Boot (or booting) refers to the action of starting up a computer and getting it to run the operating system.

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Reason for computer not booting when power button pressed

I have a following problem starting my desktop computer and I'm trying to figure out the root cause. Most of the time it will just start normally when I press the power button. On some occasions ...
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Load CentOS in RAM memory

I know there are many distros out there that boot linux into RAM memory, one such is Puppy Linux. However, I have CentOS 6 and I don't want to download puppy Linux or any other distros. My goal is to ...
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RocketTab is uninstalled but still haunt me

Every time I start my computer a command prompt and window will pop up saying "Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketTab\Client.exe' Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try ...
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Unable to do fresh Linux install from CD

I am using Windows 8 OS on my laptop and I had installed CentOS linux earlier. The BIOS is set for UEFI mode, thats why I had to switch it to legacy mode to support boot from CD. Anyways, I managed ...
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WIndows 7' bcdedit.exe: Add Linux Mint Live .iso

How can I add a LinuxMint Live ISO as an option to Windows' boot menu? I tried these but no success: ...
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What is the actual content of a non-booted hard drive

I am trying to modify some Windows and Linux (obviously I'm talking of several computers, not only one) files. I know their path, but their location is just a fake location which is actually ...
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MSI 990FXA-GD80 — Won't boot; no POST LED

I've got an MSI 990FXA-GD80 motherboard. As of yesterday, the power button will turn on the fans, but nothing else happens. Even the POST LED's on the bottom of the board don't light up. Any thoughts ...
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How can I view the terminal execution log of chkdsk when ran at boot time?

If I issue chkdsk /R on a removable drive, I get a nice execution status report with a few stats such as an ETA. When I want to do the same on my system drive, however, I must reboot and, in order ...
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Assistance w/ Dual Booting a Alienware 17 with Windows7 & Kali Linux

I've been redirected here to ask for assistance towards my question. QUESTION: I've found several discussions on dual booting an Alienware17 but they don't relate to my particular setup. Therefore, ...
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EasyBCD: can't boot into Windows after ticking neogrub boot loader in EasyBCD

I ticked neogrub bootloader in EasyBCD, thus the opiton "Windows 7" is disabled, as shown in the pic below. Then I reboot the system and now I can't enter windows 7, what can I do? thanks! ...
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extlinux/syslinux, chain booting second disk

What's the correct way to chain boot Linux (Ubuntu) on second HD using extlinux/syslinux? Will the fact that Linux will randomize HD order jeopardize such chain booting?
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Minimum requirement to boot Ubuntu from GPT partition

My third disk was partitioned as GPT format, and was originally intended only to be used as a storage device, but now I need to boot from it as well. I did put a 200M ext2 boot partition as the first ...
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Lenovo B490 can not boot up to OS

I am new to this forum, please suggest me if there is need of modification of my first post. I posted it in stackoverflow but I got suggestions to move my problem here. When I open my laptop, it ...
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how to modify Grub or mgr so that I can boot into windows 7 instead of Neogrub

I have installed windows7 in C drive. Now I use easyBCD to install ubuntu. I followed the steps according to an article which teaches how to install ubuntu-windows dual system(not in English, so I ...
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Windows hangs on first boot … mostly

I having some strange problems with the windows 7 PC of my mother in law. Mostly every time she starts her PC "after a while" (time is not really specifiable - often about a day) Windows hang up on ...
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Grub Bypassed (Dual Boot, Dual Disk System)

My system has 2 disks. (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) I am dual-booting Linux Mint 13 and Windows 7. Windows 7 is on /dev/sda1 Linux Mint's / is on /dev/sda6 Linux Mint's /boot is on /dev/sda5 I just ...
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Is it possible to delete files under Grub?

I want to install ubuntu using easyBCD and ubuntu ISO file after some configuration. I put the ISO image and initrd.lz and vmlinuz in C drive(where the windows7 is installed). Then I set the default ...
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How to make a hard disk inaccessible in Windows 8?

I installed two Windows 8. One for work and one for entertainment. They are on separate drives (the first system is on a SSD and the second system is on a HDD). Since I will probably install some ...
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Can an OS be used without RAM?

Is there an OS which can be used without RAM, specifically the kind I can create a bootable pendrive from and use it in the computer? This gets awkward since booting is essentially loading OS in RAM. ...
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Fedora 20 64 bit

Some thing hs happened to my fedora 20 64 bit installaion. I can boot grub and it goes though the start up and then displays the following mesage; Booting Fedora (3.15.8-200.fc20.x86_64) 20 ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Disk read error when booting from USB (Windows 8.1 Pro x64)

My BIOS mode is Legacy, I'm trying too install Windows 8.1 Pro x64 from my bootable USB. I used 3 different programs (Rufus, YUMI, UltraISO) and I tried manually via command prompt. After every try ...
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Why the shortcuts on desktop may be repainted at startup of Win 7?

At boot or startup of Windows 7, all of my shortcuts appear correct on the desktop, but after a few seconds they will change to white pages, and are then repainted with their original design. This is ...
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Triple boot windows 8.1 ubuntu 14 and kali linux

I currently have ubuntu and windows 8.1 installed. I have the grub 2 bootloader. I just want to know how to get kali linux on my machine too, I am a newbie. Can someone make a video for me or show me ...
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Windows 8 bootloader repair after Fedora 20 installation

I changed the BIOS settings on my Sony Vaio laptop (pre-installed with Windows 8) to legacy from UEFI. Then I booted from USB to install Fedora 20. While installing I created a 1 MB sized BIOSBOOT ...
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sysvinit postfix startup script - only called with “status” argument

I'm having a problem with postfix not starting up on boot. boot.log doesn't show any information whatsoever. Starting the postfix service afterwards works as expected. I added debug information to ...
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How can I find the time I fast booted my windows 8 computer this morning?

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop at work which I turn off every evening and turn on every morning. I want to know at what time I started my computer this morning. However, I use the fast boot option. This ...
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Access UEFI BIOS settings

I have a NEC ultrabook with windows 8 installed, and with UEFI bios. I was told that in order to access the BIOS settings I have to press the F2 key as soon as i power it on, however it doesn't ...
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Computer can be powered on once after new SSD install

My computer has a strange behavior since I installed a new SSD (Samsung Evo 840). When I pushed start button the first time after connecting the new internal SSD everything was ok. I managed to ...
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Why onedrive acts as if my stuff are in conflict?

I got a folder in both computers. In one computer it's modified at 8/18. In other computer it's modified at 8/27 Only one of them is modified. So I installed onedrive after 8/18 Yet this is the ...
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Z87 Deluxe edition Won't boot with Core i7-4790K

The new motherboard, of a friend of mine, will not boot with his brand new Core i7-4790K processor. The CPU error LED blinks as soon as we power on the unit. Hadrien
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XP SP2 hangs on logo screen, running chkdsk /p /r now hanging

I have a windows xp sp 2 on a toshiba laptop, Ive been using it for many years. The other day it hung on the windows logo and would only start in safemode. I did a best configuration, restore, then ...
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Booting Windows 8 from WD My Passport Ultra

I have ubuntu linux 13.04 installed on my ASUS laptop, and I am able to boot from USB keys from my BIOS. I have a 1TB external WD My Passport 0820 USB disk on which I have "installed" (per these ...
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how can I remove BIOS boot splash screen on HP Pavilion G series?

In my laptop (HP Pavilion G series) I would like to remove the BIOS logo at boot but I don't know how to. I've tried to flash a new BIOS firmware, but this didn't change the logo. How can I change ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB/DVD empty screen

I have Windows 7-32 installed, and i want to install Windows 7-64 version, i have both Bootable USB & a DvD, but each time i restart And boot from them it just takes me to an empty windows screen, ...
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Is there a way where I can restart lotus automatically when windows system is started and after crash?

I am aware that some files can be loaded when OS boots so that the launch of Lotus gets faster but is there a way I can launch Lotus completely and even in case of a crash, can i launch lotus without ...
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New hdd not detected in BIOS after CloneZilla

I did a disk to disk clone with clonezilla. I cloned all partitions and used the -k1 option. I put the new hdd in and it doesn't boot. BIOS does not detect an hdd. Why might that be? old hdd: 80gb, ...
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Windows 7 not booting. grub bash shell appears

My Windows 7 x64 desktop PC stopped booting after I restarted it. This message appears: drive 0x80(LBA): C/H/S=1023/255/63, Sector Count/Size=16434495/512 Partition num: 0, active, Filesystem ...
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How can I dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit with Windows 8.1 in Legacy (BIOS) Mode?

I bought my laptop almost a year ago, came with a FreeDOS OS and I installed Windows 7. Later upgraded to Windows 8 & 8.1. When I installed Windows 8, I had done it in Legacy (BIOS) mode and ...
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Boot drive does not show up under boot priority

I build myself a PC about a year and a half ago and something odd has recently happened. I have an SSD as my boot drive that had the operating system among some of my other heavily used programs. I ...
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Laptop USB Boot Option Disappeared

I`ve connected my USB external DVD writer to my laptop, in hopes of booting a recovery disk in hopes of backing up/restoring data from a failing HDD. The issue is that the option to boot from USB ...
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start debian in vmware ,it goes to a black screen

When i start debian in vmware,and it go to the black screen and i can't even find a place to login,maybe it is because i change the file of grub in /boot/grub/grub.cfg by adding this set ...
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AMD Radeon video card/display only works with UEFI Fedora

When I was using my onboard graphics, Intel HD4600, I was able to set up a dual boot on my SSD with a legacy BIOS Windows 8.1 64-bit installation and legacy BIOS Fedora 20 64-bit installation. I put ...
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NVIDIA GTX650 Ti 1 GB, nvidia-drivers, boot udev fail on gentoo

I have an Asus H97 Plus motherboard with i7 4790 proc, 16gb ram, samsung ssd, western digital hdd and a Gigabyte nVidia GTX650 Ti 1GB videocard. I have just installed a Gentoo on it (kernel: ...
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Configuring boot on Tails linux

I put a Tails Linux 1.1 livecd on usb drive and cloned it to another flash drive. Then I've created a persistent volume and it works. But I have to choose settings, language and set up a new root ...
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Win7: moved hard drive to different computer (similar architecture), now it bluescreens while booting

I've moved a drive containing Win7 64bit to a different computer. The architecture is not too different. The "new" computer (not too new, really) is an AMD FX 4100 quad core, GeForce GTX 560, some ...
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Screen broken of my laptop, start with an external monitor

My laptop (SAMSUNG RC 420)screen is broken and the replacement of my screen arrives in three weeks. I'd like to start the laptop with external monitor. I want to know if there is a way to boot from ...
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Computer can't boot

I have a 1 year old PC and the last weeks, when I press the ON button the PC doesn't power on ( Like I didn't press the ON button ). I have to plug and unplug a few times the power cord in order to ...
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Issue with Toshiba Satellite C50 A-1JM

I am having some odd problems with my Toshiba laptop. For the last two days, it has not loaded past the boot screen for hours, if at all. When I force the laptop off and switch it back on, it goes to ...
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HP Probook 4520 boots to white screen unable to access bios

I am an IT technician but by no means do I know everything. I have run into a problem that I am unfamiliar with and could use some help. A friend of mine bought an HP probook 4520 from a business that ...