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Unplug printer, reboot PC, put it all back, then it should all either go away, be able to be deleted or it may even print...
See this will clear any buffers that are storing the print job. usually removing from USB & Power, turning printer OFF, Turn PC OFF and then, reconnect, printer, to power and USB turn ON, then start the PC, then first thing go to printer properties and see if the print jobs are still there, if so, either restart, cancel etc...

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I have a document stuck in the print queue, which won't cancel or restart, help!


Turn off printer for 2 minutes @ least, turn back on, or delete printer and re-install printer. Go to HPsupport website enter your printer model info update drivers.

Jan 28, 2012 | HP PSC 1510 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer was working, but is not now. All cables are hooked up properly and have been disconnected and reconnected. I have several documents in the memory to be printed, but the printer will not respond. ...


Here are four things you can try; may not have to perfom all:

Check to see if your printer is off-Line

1.Open the Printers, Printer and Faxes, or Device and Printers folder.

To do this:

Windows XP users; Click on Start > Settings > Printers an Faxes or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

Windows Vista users; Click on Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

Windows 7 users; Click on Start > Device and Printers.

2.Right-click on the printer object (icon), and select Use Printer Online.

3.Microsoft Windows 7 users will double-click on icon, select printer and then de-select Use Printer Offline.


Printer Paused

The printer or print queue is paused and the print queue icon remains in the notification area ('systray') of the task bar.

Explanation:This is typically an end user error. Hint: Dragging the mouse cursor over the print queue icon in the notification area will reveal (1,2,3) document(s) pending for (User name).

What to do:

•Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue.
•Click on Printer in the upper left-hand corner of the menu bar.
•Is there a check mark next to Pause Printing?

-If yes, click on Pause Printing to turn off this Windows feature.

-If no, confirm that there is a check mark next to Set As Default Printer and make sure Use Printer Offline is not selected.


Delete print jobs from the print queue

Access the print queue.

Delete all print jobs

• Click on Printer in the toolbar and then click on Cancel All Documents,
or
• Right-click in the print queue and select Cancel All Documents from the pop-up menu.

You can also delete individual print jobs

1.Highlight the individual job in the print queue by clicking on it.

2.Right-click on the highlighted job and select Cancel from the pop-up menu.

IMPORTANT! If a job is stuck in the print queue and cannot be deleted or canceled using the above steps, there may be an issue with the printer spooler that controls the printing options in Windows. If you observe this symptom, it may be necessary to stop and restart the print spooler; then retrun to delete print jobs.


How to Stop and Restart the Print Spooler

Problem:

Unable to cancel print jobs; Unable to print; Print queue is unresponsive; Locked print queue; Unable to print; Cannot cancel print job; Printer driver not responding

Solution:

The print spooler controls print options within Windows. A problem with the print spooler can affect printer driver performance and Windows print queue responsiveness. Stop and Start the print spooler to see if observed symptoms subside or remain.

Method 1: Using Administrative Tools

Step Action

1 Click on the Windows logo start button.

2 Click on Control Panel on the right-hand side of the start menu contents.

3 Click on Maintenance.
4 Click on Administrative Tools.

5 Click on Services. NOTE: You may have to provide an administrator profile and password.
6 Scroll through the list and look for Print Spooler.

7
The following two options are available to stop and start the print spooler:

•Click once on Print Spooler to highlight it, and then click on the Stop or Start links in the right-hand window pane,
or
•Double-click on Print Spooler, and click on the Stop button followed by the Start button.

8 Observe the status column in the Services window to verify that the print spooler is stopped or started as applicable.


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Dec 29, 2010 | Lexmark X5495 Printer

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How to i clear the queue with jobs waiting to print when the printer says printing but is not printing


Try pressing cancel on the printer first. Then, open the print queue by opening the printers folder, and double-clicking the printer icon for your printer. Try to select the jobs there and cancel them. If that doesn't work, turn off the printer, and wait for the title bar of the print queue to say "use printer offline". If it doesn't change on the title bar of the queue, then select "use printer offline" from the file menu of the print queue. Then try to delete the print job. If this still doesn't work, leave the printer off and reboot the computer, then try to delete the print job again if it is still in the queue. If none of these work, remove and then reinstall the printer as a last resort.

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MY LEXMARKX5650 THERE IS A DOCUMENT STUCK IN MY QUEUE. IT SAYS DELETING BUT IT DOESNT DELETE I CANT PRINT MY OTHER DOCUMENTS I REALLY DONT WANT TO HAVE TO RESTART THE PC IHAVE A FILLED IN DOCUMENT THAT...


Disconnect the printer from the computer. Open the print queue, and be sure that the title bar says "printer offline". If it doesn't, select "use printer offline" from the file menu. Then try to delete the file multiple times if necessary to clear the queue. You may have to reboot the computer, but try this first. Also, you can try pressing cancel on the printer itself. If none of this works, disconnect the printer from power for 10 minutes, and try again. Good luck!!

Sep 29, 2010 | Lexmark X4650 InkJet Printer

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Printer keeps printing page after page of meaningless symbols.


Did you have document in queue?If you have delete all documents in queue and restart the computer.Then restart printer.Wait to document in queue deleting.If you haven't documents in queue reinstall the drivers.First delete old, reset computer and install new.

Nov 04, 2009 | HP DeskJet 940c InkJet Printer

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Same Problem - Printer Says Offline


try reinstalling all drivers,, and cancell all prints. before.. take an test print from , control panel ---printer-- print a test page..

Sep 27, 2009 | Brother MFC-410CN All-In-One InkJet...

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IT SAYS ITS OFFLINE, I NEED IT ONLINE.


Hi,
perform the syeps below if you are using XP Operating SystemL
Step 1:
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Determine if the printer is paused or offline :
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1.Open the printers folder, if necessary.
a.Click the Start icon.
b.Click Control Panel.
c.Click Hardware & Sounds.
NOTE: This step is not required when using Classic view in Windows Vista.
d.Click Printers.

2.Right-click the name of the printer and then click Open.
3.Click Printer.
4.Verify that Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline are not selected.
5.Press Esc to close the window without making any changes.
Step 2:
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Check for the default printer and USe printer Online in the printers and faxes folder.
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Click Start -->> Control panel -->> Hardware and sound-->> Printers-->>Change default printer. ---> Please Right Click on the printer icon which has tick mark and Select the options Use printer Online and Set as Default and also Select the option Resume printing.

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Document will not print


1. try right clicking the printer icon & use printer online
2. make sure print queue is zero otherwise delete them then try printing again

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Hp deskjet f340 series keep showing offline


hi,

follow the steps:

>unplug the usb cable from the back of the printer
> go to the printers folder inside the control panel
> right click on the printer icon and then click on delete.
> if the printer icon is deleted and if there are no more printer icons related to your printer, plug the usb cable back to the printer and wait for few minutes while it automatically installs the driver.
NB: if you are unable to delete the printer icon. then right click and click on "pause printing" and then again right click and clear the documents in queue. if it is done then delete it.

if you are unable to clean the documents in queue, then
click on Start-->Run, type "services.msc" and click ok.
Double click on print spoolers and then click on "Stop" and then click on "Start". Restart the computer. then try to delete the printer icon.

Thanks and regards,
Agnel

Feb 29, 2008 | HP Deskjet F340 All-In-One Printer

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