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Bash: Reset and Clear Commands

I have been using the command: reset to clear my terminal. Although I am pretty sure this is not what I should be doing. Reset, as the name suggests resets your entire terminal (changes lots of ...
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How to reset the screenshot counter in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, Win+PrtScr will automatically save a sequentially numbered screenshot at %UserProfile%\Pictures\Screenshots. The file names are of the form Screenshot (<index>).png. However, even ...
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Computer resets when put under load

I've got a problem with my computer for around one year. You know when I want to install netbeans or watch movie for some time my computer resets. I've got GeForce 7300 gt (6.14.10.9381 driver), Win ...
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Windows 7 Keyboard Repeat Rate and Delay are Reset on Resume from Standby / Sleep

I always keep my keyboard repeat rate at the maximum and the delay at the minimum for optimal keyboard responsiveness. Under Windows 7 however, I have found that the rate and delay are reset to the ...
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What to do when machine fails a Prime95 stress test?

In an effort to diagnose the cause of random resets and freezes I have been running a series of stress tests on my two year old computer. Thus far the machine has passed nine hours of the Prime95 ...
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How to reset a Fritz!Box DSL router to factory settings?

I need to change the setting of router Fritz Box. The setting were set by another person. I can't connect to router using cable, may be standard port or address were changed. So the only option is to ...
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How to reset the password on a Windows 7 netbook?

I forgot my password on my Windows 7 netbook and I don't have a password reset disk. How can I get in? It's a brand new laptop so I wouldn't mind doing a system restore but I can't even do that since ...
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Ubuntu: Reset $PATH to factory default

I just made a mistake when adding a directory to path, and executed $ PATH=/path/to/my/directory/ instead of $ PATH=/path/to/my/directory/:$PATH Consequently, my $PATH variable now contains only ...
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Computer resetting semi-randomly

I'm having a problem with my desktop whereby it sometimes resets itself semi-randomly. For example, I'll switch it on, it'll boot an OS and shortly after getting to the desktop it will immediately ...
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Invoking 'Hotkey Mode' in IO Gear's GCS632U KVM Switch

Awhile ago I changed the switch port key to left control on my IO Gear USB Switch and I'd like to change it back to Scroll Lock. When I did this, I have some memory of believing that I had found an ...
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How to Shutdown PC by Pressing Power Button without asking confirmations?

I always Hibernate my PC. Sometimes when I boot, it does not recognize the mouse/keyboard or any USB devices. I've also setup it to go in sleep in 5 minutes. In that case I can't restart the PC so ...
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Emacs Shell: Reset Command

In bash, I can clear the screen with the clear command and I can clear the whole "buffer" with the reset command. I'm looking to accomplish the reset in Emacs *shell* terminal. Is there a command / ...
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Modify root password on MacOS X

On a Mac I do not have the root password, but I have a user with administrative privileges. Can I use it to reset the root password? Thank's. MacOS X 10.6.3
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How to reset MacOsX while keeping BootCamp?

I have MacOsX 10.8.2 installed on my MacBook Pro and Windows 8 licenced on a BootCamp partition. I have messed up my MacOsx partition (problems while programming, .h files not found, old applications ...
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Thomson router reboots unexpectedly with an apparent remote connection attempt

I've got a weird problem. Every so often my rooter (a Thomson TG585 v8 running version 8.2.7.8 of it's firmware) reboots itself. It seems to be associated with this message in the event log: ...
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Hosts file resetting on Windows 7

Recently I've noticed my hosts file resetting itself. D:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc (OS installed on D drive) First time it reset it to the default, and now for the first time its completely ...
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My computer is totally messed up, how can I reset it?

Ever since I formatted a partition (which was separate from all my files) to allow OS X to install on it (which never even worked) it has created nothing but problems. I have like 3 windows.old ...
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How does Windows Recover from “ROUTE /F”?

We all know about the ROUTE /F command in Windows which, according to its documentation: "Clears the routing tables of all gateway entries. If this is used in conjunction with one of the ...
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Why would my computer all of sudden reset clock, show new boot screen, and run fans loud?

I bought a new computer one year ago, it's worked fine (Windows 7). A few months ago, it started to not boot unless I removed my USB headphones connected to a USB hub, everything else worked fine. ...
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Canon MP980 Printer hard/complete reset

Is there any way to completely reset my MP980 Canon Printer, kind of like those little reset buttons in a hole you have to get a paperclip/pen to press? The reason is after changing the network ...
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How to reset a bricked Belkin Router model F5D7230

We have recently purchased a brand new Belkin wireless/g router model F5D7230-9. Version 9000zh. After getting it configured and having it run successfully for about a month it crashed (DHCP, Wifi ...
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Reset All My Passwords

I know there are some great apps out there for keeping track of passwords (see how-do-you-keep-track-of-all-your-passwords if you aren't familiar). I'm interested in additional features for managing ...
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Canon imageCLASS: how do I perform a factory reset?

I'm having trouble with a Canon imageCLASS MF8450c printer/scanner/copier (it fails to save scans to SMB shares). I've eliminated the obvious problems, so now I am just looking to do a factory reset ...
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Reset Windows Settings

I want to use a method to reset all windows settings. Install Windows Install all the softwares I need Backup registry After some time I like, Restore the registry backup to reset windows settings. ...
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Performing A Factory Reset On My Laptop

If I perform a factory reset on my laptop and sell, is it all possible for the person to whom I sold the laptop to access my files; in other words, are any traces of old files left behind, which the ...
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Why is my computer randomly restarting? How can I fix it?

I have a custom built desktop computer that I've been using since about a year ago. The main specs are: ASUS P8Z68-V LE Motherboard Intel Core i7 2600k Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram ASUS ENGTX570 GPU ...
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Nothing “saves” on mac

Mid 2009 iMac Lion 10.7.2 I've had the most obscure problem lately. I recently screwed over my mac by installing ubuntu, but forgetting to move GRUB. So I had to reinstall firmware and such. It's ...
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Reset gargoyle router to default

I have a Linksys WRT54GL router with gargoyle installed. Unfortunately, I've forgotten my password so now I'm trying to reset it. I've already tried the 30/30/30 hard reset method, but it didn't ...
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Reset Windows 8 (Partitions) [duplicate]

Will Windows 8.1 reset tool erase all the partitions or only the one on which windows 8.1 is located? In case if there is data on one partition and windows 8.1 is on the other partition? Thank you!
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Hardware reset of ThinkPad T520 BIOS for misconfiguration

Long story short, I fried up my nVIDIA video card on the Lenovo ThinkPad T520 and did a stupid setting in BIOS to force to use that video card. Without surprise the screen is black when I boot the ...
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Forgotten admin password, how to reset/re-install Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 locked because the password were lost, how can I change it without needing to reinstall it? A few weeks ago I set up a brand new Sony laptop running windows 8. ...
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can't get to admin page after factory reset netgear wg602

I have wireless Netgear wg602 on my home network (connected to my internet modem/router). I've had it secured and locked down to only accept connection from specific MAC addresses. I've forgotten ...
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How to reset computer without pressing 'reset button'

Maybe a bash command or something?
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Restoring the oxide layer of the NAND in a SSD to restore performance

I have a Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB SSD, and I understand how writing/erasing of the NAND wears out the flash. This is because writing/erasing the NAND damages the oxide layer surrounding the floating ...
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How to make password reset disk windows

I don't have floppy drive on my computer. Is there any way that i can make the password reset disk in a folders so that when i lose my passowrd then i can choose that folder to work as password reset ...
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cpu fan keeps getting faster after removing battery

I have recently pulled the battery out of the motherboard on an old Acer desktop to reset the bios, but when I put the battery back in after about 3-4 hours, and start it up, the cpu fan just keeps ...
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Reset BIOS on HP ProBook 4310s

I have a HP ProBook 4310s. I'm trying to reset the BIOS on it. When I took apart the laptop, I found that it doesn't have a CMOS battery to help me reset the password. Does anyone know how else I ...
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I need to reset a BIOS password using software on Windows 7

I need to reset the BIOS password of an Acer Aspire One NAV50 netbook. I know that the password is stored in CMOS and I need to invalidate its settings. I want to know if software compatible with ...
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How can I “reset” my CRT monitor?

I have a clunky old CRT monitor as my main monitor (iiyama make) that I've messed around with previously - the screen is slanted, curved and has a "zoom effect" that makes things get thinner toward ...
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Connections to Cotendo CDN servers are unreliable [closed]

I've been having a lot of trouble viewing certain websites - Gawker Media, DeviantArt, etc. - and through further investigation they all appear to be using a CDN called Cotendo. On my machine, and ...
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Why did Windows just reset?

I use KDE on a Debian-based Linux distro. I run Windows 7 in a virtual machine on a secondary desktop. Often times during the day, I hear the Windows startup sound. I would like to know why Windows ...
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Windows Mobile: what is the difference between warm-reset and cold-reset? [closed]

Windows Mobile: what is the difference between warm-reset, cold-reset, and clean-boot?
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Using Deep Freeze on XP, causes Firefox and IE to reset to default state on each reset

I am using Deep Freeze on our computers so on each reset, the computer is returned to it's original state. Each time this happens, Firefox and IE both go through initial startup mode each time ...
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Is it possible to find out when my computer crashed?

My XP machine mysteriously turned itself off last night. As far as I know, there's no cause, so I'm trying to track down when it happened so I can figure out what went wrong. I've followed the steps ...
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Chronic “Connection Reset” with new internet connection

I recently moved and switched to a new ISP. Since it was hooked up, I have been having experiencing a minute or two of "Connection Reset" whenever I try to navigate to a new website. This occurs ...
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Bios Clears Itself

For whatever reason, my computer regularly bluescreens. Oftentimes when it bluescreens the bios gets cleared. I doubt the CMOS battery is bad, as it is relatively new (the same with the power ...
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Factory reset on a DDWRT hacked router

I installed DDWRT on a linksys router and changed the default ip for the admin login. I'm trying to get back into the router but forgot what ip I changed it to. What would happen if I were to try to ...
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How to reset a FON SIMPL wireless router

I have a FON SIMPL Wireless router, and I need to reset it to factory default settings. The problem is, there simply isn't a reset button or hole I can insert a paperclip in to. Can't find anything ...
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Ubuntu home directory selectively reverting

This is perhaps the most bizarre problem I've ever come across, but my home directory in Ubuntu 9.10 seems to be occasionally reverting to a previous state. For example, I'll change a setting in ...
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Reset vTiger 5.4 password

A while ago I installed vTiger on a server for a co-worker. He forgot his password and asked me to reset it. There are some threads out there telling you how to reset the password on older versions of ...