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 stuck in Automatic Repair boot loop - Proxmox VE

I installed Windows 8.1 64B in a VM on Proxmox-VE. It was running fine for a few days until it needed to be rebooted (updates). First I tried reinstalling the OS which worked, until it needed to be ...
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...
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Centos Flashing cursor on boot

I have installed centos 6 on my machine. I did changed file permissions in root recursively using below command. $ chmod -R 2750 / Now when I did logout, progress bar appeared and it didn't stop. ...
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How do I get a switch to refresh connections faster?

The process I'm using is as follows: Setup a repeated ping from one machine (that's already connected to the switch) to the IP address of a second machine. Plug the second machine (which is powered ...
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How can i remove bootup partition in my netbook?

I accidentally clicked the bootup partition while im making a partition on my hard drive. problem is my other partition was now corrupted due to OS issue. I want to remove it but im not sure how. Can ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1; Getting CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED

While booting my computer keeps showing the blue screen of death and the error message: CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED It reboots continually. I cannot get into the boot menu to try reinstalling ...
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Can I use DVD+R to install an OS?

I've been trying (since I have a pack of 100 DVD+Rs) to burn Windows 10 to one and install it on my laptop. However, whenever I try, it just boots as normal and doesn't consider the DVD ROM a boot ...
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Windows 8 Won't Boot After Update

Sorry if this is the wrong division of stack exchange. Anyway: Yesterday I did the Microsoft updates on my Lenovo IdeaCentre Windows 8 computer. When it rebooted though, the screen was just black. I ...
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What's wrong with this GRUB setup?

I have two hard disks. The first one contains both Windows and Ubuntu installations, but the first MBR boots to Windows and the second MBR boots, in theory, to Ubuntu. This worked fine until recently. ...
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Laptop cycle reboot at bios sata detection

I have the trouble on an Acer Aspire 5733. At boot, the bios shows the ACER Splash Screen and F2/F12 for setup/boot option, but it reboot before the bios detection ends. The only way to get out of the ...
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Error booting Windows 7 system: “<random name> is compressed / Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”

DZNRX is compressed Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart This computer has Windows 7 on it. The user called me to help him. I only know that this PC has Windows 7. I have not found any reference about ...
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Install Windows 8.1 image from backup (Acronis) to dual boot with Windows 7 (Currently Installed)

Here's "the road so far" My laptop came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. It had a GPT Partition Table, with recovery partions, etc on the hard disk. Made a backup of the entire HDD with Acronis True ...
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What Command do I type in : Edit Boot Options in Windows 8.1 to boot to bitdefender rescue usb?

What Command do I type in : Edit Boot Options in Windows 8.1 to boot to bitdefender rescue usb? I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE DATA, so I don't think the reinstall is an option. Hello All! Current: I have ...
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Unable to automatically select USB stick in BIOS for boot

This is a weird one: I would like to automatically boot my home server from USB (having recently installed ESXi on a USB drive), but the USB drive does not show up in the boot priority section of my ...
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Boot menu in Asus efi bios utility shows old boot entries

So I decided to reformat my computer today and I formatted my harddisk but when I went back into the bios/efi I found that it had entries to "Windows Boot Manager", "Linux Mint" and "grub". Even when ...
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Is it possible to restore a wiped MBR partition table on a machine that has not been rebooted?

While experimenting with how to fix this, I came across a suggestion to wipe the MBR, so I did. dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bsize=512 count=1 Whoops. No partition table. Yes, I have backups, but ...
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Bios stopped boot from usb

my pc is an ASUS RoG g750jx with dual boot : Debian Jessie and windows 8.1 , until yesterday everything was fine. Yesterday booting my pc it didn't display GRUB and directly booted to Windows,i ...
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What is the name of the screen that appears when the computer starts?

When our PC starts the company logo appears such as “SONY,” “DELL” etc… Just like the boot loaders, BIOS menu does this screen have a name?
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Windows 7 startup hangs if any usb attached or removed at the process

My friend has HP Probook 470 and he complained that sometimes it hangs during boot. I've got HP probook 450, after spending bunch of time I've found out that if you will attach or detach USB device ...
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Windows 10 Boot Issue

I recently installed windows 10 on a second partition of the hard drive on my laptop. As soon as a installed the NVidia drivers and restarted the computer, all that shows up is a black screen with the ...
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rEFInd loads to splash screen, no HDD activity

I've installed rEFInd manually on Windows as was described on the official guide. However, when I hit F12 as my computer boots up and select "rEFInd Boot Manager", it refuses to load it. Instead, it ...
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How to make a UEFI partition explained

I have a samsung np300ex, in the bios i have enable UEFI running Archlinux (3.17.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Oct 30 20:49:39 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux) i'm using syslinux as bootloader. I've never ...
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Laptop cannot boot to Samsung SSD

I have recently purchased a Lenovo Y50, I wanted to upgrade to a 1TB SSD. I bought this SSD, and used this software(Specifically for that task) to clone the drive. It cloned happily, but when I ...
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Can´t boot mcafee endpoint encryption partition

I have a notebook with Mcafee Endpoint Encryption on Windows 7. Yesterday, I made another partition and installed Ubuntu. But the notebook always boot to Ubuntu, instead of reconizing the partition ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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Grub “no such device” error does not correspond to config

GRUB is failing to boot. BIOS tries to boot the second hard drive first (in Legacy Mode, and the first hard drive is Windows) but this yields a no such device: cfb69400... error. The given id does ...
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Many chrome processes scheduled on windows startup

When going through my list of startup programs, I found that expanding chrome shows up a huge list of chrome processes! What is especially striking is that even while browsing there are only 10 ...
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Peripherals won't start

First off sorry for terrible grammar, I'm writing this from my phone. Anyway, I've had an interesting problem with my PC ever since I moved it to a different location around six months ago now. When ...
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Unable to mount X,X GB Volume

This issue occurs on x64 ubuntu 14. The volume is standard usb pendrive and an error look like this: Regards
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How to install extlinux as the bootloader

Of all the extlinux/syslinux document that I read, all say that to install extlinux as the bootloader, it is as simple as: extlinux --install /boot/extlinux However, I always feel that something ...
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Making a VDI image bootable for VirtualBox

I created a disk image of a Ubuntu (12.04) system by using dd if=/dev/sda6 of=xxx.img The VDI image was created by using vboxmanage clonehd xxx.img xxx.vdi --format VDI When I create a new VM ...
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Laptop not turning on after disabled the only boot device

I have a laptop which had problem to boot properly so that only splash screen was shown.. but windows wouldnt pop up or boot.. However i could enter BIOS and was trying to change some settings in hope ...
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Windows 8.1 Fast Startup Settings Not Working

I've had a problem with my Windows 8.1 OS Shutdown Settings. For the last few days, Hybrid Boot in Windows 8.1 is not working on my laptop. I googled and tried a lot of settings but none of them ...
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Computer doesnt work properly [closed]

My computer got harware failure last week.When i boot the pc sometime it doesnt boot the screen and also doesnt posting (beeping)(all fans and light ,that is inside, work fine),but after lot of ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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Boot Linux from a GPT disk using SYSLINUX

From Booting from GPT (rodsbooks.com/gdisk/booting.html), it says that both Grub & syslinux support booting Linux from a GPT disk. Anyone know how exactly can I use syslinux to boot Linux from a ...
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Black screen when install intel hd driver on windows 8.1 [closed]

Have anybody solve this issue? Look my situation: Firstly i have been using win 8.1 for month, and clearly worked. Some update was, and.... I turn on my laptop, that blue windows loading icon was ...
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Reinstall windows 7 without disk [duplicate]

I want to reinstall windows 7 on my machine. I read this from http://www.pcworld.com/article/2364269/how-to-reinstall-windows-like-a-pro.html Windows, it’s up to the PC manufacturer to provide a ...
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Lenovo Splash Screen Takes 25 Seconds to Load

I have switched out my original HDD for a new SSD which works nice, but since doing so, when I start up the machine in the morning, I see a black screen for about 25 seconds, and then I see the Lenovo ...
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Laptop not starting

I have a laptop custom built by PC Specialist. It was working fine. Yesterday I have changed the hard drive to a Samsung SSD and installed Windows 8.1 on it. Today it does not want to start at all, I ...
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Rufus nor any other software can fix my 16GB usb drive after using RUFUS

I wanted to make a bootable USB drive using rufus. I opened the program went with all the default options and I clicked start BUT what I forgot to do is to select an iso because I thought it would ...
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Vaio svd1321m2ew boot problems

Long story cut short, formatted the hard drive and removed all partitions to install the windows 10 preview thinking I'd use my genuine recovery disks to re-install after or the recovery USB I have ...
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Converting Laptop HDD to USB HDD and Booting Already Working Windows OS from USB HDD

I recently upgraded my HDD to an SSD. I would prefer for my work to have Linux on my SSD. However, I need to be able to boot windows as well. I already had a windows Installation on my HDD which I ...
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Boot setup option is being skipped, Windows launches right away

I'm trying to boot from a USB disk. When I restart my computer though, it skips the option of pressing F12 to choose boot device, and immediately launches Windows. How do I stop this happening?
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Remove bootmgr from second disk

I recently reinstalled windows 7 on ssd, but the installer put the boot files on hdd. Managed to fix this, with bcdedit and copy boot files to ssd. But now I have extra 'boot' folder and 'bootmgr' on ...
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How to restore the Windows MBR

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu dual-boot, and I can't restore the Windows 8.1 bootloader with EasyBCD. When I use EasyBCD it always says "Missing Operating ...
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Booting to USB drive loads my “broken” Windows 7?

Today my Win7 computer stopped booting. Yesterday it was fine. I determined that the master boot record was corrupt so I created a Win7 bootable USB drive and ran the startup repair utility and ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro Can't Boot

I have had Windows 8.1 for a while and all of a sudden I tried to boot my laptop and it had this screen: What can I do to fix this? I have tried to run both 64 bit and 32 bit installation discs of ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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No boot menu displayed when booting Windows XP [duplicate]

I have just installed Windows XP alongside Windows 7. Now I can't boot Windows 7 because it automatically boots Windows XP without displaying a boot menu. How do I fix this?