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Spooler not running. Cannot delete last print job. Won't let me print other jobs.

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Which OS you are running? If windows xp and upwards: Print spooling service might have been disabled (or not enabled yet) Solution: Start -> Run In the box type services.msc and hit enter Scroll until you see print spooler. Check whether it has been disabled. Enable it. Start the service (you must have administrative privilege) If its not the case: Start -> Run Type Eventvwr.msc and hit enter Check System for errors (system) related to spooler service. Check Application for application related errors. If you see some please list here. So we can proceed from their.
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Not comfortable with making changes to Window Services? Another option is to let Microsoft automatically fix it. Follow this link to Microsoft Fixit for automatic printer related fixes:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/printing_problems

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Need to delete document in queou


Try the steps below to clear print jobs stuck in the print queue:

1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service)

2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.

3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET START SPOOLER (this will restart the print spooler service)

4. Double click the printer icon in the lower-right corner of your taskbar to examine your print job queue and browse to View -> Refresh.

Try to print again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Dec 23, 2011 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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Only prints first job - can't delete from que


Please try this approach instead:

1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service)

2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.

3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET START SPOOLER (this will restart the print spooler service)

4. Double click the printer icon in the lower-right corner of your taskbar to examine your print job queue and browse to View -> Refresh.


I hope this information has been helpful.

Dec 20, 2011 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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PRINTER WILL NOT PRINT THERE IS A JOB THAT WON'T CLEAR. I TRIED DELETING THE JOB AND ALL IT SHOWS IS THE JOB DELETING AND THATS WHERE IT'S STUCK


To clear the print queue from stuck print jobs, try this approach instead:

1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service)

2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.

3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET START SPOOLER (this will restart the print spooler service)

4. Double click the printer icon in the lower-right corner of your taskbar to examine your print job queue and browse to View -> Refresh.

Oct 02, 2011 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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I have a Lexmark S504 wireless multifunction printer. I can print a test page but a can't print anything from any application. The Windows print page window comes up and if you click OK it appears to...


It could be a printer driver issue. Please follow the steps below to fix the problem.
First, clear the print queue from any stuck print jobs. You can do the steps mention - going to Services and stop the print spooler, delete the files in the spooler folder and then restart the service.
Second, delete the existing Lexmark Interpret S405 printer driver. On your computer, go to Start menu > Programs > Lexmark > Uninstall. After the uninstall process, reboot your pc when prompted.
Third, visit the Lexmark website to download and reinstall the Lexmark Interpret S405 printer driver. Select the version of your Windows operating system. Download and execute the file. Follow the instructions on your computer screen.
After the reinstall process is successful, try to print again to verify that the problem is fixed.

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After i print something it tries to delete it and then won't let me print anything else until I reboot the computer.


It could be that the Print Spooler service has stopped. Please follow the steps below to fix the problem:

1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in "NET STOP SPOOLER" (this will stop the print spooler service)

2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.

3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in "NET START SPOOLER" (this will restart the print spooler service)

4. Double click the printer icon in the lower-right corner of your taskbar to examine your print job queue and browse to View -> Refresh.

Jul 27, 2011 | Lexmark X7675 Wireless All-in-One Printer

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I have a pending print job in my thermal printer and it won't print. I can't delete it from the que


Go to the Start run window and type Net Stop Spooler and press return and then do teh same and type Net Start Spooler after doing this try and redelete the job, if this fails do another Net Stop Spooler then navigate to C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\PRINTERS and delete all the files in this folder then do a net start spooler all jobs should now be gone, Be aware that option 2 will delete all spooler jobs, so if this is a shared printer or server that these jobs will be lost

May 11, 2011 | Zebra LP 2844 Thermal Printer

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Printer 966. Deleting Print Job stuck in Que


Sounds like a problem with the spooler.
Try to bypass the spooler when printing by right clicking on your printer and select "properties"

Select the "advanced" tab and select "print directly to the printer".
Hoepfully this should take care of it.

Mar 25, 2010 | Dell 966 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer won't delete job


First goto Start>run>type services.msc then find print spooler then stop it ...
Goto Start>run>type spool > goto printer and delete all files ...
at last goto Start>run>type services.msc then find print spooler then start it ...

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Can not delete last file in print queue.


Found On: http://www.nztechie.com/can-not-delete-failed-print-jobs-in-windows-vistaxp2000/270/ Can not delete failed print jobs in Windows Vista/XP/2000 Occassionally, a job will stall in the Printer Spooler. The jobs status will constantly be reported as “Deleting”, but the job will not disapear. ‘Cancel’ and ‘Restart’ have no affect.
Resolution: Stop the Print spooler, manually remove the stalled jobs and then restart the Print Spooler service.
Method 1:
1. Press Start-> Run -> Type ‘Services.msc” -> Press Enter
2. Scroll Down the List until you find “Print Spooler”
3. Highlight this name
4. Select “Stop the service” from the left pane
5. Minimize the Services window
5. Navigate to the following directory in Windows Explorer
“x:WindowsSystem32spoolPRINTERS” where “X” is the drive you have Windows XP installed.
6. Delete the contents of the “PRINTERS” folder. Do no delete the “PRINTERS” folder iself.
7. Maximize the Services window
8. Scroll Down the List until you find “Print Spooler”
9. Highlight this name
10. Select “Start the service” from the left pane
Your issue should be resolved.

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Job in queue


Let me exaplin the cause why the jobs get stuck in queue: When ever we try to print there is a windows service called print spooler that manages the print jobs in queue. We can clear the jobs in queue by just disconnecting the usb cable and restarting the print spooler service. Here are the steps to restart the print spooler : 1.Click on start 2.Then click on Run 3.In the Run box type " net stop spooler " Then press enter Note: Type the text with out inverted cotes in the run box this will stop the print spooler service Next we have to restart the print spooler 1.Click on start 2.Then click on Run 3In the Run box type " net start spooler " and press enter Once done reconnect the usb cable and check for the jobs in queue. If there are no jobs in queue you can set the print directly settings to avoid this issue in future. Just open the printer and faxes folder and right click on the printer icon and select properties and then click on the advance tab and under it select the option print directly to printer and click on apply and Ok to save the settings. Once done try to print this should resolve the issue.. Wish u success..

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