Deleting a printer job in Windows® 7
What is the way to delete a printer job in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is an advanced and easy to use operating system from Microsoft. The main advantage of a Windows 7 operating system is that the devices like printer are detected and installed as soon as the device is connected to the computer. A print job is a task that is sent to the printer. The print job might be a collection of various jobs like printing pages that are sent. Sometimes, due to some reasons, you might require to cancel a print job. For this, you need to access the printer settings. From there, you need to select the printer to display all the print jobs that are sent to the printer. You need to then select what all print jobs you want to cancel. After that, click on the print jobs to cancel.
Following are some of the issues that are encountered while deleting the printer job on Windows 7 and the methods to fix them:
- Print job stuck
- Can’t delete print job
- Issues with spooler
Print job stuck
This might happen when you are trying to delete the print job. A print job is specific to the printer. You might have already send the print job to the printer. While printing the document of the respective printer, you might have clicked on the 'Cancel' button. This might cause the print job to halt in between. In order to resolve this issue, its better not to stop the print job in between.
Can’t delete print job
When you try to remove the print job you have sent to the printer, the error message "Can’t delete print job" might occur. To resolve this, check if the spooler is correctly installed in the computer. Also check the connection of the printer and the computer. If the printer is executing the print job and you are trying to remove it then this error will be displayed.
A spooler is a software that is very important for a printer. While installing the driver, the spooler will also be installed. When the spooler is corrupt, it affects the print jobs. You need to reinstall printer drivers if issues occur and if you are unable to configure the print jobs.
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