You’re trying to print an important document, but it just won’t print! You know your printer is working, but it acts like it’s not even attached to your computer.
Your first reaction could be to fiddle with the printer controls. Relax! It could just be you have a traffic jam in your print queue.
Sometimes print jobs get stuck without you noticing. After that, nothing will print until the queue gets unstuck! The worst part is that stuck jobs sometimes won’t delete.
You could manually purge those documents by clearing the print spool by hand. That involves navigating the depths of the Windows system files. Or you could use this free download.
Print Queue Cleaner is a simple and fast program that can clear out those stuck documents in less than 30 seconds. It can also print a test page to make sure your printer is working.
There are several download links on the page. I recommend using the text link (NOT the buttons) that says “Download from here.” That one will get you the direct download without any middlemen.
Once it’s downloaded, double click on the file and it will automatically run without having to install anything. Click the “Fix It!” button to purge your print spool.
Then you can test any or every printer hooked up to your computer. It’s quicker and easier than doing it by hand, even for a pro!