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How to Fix MacBook that Won’t Turn On?

Sometimes, MacBook won’t turn on and creates a problem for you. It happens due to various issues in which some of them are minor which can be solved easily whereas others are some major issues which can’t be solved easily. But there are some fixes which you can try whenever MacBook refuses to turn on.

Fix #1: Replace Power Cables

When your MacBook doesn’t turn on, first check its power cable. If possible, replace the cable and try to turn it on. Before replacing the cable, make sure that your battery is fully charged.

Fix #2: Forced Restart

Try to restart MacBook by killing its power. To do so, hold down the power button on your MacBook for 10 seconds. Then, unplug all the cables for 10 seconds before restarting your MacBook.

Fix #3: Use Disk Utility in Recovery Mode

In some cases, MacBook doesn’t turn on when it has the corrupted drive. In such situation, run Disk Utility in Recovery Mode.

  • Restart Mac and hold down Command + R keys
  • It will start Mac in Recovery Mode. Select Disk Utility from your Mac drive and click Verify Disk.
  • If it finds any error, then click on Repair button to fix it

It repairs and helps you turn on your MacBook.

Fix #4: Booting up Mac in Safe Mode

When MacBook won’t turn on, start it in Safe Mode. To turn it on in Safe mode, press Shift key while rebooting your Mac.

Fix #5: Repair File System

One more reason for MacBook refuses to open is its file system corruption. To check and repair MacBook file system, you have to restart your Mac in Single User Mode.

  1. Hold down Command + S button to start Mac in Single User Mode
  2. Release the key when black screen appears with some options
  3. When command prompt appears, type fsck –fy and press return button
  4. You may get either “The volume [your Mac’s name] appears to be OK” or “file system was modified” message
  5. If you get “file system was modified.” Message, again run fsck –fy command until you see “The volume [your Mac’s name] appears to be OK” message

Fix #6: Reset NVRAM

While restarting MacBook, press Command, option, P and R keys at a time to reset NVRAM. After resetting NVRAM, turn on your MacBook.

These are some easy fixes which help to solve MacBook not turning on issue. In case, above method fails to fix the issue, then use Remo Recover Mac and restore all data from MacBook hard drive. Once you restore all your files, give your MacBook to laptop service center to fix the problem.

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How to Dispose Old Hard Drives Safely

Getting rid of old hard drives is common nowadays. But how do you do it safely? Just throwing it away is not what you should be thinking of right now. Given the amount of information stored in it – your personal details, license keys, passwords, account numbers, etc., just disposing of the hard drive is not right. What if the hard drive lands in wrong hands? You are in for big trouble then.

So what to do? We tell you. Read on to know how you can safely destroy your old hard disk drive….

Backup important files: If you have important data stored in the hard drive, then you need to back them up before disposing of them. You can either backup the files, or transfer them to a new computer.

Wipe your old hard drive: Just deleting files in your old hard drive won’t do. There are chances of anyone using a Data recovery program to retrieve the files. So it is important to wipe the hard drive clean before disposing of it. Wiping the hard drive goes through several steps:

  • Overwrite files: If you have confidential information like passwords, tax documents, or other sensitive files, erase those files using specialized software. You can use a File Shredder tool to carry out this task.
  • Turn drive encryption on: For SSD drives in Windows computer, go to Settings – About. At the bottom, you can find an option for Drive Encryption / Bitlocker Settings. Follow the instructions to encrypt the hard drive.
  • Deauthorize computer: Few programs allow you install software only on a limited number of computers. So don’t forget to deauthorize an old computer before uninstalling the programs.
  • Uninstall Programs: Programs like MS Office may contain personal details like names and addresses. So make sure to uninstall programs before destroying your hard drive.
  • Delete browsing history: Most of the browsers save your browsing history. Some can even save passwords, usernames, etc., depending on the settings. You don’t need anyone to get access to your browsing history details. Hence, make sure to delete the browsing history for all browsers on your computer.
  • Wipe drive: So once you have removed all data which you know is present in your computer, the next thing to do is perform a factory reset. This should be done to ensure that all software programs and confidential information is removed.

Physical damage: If you are very particular about your data and concerned that someone might recover them, then the last option to resort to is to physically damage the hard drive. Drill holes on the hard drive, or beat it with a hammer till you destroy it.

Recycling old hard drive:

If you want to absolutely get rid of your old hard disk, and you are not interested in donating it, then you can recycle it. For this, call the customer service and inquire if computer recycling services are provided by them. There are also many online computer recycling services which will recycle your hard drive for a fee.

At times even when your hard drive is dead, you might want to dispose of it. But what about all your files present in it. If you thought you cannot get them back, think again. With Remo Data Recovery software, you can restore data from dead hard drive in a safe way. The tool recovers all your files from dead HDD in just a short while. Moreover, even when hard drive crashes, turns RAW, gets corrupted, this application comes handy to get back data from the drive easily.

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Simple Methods to Remove Shortcut Virus Permanently from Your PC, Pen Drive, and USB

You have opened your computer to access some file, but to your surprise instead of files, you encountered file shortcuts. Wondering, what wrong with your file/folder? Well! It is due to shortcut virus.  Shortcut virus is a malicious program when it infects, your files turn into shortcut icon. It hides the original file and sometimes, it makes whole storage device like pen drive, USB, etc., inaccessible.

Autorun.inf is very common shortcut virus. It creates shortcuts of files and folders by multiplying itself. If you are one among them who is struggling with this shortcut virus, then read further. Here, I have listed all possible methods to get rid of the shortcut virus from your PC, pen drive, and USB.

  1. Removing shortcut virus using command prompt
  2. Eliminating shortcut virus from registry
  3. Remove Shortcut Virus using Bat file
  4. Eliminate shortcut virus using Shortcut Virus Remover

Method #1: Removing shortcut virus using command prompt

  1. Open Run window by pressing Windows + R key at a time
  2. Then type “cmd” and hit OK to open command prompt
  3. Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d D:\*. * command (Where D is the drive letter) and press Enter.

Note- If you want to remove shortcut virus from an external drive, then connect it to the computer. And specify removable drive letter instead of D in 3rd step.

Method #2: Eliminating shortcut virus from registry

  1. Open Run window and type “regedit” and click Ok to enter the Windows registry
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER ->Software -> Microsoft ->Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Run.
  3. Check whether any unusual key such as WXCKYz, OUzzckky and any other attribute ends with VBS, INI, LNK and EXE extension are present or not. If there delete them.
  4. Then open Run window once again and type “msconfig”
  5. Hit “OK” and go to “Startup” tab to uncheck everything except Antivirus
  6. Click Ok followed by Restart Now button

Use this technique at your own risk because any mistake on Windows Registry may put you in greater risk.

Method #3: Remove Shortcut Virus using Bat file

  • Open Notepad on your computer
  • Next type following command on it

@echo off

attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.* attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.* attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-             Name:*.*

@echo complete

Note- Replace Drive-Name with drive letter of device, which is affected by shortcut virus

  • Save your notepad as bat on your desktop and run this file
  • It eliminates shortcut virus from the affected drive

Method #4: Eliminate shortcut virus using Shortcut Virus Remover

If above methods fail to remove shortcut virus from your PC, pen drive and USB, use Shortcut Virus Remover. There are many software’s available for removing shortcut virus.

If nothing works, format the shortcut virus infected pen drive, USB or PC. Even though it erases all your data, at least you can reuse your device for storing new files as well as it removes shortcut virus from your drive. Later, you can use Remo Recover software for recovering erased files from pen drive, USB, and PC. The software can also be used to restore deleted files from pen drive, memory card and any other device.

Precautions to be taken to avoid Shortcut Virus:

  1. Install Antivirus and regularly scan your PC and external drives
  2. Disable Autorun feature
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How to Restore Windows 8 to the Previous Date?

System Restore is a service provided in Windows operating system, which runs in the background and creates restore points of your system. Whenever you are facing problems on your Windows 8 computer and you are unable to repair them, then you can restore your Windows 8 computer to its previous restore point (when your computer was functioning correctly) to fix the issues.

And, this guide will provide the complete information on how to create System Restore points on Windows 8 and how to restore Windows 8 to the previous date.

So, go through this editorial and learn how to use System Restore at times when you are unable to fix Windows 8 issues.

How to Enable System Restore in Windows 8?

  • Go to Start, type restore and click on Create a restore point
  • In the System Protection window, under Protection Settings you can see all available drives of your Windows 8 computer
  • Select each drive, click on Configure button to enable its protection
  • Next, hit Turn on system protection option
  • Use the Max Usage slider and adjust hard drive space for System Restore service
  • Click on OK button

How to Create a Restore Points in Windows 8 Computer?

System Restore automatically creates restore points on weekly basis, and whenever major changes are made to the computer like application or driver installed, uninstalled etc. You can also create a restore point manually, whenever you need. To create restore point manually,

  • Go to Start, type restore and click on Create a restore point
  • In the System Protection window, opt for Create option
  • Give description for the restore point (It helps to recall why you created it)
  • Hit the Create button and wait
  • When it is done, Close the window

How to Restore Windows 8 Computer to an Earlier Restore Point (Date)?

You can use these restore points at times when you face any issue in your Windows 8 computer. So, how to restore Windows 8 computer to the previous point? Here it is.

  • As mentioned above, from Start menu reach, System Protection wizard
  • Click on System Restore option
  • Go Next, and you will see all available restore points
  • Opt Show more restore points to see automatic restore points created prior to installation of apps or drivers
  • Select the desired restore point (the most recent restore point is best)
  • Hit Scan for affected programs
  • System Restore will show two lists
  • First is the list of programs and drivers, which you will lose if Windows 8 is restored to the selected point
  • Second is the list of programs and drivers, which might be restored after System Restore
  • Go through the lists and when you are ready, pick the apt restore point and proceed
  • Windows will ask for confirmation; ensure you have selected the correct restore point
  • If everything is set, then hit the Finish button
  • System Restore notifies before it begins, if you are OK with that then click on Yes
  • Now, your Windows 8 computer will restart

Caution: The restore process cannot be interrupted in middle.

After completion of the System Restore process, verify whether your issues are resolved or not.

Note: System Restore is different from the backup process. It works on underlying Windows operating system, more willingly than the whole ball of wax. Thus, System Restore doesn’t back up your personal files while creating restore points. Also, it won’t delete or swap any of your personal data when you do a System Restore.

In case, the System Restore process got interrupted in mid-way then do it again. If, you lose entire or any of your personal data due to unknown errors/issues raised during System Restore action then make use of efficient recovery program and restore your deleted files in Windows 8 system. And, remember- System Restore creates a restore point before it begins the restore process. Thus, you can always undo the accomplished System Restore action by executing the same process and selecting the newly created restore point.

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Guide to Allocate Free Space to C Drive without Deleting in Windows 10/8/7

You are trying to save some files on your hard disk drive and it is continuously showing “Low Disk Space” error message. How annoying it is when you are in a hurry. What could be done to eliminate this error? Well, there are two options, either you have to upgrade your hard disk drive capacity or you need to reallocate free space from one partition to another.

Instead of upgrading hard drive capacity, reallocating free space is a better option which requires only a few minutes and also no need to pay for it. It can be done through disk management. There are two methods which can be used to allocate free space to partition. In the first method, you have to delete a partition for allocating free space and in second method you don’t have to worry about partition deletion.

Method #1: Allocate free space to another partition with partition loss

  • The first step is to open disk management, so go to Run dialog and enter “diskmgmt.msc”
  • It will open Disk Management window
  • Now check the partition which you are going to extend has any unallocated space. If there is, then right click on that and choose “Extend Volume” button from context menu
  • In case, there is no unallocated space, then delete its contiguous partition and then extend the volume

Note- Take a backup of the partition before deleting it. Or else use Remo Recover software for recovering data from unallocated drive.

  • For restoring a deleted partition, you need to extend the partition to the amount you need and from remaining unallocated space create a new partition.

Method # 2: Allocate free space to C Drive without deleting

The first method results in partition deletion. If you don’t want to delete any partition, then follow the steps mentioned below for allocating free space to C drive without deleting any partition.

  1. Go to disk management and select the volume which has free space
  2. Right click on that and select Shrink Volume option
  3. Then, enter the amount you want to shrink
  4. Now, select the partition which needs free space and right click on that
  5. From pop-up menu, select “Extend Volume” option
  6. Hit Next and select available space to extend the volume
  7. Finally, click on Next and finish the process

If you don’t want to get into any data loss crisis then, the second method is a good choice. Or else you can use partition software for allocating free space to c drive without deleting. If you lost any partition data in the process of allocating free space, use Remo Recover and get back all your data in few simple mouse clicks.

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How to Fix Frozen or Hanging Video Files?

Sometimes, video files have a tendency to get frozen while playing on a computer or on any media player. The whole thing would prove to be frustrating than anything else and at the same time, it spoils the user experience.

Whether you are playing videos online or on any media players when a video freezes or keeps pausing in between, you are supposed to move the cursor back to the position where it halted and again start playing from that instance. If it stops in full-screen mode, then you may try to minimize the screen and then begin to play the file, etc. No matter how many times you fast forward the video and tried to fix the freezing issue, you end up with a video file that misses some important scenes.

No one likes to entertain such kind of interruptions of course! And start looking for the ways to troubleshoot such irritating hanging issues.

While there are a number of reasons for a video to freeze, there are a couple of ways you can try in order to fix the issue. A few of them are listed below:

Check whether you have the updated graphic card drivers

Video card drivers are an essential part for as they are the ones that help operating system in operating the video card. Sometimes, there might be chances that the media player you are using to play the video files is not up to date or it might be using some out dated set of drivers. So, install the latest graphic card drivers by going through these easy guidelines:

  • Navigate to Control Panel and select Device Manager
  • From there, select Display adapters
  • Right-click on the video card and choose Update driver software
  • After applying the necessary changes, it’s time to restart your system

The right ventilated approach

Possibilities that an SMPS with some issues, insufficient power supply, enclosing the CPU, etc. leads to overheating that further may cause many problems. So to avoid such kind of excessive heating issues, make sure that your system has a proper ventilated area. It would be better if you install latest cooling system!

Note that overheating is the actual cause behind the freezing or hanging of video files!

Change the resolution of the screen

Setting up the proper resolution is an important factor for a video file to work flawlessly. Each video requires a minimum specification for its proper functioning. So, set the video files at the right resolutions. The problem of video freezing may get resolved.

Check your internet connection

Slow internet connectivity is the reason for freezing or pausing the video if you’re streaming videos online. Before sharing your connection with others, make sure that you have a good enough connectivity because sharing with others might consume a lot of bandwidth. Make use of speed checkers to check the speed of your broadband.

What if the issue is with video files? What if the video files have been corrupt or damaged? For such instances, the proper suggestion would be using a reliable video repair tool. Remo Video Repair is the right tool to repair frozen video files. It helps in repairing MOV as well as MP4 video file formats just in few simple steps. It also fixes video files damaged due to compression issues, improper system shutdown, corrupt header file, changes made in the file formats, read/write errors, etc.

GO through the steps below to fix your corrupt or damaged videos using Remo Video Repair Tool

  • Run the video repair software and on the main screen, browse the file that is troubling you
  • After that, click Repair
  • The repairing process starts and you can view the overall progress
  • After its completion, select the file and click on Preview to view the repaired file
  • Click on Save button and save the file to the desired location

By now, you are very well aware of the steps to be taken when your video files pause or freeze or hang. Of course, the manual methods mentioned in this article deal with the video file freezing issue, but not all the time. However, if the issues are due to any corruption in the video files itself, then Remo Video Repair software is the best thing to opt. This will easily deal with your video files damaged due to a number of reasons.

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How to repair corrupt MOV and MP4 using VLC and other Media Player

Well, this article is all about repairing corrupt MOV and MP4 videos with the help of VLC and its features. Also, you will learn how to fix video files using a reliable as well as a professional video repair tool when none of the methods work out!

Since, our main intention is towards repairing videos using VLC, let’s talk about it first. So…. a VLC player is an open source for playing movies. It has some features that helps in dealing with corrupted or damaged video files, which is a less known fact for some people. The VLC’s transcode ability lets you to convert corrupt MP4 and MOV files into playable files.

When you try to access damaged MOV or MP4 file, the VLC will prompt to ask for the user permission in order to repair that file. Usually, people will choose “No” because of unawareness about the player’s repairing capabilities. So if you encounter with such kind of situation, then click Yes and allow VLC player to fix the damaged video files.

The Best Methods to Repair Corrupt MOV and MP4 Video Files

#1: Fixing corrupt MOV and MP4 using VLC player

VLC, an effortless method to repair video files is capable of dealing with corruption issue of both MOV and MP4. To fix the problem, go through these instructions:

  • Open VLC Player; go to Media, and then choose Convert or Save
  • Now, add input files or streams that need to be transcoded, and then hit on Convert or Save
  • Give the file for the destination file in the Convert window
  • Then, select the desired Codec from the profile list
  • Press Edit Selected Profile button to check/change specified profile settings
  • It is also possible to choose to add a new profile or delete any existing profile
  • Next, press Start

Once with the above procedure, check whether the video files are playable in VLC and other players. If not, then don’t worry! Follow other solution mentioned in the next part of the article.

# 2: Try to recreate video file

Go through the steps below:

  • To start, create a copy of the original MP4 or MOV files
  • Provide a new name to the video file as AVI
  • Now, launch the VLC player
  • Select VLC,then go to Preferences, and then click on Input or Codecs
  • Now click on Save in the bottom section of the Preferences window
  • Now, select Always Fixnext to Repair AVI Files

When none of the above-mentioned solutions help in resolving the issue, you can try using Remo Repair MOV Video Repair Software to repair your corrupt MOV and MP4 files.

#3: Employ video repair software to fix MOV and MP4 files

With the help of Remo Repair MOV File Software, you can fix corrupted MOV as well as MP4 file in just few simple steps, irrespective of the severity of the file corruption. Being a renowned video repair tool, the tool seamlessly works on all latest versions of Windows operating systems.

Tutorial to repair damaged MOV and MP4 file using Remo Repair MOV Tool:

Step 1: Install Remo Repair MOV on your PC and launch the software. Browse for the video file (MOV/MP4) and click on “Repair”.

Step 2: The repair process is initiated and it may take a while to complete.

Step 3: Preview the fixed video file by playing a portion of the video file using “Preview” option.

Step 4: Save it to any desired location using “Save” option.

Advantages of Remo Repair MOV software

  • One can make use of this application to fix video files that are created on camcorders, digital cameras, smartphones, etc.
  • Videos which have got corrupt while trying to convert its file format can also be repaired using this tool
  • The software will not alter the quality of video files after repairing process

As there are no manual procedures that ensure the complete repairing of damaged video files, Remo Repair MOV tool can be considered as an efficient choice to convert corrupt video files to a playable format!

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Efficient Tricks to Recover Contacts from Outlook OST File

Working with Outlook in Offline mode generates an Offline Storage Table i.e. OST file. Any changes made to your OST file in offline mode gets automatically synchronized when network connection re-establishes. Thus, your OST file is a replica of entire attributes stored on the Mail Server. So, it is not required to back up your OST data. Hence, most of us don’t do it also.

On the other side, you might be having a lot of contacts stored in your OST file, as you are using it for a long time. You may happen to delete important contacts accidentally or they might go missing due to some unknown reasons.

So, how to recover your contacts from OST file? Well, in this article, I am going to explain two different techniques to retrieve your contacts from OST file.

Technique 1: Traditional Way to Recover Contacts from OST File

  1. Launch your Outlook application and go to Deleted Items folder.
  2. Select the contacts that you want to recover.
  3. Next, right-click on your selected contacts
  4. Choose Move option from the background menu
  5. Opt Other folder option.
  6. In emerged Move Items wizard, specify the folder to save your recovered contacts.
  7. Select Contacts and hit the OK button.

Now, your selected contacts will move from the Deleted Items folder to your specified folder.

This trick can be used only to recover temporarily deleted OST contacts. In case, you have emptied Trash folder after deleting contacts from your OST file or you want to restore lost contacts then try the next method.

Technique 2: Convert OST to PST

  1. Download Remo OST to PST Converter and install it on your Windows computer.
  2. Launch the tool and opt to Select OST File (if you know the OST location) else, select Open OST Fileoption.
  3. If you have opted Open OST File, then use Findbutton and search your OST file.
  4. After selecting your OST file, provide the destination to save converted OST file.
  5. Click on Convertbutton to begin the process.
  6. Once you see the confirmation message “OST file conversion completed”, go through the converted file.

That’s all. All your deleted/lost contacts along with other attributes like notes, tasks, schedule, calendars, reminders, journals etc. will be restored in the converted file.

Additional info: The second procedure described here to recover contacts from OST file will also fix errors detected in your OST file. Thus, along with recovering deleted or lost attributes of your OST, you can effortlessly resolve issues of the file.

Conclusion:

You can use either manual method or automated solution to get back your deleted contacts from OST file, as per your constraint. The manual approach is helpful in cases you want to recover contacts which are temporarily deleted. But, if your contacts are permanently deleted from Outlook OST, then automated solution is always recommended.