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What I do when my computer at work starts whining. Only works for a few seconds though.
An operation which when performed on any large file (which is defined as something that takes more than ten minutes to transfer), will fail with about thirty seconds to go.
A switch found on early-ish IBM PC and compatible machines, when they realised that it may be necessary to slow a computer down from the speed of a snail to the speed of a dead snail.
The button is still found on many PCs, for no apparent reason other than to confuse people when they go for the reset button.
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