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Questions tagged [repair]

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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Backup: should added “par2/parchive/redundancy” happen before or after compression?

As the question states, the goal is to generate a backup. I indend to compress the files as not use accessive space on the one hand. On the other hand I fear data corruption (such as bit rot, disc rot)...
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HP ProBook 6560b power led blinking white/amber, does not start

I almost am sure this is a hardware issue, however I don't know if this forum (superuser) is the best forum to ask (if not; please say which one, than I remove the question and create a new one). I ...
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Mouse Randomly Scrolls Backwards Despite Repairs

I have a wireless mouse I bought in 2014. For 4 years I had no issues with the scroll wheel, and then it started to randomly send backwards scrolls sometimes, along with the proper ones. I cleaned it, ...
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Heatsink Installation - Thermal/Insulating Materials

I need to install a heatsink, but other then the thermal paste it has some sort of black rubberish material. I think it's an insulation material to protect the exposed pins. Or maybe it's thermal ...
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TEXT/TXt file corrupyed or unreadable

Like so many people I have seen post about this, I can't remember my Bitlocker password. I set it up 8 years ago and haven't needed to access an old drive in a long time. I came across it the other ...
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How to repair .zip files?

To begin with, I don't know a single thing about coding, computers, etc. It'd be nice of computer masters if my question could be answered in detail (ex: type this in, screenshot, if possible). First ...
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For professional hard drive data recovery, what hardware/software tools are essential? [closed]

I'm "gearing up" to start a computer repair business, but hard drive data recovery is my weak point that I haven't explored much. I am preparing to give myself the ultimate "crash" course in HDD data ...
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Reasons of a Windows Automatic Repair

I've been thru a few automatic repairs with my different Windows computer, and it got me thinking: what triggers an automatic repair? I've looked with different key words on google, and all results ...
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Cautionary steps before computer repair: How to wipe everything from SSD of dead computer except for OS

After moving my PC build inches, my PC somehow refuses to boot. I can't diagnose what problem is specifically happening to the computer, so I plan on going to a PC repair shop to have them diagnose ...
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Can I repair corrupted windows 10 by running DISM or SFC but over the web using SSH?

Assuming the windows 10 system had all the files and programs ready to accept remote access via SSH (a guide or a small step by step reference would help) and also assuming that all access codes and ...
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Laptop HDD failing? Can I repair it?

I have already backed up my HDD. Questions: Has it already corrupt data stored on it? Can I repair it and if yes how? If I repair it, can I trust data from that HDD? --------------------------------...
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How to repair/play really broken AVI file

A while back I was recording a video on a webcam using an app that saved the file to disk. Unfortunately the file got a little too large for a 32 bit OS to handle and crashed. I was left with an avi ...
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Can HDD be repaired?

I've ASUS R558UF notebook and it's HDD failed twice in last 3 years. I got it replaced in warranty once, but now it's out of warranty. I was wondering whether it is possible to repair. It works ...
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DC Power Jack for ASUS K501UX

I've been searching for a replacement power jack for my ASUS K501UX laptop. This take-apart video is quite helpful, but I've not been able to find the replacement part that I need. This part was ...
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Can I repair/reuse a dying hard drive?

I have a harddrive that's giving lots of read/write I/O errors, bad sectors, general malfunctioning. It's a 2 TB caviar green Western Digital. The disk is dying, not dead, so it's recognized by my ...
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Error 0xc000000e (blue Windows Recovery screen) after running Memtest86

I recently reformatted my PC. Since then I had started randomly experiencing memory usage spikes, to the point where the PC would become unusable. I figured I might have damaged the RAM, so I ran ...
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Automatically 'brute force' a few bytes to recover a corrupt file

Does anyone out there know of a way to brute force values at a particular offset in a file? It's 4 consecutive bytes which would need to be brute forced. I know the correct SHA-1 of the corrupt file. ...
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Dropped AC adapter on laptop with lid closed from a height of about 10cm [closed]

The adapter weighs less than 300g. There are no visible damage on the lid. The screen also seems fine. If there are no damage now, is it safe to say the risks of getting issues in the future is the ...
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corrupted winload.efi in a windows 10 copy

I have got a mini computer with 32Gb of internal storage. Windows 10 takes at least 20Gb and the disk is now full. So I decided to move the system to an external HDD SSD drive, using minitool ...
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What happens if I use lower amperage in “input”?

I have problem now. I want to ask what happened. I bought new charger for my HP compaq nc6400. My charger stats... 60W Input : 100V-240V~1.7A Output : 18,5V = 3,5 A (HP supported) I used.... 90W ...
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Corrupted installer cache | Manually repair Office without losing user settings

Problem On a Windows 2008 Terminal Server no patches can be installed for Office 2010. The installer cache seems to be corrupted. Question Is there a way to manually repair the office 2010 ...
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is it possible to Repair DRAM with test error result

Is it possible to Repair DRAM with test error problem? for example excluding bad block from module, i mean intentionally excluding bad areas so that they ignored and not populated in whole module ...
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xfs_repair is stuck - safe to kill it?

Centos 6.9 So, I had two 40TB volumes fail, at least nominally, after reconfiguring the raid they're a part of. The raid volumes are ok, but when mounting them, one reported "can't read superblock", ...
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How severe is my laptop liquid damaged? [closed]

Okay guys so I was cleaning my laptop with 70% medicinal alcohol, and I accidently spilt I'd say 1-2 teaspoon on the keyboard. I then unplugged it immeadiately and shut it down. Without any further ...
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What should I do if I got Static Guard in my PC?

I was upgrading a component in my computer a few minutes ago, and decided to clean off some of the dust while I had it open. I intended to do this with compressed air, but I accidentally used a can of ...
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How can I splice these two laptop power supply cords together?

My laptop power supply cord stopped working. I had it wired directly into the "plug-and-play" plug that plugs into the motherboard of my laptop due to not being able to get a replacement power jack. ...
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Why does right side of my laptop screen display appear black?

I have a HP laptop with Windows 7 as the OS. I don't know why but since some time the right side of the display looks black. It looks like this: And, I think if you zoom on, you can see that the ...
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Keyboard keys working incorrectly when using Turbo C++

I use turbo c++ in my laptop (32-bit, Windows 7). It used to work well. But some time back I don't know what happened but the functions of some keyboard keys seem to have messed up. And no, there isn'...
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My Windows 10 computer shuts off while playing Scrap Mechanic

I have a Win10 computer with 2 repairs in it. After them the computer was running fine. But in 30th October while playing a game the computer shutted down. I checked for any updates. Then i updated my ...
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Automatic repair couldn’t repair PC: looking for ntfs.sys on wrong drive

On boot, my 3-4 months old Windows 10 EDU / NUC7 PC showed a "blue screen": "Windows 10 Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC" I shut down the system and instantly rebooted. This time the PC ...
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Windows 10 locked in automatic repair but no administrator account [duplicate]

My notebook was shut down and entered automatic repair. But when it loaded it requested an administrator account, which it resolved it was non existent. Nevertheless I had already registered and ...
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Bricked my computer by accident - need help repairing

So I've bricked my pc by disabling all HID devices, so I can't do anything. Right now I'm using a installation USB that I have booted off to try and reverse my changes (using devcon.exe), but after ...
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Windows 10 won't load

My computer (Windows 10) does not want to boot. It diagnoses and then tries to fix issues, but it loads for ages. I tried to make a bootable USB key to repair the computer (I downloaded a cracked copy ...
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I have a corrupted SD card in which the jpgs have been screwed up [duplicate]

The pics were taken with a Nikon D5200 on to a 4gig micro sd card. I can see parts of the pics but images are corrupt and the thumb nails up to the large ones seem ok. I would be happy to get the ...
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Soldering a SATA-Data cable to a HDD

I tried to clean my computer and accidentally ripped of the SATA cable from the HDD which resulted in a broken SATA data port because the "L" on the HDD broke off and was stuck in the cable. I wanted ...
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So I dropped my external hdd is it dead?

I just dropped my external hdd ive seen drives that dont work after, and ones that work fine. I´ve never seen one that is recognized and even shows contents occasionally but i cant copy anything out ...
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mouse pointer not available to press Automatic Repair option buttons

I'm stuck in an Automatic Repair loop. during start up the normal sequencw is interrupted by a problem. windows proposed to find an "automatic solution" it continues throuch a couple of intermediate ...
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How to remove Partitions in windows 10 boot?

I think my windows 10 startup is all messed. Always, when it boots, it makes me choose between FIVE "installations" / drives. "On partition X" "On device X"... I would like to clear all of it and ...
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How do I open the case for a HP ENVY Notebook - 17-n152sa (ENERGY STAR)?

I have unscrewed every screw I can find and looked online for help, including the HP support and maintenence pages, YouTube and other obvious sources and scoured some web pages but for some reason can'...
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Repair an SSD that's been unplugged during Secure Erase

I used to have some issue with a SanDisk X110 mSATA SSD and I put it on a Secure Erase using TxBench, with a USB adapter implemented with ASM1053E chip. Very unfortunately my PC got stuck after a few ...
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Corrupted Presentation Recovered Magically

When I tried opening the file directly, PowerPoint said file is corrupted. Tried to repair it but it was in vain. Then I opened it with google chrome browser. The same file downloaded again. When I ...
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Clone HDD damaged with other the same model [closed]

I have 2 Seagate USB3.0 2TB drives (formatted as fat32) of the same model. One of them has many errors, and needs to be repaired. I've tried to copy the contents of the healthy disk to the damaged ...
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Mouse defect, faulty ceramic capacitor?

The right button of my optical mouse is not beeing recognised anymore so i decided to take the mouse apart and search for the error. My mouse is nearly the same as the one mentioned in this question. ...
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Windows 8.1 repair loop

I have a gateway with Windows 8.1 and it's stuck in the repair loop I don't have a repair disk and I don't have admin set up, I've tryed all the options it gives and it's still a no go please help
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New PC can't power on

I set up a new PC recently and when I try to power on, it doesn't even start - the motherboard LEDs are on. I do not know what exactly I did wrong can anyone help me? What I see and noticed When I ...
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Win Ten cannot repair

I cannot reply to this thread: Is it possible to enable System Protection from the command prompt? I have the exact same problem, but when I tried: ren SYSTEM system.001 ren SOFTWARE software.001 .....
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Replacing old laptop fan

My laptop fan is showing signs of old age in that it will start making loud rattling noises every now and then, that die down after a while. Lubricating it only temporarily helps (I think the problem ...
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PC Scanning and repairing drive (C:) and won't boot

I have a laptop that is around around 5 years old. I was ripping CDs to the laptop and a notification appeared that said something about an error. I didn't pay any attention to the notification as I ...
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Flashing power LED, no POST, no beep after travel

I recently relocated from the United States to the United Kingdom. I flew and brought two systems with me (carefully packed and shipped in checked luggage in an old military surplus crate they fit ...
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How do I fix the keyboard backlight on my MSI GT72 2QD Dominator?

This laptop has a very sophisticated backlighting system with full color, profiles, and massive programmability, but I just use the default color scheme. However, this has all just stopped working ...