then click services.msc in the Programs list. Right-click on Print Spooler, and then click Stop. Finally, right-click on Print Spooler again, and then click Start.

Remove the first print job from the print queue. To do this:

  1. Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue. (This may also appear as a small printer icon in the lower-right notification area of the task bar.)

  2. Click on the first job listed so that it is highlighted.

  3. Click on Document in the top menu bar.

  4. Click on Cancel.

  5. Click Yes when you see: "Are you sure you want to cancel the selected jobs?"

Click here for illustration.
Topic 11: Other Issues
Other possible causes of a print job not printing include:

  • -USB connection problem if locally connected only.

  • -Firewall issues preventing communication.

  • -Workplace virtual private networks (VPNs) preventing communication. VPN tunneling may be required to ensure successful communication. Enabling this feature may require network administrator approval and assistance.

  • -Document formatting.

  • -Driver settings.

  • -Application-specific issues relating to the application's Printer Setup.

Topic 12: Last Resort
If you have tried all of the above suggestions to no avail, try the following:
  1. Reboot your computer and try printing again.
  2. Turn the printer off and on, and then try to print again.
  3. Install a different printer driver, e.g. PCL, PostScript, HBP, or XPS driver.

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If you prefer, you can skip this information and go directly to downloading the tool .

  • Connectivity :
    • USB: Ensures that the USB connection from your computer to the HP product is working correctly.
    • Network: Ensures that the network connection between your computer and your network is working correctly. If the tool detects a network connectivity problem, you will be prompted to run the HP Network Diagnostic Utility for better results.
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  • Device manager : Checks for problems in Device Manager that would prevent printing.
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  • Port : Checks the port settings for the HP product.
  • Driver : Checks for alternate-driver settings.
  • Conflicts : Checks for conflicts with other drivers, such as other printer brands.
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Try The Print Diagnostic Utility diagnoses and resolves common printing problems and communication problems, including:

If you prefer, you can skip this information and go directly to downloading the tool .

  • Connectivity :
    • USB: Ensures that the USB connection from your computer to the HP product is working correctly.
    • Network: Ensures that the network connection between your computer and your network is working correctly. If the tool detects a network connectivity problem, you will be prompted to run the HP Network Diagnostic Utility for better results.
  • Spooler : Automatically restarts the print spooler, which sends print jobs from the computer to the product, if it has been stopped.
  • Online status : Checks if the product has been paused or set to offline, and then sets the status back to online if necessary.
  • Device manager : Checks for problems in Device Manager that would prevent printing.
  • Print queue : Checks for and clears pending print jobs in the print queue (a log of print jobs waiting to print).
  • Port : Checks the port settings for the HP product.
  • Driver : Checks for alternate-driver settings.
  • Conflicts : Checks for conflicts with other drivers, such as other printer brands.
  • Default printer : Checks the default printer setting and prompts to select the HP product as default (optional).

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Take print of any document and see if problem is solved.

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