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

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Computer won't Post, Fans spin

So I just shipped my computer cross-country via Fedex. Despite spending hundreds of dollars on the shipping, the case came bent and now my computer won't get to Post. It worked fine before I shipped ...
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Windows 7 PC cannot reboot unless powered down for at least 2 minutes

My ageing (late 2009) Windows 7 desktop PC has started doing something odd of late. If I restart it, or shut it down completely, it does not restart properly - it gets up to the black screen with ...
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Messed up registry registry with tool; cannot boot; how to restore registry backup tool made?

I used a registry repair tool by 3B Software to remove some keys added by a virus. But after the fix my computer will not boot. The boot sequence runs the Windows Repair Tool but it fails to fix ...
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Restore BIOS password by dumping ROM?

I've set the Supervisor Password on this Acer E3-112M notebook in order to install Fedora in UEFI Mode. Long story short, the prompt seems to accept certain symbols when setting the password but not ...
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Bios start screen is shown even though UEFI fast boot is enabled

I installed Windows 10 from scratch (clean install) to avoid problems which could arise when upgrading my old Windows 8.1 to 10. Everything went well and new installation booted up very fast. ...
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Grub and independent boot managers for each Windows install

My computer hard disk has 3 partitions where one contains Windows 7, another one with Windows 10 and another one with GNU/Gentoo Linux. As boot manager I'm using Grub (v1) but when I installed ...
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Old windows entry remains in boot manager

I have done a clean install of Windows 10 over my OEM installed Windows 8.1. I formatted the partition containing Windows and installed the new one in that. But now the system asks me from which to ...
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Computer said it didn't boot right, restarted, said an operating system wasn't detected

A couple days ago, I booted up my computer, and it went to a blue screen that said it didn't boot right. I restarted, it didn't work. I tried reseting the computer, it didn't work. I tried Everything ...
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Ubuntu, unable to boot from CD, option missing in BIOS and grub

some time ago I switch from windows to ubuntu and at that time, I formated my hdd and created new partitions. NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda 698,7G ...
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SSD split into two drives

I recently installed a 250GB SSD. I copied my Windows C drive over to my SSD F drive. The computer now boots to the F drive SSD but my SSD seems to be split up as my F drive is showing it has 149gb ...
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Laptop wont boot windows unless put it there in BIOS or DOS for 15-20 minutes

I have this strange problem where my Toshiba Laptop(A505 s6960) restarts or BSOD if it is not put in BIOS or DOS for at least 20 minutes. Once this time is given in BIOS or DOS, laptop works smoothly ...
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Windows 10 upgrade issue

yesterday i ran upgrade from windows 8 to windows 10. Upgrade finished first two categories, then i accidentally turn of the computer when it was configuring settings. Now windows doesn't start, only ...
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My HCL laptop shows blank screen

I recently replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. Now, when I power on my laptop, it shows nothing, only a blank screen. This prevents me from entering the boot menu and I can't even ...
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Windows 10 suddenly stops booting completely

This is going to beabit vague, but it's why I'm having the issue - I will provide all the details I am able to attain. About 2 weeks ago, I cleanly installed windows 7, installed some programs, then ...
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My computer cannot boot from the hard drive directly

My computer had an 80GB SATA hard drive. I replaced it with a 120GB IDE hard drive. When I connected it to my computer and and installed Windows, it booted once, but when I shut down then restarted, ...
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Boot from cd/dvd or usb fails

I have an Acer T650 and have had ubuntu 13.4 or 13.10 on it. It fails to boot after an distro upgrade to 14.x or 15.x but the problem is that I cannot boot from a DVD or CD. I have burned one with ...
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Install Windows 10/7 from Ubuntu 14 - issues booting from USB

I am having issues replacing Ubuntu with Windows. I have read countless posts on how to approach this and they have all failed one way or another. I have been able to create a usb with Windows using ...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after connecting second SATA drive with Windows 7 on it

My Windows 7 drive just crashed. Tried connecting it to my roommate’s PC (Windows 10) in order to look at the drive, but when I do Windows 10 fails to boot. It goes to this screen saying there is some ...
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Motherboard - no video, no usb power

I've moved my PC to a new case today, hurray. But when I completed the assembly, it just won't turn on. What happens is, the power led lights up, I can hear the HDD working, the fans spin up, and ...
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Hard drive causes bios to freeze but work fine otherwise

When i have my main hard drive (with my main os, windows 7 installed) plugged in, my computer freezes at bios splash screen. But if i get to "[...] Or Insert boot media and press a key" i can plug in ...
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How does Windows recognize my machine as desktop, when showing “Preparing your desktop”

I was installing Windows 7 on my friend's desktop machine. Once it was installed, it showed the screen "Preparing your desktop": How does Windows recognize the machine as desktop/laptop at first ...
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Moved OS hdd to USB enclosure, how can I make it boot?

I had a Windows 10 installation in my laptop. I got a new SSD for it so I took out the old HDD and put it in a USB enclosure. The hard disk works fine and great, better than I thought it would on USB ...
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my phone won't reboot from fastboot mode it keeps coming back to fastboot mode [on hold]

I wanted to flash recovery.img in my phone but I accidentally flashed boot.img and now my phone is stuck in fastboot mode. How can I fix this?
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Can not properly install Windows

Posting this on behalf of my friend who has come to me and we've spent the past day trying to figure out what's wrong, but nothing's working so far. I've listed most of the specs at the bottom, but ...
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Asus Chromebook C200 not booting from USB

I did the thing sudo crossystem dev_boot_usb=1 dev_boot_legacy=1 but when I press Ctrl+U or Ctrl+L it only makes a loud beep.
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Install Windows on separate drive WITHOUT dual boot

I have 2 physical drives drive 1 and drive 2. My drive 1 already has a Windows 8 installed, and I want to insall a Windows 7 on my drive 2 I first tried to boot from a USB stick and tried to install ...
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Unable to boot EFI image off flash drive

I am at my wit's end. I'm trying to install Windows (7 or 8, I've tried both) on my Dell Latitude E6430. I currently have Xubuntu 15.04 installed with Grub 2.02~beta2-22ubuntu1.1. I want to dual-boot ...
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Windows 10 occasional stuck at boot BEFORE spinning dots

I have a problem where sometimes, when I start my computer it won't boot past the windows logo - the spinning dots don't even show up. Usually, a power down and power up again solves it - but ...
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My Samsung 700Z won't startup

My samsung 700Z will not start. It won't show the that the battery is charging and I can hold the power button but it won't do anything. I shut my computer down when it was updating because it was on ...
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Windows 10 booting stuck at DOS-like black screen with blinking caret but no prompt or mouse cursor

I’ve been running Windows 10 for a few weeks without major issues, but yesterday I got my first “CRITICAL PROCESS DIED” Blue Screen of Death: I let it finish collecting data and restarting, but ...
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Install GNU/linux distro on UEFI enabled laptop without using windows

Like the very flawed thing it was designed to be, UEFI is causing me some some serious problems. Allow me to begin. I have an HP pavilion 4540s laptop. It originally came with windows 8, I got it ...
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Why isn't my computer turning on past boot screen?

I have an old server computer from 2005 that still has a lot of potential in my opinion. I acquired it from my dad’s old storage unit. It was running well for about a month and then one day—in the ...
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Is there an easy way to create a multiboot grub2 usb flash using isos?

I've recently purchased a 32gb usb 3.0 flash drive. Because I find myself creating bootable flash drives all the time with different images, I'm looking for a way I could create ONE flash drive with ...
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Yosemite Run Command on Boot as Root without Password

I run OS X Yosemite and I would like to always have the command run, as root, on startup: tcpdump -i en0 'icmp and icmp[icmptype]=icmp-echo' >> /var/vtcakavsmoace/Desktop/ping_information.txt ...
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deleted linux mint from windows 8 dual boot reinstalled linux can't make it work

I have a lenovo g710 laptop with windows 8.1 preinstalled.I made a dual boot with linux mint and everything was ok.Then i did something in linux terminal and when i restarted the pc linux wouldn't ...
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Make wlan0 interface getting up at boot?

I made a service which starts at boot (prio. 96 at any rc level) This service does ifconfig wlan0 up 3. once boot has done, I check ifconfig: there is no wlan0 4. I restart the service, I check ...
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Occasional Blank (black, but on) Screen - Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (x86 64-bit)

I'm not a completely new user of Ubuntu/Linux, but I'm still by far a novice. I also am not 100% certain what all information is needed (and/or how to get it), so please let me know what I'm missing. ...
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How to restore the access to the Samsung BIOS after restoring the MBR with the Dual-boot Repair tool on Windows 10?

I have a Samsung Ativ Book 2, which came with Windows 8.1 as I bought, but I updated to Windows 10. I needed to make a dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 because of my work, but I didn't wanted to risk it, ...
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Windows 7 boot error 0xc0000225 after start of windows 10 upgrade

I recently tried to upgrade my Asus laptop to windows 10. At some point during the process, my computer restarted (I wasn't watching) and now it shows the error: /Boot/BCD 0xc0000225 I've ...
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Win 7 boot issue after ubuntu dual install - can't rebuild BCD

I have been struggling with boot issues ever since I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS along Win 7 64 bits on myVAIO computer. To install it I chose "Something else" and resized the partition myself ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and 10 partition

I had Windows 7 installed on my C: drive. I only have one disk, so I followed the instruction on http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/ to install Windows 10 ...
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Display not fully loading with Linux mint 17.1

I've been trying to fix this problem for a couple of days. I've been through numerous debugging threads. With Linux mint: The login screen graphics load. After logging in to a graphical terminal, the ...
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Computer shuts down many times between each Windows session

Upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 with a clean install, and the following behavior is now happening every time I turn it on : computer is shut down in Windows next time it is turned on, it ...
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No 'boot from usb' option

I got a new MeeGo T04 and it is stuck in boot loop. When I first switched it on it said Windows error so I clicked Repair and now all it does is boot into an Intel loop. How can I boot from USB to ...
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asus P8P67 PRO montherboard - does not start

I tried to find similar problems, but seems mine is a bit different. All was fine for long time. When my PC was in hibernation - power in my house went off. Now power is restored, but my PC dos not ...
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Boot menu across multiple hard drives

I currently have a dual-boot on my desktop with two partitions on the same hard drive. When I boot up my machine I am taken to a boot menu which allows me to pick which of the two operating systems I ...
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GRUB and Windows on a Revodrive 3

I came across an interesting problem: My Windows 10 installation is on an OCZ Revodrive 3 (EOL). To detect the Revodrive during installation a driver is necessary. I recently started using Linux ...
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Ubuntu hang up before login screen

On my Ubuntu 14.04 x64/Win 8 dual boot system (traditional via grub), Ubuntu won't run any more... The boot process seems correct, but when the login screen is about to display (Ubuntu logo shown with ...
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Install Windows (overwriting Linux)?

I need to install Windows. My netbook came with Windows 8 and then I put Linux Mint on it (overwriting Windows). I am now trying to reinstall Windows. I have put the Win8 iso on a USB with the default ...
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Laptop booting several times before really starting

So my laptop (Acer Aspire E15) with Intel Celeron Processor doesn't boot properly. When I press the start button the blue light turns on and it makes some sounds as if the computer will turn on but ...