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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Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD: Trying to restore by broken Grub

ello, I am trying to fix my Grub on the live cd of ubuntu 9.10. (i have a backup in ./home/myuser/Desktop) Now, i've got access to the ./home/myuser folder, but now it has two files: 'readme.txt' ...
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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 ...
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Repair snapped USB flash drive

I have a USB Flash Drive that has had the USB connector snapped away from the circuit board. In the past I have had great sucess with soldering the connector back to the circuit board with 4 solid ...
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Can I fix a hard drive that fell on the floor and started making a nasty grinding noise?

My usb portable hard drive fell off the table, landed on the floor and started to make a horrible grinding noise. I assume the platters fell off the spindle? (I think i'm making these terms up) If i ...
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How to help my mother reset her Dell because she forgot her sole password on Windows 7

Frustration. My mom asked me to help her pick out a Dell. I advised her to get a Dell Inspiron 17" Notebook with Windows 7 and Office 2007 preloaded. The machine came and she set it up by answering ...
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Cannot fix induced 0x7b error on XP

I'm writing a tool that will automatically fix the STOP 0x7B error that occurs when windows cannot access the hard drive due to driver issues (usually). I've wrote a tool that does everything the ...
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Burnt SATA Drive

By stupid curiosity, I've connected the FDD power cable to the jumper pins of a SATA drive, and powered on the system. The SATA drives controller is now burned out. Can it be replaced, and still ...
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How to repair permissions on a non-system HD?

I have my user folder on a another (internal) disk. Now I have to repair permissions and don’t know how to do it. I suppose to do this via the terminal would be the proper way. If there is any tool, ...
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How can I further improve the quality of my home videos?

So now that I have found out how to deinterlace my videos, I am wondering if there is other software out there that can further help improve the quality of my videos. Some other problems I have ...
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Broken Motherboard Trace

When you're fairly certain that a motherboard trace is broken near the CPU (i.e.: you suspect heatsink / fan was improperly inserted) is it advisable to attempt a repair? I've heard that it can be ...
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How can I turn off the login theme in Windows 7?

How do I turn off the login theme in Windows 7 so it looks like a Windows 2000/XP plain login screen? Like this:
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repair corupt acl

My friend is running windows vista and it's not working any more. I've run diagnostics and found that three files in the C:\Windows\System32 folder have corrupt ACLs. System repair fails because ...
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Modifying my nicad battery pack charger to charge nimh batts [closed]

I've got a battery pack for one of my peripherals that recently died, so i took it apart to find half the (nicad) cells were dead (I tested each cell's voltage both with and without a load - the dead ...
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I can't activate xp after changing key

I decided to change my XP CD key to the one I just got from MSDN through my school. Since my install was OEM and my new key was retail, I booted to the retail cd, chose my install of XP, and hit R to '...
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Unable to Repair Disk using Mac OS X Disk Utility

My wife has been complaining about her MacBook Air's performance. It seems to work fine, but when I ran Disk Utility and did a "Verify Disk", it reported filesystem errors. The "Repair Disk" button ...
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terminal tool (linux) for repair corrupted zip files

I've a corrupt zip file. I've tried to repair it with zip -F file.zip and zip -FF file.zip but was not successful. Is there another terminal tool under Linux for repairing?
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What do you put in your computer repair toolkit? [closed]

Most of us "superusers" are regularly asked to fix computers for friends or family. To improve my chances of repairing a PC (or at least recovering important data) on the spot, I would like to ...
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Any way to repair the protective screen film on an old Fujitsu Stylistic LT C-500 Tablet?

I have a 10-year old tablet computer that I picked up for a song a few years ago. It works fine for me as a wireless webcam server. It uses a stylus and eventually I scratched the protective film ...
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How to troubleshoot a computer not booting up when powered on?

I can turn on my computer and sometimes it will boot up just fine. After a while of use, days or even a week, when I try to turn it on, it powers up, in that the fans spins up, the power indicator ...
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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 ...
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How can I repair a broken AVI file?

I have an .avi file that is about 110mb. When I try to play it with VLC Media Player it says something like "This file is broken. Attempt to repair?" and after it does its thing it is still unable to ...