Fixing Unable to Complete the Formatting Error

Windows could not complete the format error if the storage devices or disk partitions contain defective sectors, damaged file systems or viruses.

Formatting a Micro SD card, USB stick, USB stick, USB stick, USB stick, hard disk or SSD is a simple and fairly common process for most of us.

But sometimes you may be confronted with the error ‘Windows could not complete the format’ and another similar error ‘the format was not successfully completed’ caused by a virus infection, bad sectors, damage to storage media, write protection on the hard disk, etc. In this article, we will show you step by step how to fix the error ‘Windows couldn’t finish the format’ in two popular ways. read more

How To: Disable OneNote Spell Checker

OneNote is simply fantastic what it offers. The ability to take notes quickly, move them in any order and categorize items on multiple notebooks is really incredible.

However, not so much if you’re a grammatical Nazi. Make a pile of notes quickly, and you will probably make typos along the way. Of course, OneNote does not waste time reporting that you have made a mistake. Disabling the spell checker for OneNote 2016 and the OneNote Windows Store application is quite simple, but requires a slightly different procedure. read more

Repair The Volume Does Not Contain a Recognized File System

The error message “H:\” is not accessible. The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Make sure that all the required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted” with the title “Location not available” on your Windows computer?

This error message sometimes only occurs when you connect your USB stick, external hard disk, SD card or other data carrier to the Windows computer and the pop-up window displays the message “You must format the hard disk for drive H: before you can use it. You want to format it?” read more

How to Fix Invalid File Handle Error (Solved)

One of the reasons for the “Invalid file handle” error in Windows when deleting a file is that a reserved name is used for its name.

As mentioned in this Microsoft article, you should not use the following reserved names when creating files/folders in the Windows file system:

CON, PRN, AUX, NUL

COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9

LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9

Also avoid these names, which are immediately followed by an extension; for example, NUL.txt is not recommended. read more

How To: Check Device Driver Versions on Windows 10

Updating your PC drivers not only improves performance, but also helps you avoid stability problems and make your PC run a little easier. For these reasons, experts advise PC users to update their device drivers as soon as a new version is available.

When it comes to updating device drivers, Windows users have a number of options to choose from. You can use software to automatically search and update obsolete drivers, manually download and install the latest version, or use the Windows native Update Driver feature, which sometimes helps you update the device drivers available through Windows Update. read more

How to Repair: Update Queued Issue on Steam

If you come across this message, it probably means that you are a user of Steam (Valve Corporation’s very popular game distribution platform) and that you have one or more games in a terrible Download Queued or Update Queued state – even if there is no active download. Every time this scenario occurs, Steam is fundamentally unable to download or update anything, which can be extremely annoying.

Although Steam is a giant in the video game industry, he also has many problems and strange mistakes. One of them is when Steam has not updated or downloaded a game. The game can be blocked as “in the queue” or downloaded at 0 bytes per second. This problem can occur for various reasons. It all depends on your software and hardware, because all users have different configurations. read more

An introduction to the Linux command line terminology

Linux command line terminology – 2.3

What’s a shell? Or a command prompt? An introduction to the Linux command line and shell, intended for Linux newbies who know absolutely nothing about the command line. Learn what is the command line and shell, how to get started with the command line, and what are virtual terminals and terminal emulators.

The Linux command line >

As you probably know, there are two kinds of user interfaces out there: graphical user interfaces (GUI’s) and command line interfaces (CLI’s). You probably know that in a GUI you control things by pointing and clicking with your mouse, and in a CLI you type commands with your keyboard. read more

Spaces and special characters in a file name

Spaces and special characters in a file name – 1.1

When working at the Linux command line, you may notice that file names with special characters can cause some trouble. Learn how to deal with files that have spaces or special characters in their names, like $, ?, \, *, and so on.

Why some file names cause trouble >

You can have weird file names on your Linux system if you want. For example, nothing prevents you from having spaces in a file name. You can also use some strange characters in a file name, like &, *, \, $, and ? . The problems start when you try to use these file names at the command line. read more

Linux help

Linux help

“Hey, I installed Linux. Now what? What can I do with this thing? Why doesn’t my new shiny Linux system work?”

It’s time to learn how to use your Linux system so you can get your work done. It’s also time to learn how the different and somewhat confusing features of Linux actually work, why those features are great, and how to effectively use the basic and not-so-basic unique features of Linux.

Where to start off >

If you’re wondering what to read first, I recommend starting off with these tuXfiles: read more

Copying, moving, renaming, and removing files in Linux

Manipulating files in Linux – 2.1

How to use the Linux command line as a file manager. Learn how to copy, move, and delete files under Linux with the cpmv, and rm commands.

This tuXfile teaches you how to manipulate files in Linux. If you’d like to learn how to manipulate directories, take a look at the Manipulating directories in Linux tuXfile.

Copying >

To copy files, you use the cp command. The following will copy file to file2. Note that if file2 doesn’t exist, it’ll be created, but if it exists, it’ll be overwritten:
cp file file2 read more