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

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windows 8.1 won't boot after allocating free space from C drive

using amoei partiton manager I allocated free space from C drive in order to setup ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot. It took half an hour to allocate free space however, when my PC restarted back it refused ...
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Int13 device un/recognized?

I am writing the OpROM(BIOS) for a specific SCSI controller. The BIOS works fine before it is plugged into an Intel server board S2600CW. A HDD is attached to the SCSI controller, and is scanned and ...
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Workstation shutdowns automatically and shows no bootable device

I have Dell Precision T1700 workstation, a new machine, with 512 Hybrid disk. Recently I added an old 1TB HDD to it. After adding HDD am facing following problems. If I work on Workstation for hour ...
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How to make a bootable usb utility drive with either Sardu, Xboot, rufus, etc

I've looked up alot of programs and tried out some to, the latest being Sardu. When I boot I first go into my bios and change the boot order so it boots the cd drive then usb drive and then windows. ...
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Windows doesn't detect HDD and SDD, but disk manager does

Windows doesn't detect two of my drives, after I installed a new one. I exchanged my previous SSD (old Patriot Inferno, 60gb) which had Windows 8.1 on it for a new OCZ ARC 100. However, after I ...
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Windows cannot see SSD

I just added an ssd to my father's computer. The computer recognizes it being there (I can see it in the boot screen). In the bios I can choose to boot to it. I wanted to install windows 8 to it. On ...
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I can't boot and install any Windows version

Good evening people. Yesterday my laptop, this one http://www.msiwhitebook.com/product_spec.asp?model=ms-16f2-id1 got slow when I was using Android Studio and I decided to restart. After this my PC ...
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BIOS screen hangs

When I start up my PC the BIOS splash screen appears and then hangs: When I then pres Del, the BIOS POST screen appears but also hangs: And I cannot get past these two screens. I have already ...
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Computer boots to fast to see/read POST screen

I have a new HP ProDesk 400 G1 SFF desktop computer. When I start-up the computer, I get the screen where all the options are. (I believe it's called the POST screen, it's used for entering modules ...
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Flash 64-Bit UEFI on Intel Baytrail Tablet

Is it possible to flash a 64-bit UEFI on an Intel BayTrail Tablet which currently has a 32-Bit UEFI? I tried to install a 64-Bit Ubuntu 14.04 (which surprisingly worked) but after the installation my ...
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How to triple boot Windows, Mac, and Linux without EFI/UEFI?

I need to have an option to select one of three OSes to boot to from all three installed on a single 1 TB hard drive. The three options are: Windows 8, Hackintosh Snow Leopard, and Ubuntu 14. I need ...
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April 2015 Windows 8.1 Update: winload.efi error 0xc000000f

I have an Acer V3-772g: Intel i7 4712MQ, NVIDIA 750m 4 GB I installed the newest Windows 8.1 updates a couple days ago; however, the update failed. I left the computer to update and then went to ...
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External video card prevents liveUSB bootup

External video card prevents liveUSB bootup Whenever I attempt to boot any Ubuntu liveUSB with a PCI video card installed, I see the initial ubuntu screen then it reverts to a text screen with the ...
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Bootable USB does not work

I tried to install Windows 7 on a bootable USB. It was successful and it told me to reboot now. I clicked it and then it rebooted, and when I selected the USB on boot, this happened: When I opened ...
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Windows 7 screen not displayed after installing Ubuntu

I bought a new Lenovo laptop with DOS and I wanted to make it dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both 64 bit). I took the following steps to install both systems: Installed Windows 7 OS ...
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Is there any way to install any linux distro without acesssing the bios? (broken screen)

I am trying to run a Linux system from my y500 Lenovo ideapad but I can not access the boot menu or bios at all. This is because I have a broken screen and am using an external display to make use of ...
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How to run update-initramfs from bootable usb?

My computer froze during an upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. This resulted in a kernel panic upon reboot. "/sbin/init: relocation error: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/librt.so.1: symbol__clock_nanosleep, ...
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Laptop won't boot and screen won't come on

I have an old Asus G60VX that I'm wanting to put Linux on but when I turned it on this morning the laptop appears to start normal with the laptop startup sound(the sound it makes BEFORE BIOS starts), ...
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grub2-install: “this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition”

There seems to be quite a bit of discussion about this but I can't find a simple answer. When I try to install grub2 I get this error: # grub2-install /dev/sda Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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Ubuntu messed up Windows Bootloader (MBR)

I recently tried installing Ubuntu and dualbooting it. I selected the "install alongside Windows 7" option and created a ~60GB partition, and it followed through well. When I wanted to return to ...
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Installing Debian on my macbook air

I want to install Debian on my macbook air 13" from 2011. I'm following this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir4%2C2Testimonial It starts by telling me to use bootcamp on OS X. I don't have ...
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Disable Secure Boot to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mod via USB stick [duplicate]

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 using a USB stick from UEFI Mod. I used Rufus to format the USB stick as "GPT for UEFI". The problem is that my PC can boot in UEFI mode only if I turn Secure Boot ...
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setup vcan interface to be activated on boot

I want to setup a virtual SocketCAN interface on boot. The following lines do what I want (manually): ip link add dev vcan0 type vcan ip link set up vcan0 (or) ip link add dev vcan0 up type vcan ...
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Linux bootup only with USB dongle

I am currently trying to figure out if there is a way to make Linux only boot if a specific USB dongle is present in one of the USB ports. I tried to find a solution on the internet but couldn't find ...
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How do I create the Microsoft bootloader on the EFI partition? [duplicate]

I have Linux and Windows installed in a dual boot configuration. The Windows bootloader is corrupt. I want to reinstall it using the Windows recovery partition but I do not know how to boot to it ...
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Unable to start windows

I got the blue screen of death about a month ago on my windows machine. Startup repair failed to fix the issue so I reinstalled windows. Forunatly I had a dual boot system with linux which worked ...
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Boot from mini PCI-E SSD Hard Drive?

Not sure if anyone has attempted this before, so if you don't know for sure, please don't answer. I have the Acer Aspire One A0531h with 3G. It has two mini pci-e slots. One has the wifi adapter and ...
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Sony Vaio laptop boots automatically on opening the lid

I have a sony vaio ESeries laptop with Windows 8. I have currently disabled the hybrid mode provided in Windows 8. The problem is, even though I shutdown my laptop, as soon as I open the lid of my ...
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Dual booting AND data drive splitting

I think we all understand how to dual boot, splitting your SSD into 2 partitions, installing the OS's and etc,etc,etc but something not so clear is the data drive. In my situation I have a 500gb ...
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How to log in into a user account that a password with a batch file? Or any other settings? [duplicate]

I think I've seen this before but I've never given it much consideration. I usually do not have a password for my own user account, and it's the default one. I set up an automatic boot on BIOS setup ...
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Start a module at startup on gentoo

I use gentoo. I have a module nammed "cgosdrv" (for instance). I can launch it without problem with "modprobe cgosdrv" (as root) I want to start it automatically at startup, so I add to ...
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How do I open a VPN connection on Windows 8 start?

How do I automatically open a Windows VPN connection on Windows 8 start?
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Get Logical Volumes Group name in legacy grub

I am currently in GNU GRUB v0.97 Restore mode and I have CentOS 6.5 installed with /boot partition separated and rest of filesystem is in Volume Group. But, I dont remember volume group name, is there ...
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How do I change my boot + system partitions?

I initially had an XP system several years ago. I installed Win7 on a different hard drive and I currently dual boot (though I have not used the XP partition in a very long time). Looking at my ...
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Windows 8.1 Tablet settings preventing a USB boot device?

I'm trying to get a device to boot to a Clonezilla bootable USB, but I've tried different software and none of them are allowing a Boot to anything but the primary HDD of the tablet. Here is what I'm ...
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How can I boot Windows at external hard drive from internal hard drive?

In my internal hard drive, there is a copy of Windows installed at 'sda1'. I use grub to boot into it. In my external hard drive (internal hard drive with a box), I have a complete Windows installed ...
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linux boot up screen image + progress bar

I have a Linux system on which I want to have my own boot up image and a progress bar to indicate the progress. I made my own theme and added it using plymouth-set-default-theme -R 'name-of-theme'. ...
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Install Kali Linux on a Surface Pro 1

I really need your help; thanks in advance to anyone who can give me a hint! I want to install Kali Linux on my Surface Pro 1. I found loads of tutorial with different sequence and tool used in ...
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Computer will not boot from disc drive unless HDD is disconnected

I'm trying to fix a HP dc7600 desktop for a friend. It had Windows XP installed, but he had lost the password and didn't particularly need any of the installed data, so I was tasked with either ...
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BIOS on custom built PC won't show up at home but works like a charm in store [closed]

A couple days ago my father bought a pre-built computer without any OS on it from a store. Once at home, I wanted to boot it and install Windows. When I booted it up, fans started turning, LED ...
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Kernel Panic when trying to boot Linux Mint 17.1

Ok, I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon Edition, 32 Bit) alongside Windows 8.1, and when I select linux mint, It goes to the shell boot and the caps lock light flashes, indicating Kernel Panic. ...
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Is it possible to bring up the OS without any displays on an armStone A9? [duplicate]

How to bring up the operating system on an armStone A9 without any additional displays, but just via LAN cable? My network setup looks like this: Details: PC (machine 1): Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / ...
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How to configure first display at boot with Nvidia GeForce GTX

I have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphic card with 2 displays connected, one in one DVI port and another in DisplayPort. I want the DisplayPort display will be the main one. I know how to configure ...
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How to launch RubyMine upon Ubuntu startup?

I'm new to linux, and I was trying to find the right command to open RubyMine. After some research, I came across a path to a file that would start the program from the terminal. I use it below. I ...
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PC won't let me skip disk check on drive that isn't needed to boot; how do I make it check the disk while running?

My computer has three non-removable volumes: a solid-state drive I use for booting and storing applications (C:), a much larger hard drive I use for storing the majority of my files (D:), and a ...
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Intel server motherboard S1200V3RPS diagostic LED displays unlisted POST code

After some initial hiccups, I was able to get the Intel motherboard to at least power up. Now it does not start the boot process. I tried to understand the LED displays which explain problems ...
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How to run systemd's unit as soon as possible? - systemd

this is forked question from previous question: How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)? We have a working output of systemd's unit, that calls this script: ...
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Preserve formating and colors of output (created by my script) during boot - systemd

this is forked question from previous question: How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)? Now we have working output, but it deletes extra spaces and colors Is ...
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Switched HDD not booting in Lenovo W540

I got my Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Solid State Hybrid from my other laptop which isn't doing well performance wise and placed it into a new Lenovo W540 but it won't boot into the OS on the HDD when I ...
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Install Server 2008 to 3TB drive on Vostro 260

It is possible to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a 3TB GPT hard drive on a Dell Vostro 260? I know that hard drives must be GPT to recognize over 2TB so I formatted it GPT thinking I did ...