HP Print Job Stuck in Queue-Here are 10 Powerful Solution to Clear Jammed Print Queues

This is the complete guide to Clear Print Job Stuck in Queue.

In this all new guide, you’ll learn:

  • Why print jobs get stuck in queue
  • How to clear print queues

So, if you want to reset your printing environment, hook up to this guide.

Why do Jobs get stuck in the print queue?

Print jobs get stuck in a queue primarily because of the Print spooler. This is a service that manages the printing process.

But this service can sometimes fail to function normally.

As a result,

The number of times that you tap the print button – actually gets in a queue and held in a reserved memory space area and a list of pending print jobs lie in wait for the next print.

At the end, we get no print-out.

Follow the instructions below to clear network printer queue.

Fix 1 – Use Command Prompt to delete print queue

Note: This guide works for Windows 10, 8 & 7.

  • Fire up the command prompt and run it as administrator.
  • In the pop-up window, type the following commands separately.

net stop spooler

del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q

net start spooler

This will clear print jobs stuck in deleting status

Fix 2 – Fire up Services Window

  • Launch the “RUN” dialogue box.
  • Type services.msc and hit Enter.
  • In the pop-up window, navigate to Print Spooler or (click on the screen and type Print Spooler)
  • Right-click Print spooler and select “STOP”.
  • Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS.
  • Delete all the files that are therein.

CAUTION! Do NOT delete the folder itself.

  • Now restart the “print spooler” in the same way you did to stop it.

If the problem still persists, continue troubleshooting to remove a stuck print job.

Fix 3- Cancel documents waiting to print

Often sometimes clearing a single stuck document can get your printer going again. Other times, you might want to cancel all the printing documents from the queue and restart the printing again. What ever the case, you can always clear the stuck print queue.

  • Head over to “Start menu” and type Control Panel.
  • In the appearing window, select “Devices and Printers”.
  • Right-click the desired printer and click “See what’s printing”.
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The print queue window shows the print jobs currently awaiting printing. If a single document is causing the problem and you have more than one document in the queue, it’s usually the earliest document that’s stuck. Click the header for the “Submitted” column so that the documents are arranged in the order they were submitted, with the earliest at the top. Note that in our example, we arranged the columns so they would fit in our screenshot better, so your “Submitted” column may be further to the right.