Printing Problem with Windows 7

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Don Green, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Don Green

    Don Green Guest

    I'm using Windows 7.

    When I try to print something, I find that nothing prints until I
    restart. Everything just stays in the queue, (the printer light
    blinks), but that's it.

    After I restart, everything in the queue prints, no problem.

    I'm grateful for your helpful suggestions.

    Thanks!
    Don Green, Apr 17, 2010
    #1
  2. Don Green

    Dave-UK Guest

    "Don Green" <> wrote in message news:...
    >
    > I'm using Windows 7.
    >
    > When I try to print something, I find that nothing prints until I
    > restart. Everything just stays in the queue, (the printer light
    > blinks), but that's it.
    >
    > After I restart, everything in the queue prints, no problem.
    >
    > I'm grateful for your helpful suggestions.
    >
    > Thanks!


    There's a batch file described here for printers not printing:
    http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/8...their-printer-queue-printer-wont-print-issue/
    Dave-UK, Apr 17, 2010
    #2
  3. Don Green

    Andrew Guest

    "Don Green" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I'm using Windows 7.
    >
    > When I try to print something, I find that nothing prints until I
    > restart. Everything just stays in the queue, (the printer light
    > blinks), but that's it.
    >
    > After I restart, everything in the queue prints, no problem.
    >
    > I'm grateful for your helpful suggestions.
    >
    > Thanks!


    Open a command window with admin priv's (start>all programs>accessories>
    right click on Command prompt and select run as admin.)
    Then type "net stop spooler" then after the spooler service has been
    stopped type "net start spooler."
    That should jumpstart your jobs.

    Or in to save a .bat file-- in Notepad open a new file.
    Type "net stop spooler"
    On a new line type "net start spooler"
    Save as yourfilename.bat on your desktop
    Right click on the new bat file and select run as admin.

    --
    Andrew


    --
    Andrew
    Andrew, Apr 17, 2010
    #3
  4. On 4/17/2010 12:54 PM, Don Green wrote:
    >
    > I'm using Windows 7.
    >
    > When I try to print something, I find that nothing prints until I
    > restart. Everything just stays in the queue, (the printer light
    > blinks), but that's it.
    >
    > After I restart, everything in the queue prints, no problem.
    >
    > I'm grateful for your helpful suggestions.
    >
    > Thanks!


    Depending on your printer drivers and such you may have the following
    option available.

    Right click on the printer icon and choose "Printer Properties"

    From there choose the "Advanced" tab.

    If available you should see some options similar to this:

    Spool print documents so program finishes faster
    Start printing after last page is spooled
    Start printing immediately
    Print directly to the printer


    If the Spool option and Start printing immediately are already choosen
    then you might switch to "Print directly to the printer" and see if that
    makes it work for you.

    You may notice that your computer may now pause while printing large
    documents as it is no longer handing the document over to the print
    spooler for buffering.
    GlowingBlueMist, Apr 18, 2010
    #4

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