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Who logged into my printers?

This April 1st, Someone logged into the printers and changed the ready screen to "vote for josh" on numerous hp laserjet printers. Know that they must have logged in via telnet. And I found this ...
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What do you do when you print job won't cancel?

I'm trying to cancel a print job in Vista to an HP 3845. I've rebooted, but it's still there, with Status "Deleting - Printing" thought nothing is happening. How can I make it really go away?
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Does printer ink evaporate with time?

I have an HP Photosmart C6300. I bought brand new colour cartridges half year ago and have not used the printer since then. Yesterday when I tried to print something, the ink levels were about 20% ...
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Why does my HP switch appear to be reporting inconsistent information?

I have a HP 1810-8G (J9802A) 8-port managed switch (according to its labels). I bought this one because of its capability of mirroring the traffic to a port. Now I'm wondering whether this may not ...
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How can I fix the boot process on my HP laptop?

My question is kind of similar to this issue. I installed an SSD in my aging HP DV7t-2000 laptop because the old hard drive was failing. Now, when I boot the laptop, it says on the splash screen ...
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What is an USB filter driver?

On HP's website, I see a driver which is named "AMD USB Filter Driver". What is a USB filter driver? What does it do? What happens if I don't install it?
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My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time

Is there anything I can do to prevent the server from shutting down? (bios setting etc). the server in question is an HP Proliant ML350 G6. I've got an eaton 5110 UPS and Eaton claims that we need to ...
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Disable touch pad for mouse button region on new HP pavillion models?

i bought a new hp pavillion dv6 series laptop. the laptop itself is fine but it has the new hp touchpad mouse which i absolutely hate. its such a stupid problem to have with a computer. the left and ...
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How to emulate numpad on a PC laptop?

Some programs use numpad keys for commands: for example to select all files in a folder in the FAR Manager you can just press the numpad *. Also in Windows one can, for example, type § by Alt+(Numpad0-...
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Battery stops charging at 84% and gets very hot

My laptop battery always charges to about 84% to 87%. Once it reaches a charge level in that range, it stops charging, but Windows says it is "plugged in and charging". Because it has not reached 100%,...
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Laptop touchpad response badly when on power supply?

I have HP pavilion 2200 series laptop with AMD processor, 1GB RAM, on board nvidia display card. It suddenly cause following problem: When the adapter is unplugged, the touchpad works correctly and ...
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HP Spectre x360 How do I get into the BIOS?

My HP Spectre x360 boots really fast and I can't figure out how to access the BIOS screen?
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Recovering OEM license information from HP notebook serial number

I have an HP notebook with a valid Windows OEM license. This notebook has been left unused for sometime and it's now without an operating system since I installed a brand new hard drive on it. The ...
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Add Network Printer drivers in Windows 7/Server 2008 R2?

I'm running a 64 bit Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 workstation that I just installed. I need to add a printer that is shared on the network from a 32bit Windows 2000 print server. This is an HP ...
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Is there a way for a “drivers only” installation for HP printer?

I just purchased my HP Officejet 4500 printer, launched the installation from the CD, and installed the "minimum installation" mode. It installed software for 430 MB, installed Yahoo toolbar, and ...
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What is SMBUS and why is it disabled in my BIOS?

My motherboard is an HP P4SD, and in the BIOS I found SMBUS in the Security tab. There is also something like "Device security." There's a list and the value of SMBUS is "Hidden." That means that ...
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How can I recover from a corrupt BIOS in a HP laptop?

Here is the issue: I tried updating the BIOS using one of HP's software downloads, and even though it exited successfully, my laptop does not boot. Nothing loads, and the screen remains black. I have ...
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How can I completely disable tablet functions in Windows 7?

I'm the owner of an HP Pavillion tx2120us tablet PC, which has a known problem of making the cursor jump to the lower right corner of the screen. I've narrowed the problem down to the pen tablet ...
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Computer hangs at BIOS screen. Cannot enter setup

I have an HP Pavilion a6500f (it's a year out of warranty) and it's hanging on the blue HP BIOS screen. If I mash F10 while it's starting up, it will say "Entering Setup..." but I will see no results. ...
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Generic Post Script driver for Windows Vista x64?

I have an old HP parallel port printer that is not supported by Vista. No drivers I've found online work with it. As a last ditch effort, I was hoping to find some generic postscript drivers for ...
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Can I use different HP adapters in one computer?

My old HP adapter burned out and it will take 2 weeks for me to get a new one. In the meantime, I borrowed a HP cable from a friend. Is it possible to use a different HP adapter in the mean time? The ...
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How can I disable the IR/Remote Control on an HP Laptop?

I've seen this happen on 2 different HP laptops now. If I try to use them in the same room as a Media Center, the MCE TV remote keeps sending commands to the laptop. This can do anything from wake ...
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Network Scanning: HP Laserjet 2840 & Windows 7 (+ Linux?)

I own a HP Laserjet 2840 multifunction printer. It's a fabulous device, but on Windows 7 it can't network scan. HP doesn't seem to support it in anything greater than Vista, and they aren't forth ...
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Notebook overheating problem

I have got HP notebook, specifically HP pavilion dv7-3190ec, for about a year or so and I am at the moment having some (serious I think) problems with overheating. Both CPU and GPU temperature is ...
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How to back up HP recovery partition

I have a HP Pavilion dm1, a light-weight laptop with no optical drive. It has a recovery partition from which I can restore the installed Windows 7 Home edition. It seems to be a special folder; I ...
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What is the motherboard of HP pavilion dv7-2185DX?

I found everything but the motherboard it uses. Which one is it?
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Sound card is switching output (headphones/speakers)

I have HP ProBook 5320m with Realtek Sound Card. I'm running here Windows 7 64bit. Everything seems to be fine until I start using 2 or more apps, which plays any sound to soundcard output. My ...
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Extracting basic drivers from bloated installers

I'm looking for a way to extract the necessary drivers from bloated manufacturer installs, specifically printer installers. I tried Universal Extractor to no avail on some of these. I don't need ...
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HP Color LaserJet 2605dn color alignment issue

We have a HP Color LaserJet 2605dn at work that recently lost its mind. The red and blue colors are offset from where they should be and producing a rather trippy 3D look. I've performed a manual ...
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Does the ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4250 count as UMA or not?

I need to order some replacement parts for my laptop (HP 625) and which audio I/O board I pick depends on whether my model has a system board "with UMA graphics subsystem" or not. Could somebody ...
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SD cards often mount read-only on Windows despite being unlocked and always working in cameras

I have a HP netbook that's at least three years old and running Windows 7 Starter. It has a built-in SDHC card slot. I have a couple of 8 gig SDHC cards that I switch between my digital camera and ...
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HP EliteBook 8470p running extremely hot

(tl;dr; see my bold text) I've been using this HP EliteBook 8470p for well over a year - it has an I7 proc with 8gb of RAM and before ever turning it on, I swapped out the HD with a 512gb SSD. I was ...
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HP PDX Laptop and blu-ray region on HP MediaSmart

I have a laptop here, a HP HDX 16 EO1000 with a Blu-Ray drive. Installed on the machine is a software package called HP MediaSmart, which presumably can play Blu-Ray movies. However, when inserting ...
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Is there a way to disable all keyboard backlighting on an HP Spectre?

I recently purchased a laptop with some unfavorable backlighting behavior. The F5 key is permanently backlit at all times. I was told that there is no way to turn off the F5 light. But is there a ...
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Why does the monitor fade on my HP Pavilion dv6?

When I turn on my HP Pavilion DV6 it starts normally. Windows (win7) is loaded and a few seconds after that the screen fades. It doesn't go completely black, it fades to 99% black. External monitor ...
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HP Z210 SFF: two different video cards produce no Displayport output when installed

I have a HP Z210 SFF that I'm trying to install a video card into. I've tried two different cards in Slot 2 (a Quadro FX380LP and a Quadro 600). Neither of these cards produce a displayport signal ...
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HP printer and Adobe Illustrator colours changing on Mac

I have got Adobe Illustrator CS3 on my iMac, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. I recently got a new printer, an HP Photosmart B110, product number CN245B, serial number CN1393K1Q405J8, driver version HP Inkjet 8 ...
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Windows Update Configuration Fails Every Boot [duplicate]

A few days ago Windows Update installed when I shut down my laptop. When I restarted it hung at 0% for about 5 minutes. Then it said reverting configuration and continued into Windows. Now every ...
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Where to find “sleep mode” drivers for debian distro?

I have HP pavillion g6 dualbooted, running windows 7 and crunchbanng 11, 64 bit, based on debian wheezy. My crunchbang won't wake from sleep mode, I had similar problem on windows 7, solved the issue ...
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Wireless card blocked in bios of HP notebook

I just watched a video from HP, near the end they address the issue of wireless cards being blocked in the HP bios, saying it is some sort of FCC regulation and all manufacturers have this, I think ...
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HP D530 Startup Error: 512 - Chassis Fan Not Detected

I'm using the HP D530 Motherboard/CPU that I installed in a new case with a 600W PSU. There was a problem with the onboard chassis fan connector (3-wire) not supplying sufficient power to the chassis ...
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Why does scanning take up so much space?

If I want to scan a document, 10 pages, each page as PDF 300dpi, greyscale. 10 pages 6MB.. 40 pages 24MB. FINE. Color, each page is 25MB Why is color 25MB? Is PDF very inefficient? it does the ...
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Brightness adjuster not found in control panel

I cant seem to find the brightness adjuster in my laptop after I reformatted it with windows 7 ROG Rampage(64 bit). My laptop is HP Pavilion dm4-1209tx. I also checked with the HP website and my ...
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USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work

I have a HP Ultraslim docking station for my HP Elitebook Folio 9470m ultrabook. The connection to the external monitor and the network works fine - but I cannot seem to plug in any peripherals into ...
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How can disconnecting the battery from a laptop fix malfunctions?

I'd like a technical explanation of a fix I've seen for some HP laptops. The user turns on their machine only to find a blank screen; the screen doesn't even turn on, but all of the keyboard LEDs and ...
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HP PhotoSmart C4400 printer always says “paper out” and doesn't attempt to feed paper, even if paper is loaded

I have a HP C4400 printer and it claims to be out of paper (which is not true) and don't even try to pull the paper. I have already followed these instructions with no success: http://h10025.www1.hp....
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Is there a difference in Laptop Ram?

I'm searching to replace my current 2X1GB Ram set to 2X2GB On my HP Pavilion DV9750 Laptop. Now I've seen a couple of websites, but most have a really model-specific Ram products, is that really ...
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Scrolling mouse sets windows sound volume

Suddenly, when I use the scroll wheel of my mouse, it changes the windows sound volume level. I have a HP DV6-2030SD laptop with Windows 7 64 bit and a Zolid p50622 mouse. When I use the scroll ...
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Is there a HP DeskJet 5940 maintenance tool for Windows 7 x64?

According to HP, the printer is not yet supported on Windows 7, so this could well be the answer. The printer is supported by Microsoft's drivers, but as far as I can tell, this is just a basic driver ...
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HP Laserjet 4l paper jam - probably electronics behind phototransistor defect - how to check?

I have a problem with our old HP Laserjet 4L. The paper jam indicator flashes after the printer fed the 2nd sheet of paper a few centimetres into the machine. The first page after powering on the ...