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Hi,
Use the link below and disable the print spooler service. Restart your computer and then try to print. In case you want to delete the printer try deleting the same.
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/2349-enable-disable-the-print-spooling-service

You can use the microsoft automatic help tool to fix the printer issues.The link is given below

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-printer-problems


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Make sure your print spooler service is running. This article in the Lexmark website about How to Restart or Reset the Print Spooler in Windows might help you enable the service again. If problem continues, please contact Lexmark technical support for additional assistance.

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Hi.

Here is the procedures

Go to START MENU
Choose RUN (For Windows XP) or Choose Commad prompt, right click and run as administrator ( Fow window vista and windows 7)
Type the letter "cmd"
Type the word "net stop spooler"
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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
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Try this. Follow the instructions carefully:
First, you have to stop the Print Spooler. To do this:
1. Click on the Windows logo start button.
2. Go to Control Panel
3. Open Administrative Tools
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6. Double-click on Print Spooler, and click on the Stop button. Click on Ok button. Set the window aside.
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1. Click on the Windows logo start button.
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Have you tried to stop the spooler service in services?

Option 1)
Click on start orb
Type in search window:
services.msc
click ok
Scroll down to Print spooler service and click on it in the right side window.
On the left side click stop the service and wait forthe process to stop .Do not close the window yet. You will have to restart it here later.
next delete the print job in the printer queue then restart the spooler service
Resubmit your new print job.

Option 2)
If that doesn't clear it, the next step would be to stop the spooler
service as stated above
Go into windows explorer
(Print job data is collected and stored in a spool file in the spooler folder.)

It is located in:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS

Your print job will show 2 files there Example below:
00002.SHD
00002.SPL

Delete the files located in there. There may be several of them depending apon how many print jobs you submitted. You will have to resubmit your print jobs all over again.
Next go back to services window and restart the spooler service

That will definitely fix it.

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1. click on "start" select "run" and type "services.msc"
2. after open services windows select "print spooler" services
3. stop "print spooler" services
4. click on "start" select "run" and type "C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\printers"
5. after open the printers folder deleted all the pending print jobs
6. restart the "print spooler" services and try to print now.

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Assuming you have a modern windows pc, You will need to manually stop the print service. Do this by running the command "net stop spooler" from the "run" line. Then go to "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\PRINTERS" and delete all the files from there. After these files are gone, start the spooler service again by running "net start spooler". You should be all set after that.

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Have you tried to stop the spooler service in services?
Option 1)
Click on start orb
Type in search window:
services.msc
click ok
Scroll down to Print spooler service and click on it in the right side
window.
On the left side click stop the service and wait forthe process to
stop
Do not close the window yet. You will have to restart it here later.
next delete the print job in the printer queue
then restart the spooler service
Resubmit your new print job.

Option 2)
If that doesn't clear it, the next step would be to stop the spooler
service as stated above
Go into windows explorer
(Print job data is collected and stored in a spool file in the spooler
folder.)

It is located in:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS

Your print job will show 2 files there Example below:
00002.SHD
00002.SPL

Delete the files located in there. There may be several of them
depending apon how many print jobs you submitted. You will have to
resubmit your print jobs all over again.
Next go back to services window and restart the spooler service

That will definitely fix it.

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ok..you'll need a new set of drivers.

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go here for new ones..by model number

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It sounds like an issue with the spooler service on Windows.
You will have to download the tool kit to run it. It states for windows server 2003 but will also work on xp Her is the link fo rthe download:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en

here is a link with direction for running it on xp


http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-xp/how-to-clean-print-spooler-in-windows-xp2003/



When you run it it will ask you if you are sure you want to delete spooler files. clcik yes. When it asks if you want to delete USB monitor click on no.
Thisis the fix for the print spooler issue after you run the cleanspl.exetool and wipe out all the ports. You have to add back in the USB portmanually.

Run regedit. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Print/Monitors.Look for a USB Monitor entry. Before doing anything else, backup theregistry entry by right clicking on "Monitors" and selecting "Export".Give it a name and locaction so that you can put it back if you haveproblems later. If "USB Monitor" is not there, add it by right-clickingon Monitors, New, Key. Name the new key "USB Monitor". Once added,right click on the new key and select New, String Value. Name the newvalue "Driver". In the right portion of regedit, right click on the new"Driver" value and select "Modify". Make the value data "usbmon.dll".If there is an "HPUMON" entry (or the like), delete it. Disconnect theUSB cable to the printer. Run the "scrubber" or clean utility, rebootthe machine. Reconnect the printer and install the driver software permanufacturer instuction. This fixed my problem. Good luck!





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