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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0xc0000225 error on boot, can't access System Repair Disc

This has me stumped so I hope someone here will be able to help point me in the right direction. I've tried Google and cruised through the Stack sites but I probably missed something so any help would ...
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How to do a Detect and Repair in outlook 2007?

I have been having issues with outlook 2007 sending mails. I want to detect and repair it. I haven't been able to find it. The only thing I have found it Office Diagnostics and that doesn't help a ...
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Nexus 7's screen seems to be dead [2013 / 2nd Generation] [migrated]

When I connect the tablet to a computer Windows 7 detects the tablet and starts looking for drivers. I understand this means that the microUSB connector is working. I tried everything I could by ...
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Is there a way to repair ripped off fan connectors?

The white ones with four pins that connect to the motherboard.
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All in one solution to fix Windows XP common problems? [closed]

I am looking for an all in one portable .exe that fixes Windows XP problems. Like this one but is for 7 and Vista.
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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 ...
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I foolishly detached the fiddly “push pin” cooler from a client's old PC. Here are some possible plans of action. What would you do, and why?

A client of mine brought me an outdated home PC. The specs: It's a compact tower PC, sixteen inches tall. It includes a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 and 1 GB of RAM. An independent computer store built it ...
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EXE file package repair

I downloaded a large EXE file, but when I try to install it, during the installation process an error message said that some components are corrupted or missing, although the software is compatible ...
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Windows Media Player won't launch on Vista - how to repair or reinstall it?

My friend asked me to look at her Acer Aspire laptop with Vista Home Premium as it is no longer playing DVDs. I found that Windows Media Player would not launch. I found this thread, which contained a ...
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Computer freezes freequently and intermittently when playing videos from the web

Previously my laptop showed IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED BSOD error. I asked the community in this post. I did not do anything to fix the issue. But now when I play videos on ...
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How to repair backup of .mdf file database? [migrated]

One of our clients gets the following error when trying to backup a database: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: SQL Server detected a logical consistency-based I/O error: incorrect checksum ...
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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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“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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Is it likely that replacing usb pcb will fix blown usb port?

I have an HP Folio 13 laptop. While plugging in an external SSD drive I managed to blow up the drive, and at the same time damage 1 laptop USB port. There is the "burnt electronics" smell in the ...
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How can I delid or disassemble my v7800 video card to clean its fan?

The fan of my V7800 ATI FirePro videocard has recently gotten insanely noisy, and I suspect it's the dust in the fan. I took it out and tried to open it by loosening all screws, which took off the ...
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Accessible materials with same refractive index as polycarbonate [duplicate]

There is a common home-remedy for scratched flat-screen monitors that says to rub a bit of petroleum jelly into the scratch. The rationale being that because the jelly has a similar refractive index ...
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PC powers off at random times

Short Version After experiencing some problems with Mobo batteries my PC started to power off at random times, the power off is instant and sudden and does not restart afterwards, need help figuring ...
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How to reconnect Raid drives

I'm running Windows 7 and had two 2T drives connected in a Mirrored Raid which showed as Drive E. Last week I noticed I have a new Drive G as well and on inspection, realized it was the mirrored E ...
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My D Drive is Read Only

After failing to import data from one Oracle database to another (in my D drive) my computer hung and I had to manually reboot my machine. Now my D drive is read only. I cannot create files, add ...
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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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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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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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How can I repair a Windows 7 installation that will work with the upgrade method?

I got a computer here that is running Windows Home Premium 64-bit. The machine has something wrong with the networking stack and after everything I am just decided to nuke the system folder and do a ...
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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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Repair EFI Bootloader?

I'm aware there are other topics on this subject, but i've tried the fixes to no avail, hence making this post. So I had a 1TB HDD with Windows 8.1 installed along with a partition with a recovery ...
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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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Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what? [closed]

I dropped a Seagate 3 tb EHD about a foot or so and now it's corrupted. Sometimes the drive shows up and sometimes it doesn't. When it does I can sometimes access the files briefly but then it seems ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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What is the best way to fix a stuck pixel on a LCD screen?

I have an LCD screen with a Pixel that is stuck ON (ie bright) what do you suggest to fix it (it's not a dead pixel) Please don't suggest that I fork out $1000 for another one ;-)
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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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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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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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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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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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Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?

I have 3 u2311h monitors in an eyefinity setup. For aesthetic purposes, I do not want to replace the faulty one with a newer u2312hm. The problem with the faulty one is as follows: For the past few ...
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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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“There are currently no logon servers to service the logon request” for school's computer lounge

I'm currently the IT guy for my school's computer system, and I've officially ran into a problem that I just cannot solve on my own, and I'm really hoping you guys can help me out here. It started a ...
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UPS will work on power but not battery

I have an old APC Back-UPS 200 I'm hoping to use for my PC. Connected to power it works fine. When unplugged it emits a "i'm on battery power" constantant tone. The 2 plugs on the back are not ...
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USB not recognized or showing a drive letter

I have a SanDisk Cruzer that suddenly stopped being recognized today. It's two years old and has been through the washing machine a few times (though not recently) so it's entirely possible the ...
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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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How do I reset the registry using the repair console in Windows 7?

I need to fix a Windows 7 machine that can only boot into Safe Mode. I cannot use a DVD or take out the hard disk, and there are no dates available for System Restore to restore to. With Windows XP ...
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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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Windows 7 doesn't start up after updating

I updated my windows 7 32-bit machine but after some restarting now it doesn't start up. That is it doesn't show the desktop screen. I tried to repair it using Start up Repair but it can't fix the ...
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How long should “searching for windows installations” take?

The computer booted today and sat forever on the Starting Windows screen. Finally put in the Windows 7 Home Premium install disk and chose the repair option. It listed the Win7 OS, which I chose, but ...
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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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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 ...
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remove and reinstall *all* drivers

I have been struggling getting some 3G USB modems and some other hardware to work and in the process I have managed to get a lot of unnecessary and just plain wrong drivers installed. This is causing ...