How many times you had wanted to print a document, and it never printed because it was stuck in the printer pool. Now if, you are wondering why it is stuck, Even your tech guy will have a hard time resolving this issue. The worst part is that some of these jobs do not get deleted from the Printer Queue.
This situation is called as “stuck printer job” and many a times I had seen that it has not allowed to print any other document till this was cleared. Though Modern algorithms should be handling this well, but if you ever get into this kind of technical issue, below is a simple solution.
Stalled Printer Repair is a free application, which allows you to magically get off this pain by detecting any stuck / stalled print job in any of your printer application and purges them.
It comes with one simple button which hits all the Printer Spool, which is a common area for printers. It will just purge everything which means anything else in the queue also gets off.
Now your question is how does it do it ? No Magic beans here, below is what it does, and you can do manually if you don’t want this application which is free and portable.
The Manual Process to Purge Stalled Print Jobs
- Make sure all print jobs are complete and that no new print jobs are being submitted.
- Double-click Services in the Printer Control Panel and stop the “Print Spooler” service.
- Open the C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32SPOOLPRINTERS in My Computer.
- Delete all files located in this folder. Files in the Printers are named xxxx.spl, xxxx.shd where xxxx is a hexadecimal number. Files with .shd and .spl extensions are printer files.
- Double-click Services in the Control Panel and start the “Print Spooler” services.
- Re-print any print jobs.
If you are using Windows 7, I would suggest you check out the Printer Management Interface which is really cool.
Lastly, don’t do all those stuff, seriously download it from here