Witnessing your computer or laptop succumb to hardware errors can turn your world into a panic-filled nightmare. You may have a rapidly approaching deadline overseen by a boss or teacher who won't care that your report is locked away in your hard drive, or you might recover from the hiccup only to discover vital or sentimental files have been corrupted. You can't predict every malfunction, but you can help reduce their likelihood by fighting a common culprit: dust.

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