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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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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Windows 10 Automatic Repair FAIL (constant loop)

I upgraded my pc to windows 10 few weeks ago and it was all good until today when without warning the pc decides to constantly display the blue screen with the error code IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED. I ...
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Swapping the PCB of a HDD, how to make sure to have the right firmware?

I have got a broken HDD, it is not recognized in any way in my operating system. I took the model number "st100LM024" and ordered a used one on ebay. Unfortuneately I didn't know that these HDD's can ...
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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 reinstall Windows MBR with no Windows listed?

There is nice article how to reinstall windows MBR: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 however there is a catch. I have Windows system, but when I go with repair mode it is not shown and as the ...
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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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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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Where is the log from repairing an Outlook 2011 database?

Where is the log from repairing an Outlook 2011 database? I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.
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Reindexing Quicktime file … how?

I have a video file (.mov > QuickTime) which was recorded with an HD camera. One of the problems with this camera is that when the battery dies, it doesn't finalize the video file correctly... which ...
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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 ...
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How to recover from bad VBox Guest Additions build?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (fully patched). Last week, the kernel took an update. So I [virtually] inserted the VBox Guest Additions CD and then proceeded to build it. I don't recall having any problems. ...
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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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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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How to fix a SVN Repository where it allows checkin of source code or text files but not binary files or jars?

I've recently been given the job of taking care of our company's SVN installation, and sure enough one of the repositories stored on it has a problem. What I see is that if I make a fresh check out ...
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Windows bootable install media hangs with faulty drive

So, this laptop does not have a battery and the power was cut accidentally, when it was turned on again it just could not boot, I tried to mount the filesystem in read-only mode using a linux live USB ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 10, keeping existing apps and files?

After running a checkdisk and rebooting to repair files, Windows 10 now boots to a black screen with no mouse cursor. (Specifically, I restarted to perform a checkdisk, which completes to 100%, the ...
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Windows XP repair installation keeps restarting

I have a windows XP machine which was working absolutely fine until yesterday. Then suddenly it won't boot in normal mode. Tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode Command prompt, Last known good configuration ...
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Laser printer pages covered with toner powder. What to replace first?

I'm working on a Dell 2150cn color laser printer. It is only about two years old but the one year factory warranty has expired. Symptom: When printing a page the paper comes out covered in dry toner ...
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Unknown monitor replacement cable

I am trying to repair a LG W2452V monitor that I had lying around. It seems I am missing the cable going from the main board to the headphone-jack/control buttons boards. The connectors look like 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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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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Possible to bypass laptop inverter power source - HP dv5000 inverter 7 input pins?

I've got an HP dv5000 laptop with a backlight that won't light up, (but is known to be good). I've also got an inverter board which is good, but isn't getting power from the mobo. So, my question ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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) ...
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No Windows 7 repair option after system upgrade

I upgraded my motherboard, CPU and RAM yesterday but my system won't boot anymore. I've got Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I expected to run into some sort of boot problems and created a bootable ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate Repair Install Fails Even After Modifying Registry

My Windows 7 Ultimate OS is corrupted, so I am trying to complete a repair reinstallation. I discovered that a repair install is not possible unless I "downgraded" the version od Windows installed on ...
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Can I see why Windows 8 decided that an automatic repair was required?

I got an Acer laptop that works just fine, when it boots... and the problem is that it wants to do an automatic repair pretty much every other boot. And at times, that takes 5 or 10 tries before it ...
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Automatic repair loop and hard drive diskpart errors

HP dv6-6035ed with Windows 10 I could not start up my notebook, and was redirected to automatic repair. However I got stuck at automatic repair. Error code: 0xc000009 Subsequently I was ...
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Windows XP Windows Installer pops up every time I right-click any folder icon

I am using Windows XP with SP3 on Intel SATA Desktop Board and an SMPS that has only SATA Connectors; moreso, my new PC cabinet does not have a Floppy Drive. I needed to REPAIR my OS. But my old ...
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using ffmpeg to repair corrupted MP4 video files from Xiaomi Yi

did not know wether to create a new thread or to post in an existing one. Decided for the first option, as my case seems to be a little different as I do not have one video corrupted but plenty of ...
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LG LCD monitor malfunction / repair

I have problem in my LG monitor 19" LCD. It is not working and the power LED signal light is showing both blue and amber light (very weak, not as usual) and not functioning. I checked and every ...
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How do I remove the base of my laptop?

How do I remove my laptop Base? I've removed all the screws and the bottom nearly comes off, but there are these clip sort of things under where the battery should be that I've never seen before My ...
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Is there a way to check/repair a VirtualBox .vdi disk?

I extended a disk with the command: VBoxManage modifyhd <absolute path to file> --resize <size in MB> But now the disk is seen like empty, without even a partition, will not boot. I ...
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Repairing windows boot

I have two computers - a desktop and a laptop. The desktop has multiple hard drives attached - an SSD (Windows), two internal drives and an external drive. The Windows installation was on the SSD ...
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Regular audio crackling/cpu spikes when connected to wifi?

I've had this problem for several weeks now, and haven'n managed to find a fix for it. It usually happens every 5-10 minutes, specially while watching a youtube video or using any thing which needs ...
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My laptop battery just won't come out! (Lenovo U400)

I'm trying to remove the battery from a Lenovo U400 laptop. It should be as easy as taking out the screws from the battery, unplugging it from the motherboard, and lifting it out, but it's not! Once ...
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sides of laptop windows 8.1 have turned black causing just the middle of the screen to be visual. how do I fix this

I have had this laptop for a couple of years now. Just 2 days ago both sides of the screen are black and will not go away. How can I fix this?
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Laptop Power Jack Wire Repair

I know diddly squat about names of wires and parts, so I'll do my best. The power jack on my Acer Aspire 5720Z laptop went bad. I bought a new one. Almost as soon as I got it, I managed to pull one ...
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Is it possible to send a Windows 8 System Repair Disc over the internet?

My friend's Laptop crashed and now I need to send a Windows 8 System repair to him over the internet since there is no other Windows 8 machine there. Is this possible? Specially since Windows 8 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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My pegasus R6 - my Mac says it requires repair

My Mac says my Pegasus R6 disk is corrupt and not repairable Downloaded utility and updated to recent firmware - still not able to fix
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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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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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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 ...