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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
175 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
479 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
133 views

How can I repair windows xp when it prompts me to respond and all usb devices are disabled?

I have a computer on which I am trying to do an XP repair. However, the repair "prompts" me with a Window about XP compatibility drivers. The problem is that XP Repair disables the USB devices that I ...
1
vote
0answers
608 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
290 views

Bluray LightScribe drive slowly dying - any recommended fixes?

I'm getting sporadically functioning Bluray drive in my HP DV5T laptop. Anybody have any ideas that I could use to get it working again, short of replacing it? Here is the history I tried with it ...
1
vote
2answers
734 views

NTFS recovery (for Linux if possible) (similar to ReiserFS rebuildtree)

I had a broken disc with a 40GB NTFS partition and was able to recover most of it. I only lost about 2.5MB at about 20 different places. Now, when I mount it under Windows, I am not able to access ...
1
vote
0answers
379 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. ...
1
vote
2answers
12k views

Repair WMI on Windows 7 [closed]

I had a problem with my Microsoft SQL Server 2008, importing data and generating scripts, so I decided to uninstall it. When I tried to remove it, I got an error from the check screen. The WMI ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Logitech G500 Right Click needs extra force and makes weird clamping sound

It's harder to go down and depending on position of application of force it may also do a weird sound indicating it 'clamps' at some point [this is especially irritating since it feels like it's ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

My Quicken 401(K) account has changed to Checking. How do I fix this?

This is actually the second time this has happened to me, but I don't remember what I did last time (nor can I find the original forum post that helped then). I'm using Quicken Mac 2007. My 401(k) ...
1
vote
1answer
597 views

Compaq Presario Laptop Monitor Problems

I am attaching a few pics of my laptop monitor now . Can you please tell me if this is a hardware error which can be rectified by replacing the monitor ? How this happened - I accidently hit my leg on ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
112 views

What would cause a video card to show everything on the screen in one color (blue)?

I recently tried to upgrade to a better video card, and after putting it into my computer and installing the proper drivers, everything on my screen shows up blue... Not the blue screen of death, just ...
0
votes
2answers
787 views

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 ...
0
votes
7answers
335 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

Replacing laptop gpu fan

About a week ago my laptop gpu fan started making strange noises. Games werent running so good as they used to and my 3DMark score went way down. I think the fan is getting tired and will probably ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

Hard Drive Physical Disc Swap

Is it possible, and if so, what would it take to do a hard drive disc swap? If a HD has a damaged PCB, but the actual disc inside the drive where all the information is stored is not damaged, is it ...
0
votes
4answers
317 views

Useful tools to put onto a thumb drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best portable apps to keep on a thumbdrive for developers. What are your favorite/most useful programs to put onto a thumb drive for when you need to work on a computer? ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
536 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

Repairing a Windows 7 installation with different install disk

Can I safely use a Windows 7 Ultimate disk to repair an installation of Windows 7 Professional? The details: I'm trying to use Virtualbox to set up a Windows 7 Professional guest VM on a Linux host ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Are there replacement cords for USB mice? (of mouse flexibility)

I have a high end mouse and it'd be silly throwing it away or even sending it away for a chance to be fixed in weeks when one could just replace the cord with at most some soldering.
0
votes
1answer
100 views

What can I do when my laptop keyboard starts to die?

I have a key on my built-in keyboard that is starting to die. What can I do to: downright fix it make it better make it easyer to type Any other hints?
0
votes
1answer
3k views

White lines appear right in the middle of my Dell XPS M1210 screen

My Dell XPSM1210 has developed these weird lines right in the middle of the screen. When I connect an external monitor the lines disappear and the display is fine. Is this a problem with the screen ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
437 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
227 views

Is it possible to replace the thermal sensor of my case?

During the update of my computer hardware, I managed to damage one of the thermal sensors which my case has, making the display LCD show a "Er" (Error) on the LCD screen which monitor the temperatures ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

Boot Windows 7 in a new machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change computer but retain hard disk What would happen if I take my hard drive out of my current PC and put it in a new PC? I had to buy a desktop since my ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I troubleshoot a laptop that powers on but has not POST beep?

I have a laptop that is 1 year old and powers on, I can hear the fan running and the num lock and caps lock lights are lit, but the computer never completes a POST beep and absolutely nothing ever ...
0
votes
1answer
729 views

Wire colors in Targus laptop charger

I have a charger that came with my laptop, which is broken and a Targus APA69 Univeral charger, which is missing the plug. As I am traveling and short on cash, I decided to attempt to splice the plug ...
0
votes
2answers
723 views

Repair Windows 7

How can I repair Windows 7? I want to reinstall Windows without losing my applications. Does such a method exist? I am having some issues with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate (see the image below) - ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

automate repair of wireless connection on XP

I suspect that there is a problem somewhere in my Dell Precision laptop, running XP Pro, that causes the wireless internet connection to be lost after about a half-hour of connection time. The ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

Replacing laptop LCD panel

I have a Lenovo T61 laptop. The LCD panel cracked recently. I decided to try my hand at fixing it. I bought a replacement LCD on ebay ...
0
votes
2answers
416 views

Fixing a damaged stand on a white 20" iMac

I've been asked to look at an old(ish) 20" white iMac, which was apparently dropped by a courier, and has stopped the stand from holding the screen at a sensible angle. It swings so that it leans as ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

What is the difference between these laptop display panels?

I currently have an LG LP154WE2 that has an approximately 10 pixel wide white stripe down the center of the screen. This shows up even when the computer first boots so I'm pretty sure the panel has to ...
0
votes
2answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
268 views

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 !
0
votes
2answers
69 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
913 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
330 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
577 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
164 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
votes
2answers
180 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Shortcircuited laptop

I have a Clevo p150hm based laptop (Kobalt), which accidentally got too much wattage it would seem, from a universal charger, that might've had too high settings. There was definitely smoke, and now ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Unable to repair an ext4 filesystem with bad superblock

Using the dd command, I was hoping that I would be able to copy over the first 446 bytes from Disk B (250GB) to Disk A (80GB), in order to make Disk A bootable just like Disk B. I issued the command: ...