Windows XP Print spooler very slow to remove printed jobs.

Hi,

 

I have printer connected throug a usb port, on windows xp sp3.

 

The printer prints normally, but after it prints the document, it takes a long time to remove the printed job from the queue.

So the next job have to wait this process.

 

Is there a registry entry, or fix, to decrease this waiting time.

 

best regards.

Hi Hakan,

 

I will certainly help you with this.

 

1.      What is the make and model of the printer?

2.      Were there any recent changes made on the computer prior to the issue?

 

 

Let’s follow these methods and check if it helps.

 

 

Method 1: Clear the print spooler service.

 

 

Step 1: Stop the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and then Services.
b. Scroll down the list of services for the Print Spooler.
c. Right click Print Spooler and click Stop.

 

 

Step 2: Delete the spool files.

 

a. Open My Computer.
b. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS\.
c. Delete all of the files inside the folder.

 

 

Step 3: Restart the spooler.

 

a. Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and then Services.
b. Scroll down the list of services for the Print Spooler.
c. Right click the Print Spooler and click Start.

 

 

Method 2: Resources for troubleshooting printer issues in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308028

 

 

If the issue persists or you have further questions, do not hesitate to let us know. It is our pleasure to be of assistance.

 

Thank you.

K.Z. Sharief Khan
Ex-Microsoft Forum Moderator

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Hi Sharief,

 

Our printer is a barcode printer Zebra TLP 2844

We have recently installed the computer and printer. The problem start from the beginning.

 

I just want to know if there is a way to minimze the time required for deleting the job from the queue after the print job has completed.

 

best regards,

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