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0answers
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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 ...
0
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1answer
47 views

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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1answer
37 views

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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2answers
38 views

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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1answer
42 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
64 views

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 ...
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0answers
82 views

Windows 8 System Restore After SSD Driver

Yesterday some updates I applied from Microsoft caused Windows to not start up. Now I want to do a system restore. The easiest way is through a windows repair disk I have created however I have a ...
8
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1answer
2k views

How to cancel Windows 8 drive repair

Windows detected an error on one of my nonessential drives in my desktop PC. It said it needed to reboot to fix the errors, so I rebooted and it started scanning the drive. However it is taking a very ...
0
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0answers
246 views

How do I escape windows repair install and start in normal boot?

I have a corrupted file in the OS (running a poweredge t410, windows server 2003 RT). Booting up in safe mode shows it stopped at acpitabl.dat. Google results led me to believe that the update.sys ...
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1answer
126 views

laptop screen goes blank

I have been trying to debug this laptop screen issue and the screen kinda flickers then it goes blank. The back light goes out as you can still see what is on the screen but it is very dark. There ...
0
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1answer
65 views

Standard toolchain / tasks to repair a windows 7 machine

A friend owns a Lenovo notebook. The system sometime does not boot Windows 7. If this happens, a black screen with a lifebelt boots. I've never seen such a lifebelt screen on another system (Windows ...
0
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1answer
404 views

Windows vista sfc /scannow unable to repair

After noticing that a computer I use at work - running an up-to-date Windows Vista - started freezing randomly I ran some tests and ended up with doing a sfc /scannow. This results in three files ...
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3answers
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How to repair xp corrupt registry file?

I have an instalation of windows xp. It has corrupt registry hive (SOFTWARE). I am able to access system32\config folder but I have no registry backup. System Volume Information folder contains only ...
2
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1answer
691 views

Chkdisk on a pre-boot authentication truecrypt drive via VirtualBox

2 drives: 150gb - Linux Mint (not encrypted) 300gb - Windows Vista 64-bit (truecrypt with preboot authentication) I need to repair my windows install (freezes trying to load a system dll, spinrite ...
1
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0answers
572 views

Bootable repair tool for Windows, created on OSX/Linux

My friend has an unbootable Windows laptop, most likely a software issue, but in any case I need to run chkdsk and maybe some other diagnostic stuff or otherwise get access to the files. Safe mode ...
1
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1answer
108 views

Troubleshooting laptop

My laptop wont boot past the windows error recovery page it just keeps cycling I have already tried running windows 7 repair disk, and it was not able to fix an issues, what would be my next step? *I ...
1
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1answer
456 views

Windows 7 install corrupt after update

How do I fix a corrupt Windows 7 installation by hooking it up to a brand new Windows 7 install? Installed some Windows 7 yesterday, mostly just optional fixes and it installed an update to my ...
6
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3answers
3k views

Windows 7 boot failure after update

Installed some windows 7 updates today, mostly just optional fixes and it installed an update to my IntelliType or IntelliPoint drivers (Keyboard & Mouse). It asked to reboot, computer gets to ...
0
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1answer
1k views

windows 7 failed to repair

I need to do a repair in a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit installation. I disabled antivirus. Inserted installation CD - Pressed install - Selected "Go online to get the latest updates for ...
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0answers
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Cancel or recover crashed repair / upgrade (innovation) install (phase 0) on Windows XP Pro SP3

I had some errors and problems in Windows, so I tried automatic repair from Windows. That failed and I get error: Internal Setup Data Structures are corrupted(phase 0) I searched the net, ...
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0answers
378 views

how can I determine the windows version without booting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine the installed edition of Windows XP if the OS does not boot up? I'm repairing a windows installation for someone, where it doesn't boot anymore. ...
4
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1answer
371 views

XP Pro repair CD - does Pro/Home disc matter?

I'm trying to repair an XP Pro install using the repair cd. The issue is a corrupted registry. Following the MS help center instructions, I made a batch file to replace the registry. It's not ...
5
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3answers
2k views

Which Linux LiveCD is best in general use for fixing windows boxes?

Story: At our University, the tech help desk is decidedly low-tech. Virus outbreaks are frequent and users, of course, haven't backed up. Recently I pulled out a Linux LiveCD (Mint 8 for the curious) ...
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1answer
143 views

SFC identified damaged files, but where to get source files for repair?

I have run SFC /SCANNOW on my Vista notebook. SFC identified server files that it said were also damaged in the backup location. The log in \windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log identifies all the problem files - ...
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4answers
2k views

Legality of using a burned CD with a legal CD-Key? [closed]

I have a friend that keeps a collection of burned Windows CD's; 2000, XP, Vista which he uses to repair peoples computers with. Now he justifies this by saying he uses the CD-Key on their OEM sticker ...
3
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6answers
11k views

Install Windows XP/7 without a CD drive when the BIOS does not support booting from USB devices

I have a computer that has a dead CD drive in it and it seriously needs a new installation of Windows (XP is on it now, but Windows 7 does not sound that bad). At first I tried making a bootable USB ...