Start with https://www.google.com/search?q=google+banned+all+apple+repair+ads and there it is. It appears to be mostly about Apple products and when two juggernauts, dare I write collude even if openly, we all lose. Apple's repair system is OK when your device is under AppleCare but beyond that we see the repair price climb to levels where they essentially tell you to buy a new unit. I've had no qualms about many third party repair companies but Apple seems to have declared war.

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So, I've read Microsoft's documentation, and it ends up being a lot of words that don't explain anything. I've seen other places of people using DISM commands, but it doesn't explain what they do. I know DISM is used for working with images before deployment, but people are using it for repairing a running instance of Windows. How exactly does it do that? Does it use some files from SxS? What about when Windows does a "Refresh" or "Reinstall", does it use something similar or some files from a recovery partition?

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The Database ID 5, Page (1:9248), slot 0 for LOB data type node does not exist. This is usually caused by transactions that can read uncommitted data on a data page. Run DBCC CHECKTABLE I am having above error on sql 2008 R2 , i have identified the table which is giving this error, this table doesnt allow me to query anything and repair_fast and repair_rebuild . I am afraid to do repair_allow_data_loss.Please advise any best method to do this. I do not have a good backup.

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My XP machine was freezing after bootup and I could not access utilities to detemine the error. Could not access Sys restore, so my only option was to initiate a an XP repair using my Win XP SP3 disk. I messed up the first time as I missed entering the repair option, so when I noticed the disk was creating a separate install I immediately cancelled it. However, upon reboot I now had two XP installs on the same partition - the original and the incomplete one I had attempted to cancel. At this point I could not edit the …

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long story short, this laptop had taken a beating and was trashed. but it was given to me afterwords and I'm typing this message off of it. :) problem is, I'm using the monitor I need for my secondary dev-machine, and have no other monitor to attatch to it... so I wanna try hooking the old monitor back up to it, however, I don't know the pin-out of the old plug... I snipped off the old (male) plug and threw it out because it was smashed and unusable, but the femail plug is still in usable condition... (cracked but usable) …

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I have a really strange situation with my storage device. I would be really grateful if somebody could guide me through this. System details: Mac mini 2.0 i7 8GB 500GBx2 External storage: My studio Book WD 6TB (inside probably 3TBx2 raid). file format: NTFS Connected to Mac through Firewire. intermediate between mac and NTFS: TUXERA NTFS My 6TB had around 5.4 TB data in it and was running slow. I thought of defragmenting it (which I regret so much now) using stellar disk defrag. After 3 days of defrag, when it finished with "done" popup, Mac mini didnt show the …

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So I was working on my computer and everything was fine and then all of a sudden it restarts itself and i get this error about the win32 file. It tells me that my computer cant boot because of a missing or corrupr win32 file and to use yhe repair option on my windows xp installation disk to fix it. So i think this will be an easy fix and i pull out my disk and force my computer to boot from it. I press R for repair and 1 for the windows program and then it askes me for …

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Does the repair/recovery disc for Windows xp need any sort of installing before I can format my hard drive with it? My computer has a virus that doesn't allow installing of programs. I want to know before I order it from eBay.. I don't know much about this sorta thing

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Access 2010 Compact & Repair drops indexes in descending order. The database is ~700MB and the table affected has 190 columns, 228,000 records and 13 indexes and runs on Windows 7 with 4GB of memory. The same file compacts without incident using Office 2007 on a Window XP machine with 2GB of memory. Strangely it runs OK on a VM running Office 2010 and on my home desktop running Office 2010 on Windows 8. Can anyone tell me why this is happening after a year of daily compacting? The file grows by about 500KB a day. I am seriously considering …

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Hi all! I am in the beginning to mid stages of my project. It's an autobody program. You get the calculations when you click Calculate. However, I can't seem to get the hours of labor box to compute to the correct amount. Whenever I put something more than 1 hour, say 2, you get the same answer as just 1 hour. eg: Parts = $10, Hours of Labor= 2 then when you calculate it, you get just $50. am I making sense? Here is my code so far: [CODE] 'Program Name: JobInformation 'Programmer: xero 'Date: 11/28/2011 'Description: This program produces …

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Ok, so i uninstalled fix it 9 from my computer manually by removing files and such. when i went to reinstall my computer it won't start. i mean it will turn on, but i get this error saying windows cannot restart your computer. then this startup repair thingy pops up and says "system repair cannot repair this computer automatically." What can i do? i've tried several things. i need help.

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For many Windows XP users, when the operating system crashes or some inexplicable errors occur, generally they repair the system by Ghost or reinstalling operating system. However, these methods have shortcomings. Reinstalling system, the original system settings and software will be gone and have to be installed again, very troublesome. In fact, each system error can be repaired by a certain method. The system repair function of Windows XP is very powerful, with which you can fix system errors and update system files. What’s more, the original system settings and installed programs will not change. Let’s start with system booting …

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On the 11th September a customer of the [URL="http://www.pcworld.co.uk"]PC World[/URL] computer superstore in Colliers Wood, London took his laptop back for an under warranty repair. The computer was only a few months old, and a crack had appeared near the left hinge which is indicative of an internal joint failing. Whatever, it is pretty straightforward to agree that this hardware issue is something that is covered by the warranty. Not least because if left unrepaired the split will eventually cause the screen to fall off if experience is any indicator of events. PC World agreed, until they noticed that the …

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I'm the owner of a computer repair shop. I have a degree in Computer Engineering Technology along with several certifications and am well versed in PC and notebook repair; it is how I make my living. I have been being asked on an increasingly more often rate if I repair Macs. I have never personally used a Mac and the only Apple product I own is an iPod Touch. I would like to somehow transition into incorporating Mac repair into my business. What would be the best way for me to learn? I realize that I should probably buy a …

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Hi all, When i log into my Administrator account it only has a black screen and the cursor. I have tried Repairing it and Restoring to a previous time, but neither have worked. I can get it to work in safe mode but thats it. Please help, i need it to be back to working ASAP as i use it to monitor all the computers on my network. Thanks

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I am using a sony VAIO laptop [model#PCG-7M1L] and there is a Hacktool.Rootkit virus that is bothering me. Can anyone help me out? Here is my last HijackThis logfile. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 7:19:47 PM, on 5/31/2010 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Boot mode: Safe mode with network support Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Rtvscan.exe C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SmcGui.exe C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = [url]http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/...ch/search.html[/url] R1 …

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alright, i know it wasn't the smartest thing to do, but i popped my old dell inspiron 1150 open to clean the dust out of the fan, and i didn't know that when i started that i should have gone in from the top through the keyboard and not from underneath. by the time i had started piecing the machine back together i noticed that i had accidentally unplugged what i was assuming to be the graphics/video card. when i booted the monitor display had a bunch of lines going horizontally across the display like a television with a bad …

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This has to be the most bizarre excuse for voiding a warranty ever, but according to [URL="http://consumerist.com/5408885/smoking-near-apple-computers-creates-biohazard-voids-warranty"]The Consumerist[/URL] at least two Mac owners have been told their Applecare warranties are no good because they smoke. In both cases, we are told, the Mac owner concerned took the matter up with the Apple supremo, Steve Jobs, or at least with his office. And in both cases they lost that appeal. According to one of the users, who had an overheating Macbook, his machine had more than a year of warranty to run but the Apple Store called him to let him …

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Hi ok so I'm getting the Blue Screen message *** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xF77CA3C0, 0xF7C6A528, 0XF7C6A224) *** atapi.sys - Address F77CA3CO base at F77B4000, DateStamp 41107b4d so i tried to run in Safe Mode but went back to the blue screen. so I ran the XP Boot Disk, and had the option of pressing 'Enter' to Install XP, (although after a series of further options it tells me Windows already exists and re-installing will lose all Windows related files as well as potentially losing My Documents - something I am unwilling to lose) whilst the other option is 'R', to …

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I'm going to proceed from the assumption that those of you who are reading this article are at least somewhat technically savvy. I was going to further assume that none of you (or at least very few) have ever been victimized by spyware or a virus, but that stretches reality a bit, don't you think? Still, how many people know someone who knows someone who does have some technical savvy? I'm sitting here laughing because I just got an email message telling me that I'm not "man enough" for my woman and that for her sake I need to click …

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Just wondering if anybody here has any experience of writing programs in C or C++ to use and manipulate the Master File Table, to restore previously deleted files?.....

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The End.