Continuous printing of same page on printer

Printing the same page repeatedly on a printer can be a time-consuming and frustrating process.

Check for stuck print jobs in the print queue and clear them out to stop the continuous printing of the same page.

Cancel Ongoing Jobs and Power Cycle Your Printer

First, cancel any ongoing print jobs from your computer or the printer itself. This will stop the continuous printing of the same page.

Next, turn off your printer and unplug it from the power source. Let it sit for a few minutes to ensure that all remaining data and commands are cleared from the printer’s memory.

After a few minutes, plug the printer back into the power source and turn it on. This process, known as power cycling, can help reset the printer and resolve any issues causing the continuous printing problem.

If the issue persists after power cycling the printer, you may need to check for any software updates or reset the printer to its factory settings. This can be done through the printer’s settings menu or by referring to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

Manage Print Spooler and Queue

  • Open Run dialog by pressing Win + R
  • Type services.msc and press Enter
  • Locate Print Spooler in the list of services
  • Right click on Print Spooler and select Stop
  • Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS
  • Delete all files in the PRINTERS folder
  • Go back to the Print Spooler service in services.msc
  • Right click on Print Spooler and select Start

Update Printer Drivers

  • Open Device Manager by pressing Win + X and selecting Device Manager
  • Expand the Print queues category
  • Right click on your printer and select Update driver
  • Choose Search automatically for updated driver software
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update

Restart Print Spooler Service

  • Open Run dialog by pressing Win + R
  • Type services.msc and press Enter
  • Locate Print Spooler in the list of services
  • Right click on Print Spooler and select Restart

Adjust Printer Configuration and Disable Bidirectional Support

To adjust the printer configuration and disable bidirectional support, follow these steps:

1. Open the Control Panel on your computer and navigate to Devices and Printers.

2. Right-click on the printer you are using and select Printer Properties.

3. In the Printer Properties window, click on the Ports tab.

4. Locate the port that the printer is using and uncheck the box for Enable bidirectional support.

5. Click Apply and then OK to save the changes.

6. Next, open the document you want to print and go to File > Print.

7. In the Print window, select the printer you just configured and click on Printer Properties.

8. Adjust the printer configuration settings to ensure that the page size, orientation, and other settings are correct.

9. Once you have made the necessary adjustments, click OK to apply the changes.

10. Print the document and check to see if the issue of continuous printing of the same page has been resolved.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” – Unknown

Update and Reinstall Printer Software and Drivers

Step Description
1 Go to the manufacturer’s website and locate the support or downloads section.
2 Enter your printer model and operating system to find the latest software and drivers for your printer.
3 Download the latest software and drivers and follow the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer.
4 After installing the new software and drivers, restart your computer and printer to ensure the changes take effect.
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