Most of us have run into the situation where you try to print something and nothing happens.
There are many reasons why a print job may not actually print, but one of the common causes is that the printer queue has a stuck print job.
This can happen for a number of reasons.
Let’s say you tried to print something a few hours back, but the printer was off. You ended up not needing the document and you forgot about it. Then you come back and try to print. The print job is added to the queue and if the previous job didn't get removed automatically, it will be waiting behind that print job that never got printed.
The most common fix is to double click on your printer and delete the print job, but sometimes it will refuse to delete. In this scenario, you have to clear the print queue manually.
Clear Print Queue in Windows
In order to get the printing services back up and running, follow these steps:
1. Go to Start, Control Panel and Administrative Tools. Double click on Services icon.
2. Scroll down to the Print Spooler service and right click on it and select Stop. In order to do this, you need to have Administrative privileges, or be logged in as Administrator. It will notify you if you lack the necessary credentials.
3. Next you need to press the Windows button & R at the same time,