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Go to start-in the run or search box-put in services.msc-hit enter-look for print spooler-left click on it-hit stop-then hit start or restart.
restart pc or go back to printers and faxes cancel print jobs stuck in the queue again.close printers and faxes and open it to check if queue already cleared up.that should do it.

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What to do if after canceling the printing in queue document its status is still showing deleting ?


Give it a few minutes. Sometimes it takes awhile to delete the document.

If that fails, turn off the printer, wait a minute, then turn it back on. The document should be deleted.

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I cancelled a document while it was printing and it is still in my queue days later as deleting and it wont let me print anything else or restart that print job.


The best way to delete the print job is to turn the printer off, then disconnect the cable from the printer to the computer. Turn the printer on with the cables off, and go to your computer and delete the document, Then once it's deleted, turn the printer off again, and then hook the cable back up. Then turn the printer back on. That should do it.

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When i try to uninstall my lexmark x1190 it comes up printing not finished


Try to clear the Lexmark print queue from pending/stuck print jobs so you can successfully uninstall the Lexmark software/ printer driver. Here's how:
  1. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET STOP SPOOLER (this will stop the print spooler service)
  2. Browse to your windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\ folder. You should see files there ending in .SPL and .SHD created around the time you tried to print - delete these files.
  3. Browse to Start -> Run... and type in NET START SPOOLER (this will restart the print spooler service)
After successfully clearing the print queue, uninstall the printer software by going to Start menu > Programs > Lexmark 1100 Series folder > Tools > Uninstall. Reboot your pc when prompted.
Hope this helps.

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Printing blocked by a document showing being deleted


Sounds like a stuck document is in the print queue. Try to clear the print queue first before sending another print job otherwise it will just accumulate in the queue. The steps below will help you clear the queue.
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Document in queue wont print or delete


Hi,

Click on the link below and follow the steps mentioned.

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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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Hp printer power light keeps blinking -- wont print any document


Turn both your printer and computer off then after a few minutes turn back on. This should cancel the print job.

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Three weeks ago, I purchased a Black (No.4) and a Colour (No.5) Valuepack Cartridges for my Lexmark X2690 All-In-One printer from Refresh Cartridges/UK. After installing both cartridges, I printed a Test...


ok what should do is when you finish printing one page wait for some few mins before printing another page ok. that could help or unistall and reinstall your printer again and apply this method i just showed you. thanks

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Print queue will not clear after printing


dear sir

this is a typical usb inkjet printer problem

just follow the steps

open notepad

and copy paste

net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.shd
del %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.spl
net start spooler

and save as delete.bat file on desktop

run this file and reboot the machine

and run this file again

now print queue will get cleared

thanks

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Unable to clear printer queue


I had a related problem. Couldn't delete a job from the queue nohow. I wound up deleting various processes (CTRL ALT DEL PROCESSES tab) and it cleared it.

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