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How To Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

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If you are struggling with USB ports not working or USB Device Not Recognized error, then follow up the below-described methods this may probably work to fix out the issue.

To fix the USB not recognized error, there are multi-methods out there but I will be showing you mainly four of them which are plausibly working one. Let’s see what these methods are:

>Method 1.  Unplug The Computer
>Method 2. Re-install the device
>Method 3. USB Troubleshooter
>Method 4. Uninstall USB Devices

How To Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

Whenever you face the USB device not recognized error try removing the USB port and restart the system most often this method work in resolving the issue. Below, I have described four of the methods which may probably be helpful to you.

Read out all the methods carefully and learn how to fix USB device not recognized in windows.

Method 1.  Unplug The Computer

  • Unplugging the computer Power Supply is probably the most common way to fix the problem. If your USB port not working, then try this method out first. Oftentimes it works in resolving the issue.
  • You have to do nothing but remove your USB port and shut down your system and remove the power supply from the system.
  • wait for 5 minutes and restart your system and plug in USB port again. This enables your motherboard to clear all of its caches. This will probably get you out from the issue and your device can start working properly. If this method doesn’t work then try following the second method and see how USB port performing after following the 2nd method.

Method 2. Re-install The device

If your USB ports stopped working, then you can solve this issue by re-installing the device itself on the computer. This is the second method to fix the issue. It is quite easy to follow you won’t face any difficulty in following the procedure. See how to do it.

  • First of all, go to your control panel by clicking on the start menu or by typing devmgmt.msc in the search bar.
  •  Now on the control panel, click on device manager and device manager window will pop up.
  • Now all you need to do is go to disk drives and click on it. Now if you can see the unknown device there right click and uninstall it. Once you click on uninstall the device, you will see a confirmation dialogue asking if you really want to uninstall it. Click on OK.
  • Now, what you need to do is, unplug the USB drive from PC and plug it back in. You will see a dialogue box on the bottom right corner of taskbar saying your USB drive has successfully installed.

Method 3. USB Troubleshooter

You can also try out this method if both the above methods have not worked yet. Download the Windows USB Troubleshooter Fixit tool. It’s a completely free tool which works with Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP.

In this troubleshooter, you can either have the troubleshooter repair the issue for you or you can select the second option (showing on the screenshot) select the fixes by yourself.USB Device Not Recognized

I would recommend you to let it fix them for you. And let’s see if this tactic works for you. If the problem still persists try out the last method described below this may probably work.

Method 4. Uninstall USB Devices

Another method to fix the USB device not recognized error is by uninstalling the USB device from Universal Serial Bus controllers. Let’s see how.

  • In the control panel visit the Device manager.
  • Now attach the device which is not recognized and is about to be fixed. click on Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  • You will see an unknown USB device with the yellow sign on it in the universal serial Bus controllers. I have shown the screenshot below have a look on that.

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  • Now right click on the port and click on the action from the top menu and then select Uninstall(If you don’t want to follow the long procedure, simply right click on the particular port and select Uninstall).
  • Now restart your system and try to re-install the USB device again. Ostensibly it will start working again properly.

Sometimes it happens because of Drivers. You may have an outdated driver or maybe the device is the latest one. In that case, you can update the driver manually. Don’t worry, you can know more about updating drivers manually.

But keep in mind while removing any USB device from the device manager you need to be careful that if you are uninstalling the correct USB and not any other. If you uninstall the drive that is not your USB device you can face the problem afterward.

I assume you got all the methods described above and found it useful. I Hope the methods I mentioned above will help you to get out of the USB device not recognized error. Try out the methods and let me know in the comment section if it worked for you or not. If you are going to buy an external Hard disk for you, you should see the things to consider before buying External HDD.

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Sonam is an IT engineer by education and passionate freelance writer/blogger by profession. She is a tech enthusiast and loves to read and write about technology. Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, delving into new things and creating interesting content to help people with all things tech!!

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    December 22, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Such a great post Sonam ! Your post is so innovative and helpful for us.

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How to Add in Excel?

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Summing up, subtracting, and manipulation of data is best performed in the Microsoft excel program. If you have ever been using MS excel you must be knowing that apart from creating data sheets, result sheets, MS excel is also used to add, subtract, divide and almost all the mathematical tasks can be performed in MS Excel.

If you don’t know how to add in excel, how to sum a column in excel, and how to total a column in excel, then this guide is probably going to solve all your queries today. If you are interested in finding the average in Excel, you can check that too.

If you have a huge amount of data in a column that you want to add, you can easily do that in excel. Here is the guide telling to steps to follow for adding the columns in excel.

Adding values (summing) is an integral part of Microsoft excel program. No matter whether you adding data to any cell, subtotaling data, or making any sheet by summing some running data, excel provides multiple ways that can be used to some data.

To make things done easy, this article provides you the comprehensive guide on how to add numbers in excel. As I said above MS excel provides various ways to sum up data and we will see some of the best ways and most useful excel sum formula here.

How to Add in Excel

In order to learn how to add on excel, you will need to know sum formula in excel. Until you are aware of these formulas, adding data in excel would not seem very easy to you.

In this article, we have provided you with the best formula for summing up the data. Let’s head over to it and see how we can add data in excel. Below we have shared the list of formulas which you can use to add values to the data. Here goes the list of formula:

#1: Basic Addition:

This is the most yet useful formula everyone prefers using. To summing up the data all you will need to do is typing an equation into a cell, such as 5+5.

But wait, even though, you have put the query of adding the numbers, isn’t the excel smart enough to proceed to that query???  It is!! Confused?? Let me explain.

When you put any query to the excel like if you want two numbers to be added you will need to specify the query with the symbol “=”. If you don’t do this and put the query like 5+5, excel will consider those as digits what you have put in the sale and will interpret the symbols there as a label, not as a formula.

So in order to let excel know you want to perform an action, you will need to mention the symbol “=” before the digits and then press Enter. To get it better check out the below screenshot.

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#2: Adding By Address

This is another way to sum up the data in the Microsoft excel program. In this method, you will need to mention the address of the cell you want the addition of.

To do so, you will need to enter one cell whether it is row or column and the other one just after the previous cell. Put the symbol + in between both the cell. Again remember, start the formula just by preceding them with an equal sign. See the screenshot.

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#3: Adding Columns

Let’s try out another example. Imagine if you have a list of numbers placed in a column and you want the sum of all the numbers. In such a situation, what would you do? Well, it’s again pretty easy.

There are two methods you can try to sum up the column numbers. One we have already discussed above i.e by putting the cell numbers. This is pretty easy and useful if you have a short list of the numbers.

Yes, if you have a limited number, then typing out the cell names manually could be easy but, if the list is longer then this task seem to be very difficult. So in such case, you will need to try another method which I have described below.

To add any series of cells that are contiguous. All you will need to do is put all the data in a series and use the excel function sum(). In the enclosure, you will need to put the address of the first cell, a colon, and then the address of the last cell. Or, just click and drag the whole column down and it will automatically add the values. See Screenshot

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Once you are done filling the cell numbers press Enter.

As you can see in the image, all the data between the first cell to the last cell, including everything in between have been added. This method is mostly used when the list of data is higher.

#4: Adding manually by shortcuts:

Last but not the least. This is the last method to summing up the data. If you don’t remember any formula, or have no idea about the cell or in case if the list is too large to check the first cell and the last cell then you can add the data manually by dragging the cells.

Let me explain it briefly! If you have put the digits in the excel cells and want to add them up, select  that cell and the address will be added automatically. Now you will need to put the column after the cell is selected and then select the last cell by clicking on it. Make sure you don’t use any space between the first cell, colon, and the last cell. Now simply press enter and you would see the result right there.

This is one of the most used methods. Even I prefer using this since you don’t have to enter any cell number, any data or any other formality is required.

So this is how we can easily add up the data in MS Excel. These were the most useful and easy to use methods that are used for calculating the data, adding up the digits and creating the result sheets. Excel can also be used to calculate other mathematical problems. You can also divide in excel. Along with that, you can represent numerical data in an impressive way by creating charts on Excel.

I hope after following the complete guide you don’t have any doubt regarding how to add in excel. If you liked the article do share it on the social media platforms!!

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How to Create a Website?

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How to create a website

Right now it’s the “Digital Era” isn’t it? Even if you’ve never been into codes, the one “digital desire” you just have is, to have your own website, don’t you? So well, that’s exactly what I’m explaining in this piece, How to create a Website.

By the end of this piece you’ll get a neat idea if you’ve had any doubts regarding how to make a website, or how to create your own website or anything distantly related.

What is a Website?

I’m sure you might have read this exact same subheading enough times, but nope this one isn’t going to be like them.

The kind of things I’m talking about in this piece, in order to help you make your own website, aren’t “too” advanced, they’re basic, but they’ll get you started.

Okay so let’s get down to the point. What is a Website?

A Website, is a “page” on the internet. It’s a page where you share your stuff, Sell something or just write. It’s a page that is accessible all across the globe, and it’s the page that has the potential to make you money, lot’s of money.

Is there only One Kind of Website?

Definitely not, there are over 50 different kind of websites. Starting from general “blogs”, to super complicated, custom coded Social networks and E-commerce stores.

But those are not what we will be making today.

In this piece today on how to build a website, I’ll be sharing with you  how to make your own website, that’s simple, doesn’t cost your a fortune, and still makes you money. (Or maybe not, that’s your choice.)

What do You Need to Make a Website:

Lies you’ve been told about making your own website:-

If you’ve been told you need to be a expert with HTML, Javascript, CSS and all that in order to know how to start a website, you’ve been told a lie.

I’m 19, and I don’t know shit for codes, still I’ve been making websites for a living, and I’ve been pretty successful at it too. So I speak from experience.

Or, if you’ve been told you need a fortune and a bank balance that looks like a cell number to make your own website, that’s a lie too!

I’ll list out the “simpler” things you’d be needing in order to create your own website:-

  • A Domain.
  • A server.
  • A CMS (I’ll be explaining WordPress, nope not just blogs, you can even make full fledged E-commerce sites with it!)

If you don’t want to spend any money on your first website, here is how to start a blog for free.

How to Create a Website:-

The Domain Name:-

So okay, we start with the domain name. A domain name the first step towards creating your own website. It’s the “address” of your website.

For eg. in our case, we have experthoot.caddressthe adress. And that’s what you typed to get here, right?

Guess what! Domain names are cheap! Yeah they are.

Some other platforms you can get domain names from:-

  • Godaddy.
  • BigRock.
  • Namecheap.

Registering a domain name takes minutes. so well just head over to any of the above options, and choose your domain name. Here is guide to buy a domain. This explains how to buy a Domain before starting a website.

Tips While Buying a Domain Name:-

  • Keep it Short.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Don’t use high diction.
  • Don’t use numbers and dashesh.
  • Keep it “brandable”.
  • Keep it unique.

The Servers:-

The servers are where your files are stored. You’ll be uploading images, text, and probably even videos to the websites, right?

And then there’s the core-code on which the site runs, so you need space for all of that right? Well you need “servers” for them.

Now, getting servers is just as easy as getting domain names, or maybe signing up a Facebook acount! Yeah, nothing complicated with them.

First things first, head over to a Good Server company and get yourself a descent one.

So once you’ve got the servers (which I insist you take from Bluehost, because all that there is to consider, starting from Speed, bandwidth and space, has been considered and evaluated before recommending that to you!)

You only need to link your nameservers to your domain, that you can do by:-

  • Going to your Domain Control Panel.
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  • Then, click on the little arrow that’s there alongside your domain name, and select Manage DNS from it!
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  • Now scroll down a bit to find the “nameservers’ section. Well it’s easy just click on Change, and edit the nameservers with the nameservers you get with your servers!
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Done!

Installing the CMS:-

CMS- Content Management System. And well there’s no other service that can surpass WordPress when it comes to building an easy, simple yet professional website.

So well, just login to your servers. And on the SearchBar, search for “Softaculous” (This is the hub which has all the “1-click install modules” for you).

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Now just click on it, and you should see the WordPress icon right there at the top. (Considering it poweres world’s 1/4 websites!)  So just hover over it, and click Install.

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On the next page, just fill in the Details. The page is pretty simple, although I’d say you can leave the “directory” field blank if you want your site to be exactly at your URL, like www.yoururl.com instead of being at www.yoururl.com/directory. Anyway the choice is yours.

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So once you’ve filled in the details, click on install! Done!  Now you would get the login details and the Login URL mailed to you on the Email Id you entered while setting up WordPress. You should use an interactive and mobile optimised WordPress theme. If you don’t know much about WordPress themes, see this blog post telling you how to Choose the best WordPress theme.

More Than a “Blog”?

Not just a “WordPress blog”. Using the installer at Softaculous, you can lieterally create just about anything you wish for!

  • Forums.
  • Membership Sites.
  • E-commerce Platforms.
  • Social Networks
  • Or anything else!

Just choose those modules, like “prestashop-for E-commerce” instead of WordPress and the rest of the procedure is almost the same!

Final Words:-

So yup that was it folks on how to create a website. I tried to make the process as simple and elaborate to you as possible. But if still some doubts remain, you can always make use of the comment box.

Oh and if you seriously create a website using the above steps, I’d love to hear your experience and how it all goes!

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How to Publish an ebook?

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The concept of writing books is a topic that is so old and well stridden. The term writing a book sounds very easy, but it’s not. It can be gruelingly difficult, especially if you are trying for the first or second time. However, traditional publishing has been transformed by the rise of e-books. But one thing that still impresses everyone is the Writing skills of an author. Here are some tips to Improve Writing skills.

E-book is nothing but an electronic version of a printed book that can be read only on a computer or other electronic devices. As the market for e-books is skyrocketing, the question how to make an e-book is gaining prominence amongst authors.

The concept of e-book sounds empowering, but it takes little effort to learn the ropes of publishing an e-book. Following are the points you can stalk on while writing an e-book:

Write your e-book

Writing is the first and most challenging step. You got to write content that is compelling and can grab the attention of the readers.

  • Figure out what you want to write about.
  • You should have an online presence and an established website.
  • Hard work, effort, study and practice only separate the work of a good author from the bad one.

The key to writing a successful e-book is to keep it short! People do not tend to read for hours on a digital screen, and for that reason, they tend to go for shorter e-books. Always remember that only a good product sells in the market.

How to make an e-book Involves Editing

Editing can be a painful process, but you cannot avoid its significance. There is no second opinion on this that every writer needs an editor.

An editor not only polishes and refines your work but even enhances the major points, drawing attention to places where the audience should focus.

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E-book Formatting

A writer needs to upload a completed book file that is appropriately formatted. Usually, e-publishing services accept a Word document and automatically converts it to the appropriate format. However, specific formatting is required at times, in the case of how to self-publish a book. These are:

  1. PDF format- PDFs are one of the most common formats used for e-books. They retain the exact formatting and preserve the original graphic appearance online. However, PDFs can be difficult in the case of the division of pages. Thus, they do not display well on gray-scale reading devices.
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  2. EPUB – It is considered as a global standard format for e-books. It works smoothly on almost all devices. In order to create an EPUB file, you can save your Word document as a TXT file, then convert and format it using special software.
  3. Mobipocket- Amazon Kindle uses this format for its e-books. For this, the Mobipocket Creator can be used which allows importing Word and PDF files.
  4. iBooks – This is a format launched by Apple. The iBooks can be read only on the Apple devices like iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The best part is that it allows you to create easily multimedia e-books optimized for tablets.

You should also see this blog post telling you how to merge PDF files in Mac.

Converting the e-book

The next step in how to create an ebook involves the conversion of the book files. There is a lot of difference between formatting and converting your book files.  Conversion is an automated process of changing files from one format into another, without editing or styling.

Various formats for converting the e-books are as follows-

  1. Scrivener- It is a commercial writing app and is a replacement for Word. It is a paid software that supports a variety of e-book formats.
  2. Calibre- It is an ebook library app with file-editing utility. Moreover, it is a free software that has the ability to convert between one ebook format and another.
  3. QuarkXPress- It is a professional page layout app.
  4. Sigil- It is a free editing and formatting software for e-books in the EPUB format. However, it doesn’t handle fancy text formatting and only import valid HTML files.
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Designing an e-book Cover

Create an eye- catching cover image that is readable at all sizes and look good in low-quality or mobile device screens while how to self publish a book.

Don’t hesitate to shed off a little more while hiring a professional graphic designer for the same. A professional lends that formal touch to the cover. You can even ask for a referral from an author whose e-book covers you admire.

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Worldwide Distribution of the e-book

Once the book is written, designed and formatted the main job is to get global e- book distribution. While the quality of your book remains the most dominating factor, the importance of distribution or reach to your readership cannot be overlooked.

Following factors play an important role:

  1. Price- There are multiple pricing options for different books. The pricing of your book can be confusing and takes a lot of counter study to fix the price.
  • Research the format and construction of other books in your genre.
  • Data reveals that free e-books get about 100 times more downloads than priced e-books.
  • The independent novelists should charge less for their work in the starting as high prices can hurt you initially.
  • The pricing depends on a simple phenomenon.The more established you are, the more you can charge.
  • Avoid any outfits that do not let you set the price.
  • You can even set the wholesale discounts.
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  1. Create awareness for your e-book- The marketing is hugely important for any business to succeed. Market your book on social media or on various blogs. Resort to print media advertising. Use shipping cart software or programs to use to sell your product online.

A consumer cannot buy a product he doesn’t know that exists in the market.

Conclusion

Needless to say, e-book publishing is a trend that is here to say. In this online era, the e-book market is growing rapidly. It is very fluid and is witnessing significant changes almost every month. Give significant attention to all the minute details. Make sure all the links in the e-book are clickable.

Along with E-books, Podcasts are also a great way to express your views and thoughts to the world. Here is how to make a Podcast.

Pricing is an important factor while how to make an e-book. Just make sure not to go too high any cheapening of your brand value by going too low. So, print, publish, and enjoy the e-book version!

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How to Set up a Router as a Repeater?

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Have you ever tried to set up a router as a repeater but failed?? Or have you ever wondered how to use a spare router as wifi extender? If your answer is yes, then I have got a solution for you!!

Repeater helps allot in increasing the wifi range. But do you know how to set up a router as a repeater? 

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In this guide, I will let you know how to Extend WiFi Connection Range Using an Old Router, along with that, you will also get to learn how can we Extend Wi-Fi Network Using Old Router as Repeater. Let’s check out one of the most useful guides for a tech savvy. If you wanted to find the IP Address of any website, here is how you can find out Website’s IP.

How to Set up a Router as a Repeater

If you live in a big house or in an area, where wifi signals you get are not so strong, then probably you try hard to extend the wifi signals.

In order to boost up the signal, it is quite essential to learn to set up the router as a repeater since repeater plays a vital role in extending the wifi signals.

Follow the step by step guide and learn to set up a router as a repeater by using Ethernet or Powerline adaptors.

Step 1: First of all, try finding out some additional details about the router you’re using like what security type it is using and which channel it is broadcasting on.

Step 2: Now open up your wireless network connection, you are connected through.

For Windows XP: Go to the network connection (that your router is connected through)> click on status > support. You will see the following screen I’ve mentioned below.

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For Windows 7/8/10 and Vista: Go to the Network and Sharing Centre> Change adapter settings> then right-click on the connection and go to statusDetails. You will see the screen mentioned below.

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The window will show you the computer’s IP address and the Gateway. The Gateway is the address of your primary router. Note down that!

Step 3: Now open up the web browser and in the address bar type the gateway you noted earlier. Hit enter.

Step 4: After you press enter, you will be asked to enter the username and the password. If you already know that, fill the fields, and if you are not aware of the Id and password, check underneath the router. Probably you will get that there.

After you have entered the ID and password, you will gain the access to the router’s configuration.

Step 5: As you can see in the above screen, you are provided with various options and the settings. Here, you have to do nothing but check some settings like, wireless settings, the channel, router name, and the security type.

Note the security type because it would be required while adding the spare router.

Step 6:  Now, reset the old router to its factory settings. To reset the router, try finding a small whole usually placed at the back of the router. In the power on mode, insert a thin clip or something similar to that. Within few seconds or so, release the pin. And all the lights on the router would blink for a second, and the router would be reset to its factory settings.

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Step 7: Now connect the second router to a PC, which is not connected to your network. Try to turn off your main router for a few minutes until the setup of the spare router is done.

And if you don’t have additional PC, then disconnect the main router from your network temporarily. Once done, follow the steps from 1 to step 3 until you reach the same position that is configuration page.

Step 8: Once you are on the configuration page, go to the wireless settings page. Here, you will have to enable the wireless. Change all the settings, security type, and password and make them similar to the primary router.

Step 9: Now you need to give the spare router fixed IP address which the primary router will recognize and work with.

That’s it!! You are almost done. Now head over to the LAN settings page and make the spare router’s IP address of same as the main router.

After the above steps are done, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Go to the Setup and change the current mode from Gateway to Router.
  • Disable DHCP Server. Our main router will handle the task of assigning IP addresses to devices connected to the wireless network.
  • Now change the IP address of the spare router to any other address. For example, if the Ip address of your main router is  192.168.30.2, you can harmlessly assign an IP address of 192.168.30.3 to SLAVE router. Now save all the settings and close the browser. Remember this address you might need later. So be careful!

Once done, you are good to go. Connect them with an Ethernet cable. Pick any of the available LAN ports on the Main router and connect it to any of the LAN ports on the spare router using an Ethernet cable.

After all the settings are done in the mentioned way, it’s time to check the network signals. Connect the wireless connection in any of the device and you will see you have successfully setup your router as a repeater and have successfully extended the wifi range.

If you are looking to change the IP Address, here is how you can change IP Address in 30 Seconds.

After reading the guide, I am quite sure you would be able to setup your router as a repeater without any problem. But in case, if you are facing trouble while setting up do ask in the comment section.

With this, I have reached the end of the article. I hope after reading out our guide on how to set up a router as a repeater; you must have successfully learned to add up the router as repeater along with how to add a second router to your wireless network. 

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How to Repair Ubuntu If it Won’t Boot?

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If you are familiar with both Windows and Ubuntu, you’ll notice that Ubuntu does not have any Safe Mode or Auto repair tools, as Windows has.

Ubuntu’s latest version 16.04 requires at least 2 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB ram, and 25 GB space in HDD. However, even if you are using an older version such as 14.04 workarounds described in this guide will work similarly to the latest version of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu does provide a Recovery menu as well as reinstall option using that you can fix a Ubuntu installation without getting affected your programs and files. This guide is dedicated on How to repair Ubuntu if it won’t boot and you’ll find ways to give life to your existing Ubuntu installation.

NOTE: If you notice that your PC is not booting anything, or you are not able to boot up via a USB and Live CD, you need to check the configuration of your Pc’s boot order. However, if this does not help you might like it, but you probably need a hardware update.

How to Repair GRUB2 When Ubuntu won’t Boot

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and other Linux distribution make use of the GRUB2 boot loader, which means if there is a problem with your GRUB2 boot loader, maybe that is why you are not able to boot Ubuntu. However, it can be solved by repairing the GRUB2 boot loader. Follow the steps and you’ll learn How to repair Ubuntu if it won’t boot by fixing the GRUB boot loader.

To check if you have access to GURB2 boot loader, start your computer while holding the SHIFT button. It should open a menu which contains the list of installed Operating systems. If you see the menu, means you just accessed the Grub boot loader.

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Another side of the coin, if you did not see a menu with boot options. Possibilities are that your GRUB boot loader is not functioning and preventing Ubuntu from boot. GRUB boot loader can be overwritten if you install Windows OS after Ubuntu Installation. Installing windows make it is own boot loader to the boot sector, so unless you fix GRUB boot loader, you will not be able to boot into Ubuntu.

If you worried that if you repair the GRUB boot loader maybe it will prevent Windows to boot and make only Ubuntu boot. GRUB can also be used to set a Dual-boot environment on your PC. basically, you should install any Linux distribution after installing Windows, it will result a dual-boot setup through GRUB.

However, of course, something goes wrong with your GRUB boot loader, and here is how to fix it. How to Repair GRUB2 When Ubuntu will not Boot:

To repair the GRUB, you need a Ubuntu Installation USB or Disc. Because you need to boot into the Linux system in order to repair GRUB. In this section, we could help you reinstalling GRUB2 boot loader on Ubuntu. You can use either the graphical installer or simple terminal commands. But for that, you may need to download a Linux distribution and burn into a USB or disc, but read next to find a simple method.

To make this easier, you can just use this dedicated Boot repair disc and your Pc will be booted directly to the graphical boot repair tool.

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Once this tool did repair the GRUB Bootloader, you can restart your computer and this time Ubuntu should load fine. (The GRUB2 is hidden, you need to press and hold SHIFT button during the boot process.)

If this did not help in your case, you might be a more serious problem. In such case you need to repair Ubuntu installation using the GRUB.

How to Repair Ubuntu If It Won’t Boot

Once you see the GRUB boot menu, you’ll find options to repair your system. You need to choose the ‘Advanced options for Ubuntu’ option with the help of arrow keys and press enter. A submenu will be open, on that choose ‘Ubuntu .. (recovery mode) and press enter.

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The GRUB should boot your Ubuntu system in recovery mode menu, and your files will also load in a read-only mode. You’ll see a bunch of different options, here are the details of the options.

Select an option and press enter.

Clean: This command will try to free up space on your file system. This is only helpful if your storage is full and because of that Ubuntu is not booting.

dpkg: It is helpful, and it does repair broken software-packages.

failsafeX: Corrects any problem due to a graphics driver or graphical server configuration.

fsck: It will scan the filesystem and fix any errors.

grub: Ths will update the GRUB bootloader. This will not help if you can access the grub boot loader.

Network: Turns on networking, because it is disabled in the recovery mode.

root: Starts the root shell prompt and from here you can give commands and can fix problems with your Ubuntu installation. Us this if you know how to use it and what you are doing. Because it is advanced and why to fix the problem on your own.

Reinstall Ubuntu While Keeping Files and Programs.

If there is still a problem booting your Ubuntu installation you are left with one last option. You are still able to boot up Ubuntu with a USB or Live CD. Boot up using the installation media, the Ubuntu setup should be able to fund the existing installation and offer a ‘reinstall Ubuntu’ option.

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Choose the option, and a reinstall will be performed. It will keep your files and personal settings. It can also keep software packages and your other personal data. The reinstall feature will vanish the system related settings and will make the default. So that should correct all the gimmicks and errors by any system setting configuration.

If you select that option and go through the process to reinstall Ubuntu, the GRUB2 will also be reinstalled; it’ll fix any configuration error. This method will fix your Ubuntu if didn’t boot. Because theoretically you did installed the Ubuntu like you installed the Ubuntu first time.

However, if you are still not able to boot Ubuntu, I think there is a problem with your PC’s hardware or maybe with hard disk drive.
Use Another Ubuntu version.

Alternative by any mean you may always want to use the latest version of Ubuntu, which is 16.04 right now. It is also advisable that according to your Computer requirement you may need a lower version, you can find all the Ubuntu LTS versions here (where LTS stands for long-term support).

Final words.

Unlike Windows, Ubuntu comes preloaded with such VLC, GIMP and other apps.  So moving from Windows to Ubuntu should be very hard. If you have any query concerns in How to repair Ubuntu if it doesn’t boot, the comment section is just a scroll away.

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