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HP C1480 HP c4180 all print jobs get stuck in queue and printer seems to not be connected to the computer, connected by usm on windows xp

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  • bettybupe16 Nov 19, 2008

    Basically my printer wont print i dont have installation disk but its connect to the computer but im not able to print anything from mycomputer and it not readings any of my documents

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Please perform the below steps to clear the queue and print from the computer.

Before performing the below steps try to make a copy from the all-in-one to check the hardware functionality.

Remove the USB cable from the computer.

Now click on start --> control panel --> printers and faxes --> right click on the HP C4100 printer icon and delete all the pending documents.

Now again click on start --> run --> type services.msc and press enter --> locate print spooler in services window and right click on the print spooler and click on refresh or stop the spooler service and then restart the spooler.

Now open the printers and faxes folder, right click on the printer icon --> properties --> advanced tab --> enable print directly to printer and click OK.

Now connect the USB cable back to the computer and then try to print from the notepad and check for the result.

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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

Jul 01, 2014 | HP LaserJet 4200 Printer

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HP DeskJet 6540 print job stuck in queue


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.

Cindy Wells

Apr 14, 2012 | HP DeskJet 6540 InkJet Printer

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My printer, HP 8500, has been trying to delete a document for hours with no apparent results. I am unable to print anything else although it does put a new document in queue. I do not get any error...


There are 2 simple methods to resolve any print job stuck in queue issue. However, both the methods will not fix printing issue if the HP Printer is in Error mode. Make sure your printer is able to print self test page to prove its functionality,

First method.

This Utility program resolve all the printing issue for HP Printers Only ( Network and USB connection )

This Utility will Resolve :

1. Check Connectivity between the Pc/laptop and HP Printer
2. Check if there any Documents stuck in Queue
3. Check if all the software/Drivers are correctly Installed
4. Check if the HP Printer icon is the default icon to print
5. Will Resolve Printer Spooler Issue and few more issue

Download the file on Desktop and Run the program ( Ex. File name = HPPDU.EXE )

Click Here to download the Utility and save on Desktop location
Run the HPPDU file and follow the instruction on screen to fix.

If this does not fix, try the 2nd Method given below ( this is manual process to clear the print job stuck in queue )

This works for all brands of printers ( HP, Canon, Epson, Brother etc )

Click Start > Programs > Accessories > then select Command prompt, then the black window will open and there type NET STOP SPOOLER and hit enter that will confirm service is stopped , after that on the black window type NET START SPOOLER and hit enter. Repeat this step 3-4 times and end the command with NET START SPOOLER and hit enter. Open the Printers folder and Refresh the Window ( Press F5 on the keyboard )

The service will be started and all print queue should already be remove.

// Above given solutions help in resolving print queue issue, however check the printer functionality if it is working fine ( the printer should be in working condition and should be able to print self test page, this utility cannot fix printer hardware issue //

Regards,
Ron


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Jul 02, 2011 | HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-In-One...

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I've got a document to print and when I click print it tells me (in the jobs queue) it is idle. This has only happened within the last few weeks. How can this be solved?


Power Cycle the printer sometimes resolved a problem like this.

Go to printer properties
right click and choose see whats printing for vista and win7 and click open for windows xp
pop up window will open then click on printer and cancel all documents
this will clean documents stuck on queue

go to start and click search for win7 and vista or click run for win xp
type services.msc
pop up window will open then look for print spooler
click restart on the spooler then it will restart only the print spooler
try printing again

Issue
The solutions in this document address the issue of print jobs getting stuck in the print queue
A log of print jobs waiting to print
. The following symptoms might also accompany this issue, and this document does address these other symptoms:

Printer won't print
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Printer is Offline
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No response from product

Check the print driver and the port
If you ever installed more than one HP product on the computer, the product might not be the default printer, or the wrong print driver might have been configured. Follow these steps to check the print driver configuration.

1.
On the Windows taskbar, click Start ( ), click Control Panel , and then double-click Printers and Faxes . The Printers and Faxes folder opens.
2.
Look for a black checkmark ( ) next to the product icon. This checkmark indicates which product is the default printer.
Figure 14: Example of default printer icon
Illustration of the default printer icon in Windows XP
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If the wrong product is the default , right-click the icon for the correct product, and then click Set as Default Printer .
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If the correct product is the default , continue to the next step.
3.
Right-click the icon for your product ( ), and then click Properties . The printer Properties window opens.
4.
Click the Ports tab.
5.
Look for your product under the Description column, and then view the Ports column to the left.
6.
Select your connection type to determine which port you should use

Mar 27, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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I have an HP Photosmart c4180 all-in-one printer. I just tried to install an HP98 cartridge refilled at Office Max. The printer responds with a message: "Cartridge not recognized". There is no...


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).

Oct 26, 2010 | HP Photosmart C4180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Uncleared print job HP J5780 I'm pulling my hair out trying to print to my HPJ5780. With a failed manual duplex job, I tried to delete the print job from the queue. It came up fine as deleting - however...


Try stopping the print spooler service and canelling all the documents.

The Windows Print Spooler is a Windows XP "Service". You can start/stop it via the following steps:
  1. Click on the Start button
  2. click on Run
  3. enter "services.msc" without the quotes and press Enter
  4. Scroll down to Print Spooler
  5. Single-Click on Print Spooler
  6. The details will open in the middle of the window.
    • It probably shows Start -- if so, Start it.
    • If it shows Stop and Restart, I suggest Stop it, then Start it.

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Print Job enter's queue, but doesn't actually print.


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Mar 24, 2009 | HP LaserJet 4250n Printer

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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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Cannot print on shared printer


I had the same problem with HP 1018 printer, when I had two computers connected to a domain and had Windows XP SP3 on them and when I shared the printer on one of them - I could only print from the network if the user belonged to the Local Administrators group on the host/server computer. Once the network user is removed from Administrators - the print jobs are stuck in print queue. I used the "HP LaserJet Host Based Print Driver Package" that is on HP web site for HP laserjet 1018 printer.
Then I tried to use a different driver for that printer and was successful with driver for HP LaserJet 1020. After forcing that printer to use the 1020 drivers, the regular users were able to print to that printer.

Oct 26, 2008 | HP LaserJet 1018 Printer

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