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

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An internal, Windows 7 installed drive fails to boot after transforming into external drive

I have installed Windows 7 to my HDD. I also have Ubuntu 14.04 at another partition at the same drive. During boot, via GRUB I selected which one I want to load. Then, I upgraded my HDD to SSD. I ...
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OS X/W8 Dual Boot with two hard drives + data partition

I hope someone can give me guidance on this... I'd like to be clear that I had my desired setup working fine for about two years but I wanted to redo everything and now I can't get things to work ...
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Can't boot from any source

I recently tried to install the Windows 10 developer preview on my laptop. The installer seemed to hang immediately after I selected my install partition, but I left it for about an hour to make sure ...
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my computer wont turn on after installing new ram

I've installed new RAM (Adata Premier PC3-10600 4GB DDR3 1333MHz 240Pin U-DIMM Ram) in my PC. When I power it up, it turns on for two seconds and then shuts down, only to turn itself back on a second ...
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move a windows OS partition to another partition of the same size

I want to move my windows partition to another drive that is already partitioned (including a 100 mb partition at the start of the disk and a partition of the same size as the original windows ...
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My computer fails to boot up the first time but boots up fine the second time

My computer has been acting strange during boot up. I've notice when I go to shutdown my computer and I come back to turn it back on it doesn't load for the first time and I had to turn it off and ...
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Can't access laptop BIOS when SSD is plugged in

I've been struggling with this for a couple hours now. I recently bought a new SSD to replace the HDD that came with my laptop (Lenovo S510p Touch). I wanted a fresh install so I connected the SSD to ...
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Immediate Restart After Power On - Before BIOS

When I originally built this PC, it had an issue with randomly restarting. I proceeded to try a bunch of things and ended up unplugging everything except the power switch and the cards I have in it. ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade blew out other GPT disks?

I was multibooting an EFI laptop. The laptop was using GPTs, and it had Windows 8.0, Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian on it. I updated the laptop to Windows 8.1 through the free App Store update because I ...
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Keyboard unresponsive for first minute after booting Windows 8.1

When I initially boot into Windows 8.1, my keyboard responds very slowly, if at all, until roughly a minute after login. I can start typing, but there will be about 5-10 seconds between each keystroke ...
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Laptop won't start. Possible adapter issues

I have a llenovo laptop adapter output that reads 20V and 4.5A. I tested it with my multimeter and it reads 20.4V and a fluctuating current from 0-3.5A. I am wondering whether the slightly higher ...
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Start uTorrent when Windows Starts without the need to logon

I need to make uTorrent start when Windows Starts only, without the need to logon! I mean by making uTorrent start, is that uTorrent run and starts downloading in the background without the need to ...
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Install windows 7 setup is starting stuck (Dell Laptop)

This problem is taking too much of my time. I have dual boot (Windows 7 and ubuntu).Suddenly, I can't boot from both OSs. I have some important data in the hard drive. I couldn't fix it. Now I have ...
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Boot from CD using UEFI instead of BIOS

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P. This is my last attempt at recovering my computer, as my recovery partitions are gone and I cannot boot into my computer otherwise. I have Windows 8 x64 OEM installed. I ...
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Can't get Windows 8.1 to appear in loader list in GRUB

I have a Dell laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and wanted to dual boot to Linux. So I partitioned off 100gb of the main and only hard drive and installed Kali Linux (Debian 7). It asked if I wanted to ...
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Is it possible do disable showing the ASUS logo when booting the computer?

I have an ASUS laptop. I would like to disable showing the ASUS logo when starting the machine. I checked out the BIOS settings but couldn't find anything related to that. The only setting I found ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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How can I run a Rails server when I start Ubuntu?

I need to run this command cd /my/app/path&&rails s every time I start my Ubuntu virtual machine. I've tried to add it to /etc/rc.local file and also in /etc/init.d/rc.local but it ...
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why is asus ux303ln restart startup time so slow?

I just got the asus ux303ln and the restart time from leaving windows until the login screen comes back is around 45 seconds. This is a machine with a 256gb ssd and an i7 so its blowing my mind why ...
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Disabling Fast Start without Administrator rights on Windows 8.1 / resetting the admin password

Ok so here is the issue I am facing: A neighbor got this computer with windows 8.1 on it, put on a password and promptly entirely forgot it, even despite the hint claiming he has NO idea whatsoever ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub rescue mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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Windows 8 is not booting and stuck on “automatic repair” screen

my computer is hp pavilion g series and running dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. I booted my computer once on windows 8 but it stuck on "automatic repair logo", I tried booting many times but ...
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winlogon.exe corrupted. Regular fixing methods do not work

In the morning, when I switched on my computer, I was faced with an error saying that winlogon.exe is missing or corrupted. I logged on to my USB OS and replaced the winlogon.exe on the computer ...
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Clear Dalvik cache partition on Samsung Galaxy S4 [migrated]

I am using a samsung galaxy s4 (jfltevzw) using baseband VRUFNC5, and it wont allow me to install clockwork or twrp... is there any way i can clear my dalvik cache without using a recovery, just by ...
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How to use testDisk to fix partitioning trouble

I have Laptop Dell with Winodows 7 as primary OS. Also, I have Ubuntu as dual booting with Windows. I got booting trouble. I can't access to my files in both Windows and Ubuntu. My hope is testDisk to ...
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Graphics card fans very loud, no video/unable to boot

So let's back up a few months. I came back from work one day to find my computer on (I remote desktop to it occasionally) but my graphics card (Gigabyte GTX 770 OC-2GB version) fans running very ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon stuck in boot loop [on hold]

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 (jfltevzw) and i had a rooted phone until it stopped working. The thing with my phone is that clockwork mod was not installing so i used safestrap... using safestrap ...
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grub-mkconfig doesn't detect /boot

lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 596.2G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 25G 0 part /mnt/arch ├─sda2 8:2 0 2M 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 4.5G 0 part ...
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Make internal card reader readable to BIOS

I have a tablet that only has one usb port and one internal microsd card reader. It runs Windows 8 but I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've created an Ubuntu install disk using startup disk creator ...
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Restore BIOS and Windows 8 boot

Yesterday I typed a command (while using Ubuntu 14.04) to completely delete all broken symlinks (using find and rm -rf). When I restarted the PC, the surprise was a login screen (my Ubuntu session ...
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What is it that prevents USB sticks to be booted from?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different live images and linux and windows installers, but I seem to have found a USB stick that just can't be ...
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After much repair, computer won't give me the option to choose which drive to boot from [duplicate]

Background (Quick description of how I got to my current situation) Over the past few days I've been having boot issues (my fault) -- I installed Windows 7 on a new SSD I purchased, and it was great ...
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chkdsk /f /r alternative in ubuntu linux

In windows os chkdsk /f /r will fix a hdd error automatically.i have lost access in my laptop though i am able to live boot into my laptop using linux.I have live boot ubuntu 14.04 and i am in a need ...
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GRUB (with theme) messing up graphics after booting an entry

I have to set up a HP ProDesk 600 G1 desktop computer: Intel i5-4590 CPU with integrated HD Graphics 4600. When using a theme in GRUB (no matter which one), selecting an entry in the menu and booting ...
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Windows 10 freezes at “Preparing Automatic Repair” on a MacBookPro (Bootcamp'ed)

Well, at first I should've stopped the auto updates or either took an image of the system at least to be on the safer side. I'm not sure what went or may be an update, but now the boot screen just ...
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XP blue screens on installer on my pc [duplicate]

I currently have my laptop running on windows 7. I plan on adding XP and keeping permanently disconnected from the internet to run some old games/programs (My pc doesn't have much ram so vm's are not ...
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Repair the EFI Bootloader in Windows 8 diskpart not working

I have an HP ENVY 14-k074ca with win 8 on it. Two days ago it did update to win 8.1. After that it crashed and went into the infinite loop of automatic recovery. I THEN tried to use a win8 USB to ...
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What ways exist to control (enable/disable) automatic startup of applications at the end of system boot? [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). I remember the days when on Windows 95 it was possible to cause programs to launch once the system had finished booting by placing a link to such ...
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Can't bood freebsd install

I have an amd64 architecture, three hard disks and grub2 in efi mode. FreeBSD is installed in the third disk using a gpt layout with another partition that doesn't contain an OS: partition 1 (NTFS) ...
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Grub2: “Invalid partition table!”

I have recently had to change bootloaded from my old syslinux to GRUB2. Since I have installed GRUB2 bootloader I am getting the following message on every boot: Invalid partition table! The ...
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My computer won't boot up, how do I transfer files to an external hard drive? [duplicate]

I'm having problems booting Windows 7, and I need to extract files from the computer's hard drive onto an external hard drive. When I insert the Windows 7 DVD, I get two options, formatting and ...
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Determine which physical HDD is which

I have an Asus M5A88-M motherboard with six identical SATA drives running Windows 7. One drive is the boot/OS drive and the others are just data drives, but I don't know which is which. Suddenly the ...
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Long session (cca. 85 sec) init in Windows 7 SP1 laptop

My Lenovo z50-75 laptop hangs cca. 85 sec in session init under win 7. I have managed to record etl file but I am not able to analyze it lacking the knowledge. I would really appreciate a helping ...
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BIOS change on MSI G-45 mobo, Win7 won't load

Starting Windows, I get these errors codes: win\system32\config\system status Oxcoooooo1 Windows failed to load because of system registry file missing or corrupt. win\system32\winload.exe ...
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Computers won't boot from an SSD but all files are detected

last night when my girlfriend was over, she pressed the power button on my desktop five or six times to try and turn it off. This morning, the computer wouldn't boot, and I got a read error from the ...
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How do I restore my Windows 8 partition to be able to boot after issues with LVM?

While installing Linux Mint 17, I have messed up with some option like LVM. And after that I lost my Windows 8 installation and everything on the disk. I managed restore the lost partitions using ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a new Lenovo Ideapad g50-70

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my new Lenovo Ideapad, but I can't boot from CD or USB. I have disabled secure boot and fast boot in BIOS, boot mode: legacy (not UEFI). I created a USB ...
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Do not want session restore

I don't want IE 11 to reload the previously viewed session ever, and even though I change the setting each time I open the browser, the next session or day it does it again. I should only have to make ...
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Windows 8 automatic repair [closed]

My computer is acting up. I have a Lenovo Y50 Touch. I left my computer running and came back 30 min later to see it shut down. I believe that it had ran out of battery since it was low. I plugged it ...
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boot windows 7 from internal ssd connected via usb [duplicate]

I have an internal SSD with a dual boot arch linux/Windows 7 grub. I bought a usb to sata adapter and plugged the usb to a toshiba laptop - the system starts to boot normally from the USB device, up ...