3778Re: [NTB] Wake Up Printer
- Dec 6, 2002
> Ray Shapp wrote:applications
> Hi HRS,
> That's definitely a possibility. If I were to close some big
> without re-booting, would that wake up a hung printer, or is itirretrievable
> once the printer freezes?Ray,
> Thanks for the insight.
> Ray Shapp
> Watchung, NJ
I'll respond here but lets take this OffTopic, it's not directly related
to NoteTab usability.
Yes, that may help, also opening and closing one or two other
applications might help. It's kind of like memory CPR, kick it around
to get it going again.
Other items I recall helping: If this applies, You don't need the memory
resident -printer control interface icon- in your tray, the printer
starts just fine without it, and, if you're using a mouse control that
adds an icon to the system tray you don't need that either.
One thing you may lose, though not necessarily so, is mouse wheel
scrolling, small price to pay for not having to reboot several times a day.
One other, seemingly counter-productive item. I use a memory utility
called RamIdle, there are others. Ramidle have a choice of what to
display in the system tray and I display a resource meter.
By getting used to and using the resource meter count you can watch for
the critical percentage area and try the memory CPR methods before you
actually start having too much trouble.
Although I'm not the greatest of MS fans, I've been told that XP, for
the most part, solves the resource problem.
Zdnet has a nice gui utility, StartCop, to show and let you control most
of the things you have running in the background, You can temporarily
disable, or, remove these items from the Startup menu. Here's the link.