Windows 10: Cannot start print job

Discus and support Cannot start print job in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I can't get the calendar to print out. It has a message saying "Cannot start print job". I finally did get it to print but it only printed a few... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by TriciaBurt, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Cannot start print job


    I can't get the calendar to print out. It has a message saying "Cannot start print job". I finally did get it to print but it only printed a few squares, not the entire calendar. I'm about ready to pull out my hair in frustration..

    :)
     
    TriciaBurt, Sep 28, 2018
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  2. Tom-Con Win User

    Windows print problem. Every Time! Printer prints job, but on PC it still says "Printing" and no additional job will print.

    This happens EVERY time.

    It happens on two different printers on two different networks (at home and at work)....so it is a WINDOWS problem, not a PRINTER problem.

    Send a job to the printer.

    It completes and prints JUST FINE. All is well.

    THEN==>>

    In the printer window for that printer, it continues to say "Printing" (forever!) even tho the job has successfully completed. If i highlight the job and "Delete" it, it says "Deleting"....forever. No other print job sent will print, as they are all blocked
    behind the job that has already successfully printed, and that cannot be manually deleted, either.

    So, EVERY TIME the queue must be manually cleared out. The only way i can print another job is a 3-step process

    • Go to Services, Stop print queue.
    • Go to PRINTERS folder, delete all files.
    • Go back to Services, and START print queue.

    After those three steps, I can print again...exactly one print job...then it happens the same again for that job. Obviously this is a complete hassle.

    I would like specific and definitive instructions not on how to now get WINDOWS to work "normally"...so that when a print job successfully prints and is done, the queue for that printer shows as empty, and so more print jobs can be sent.

    If this were a very intermittent occasional problem it might be tolerable. But it happens EVERY TIME with EVERY PRINTER.

    Help!
     
    Tom-Con, Sep 28, 2018
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  3. Windows 10 print jobs disappear

    I followed all these steps.

    The print jobs still disappear.
     
    Stephen999999, Sep 28, 2018
    #3
  4. Cannot start print job

    print job stuck in queue

    I have an HP Photosmart 7520 Series printer and last week tried to print a document from my computer using Windows 10 that was 47.8 MB in size. It only printed about 1/4" on the page and the rest was blank. I had to leave, but the next day, when I tried
    to print a new job and would not print, I saw that the print job from day before was still in queue, so I selected and hit delete. I cannot get the job to delete using following:

    1. rebooted computer and printer (including unplugging power cord on computer and router as printer is wireless)

    2. tried all suggestions from HP website including trying to stop printer spooler so I could delete the file, but "stop" option was disabled.

    These are instructions:

    • Control Panel > icon view > Administrative
      Tools
      > Services >
    • Scroll down, find, andStop Print Spooler Service
    • Delete files from C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS
    • Start Print Spooler Service

    3. I even tried deleting the files manually through Windows Explorer
    (
    C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS) but I got a message that the files were open so they could not be deleted. This is the closest I got.

    4. I checked all settings on the printer and was able to print configuration page

    I can print from my phone without a problem but I just cannot get that print job to come off the queue.

    PLEASE HELP! (I am not an expert so I appreciate explicit instructions that do not need a computer science degree)
     
    MariaGoede, Sep 28, 2018
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