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 you switch hard drives between iPod classic [on hold]

I'm trying to recover the data off an old 5th gen iPod classic. The connector on it is busted (someone bent back the pins), so my options are to either find a working equivalent and swap hard drives, ...
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Does the scanpst.exe has to match the Outlook version?

Do you know if there are any problems using a scanpst.exe from a different (newer) Outlook version with a *.pst from a (older) Outlook? Example: If I use the scanpst.exe from Outlook 2016 to repair a ...
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Grub rescue mode after deleting kali linux

I have a Windows 10 PC where Kali Linux was installed as a dual boot. I deleted the Kali partition from computer management. After I rebooted my PC, I got GRUB rescue mode > unknown filesystem. set ...
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What to check when replacing CCFL backlight inverter?

I've got a 22'' LCD monitor with a damaged CCFL inverter. It has the inverter (4 lamps), power and controller as separate boards. I would like to replace it with a 19'' LCD monitor part that has the ...
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How to repair damaged (corrupted) images?

I have deleted accidentally some photos from my computer. I have restored them using program, but some of them open as a black page. When I want to open with paint it says: "paint cannot read this ...
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“Windows Startup Settings” missing from Windows 10 Repair media

I recently created a Windows 10 image using the Media Creation Tool. I intended to use it for getting into safe mode in another computer, but the "Windows Startup Settings" option is missing from the ...
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Windows 10 Automatic Repair loop

My PC has two partitions: Windows 8 Professional Windows 10 Professional I was using Windows 10 yesterday and I saw the blue screen of death. I get the "Preparing Automatic Repair", then "...
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How do I repair a VMWare Disk file?

I have a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 (guest) running in VMWare Workstation (11.1.3 build-3206955) on Windows 7 (host). I recently was working and received the following message. The operation on file "C:...
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Computer fan clean has gone wrong

My fan for my laptop was getting dusty and I decided it was time for a clean. However when trying to start it back up it no longer worked. 2 weeks later I accidentally hit the power button and stayed ...
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Can't change my screen's brightness

I have an HP All-in-one desktop computer. It has Windows 10 installed in it. The problem I have is that I'm not being able to change the brightness of the screen from Windows (I can do it from the ...
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Is there an accessible LOG of REPAIR procedure in OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice?

I'm developing a PL/SQL tool for Oracle to export a query result set to a ODS file. It seems to work but when I try to open the document, I get the message that something is wrong so OpenOffice ask me ...
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PC won't work unless rebooted

When I turn on my PC, it starts alright but within a few minutes it starts to work too slowly, not allowing me to do anything, not even opening an Internet browser. Sometimes it even freezes. If I ...
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can i restore/ repair dev, proc & sys? elastix on asterisk (Centos)

well my hard disk started to get bad sectors and began to fail.. so i had to take a image, tried the clonezilla. every thing was alight till i restarted y machine and then kernal panic! & the ...
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CR2 Photos showing the correct file size for a photo but cannot open them or convert to jpeg?? Need help repairing

I was taking photos the other day at Glacier National Park and halfway through the afternoon the previews stopped showing up on my camera. After inserting the card into my computer I found that the ...
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Using Audacity to find and eliminate spikes

I downloaded a song that, for whatever reason, has tiny (much too short to eliminate using noise removal) peaks laced throughout it. The track is a little over an hour long, so finding and repairing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bad sectors in the same place?

My disk work perfectly but every time I found lot of bad sectors between the range 4000 Mb to 6000 Mb and remap them with tools Victoria or Hdd-Regenrator then CHKDSK /f /r. Can I make that range ...
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How to tell, using a live Linux USB, if a computer is damaged?

Story: I was driving to my Mother's for xmas with a brand new (albeit cheap; it's plenty for her) computer. Unfortunately, I got into an accident, and the computer flew from my back seat into my front ...
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Cannot access to windows

Today when I turn on my computer, it cannnot start windows and stops at the loading screen: Some minutes later, a system repair starts and it said "Checking disk for errors. This might take over an ...
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How can I repair a totally corrupt rpm db on centos 6.4 with no backup?

I am looking for help in repairing my Centos 6.4 rpm db. I had a disk failure and the backup rpm i have is not working also. I have googled the request and have come up with many different solutions ...
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Repairing HDD - help to command prompt

I've dropped and destroyed my HDD with family stuff and so on aboard, and I read online, that I should just use /R /F /X D: in commandprompt, runned as administrator. I did that, and this is my ...
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Is there a way to repair ripped off fan connectors?

The white ones with four pins that connect to the motherboard.
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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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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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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 files,...
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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 ...