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

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How to boot Linux on a Mac with USB?

Although this question is even asked here before, the replies are outdated. My Mac HD failed, an the machine does not boot anymore, but I absolutely need to recover the data in it. So I thought of ...
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Windows Boot Sequence - Blinking Cursor - What is it For?

There's plenty of questions relating to the Windows boot sequence getting stuck on the blinking cursor page. However, what I'd like to know is: why is it necessary for this part of the process at ...
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Windows 8 Desktop won't start up

My Windows 8 PC won't start up. When I power it on, I see the Acer splash screen, but then I get an error screen with a code 0xc000021a and then it reboots and tries to repair disk files, but fails ...
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Windows 7 laptop comes in hibernation from sleep and can't boot after that

I have MSI 2PE Ghost PC on Windows 7. I put PC into sleep, but after few hours it automatically boots quietly and goes to hibernation state. After that it can't boot from this state normally (error ...
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Install UBUNTU from usb to usb without touching laptops HDD

I have one USB drive with installed ubuntu 14.04LTS Bootable. I then have another usb stick ( 32GB high speed ) and I want to install ubuntu on that one so I can use it as a normal installation. (I ...
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OCZ RevoDrive W7 migration issues to Samsung 850 EVO

trying to migrate W7 from OCZ revodrive to samsung ssd via the migration tool samsung provides. The cloning process seems to go through ok, but for some reason, it creates 2 partitions on the samsung ...
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Can the Pegatron IPIEL-LA3 motherboard boot from USB?

I have searched and found nothing from any sources. The motherboard is ideal, but I only have a bootable OS on a USB stick and I need to be absolutely certain that it can natively support this without ...
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BIOS does not manage the 2 * 2Go RAM [on hold]

I bought 2 x 2Go DRR2 to upgrade my computer. But when I boot, my BIOS displays only 2Go managed. In my Windows 7 Pro 64 bits, I read 4GO (2GO available). So I look for a solution in web and I found ...
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Automatically unlock LUKS partition using a key on an USB drive on Debian Jessie

I am trying to have the encrypted root partition be unlocked on boot automatically using a connected USB drive on a fresh installation of Debian Jessie (no non-systemd upgrade). After following a ...
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PC stops at boot logo or doesn't detect harddisk at times [on hold]

I have a problem with my CPU. The symptoms are: Stops at boot logo (motherboard) At times when I press Del to enter settings it does not load beyond 1 keyboard and 1 mouse point At times it doesn't ...
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Does the Pegatron IPIEL-LA3 support booting from USB 2.0?

I have searched and found nothing from any sources. The motherboard is ideal, but I only have a bootable OS on a USB stick and I need to be absolutely certain that it can natively support this without ...
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cmd.exe being executed during boot cycle

I have a problem during the boot cycle. This problem started after the April 2015 Updates. I see a cmd box appearing, a cmd line appearing and before I can see what the command is the box disappears. ...
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Unable to Import BCD Backup Using CMD [on hold]

I am running windows 7 64bit. I have previously upgraded to win8 and downgraded back to win7 using windows own upgrade software. Had problems with my computer and attempted to rebuild the bcd using ...
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How do I force GRUB to keep video mode after switching to the OS?

I use GRUB as a bootloader for my custom OS. I want it to enter graphics mode for me so I don’t have to do it myself in my system. However, before GRUB passes the control to the OS, video mode is ...
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Windows 7 startup batch file hidden [duplicate]

I followed a guide to create a batch file so I can delay a program from starting up for a few seconds. (I didn't want to use a 3rd party tool) The thing is I don't want to see that cmd window for X ...
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Changing size of login pictures on Windows7 via authui.dll

Using resource Hacker and authui.dll there is a lot of documentation about how to change various parts of the W7 login screen. What I have so far failed to manage is to change the size of the user ...
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How to detect an LXC container system is ready?

I am attempting to start a LXC container and then run a command inside it. The problem is that even if the container is in RUNNING state, it has not completed all its boot. This produces trouble with ...
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Computer only turns on after many hours off/unplugged

I'm having a problem with my PC. My computer specs are: Mobo: Gigabyte GA H81M S2PV Proc: Intel Pentium G3220 Ram: 2x8GB 1333MHz Kingston (Passed on Mem86+) PSU: Corsair CX430 III HDD: Seagate ...
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kali linux boot issue

I have problem with booting Kali Linux. When the login form should appear, it gets stuck on black screen with underscore in top corner on the left. I tried to get to recovery mode to the console as a ...
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Toshiba Sattelite A200 won't turn on

I have a TOSHIBA Satellite A200-1S9, and it won't start up. When I push the power button, I hear CD/DVD drive, but nothing on display. When I remove RAM and PC starts then after I hear the CD/DVD ...
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Invalid partition table

Before getting this "invalid partition table!" warning, I successfully installed Debian and Ubuntu side by side. No problem, no boot warning, no mess with grub, everything ok. But yesterday I decided ...
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How to run a command a command as root on startup (Ubuntu)?

I'd like to run a bunch of commands automatically on boot with root on Ubuntu 12.04 (for instance a mount) I tried to put them in /etc/rc.local but didn't work. Thanks
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How to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
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How can I extract the Windows 8 OEM product key when I can't boot to Windows [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with preinstalled Windows 8, upgraded to Windows 8.1 which cannot boot now. I am able to get in recovery screen with an USB installation kit. In order to get the ...
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Computer boots up automatically when given power and screen shows no display?

I have a strange problem with my computer that I am building. I had to replace the original mobo (Asrock fatal1ty H97) due to compatibility issues (the system did boot up correctly with this mobo) , I ...
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How to package linux os on a hard disk for another computer?

I want to give my friend a hard disk with a Linux operating system for his/her unused computer. Using unetbootin, I tried to install a bootable iso on my hard disk in one small partition and then I ...
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Windows 8.1 freeze on startup - Dell Inspiron 15 (7537)

I have a huge problem. (Sorry for my english) The day befoe yesterday I had a Dell Update shown up on my taskbar, I approved it, it ran, and after that I could not turn my laptop on. When I try to ...
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BIOS hangs when SATA drive is attached, works with hotplug

The American Megatrends BIOS (latest version as of manufacturer) of a Shuttle XPC SH87R6 hangs at the very beginning (not even showing the CPU type) whenever a WD 3.0TB SATA harddisk is attached. It's ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 is unable to boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. It displays the following error on being turned on: "Internal hard disk drive not found and no bootable devices." So what can I do now? I tried but no success.
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Boot Micro PC remotely via WiFi

I have a Micro PC (Intel Atom Bay Trail T-CR Z3735F) and I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to wake it up remotely, whether through network (WoWLAN, PXE or so) or through some AC Power Failure ...
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Install Linux based Operating System on Old Computer With Slow DVD Drive

I currently have an old IBM ThinkPad, this laptop has 512mb ram and a Pentium III processor. I have decided to install Linux onto it, and the specific version of Linux I am going with is lxle, ...
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Fix BSOD error 0x7B without reinstallation

I recently upgraded my machine from a z87 platform to an X99 platform (specifically the Asus x99 Deluxe + 5930k), and when I went to transfer my old SSD containing Windows 7 Pro x64 to the new build, ...
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MacBook can not boot OS X Yosemite as it hangs

I have unsolved problem with my macbook. Once when my mac was alive, I've set rights to all data on mac HD for user 'system' to read-only. Also I do it for the groups 'wheel' and 'stuff'. Only one ...
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0M error writing file: 5 access is denied

I'm trying to write ISO on USB using dd command: dd if=evolution-64bit.iso od=\\.\f: bs=4M. I've launched cmd as Administrator, disabled my MSE anti-virus software, but it keeps telling me that Access ...
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Why is my Windows unbearably slow? [duplicate]

I use Windows since ever, sometimes Linux, sometimes OSX. Since Windows ME/2000 I have been having this major problem: I install a fresh copy of Windows, it boots fast as hell, everything goes ...
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Windows XP only boots when installation CD is in the drive

I have had a few problems with my PC lately. The most recent is that Windows XP will only completely boot if the XP installation CD is also in the drive. Without CD: PC boots until Windows XP ...
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What does it mean when a system boots into initramfs?

I copied kali Linux 32 bit onto a USB stick using Win32Diskimager and Universal USB Installer. On a Lenovo X200 it boots withoug problems. Both methods. (P8400, 8 GB RAM, HDD) Then I tried to boot ...
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Laptop boots to white screen

I own an XMG A522 laptop. Was working fine until now, but now it cannot boot. When I turn it on, I get a white screen (directly, there is no big XMG logo before) and I do not see any POST process, it ...
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run 2 instances of windows 8.1 as dual boot

I have windows 8.1 installed on my computer and I have a virus can I install windows 8.1 as dual boot so I can configure it before I replace the old windows 8.1?
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PC only turns on when it wants to

I think my PC is possessed; it only turns on when it wants to. ...Jokes aside, my PC is not turning on and the symptoms are very strange and, to some extent, apparently random. I need help ...
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Windows XP 32 logo keeps loading [duplicate]

this question is not new. But I'm not able to understand what people have suggested. can someone take the patience of explaining it in simple words to solve it. Pls.
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How do I boot from a SD card with grub?

I wanna boot from an SD card in my PC's internal SD card reader. Is it possible to boot from the SD card like from a Hard disk ? Is there a specific "command" or something like that? (e.g. hd)
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PC whirring sound, until physically touched (Video included)

When I turn on my PC, it starts making a whirring sound. This noise sometimes stops on its own after 15-30 minutes, but sometimes it doesn't until I physically touch it. Turn up your volume a bit if ...
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I have sandisk cruzer force 16Gb thumb drive for booting linux

I have a sandisk cruzer force 16Gb thumb drive that i want to use as a 'usb boot device' for an old laptop with no hard drive or windows recovery disk (IF it is possible). I have seen mention of ...
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Create a Windows bootable partition on external hard drive with multiple partitions (FAT32, MAC OS Extended, ExFAT) on a Mac

On my external hard drive, from Disk Utility, the 1st partition is FAT32, 2nd is Mac OS Extended, 3rd is ExFAT. I want to use the FAT32 partition to boot on another machine to install Windows on this ...
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Dell laptop repeated, rapid beeping after POST, no error message, restart loop

Yesterday my laptop was running okay. I started it up, restarted it again to refresh it from hibernation, then ran Windows Update (just security updates). After it restarted following the updates it ...
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OS X only boots from redundant installer: how to instruct to use internal drive

I installed OS X Mavericks on a external hard drive. This caused a problem I did not anticipate: I can no longer boot from the internal Yosemite installation. How can I instruct OSX to boot from my ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 stuck on boot screen

Today, my computer, a Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop running Windows 8.1 64-bit, stopped working. When I turn on my computer, it will display the Lenovo boot screen, and the rotating dots will rotate a while ...
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Which file is the boot critical file that is corrupt/damaged?

Trying to figure out which file needs to be repaired. Running windows x64 home premium I don't have a optical drive on the laptop, but have sub drives.windo The startup repair log says: Bugcheck ...
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Cannot load Windows 7 Starter on Acer Aspite One D270-1865

My AA1 started running erratically a few weeks ago. First the USB ports went dead. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. No luck. Then the machine started freezing. This happened about a ...