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Spooling subsystem error. I can print some things but some things get stuck and I cannot even delete them.

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Click "start" and go to "Run"

Type "services.msc" at the prompt which will open the Services
window.

Scroll down the alphabetical list in the right window pane until you come
to the entry with the name "Print Spooler"

Right-click this entry, then select "stop". This will stop the computer
running the process that holds your print queues.

Leaving that window open for now, click again on "Start", and then click
"My Computer" to open a Windows Explorer window.

We've stopped the queue service, now we just have to clear the jam that is already there. To do this we navigate to the print spool folder which is hiding within the Windows folders. Usually Windows is installed on C: drive, but you should be able to tell when the Explorer window opens which drive it is on.

The usual path to the spool folder is C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS, but yours may be slightly different. Your windows drive may have another name for instance, but this would be uncommon. So click on your Windows drive (usually C), then double-click on the Windows folder, and then find the System32 folder and double-click on that. Windows may warn you that you are about to view system files, but click "View files anyway" message and search out the "spool folder". Within the Spool folder is your Printers folder, and you should open that.

Delete every file within this folder to empty the jammed print queue (pressing the "ctrl" and "a" keys will select all files and then you can just hit "delete").

Close the explorer window now that we have emptied the cleared spool files and return to your Services window. We must re-start the Printer spooler service, and do so by right-clicking the Print Spooler entry and selecting "Start" from the list. Close the services window and try printing again.

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I cant get a print job to delete from the queue and its holding up all the other jobs


To delete print jobs stuck in the print queue on Windows:

  1. Click Start ? click Control Panel ? click Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right-click on the Lexmark print object and select Cancel All Documents.
  3. If that doesn't clear the queue, restart your computer.

If print job(s) still remain in the queue even after doing the steps above:
Stop the Print Spooler service from the Services console

  1. Click Start ? click Run ? type cmd ? click OK.
  2. Type net stop spooler at the command prompt ? hit Enter on the keyboard.

Clear the SPOOL folder

  1. Click Start ? click Run ? type spool ? click OK.
  2. Open PRINTERS folder ? delete all files in the folder.
Start the Print Spooler service from the Services console
  1. Click Start ? click Run ? type cmd ? click OK.
  2. Type net start spooler at the command prompt ? hit Enter on the keyboard.

Try to print again after clearing the print queue.


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Troubleshooting Printer Spooling Problems


At its most basic definition a printer spooler retrieves the data for a requested print task and performs the required print even if it is not printing multiple print jobs. The simplest explanation, and where you should start, is in the task manager. Under "processes" in the task manager look for a file called spoolso.exe or spoolsv.exe; if these files are not present it simply means that the process has been stopped and needs to be restarted. This can be done by running "net start spooler" command. In the start menu bring click on the "run" option and type the command in the box prompt. Sometimes a faulty printer driver is the cause. This is hard to determine in any sort of certainty, but a simple reinstallation of the drives is simple and easy enough for virtually any user. Uninstall and reinstall your printer driver; if the printer works after the reinstallation you are safe and ready to print. The next step would be to check if old printer drivers are still installed on the computer. These can sometimes conflict with each other allowing an old print driver to be the spooler and not the proper driver for the current printer. Remember to clear the printer's queue before removing the old drivers. A last attempt at solving printer spooler problems is to manually delete the files in the printer driver. These will all be either .shd or .spl file types and are located in the temporary directories of your printer spooler subsystem. Whatever you do, do not delete the spooler subsystem app. This can cause even worse printer problems and in rare cases can cause major printer failures and errors. Should none of these work or solve the problem, it is in your best interest to seek a professional in the matter of solving the problem. Most printer spooler problems can be solved by the user in a few short steps.

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My HP Photosmart C4280 stopped printing documents.


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Delete document manually from the path mentioned below:

1) Press windows + R an then type spool
2) Go to PRINTERS folder.
3) Delete the files present in there.

If not able to delete then
1) Open command prompt.
2) type "net stop spooler" and then delete the files
3)Again type "net start spooler"

Your stuck document is now cleaned. You can start printing your document again.

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Won't print. Red light blinking


Reboot your computer and power down your printer. Leave them off for about 30 minutes or even overnight. (In other words, leave the computer and printer off more than a few minutes--some of the printers take more than 5 minutes before they'll clear their memories--a quick reboot won't do it.)

When deleting print copies it is safer to use the delete button on the printer than to delete from your computer, as then the copies don't get hung up in spooling.

I've had to do this a few times with Vista and printers, as things get held up in spooling on a regular basis.

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The issue occurs because of a corrupted printer driver installed and because of the Vista OS that keeps updating.

-Open up c:\windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS

-Delete the contents of the directory (not the directory).

-Restart the print spool service. (service.msc)

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If I send same data from PC to printer it works fine.
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Been working on my computer for two hours on this problem!
i could not cancel what was in the spool
do this
If you are on Vista Home Premium, go through the following steps to clear "deleted" print jobs from the print queue.

1) Go to Control Panel
2) Select System and Maintenance
3) Select Administrative Tools
4) Double-click on Services
5) In the list of services, scroll down until you find one called "Print Spooler"
6) Right-click on "Print Spooler" and select "Restart"
7) The "deleted" jobs will disappear and any queued jobs in your print queue will print

Hope this helps. I figured it out on my own without any assistance from the paid professionals

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