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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Can laptop screws be removed without scratching off their color (tampering)?

The laptop hard drive I'm trying to fix is dying soon. I happen to have a same model, size, type and brand hard drive in an external enclosure which has even less start/stop cycles, is younger and ...
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I foolishly detached the fiddly “push pin” cooler from a client's old PC. Here are some possible plans of action. What would you do, and why?

A client of mine brought me an outdated home PC. The specs: It's a compact tower PC, sixteen inches tall. It includes a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 and 1 GB of RAM. An independent computer store built it ...
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Computer freezes freequently and intermittently when playing videos from the web

Previously my laptop showed IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED BSOD error. I asked the community in this post. I did not do anything to fix the issue. But now when I play videos on ...
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How to repair backup of .mdf file database? [migrated]

One of our clients gets the following error when trying to backup a database: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: SQL Server detected a logical consistency-based I/O error: incorrect checksum ...
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Is it likely that replacing usb pcb will fix blown usb port?

I have an HP Folio 13 laptop. While plugging in an external SSD drive I managed to blow up the drive, and at the same time damage 1 laptop USB port. There is the "burnt electronics" smell in the ...
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How can I delid or disassemble my v7800 video card to clean its fan?

The fan of my V7800 ATI FirePro videocard has recently gotten insanely noisy, and I suspect it's the dust in the fan. I took it out and tried to open it by loosening all screws, which took off the ...
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How to reconnect Raid drives

I'm running Windows 7 and had two 2T drives connected in a Mirrored Raid which showed as Drive E. Last week I noticed I have a new Drive G as well and on inspection, realized it was the mirrored E ...
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My D Drive is Read Only

After failing to import data from one Oracle database to another (in my D drive) my computer hung and I had to manually reboot my machine. Now my D drive is read only. I cannot create files, add ...
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How can I repair a Windows 7 installation that will work with the upgrade method?

I got a computer here that is running Windows Home Premium 64-bit. The machine has something wrong with the networking stack and after everything I am just decided to nuke the system folder and do a ...
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Repair EFI Bootloader?

I'm aware there are other topics on this subject, but i've tried the fixes to no avail, hence making this post. So I had a 1TB HDD with Windows 8.1 installed along with a partition with a recovery ...
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Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what? [closed]

I dropped a Seagate 3 tb EHD about a foot or so and now it's corrupted. Sometimes the drive shows up and sometimes it doesn't. When it does I can sometimes access the files briefly but then it seems ...
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How to repair a failed solid state drive

I had an internal SSD fail on me after 2 years of use (a Micron C400 512GB SSD). I wanted to try and repair it myself. Dismantling it is easy. Things look good; physically the board is super clean and ...
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Automatic Repair fails to repair my PC

I ran into an issue on Windows 8.1 that can be fixed (according to articles I've read online) by running automatic repair, so that's what I tried to do. Each time I run it, automatic repair fails and ...
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Notebook Repair

I hope this is the right subforum for this. Background: So, I have an Asus k53e notebook, and a week or so ago, it started going into hibernation at random intervals. I checked the system log, and ...
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How to create a PC toolkit on a single CD for windows 7 32 or 64bit? [closed]

It is my first time creating a toolkit and I do not know how to start. The purpose is to make it diagnose faults, tune the PC and record or backup data from windows PC with no hardware errors that ...
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Windows 7 Repair using installation DISK say 0 MB on the system drive

Last Night due to some reason or so my laptop with windows 7 SP 1 64 Bit crashed. I get the blue screen every time I try to boot in. So I decided to repair it using the Installation media. Now , I am ...
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Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?

I have 3 u2311h monitors in an eyefinity setup. For aesthetic purposes, I do not want to replace the faulty one with a newer u2312hm. The problem with the faulty one is as follows: For the past few ...
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UPS will work on power but not battery

I have an old APC Back-UPS 200 I'm hoping to use for my PC. Connected to power it works fine. When unplugged it emits a "i'm on battery power" constantant tone. The 2 plugs on the back are not ...
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USB not recognized or showing a drive letter

I have a SanDisk Cruzer that suddenly stopped being recognized today. It's two years old and has been through the washing machine a few times (though not recently) so it's entirely possible the ...
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“There are currently no logon servers to service the logon request” for school's computer lounge

I'm currently the IT guy for my school's computer system, and I've officially ran into a problem that I just cannot solve on my own, and I'm really hoping you guys can help me out here. It started a ...
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Windows 7 doesn't start up after updating

I updated my windows 7 32-bit machine but after some restarting now it doesn't start up. That is it doesn't show the desktop screen. I tried to repair it using Start up Repair but it can't fix the ...
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How long should “searching for windows installations” take?

The computer booted today and sat forever on the Starting Windows screen. Finally put in the Windows 7 Home Premium install disk and chose the repair option. It listed the Win7 OS, which I chose, but ...
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Startup Repair with CD

Google doesn't seem to give any clear answers to this. I have a broken Windows XP install which I need to repair. I have the CD. When I boot from the CD, I do not get an option to press R. I only get ...
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Windows 7 x64 - Short Circuit Reboot

Since a few days ago, my computer has been rebooting out of nothing. It started when I was working behind Microsoft Office Word 2010, doing a project. When it reboots, it's like someone pulls the plug ...
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My pegasus R6 - my Mac says it requires repair

My Mac says my Pegasus R6 disk is corrupt and not repairable Downloaded utility and updated to recent firmware - still not able to fix
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Mobile connected to pc, and Windows asked for repair. Now, the “Camera” folder is gone and lost my 3 years photos

Today, I connected my Nokia 5230 mobile using data cable to PC, as Mass Storage Device. When connected, Window(win7) showed a popup saying that there are some issue with the device and asked me ...
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Accessible materials with same refractive index as polycarbonate [duplicate]

There is a common home-remedy for scratched flat-screen monitors that says to rub a bit of petroleum jelly into the scratch. The rationale being that because the jelly has a similar refractive index ...
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Repairing-without-formatting a Read-Only/writeprotected USB drive

I've got a 32gb USB 3.0 thumbdrive and it's been acting up on me as of late. Most of the time I could just unmount and remount it on my Mac's main partition and viola, it'd be working again. However, ...
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Win 7 doesn't run in computer Y after installation done on computer X

I have 2 computers, one had problems booting the Win 7 installation CD, so I took the hard drive, put in in the 2nd computer and installed Win 7 there. Then, I moved the hard drive back to the first ...
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How can I disassemble a Viewsonic 1932wm-3 19 inch lcd monitor?

This is rather specific, however multiple models with similar model numbers have similar disassembly instructions. The problem is in the minor details. My ultimate goal is to access the power supply ...
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How to load drivers for Windows 7 Repair program?

When I run Windows 7 installation DVD there is Repair program there. It does not recognize my Windows 7 disk & partition and in effect my system is not listed in systems list. It asks me to load ...
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How to reinstall Windows MBR with no Windows listed?

There is nice article how to reinstall windows MBR: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 however there is a catch. I have Windows system, but when I go with repair mode it is not shown and as the ...
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How do I break auto repair loop on Windows 7

I am looking for sxsstore.dll for Windows 7 ultimate on AMD platform. I am stuck in repair loop. Did a sfc /scannow with a corrupted file found, yet unable to fix it. I started having the repair ...
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Laser printer pages covered with toner powder. What to replace first?

I'm working on a Dell 2150cn color laser printer. It is only about two years old but the one year factory warranty has expired. Symptom: When printing a page the paper comes out covered in dry toner ...
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Windows 7 boot error 0xc0000225 after falling down

My Toshiba netbook fell down and hasn't booted again. When I start Windows 7 it immediately says: Windows failed to start... Status: 0xc0000225 Info: The boot selection failed because a ...
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Preparing Automatic Repair appears out of nowhere & takes forever?

I shutdown my work machine (Windows 8.1 Pro) without any errors appearing (and without installing any new software and especially no new drivers the last couple days) yesterday evening, turned it on ...
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How much “jarring” is enough to damage a hard drive? [closed]

Roughly what amount of physical jarring is enough to damage a hard disk (like crashing the head onto the platter)? Yes, it's subjective, and all drives are rated differently, but I'm not looking for ...
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Quick checklist to attempt diagnosing my burnt monitor

I had left a monitor on for several days, and now it seems dead. The monitor is a 17" Samsung SyncMaster. I would like to determine if it is worth it to carry it to get fixed or just dump it. I ...
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What would cause a video card to show everything on the screen in one color (blue)?

I recently tried to upgrade to a better video card, and after putting it into my computer and installing the proper drivers, everything on my screen shows up blue... Not the blue screen of death, just ...
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Toshiba laptop charger not working properly?

I have a Toshiba laptop and basically, for the laptop to charge I have to apply a lot of pressure to the charger, so it shifts to the right, and it charges. My laptop's battery holds only 10 minutes ...
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How do I fix “hard freezing” issue when running games?

About 3 or 4 day's ago, while my roommate was playing a game on my computer that I had played plenty before, randomly hard froze. After rebooting and trying the game again, the same thing happened ...
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Part of the power connector broken and stuck inside laptop power jack - how to fix?

I have a Samsung ultrabook (the Apple-clone type that is not easily customizable and looks like it was made out of one part) and the insulating (wider part, not the actual center pin wire that carries ...
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Vista 2 administrator account disabled for repair

Vista service pack 2 ... I can: Turn on computer Listen to unending beeps Get into bios See that boot is set to 1. cd/dvd 2. usb 3 hard drive Load defaults I cannot: Save defaults I can: Reboot ...
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Advice on a laptop after a battery meltdown

I have an old but highly functional Dell Inspiron 1720 that I continue to use. The laptop is ~4 years old, but the battery is an aftermarket replacement about 18 months old. Two nights ago the ...
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Repairing corrupted Pen Drive

Last night, I formatted the Pen drive using Windows formatting tool. Once the format was done, I pulled it out without using "Remove device safely". Next time, I plugged in the device, the drive is ...
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Monitor turns on, emits sound, then lcd turns off [closed]

My monitor already fell for a few times from my bad (using it like a laptop) but this time the case of the monitor got open. I immediately closed it and when I turn it on: The ligght indicator turns ...
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Monitor has corrupted display at power, then fades to black

I have a Samsung Syncmaster 204B that's displaying garbage on the bottom half of the screen at power-up. After a few seconds, it starts to fade to black -- not uniformly, but spreading out over the ...
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Monitor won't turn on

I have an Acer flatscreen that works properly (I've tested it), connected to a graphics card that also works properly (also has been tested), and still it does not respond when I turn the computer on ...
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corrupted usb stuck on read only

I had a perfectly fine usb working normal 32GB. Now i reformat it with windoes to fat32. took it to mac to load image file using disk utility. which did not work. now the usb is set to read only. i ...
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Windows 7 Professional Un-bootable

Laptop running Windows 7 Professional hangs on the 'Startup Repair' before booting into Windows. I have left this screen on for over 5 hours (searching for problems) and nothing happens (clicking ...