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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Good non-commercial hardware diagnostic CD? [on hold]

I fix and optimize computers for myself and my friends, so I am looking for a good Live CD that I can just pop into a computer and it will run tests of all the major hardware components in order to ...
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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 ...
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Regular audio crackling/cpu spikes when connected to wifi?

I've had this problem for several weeks now, and haven'n managed to find a fix for it. It usually happens every 5-10 minutes, specially while watching a youtube video or using any thing which needs ...
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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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Macbook Unibody A1278 Midwall won't come loose on left side

I want to replace the trackpad of a Macbook Unibody (13" A1278). However, the midwall is stuck. Now I'm trying to figure out how to fix this without going to a repair shop. The first guide shows how ...
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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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Outlook 2013 will not save a new contact

I have to been able to add a new contact. When I save the following error window shows up. I run the repair tool but it does not solve the issue errors have been detected in the file ...
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My laptop battery just won't come out! (Lenovo U400)

I'm trying to remove the battery from a Lenovo U400 laptop. It should be as easy as taking out the screws from the battery, unplugging it from the motherboard, and lifting it out, but it's not! Once ...
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Live System Repair is not supported in my Mac Primary disk

My Mac system is stuck with the booting process and it automatically shutdown. While I tried to repair my Hard disk it shows Error:Live file system repair is not supported.
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Windows 2008 Server R2 won't boot after replacing hardware (BSOD 0x0000007B)

Synopsis: I moved, the PC (without the HD) got totalled, I ordered a new machine with the exact same hardware. Meanwhile, I tried to copy some files to another machine by plugging in the HD ...
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What does the Repair tool do in Programs and Features?

I've noticed that some of the issues our users have within a third-party application, Microsoft Office 2010 for example, can often be resolved by running the Repair tool within Programs and Features. ...
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sides of laptop windows 8.1 have turned black causing just the middle of the screen to be visual. how do I fix this

I have had this laptop for a couple of years now. Just 2 days ago both sides of the screen are black and will not go away. How can I fix this?
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How to replace front cover of a Dell 2145cn printer?

I have a Dell 2145cn and the front cover has broken to where it won't shut anymore. I have bought a replacement front cover and after trying to open the printer and replace the old one, I realized I ...
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Boot error: 0xc0000225. winload.efi. JUST SOMETIMES?

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop and made a clean installation of windows 8.1. After leavening some unallocated space, I've installed the latest Ubuntu version on it, having a dual boot. ...
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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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Laptop Power Jack Wire Repair

I know diddly squat about names of wires and parts, so I'll do my best. The power jack on my Acer Aspire 5720Z laptop went bad. I bought a new one. Almost as soon as I got it, I managed to pull one ...
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How to Fix Windows Exolorer alwas open folder in new window? [closed]

This is not just question, this is answer: Very simple. In CMD as admin type: regsvr32.exe "%Programfiles%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll" CMD will display message, that is fix succeeded !!1 DONE !
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Laptop with loose or failed DC jack, burnt but still functional motherboard [closed]

I have an ASUS G74SX laptop. Over time the DC jack deteriorated, probably by coming loose. The laptop would not charge unless I oriented the power cable in a particular way. Eventually, it started to ...
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Troubleshooting a port in a USB 2.0 bracket

I am currently troubleshooting a single port in a two-port USB 2.0 bracket (example here) that does not work. A USB bracket is a simple device (consisting only of cables and connectors) that connects ...
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Is it possible to send a Windows 8 System Repair Disc over the internet?

My friend's Laptop crashed and now I need to send a Windows 8 System repair to him over the internet since there is no other Windows 8 machine there. Is this possible? Specially since Windows 8 ...
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Windows 7 repair install hangs on “Windows is starting”

I'm trying to repair my Windows 7 Ultimate and it freezes on last reboot after restoring my files on "Starting Windows" logo. How to resolve this ? Some logs: 2014-08-10 17:19:49, Info ...
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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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0xc0000225 error on boot, can't access System Repair Disc

This has me stumped so I hope someone here will be able to help point me in the right direction. I've tried Google and cruised through the Stack sites but I probably missed something so any help would ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...