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Why do all my documents I want to print just go to queue but won't print...whether it be pictures or just a note of word pad

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  • nancie1186 Jul 11, 2010

    Is your printer Online? Is there one document "stuck"?

  • lorna_konkin Jul 11, 2010

    I have resolved my problem. I shut my laptop down and started up again and all is fine
    Thank you for your immediate response.

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Canon mx922 not printing word document from PC. Puts it into queue


How To Fix It - The fix is simple. You need to clear the print queue manually so that all the print jobs currently in the queue are deleted properly - once the queue is empty you should then be able to print new documents without problems. We will show you how below, depending on whether you use XP or Vista/7:
1. XP - click 'Start' then click 'Run' and in the Run window type CMD then press 'OK' - this opens a Command Prompt window. Now skip to Step 3.
2. Vista/7 - click 'Start' and type Command in the search box. Right click on the 'Command Prompt' result in the search results above it and select 'Run As Administrator' - this opens a Command Prompt window.
3. All version of Windows - in the Command Prompt window (these commands are also shown in the picture below):
4. Type net stop spooler then press the Enter key.
5. Type del %windir%\system32\spool\printers\*.* /q then press the Enter key (Note: the only spaces in this command are a single space between del and %, and a single space between * and /q)
6. Type net start spooler then press the Enter key.
7. Type exit then press the Enter key to exit the Command Prompt window.
Fixing the print queue
This should have cleared the print queue (i.e. all print jobs have been deleted) and you can now submit new jobs for printing
What Do These Commands Do?
The Command Prompt is a throwback to the pre-Windows days of Microsoft DOS but is still a useful way to type and enter system commands. The print Spooler is basically the print 'queue' - we need to Stop it running before we can Delete documents stuck in it.
The Del command deletes everything currently held in the print queue, including the 'stuck' document(s). We then have to Start the Spooler (print queue) up again so that it can accept new print job requests in future.
What If It Keeps Happening?
If the problem only occurs occasionally it is likely just due to an incompatibility with the actual data being printed ( a webpage that has unusual fonts or some other format that the printer is unable to convert into printed output - run the above fix to resolve it.)
However, if you find that almost all documents keep getting stuck in the print queue then Microsoft's answer is that it is an issue with your printer drivers (software) - one solution may be to download and update new printer drivers from the manufacturer. You could also try the Microsoft automatic Fix It for printers . This will repeat our fix above but may also flag up/fix any different Windows errors that stop printing.
Other causes may include a misconfigured printer e.g. network printing to an IP address that doesn't exist uninstalling and reinstalling the printer software from scratch should fix this.

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HO C4200 DOCUMENT STUCK IN QUE CAN'T DELETE


First You Need to Open the Print Queue, follow the below steps on how to open a Print queue
  • Windows 98 - click Start, Settings, Printers
  • Windows XP - click Start, Printers and Faxes
    or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes
  • Windows Vista - Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Printers
Double click on the appropriate printer to open up the Print queue,Check whether you have any pending or the queued jobs, try to cancel the jobs by following the below steps.

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.

If you are using an HP printer and a windows vista operating system then you are lucky to automaticlly fix the issue with the HP Print Diagnostic UtilityClick Here For How to cancel printing or to delete a print job that is stuck in the print queue in Windows XP.

Alternatively You can check the below steps.

Delete Pending Jobs

How To Restart Spooler restart In Windows Vista

Click the Start button.
Click Control Panel.
Click System and Maintenance.

NOTE: This step is not required when using Classic view in Windows Vista.

Click Administrative Tools.
Double-click Services.
On the User Account Control window, click Continue.
Click Print Spooler.
Click Stop to stop the Print Spooler.
Click Start to restart the Print Spooler. Then click Restart
Click OK

Hope this helps!

Thanks!! - See more at: http://hpanswers.blogspot.com/2008/10/cancel-and-delete-stuck-print-jobs-in.html#sthash.QD3KNI9q.dpuf

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HP Photosmart Plus 209a-m doc in queue won't delete


using windows explorer, go into windows/system/spool/printers and erase contents in last item

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I have a document stuck in the print queue, which won't cancel or restart, help!


Turn off printer for 2 minutes @ least, turn back on, or delete printer and re-install printer. Go to HPsupport website enter your printer model info update drivers.

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How do you restart printer


Do you mean - how do I restart printing a document that is in the print queue? Or do you want to know how to restart the printer as in turn it off and back on again?
If you have a document that has not printed and you want to restart printing it, click on the arrow on the bottom right side of your screen near your clock and find the picture of the printer (icon). Right click with your mouse on top of the picture of the printer and open the print queue. Find the document you want to print and click on it and choose restart. You can also delete the documents in the queue and just try printing them all over again to solve the issue.

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My printer does not print. I do not get any message either. What could be wrong? The toner lamp is illuminated, but the level should not be "too" low. Brother HL-2030.


Most of the time, this is caused by memory failure or when print command isn't responding. Suppose if you give a print command few hours back and it's wasn't printed successful, then the document to be printed should be in the print queue list. So, firstly check the print queue documents, and delete all the queues. in case you can't delete them, follow these steps, Start - Printers and Faxes - Double click your Printer Icon - Click on the Printer Tab - Select Cancel All Documents - Ok and close the dialog box and the printers and faxes window (note that your printer should be kept power On and connected to the Pc) Wait for few minutes and restart your system while you Power Off the printer. When the system boots up, also power on the printer and check if there's still the Print Queue. Now you can try printing documents if there's none, or you'd need to follow the same steps again. There are some more ways, but this solves most of the problem. So give it a try and let me know the result. Remember that your printer is connected properly to the Pc. Good luck.

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How do you clear que on a c6300 photosmart


Hi,

Windows XP Operating System
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Restart the Print Spooler device
  1. Open Administrative Tools.
  2. On the Windows taskbar, click Start , and then click Control Panel .
  3. Click Performance and Maintenance . NOTE: This step is not necessary in XP Classic View.
  4. Click Administrative Tools .
  5. Double-click Services .
  6. Click Print Spooler .
  7. Click Stop to stop the Print Spooler.
  8. Click Start to restart the Print Spooler.
  9. Click OK .
  10. Restart the computer.
  11. Try the print job again.
Manually clear the print queue
  1. Return to the Printers and Faxes folder that you opened in the previous steps.
  2. Right-click the name of the product, and then click Open .
  3. Click Printer , and then click Cancel All Documents .
  4. Click Yes to confirm the action.
  5. If documents remain in the print queue, restart the computer.
  6. Try printing again.
Windows Vista Operating System
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Manually clear the print queue
  1. Return to the Printers folder that you opened earlier in this document.
  2. Right-click the name of the product, and then click Open .
  3. Click Printer , and then click Cancel All Documents .
  4. Click Yes to confirm the action.
  5. If documents remain in the print queue, restart the computer.
  6. Try printing again.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step. Restart the Print Spooler device
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif ), click Control Panel , and then click Administrative Tools .
  2. Double-click Services .
  3. On the User Account Control window, click Continue .
  4. Click Print Spooler .
  5. Click Stop to stop the Print Spooler.
  6. Click Start to restart the Print Spooler.
  7. Click OK .
  8. Restart the computer.
  9. Try the print job again.

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My 5 in 1 printer is saying no cartridge when I just replaced it and when I do get it to print it's not printing that good at all kind of gray like it's out of ink, it has a new cartridge


  • Click open START then CONTROL PANEL then PRINTERS AND FAXES
  • If asked, click the link that says view or modify existing printers
  • You should get to a window that shows a list of printers that are installed on your computer
  • Look for the printer icon with a tiny little checkmark in a black circle to the upper right (see image below). This is your default printer, that is, it's the one that prints if you don't manually select a specific printer. defprint.jpg
    Note how the checkmark indicates that the Brother HL-2040 Series is my default printer
  • In most cases, this is the printer you are having trouble with, but the following procedure can be applied to any printer on your system.
  • Double click open your default printer to view the print queue printqueue.jpg
    Note that there are two documents waiting to print in my print queue
  • If the print queue is empty, skip the next step
  • Click and pull down the PRINTER menu from the top of the print queue and select CANCEL ALL DOCUMENTS. This will delete anything that's stuck in the queue cancelall.jpg
    After clicking CANCEL ALL DOCUMENTS, it may take a minute or two for the queue to completely clear
  • Click and pull down the PRINTER menu from the top of the print queue. If there is a line item that says USE PRINTER OFFLINE and there is a checkmark to the left of it, click it once, otherwise, click CLOSE.
  • Now go to the printer and power it off, wait a few seconds and power it back on.
If these steps haven't solved your printing problem, then you probably need help

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I want to print new page of printing printer keeps churning out prvious printing instrctions i am 78yrs old still learning


Hi,

What you need to do is clear out the printing "QUEUE".

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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.
Print queues are nice, except when something happens in the printer to cause it to stop functioning. Sometimes it is just a paper jam and sometimes it is a bit more serious. If you need to cancel the jobs in the print queue, you can simply double-click the printer icon (in the system tray down by the clock) and open the print queue. Depending upon the length of your document and how many documents are waiting to print, the printer icon may appear briefly or for a sustained period. (Note: This would be a good time to remove the paper from the printer before continuing.) If the icon is not there, you can manually open the queue.
Open the Print Queue
  • Windows 98 - click Start, Settings, Printers
  • Windows XP - click Start, Printers and Faxes
    or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes
  • Windows Vista - Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Printers
Double-click to open the appropriate printer's queue. The Print dialog box will open. Here you will see a list of all of the jobs waiting to print, along with the status of each job. The first print job is at the top of the list.
To cancel a document in the list, right-click it and select Cancel Printing. Most often, it is better to cancel all of the jobs and then resend the documents to the printer.
Cancel All Documents
  • Windows 98 - click Printer on the menu, select “Purge Print Documents”
  • Windows XP - click Printer on the menu, select “Cancel All Documents”
  • Windows Vista - click Printer on the menu, select “Cancel All Documents”
Please note that you must have Administrative rights in Windows XP and Vista to cancel print jobs. If you are the only user, you automatically have administrative rights. If you are on a multi-user computer, you must be an administrator. If are on a network and get a message saying that you do not have Administrative rights, find someone who does.
Under normal circumstances, printing documents are cancelled and will disappear from the queue. If one or more do not disappear, shutdown the computer and restart. When shutting down, you may get a message warning you that your print jobs will be lost if you continue. Tell Windows to shutdown anyway. When you restart, Windows may tell you that you have print jobs waiting. Tell Windows to delete them.
Before you resume work, open the Print Queue from the Start menu. You should find the queue empty. If you are using Windows XP or Windows Vista and the queue is not empty, you will be unable to print. Before trashing your computer, you can try to clear the queue using a secret Windows command.
Click Start, Run, and type “Net Stop Spooler” (without the quotes). Then press Enter. Shutdown the computer and restart. The print jobs should be removed. If they are not, shut down the computer again, take a deep breath, and then go for a long walk. The queue should be clear when you return. Note that you must restart the computer for your printers to resume normal operation.

This should solve your problem, Let me know how it works for you..

~~Jastababe~~

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My print spooler queu says that my document is printing but the document never prints


Go to Settings or Control Panel and select Printers - double click the icon. Here you will find the Print Queue. Delete all jobs in the Print Queue (the first one is probably the problem child and is stopping any others from progressing).

This will free up the Print Queue which should now be ready to accept new Print jobs.

Note: The Spooler is an area where Print Jobs are stored ready for Printing and as long as the previous print has finished then the next job in the Spooler will progress to be printed onto paper.

Good luck.

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