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Can't enter BIOS password containing “!”

Yesterday, I added a password containing a ! to my BIOS. Unfortunately, the password prompt that asks for the password when you boot doesn't let you write a ! (i.e. the little * isn't added and it ...
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“Turn off router for 10 seconds” - Quantifiable? [duplicate]

Is there any quantifiable evidence to support power cycling routers for 10 seconds or any arbitrary amount of time, instead of just unplugging and plugging back in? This is related to troubleshooting ...
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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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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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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 10 'Reset this PC' effective for removing malware?

I've long fallen back on reformatting my hard drive whenever I've got a virus/malware/spyware, but now that I've upgraded to Windows 10 can I put those days behind me because of the 'Reset my PC' ...
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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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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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Windows 10: Will the reset feature save %appdata%

I want to use the "reset" function in Windows 10 (choosing to keep personal files). Which personal files will be kept? I am especially wondering if the settings of other applications (in %appdata% ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reset Windows Spotlight

I am using Windows Spotlight on the lock screen of my Windows 10 laptop, and I have accidently liked some photos, and the keep coming up. is there a way to 'change your mind' about a photo, or just ...
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Power On Self Test (POST) test on computer motherboard… How do you start the cycle?

Not entirely sure this question is the right match for this forum, but hey, electrons are definitely involved! I'm working on some defective computers. An obvious first step is to plug a computer ...
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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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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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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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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 files,...
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How to force hcitool scan

I'm using hcitool to discover BT devices. hcitool scan I works great but when it succeeds, the successive invocations will return the contents of the discovery cache and return immediately. I need ...
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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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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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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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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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Resetting Windows 8 password [duplicate]

How can we remove or reset Windows passwords in Windows 8, without logging in to windows first? In Windows 7, I used Hirens but it is not working for Windows 8. I am talking about local user ...
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What can cause the system to freeze in a way where even the reset button takes a long time to react?

What can be the reason for system freezes that are so "hard" that even the hardware reset button takes about 3 seconds until it actually resets the system (and then it actually powers down and up ...
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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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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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re-enable intel on-board vga without display

I have a DB85FL desktop board which appears to be faulty and i managed to lock myself out of it. I was trying out a new PCIe VGA but it would not show under windows or even in bios setup under pci ...
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How can I reset my Windows 10 PC, but keep drivers?

I ordered an ASUS Notebook as a Christmas present for my brother, and I've been working on optimizing and updating it. I've done all the work I needed to do, and now I want to reset the PC, so it ...
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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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Actiontec C1000a not factory resetting

I had changed around the ip settings on my C1000a dsl modem (which I'm trying to set up as a repeater since we no longer have dsl), and the issue is that I can no longer access the gui. I've tried ...
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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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What is the method to reset the Planar 1910m monitor?

My monitor (a Planar, apparently model number PL1910M) is not working. (It is flashing a green / orange sequence which I believe to be an error code. The sequence, in case it helps consists of orange ...
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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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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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Clean install using the reset computer option

I found this extremely useful topic about how to perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10 I go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Reset ->Get Started I get these 2 ...
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Factory reset for Canon MF4690 ImageClass?

I have a Canon MF4690 ImageClass. It has a lot of issues working with SMB. I've already tried to use the web interface for it which crashes after a few page views. I have called Canon support several ...
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How to reset computer without pressing 'reset button'

Maybe a bash command or something?
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How to reset the terminal under Cygwin?

Under Linux, I can clear terminal output with a simple reset from the command line. Under Cygwin, it appears reset does not work: I also tried reset 0 and reset 1 with no joy. And I even tried the ...
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Asus router how to disable reset button [closed]

I am trying to set parental control on an Asus router. However, my son always reset my router to change the parental setting. Is that anyway that I can disable the reset button?
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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 ...