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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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