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Once the printer finishes a job the print queue does not clear. It continues to say that it is printing the job and the only way to move on and print something else is to cancel that job - even although it has been completed. Ian

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  • soutar22 Aug 06, 2010

    The first solution directed me to the Microsoft support page which gives advice on how to cancel print jobs. That is not the problem - I can cancel jobs easily enough but I have to cancel every job I do since it just sits in the print queue after printing has finished and the queue never clears so, without cancelling the completed job (or switching off the printer), I cannot print again. I have been to the Canon web site and ensured I have the latest driver for the Pixma IP4000. The printer used to work fine. Any other advice on what I might do?

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This is often an actual fault in the printer. sorry to say... To tell you must download and install the latest driver package, if this fails to remedy the situation then your printers USB communication between the PC & printer is faulty.. you could also try another USB Port, another USB cable. Install the drivers as Admin, and without the printer plugged in, do NOT plug it in until asked to do so, or after install has finished and a reboot done.

Driver link below.
http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010095.asp

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

  • soutar22 Aug 07, 2010

    Thanks for your advice. I have tried all of that - the driver is the latest one on the Canon website, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling as you suggest (even deleting every remaining IP4000 reference in the registry), changing cables and changing USB ports. No luck. The printer is about 5 years old - perhaps the printer has just had it?

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I always refer people to the link below as it contains the best way to deal with stuck print jobs under windows.

If you are not using windows then search for "clear print queue" and then select a link that refers to your operating system.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946737/en-us?wa=wsignin1.0

Note that if its a networked printer then you may have to do this on either the computer you are using AND the one that is connected to the printer (eg server)

Bob

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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    Is this a networked printer by any chance and what are your setting for spooling print jobs ?



    Now I have a little more information I suspect that the spooler is retaining the job and not disposing of it when it is finished.



    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000007



    I am not sure that was the fix I was looking for but it is worth a quick look



    Is the printer a local or networked printer and is it direct connect or wireless ?

  • soutar22 Aug 07, 2010

    It's not networked, just connected by USB cable to a Windows XP PC. I tried the link you suggested but it won't run the diagnostic software - says the signature is invalid which seems strange given that it is a Microsoft piece of software. I think you are right that the spooler is retaining the job even after it is finished but I have tried un-installing and re-installing the driver, changing the usb cable and usb port on the computer and nothing makes any difference. Perhaps it is just a failing printer?

  • soutar22 Aug 07, 2010

    It's not networked, just connected by USB cable to a Windows XP PC. I tried the link you suggested but it won't run the diagnostic software - says the signature is invalid which seems strange given that it is a Microsoft piece of software. I think you are right that the spooler is retaining the job even after it is finished but I have tried un-installing and re-installing the driver, changing the usb cable and usb port on the computer and nothing makes any difference. Perhaps it is just a failing printer?

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