Windows 10 – Slow Printing & Print Queue Errors

Click Start, Settings, Devices and Printers and Scanners. Click the printer and select “Manage”. Click Printer Properties. Select Advanced Tab and set spooling to “Start printing after last page has spooled”. Uncheck “Enable advanced printing features”.

Go to the Ports tab, disable bidirectional support, then click on configure port and disable SNMP

Airtable – Previous Month Filter

Airtable – Previous Month Filter

Create a formula field in the table called “Previous Month”. We want this formula to be 1 when the date is in the previous month, and 0 otherwise. So we can use this formula:

DATETIME_FORMAT({Date}, “YYYY-MM”) = DATETIME_FORMAT(DATEADD(NOW(), “month”, -1), “YYYY-MM”)

It takes the time NOW() and subtracts one month from it using DATEADD().

Windows 10 – Phantom Drive

PC shows a brand new “local drive” with drive letter E: that shows up on the File Explorer screen. The system is constantly issuing notifications that the drive is running out of space on Local Drive E: and needs to do something about it. A “Low Disk Space” warning icon is almost continuously present in the system area of the toolbar. When opening Drive E: in File Explorer to see what it contains, it shows only “This folder is empty”.

(A) The extra drive is supposed to exist, but you’re not supposed to be able to see it and it isn’t supposed to warn you about low disk space. Since that drive is supposed to be invisible and never touched, it’s okay for it to be “nearly full”.

(A) https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/107032-remove-drive-letter-windows-10-a.html

(A) To Remove Drive Letter in Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Enter diskpart into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3. Enter list volume into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

4. Make note of the volume number (ex: 5) for the drive letter (ex: “G”) you want to remove.

5. Enter the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

select volume

Substitute in the command above with the actual volume number (ex: “5”) from step 4 above for the drive letter (ex: “G”) you want to remove.

For example: select volume 5

6. Enter the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

remove letter=

Substitute in the command above with the actual drive letter (ex: “G”) you want to remove.

For example: remove letter=G

If the new drive letter you assign is not available, you will get an error message indicating so in the command prompt. You will just need to repeat this step to assign an available drive letter.

7. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.

Windows – Reset PC

Know when and how to reset your PC

Many PCs will eventually experience problems that go beyond a quick fix – these could be issues around installing updates, blue screen errors, network connectivity problems, malware infestation, or even trouble starting Windows itself. When one or more such catastrophic issues occur, before you give up on your PC, sometimes the best solution is to do a system reset of your device.

What is a system reset? In simple terms, a reset removes the problematic copy of Windows from your device, along with any apps that run on it, and then replaces it with a fresh copy of Windows. It’s a last-resort option to fix problems that make your device effectively unusable. The good news is that resetting is a simple process and Windows 10 comes with built-in tools that take care of it for you.

Read more here….

Windows – Can’t Access Certain Web Sites

Type cmd in the search box, then right-click on Command Prompt to select Run as administrator.

Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.

2) Type the following commands and press Enter after each.

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset

3) Reboot your Windows 10 and go to the website again to see if it works.

Windows – DiskPart to Clean and Format a Flash Drive

Use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu and select Command Prompt (Admin).

Connect the drive you want clean and format to your computer.

Type the following command and press Enter:

diskpart

Type the following command to list all the available drives and press Enter:

list disk

Take your time and very carefully, on the output from the previous command, identify the drive you want to clean.

For example, you will see multiple drives listed, including Disk 0, which is usually the “C” boot drive and it’s the primary system drive. And because you’re trying to clean a smaller flash drive, you can easily spot that Disk 3,4,5,etc. is the drive you need to select.

Use the following command to select the drive and press Enter:

select disk 3 (or the appropriate disk number)

Remember to change 3 in the command with the number of the drive you want to clean. If you fail to choose the correct number it will erase all the data from the wrong drive.

Type the following command to clean the drive and press Enter:

clean

Type the following command to double-check the drive still selected and press Enter:

list disk

If the drive still selected, you will notice an asterisk (*) next to the disk.

Type the following command to create a partition and press Enter:

create partition primary

Type the following command to select the partition you just created and press Enter:

select partition 1

Type the following command to set the partition active and press Enter:

active

Type the following command to format the partition using NTFS and to set a label, and press Enter:

format FS=NTFS label=WC-Drive quick

Remember to change the WC-Drive in the command with the drive name you want to use.

Type the following command to assign a drive letter and press Enter:

assign letter=W

Remember to change W in the command with a letter you want that isn’t in use by another drive on This PC.