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comment Random Restarts [Not Heat Related]
You should look at each event log before the time the PC crashed to see what the last events were before the system stopped writing to the logs. If no events help explain what caused the reboot, I would do a chkdsk if that is clean start removing/replacing components to see if the problem persists.
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comment How can I print out a PDF substituting pixels for blue pixels?
I agree Gimp probably isn't the right tool. If you don't have Acrobat, Illustrator and need a free tool to modify a PDF, I would look at Inkscape (inkscape.org). Inkscape may have a font substitution problem depending on what the PDF uses and your system. Gimp will rasterize text, so you would need to open the page at a high dpi for text to appear smooth. I would say at least the resolution you intend to print at. But Inkscape would be a better choice.
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answered Converting from Word to PDF
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comment Recover a file filled with zeroes (nuls) after power loss
Sorry, I don't know the titles of any truly professional tools. If it is that important, you will probably need to send the drive to a data recovery business like krollontrack.com/data-recovery. Some places have a deal that you only pay if they recover data. You should check with them to see if they can recover overwritten data or just do recover from damaged drives (like water damage). Sorry about the file, and good luck getting it back.
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answered Recover a file filled with zeroes (nuls) after power loss
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comment Brand new HDD acts very slow
I was wondering what version of Windows, and Model of hard drive. Also, how much RAM does the machine have, because if sleep mode actually shutdown the hardware, you are basically doing an awake from hibernate. If you have a lot of RAM, it has to load it all in. If you had a bad or under rated cable (SATA1, vice what you need), all disk access would be slow (e.g. transferring large files to/from the disk).
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comment ZFS + dedup: copy many small files fast
Something else that may help is if the two servers you are transferring between both have ZFS, and you can use snapshots, you may be able to use ZFS Send and ZFS Receive to transport the snapshot(s) from one zpool to another, even between machines. In that case, rsync wouldn't be required for the transfer.
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comment ZFS + dedup: copy many small files fast
I too believe snapshots could save you from needing to do the copy for backup purposes (and should be much faster). That said, the copy speed does seem slow. ZFS takes a lot of CPU because all the checksums. Dedupe takes a lot of RAM. I can't over state having gobs of RAM and adding L2ARC cache drives to the pool to improve dedupe performance. The more RAM & cache you have, the more file hashes the computer can keep in memory, the faster the file system finds the duplicate files to dedupe. (Also, if compression is set high, that would require more CPU, but that is the tradeoff for backups.)
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comment ZFS + dedup: copy many small files fast
+1 for snapshots
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