Windows 10: Windows says "Printing", but nothing happening

Discus and support Windows says "Printing", but nothing happening in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a 1 month old laptop and this is my first Win10 machine (long time Win7 user). I have it connected wirelessly to a HP Officejet 4500 G510n-z. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by theoldwizard1, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Windows says "Printing", but nothing happening


    I have a 1 month old laptop and this is my first Win10 machine (long time Win7 user). I have it connected wirelessly to a HP Officejet 4500 G510n-z. I downloaded and installed the latest version of the HP print drivers.

    For the most part, everything works fine, but have a problem. If I print something and the printer is turned OFF, Win10 tells me the printer is not ready (just like Win7). If I then turn the printer ON, Windows says it is printing, but the printer is obviously not receiving anything. This works as expected in Win7.

    The only way to get printing to actually start is ...

    From a CMD window (running as Administrator)

    net stop spooler
    DEL /F /S /Q %systemroot%\System32\spool\PRINTERS\*
    net start spooler
    ... and re-print the document. Suggestions ? (besides leave the printer turned on 100% of the time *sarc !)

    :)
     
    theoldwizard1, Sep 28, 2019
    #1
  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, 2019
    #2
  3. Print to PDF missing in Printer List

    Hi William,

    We suggest that you disable and re-enable the Print to PDF feature. Here are the steps:

    • Click on the Start menu and type in Windows Features.
    • Choose Turn Windows features on or off.
    • On the next window, find Microsoft Print to PDF and disable it. Click
      OK to save changes.
    • Restart your PC.
    • Repeat the same steps to re-enable Microsoft Print to PDF.
    If the issue persists, we suggest that you perform the troubleshooting steps suggested on the link below under
    Advanced:

    Fix printer problems

    Regards.
     
    Rolando Vil, Sep 28, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows says "Printing", but nothing happening

    Printing web pages in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for the update and apologies for late response.

    • Are you able to print via Internet Explorer 11?
    • What kind of contents and extensions do you want to print?
    I suggest you to perform the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps:

    Method 1: I suggest you to follow the steps below to print documents in the Windows 10 Edge browser and check if it helps:


    • Once the document is open in Edge, press
      Ctrl+P or More actions button at the top last end of the browser.

    • Click Print as PDF button.

    • Check if the document prints as expected.
    If the above steps did not work, try the next methods.

    Method 2: Set your printer as default.


    • Press Windows key and type
      Control Panel
      .

    • Click on view by and select large icons.

    • Open Devices and printers.

    • Right click on your printer and select set a default printer.
    Check if it helps. Please keep us posted on the issue. We will be happy to assist you accordingly.
     
    Niranjan Manjhi, Sep 28, 2019
    #4
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