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

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Dell Inspiron 5420 fails to start; only shows black screen

My Dell Inspiron 5420 laptop turns on but the screen remains black. The fan is running. Yesterday it showed Dell logo once. I thought it was OK and restarted it, however the same problem persisted. It ...
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Ubuntu Installer does not recognize hard disk

I am still struggling to install Ubuntu 14.10 on my Odys Windesk X10 tablet. I have compiled my own grub, to work around the 32bit UEFI firmware of the device and I'm using an external Wifi dongle and ...
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1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps

I was trying to replace a faulty DVD drive in my pc. I changed it and now when I boot I get 1 long beep and 3 short beeps. There seems to be conflicting information on what this means. I have tried ...
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Computer will not boot / hardware malfunctions after replacing graphics card

The current problem: my computer will not boot. Each time there are different issues but the common factor is that it never gets in to Windows 7. The most common problem is that, about 30 seconds ...
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How to repair corrupt DLL in laptop that won't boot

My laptop (Acer Aspire M5-581TG, Windows 8.1 x64) had some bad sectors which I recovered by doing chkdsk /R. This showed that C:\Windows\system32\d3d11.dll had the bad sectors in it, so I renamed that ...
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Can't load a win 8 boot from BIOS after Hard disk stuck (New is plugged)

During my PC work (Surfing and playing some video) My PC stacked and restarted is self I bought a new Hard disk (I thought my old hard disk died) connect it like the last one was connected) set from ...
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How to boot bootable ISO with PXE?

I have DHCP/TFTP/Syslinux installed on my computer in the LAN. With it I can boot any images on any other LAN computers, including diskless, for example, Memtest86+ and it works. Also I have some ...
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Computer Randomly Keeled Over

Ok, so my computer will not boot Windows 7. I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14, where I had to click enter on Ubuntu's Boot Menu (In Grub) to get to Windows 7. I turned on my computer on the ...
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Cannot boot windows 8 from SSD

part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/k7z2Bm My SSD is listed in the windows 8 installation setup when I attempt to install (although the 3TB spinner seems to have 2 unallocated sectors for some ...
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My explorer.exe not function when starts [on hold]

Many errors I hv seen of my log-in black screen laptop. Money Run Time Error,'Fun Nest Win 2014 8B5CA3017D7F,explorer's application errors and else What is the main problem causes this? Can someone ...
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Why can't I boot off a USB device on my new PC without getting an error message?

I have just built a PC and am trying to reinstall windows 7 ultimate after it installed in a corrupted state. Basically I was having a problem that was shown in this thread but I was unable to access ...
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What is CSM option

What is the CSM option in BIOS? If I can't boot into Windows any more, is it because CSM is disabled? Would an ASUS K55 come with this option diabled?
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Win7 pro-64 system wont boot, gets BSOD STOP: 0x0000007b

2 partitions: 100Mb partition is active, large partition is not, problem started after installing Acronis8 have tried startup repair and chkdsk is OK have bootable sys repair disk but do not have ...
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Computer shorts/stops booting HDD is connected, boots to bios without HDD

I have P6T Workstation Pro motherboard. I have problems setting it up especially connecting hard drives. Without any hard drive connected it boots to BIOS alright but when I connect a hard drive the ...
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Boot FAIL with reinstall

Some months ago I was trying to install Ubuntu, but there were some problems with GRUB. It would not appear while loading. 2 weeks ago I installed Windows 10. After 3 days I did not like it, and ...
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How can I find 64 bit kernel for arch

Hey I downloaded 64 bit arch iso image file and I installed it on VMware but arch doesn't boot with the problem that the kernel needs x86-64 CPU, but only detected i686 CPU. My CPU is 64 bit i7 and I ...
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All USB Ports Stopped Working

This is a desktop question using Win7x64 OS. I was doing a gfx (AMD) driver update after using the AMD Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall when asked to restart doing so all the usb ports stopped ...
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Reverse USB Boot Options

For work purposes, I had to change my Windows 7 boot options to boot from a USB drive. It has been a while since I've used it. How do I change it back?
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file is too large to copy on 8 giga USB Mass Storage Device

I am trying to copy a boot win 8 iso file (4.50 giga) on my USB Mass Storage Device with 8 giga free space and it says the file is too large? so is it possible?
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Grub2 not bootable

I replaced the internal HDD of my Lenovo Z570 by an SSD drive. Then I put the HDD in an external case and tried to boot it over usb; but the BIOS of my PC does not recognize it as bootable and just ...
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Crashing after sleep/hibernate/suspend on multiple OS

Custom-built desktop, running windows 7 64-bit SP1, Intel i7-2700k CPU, 8 GB RAM Since I first started using this machine it sometimes crashes to a bluescreen and has always had trouble booting up. ...
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Windows 8 Unsigned Drivers on Bootcamp

I need to install an unsigned driver on my Windows 8.1 BootCamp partition, but it disables that by default. If I edit the boot options in the advanced options, then my mouse and keyboard (I've tried ...
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“Bootable HDD not found” when trying to encrypt with Diskcryptor

I am getting this error when trying to encrypt a Windows mirrored volume. This is on a clean install of Windows 8.1 64bit. I made sure to install it in BIOS mode (not UEFI). The diskcryptor ...
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USB stick boot up won't work. Again [on hold]

I am planning to wipe my laptop and I am using a Ubuntu Live USB. However, my USB won't show in my boot list. Not even in BIOS setup. I need a way to fix it. Should I continue this way or use a ...
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Windows Vista Installation constantly fails

I wanted to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows Vista. I backed up all my files to another partition, and then I proceeded to install the update. The first time I tried, I received this error "Can not ...
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none of the f-keys work to get into boot menu or bios

I have a lenovo V570. I had a dual boot of ubuntu/windows8 using GRUB. I happened to mess up my ubuntu system and the ubuntu option has disappeared from the GRUB menu. I still have the ubuntu flash ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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Install zeroshell from usb error “Waiting for root device /dev/sr0”

I'm using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 to burn Zeroshell to an usb disk and boot from this usb, I see this error when I boot from this usb. How do I resolve this error? Here is the screen boot: ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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HP desktop PC stuck at “Loading boot menu” or “Loading setup”

HP Pavilion desktop PC with Samsung 840 SSD (and original hard drive as D:), Win7 64-bit. PC is normally left on all the time. Tonight, went to PC and both monitors were dark while power was on; ...
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Does msconfig's boot setting show for Windows Bootloader entries?

I noticed on msconfig a boot tab. Currently, it has just one entry--Windows 8.1. If I were to dual boot Ubuntu into the computer, and use Windows Bootloader as my bootloader instead of GRUB, using ...
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UEFI strange behavior

Hi have a toshiba Satellite L50-A1-D6, with the latest (14/11/2014) bios update. I have removed windows8, completely formatted the HD ( in GPT ) and installed Linux (Ubuntu but this is not really ...
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new ssd boot failure

I recently bought a samsung evo 840 ssd and installed it in my asus n750jv in the free hd slot. So i have now two HD in my pc. I still have my original drive in it with my old os installed on it, ...
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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 on another partition on the same drive. During boot, via GRUB, I select which one I want to load. Recently, I upgraded my HDD to SSD. I ...
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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 OSes on 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 ...