Problems With Printer Queue in Windows® XP®
What are the issues with printer jobs and printer queue with Windows XP? Why is it difficult to delete printer jobs when using Windows XP?
The printer queue is automatically created when the printer is installed into the Windows XP Operating System. Printer queue consists of a list of all documents which are to be printed or waiting to be printed. With the help of print queue the user could manage the printer jobs. Printer job manages when the multiple documents are sending to the same document. The printer queue includes the information such as item status, the item creator or user who submitted the print job, the number of pages, the print job's size etc. The user could change the order and priority of the items in the system. The printer queue is a very useful tool that helps the users to view the status of the printer jobs. Printer jobs are ordered and sorted in the printer queue.
The following are the issues and the reasons due to which it becomes difficult to delete printer jobs in Windows XP:
- Due to the overloading of printer job
- Due to the inappropriate printer driver
One of the main issues is that when you are trying to cancel, remove and delete the printer jobs, it would still remain in the queue. When you try to cancel the printer job or delete the print job from the print queue, then you might not be able to cancel the printer jobs. Another issues included is deleting the printer jobs. You would not be able to delete the printer job even if you try rebooting your system.
Due to the overloading of printer job
If you simultaneously print hundreds of document then it makes the printer jobs stuck in the printer queue. When you are giving the print jobs one after the other or multiple prints at a time, then the print jobs gets queued up. And the printer might not be able to print all the jobs as a result you will not be able to delete or cancel the rest of the print jobs.
Due to the inappropriate printer driver
If the printer driver is improper or infected by the virus then it would cause printer jobs not to delete. In order to delete a print job in the Windows Operating System, you need to stop the printer spooler service. When you stop the print spooler service, you could delete the print jobs, and also you need to delete all of the current print jobs.
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