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Can't align print heads enough on Canon Pixma MX722

I have a excellent condition, but not brand new, Canon Pixma MX722 printer. I have purchased and installed new, genuine (IE. from Canon) cartridges in it. Even when I set the print head alignment for ...
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My laptop keyboard no longer works after dusting out laptop

After a long while of not cleaning my laptop I decided to spray out the inside of the laptop. After finishing cleaning and turning it on, and waiting for a Windows update to run, I found that my ...
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How to see the amount of toner left for Canon imageCLASS D320 printer?

I am having trouble finding out how much toner I have left in my Canon imageCLASS D320 printer. I've figured out that I need to press the “Additional Functions” button and then the # button to get to ...
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What tests should I run before my laptop's service warranty expires?

I just got an email warning me that my laptop's hardware service warranty will expire very soon. What tests should I run to identify components that are at risk of failing? I am running Fedora Linux ...
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What regular maintenance should I do on my SSD (primary Windows drive)? [closed]

Should I do anything in addition to ChkDsk /f ? And how often?
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Safe to delete empty folders from c:\windows\assembly?

I noticed that after some programs are uninstalled, they leave empty folders in c:\windows\assembly\ (Windows 7). Although there is no harm in keeping these folders, I want to keep things tidy and ...
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Gmail: Remind me if my site is down

I desire to make my Gmail account to test if my website is down (if it doesn't return 200/OK HSC in a followed URL). I'll just pass a domain, choose timing (once per month / two months / other timing) ...
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Windows - can't run “sfc /scannow”, because another maintenance task is in progress

I tried to fix a friends laptop by repairing corrupt system files with sfc /scannow but I always get a message saying something like "there is another maintenance in progress" please try it later. But ...
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How to remove smell of cigarettes from PC setup [duplicate]

I recently moved out of a place with three roomates who smoked indoors. They smoked in the basement which is also where my PC was set up. I left my PC on nearly all the time so it's been breathing ...
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What kind of periodic maintenance should I carry out on HDD backup?

I have a bunch of directories backed up on an external HDD - not an SSD, a magnetic disk. The backup is just onto a single disk (yes, I know, an extra HDD with a copy would be a good idea; but that's ...
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Is it “better” for flash storage to fill with 1's instead of 0's?

When I backup a drive, I like to compress the image, so I fill it first with all the same value so the free space collapses to almost nothing: cat /dev/zero > ~/zeros sync rm ~/zeros For a ...
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Is just me or we are in much extents, powerless when debugging/diagnosing Windows? [closed]

Is there a vast logging system? Like what we see in /var/log on Linux? Is there some place where I can search for "error IDs" or things like this and somewhere that documents so I can study it? Many ...
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Does running laptop on AC with battery degrades battery?

I am using a laptop for long periods of time with battery on and plugged to AC. Does this degrade my battery? The battery gets charged to 100% and stays at it for the remainder of the time.
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How can I manage Visual Studio?

I have installed Visual Studio Express 2013 some time ago, and now I want to manage components that VS installed with. Remembering that installing VS takes hours of a life time - is there a quick way ...
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dell: what else could be the cause of the inspiron 1526 not showing the bios

My dad just gave me his old inspiron 1526, which does not show the bios when booting (see image below of what I should have) I have a black screen at start, without any HD booting noise and of course,...
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Can saliva destroy my computer?

Usually when I am working with the computer's internals, I have to speak clearly and loudly so that whoever I'm working with can hear me, with my head pointing down. However, sometimes this causes me ...
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Removing Gherpe Rootkit [duplicate]

Fixing a laptop for a friend. Windows XP I ran GMER and in red font I see [AUTO] gherpe I've already ran combofix, twice now. I see it's linked to zgovodnm.dll if I remove that .dll file should it ...
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What the technical difference between Serviceability, Manageability and Maintainability of a system?

Aren't Serviceability and Maintainability almost serve the same purpose in term of IT architecture so how to they exactly differ?
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How do I clean just one color of my inkjet printhead?

I've got an Epson SX235W printer that has four separate ink tanks - black, cyan, magenta and yellow. I recently had to replace the cyan and subsequent prints didn't come out properly - the cyan was ...
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What are the minimum steps needed to remove the bottom cover of a Lenovo T400 laptop?

I want to remove the bottom cover of my laptop to access the bottom side of its motherboard. The Lenovo maintenance manual contains lots of unneeded steps (e.g. remove bios battery?!). What are the ...
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Canned air spray got liquid all over my PSU [duplicate]

Wanted to remove dust from my PC with a canned air aerozol "duster". Tried it a couple of times without applying to my computer and all seemed fine. Decided to go for the PSU first: since it's a the ...
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BASH: finding partition from diskutil output

I'm trying to search the output of a command listing local drives to find a partition called EFI on the boot HDD. I've written a really dirty oneliner as I can't seem to work out how to effectively ...
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Microsoft disk integrity tools like ScanDisk, CheckDisk, and Error-Checking? How do they differ? [closed]

There's been something I've been curious about regarding 'disk integrity' tools for sometime now... Specifically, as regards computers that use an operating-system by Microsoft, there's been 4 tools ...
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Replace pickup roller on Canon mf8080cw, cannot access service menu

I have a Canon mf8080cw printer that I need to change the tray pickup roller (not the ADF). This roller needs to be rotated in order to be removed. It is my understanding that this is done through a ...
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Lubricating a mechanical keyboard [duplicate]

My 1.5 year old son decided to test if my keyboard was compatible with the remains of a can of Red Bull, which obviously wasn't empty enough. It only affected a few keys, so it was somewhat easy to ...
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HDD maintanance. minimal power on of external hard drive (for backup) [duplicate]

I want to use a external hard drive (not ssd) for backup. however I have heard that because of the mechanical nature of a HDD, it needs to be powered on and spin regularly to maximize its lifespan. ...
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How to solve white stripes issue on printer

I have an old Lexmark x502n Laser Multifunction color printer. It works perfectly, except it stripes everything I print with white lines: I searched on internet and it seems that whenever something ...
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What functions do registry cleaner programs perform and has Microsoft stated a recommendation on their use? [closed]

My IT folks tell me programs like CC Cleaner, AVG, Advanced System Care and other one-click and registry cleaner programs aren't worth using. They say that they can do more harm than good. I agree ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise - How to remove “Maintenance Folder” and its respective shortcuts for all the users in a domain?

I am trying to remove the "Maintenance Folder" and cleanup the statr menu for my company. I seem to have hard time to remove this folder. Is there any registry value or GPO setting to deploy in order ...
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Compile from source and ensure updatability

I would like to setup a new server with the following packages Ngnix with SPDY and PageSpeed extension PHP-FPM with Phalcon extension MySQL with Sphinx extension Sphinx In order to have the most ...
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How reset to default TaskScheduler in Windows 8.1

I did some confusion with the taskscheduler and in particular with the maintenance options. How to restore default settings?
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Will using a bicycle pump to clean my laptop damage it?

I have a Lenovo G580 laptop. Unfortunately, there is no way to access the fan even after opening maintenance hatch, so I have no real way of removing dust from the cooling vents without using some ...
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SMART-Test never finishes

When running SMART-Tests using smartmontools, they NEVER finish. I always get "Interrupted (host reset.)" on various different systems and disks, including Debian in x86 and ARM, OS X on x64, with ...
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Run htop over ssh via single command

I want to run htop over ssh - but launch it automatically on a keyboard-less system with a shell script. My first idea was ssh user@test.home 'htop' but: Error opening terminal: unknown. Is there ...
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UPS - practical maintenance advices to help end-user keeping batteries (classic lead acid models) in good shape

I have read that most (maybe all?) UPS devices for personal computing have lead-acid batteries inside. As long as its chemistry, compared to lithium-ion, is very different, I would like to know ...
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How to get status of Windows 8.1 maintenance?

How do I get the status (5% complete, 10% complete, etc.) for the Windows maintenance, once it is running? Can that be turned on, if it exists, when not running? I am running Windows 8.1 Professional ...
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Is any special maintenance required for an edible ink printer?

Is there any special maintenance required in order to maintain food safety and keep the printer operating correctly? For example, do I need to manually clean the print head periodically to prevent ...
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How can I perform Disk Cleanup on all user accounts that exist on a computer?

Can you help me with some ideas regarding a possible way that I can use for performing maintenance tasks on all computer users in one shot (e.g. Disk Cleanup, Registry Cleanup)? I would like to kill ...
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What is Windows Automatic Maintenance? and How can I manually disable it? [duplicate]

It really frustrates me and I can't disable it! Automatic Maintenance seems to take forever and reaches 80% in CPU usage or more, if it's ran automatically it stops as soon as I touch the Touchpad but ...
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Does a windows 8 PC REALLY need maintenance every few months by a tech expert? [closed]

OK, is this for real, or is my AntiVirus company trying to pull one over on me? I have a Windows 8 HP Envy laptop a little under a year old. I purchased WebRoot antivirus at Best Buy when I bought ...
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Auto maintanence for Windows 8 will not stay disabled

It is imperative that I disable auto maintenance and do it manually because I need access to my PC at odd hours. I thought I had disabled it by going to Schedule Task > Task Scheduler > ...
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Why does computer slow down after not using for a long time?

I have a computer but I don't use it often (about once a month). Every time I turn on the computer, it slows down noticeably and the fan just gets louder and louder. It still slows down overtime even ...
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Windows doesn't put computer to sleep or turn it off after turning it on for maintenance

I've configured Windows to turn my computer on during the night to perform maintenance: However, I've found that after it does this and finishes maintenance, it doesn't put the computer to sleep, ...
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What is the PCI card that tells you what's wrong with the computer?

First, I'm not sure if this is the correct place, so apologies for that. Second, I want to know how to easily identify the hardware faults. I heard about this PCI card that when connected to the PC ...
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How to check what was installed by Windows Automatic Maintenance?

Windows Automatic Maintenance (on windows 8.1) just finished and during about 2 hours it consumed 6GB of disc space (which is very valuable as I have 128GB SSD only). How can I check what it installed ...
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Include job in bak to be activated on restore

I have a database with stored procedures and a maintenance job that runs some of the stored procedures nightly. When I take a backup of the database, is there any way that I can include the job in ...
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How to protect my portable HDD from physical damage? [closed]

I have a 1TB Portable HDD - Western Digital: My Passport. I usually keep it in my pocket and move around a lot, I wanted to know what I can do to protect it from possible damage (if there is any). I ...
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What should I make my computer do while I'm away from keyboard? [duplicate]

During the day, usually I'm away from my computer for 3-5 hours. I also sleep 6+ hours every night. I run Arch Linux x64 on my computer. Besides the usual things that do not require user ...
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After uninstalling Media Player Classic some shortcuts are left behind

I uninstalled Media Player Classic but some short cuts are left behind that don't work anymore. For example the "Play Video" option when the external hard drive is shown is now invalid. How can I ...
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How to clean hardware with an air compressor?

Can I safely use an air compressor to clean the internal components of a computer or might hardware be damaged if the air compressor is too powerful?