Why are my documents in queue and not printing? Most common fixes for print queue

Why are my documents in queue and not printing

If your documents are in queue and not printing, there could be several reasons for this.

This is a very common issue and it can be very frustrating, especially if you are in hurry to print something.

Stucked documents in the print queue?

Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

Restart printer and computer

restart pc

90% of the problem will be fixed with this simple trick.

Try restarting both your printer and computer to see if this resolves the issue.

Check printer status, is it on?

Make sure your printer is turned on and connected to your computer or network. Check to see if your printer is offline

Also, check if there are any error messages or warnings displayed on the printer’s control panel.

Check print queue

restart print in queue

Open the print queue on your computer and check if there are any error messages or documents stuck in the queue. If there are, try cancelling or deleting them and try printing again.

Check printer settings to see if this is the default printer

Make sure that the printer is set as the default printer and that the correct printer driver is installed.

Check for software updates or outdated drivers

Check if there are any software updates available for your printer or operating system, and install them if necessary.

We suggest to use Driver Booster in order to easily find outdated drivers.

Clear spooler

Try clearing the print spooler. Open the Services app, find the Print Spooler service, and stop it. Then, delete all files in the C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS folder, and start the Print Spooler service again.

Also by cleaning the Printer Spooler Services is a common trick to fix the 0x00000bc4 error.

Convert .PDF to .DOC and vice versa (Hidden hack)

This is my personal trick.

I have noticed that usually there is a problem with printing special character in pdf files. So just convert them to .doc and try printing again.

Try also the same if you have a doc file that it keeps getting stuck at queue 😉

If these simple steps did not helped you, check our detailed guide on “How To Fix Printer Not Scanning To Computer”

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