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Printer will not stop printing

I've canceled all jobs for the printer on the computer the request was made from. Hit job cancel on the printer and it just hangs there. So I will turn off the printer for up to 10 minutes and as soon as it fires up it starts printing again. Another strange thing happened while I was trying to get it to stop. All of a sudden it started firing out pages with strange characters on just the top of the page and it printed nearly 50 of these.

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Let the printer run out of paper. Then left click START, left click SETTINGS, left click PRINTERS AND FAXES. Right click on your printers icon to view the drop-down menu. Left click on OPEN to view the print queue. If any jobs are displayed, clear them by left clicking on PRINTER tab in the queue display. From the printer drop down menu, left click CANCEL ALL JOBS. This should solve the problem. If not, shut down , turn off, and unplug your computer and all periferral devices from the wall. and unplug the printer from the computer, Wait at least 30 seconds and reconnect all devices. Turn all devices back on and check operation.

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How to stop printing


While your question is not quite clear, I will provide a couple of suggestions. Usually when you press the cancel button, it pauses the printer and then you must use the arrow keys to select cancel job and then press the checkmark. Also check any computers to make sure that they do not have a job in their print queue. If the printer does not send back a job complete command, sometimes the computer will keep resending the job. Failing all else, restart your computer and your printer. Are the pages that are printing gibberish or is it the correct print job? If gibberish, you might have a corrupted print driver or the file you are printing might be corrupted.

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How do i cancel a print job?


Method A: Press the cancel button or use the cancel menu
command on the printer
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The most obvious way to cancel a print job is to find a cancel button or a
cancel menu command on the printer and to press it. So, if you have not already
done this, try this method first.

If this method worked for you, you are
finished with this article. However, you may want to read the "Prevention tips"
section to avoid this problem in the future.

If your printer does not
have these items or if this method did not work for you, try Method B.
Method B: Turn the printer off and on
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Next, try turning the printer off and then on. With certain printer models, this
cancels the print job.

If this method worked for you, you are finished
with this article. However, you may want to read the "Prevention tips" section
to avoid this problem in the future.

If this method did not work for you,
turn your printer off, and then try Method C.
Method C: Use Control Panel to cancel printing
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This method is a bit fancier. We will use Control Panel to try to cancel
printing.

But what exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to cancel
printing only a single document, or are there other print jobs that you want to
cancel? And are all the print job yours, or are there print jobs that other
people have sent to the printer? If you have to cancel documents that other
people have sent to the printer, you must have Computer Administrator status or
you must have permission to cancel the print jobs. If you are using your own
printer, you most likely have Computer Administrator status. If you are printing
to a shared printer, you might have to ask the system administrator to cancel
the print job for you.

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.
Note If you cancel a print job that you did want to
print, make sure that you send the print job to the printer again.

If
this method worked for you, you are finished with this article. However, you may
want to read the "Prevention tips" section to avoid this problem in the
future.

If this method did not work for you, make sure that your printer
is turned off, and then try Method D.
Method D: Stop the print spooler and delete all spooled
files
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If you tried Methods A through C and you were not successful, Method D should
work for you. If you came to Method D immediately only to delete a print job,
some of what we say here might not apply to you, so please bear with
us.

Method D is somewhat more complex and will require a bit more work
than the other methods, but don't worry. Method D looks much more difficult than
it really is.

First, in case that you don't know how printing works, here
is a short explanation. Print jobs are sent to the printer as spooled files.
This means that the files are put in a temporary location so that the printer
can access a print queue and print jobs at its own speed. If you stop the
spooler and its files, most of the time, you both cancel printing and delete the
print job.

Note To use this method, you must have Computer
Administrator status. If you are using your own printer, you most likely have
Computer Administrator status. If you are printing to a shared printer, you
might have to ask the system administrator to cancel the print job for you.
Step 1: Start Notepad
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To stop the print spooler and its files, we will have you create and run a
script file that will automatically stop the service. This sounds difficult, but
it really isn't. Just follow these steps carefully.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type notepad, and then click OK.
    Notice that a blank Notepad document opens.

Step 2: Copy a command script to Notepad
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Now we will have you copy and paste some commands to the Notepad document.

  1. Carefully select (highlight) all the following text:
    net stop spooler
    del
    %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
    del
    %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
    net start spooler
  2. Right-click the text that you selected, and then click Copy.
  3. In Notepad, right-click in the blank document, and then click Paste.
  4. Carefully select (highlight) all the following text:
    C:\DeletePrintJobs.cmd
  5. Right-click the text that you selected, and then click Copy.
  6. In Notepad, click Save As on the
    File menu.
  7. In the File Name box, right-click, and
    then click Paste.

    Note Notice that
    this file name differs from most other file names that you might have seen. That
    is because this file is a command script file.
  8. Click Save.

Step 3: Run the command script file
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Now that you have created the command script file, you will run it. To run it,
you will copy and paste the name of the command script file in the Run box.

  1. Carefully select (highlight) all the following text:
    C:\DeletePrintJobs.cmd
  2. Right-click the text that you selected, and then click Copy.
  3. Click Start, and then click Run.
  4. In the Open box, right-click, and then
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  5. Click OK.
  6. Notice that the Command Prompt window opens to run the command script
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    the command script file has finished running. If you do not see the Command
    Prompt window open, check that you saved the command script file by using the
    correct name and that you entered the correct command script file name in the
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Note If this method does
not work the first time, or if you cannot print anything after you use this
method, restart your computer, and then try again.

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Stop Printing


Hi and thank you for using fixya:
To stop your printer from printing while printing press stop or cancel in your printer control center. Also you can click stop or pause on your computer print dialog box,
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To cancel one or more print jobs, follow these steps.


1. Go to Control panel - Printers .
2. Right-click the icon for your printer, and then click

Open.
3. To cancel individual print jobs, right-click the print job

that you want to cancel, and then click Cancel.
4. To cancel all print jobs, click Cancel All Documents on

the Printer menu.

Alternatively if this doesnt work you have to restart the spooler service

1.Go to Control Panel - Click Administrative Tools.
2.Double-click Services.
3. Stop the service called Print Spooler.
4. Click Start to restart the Print Spooler. Then click OK.


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Delete Queued Print Job If a print job is corruptand does not print clearly, does not print at all or is preventingother queued jobs from printing, delete the queued job.
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  2. At the Printer window, select the print job, under 'Document Name' column, to highlight it.

  3. From the 'Document' menu, select 'Cancel'.

  4. Repeat steps two and three to cancel another print job.

  5. Ifthe print job cannot be cancelled or will not stop printing, shut downthe compuer, disconnect the printer cable and then restart the computer.
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You can also cancel a print job from the printer by pressing Cancel on the control panel. This applies to whatever is currently printing.
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If you don't have it and you're on Windows, click Start: Control Panels: Printers. Find your printer.

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Press the printer key. The printer screen will appear, and reset job will be an option. You must clear the print queue on the computer or it will just get sent again.

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Try cleaning your heads with appropriate solution. Then, cancel all print jobs. Try again. If it does the same i would turn it off, inplug all the cables, replug all and turn on. Try again. If still no good, completely unistall printer then reinstall it. Try once more. Good luck

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