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What's the best type of screwdriver for small computer repair?

Question: What's the best type of screwdriver for small computer repair?

I'd like to have the best tools for my job as computer repair tech. I know there're several types of screwdriver tips used, chrome-vanadium, steel, etc.
In my humble opinion: the black tipped chrome-vanadium are somewhat soft, get easily stripped but don't strip screws as easily.
Silver steel tipped tips are harder and when they get worn out, they can strip screws easily.
What are the best screwdrivers in your experience, I'D RATHER YOU ANSWERED WITH TYPES RATHER THAN SPECIFIC BRANDS, WHICH ARE MANY TIMES UNNECESSARILY EXPENSIVE.
I use Phillips 000,00,0,1. Pentalobe 1.2 and Torx 4 to 10 screwdrivers most often.

My idea is that, whatever type you use, you must change them every few months because they'll wear out and strip screws. Am I right?

Many thanks for reading my post

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Preferred Solution: What's the best type of screwdriver for small computer repair?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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where can i find one of these sets that include ones that work with hdd's and other screws that arent the positive or negative tips on themie. hdd's have wierd shaped ones on them

Answer:computer repair screwdriver set.

click herecheap too...(santos7)

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Hi,
I want to remove the cover of a Dell XPS 15 9560 to change the hard drive and the thermal paste.
What type of screwdriver I need?.

What about this set of screwdrivers:
www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_8

Answer:Screwdriver type to disassemble a Dell XPS 15 9560

You'll need a small Phillips screwdriver and a T5 Torx driver as well.

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Although I do not do a lot of fiddling around with computer parts, I have recently removed a HDD and CD/DVD drive from a old laptop to place in enclosures. I managed with the small screwdrivers that I had in my possession until I came to removing the bracket from the back of the cd/dvd dive so that I could place it in the caddy, and found that nothing I had would fit the 2 small screws that held the bracket on.Trying to use the wrong type will only make things worse. My question is are all computer screws the same type e.g. Posidrive, Philips, Torx ect and can you recomnend a screwdriver set that will cover what I may need.

Answer:computer screwdriver set

I bought a set of 2 screwdrivers from qvc which had interchangeable bits. They came in 2 sizes normal and very small. They also have the advantage of a flexible shaft if you need to get into awkward places. The screws on most caddies are normally philips type and any multibit set should do.

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Question: Too-Small Type

I sometimes have a problem with e-mails that come with pictures attached. When I try to print the message, the type is so small I can barely read it. How can I fix this, or is this a problem with the sender? (I am using IE7 with all the latest updates, etc.) I have a feeling there is a setting someplace that will cure the problem but can't for the life of me figure out where it is.
 

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I had a guy try to help me yesterday with a problem I was having with IE7. He checked this and that setting and actually didn't do any good. When I tried to print a page from my hotmail account this morning it would print in about 5 point type, when it was supposed to be 14 point. How can I get this setting back to normal? Thanks for any and all help.

jfkokc
 

Answer:IE7 prints in very small type

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See the attachment to see what I mean. I have tried to 150% with little advantage, plus the icons then can't be organized as I desire on the desktop. This smallness of print occurs throughout the displays, beginning with the splash page and the request for the password. You can barely read it!

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Answer:Solved: Why is the type in Ws7 so small?

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I have changed my display to 1028 x 768, but I cannot change everything to a larger type size. Some will change in 'Properties > Appearance' and 'View > Text Size', but some will not change within applications and web pages. I have also tried 'Programs > Accessories > Accessability > Magnifier', but it is too ackward. Is there another way that I am missing? Thanks, Bob
 

Answer:Set display to 1028 x 768 type too small

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 880 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro 600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 304453 MB, Free - 78852 MB; I: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 531301 MB; J: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 768346 MB;
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Recently some of my email in windows live mail and firefox browser display very small font type. Even in some of my programs the font is so small I can hardly read them. The only thing I noticed was a message that shockwave is busy .The choice was to wait or stop plug in. There was another message it was a path but I lost it so I am not sure what it was, but one of the paths did say /config/. I have tried all the obvious settings in display internet options.
 

Answer:Small font size type

Open the browser and hold down the ctrl key and press + key. For each press, the font increases.
To decrease, hold down the ctrl key and press the - key.

Another method, hold down the ctrl key and move the mouse wheel away from you to increase and towards you to decrease.

3rd option: I have an addon called nosquint installed. I can set a different magnification for every site I visit.
For example, this site is set at 120% for me, while another site is set at 90%. I don't have to keep increasing or decreasing because the addon remembers my settings for each site for 6 months. (This can be changed from 1 month to 1 year).
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/nosquint/
 

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Answer:type on CS6 menus so small I can't read it

I'm assuming you mean Photoshop.
 
Here's a fix for the DPI scaling issue:
 
http://www.danantonielli.com/adobe-app-scaling-on-high-dpi-displays-fix/

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Answer:how do i type m2 with a small 2 for square metre?

In what program?

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Answer:Setup a small server type thing...

cwilhelm said:





hmm. Well, I just want to have a rack or a server chassis that I can just load a bunch of hard drives in and be able to access the hard drives from two separate computers. What's the best way to do this?Click to expand...

Sounds to me that what you're looking for is a NAS solution. If you want, go with the do-it-yourself method: get hold of an old machine, install large hard drives, throw WHS/Linux/FreeBSD/whatever, and start serving.



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Apologies, I'm not familiar with servers or networking at allClick to expand...

This might clear some things up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_(computing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage
 

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Hi, I seem to remember that someone mentioned this some time ago, but have forgotten how to do it. There was something about press a particular key and space, and it would enlarge, or was that before I went onto Windows 10. Any comments please. Regards Carper

Answer:Type face on incoming e-mails very small

What program are you using to access your emails? Generally, if you hold the Ctrl key down, you can enlarge / reduce with the mouse scroll wheel.

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Mainly I figured getting a business license and name. Then getting some business cards made and having people pass them around. I figured that would be the best way to start off.

I was looking at doing the small in home installations; like software firewall, anti-virus, anti-malware, etc.

Maybe do some home network installations.

Any suggestions that would make something like this a bit easier? Maybe companies that create above software that give business discounts on bulk items; like Symantec, McAfee, etc?
 

Answer:Starting a small business -- side job type stuff

I don't really have any wholesale/distributor/retailer suggestions for you, but what I can tell you is that side projects like this have a way of snowballing into very time consuming endeavors, especially with the burden of all of the BS that goes into having your own business.

My only advice is this: know exactly what you're getting yourself in to.
 

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Out of the clear blue, the type size on my printed emails has gotten really small. I use Outlook Express and I looked for an option setting that somehow got screwed up. But, I can't find anything that controls the font size for printing emails.

The font size on web pages has decreased, too. I was able to improve that problem a bit by going (in Internet Explorer) and doing Tools/Internet Options/General Tab/Accessibility and turning on the check mark for "Ignore font sizes specified on web pages." I must admit that seemed weird because I've never had to change that setting before and everything has always been okay. I also looked in IE for something that might be affecting the type size on email print outs and I couldn't find anything there, either.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to solve one or both of those problems?

Thanks, BaileyCat
 

Answer:Solved: Type size on email & web sites got too small

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i can still boot windows and everything - it meant that i had to let the computer reinstall all of the drivers for my hardware - but i have noticed in the device manager now that there are two instances of 'standard pc', there is also a new section titled 'other devices' with about 15 devices that seem to have no driver for them - some mention 'ISA' so i am guessing that changing to standard pc means that windows thinks my laptop is now a desktop pc with ISA slots???

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Answer:can't change computer type back to original type in device manager!

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Hello, I sent in my Y510p to get one of the usb 3.0 port repaired. They had to replace the motherboard. When I got my laptop back yesterday I had not opened the box to check it yet. Upon opening it today, it was packaged nicely, however, upon opening the laptop itself, I discovered that parts of the laptop corners were bent. In addition, part of the screen was not attachced to the cover and had to be pressed in, However, there seems to be a soft spot on the screen edges which was not there before. Around the other edges of the screen, there is a solid feeling, however, upon pressing this one corner, it bends and squeezes in.

Answer:Sent in Y510P to repair a small issue

hi DyinAngel,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to check, have you already reported your findings by contacting lenovo?
 
If not, I recommend you report what you have discovered after getting the unit from service as it's possible that the item may have been damaged in transit (and also how to go about restong the unit to its good condition).
 
Support phone list
 
 
Regards

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On my Win2000 machine, whenever I open up a new IE window/page the window is small and rectangular. I can't figure out how to get IE to remember to open up a new window in a larger size, or the size of another IE session. I know there is a setting somewhere, but I can't figure out where it is. I am using IE 6.0.2800.1106CO.

I know there is a solution, right?
 

Answer:Solved: New IE windows open small....how can I repair?

Try this:
1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer that are currently open, except for one.
2. Right click a link on the web page and select Open in new window.
3. Close the first instance of the browser that was originally open using the “X” in the top corner.
4. Resize the existing window by dragging the top and sides until it is full screen again.
5. Click the “X” in the top corner while holding down the Ctrl key.
 

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Answer:LCD display repair, small light leak

So I guess you all just buy new monitors when that happens?
 

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Can some one help.I remember seeing a method where you put XP disc in drive and type ??? in run and It checks whats missing from your XP.

Answer:Repair XP wityh disc and type ??? in run

SFC /SCANNOW

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Answer:Infected "S.M.A.R.T. Repair" & Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.fpb

I forgot to type the exact file AVG found.

It was this:

"Object name";"<unknown>"
"Detection name";"IRP hook, \Driver\atapi IRP_MJ_INTERNAL_DEVICE_CONTROL ->
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Question: Who or what is {[email protected]
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just mark them as spam and they should not reach your inbox...people think by just deleting them they will stop...that is funny!Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Medals

Answer:Who or what is {[email protected]
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The problem is that {[email protected] is not shown as the sender, which is always different and easily blocked. This miserable {[email protected] only appears as REPLY TO: and despite putting it in AOL's Block Mail Containing the Following, it is not blocked from sending endless advertisements for different companies -- at the rate of many every day.

Can anyone tell me who or what {[email protected] is?



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This is a brand new notebook.  I want to: (1) delete the bloatware(2) update Windows 10(3) update the drivers(4) install Chrome(5) install Office 365 apps(6) set my personal settings Once all of these tasks have been completed, let's define the notebook as being in its "current state." NEXT, I want to create a USB thumb drive from which I can fix the notebook (if it breaks) such that the notebook is returned to its "current state." To create this specific type of USB thumb drive, what do I need to do, and how do I do it?

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anyone know where I can get a screwdriver that fits the back
of my computer. It is a compaq laptop, the screws are not
straight or philips, the are a sort of "star" shape and very tiny.
I tries a eyeglass screw set driver but that was too small.
Thanks
 

Answer:Where to get Screwdriver at ?

You're referring to either hex or, more likely, torx. I've always had the best luck with Craftsman tools (at almost any Sears). You could also check Radio Shack.
 

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Hi there, I have to take off from a netbook its screen. On various it forums it says I need a flathead or a phillips screw driver. Thing is though is that I imaagine that there are lots of those around, so can you tell me which one I need? TIABelcanto

Answer:What screwdriver do I need?

Flat (electrical) screwdriver 3mm. Philips #0 or Philips #1A pack of jewellers screwdrivers has these sizes.Magnetic bit holders with an assortment of bits are useful. Or a tiny piece of BluTak moulded onto tip is useful when removing/replacing screws in recesses.CD/DVD marker pen (fine). Mark cables and connectors as you take them apart.Take static precautions frequently. Especially if you move around over a carpet.I stick a screwdriver into the earth of a socket. Or touch water pipe/radiator bare metal (lick finger)Not through paint, its an insulator. Good lighting/workarea/torch/magnifying glass.Use fingers and nails or flat metal when prising plastic pieces apart. Screwdriver will chew the plastic.Download the maintenance service manual guide beforehand. And look for YouTube videos for your model or general ones.Google "how to replace laptop screen"Print out if no second computer to see while laptop in bits.I usually squeeze a blob or 4 of superglue onto a piece of scrap paper and dip the screws in and get the tiniest amount of glue possible on the end of the screw when reassembling.Use the magnet bit or screwdriver + BluTak when doing this.I don't have nice red, green or blue Threadlock.It doesn't lock the screws in permanently, just helps them stop coming loose inside.I think that's all except good luck and take your time.

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Hello everyone. I am Big Guy Zee and I've just signed up to the lenovo forums today with an issue that you guys could help me with. I've had my IBM T42 (model-type 2373-Q91) for over a year now and it's not too bad, it came with 1GB of RAM but as most of you know it can take 2GB of RAM. It can still be slow at times so I'm considering an upgrade. Now unfortunately, Im pretty sure that both of my RAM slots are used up. One slot is easy to access (in the base, which is being used up) but the other is underneath the keyboard! (come on, why under there?) I know a place where I can get a couple of cheap1GB RAM sticks but there is one problem, for me to access that heard-to-reach slot I have to un-screw a lot of screws, and I can't find a decent screwdriver that's the right size. I've used the smallest I could find but still no luck. So I was wondering, have any of you taken out the keyboard of your T42? What type of screwdriver did you use? Was it special in any way? Could I find it online (seeing as I'm from the UK)?  I've got an OK screwdriver for the easy slot but a part of me wants to upgrade in full. Can you help? Thank you













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Answer:A screwdriver for my T42...

Download this PDF: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/39t6192_01.pdf And got to Document page 79 (PDF page 85) and follow the instructions. hth Madi

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Hi,

My SFC scan found, but couldn't repair a Verdana True Type font. Can this be fixed simply by copying and replacing a folder somewhere, or is it likely to be more complicated.

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Got one of the X200 laptops repaired, motherboard replaced under warranty and now type and serial reported in bios are wrong.Genuine type: "7455-FGG" now "MFG_IN"Serial now "_GOING"tried running BIOS update using the genuine type nothing changed. what do you suggest i do?













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Answer:X200 type:MFG_IN and serial: _GOING after repair

Hi nveronski, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
If that is causing you a problem, you will need to get the service center which replaced the motherboard to fix it. I suggest you contact them.
 
Hope this helps!

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I have opened my lenovo yoga to upgrade the ssd but don't have a phillips screwdriver small enough for the screws holdingthe metal piece down. I went to radioshack and the smallest they had was 00, which was too big. Ive looked on amazon but am not sure which size I need. It looks like it's measured in mm. Any help? Thanks.

Answer:Help w/ screwdriver for upgrading SSD

hi gerbila,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
According to page 41 of the hardware maintenance manual, the type of screw on the SSD is a:
 

 
You will need a screwdriver like this or similar to remove it.
 
 
Hope this helps.
 

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Question: Tiny screwdriver

I'm replacing the backlight in my Toshiba Portege and can't find a screwdriver small enough. I bought a set described as 'watchmakers' containing Phillips 000, but it aint small enough. What size crosshead screwdriver should I ask for ..... basically if you can see it, it aint small enough.

Answer:Tiny screwdriver

try a sharp pointed thin bladed knife, take care of course

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My fan has become really loud. So, I thought its about time to clean the inside of my computer and the fan. But what I did was, I opened up the fan case using a magnetic screwdriver (Idiot Me). I did not touch any of circuits and actual hardware with the screwdriver. I did it this morning and every things seems fine except that firefox is acting up. Unto the question: I was wondering am I likely to see any damage done to my computer later on?Thank you

Answer:Magnetic Screwdriver

The connection between Firefox and your magnetic screwdriver should  be practically non-existant. What kind of problems do you have with Firefox?

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Hey guys, just wondering, will a magnetic screwdriver mess anything up in a computer if you work on it with one?

Answer:will a magnet screwdriver mess anything up?

Ive used them before and not messed anything up ... but i am not 100% sure that you won't mess anything up. I don't think anything in there is sensitive to magnets. Not like a TV picture tube.

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i was looking inside my computer and saw something in a slot that was a little loose. i got a screwdriver and tried screwing it in but the screwdriver fell and hit the motherboard. i got the screwdriver out and put the side of te case back on and tried turning on the computer but it wont work! please help i used my spending money to eat only 2 nutella sandwiches a day to save up for this! please help
 

Answer:Help screwdriver hit motherboard when screwing something in!!

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Hi guys, well yeah, I accidentally the bottom part of my motherboard of my laptop under the mouse buttons, not sure what I hit as I see no scratches but my sound no longer works. I have reset bios and reinstalled drivers to see if that would reset it or something but the problem is still there. Any ideas on if I have short circuited it and if there is a repair?

The laptop is an Acer aspire 5630. Running Win 7 if that matters

thanks for your time
 

Answer:Hit screwdriver on motherboard, no more sound

Oh and both speakers and headphones do not work
 

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 3, and I want to clean out the fan. The problem is, I don't know what screwdriver size to use, and I don't want to buy the wrong one. Thank you!

Answer:What screwdriver should I use for a Lenovo Yoga 3?

Yoga 3 Pro or Yoga 3 14?

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I'm looking to upgrade my W530 with a 3720M processor and 4 GB factory RAM. I can't find out my RAM's specifications like voltage, timing or mhz from the BIOS and I don't want to run into compatibility issues, so can anyone suggest some compatible 8 GB RAM sticks, as well as a screwdriver or screwdriver kit to remove the back two screws? Thanks.

Answer:W530 compatible RAM + Screwdriver

Pompous, 
 
Here is your Hardware Maintenance Manual:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM014941
 
Your PSREF will show you how much RAM is supported depending on your processor, etc.  You can have up to 16GB in the dual-core model and up to 32GB in the quad-core model. 
 
The PSREF is here:
http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/tabook.pdf
 
Any PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3, non-parity, dual-channel capable RAM is supported. 
 
The W530 ships with memory under the keyboard.  It should be easy to install additional modules by removing the bottom memory door cover.  I think any small screwdriver should work fine.
 
Your System Service Parts List is here:
http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/W530_FRU_BOM.pdf
 
Hope this helps.
 





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My External Cirago CST 4000 stopped working so I'm Taking it Apart to get the Hard drive out Of The case. I Don't Know What Kind of Screwdriver I need To Take Out These Kind Of Screws..

This Is The Picture Of The Screws.. Please HELP ME




 

Answer:What screwdriver do I need for my Cirago CST 4000?

The type of fastener appears to be security torx although it would have been better if the photo view was straight on. There are different sizes but it's hard to tell from a picture what size this is. Security torx usually comes as a bit socket. This one will be 1/4" drive or 3/8" drive.
 

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Hello guys
I have a pc with corei7 cpu and asus motherboard
while moving into new place I happend that the case bumbed againsed hard surfaces 2 times. so when I tried to start my pc it did not work. actually it was no POST ,no display case, simply the desktop start and then shuts down after couple of seconds. when I opened the case I found that the heatsink was litle bit displaced and not attached properly , ant way I fixed it in place but still the same problem again no-post and no-display and eventually the whole thing shut down .
again I opened up the case and started by removing memory sticks and video card one by one,here where I noticed that the start botton stoped working and I cannot start the desktop at all . I have noticed that the motherboard botton is on , I tried to check the power switch cable but it was in place any way I took it off and tried to start it using the screwdriver-short method , but nothing happened
what does that mean is all dead !!!!

thank you so much for reading this long description
 

Answer:PC won't start even with the screwdriver-short

The best way to check if everything is working is to bench test the entire kit.

make sure you have a clear working area and ideally an antistatic surface.


Remove all components such as RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Drives, Optical Drives etc
Now remove the motherboard from the casing and place on a flat clean surface.
Remove PSU unit form case.
Check to see if the motherboard has a VGA port on it. If it does then plug your monitor into the VGA port. If it doesnt you will need to plug in your graphics card to use the monitor.
Insert a RAM module into the Primary RAM slot on the motherboard. This is normally the one CLOSEST to the CPU socket & heatsink. Also plug in the PSU unit. -

NOTE: some graphcis cards require a molex adapter from the PSU unit to work properly
Turn on and using "the screw driver" method conect the two power pins on the mothorboard start panel. IF everything is working the PC should BOOT and you should get a POST screen and be able to get access to the BIOS.
Hopefully if everything is ok you should now be able to rebuild your tower by pluggin in the hard drive and optical drive ect and seeing if you can BOOT to the OS.

If you are still having problems AT STEP 6 you may wish to try replacing the memory modules or removing the CPU and heatsink and reinstalling them. It could be that some pins got damaged etc. Also try replacing any SATA (or IDE) cables just in case they got damaged.

NOTE: When removing the CPU, if you do, I recomm... Read more

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Hi, i need to open inside of my X201 myself because i dont trust technical services. could you please tell me which screwdriver set and tools should i use like IBM technicians use? i d like to buy one set like they used. thanks





ThinkPad X201 3680-AD6 / Intel Core i5 M560 2.67Ghz / DDR3 8GB / Intel SSD 730 Series 240GB / 12.1 WXGA 1280x800p / Dual boot Win10 Pro x64 - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit + X200 Ultrabase + ThinkVision LT2252p

Answer:Screwdriver to open X201

Hi Priority,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
You can purchase any screwdriver kit for laptop, which you can get it online. And use ThinkPad X201 HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual) if you want to replace any hardware parts.
 
ThinkPad X201 HMM
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Windows failed to start, startup repair cannot repair this computer, safe mode cannot load, chkdsk freezes, sfc scan cannot perform the requested operation

Hi, I cannot start my Windows 7 at all. With power on, the system tries to load up but: ' windows failed to start.A recent hardware or software change might be the cause'. Trying to open safe mode or last good configuration doesn't work, it goes automatically to startup repair but after about an hour trying it says ' Windows 7 Startup Repair Cannot Repair This Computer ' (tried a few times). After another reboot with a windows 7 repair disk in the drive I managed to open the recovery manager from the DVD instead of the HDD and tried all the options - system recovery does not work, i have no previous images of the system, I ran a scan on the memory - it was all clear but still windows not starting. Then I did CHKDSK and it froze at 11% on stage 4 of 5, that happened a couple of times so I decided to run an sfc scannow but another error: 'Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation'. So I'm totally stuck and don't know where to go next, I've got no windows installation disk, only repair disk. Any ideas would be much appreciated!

Answer:Windows failed to start, startup repair cannot repair this computer, safe mode cannot

Hi and welcome to TSF what is the make and model of the computer,is just a repair disc or is it a recovery disc does your machine have a recovery partition,have you tried removing and reseating the ram or running any diagnostic test like memtest 86 + or seatools for dos

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We have a VGC-LS25E Series Sony Vaio desktop computer. When we attempt to start, start up fails and when we run start up repair, the error message says start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically. When we view problem details we recieve a message saying problem event name: StartupRepairV2 followed by 10 problem signatures.
Problem signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 03: 6
Problem signature 04: 1310740
Problem signature 05: NoRootCause
Problem signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem signature 07: 0
Problem signature 08: 1
Problem signature 09: SystemRestore
Problem signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1003

Please help? What should we do next?

Answer:Vista startup repair cannot repair this computer-- problem event name StartupRepairV2

Please stop posting the same thing over and over. Once is enough. Be patient. Someone will reply in Vista startup repair cannot repair this computer-- problem event name StartupRepairV2.

I'm requesting this thread also be deleted.

Anyone responding, please use the above thread instead of this one.

Thanks!

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Hi,

I have a problem with my HP Pavilion MS228UK. When I power it on, it runs Startup Repair and then gives me the mesage 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically'. In the details all the tests were completed successfully with error codes '0x0' except the last one which gave 'error code 0x490' with the message 'No OS files found on disc'. I ran the memory diagnostic tool which found no faults. I have tried to boot system recovery using F11 but that is not working either.

All help appreciated
Thanks
 

Answer:Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically(No OS files found on disc)

Does the BIOS detect the hard drive? Is there a hard drive diagnostic that can be run (there usually is when a memory diagnostic is also included)?
 

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We have a VGC-LS25E Series Sony Vaio desktop computer. When we attempt to start, start up fails and when we run start up repair, the error message says start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically. When we view problem details we recieve a message saying problem event name: StartupRepairV2 followed by 10 problem signatures.
Problem signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem signature 03: 6
Problem signature 04: 1310740
Problem signature 05: NoRootCause
Problem signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem signature 07: 0
Problem signature 08: 1
Problem signature 09: SystemRestore
Problem signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1003

Please help? What should we do next?

Answer:Vista startup repair cannot repair this computer-- problem event name StartupRepairV2

Hi jessie,
Did you get any factory recovery disc's when you purchased the PC, Or do you have any repair disc's from microsoft, If you do, try them, Try going into safe mode and doing a system restore,let me know how you do, good luck patch41

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Hello! I am looking for beste screwdriver Set for Lenovo Thinkpad P70 Workstation. PH00?  Is this right? What Type/What Company? Thanks for answers!

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Ok, I had an older computer in which I had to touch some pins with a screwdriver to start it up. Well last night after turning the computer off but using a screwdriver (while he computer was frozen), I tried to turn it back on and for some reason it is having some problems. Maybe I'm not using the correct object or started touching the pins in the wrong direction, but someone who is experienced in this please give me some proper directions.
 

Answer:Touching the motherboard with a screwdriver to start it up

The only pins on the board that are going to turn the system on are the power switch pins or if it is already on the reset switch pins.

I think it would be a good idea to replace the power switch and use that instead of a screwdriver.

If you really need to, swap the reset switch leads with the power switch leads. You can now turn the system on with the reset switch; you just do not have reset capability.
 

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im wondering if magnets do any harm to computer parts like video cards etc. because the screwdriver i have is slightly magnetized. and ill be using it to do some work on my videocard, screwing and unscrewing screws basically
 

Answer:Solved: using a slightly magnetized screwdriver

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i am lost as to which screwdriver i need to remove the cover around the fan and heat sink, my p 10 is over heating now all the time and im hoping its because, of dust and dirt that has been sucked in over the last year and a half, the screws i need to open are an actual star shaped screw, not the normal philips star like the rest of the screws on the unit, I hope someone here can point me in the right direction as to where i can get one of these scredrivers........... thank you

Answer:what screwdriver to use to remove fan cover on satellite p10

Hi

Sorry but your question is a little bit laughable for me. Before you wait for some answer Google a little bit around or ask in some store for tool kit.

My last notebook was Satellite P20. It is the similar unit just a little bit bigger but with the same screws. It is not recommended to use non-original screwdriver but I have done it. Please don?t do this because of screw damaging.


Bye

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Hi there,

The other day I was trying to help my friend clean up his computer by removing adware and spyware and such. He then played a game through steam, his computer went haywire, blue screen, shut off and when you try to turn it back on, everything is doubled vertically with a pixel thick line through the middle. I tried booting through safe mode, but the only option I got was startup repair. I ran a Startup Repair:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 393222
Problem Signature 05: NoRootCause
Problem Signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 0
Problem Signature 09: unknown
Problem Signature 10: 1168
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

What should I do next?
 

Answer:Windows Vista - startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically

When you get the startup repair screen choose the next button to get to advanced options. You should have 5 choices including System Restore. See if there are any restore points available.
 

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Hi all,

I cannot get my laptop to start up.I am currently overseas travelling and
I was hoping someone may have encountered or know of this problem.
It has always worked fine and the only thing i have been doing any differently while using the laptop over here is logging into the internet at hotspots /cafes and watching DVDs (pirated copies in Bali) so was wondering if either of them could cause this start up repair problem.

When you turn it on it tells me that...

"Startup repair is checking for system problems" then..

"Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically".

When I look to see what the problem detail is i get...

Problem Event name .. "StartupRepairV2"
AutoFailover 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.1800
6
786444
corrupt Volume
no root cause

I appreciate any feedback in advance as I am now carting round a dead laptop!!

Thankyou

Answer:Satellite A200-J01: Startup repair cannot repair computer automatically

Can you boot into Safe Mode? (Press F5 or F8 before Windows starts)

It could be caused by a number of things, bad memory, corrupted file system, faulty hardware, corrupted software/OS.

Check the RAM using Memtest from a bootable floppy or CD. www.memtest.org
Run CHKDSK on C: to fix the file system. Go to a command prompt and type CHKDSK C: /F
Check the HDD for bad sectors.
Google Hitachi DFT and run the Advanced test.

If its just a corrupted OS, backup your data and run Recovery to restore Windows to its factory state.

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When computer is turned on its goes to to preparing automatic repair screen then tries to boot then goes to Diagnosing your computer screen then goes to your PC did not start up correctly.

Answer:computer wont boot up goes to automatic repair then fails to repair

Looks like the restore points did not work.You will need to use your repair disk to reinstall the OS.

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HELP !!!
I have an Acer desktop running Windows 7 SP1. When I try to start it up I get the Windows Error Recovery screen ? Windows failed to start.

I launched the recovery option it runs for about 20 mins with the message Startup Repair cannot repair the computer automatically.

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 382
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: 0x7f
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Startup Repair Diagnosis and Repair Log displays the following details:
Last successful boot time: 7/29/2016 09:50:09 PM(GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = C\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 78 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 63 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken 484 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Boot manage... Read more

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Hi, everyone.

Today, after restarting my computer, I was faced with the Startup Repair tool, unable to boot Windows 7.
A couple hours later, after running startup tool a total of 29 times I have been unable to solve the problem.

I have also:

Tried booting in safe mode[didn't work]
Tried last known good config[didn't work]

Based on some advice I read elsewhere, I also ran chkdsk /r/f c: . It completed successfully.

Even just knowing how I can extract my files so that I can re-install windows would be a big help.
Startup tool doesn't take over a minute to complete, and displays these details:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200110
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 29
Problem Signature 07 CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Startup Repair Diagnosis and Repair Log displays the following details:
Last successful boot time: 8/25/2012 11:35:21 PM(GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 29

Session details

System Disk = \Device\Harddisk1
Windows directory = C\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully.... Read more

Answer:Cannot boot windows - Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Hi-

Can you boot into safe-mode?

Also, do you have either a recovery partition, recovery disk, or the windows installation disk? (some of the tools could help, especially if safe mode doesn't work)

Regards,

Mark

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Hi I need some help to fix my Sons computer It's 3 years old:
Acer Aspire - M5640 Standard
Intel Core™ 2 Quad  CPU - Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
Ram 3.00 GB
Sys Type 32-bit Op Sys

--> Running Windows  Vista Home Premium > co PA 201. 101

I have started it in "Safe Mode" (and it is in that state now) and ran "Kaspersky Quick scan" NO threats were found?

Before starting in "Safe Mode" I started it (5) times with the "Windows has encountered.... ETC" Blue start-up page with White Writing" and then ran the Start up Repair Page' and this is the result. See Attachment(01)... your site won't let me add the 2 attachment? Error You are not permitted to upload this kind of File??
So I have to Paste it!

Windows cannot repair this computer automatically
Problem Signature
Problem event Name StartUp RepairV2
Program Signature 01 Auto Fallover
02 6.06000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
03====/ 6
04 ====/ 327685
05 ====/ Bad Driver
06 ====/ Bad driver
07 ======/ 0
08 =======/ 1
09 ----- system restore
10 ========== / 6.0.60000.2.0.02561
Diagnosis and Repair Details
Every Test Performed in the Start Up Repair Log was Completed successfully = Error code = 0x0
Root Cause Found
A recent Driver installation or upgrade may be preventing the system from starting
----------------------------------------------------------------------

And when it had had enough of that" this was the Log of all that the i... Read more

Answer:computer only starts in Safe Mode Cannot repair in Startup Repair

1) Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

2) You said you ran a Kaspersky "quick scan". Please run FULL system scans with BOTH Kaspersky and with MalwareBytes

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I just finished reading this thread http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/cannot-boot-windows-startup-repair-cannot-repair-this-computer-automatically-663898.html as I'm having the same issue. Here's a brief history.

My computer was built by me and has been fine up until a few days ago after I removed some USB cables for devices that I then hooked up to another PC I have and reconfigured some USB devices as a powered hub I was using would not let them be recognized by Windows. When I opened the Attached Devices window to see if my devices were now recognized it took forever to open with the blue bar at the top never getting to the end. I Googled the problem and found that Bluetooth was may be causing the issues and to disable it. That didn't fix the issue so I tried other recommended fixes such as disabling printspool -- none worked.
I then started having the Cannot Boot problems so I let Windows try and fix it which it could not. I tried to let it restore from a previous good point but that failed and I would click Send Report and then it would shut down. This kept happening for several days until I came across the aforementioned thread here on the forum.
Last night I turned off the power and went to bed. This morning I switched on the PC and let it boot up. Lo and behold WIN7 started right up no problems -- the Attached devices window opened right up as well. Then I saw that it was loading drivers for 3 attached devices -- all USB devices and one r... Read more

Answer:Cannot boot windows - Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Update
I unplugged two USB cables leaving just the keyboard and mouse an rebooted. Windows starts just fine but then starts to install drivers for three USB devices. Not sure what they are as all I have plugged in are the keyboard and mouse. Any way of finding out what devices Windows installed drivers for?
Thanks

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Hi All,

Looking for some advice. I had a sudden BSOD earlier and upon restarting my PC it came up with Startup Repair, only to have it fail to repair the issue. I have been following this thread which seems to have stemmed from the same issue. I too am running Avast, so I suspect that may be the problem.

I have been following the steps in that thread and have reached the point of removing Avast keys in Regedit. I previously ran checks and also attempted to repair from the Win7 OS CD as was suggested in that thread.

I think that following the steps to remove Avast files may be the solution to my issue - however, as I am aware that Regedit can be dangerous to mess around with I wanted to check in and make sure I am following the steps correctly.

System info: Self-built PC, running Windows 7 on a Crucial M4 SSD, with two WD Caviar Black HDDs as storage drives.
CPU: Intel i5-2500k (not OCd)
GPU: EVGA nVidia 970 FTW
RAM: 4x4GB

It appears to have re-mapped my drives, my SSD is C: normally while my HDDs are E: and F:, but the system is currently reading C: as the Windows reserved partition of the SSD, the rest of that drive as F:, and the HDDs as D: and E: instead. This is in line with the user (Lethorio) in the earlier thread, however.

So, where I'm at now. I am around posts #65-70 in that same thread and have found avast keys. Here are the keys in the first folder which appeared in the search results:

(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
Capabil... Read more

Answer:Avast Issue - Startup Repair Cannot Repair This Computer Automatically

Use the Avast uninstall tool. It's not necessary to make a Registry change.
https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

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on the 20th i turned my PC on i had been playing left 4 dead 2

and minecraft, the latter of which needing an update, and i

think dungeon defenders and frozen synapse had updated

themselves through steam, i then turned it off. when i came

back to it a few hours later it finished loaded windows but

before it came up with the accout login screen it blue

screened. the computer then automatically re-started and

launched startup repair, which failed. i then tried rebooting

pressing F8 did the startup repair manually, this time writing

down the details:
Problem Event name: startup repair V2
Problem signature 1: Manual repair
Problem signature 2: 6.0.6001.18000.6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: 0
Problem signature 4: 65537
Problem signature 5: unknown
Problem signature 6: OS version mismatch
Problem signature 7: 0
Problem signature 8: 0
Problem signature 9: unkown
Problem signature 10: 1168
OS version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

after trying this a few times and getting now joy i tried to

boot from last known good configuration, which led to the same

result- the blue screen at the same point. i have been able to

get in via safe mode and tried a system restore to the 17th,

which while it did complete the system restore, did nothing to

help the problem. i then tried not telling the system to

automatically reboot on crashing and wrote down what was on

the blue screen:

Bad_System_config_info

Technical info:
*** STOP: 0x00000074
(0x000000000... Read more

Answer:computer won't start, startup repair can't repair os version mismatch,

Hi and welcome to TSF this is about your error code
Bug Check 0x74: BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO
The BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO bug check has a value of 0x00000074. This bug check indicates that there is an error in the registry.

Parameters
The following parameters appear on the blue screen.

Parameter Description
1 Reserved
2 Reserved
3 Reserved
4 The NT status code (if it is available)


Cause
The BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO bug check occurs if the SYSTEM hive is corrupt. However, this corruption is unlikely, because the boot loader, known as NT Loader (NTLDR) in versions of Windows prior to Vista, checks a hive for corruption when it loads the hive.

This bug check can also occur if some critical registry keys and values are missing. Thee keys and values might be missing if a user manually edited the registry.

Resolving the Problem
Try restarting the computer by selecting "last known good configuration" in the boot options.

If the restart does not fix the problem, the registry damage is too extensive. You must reinstall the OS or use the Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) that you previously created by using the Windows Backup tool.

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Hello, I recently got hit by an aggressive trojan that started with disabling my sound, and crippling my internet connection to finally causing my windows XP to stop booting correctly. It would just freeze moments after the desktop loaded, becoming completely unresponsive.

I tried to do an OS repair but that too failed. Repair was unusually slow then ground to a halt at the 29 minute mark (Performing Configuration Stage) with some sort of +COM failure (sorry forgot to write down the exact details). Repair setup is not able to go beyond that point, so I restart the process. Same thing happens, repair gets stuck at the same point, and now I can't boot up XP at all because it goes straight into repair.

Is there anything I can do to save this installation? A reformat and reconfiguration of my PC takes days to do and I'm short on time.

Answer:XP repair has failed and computer is stuck in a reboot-repair loop

I doubt there is anything you can do at this point to avoid a full wipe and reinstall. You can run off a live linux version if you need to get work done before you get around to actually reinstalling XP and configuring your computer, but your XP applications will obviously not run in such a setup.

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hello I'm owner of x60s, type 1702, I have got problem with IWS execution in poland I've been refused to execute IWS on my x60s machine, although it is IWS eglible. notebook has been purchased in Australia.I have purchased the extended service plan, too [service plan pn 41k0422, next business day, onsite, plus ThinkPad Protection]. polish tech support refuses to repair my notebook. what should I do? regardsmironMessage Edited by mion on 06-02-2008 12:11 AM   ANY help would be appreciated...Message Edited by mion on 06-03-2008 09:41 AM

Answer:polish tech support refuses to repair my IWS eglible x60s type 1702

Mion,
 
Sorry to hear that.  Checking the IWS page myself, I see the 1702 is indeed listed as valid in Poland for service.
 
Please keep in mind that the extended TERMS of service - onsite, next business day, etc, may not be available, but the base warranty should be honored in some way  - through depot or business partner.
 
I've received your PM and will need some more information from you in order to render assistance.
 
Thanks for sharing...
 
Mark

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I've been having this problem for the last few days where I attempt to boot the pc and goes into the system repair loop where I cannot repair and have attempted to re-image my machine but to no avail,
the problem signature i keep getting is :

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: -1
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 18
Problem Signature 07: CorruptRegistry
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033


any help would be greatly valued.
if you need any other information feel free to ask

thanks again
MrPcWannabe

Answer:[SOLVED] Start Up Repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Tell us make and model of pc or hardware if custom build...we can't help you with no knowledge of what you are using.

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Apparently my computer had double files on the c drive so I deleted ten yesterday, before running a disk clean up. I also deleted several miscellaneous programs (not on C) installed when I bought it. today however it failled to start normally. I've tried what was recommended on system recovery options ( command prompt, window memoery diagnostics) but is hesitant to do a system restore/system image recovery as I don't have a piint in time for it to restore too.It has some really important pictures that I don't want to lose. please help me figure out what is wrong.

Answer:start up repair failed to automatically repair computer

After "startup repair" you have a choice to click. Something like "view diagnostic details". Click on it. What tests were done and don't have status code 0x0? Give all details please.

You uninstalled programs the way you should?

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  Hi, just recently I installed Kaspersky total security 2016 anti-virus software, the following day I was unable to bootup.
I could only get has far has ' startup repair , after a short scan I received the error message, ' startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically '
And gave me two options, - send information about this problem ( recommended )  & don't send, but I was unable to select ( mouse did not function )
So I realised that I needed to erase my ' c ' drive and reinstall windows7 , fortunately I have backup.
But the problem is, I don't know how to access 'c ' drive to erase and reinstall win7

So ( not being very technical ) I contacted Kaspersky technical support, for assistance.
They emailed me the download for their rescue disc, and instructions of how to run the disc, so I copied it to disc and usb stick.
Using the rescue disk, I am able to copy my backup files on 'c '  
But I cannot see an option with the rescue disc for wiping the ' c ' drive clean and reinstalling win7?
Have since asked Kaspersky support, replied but not answered.
Can anyone assist please

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I turned on my computer this morning and it loaded to a blue screen that read "start up repair, Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" it then gives me the option to send to Microsoft so they can create solutions or to exit and the run computer off. I am able to hit esc when the screen pops up and run a hard drive test. The test did not show anything. How do I fix my laptop? 

Answer:Start up repair, Windows cannot repair this computer automat...

Cgadrim Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! If the problem is only corrupted boot files, it might be repairable.You will need access to a working PC in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.You will need to create something known as a Win7 Repair CD.  This will repair the boot loader files, and if that is the problem, your PC will boot OK after that.This can be obtained (for a fee) from this link:  http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/When you download this file, it will be an ISO file.To make a bootable CD from it, you will need to download and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/Once you have that installed, run it, select the option "Write image file to disc" and select the ISO file you downloaded, and point it to a blank CD.Once you have that, run it, in the Device entry, use the pulldown to select the USB stick.  Down near the bottom right, where is says "Create a bootable disk using", select the ISO file you downloaded.-------------------------------------Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html Yeah, I know that says Win7 but that and Vista have the same boot loader files.You will probably have to run Startup Repair three times for it to fix all the boot loader problems.When done, your PC should boot OK.Good Luck

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Fooling around on my laptop ( Acer Aspire 5920 ) last night, set it down for a few minutes while I went to the kitchen and came back to it frozen.

Had to force it to reboot by holding the power button, and when it rebooted it took me to the 'Startup Repair' screen, and then tells me after a few minutes of looking busy that 'Windows Cannot Repair this computer automatically.' I've made 17 repair attempts so far. Apparently my last successful boot time was in 2008.. which is a lie, aha.

I would very much like to save a few files from the computer if it's going to need a complete format, there's a good couple of years worth of writing and artwork that I'd be heartbroken to lose.

Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated.

Answer:Startup Repair - Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.

I've also run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool under someone's recommendation but it doesn't seem to have detected any problems.

I've purchased a recovery .iso from neosmart, but it refuses to boot from USB saying 'Disk Error, press any key to restart', and it ignores me trying to tell it to boot from CD. I don't have any recovery software that's been provided with my laptop, it's just disappeared into the ether if I ever had any.

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Hi everybody
I recently cloned an SSD with Windows 7 Pro on from an HP EliteBook to an SSD from the same brand and the same size.

Edit; The cloned SSD is being used in a HP ProBook

When booting the cloned SSD, I'm getting a BSOD. I used the repair disk to perform a startup repair. When done I got the following message;
problem details:
Problem signature
Problem Event name : StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 01 : 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02 : 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03 : unknown
Problem signature 04 : 21199729
Problem signature 05 : External media
Problem signature 06 : 6
Problem signature 07 : BadDriver
OS Version : 6.1.7600.200.256.1
Locale ID : 1033
Other things I've done and did not show any results;

sfc /scannowchkdsk
Is there anything else I can do, since I really want to avoid a fresh install (A lot of personal configurations on the employees' device)
Thanks in advance

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hello all,

i have a Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook PC and during Windows startup, it goes into "Startup Repair" with the error "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically". following is the problem details:

Problem signature
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Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 2621480
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225487
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 10
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

i have tried F8 to invoke Safe Mode boot options and tried all 3 safe modes. but still returned to the "Startup Repair". i also tried the option "Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)" several times but no use.

i have created a Knoppix v6.2.1 bootable DVD and started up through the CD-ROM drive to access my harddisk. it appears my file structure is ok and i copied/backup/retrieved as much files and file directories to an external USB drive (through Knoppix operating system). i can see that my User Profile is still there so i do not want to re-install the entire Windows Vista o/s again.

from System Recovery Options, i can enter Command Prompt and tried these actions:
bootrec /RebuildBCD
bootrec /FixMbr
bootrec /FixBoot
however the "To... Read more

Answer:(2010) Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically

Im not there, so I can only guess. I do not think that you did a boot from the DVD, but rather the OS

Boot Priority - Change
same for 7

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I purchased a G510S in May 2014 and have been getting the same BSOD error since purchasing.  Driver State Power Failure.  After talking to several technicians who seemed trained only to get you to reset the computer to factory settings (which did not work), I was told to send the computer in for repair.  After paying money to ship it to them and having it sent back with notes claiming the hard drive was replaced, the very day I received it I got another BSOD with the same error. I've had it back all of 4 days and its happend twice.  Has anyone had this problem?  Is there any way to get real warranty customer service?

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I am in major crisis mode because my laptop is stuck in startup mode and can't repair itself. I've tried a few command tricks but most of them require safe mode, which I can't access at all. Also, many threads have mentioned reinstalling windows 7, which would be fine if my disk drive hadn't burnt out recently. I am terrified of losing all my files so I don't want to toy around with anything. Thoughts?

Answer:Startup Repair on laptop cannot repair computer automatically.

Welcome DelaneyNicole.

Sounds like a shame that you do not have a backup of your files.

Some things you could try:
> Try accessing windows repair from boot (press F8 and select the recovery option),
> Borrow a disc drive from another system (maybe a friends?),
> Use a bootable USB drive with say some version of Linux on it to access your files.

Do you know what happens to cause this problem?

Regards
Stephen

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Hi,

Please help!! I tried starting up my computer and I got this problem!

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 327685
Problem Signature 05: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 06: CorruptFile
Problem Signature 07: 3221225705
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 1117
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Vista Startup Repair Cannot Repair this Computer Automatically

Assuming that you do not have a Vista DVD

On another computer burn a recovery DVD

Create a Recovery Disc

If you do have a Vista DVD, post.

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I am pretty sure that a virus cause this, right before my computer shut down on it's own my anti virus popped up and said that a Trojan was found but I didn't have to do anything. Then the computer shut down and when it restartrd started to load files and then go into startup repair, only it couldn't fix it. I tried a restore, but again it said that the startup files wern't there. I just quickly scanned the diagnostic details and noticed something that said "boot critical file C:\CI.dll is corrupt".

I am so worried I won't be able to fix this and will lose everything! Any help is so greatly appreciated!!

Danielle

Answer:Startup Repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

Reinstall Windows. It's faster and easier. I never do a system repair. Usually installing windows , drivers and most of the useful programs takes about 2 hours and finally You have a new system. Virus scan and system repair takes much longer, and it's not so successful .

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AS the title says, my PC went into hibernation a few days ago and wouldn't wake up. So i had to do a plug switch turn off.

Now when it boots up , it goes into startup repair but i get the message
''Startup repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically''

then i have to send or don't send an error report
then i get 6 options , i cant remember them off top of my head.

I have Windows 7 Professional
but i've long lost the disc, apparently system restore doesn't work either it always fails for some reason.
p.s i ran checkdisk and that didn't find anything wrong, although there clearly is.
( upon boot up now if i press F8 i get the option of 3 startups, now i'm only guessing but 1 and 2 are a jumble of numbers and letters and 3 is normal startup i think . only option 2 works and i boot normally. if i don't press F8 though i get all that malarky above )

What else could it be ?
How do i fix this ?
 

Answer:Startup repair - windows cannot repair this computer automatically

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Hey Guys,

Background - I have a second hand Dell Desktop running Windows 7 34bit (i think)
Around May 2015 my computer almost died, but was saved by using a windows 7 repair disc i bought from Amazon and some help from one of the guys on here (thank you)
I've since lost this disc and my computer seems to have died again. So i purchased it again from same supplier.
It was a friend of mine who used the disc last time so ive had to google how to do it but it doesnt seem to be happening.

Switching my computer on a couple weeks ago i was met with black screen and this:

File: \windows\system32\config\system

Status 0xc00000e9

Info Windows failed to load as system registry file is missing or corrupt

It wont work in safe mode or last good configuration

So ive went into BIOS and changed the boot order so the Disc Drive is no 1.

Restarted Computer - nothing came up saying press any key to boot from disc (ive read that in few forums that should be what comes up) and it just goes back to black screen

So only option i have seems to be f12 Boot device menu where i select Onboard or USB CD-ROM drive and disc makes some noises before :

Selected boot device not available strike f1 to retry boot , f2 for set up utility

And basically thats the loop im in

Guess what id like to know as well as your expertise is

1. Does the specific error/status mean anything particularly bad
2. Is there something else i need to alter in BIOS to boot from CD
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Answer:Win7 - Cant seem to boot from repair disc or repair computer

I have a second hand Dell Desktop running Windows 7 34bit (i think)Click to expand...

What's the model name and model number of that Dell desktop?
What's the exact "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?
Around May 2015 my computer almost died, but was saved by using a windows 7 repair disc i bought from Amazon and some help from one of the guys on here (thank you)
I've since lost this disc and my computer seems to have died again. So i purchased it again from same supplier.Click to expand...

Can you provide the Amazon webpage link to that "Windows 7 repair disc" you bought?

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Hi all.

Tried to boot up my computer this morning and was given the message: 'Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.'

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200400
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 13
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, installed onto a Crucial M4 SSD.
It won't let me boot in safe mode, and gives the same message.
I have no system restore points.
chkdsk /r doesn't work in command prompt and comes up with: 'The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

Would anyone be able to help me resolve this? Thanks a lot.

Answer:[SOLVED] Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

Hello,


Quote:





Originally Posted by Lethorio


...chkdsk /r doesn't work in command prompt and comes up with: 'The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected...




Try chkdsk c: /r /x (/x forces dismount of the drive).

If the chkdsk scan runs but does not fix the issue, then please go back to the Command Prompt and enter sfc /scannow. Reboot once finished to see if it has fixed your issue.

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I started my PC yesterday, and it goes straight to startup repair which fails to fix it every time.
It starts up normally with the HP logo but then it says "Windows is loading files" and goes to startup repair.
I don't have the windows 7 CD and I dont have a restore point to go back to... I tried booting windows 7 from a usb stick but it just went to the startup repair again tho (maybe i didnt do it right, used rufus on a windows 7 iso then simply plugged it in on my pc)
Couldn't get to advanced boot options even while mashing the F8 key nonstop since I turned the computer on. The only thing that seems somehow useful is the command prompt, that for some reason using X:\windows\system32> instead of the usual C.
I'm really lost at that point and any help would be great

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Hello. I am having a continuous issue with my computer. I apologize in advance for being an amateur at computer repair so please bear with me if I need to better understand some terminology.

My computer is continuously crashing. It reboots itself or turns itself off. I don't always see the BSOD when it shows up but I imagine it flickers every time it crashes. One time, I saw it, and it said "BAD POOL CALLER."

Every time it crashes I do the recommended startup repair just to get it to work again. It always tells me that Startup Repair cannot fix this computer and then it reboots and everything works again for awhile. I thought everything was fine and dandy a couple weeks ago and now it is starting all over again. Please help! Thank you

Answer:BSOD and Startup Repair Unable to Repair This Computer

Backup your data, reinstall windows

Clean Install Windows 7

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Hello, it's nice to meet you all. I'm posting because I have been unable to boot my ASUS U52F laptop, which runs Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) and Internet Explorer 11. The PROBLEM:I have been unable to boot my laptop since December 9th or so. When I power on, I sometimes I get an initial boot screen that says "Starting Windows" and then a blue screen that says Windows must be shut down.  Other times I boot up and my computer goes to "Windows Error Recovery" where I can either 1. "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows Normally".  Choosing #1 leads to a failedn startup attempt and causes the computer to shut off. Option #2 takes me to the Startup Repair dialogue box.Then it attempts to repair and produces the error code "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically"I have tried logging on as a local user providing an administrator password, with the same failed result. Most RECENT CHANGES:On December 6th, I asked my niece to help me import my contact list from my phone into an excel spreadsheet on my computer. After hours of searching for how to do it through iTunes and gmail and failing, I came across a free software called Copy Trans. I downloaded the software... I think from this website but I can't be sure: http://www.copytrans.net/download.php The software never seemed to successfully sync with my phone. Then my niece used my computer for her school work. She either uploaded or reinitialized something called Vuze software to downl... Read more

Answer:Startup Repair: Windows cannot repair this computer automatically

Greetings Bob and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me.When you post your reply, use the button instead.In the ... Read more

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Can someone give me a link to buy some screwdrivers that will work to open the lenovo Y580 back side. I don't wanna buy uncessary tools and later realize they don't work. Which ones are you using to open up and do they work for Lenoo Y580?













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Answer:What kind of screwdriver do I need to open Lenovo Y580?

Hi ninjamonke,Thanks for posting. To be honest there isn't a specific type of screw driver I would recommend you to buy to open up the machine. Personally when it comes to opening up machine I personally use a "Phillips" head type of screw from the collection of the standard 6 piece precision screw drivers I have. Though however I had tried a screwdriver with a magnetic head. That really helped with reassembling the machine back together.For further confirmation on assembling and reassembling you machine I would suggest you consult the hardware maintenance manual from the below link.http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y480_y580_hmm_1st_edition_mar_2012_english.p...Hope this helps.Regards

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I have less than 40% remaining on my battery life, which is quickly depleting. What sort of screwdriver do I need to open the bottom portion of the battery on my Lenovo Ideapad 310?

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I recently donated a computer to a friend of mine (4200+ on an nf-m2s) ...... and it lasted all of about 1 month before it had 4 flat tires and a .DLL serial murderer appears to have gone on a gold paint huffing spree, and played a little tetris with the registry while he was at it.

My fault. His user account was the admin. He isnt a computer "idiot" so to speak, but has plenty of friends who I wouldn't let use the eraser on my pencil, much less his computer. I figured he'd keep people from screwing it up, I was wrong.

So, now that I am doing a full re-install of windows 7 i'd like to at least do what I can to prevent the proverbial "screwdriver to the OS" this time around. I have not had to screw with any sort of microsoft permissions on the group/user level since I took a microsoft MSE course designed for NT server. Obviously that has been a while....

I would like for him to be able to install programs, browse the web, various usb devices. But I also don't want him to call me every 3 days because his machine won't give him permission to change his desktop background. After looking at the default windows 7 users and groups this is what I guess I am going to do..

Create new admin account, for myself. I need full control/all/all/special permissions yadda yadda yadda. Assuming I just need to add it to the "Administrators" group? Anything else I need to do?

Disable old admin account.

Create new account for him. Here is... Read more

Answer:How to prevent windows 7 users from jamming a screwdriver into the OS?

power user group "might" be what you want. would allow him to change some stuff.

Remote desktop only works if you configure a way to get through his router to the computer (assuming his computer doesn't have a public IP). remote assiance would require something to start the session as far as i know.
 

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Have a duff internal wireless card, and need to replace same. Stuffed because Toshiba use some weird kind of screwdriver on the coverplate screw. Looks like a cross between an allen key and a posidrive. Anyone know what it is and what name it goes by so I can order one?

KB
 

Answer:Curious screwdriver - Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop

Sounds like a "Torx" screw. Like a star with 6 rounded points. If not a photo may help.
 

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