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STom
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:56 pm    Post subject: Deleting a document from a print queue
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I have seen this on multiple printers...Canon S450, HP etc when you go to
delete what appears to be a currently printing document out of the printers
queue. You can see that it says deleting but it just sits there and never
goes away. Then you can't print anything else.

You try shutting off the printer, rebooting the machine and it doesn't work.

How the heck can you force this document to really be deleted and free up
the printer?

Thanks.

STom
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Byte2
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 10:53 am    Post subject: RE: Deleting a document from a print queue [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I just deleted a print job but it stays on the queue. It was reported
deleting and it did not disappear after a long time. What shall I do?
This is a software problem with Microsoft printing system. The job has been
deleted. Though it still appear on the print queue, it will not be printed.
other jobs in the queue will take over and will not be affected. The job will
disappear when the system times out.
Therefore, you can ignore this shortcoming.

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I'm no expert, but I did stay at
the Holiday Inn Express last night.


"STom" wrote:

 > I have seen this on multiple printers...Canon S450, HP etc when you go to
 > delete what appears to be a currently printing document out of the printers
 > queue. You can see that it says deleting but it just sits there and never
 > goes away. Then you can't print anything else.
 >
 > You try shutting off the printer, rebooting the machine and it doesn't work.
 >
 > How the heck can you force this document to really be deleted and free up
 > the printer?
 >
 > Thanks.
 >
 > STom
 >
 >
 >
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STom
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Deleting a document from a print queue [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Actually, no, no other documents will print, that is what my problem is.

I know what you mean by it timing out, but this darn thing is keeping
anything else from getting through to the printer. Or maybe I didn't wait
long enough for the second job to start. I'm not sure.

STom
"Byte" wrote in message

 >I just deleted a print job but it stays on the queue. It was reported
 > deleting and it did not disappear after a long time. What shall I do?
 > This is a software problem with Microsoft printing system. The job has
 > been
 > deleted. Though it still appear on the print queue, it will not be
 > printed.
 > other jobs in the queue will take over and will not be affected. The job
 > will
 > disappear when the system times out.
 > Therefore, you can ignore this shortcoming.
 >
 > --
 > I'm no expert, but I did stay at
 > the Holiday Inn Express last night.
 >
 >
 > "STom" wrote:
 >
  >> I have seen this on multiple printers...Canon S450, HP etc when you go to
  >> delete what appears to be a currently printing document out of the
  >> printers
  >> queue. You can see that it says deleting but it just sits there and never
  >> goes away. Then you can't print anything else.
  >>
  >> You try shutting off the printer, rebooting the machine and it doesn't
  >> work.
  >>
  >> How the heck can you force this document to really be deleted and free up
  >> the printer?
  >>
  >> Thanks.
  >>
  >> STom
  >>
  >>
  >>
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Peter
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Since: Apr 28, 2005
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Deleting a document from a print queue [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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My printer does that occasionally and the only solution I found was to
uninstall and then reinstall the printer using the CD that came with it.

--
Peter
Toronto, Canada
XP Home SP2
P4 dual HT @ 3.0ghz, 1.0gb RAM, 160gb HD
"STom" wrote in message

 > Actually, no, no other documents will print, that is what my problem is.
 >
 > I know what you mean by it timing out, but this darn thing is keeping
 > anything else from getting through to the printer. Or maybe I didn't wait
 > long enough for the second job to start. I'm not sure.
 >
 > STom


  >>I just deleted a print job but it stays on the queue. It was reported
  >> deleting and it did not disappear after a long time. What shall I do?
  >> This is a software problem with Microsoft printing system. The job has
  >> been
  >> deleted. Though it still appear on the print queue, it will not be
  >> printed.
  >> other jobs in the queue will take over and will not be affected. The job
  >> will
  >> disappear when the system times out.
  >> Therefore, you can ignore this shortcoming.
  >>
  >> --
  >> I'm no expert, but I did stay at
  >> the Holiday Inn Express last night.
  >>
  >>
  >> "STom" wrote:
  >>
   >>> I have seen this on multiple printers...Canon S450, HP etc when you go
   >>> to
   >>> delete what appears to be a currently printing document out of the
   >>> printers
   >>> queue. You can see that it says deleting but it just sits there and
   >>> never
   >>> goes away. Then you can't print anything else.
   >>>
   >>> You try shutting off the printer, rebooting the machine and it doesn't
   >>> work.
   >>>
   >>> How the heck can you force this document to really be deleted and free
   >>> up
   >>> the printer?
   >>>
   >>> Thanks.
   >>>
   >>> STom
   >>>
   >>>
   >>>
 >
 >
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tx1477
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Since: Jun 05, 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: Deleting a document from a print queue [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I've tried reinstalling my HP printer and I still have the same problem. If
there is a document in #1 position that won't delete, I can't print anything
else. I have a new HP7210 printer and they blame it on XP. I'm ready to go
back to Windows 98

"Peter" wrote:

> My printer does that occasionally and the only solution I found was to
> uninstall and then reinstall the printer using the CD that came with it.
>
> --
> Peter
> Toronto, Canada
> XP Home SP2
> P4 dual HT @ 3.0ghz, 1.0gb RAM, 160gb HD
> "STom" wrote in message
>
> > Actually, no, no other documents will print, that is what my problem is.
> >
> > I know what you mean by it timing out, but this darn thing is keeping
> > anything else from getting through to the printer. Or maybe I didn't wait
> > long enough for the second job to start. I'm not sure.
> >
> > STom
> > "Byte" wrote in message
> >
> >>I just deleted a print job but it stays on the queue. It was reported
> >> deleting and it did not disappear after a long time. What shall I do?
> >> This is a software problem with Microsoft printing system. The job has
> >> been
> >> deleted. Though it still appear on the print queue, it will not be
> >> printed.
> >> other jobs in the queue will take over and will not be affected. The job
> >> will
> >> disappear when the system times out.
> >> Therefore, you can ignore this shortcoming.
> >>
> >> --
> >> I'm no expert, but I did stay at
> >> the Holiday Inn Express last night.
> >>
> >>
> >> "STom" wrote:
> >>
> >>> I have seen this on multiple printers...Canon S450, HP etc when you go
> >>> to
> >>> delete what appears to be a currently printing document out of the
> >>> printers
> >>> queue. You can see that it says deleting but it just sits there and
> >>> never
> >>> goes away. Then you can't print anything else.
> >>>
> >>> You try shutting off the printer, rebooting the machine and it doesn't
> >>> work.
> >>>
> >>> How the heck can you force this document to really be deleted and free
> >>> up
> >>> the printer?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks.
> >>>
> >>> STom
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >
> >
>
>
>
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Earl F. Parrish
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Since: Mar 23, 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: Deleting a document from a print queue [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"tx1477" wrote in message

> I've tried reinstalling my HP printer and I still have the same
> problem. If
> there is a document in #1 position that won't delete, I can't
> print anything
> else. I have a new HP7210 printer and they blame it on XP. I'm
> ready to go
> back to Windows 98
>
> "Peter" wrote:
>
>> My printer does that occasionally and the only solution I found
>> was to
>> uninstall and then reinstall the printer using the CD that came
>> with it.
>>
>> --
>> Peter
>> Toronto, Canada
>> XP Home SP2
>> P4 dual HT @ 3.0ghz, 1.0gb RAM, 160gb HD
>> "STom" wrote in message
>>
>> > Actually, no, no other documents will print, that is what my
>> > problem is.
>> >
>> > I know what you mean by it timing out, but this darn thing is
>> > keeping
>> > anything else from getting through to the printer. Or maybe I
>> > didn't wait
>> > long enough for the second job to start. I'm not sure.
>> >
>> > STom
>> > "Byte" wrote in message
>> >
>> >>I just deleted a print job but it stays on the queue. It was
>> >>reported
>> >> deleting and it did not disappear after a long time. What
>> >> shall I do?
>> >> This is a software problem with Microsoft printing system. The
>> >> job has
>> >> been
>> >> deleted. Though it still appear on the print queue, it will
>> >> not be
>> >> printed.
>> >> other jobs in the queue will take over and will not be
>> >> affected. The job
>> >> will
>> >> disappear when the system times out.
>> >> Therefore, you can ignore this shortcoming.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> I'm no expert, but I did stay at
>> >> the Holiday Inn Express last night.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "STom" wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> I have seen this on multiple printers...Canon S450, HP etc
>> >>> when you go
>> >>> to
>> >>> delete what appears to be a currently printing document out
>> >>> of the
>> >>> printers
>> >>> queue. You can see that it says deleting but it just sits
>> >>> there and
>> >>> never
>> >>> goes away. Then you can't print anything else.
>> >>>
>> >>> You try shutting off the printer, rebooting the machine and
>> >>> it doesn't
>> >>> work.
>> >>>
>> >>> How the heck can you force this document to really be deleted
>> >>> and free
>> >>> up
>> >>> the printer?
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks.
>> >>>
>> >>> STom

Turn off the Print Spooler in Services under Administrative Tools.
You can then use Windows Explorer to go to System32\Spool\Printers
to delete the offending jobs. Stopping the Print Spooler service
will also turn off the Fax Service, so turn it back on after
Starting the Print Spooler again.

--
Earl F. Parrish
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wolfcry044



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:27 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Thank you very much, the post just above mine ^ helped me to understand how to fix that pesky problem where the printer Cache would stick. It hasn't fixed the problem entirely, documents still get stuck in continuous cache, but at least I can stop it when it happens and print the documents I want to print without having to scratch my head at what in the world to do next. : )

I know the last post here was 3 and a half years ago, but well, if the person who posted the above post see's this ever, thank you. Saved me alot of hassle.
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