Stuck Print Jobs on Windows

Sometimes your various print jobs might get stuck in the printer’s queue. If you’ve tried deleting the job in the printer’s job list (right-click and select delete). Below are the steps I follow:

If you are on Vista, Windows XP or Windows 7, go through the following steps to restart the printer spooled files.

  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. Select System and Maintenance (skip this step for Windows 7)
  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

These are other print spool solutions from Windows as well.

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Christina Hawkins

1 Comment

  1. Julian Stapley on May 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Can’t find information like this all the time. Good stuff.

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