Repairing is the process of fixing any sort of problem that arises out of a situation. It usually refers to mechanical or electrical systems as well as any other type of computer or physical infrastructure system.

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Sfc scannow without Windows 7 CD

Does anyone know a way to repair Windows 7 using sfc /scannow without Windows 7 DVD? I know that people used to overcome this on XP by changing the path used by sfc tool to i386 folder on C: drive (if ...
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No Windows 7 repair option after system upgrade

I upgraded my motherboard, CPU and RAM yesterday but my system won't boot anymore. I've got Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I expected to run into some sort of boot problems and created a bootable ...
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Restore right-click menu on taskbar icon in Windows 10

SCENARIO I've been customizing a Windows 10 TH2 ISO image using the WinToolkit application, and manually using DISM to remove features and packages from the mounted Install.wim image, I also ...
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Replace power button soldered to mobo on Dell Inspiron One 2305 [closed]

I have this Dell Inspiron One 2305 that I just got, love these systems. It was left in the snow, I managed to fully get all the water cleaned out and dried up before turning in on. Problem was, my ...
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How to fix a SVN Repository where it allows checkin of source code or text files but not binary files or jars?

I've recently been given the job of taking care of our company's SVN installation, and sure enough one of the repositories stored on it has a problem. What I see is that if I make a fresh check out ...
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How will i know that the one part of multipart file is corrupt or just need to re-download? [duplicate]

I have downloaded multipart rar file, how will i know that the one file is need to download again, either the the volume is corrupt or the file is corrupt... I'm hoping you so to answer my question, ...
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Repairing an old Windows computer without install disks

I am trying to fix an old HP Pavilion dv9000. I think the system got corrupted, after different people tried to fix it. When I start it up the HP logo shows up then this: then: then: then: ...
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Swapping the PCB of a HDD, how to make sure to have the right firmware?

I have got a broken HDD, it is not recognized in any way in my operating system. I took the model number "st100LM024" and ordered a used one on ebay. Unfortuneately I didn't know that these HDD's can ...
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Basically Everything [closed]

Okay, I just started looking at tutorials online and doing Codecademy, CodeSchool, Linux Academy, Cybrary.it, etc, etc. but I still don't understand most of the solutions/questions people discuss on ...
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Looking for a replacement audio jack

I am trying to repair a PC audio jack, however I am not able to find a replacement which is the same as the original. This is the PC board that I am reparing. I am reparing the headphone port. On ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate Repair Install Fails Even After Modifying Registry

My Windows 7 Ultimate OS is corrupted, so I am trying to complete a repair reinstallation. I discovered that a repair install is not possible unless I "downgraded" the version od Windows installed on ...
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Can I see why Windows 8 decided that an automatic repair was required?

I got an Acer laptop that works just fine, when it boots... and the problem is that it wants to do an automatic repair pretty much every other boot. And at times, that takes 5 or 10 tries before it ...
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Water spilled on my laptop's keyboard [duplicate]

Friday night, the night before a long day of travel, I spilled water on my laptop just before I was about to close it down and put it in my bags. I waited a few minutes before fetching paper towels to ...
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Automatic repair loop and hard drive diskpart errors

HP dv6-6035ed with Windows 10 I could not start up my notebook, and was redirected to automatic repair. However I got stuck at automatic repair. Error code: 0xc000009 Subsequently I was ...
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Windows 10 November update stack on endless Reboot/Restart

Today I started updating my Windows 10 Professional to Threshold 2, but it started restarting all the time, I can't start up the PC. I tried from the Grub2 menu the option "Windows Recovery ...
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Windows bootable install media hangs with faulty drive

So, this laptop does not have a battery and the power was cut accidentally, when it was turned on again it just could not boot, I tried to mount the filesystem in read-only mode using a linux live USB ...
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Strange black rectangles on screen appears on random [duplicate]

In last month black rectangles and squares suddenly started to appear on the screen, usually when I am in Chrome. (Click image to enlarge) I updated the graphic drivers, tried to reinstall ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 10, keeping existing apps and files?

After running a checkdisk and rebooting to repair files, Windows 10 now boots to a black screen with no mouse cursor. (Specifically, I restarted to perform a checkdisk, which completes to 100%, the ...
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Can you fix a bent/broken USB thumb drive?

My USB stick broke from me bending it. It's a Toshiba TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive 32GB - Red, which is a FAT32. When I opened it up and looked at the PCB, one of the 5 connectors on the PCB ...
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Windows 7 doesn't starts, System shuts down abruptly

I have a Dell Inspiron(N5010) laptop which has an I5 processor. My system had a genuine Windows 7 (Ultimate edition)[Plus Ubuntu installed]. It also has 4 GB of RAM. I am facing troubles while ...
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Windows corrupted

I execute sfc /scannow it tells me windows : Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. ...
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After thunderstorm, monitor won't turn on

As a result of thunderstorm I had a power outage in my apartment. I had unplugged all the power cords of the computer during the storm but after the power came back the monitor wouldn't turn on. I am ...
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Waking a Dead Laptop

I have a HP 430 laptop. I described it's problem before on this site. Here it is: Screen broken, cannot see repair instructions The problem is this: Prologue My laptop screen has a crack and ...
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Windows 10 Automatic Repair FAIL (constant loop)

I upgraded my pc to windows 10 few weeks ago and it was all good until today when without warning the pc decides to constantly display the blue screen with the error code IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED. I ...
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Windows XP Windows Installer pops up every time I right-click any folder icon

I am using Windows XP with SP3 on Intel SATA Desktop Board and an SMPS that has only SATA Connectors; moreso, my new PC cabinet does not have a Floppy Drive. I needed to REPAIR my OS. But my old ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start after malware cleaning

I've got my friend's laptop and was asked to clean it. After running Malwarebytes, CCleaner, AdRemover the Windows won't start. Automatic repair doesn't work. According to ...
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Windows 10 automatic repair loop not showing mouse [closed]

I upgraded my pc to windows 10 from windows 7. Everything is installed fine. I signed into the microsoft account and i set the pin. After that I rebooted pc and showed it me this: Your pc did not ...
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using ffmpeg to repair corrupted MP4 video files from Xiaomi Yi

did not know wether to create a new thread or to post in an existing one. Decided for the first option, as my case seems to be a little different as I do not have one video corrupted but plenty of ...
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Repair file detected as corrupted by System File Checker

I ran the sfc /scannow today on the system and it returned the following: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log ...
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LG LCD monitor malfunction / repair

I have problem in my LG monitor 19" LCD. It is not working and the power LED signal light is showing both blue and amber light (very weak, not as usual) and not functioning. I checked and every ...
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Windows 8 64 bit - Automatic Repair loop

This is not the first time I have face this problem. Last time when I stuck in this loop I just reinstall my computer. But right now I don't have the CD Win 8 or iso file so I find the solution from ...
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How to change microswitches (left/right “mouse button”) on Logitech G700?

I already have the new microswitches (left and right mousebutton). Seems like the original ones are for 10 Million clicks, my new ones are for 20 M - OMRON D2FC-F-7N(20M). That's just for whoever ...
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How do I remove the base of my laptop?

How do I remove my laptop Base? I've removed all the screws and the bottom nearly comes off, but there are these clip sort of things under where the battery should be that I've never seen before My ...
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Mouse partially broken?

So, my mouse broke a couple of days ago. It's a Vengeance M60 and it is just awesome. The problem came to life after I had plugged and unplugged the mouse a couple of times. The LED underneath the ...
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Font contains bad /Widths - PDF error

I have PDF file which designed very long before and its contains some fonts which are unavailable in my new computer. The PDF file shows the blank white space in adobe reader, but if I open it in my ...
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What is a cheap replacement for keyboard legs?

I have a regular keyboard that I like that had one of its two legs on the underside break off. As parts of the small plastic fell off and attempts to glue it back together failed, I gave up on the ...
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Windows XP repair installation keeps restarting

I have a windows XP machine which was working absolutely fine until yesterday. Then suddenly it won't boot in normal mode. Tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode Command prompt, Last known good configuration ...
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Is there a way to check/repair a VirtualBox .vdi disk?

I extended a disk with the command: VBoxManage modifyhd <absolute path to file> --resize <size in MB> But now the disk is seen like empty, without even a partition, will not boot. I ...
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How to enter bios before windows 8.1 start-up?

I have Acer aspire v5 laptop with windows 8.1 builtin, the is that windows started up with message says Diagnosing your pc and it take about 10 hours to show me the next page, my question is how to ...
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WiFi driver suddenly stops working, reinstalling does nothing

The problems started last week when I booted up my laptop. I noticed when I logged in a connection symbol with an (X) on it. Hovering over it says Not connected - No connections are avaliable. I run ...
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Internal hard drive can see files but not copy them

I had Windows installed on that drive before but when I forced a restart directly from my computer the drive wasn't accessible from the bootloader. What I am trying to do is (now that I have installed ...
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How to recover from bad VBox Guest Additions build?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (fully patched). Last week, the kernel took an update. So I [virtually] inserted the VBox Guest Additions CD and then proceeded to build it. I don't recall having any problems. ...
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How to recover from accidental deletion of certain files in the c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319 folder (on a 64 bits OS)?

I am running Windows 8 (64 bits). At some point while I intended to delete all the files under c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files\ I found myself attempting to ...
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Repairing windows boot

I have two computers - a desktop and a laptop. The desktop has multiple hard drives attached - an SSD (Windows), two internal drives and an external drive. The Windows installation was on the SSD ...
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Prevent boot from recovery partition

I have an asus laptop, model K43U installed with windows 7 starter which works normaly and perfectly. It has 2 users, both with a password. Until yesterday, while i logon with my User credential, my ...
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how do you fix a corrupt microsd card that's is not responding to anything?

My Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit computer froze up so I had to shut it down by holding the power button. Then when I restarted I got the Windows 8.1 problem where the computer freezes at personalized ...
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Laptop brightness and contrast drastically changing when unplugged

Whenever my laptop is plugged in, it works perfectly fine. However, when I unplug it, the screen starts changing drastically in contrast and brightness until I plug the laptop back in. I replaced the ...
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How can I fix/patch a small hole in an LCD monitor?

I’ve had this tiny little hole in my LCD panel for a couple years now, and it’s been bothering me. It must have been hit by someone not paying attention or during a move. It is not dead/stuck ...
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Why won't my HP Elitebook 8450p turn on?

I suppose before I get into the details, I should provide a tl;dr. My HP Elitebook 8450p absolutely will not power on, under any circumstance. A more detailed description of my problem: I'm ...
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HP Laserjet 4l paper jam - probably electronics behind phototransistor defect - how to check?

I have a problem with our old HP Laserjet 4L. The paper jam indicator flashes after the printer fed the 2nd sheet of paper a few centimetres into the machine. The first page after powering on the ...