Sun 23 Aug, 2009 05:23 pm
I try to print a web page or word document or anything, and it has always gotten stuck in the printing queue, and i delete everything in the queue and try to reprint and it wont print. I have tried a wireless printer on a network and a printer plugged into my computer, and the same thing happens for both. Does anyone have some advice?
It would help if you told us specifics about your printer and your computer.
that happens to me all the time.
I have to turn the computer and printer off and then restart them. For added measure I disconnect and re-connect the USB cord connecting the printer to the 'puter.
me too panzade...always works for me.
In addition to what the others have said. Do you have the latest print drivers for your printer?
USB seems fairly unreliable. XP and Vista frequently don't seem to recognize that a printer connected via USB is there. If you have an external hub, is the little red light for the device lit? Is the device there when you check "My computer":
I run Vista 64bit home premium, all the current drivers are installed as far as im concerned, and the printers are a hp officejet 6210 on the wireless network and an hp psc 2175 usb connected, what else is needed to know that is relevant to my problem?
I relayed the easy fix...now we wait for a tekkie for the convoluted fix
well printing to the usb printer is working now, i think ive isolated the problem to the wireless printer and that was clogging the printing queue so that i couldnt print to other computers either
that makes sense...good on you
did you do the usb fix I suggested?
i just reset the printer, but i also deleted all the printers and then the usb printer miraculously worked, i think it was the printer spooler that wasnt working
From Linda Mirich:
For Hp and most printers using 2007 and earlier.
At the Start Orb in the "search" box type:
cmd [push enter]
You wil see cmd appear above. Right-click it and "run as Administrator".
This will give you an elevated command prompt. Type:
net stop spooler [push enter] ( you are in a special place...dos...so type carefully)
You should get a confirmation that the print spooler is stopping.
Then spooler is stopped.
Reboot computer you should be free
go back to the cmd prompt and
net start spooler [push enter]