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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Holding down the power button on a PC while disconnected from power

Many times I would call tech support, and they would say turn off the laptop (take out the battery, hold down the power button, and try turning it back on. I have always wondered what purpose this ...
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total identified windows installations: 0 (missing bootmgr?) WIN7

Using dual boot, I can access my H: (WIN7 boot) drive when I boot to my C: (Win-XP) drive but I cannot boot to Win7 directly. No change in hardware. Been working fine for 2 years. All previous ...
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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 ...
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Cannot Format Hard Drive Windows 7

Hi I have a problem in a laptop of mine that suddenly stopped working and keeps on telling me to launch repair Wizard and then restarts again. I am trying to just format the hard drive. I have burned ...
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Windows 7 startup repair failed, but now Windows is running correctly. What happened?

Today when I turned my PC on, Windows told me that there is a problem and the recommended thing to do is a repair. I selected that option and I chose Startup Repair tool, after the first run it ...
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How do I repair my Logitech Anywhere MX?

My Anywhere Mouse has got mushy mouse button syndrome. That is, the left mouse button feels a little bit soft, and it easily double clicks, let's go when I drag something. Before I repair it at home, ...
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Repairing traces on motherboard, will it have an effect?

I have an Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z. While installing the standoffs for mounting my waterblock, the pliars slipped and I damaged 3 traces. Scraped it down to the 1st copper layer. The three traces ...
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Half the screen on my laptop is displaying incorrectly (random colors)

My netbook was dropped and now half the screen is displaying incorrectly. Its basically a rainbow spectrum of random colors. On the other side everything is working just fine. It doesn't appear that ...
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Desktop PC's DVI-out stopped working

I have a desktop PC with two video outputs — one VGA-out (connected to a monitor), and an extra DVI-out, for which I bought a DVI to HDMI cable to connect to a TV. The cable worked fine after I ...
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Can Windows 7 be repaired to run with new motherboard?

I have HP computer and it came with Windows Vista. It also had an option to upgrade to Windows 7 via upgrade disc. I have upgraded to Windows 7 via the special upgrade disc (It is special because it ...
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Can I get the Windows 7 repair CD for free?

I messed up my Windows 7 and I need to run repair, but I don't have the CD. So, maybe it's possible to get just repair thing for free and mount it in USB and fix the Windows?
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Can I repair Windows 7 with a different Windows 7 CD,for correction of restoring,without alternating main features of Windows?

I can't restore my computer to its original condition. It gives the error: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible 0xc000000e Can I repair my Windows 7 (home ...
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Is it possible to replace the wire of my Logitech G500 mouse?

There is wear/fatigue on the wire very near the mouse end. I've been slowly patching the wire over time with soldering - each time the closer it gets to being unfixable or reaching towards 'inside' ...
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What exactly is a disk repair?

More specifically, when referring to MTTF, MTTR, and MTTDL I understand the disks sometimes "fail" so I was wondering what really constitutes a "disk repair"? And also, does anyone know what a repair ...
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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 ...
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Blinking of Caps Lock key and F11 and F12 keys being constantly on, on a new HP DV7 notebook

I believe it is related to a faulty keyboard that has very unstable behavior in regards to letter "N". History: Laptop was fine (CPU and GPU and RAM perfectly stable even on heavier conditions ...
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Windows XP repair messed up my boot

I recently tried to run services.msc and I noticed it had vanished from my hard drive. So I had the great idea of looking up a windows xp cd, booting from it and selecting the "repair existing windows ...
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Why can't I repair my wireless connection?

I have a problem with my wireless adapter that's difficult to pin down. I have trouble accessing several wireless networks -- thankfully not my home one, but virtually everything else (at coffee ...
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How can I fix an AVI file from a computer that lost power during recording?

I recorded some video on my PC using a webcam, and got an .avi file. My computer lost power while it was recording, so I can't view the contents of the file. The file is about 4GB in size. The video ...
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I smashed my laptop screen — what can I do?

I dropped my laptop on the kitchen floor (it's tiled!) and now the screen is smashed completely. I have taken desktops apart before and know what I am doing, but when I learned about it I was told to ...
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Why does my laptop shut down immediately after replacing the power connector?

I have an HP Compaq 610 Recently my laptop fell from my bed right on the power connector. I've changed the power connector with a new one. There is power to the laptop. But the now the laptop shuts ...
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Is there a tool that can detect (and if possible, fix) glitches in MP3 files?

My collection contains some MP3s which have some glitches like displaying the wrong duration on loading minor jumps suddenly ending despite the duration claims another minute remaining noise I'm ...
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How can I repair Windows XP virtually?

I want to repair my Windows XP, but my laptop's DVD ROM doesn't work, and all the time I've had to boot from a USB drive to install an OS. So now I want to repair Windows XP due to some problems. I ...
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What are common failure modes of SD cards?

I have a Lexar 1GB micro SD. Neither Windows nor Linux recognizes the device when I plug it in. (The adapter reads other micro SD cards fine.) So I'd like to know what are the most common causes for ...
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Fix Windows installation from 2nd boot OS (Linux Mint)

Here is the short story: I have a machine with dual boot Linux Mint / Windows 7. I rarely use Windows but sometimes I just need to boot in W7. So the other day, the W7 OS downloaded some updates and ...
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How does the Windows 7 DVD know if it started the PC?

How does the Windows 7 DVD know if it started the PC? The DVD does not read the environment for that, since I already tried that route by editting its environment (batch files) to reflect that of the ...
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Media file repair tool

I have an incomplete MP4 file. It contains audio only, in AAC. Is there any tool that would fix the file so I can play the partial file?
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Windows Repair Disc - Rollback a driver from Windows Command Prompt? (Windows in evil Update reboot loop)

I think I found the problem to my Windows 7 Reboot Loop when it goes to configure from a Windows Update (it stops at 32%). Even when I choose Safe Mode which says it is reverting the Windows Updates. ...
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Internet connectivity lost and Event Log doesn't work

My Windows 7 (64-bit) machine lost internet connectivity. Rebooting didn't help. On boot-up systray message would appear: Failed to connect to a windows service. Windows could not connect to the ...
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What is the possible reason for a computer to malfunction after proper shutdown?

Usually I found my computer dead or malfunctioning after I went back home after one day work. And yesterday the computer is going okay and I've shutdown it properly. Assuming no one touched the ...
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How should you do a check on each component of the computer when no display?

I just asked a question about no display during and after start up. And I am thinking if the computer is booting up into the windows while there are no display, can I shut it down at any time? ...
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what should I be careful of when buying a new motherboard for an old computer?

I got a broken computer from my friend, after diagnosis, the motherboard is dead. The owner want to replace the motherboard with a new one, but his computer was bought 5 years before. What should I ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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How to extract corrupted RAR files

I try to extract a file from set of .RAR parts. I always get the following error: Corrupted so I tried many programs to extract the corrupted RAR files. I have 10 parts, each one 400MB big. The ...
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During Vista Repair - No operating system is listed

After a Windows update, my brother's Gateway computer loads to the "Step 3 of 3: 0%" and reboots. Safe Mode does not work. I placed a Vista DVD in the drive, and re-booted. (Note, this is my Vista ...
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How do I tell Windows 7 to never Launch Startup Repair

I have a Windows 7 (64-bit) virtual machine that I primarily remote desktop into. Sometimes on boot something goes wrong and it displays the following DOS screen: Windows ...
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How to fix a damaged/corrupted NTFS filesystem/partition without losing the data on it?

I was going to install Fedora 15 along side my Windows 7 Starter on my Acer Apire One D255E and at some point during the resizing of the NTFS partition (the one with Windows on it) the setup failed. ...
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Fedora 14 freezes while starting system logger

I'm having trouble starting Fedora 14 on my computer. The startup procedure freezes while starting system logger. Before this started happening, I had formatted one of my logical disk partitions ...
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Repairing MP4 files?

I have some .mp4 files. Recently they don't work anymore. No matter which players and codec packs I use, the files show as corrupt, damaged, can't render etc. I've also tried using MediaInfo to ...
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How to repair a very old laptop?

I've got a laptop which is something around 30 years old, and I like to just run that old machine again, but the problem is when I press the power button, it only lights up the screen and beeps at ...
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Why can't I repair my Windows XP installation? Partitioned [unknown] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP DELL laptop? I have a computer that I need to do a installation repair on. It's running a SATA drive and ...
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Repair damaged PSU fan

I knwo this sounds QUITE crazy (not for the techies though). I had a Chieftec 450W PSU which died after I "transported it" to my friend so he can use it afterwards. (Bought a new PSU so I didn't need ...
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Create boot media (CD-Rom or USB) to boot to a completely white screen

I am going to take my laptop for repair because of screen issues. When the screen is displaying a fair color, I see some light dots appear. Because of sensitive data, I am not including my harddrive. ...
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How do I repair a broken .mov (QuickTime) file?

I have a video file (.mov > QuickTime) which was recorded with a VHoldr ContourHD camera. One of the problems with this camera is that when the battery dies, it doesn't terminate the video file ...
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How to repair HFS+ extended attributes file?

Is there any tool able to repair/rebuild extended attributes file? For now I tried fsck_hfs from Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail DVD, fsck.hfsplus from GParted 0.5.2 livecd and Paragon Partition Manager 11. ...
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Received a 'repaired' drive under RMA replacement. Is this OK?

The replacement drive I received in lieu of the one submitted under RMA (returned because BIOS detected 500GB as either 4GB or 0MB) carries a 'Repaired' drive sticker. I'm confused about the ...
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Laptop inverter board input voltage?

I am trying to repair a laptop where the back light has gone. I have tested the lamp by plugging it into another laptop inverter, the bulb lights up and is fine. I have purchased a "tested" inverter ...
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Abrupt shutoff of Lenovo Thinkpad. Can it be fixed?

I have a Lenovo R61 circa 2008 that has had this abrupt shutdown problem for the last year. "Abrupt" as in there is no OS shutdown, no warning, just POOF! it is off. As if abruptly unplugged from all ...
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How can I fix/repair a corrupted PDF file?

Does anyone have any recommendation or procedures for repairing a corrupt PDF? When I open the file I get "There was an error opening this document. the file is damaged and cannot be repaired." ...
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Bootable Low Level Format Tool

I am looking for a bootable low level format tool, specifically for an old maxtor HDD (ATA). I remember that long time ago I repaired a disk with such a tool, but now, googling i only find Windows ...