HP Printer Pending [Issues & Solutions]

This article will provide you with solutions to different HP printer pending issues that you might encounter.

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HP Printer Pending [Solved]

If your HP printer documents are pending, we recommend that you read the following articles to learn how to resolve this problem:

HP Printer Jobs Stuck In Queue [Fixed]

HP Printer Queue Issues [Proven Solutions]

HP Printer Not Printing Documents in Queue [How to Fix]

The links provided will also resolve HP printer stuck pending problems for the following printer models:

HP OfficeJet 4650, HP 4500, HP DeskJet 3512, HP Envy 7640, HP 8610, HP DeskJet 2132, HP DeskJet 3512, HP 2541, HP LaserJet p1102, HP Envy 5530, HP 2540, HP OfficeJet 250, HP 8100, HP LaserJet 1006, HP OfficeJet Pro 8600, and HP f300 printers.

HP Printer Pending for Admin Message [Fixed] – HP Printer Pending

If a “pending for admin” message appears on your HP printer, do the following to fix this problem.

1. Perform a Partial Reset on your HP Printer – HP Printer Pending

To perform a partial reset on your HP printer, click this link: How to Perform HP Printer Partial Reset – How to Reset HP Printer, and then follow the steps we shared.

After completing the partial reset, check if the message has cleared.

If the HP printer pending for admin message still appears, do the next solution.

2. Perform a Semi-Full Reset on your HP Printer – HP Printer Pending

To perform a semi-full reset on your HP printer, click this link: How to Perform HP Printer Semi Full Reset – How to Reset HP Printer, and then follow the steps we shared.  

After completing the semi-full reset, check if the message has cleared.

If the HP printer pending for admin message still appears, do the next solution.

3. Perform a Full Reset on your HP Printer – HP Printer Pending

To perform a full reset on your HP printer, click this link: How to Perform HP Printer Full Reset – How to Reset HP Printer, and then follow the steps we shared.

After completing the full reset, check if the message has cleared.

If the HP printer pending for admin message still appears, do the next solution.

4. Restore your HP Printer Administrator Password – HP Printer Pending

To restore your HP printer’s administrator password, click this link: How to Reset HP Printer Administrator Password – How to Reset HP Printer, and then follow the instructions we shared.

After restoring your printer’s administrator password, check if the message has cleared.

If the HP printer pending for admin message still appears, do the next solution.

5. Contact HP – HP Printer Pending

If the issue is not resolved after doing the above solutions, then the issue might be hardware-related. In such a case, contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

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Job Pending on Server HP Printer [Quick Fix] – HP Printer Pending

The job pending on server HP 8500a printer or any other HP printer model occurs mostly on Macs. Follow the instructions below to fix this issue.

Before doing the tasks below to fix this issue, check the following:

i. Ensure that your Mac and printer are connected to the same wireless network.

ii. Find out more information that can help fix the issue through your Mac’s wireless status menu. To get this information, press down your keyboard’s option key and then click on the Wi-Fi icon.

After checking the above, do these tasks to fix the Mac OS X HP printer pending on server problem.

1. Check the Queue and Cancel the Stuck Print Jobs – HP Printer Pending

To check the queue and cancel the stuck print jobs, do the following steps:

Step 1: Click the Apple/Menu icon.

Step 2: Click on “System Preferences.”

Step 3: Click on “Printers.”

Step 4: Select your HP printer.

Step 5: Click on the “Open Print Queue” button.

Step 6: Select the print jobs you want to cancel.

Step 7: Click “x.”

2. Carry out a Ping Test – HP Printer Pending

To carry out a ping test, do the following steps:

Step 1: Print a configuration page to get your printer’s IP address.

We recommend that you read this article: HP Configuration Page [How To/Issues & Solutions] to learn how to print a configuration page.

Step 2: Press your printer’s Wireless and Information buttons at once.

This action will cause your printer to print a network configuration page.

Step 3: On your Mac, navigate to “Spotlight.”

Step 4: Search for “Network Utility.”

Step 5: Click on the tab labeled “Ping.”

Step 6: Type your printer’s IP address in the field.

Step 7: Check the box beside the “Send only > 10 pings” option.

Step 8: Click “Ping.”

Step 9: Check the end results to confirm if there are any lost packets.

Note: The packet loss should be 0%.

 3. Add your HP Printer via AirPrint – HP Printer Pending

To add your HP printer via AirPrint, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Check the Printers list for your printer’s name.

Step 2: Click on your printer’s name.

Step 3: Delete your printer by clicking on the minus (-) sign.

Step 4: If there are multiple entries of your HP printer on the Printers list, delete all the entries by choosing them one after the other, and then click the minus (-) sign at the lower part of the list.

Step 5: Click on the plus (-) button.

Step 6: Click on “Add Printer or Scanner.”

Step 7: Click on your HP printer name.

Step 8: Click on your HP printer name.

Step 9: Click on the “Print Using” or “Use” menu.

Step 10: Choose “AirPrint” from the pop-up menu.

Step 11: Click “Add.”

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is not resolved, contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

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HP Printer Pending for IoRef 65605 [Fixed] – HP Printer Pending

This error message appears on the screen of your printer and prevents your printer from printing. The simple fix to this issue is to replace the cartridges.

If replacing the cartridges fails to resolve the issue, contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

HP Printer Offline Pending Deletion [Solved] – HP Printer Pending

If your HP printer indicates pending deletion, or in some cases, you see this message: HP printer “driver unavailable pending deletion,” do the following to fix this problem.

1. Clear the Print Queue – HP Printer Pending

To clear the print queue, do the following steps:

Step 1: Press the “Window” and “R” keys on your computer’s keyboard.

This action will open the Run app.

Step 2: Type this in the text box: services.msc

Step 3: Click “OK” or press the enter key on your keyboard.

This action will open the Services window.

In some cases, when prompted by the UAC, you have to provide admin access. After that, you can then click on “Yes” to continue.

Step 4: Locate and right-click on “Print Spooler”.

Step 5: Click “Properties.”

Step 6: Check under the Service status and then click on “Stop”.

Step 7: Open File Explorer.

Step 8: Navigate to this location: C:\Windows\System32\Spool\printers

In some cases, you need admin access to open the Printers folder.

Step 9: Select and delete all the print jobs in the Printers folder.

Step 10: Go back to the Print Spooler Properties window.

Step 11: Click the button labeled “Start.”

Step 12: Close the window.

Step 13: Restart your computer.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

2. Run the Printer Troubleshooter – HP Printer Pending

To run the printer troubleshooter, do the steps below:

Step 1: Click the search icon on your computer’s taskbar.

Step Type “control panel.”

Step 3: From the search results, click “Control Panel.”

Step 4: Click the search box at the top-right area of the screen.

Step 5: Type “troubleshooter.”

Step 6: From the search results, click “Troubleshooting.”

Step 7: Click “Use a printer” under the Hardware and Sound option.

Step 8: Click “Next” when the window opens.

 The printer troubleshooter will attempt to detect the issue. After it is done, follow the on-screen instructions to resolve the issue.

After completing the instructions, check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

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3. Reinstall your HP Printer Drivers – HP Printer Pending

To reinstall your HP printer driver, do the following steps:

Step 1: Press the “Window” and “R” keys on your computer’s keyboard.

This action will open the Run app.

Step 2: Type this in the text box: control panel

Step 3: Click “OK” or press the enter key on your keyboard.

This action will open the Control Panel window.

Step 4: Click “View devices and printers” under Hardware and Sound.

Step 5: Right-click your HP printer.

Step 6: Click on “Properties.”

Step 7: Click on the tab labeled “Hardware.”

Step 8: Click on the button labeled “Properties.”

Step 9: Click on the tab labeled “Driver.”

Step 10: Click on the button labeled “Uninstall.”

Step 11: Close the window.

Step 12: Restart your computer.

Once your computer restarts, Windows will reinstall your HP printer driver. This process should fix the issue.

However, if the issue persists, do the next solution.

4. Remove and then Re-add your HP Printer – HP Printer Pending

To remove and then re-add your HP printer, do the following tasks:

Remove your HP Printer

To remove your HP printer, do the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the Start/Windows icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Click on the “Settings” icon.

Step 3: Click “Devices” when the Settings window opens.

Step 4: Check the left pane and click “Printers and Scanners.”

Step 5: Click on your HP printer.

Step 6: Click on the button labeled “Remove device.”

Step 7: Click “Yes.”

Re-add your HP Printer

To re-add your HP printer, do the following steps

Step 1: Click on the Start/Windows icon on the taskbar.

Step 2: Click on the “Settings” icon.

Step 3: Click “Devices” when the Settings window opens.

Step 4: Check the left pane and click “Printers and Scanners.”

Step 5: Click the button labeled “Add a printer or scanner” under the “Add printers and scanners” section.

Step 6: Follow the instructions on the screen to re-add your HP printer.

Once the process is complete, check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

5. Update your HP Printer Driver – HP Printer Pending

To update your HP printer driver, visit https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/printers and follow the website instructions to update the driver and software.

After updating your printer driver, check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

The solutions above will also fix the HP 6100 printer pending deletion problem.