Printing Problem with Windows 7


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Don Green

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!
 
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Andrew

Don Green said:
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.
 
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GlowingBlueMist

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.
 

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