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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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 ...
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Broken front USB port

I have the following case, a Cooler Master Sileo 500 I had a USB dongle in one of the ports on the front which unfortunately I caught and broke the plastic bit inside. It worked on for a time until ...
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Fix corrupted NTFS files system?

I was copying some files over to my RAID (Drobo) connected to my Win7x64 computer and it hung up so i tried to cancel and restarting but when i restarted the computer as soon as it recognized the ...
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Do RAID cards do any proprietary processing or disk formatting?

I have a RAID 1 that's spordically healthy; I finally narrowed it down to a cracked SATA connector on the RAID board. If I hold it ~just~ right, i get full contact on the connector and everything ...
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Computer keeps shutting off and turning back on

This just started out today. My computer will be working fine one moment, and then it will completely shut off instantly (No windows message or anything), and turn back on in the next instant. After ...
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Accidentally ran “chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu /”, how to repair?

I accidentally ran "chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu /" on a cluster of 10 servers. I've since managed to repair the majority of the filesystem by initially editing /etc/rc.local, placing a lot of chown ...
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Unable to locate annoying noise source in HP DV6 laptop

I've had a HP DV6-1340SS laptop for about 3 years. Some months ago, I started hearing some kind of unusually loud fan noise with no apparent relation to CPU load. It's not the usual air sound, it ...
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Erratic light on laptop power adapter

I replaced a power board on a Dell Inspiron laptop. If I plug the power adapter into the power board by itself, the light on the adapter stays on, if I connect the power board to the motherboard then ...
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FAT filesystem - bad superblock

Last night my android phone said it can't read the SD card and it wanted to format it. I pulled it out, put it in a card reader and tried to mount it on my desktop pc: $ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 tmp ...
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Win 7/8 Safemode - Repair your computer

Basically, I have a Dell Laptop which came in with pre-installed Win7. The computer had a built-in recovery media: I could access this by pressing F8 on startup and the boot options menu, where you ...
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Repair Windows 7 Start Disk from a Mac

I have a hard drive from a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 which seems to have a corrupted boot disk that I'm trying to repair. The laptop won't boot (freezes on black screen after Windows ...
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Difference between chkdsk and zero-fill for repairing hard drive [closed]

I have been told by separate people to use chkdsk /r and zero fill to repair my hard drive. Since chkdsk saves data and zero fill doesn't, under what cases would someone prefer zero fill over chkdsk? ...
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External HDD has corrupted NTFS, can't be mounted on windows. How can I fix it on linux? [duplicate]

I'm testing my friends external HDD, which can't be accessed on Windows 7 - it installs as USB device, but does not mount. On linux, SMART readings show, that the disk has too many bad sectors, but I ...
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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 ...
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Safe to hardwire dc adaptor bypassing original socket on Gateway MX3231

I have found plenty of places where I can procure a replacement DC jack for my model of laptop. what I'm wondering is if it would be terribly dangerous to avoid the jack all together and just ...
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How to remove the cover on a HP Pavilion 15-b055ca laptop?

I found the official HP instructions for this laptop on how to change the RAM but they're incorrect. There are no "easy access" panels on the back of a 15-b055ca laptop. A 15-b055ca laptop has 10 ...
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Logitech Anywhere MX button replacement

I have a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse. Its right button is not working properly and needs to be replaced. I have found in this question that the replacement button is E-Switch TS20100F070S. The button ...
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Computer shuts down after a few seconds in Windows (power issue?)

I built a computer for a friend about 3 years ago. A few days ago the computer crashed to bluescreen and then shut down. When booting the next time, there were artefacts all over the screen. The ...
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How to fix usb keyboard and mouse issues in windows 7?

After restoring from windows 8 upgrade, I have noticed that windows device manager could not initialize previously working devices. I have tried to reinstall USB controllers and things went from bad ...
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Is it possible to recover a bricked computer?

I received a complaint from a relative, that their computer had crashed. Me, being the nice relative I am, agreed to take a look. They told me that just before it crashed they received a message ...
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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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What can cause screen flickering in monitor?

I have the exact same problem as the guy made this video. The laptop (a 17' acer) starts normally and after around 10-20 minutes starts doing this. The screen is ok and suddenly blinks for some ...
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Use a Win 7 Ultimate CD to repair Win 7 Home

I am suspecting my Win 7 Home has some hard drive issue, probably bad index. According to this thread, I was wondering if it's possible to use a Win 7 Ultimate CD to repair Win 7 Home.
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Is my Hard Drive repairable OR can I get my data back (Picture)?

I have an old 80GB Seagate Baracuda Harddisk. It fell on my toe. That time it was working fine. But today as I turned my pc on and this happened. Can replacing the circuit board will help me ...
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How can I isolate S.M.A.R.T. reported reallocated sectors so they can never be read and in turn trigger thrashing?

I have a drive that has exactly 96 reallocated sectors for 3 years, since its purchase. It has not increased at all in number, and it has been in use constantly. I'm fairly confident it is not going ...
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Repairing dual boot using Ubuntu Live CD

I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive and I have Debian on another hard drive. After installing Windows 7 my grub doesn't appear so I used an Ubuntu Live CD to use boot-repair to fix my grub2 ...
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“not enough disk space” error while Windows 7 installation

After spending the last week mucking about with an install of Windows 7 x64 SP1 that I really need to do a repair install on (vs doing a clean install), I'm stumped as to how to get around this ...
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Odd HDD issue, should I be worried?

Ok, so I get my build up and running on Friday and everything was working great. I have two drives, a 256GB SDD connected via SATA 3(which is the boot drive.) and a 1 TB 7200RPM connected via SATA 2. ...
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gitolite on an Ubuntu Server. {Broken install | Needs Fixing}

I recently had a friend install gitolite on my Ubuntu server, however when he did so, he setup the git user in the default /home/git, instead of where I would like... /var/git/. Several minutes ago I ...
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How do I fix a Delphi installation when “repair” doesn't work?

I have lost many settings of the IDE, the IDE is not compiling, and other issues. I wanted to repair the installed product (Delphi XE2 Architect). But when I did this, the installer removed lots of ...
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How to repair windows 7 explorer

Ok this is the case. Yesterday I tried to install theme in unfortunately i didnt make the backup of explorer.exe And the tool i used for Theme Installer for Window. That is available across internet ...
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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 ...
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Broken external hard drive [closed]

My external hard drive fell on the floor. The exit on the hard drive where the USB wire is attached snapped off, so I can't get any power to it! Do you know of any companies who receives broken ...
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Windows 8 Stop Automatic Repair on boot

I tripple boot my computer Windows 8/Linux/OSx with the default load as Windows. Every once in a while, I will start my computer, walk away, and then realize I wanted a different os than Windows, so ...
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Repair all “broken” Metro apps?

It often happens to me that a lot of Windows 8 Metro apps need to be repaired (i.e. cannot be opened). Is there a way to repair them all at once?
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Windows won't boot - gives blue screen

Background Okay, so I have recently purchased a Sony Viao running Windows 7 Home Premium. It recently ran a CHKDSK scan at startup, which I thought was strange since I have not done anything to it ...
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Dell Laptop was my troubleshooting ok?

I work as a PC Technician and recently came upon some bother with a customer. The machine a Dell Inspiron 1525 was brought to me with a wireless issue but the user refuses to listen to me, can anyone ...
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repair corrupted PDF

I have already looked at: Repair corrupt PDF and Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat I tried ghostscript on both OS X and Windows. OS X gs gave the following error: GPL Ghostscript 9.06 ...
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Ethernet jack pins are getting flat, how do I fix it?

The pins on the Ethernet jack on my laptop are getting flat, and I'm worried about them eventually not connecting at all. Is there some way I can pull them back out without risking damage, ...
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Dell inspiron Sound speaker connector

I got this laptop Dell Inspiron N5010. My question is regarding to replace the connector using another, cause I teared out the cable out of it. Here is an image of my : . Now, the connector pointed ...
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How do I repair/recover “RAW” usb drive partition?

Something happened to one of my USB drives. When I connect it my computer, Windows thinks that it's "RAW", and asks me to format it. But it should be FAT32, and chock full of files. I looked in ...