Why does my printer say 5 documents waiting?

Why does my printer say 5 documents waiting?

The main reason behind the ‘Documents Waiting’ error is a problem with the print queue. Most likely, the print queue got stuck. As a result, the printer is unable to print the next document.

What does documents waiting mean?

Whenever you print a document, that document enters a print queue, a line of documents waiting for their turn at the printer. A printer icon appears in your system tray next to the clock to let you know that the queue is active. You can open the print queue and do some document management.

How do I delete 5 documents waiting in my printer?

How do I clear the print queue if a document is stuck?

  1. On the host, open the Run window by pressing the Windows logo key + R.
  2. In the Run window, type services.
  3. Scroll down to Print Spooler.
  4. Right click Print Spooler and select Stop.
  5. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS and delete all files in the folder.

How do I fix my printer waiting documents?

How can I fix the HP printer error documents waiting?

  1. Clear the Print Spooler. Turn off your HP printer, and then unplug it.
  2. Reinstall the print drivers. Open Run.
  3. Check if the Use Printer Offline setting is enabled. Open Run’s window.
  4. Run the HP Print and Scan Doctor.

How do I stop waiting documents on my HP printer?

Cancel print job (Win 10)

  1. Open the print queue. If a printer icon displays in the notification area, double-click the icon to open the print queue.
  2. Right-click the print job you want to cancel, and then click Cancel.

Why are my documents waiting in queue?

If your print jobs still get stuck in a queue, the main cause is a wrong or outdated printer driver. So you should update your printer driver to see if it fixes your problem. There are two ways to update your printer driver: manually or automatically.

How do I cancel a print job that won’t delete?

When you can’t remove a print job from the printing queue window by right-clicking the stuck job and clicking Cancel, you can try restarting your PC. This will sometimes remove offending items from the queue.

How do I print a document that is queued?

Double clicking on the printer icon will open the Print Queue on your computer. (You can also open the Print Queue by clicking on Devices and Printers in the Start Menu, then double clicking on the printer you are trying to print to.) The Print Queue will show you how many jobs are waiting to be sent to the printer.

Why are my documents stuck in print queue?