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Window 7 Lexmark Optra T610 driver

I have downloaded the Windows 7 Optra T610 driver for a Serial connection on COM1.
The problem I am having is, this is the error message; "A print job in the print queue is preventing other print jobs from printing."
Initially the queue is empty.  I submit a print job and I get the message above.
Any suggestions as to what I could change to correct this?
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Try stop and restarting the print spooler service.

net stop spooler
net start spooler

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Can I assume you have installed the driver that comes with Win7 (if necessary click the Update Windows button when selecting the printer model)? If not, try that driver.

You say you're using a serial port (which is optional on the T610). That is by far the slowest connection available, so if at all possible use the parallel port or, better still, the optional network card.

With the serial port you need to make sure the settings on the printer match those on the PC. On the PC you can set them by going to Printer Properties > Ports tab > Configure Port button. The printer settings can be changed from the front panel. Printing a configuration page should tell you the current settings.

by: motnahp00, Run5k, and by: hdhondt, thank you for your responses.
This is my question now.  I am connecting the printer to my laptop, which does not have the 21 pin Parallel connector.  I have every connection socket, except the parallel.  There is a thin connection, that might be the parallel.  I can’t see the laptop not having one.  So my question is; could I find a connection to connect the large parallel cable to my laptop?

 I have been using the net stop/start spooler, but to my surprise I wasn't even communicating with the printer, even though I removed the device and reinstalled the printer with a COM1 port.  I check the Printer menu and could not find any settigs for the COM1.
My next step will be to update the Windows 7 drivers.  Now I believe I have the Optra T610 driver.  In fact I do have the T610 driver.

Some time ago, I recall simply connecting the serial cable and was able to print.

With that said, I was able to wirelessly connect to my HP Printer, but I still want to get the Lexmark T610 working, because it is black and white print.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

Does the Lexmark even have a serial port? If you can't find port settings in the printer's menu, it most likely does not have one (after all, it was optional). For that matter, if your laptop does not have a parallel port, I'd be very surprised if it has a serial port.

Can you post a photo of the port you're using on the printer, and the type of cable?

hdhondt, I stand corrected, it is an RJ-45 connection, ethernet.  So I connected it using the Standard TCP/IP Port/  Now at least I see it is connecting to the printer.  The printer becomes "Ready."  When I send a print job, the status is showing "printing" but then it times out and the get the same error; "A print job in the print queue is preventing other print jobs from printing."

hdhondt, When I submit a print job, I get two documents in my spool/PRINTER folder.
They are;
two documents for one print job.
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hdhondt, I'm sure your method would work.  The only aspect you missed is that the Optra T610 does not have a driver for the Windows 7 OS.  Lexmark tech support used a universal driver (can you imagine Lexmark tech support helping out without having to pay them.  Try getting help from HP, them a holes arn't worth.....), so the RJ45 connected to the printer was connected to the wireless router, that gave the printer an IP address, which we then got using the Printer's print Network configuration.  She down loaded the driver, installed it, and set some settings for the postscript (I believe it is) and now it prints.
Now the problem I have is that the toner developed a strick on the roller.  Maybe I'll ask to see if anyone knows of a fit for that.

One reason why I suggested giving the printer a fixed IP address, is because the DHCP address it gets from the router can change when the printer is rebooted. In a small network it probably won't, but when it does you won't be able to print. To avoid this, you can reserve the printer's address on the router.

As for the driver, Win7 has drivers for the T610. If necessary, click the Windows Update button when you're asked to select the printer model.

But, thanks for the points!