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Print Jobs Won't Delete From Que?


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#1 WitsEnd

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:09 PM

How come when I try to cancel a print job it just sits there and says "deleting"? but nothing happens???

I've had this problem with every PC I've ever used, so either I'm doing something wrong or there is a major bug in WinXP.

What I did was: realized I printed the wrong document, an 80 pg doc., oops! So the first thing I do is go to the printer icon in the system tray and double click, then I right click the print job and select 'cancel'. Nothing happens. (it says "deleting print job" but it never deletes. So I turn off the printer, this stops the printing but the job is still in que and the next time I try to print the correct document it's stuck behind the one the one that is "deleting".

I even reboot the PC, and try to print the correct document but the 80pg. doc starts printing again!! ARGHHH!!!

Is it just me or is there something wrong the funcionality of this feature??? I'm not sure how but after several minnutes of rebooting, turning off the printer, cancelling the print job and pulling out my hair, the print job finally goes way.

What is the official way to cancel a print job?

Thanks in advance!!

Steve

Edited by WitsEnd, 08 August 2006 - 08:11 PM.


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#2 TMacK

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 09:55 PM

This is from the Windows XP Newsgroups,give it a try....

Right click on My Computer, then click on Manage.
Down at the bottom on the left side you will see a section called Services.
Click to Highlight.

On the right side, scroll down until you see Print Spooler.
Right Click on Print Spooler, and click on Stop.
Keep this window open.
Open My Computer.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\Spool

Delete all of the files in the Directory, but DO NOT delete any of the
folders or anything in the folders.

Close this window.

Go back to the services window.

Right Click on Print Spooler. Then click on start.

The jobs should now be gone.
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Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:29 PM

this is still happening on windows 7??!! i hate this bug.

win7 fix a bit different: click the "restart" button in services:

Right click on My Computer, then click on Manage.
Down at the bottom on the left side you will see a section called Services.
Click to Highlight.

On the right side, scroll down until you see Print Spooler.
Right Click on Print Spooler, and click on Stop.and click "restart".

(deleted items will be deleted and the jobs in que will start to print.)

Edited by datastrain, 25 August 2011 - 07:32 PM.

a million monkeys using windows will eventually produce all possible error messages... eventually...

#4 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:58 PM

The job gets dumped into the printers ram, so it's hard to get rid of sometimes. I wish there was a "clear memory" button on all printers. Best solution for me is to unplug the printer from the wall for 5-10 minutes.
And try to be precise and careful when printing big jobs!

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:19 AM

Why are we responding...to a 2008 topic...with Win 7 "answers" when the topic is in XP?

FWIW: I (also) find that unplugging and uninstalling the printer...takes care of most print spooler problems I have encountered.

Louis




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