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

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error: no such device … entering rescue mode … grub rescue

EDIT After trying out these instructions still not working: http://askubuntu.com/questions/88384/how-can-i-repair-grub-how-to-get-ubuntu-back-after-installing-windows The error during grub ...
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Windows is working fine but still booting into recovery partition on startup

I just did a factory reset of my computer using my Acer recovery disks. The reinstall of Windows 7 went buttery smooth, but afterwards, even though I am able use Windows just fine, everytime I boot up ...
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How to make one partition of a multiple partition usb flash drive bootable?

So I have a usb flash drive and I created two partitions on it and I wanted to make one partition of it bootable. I tried using rufus and burned an iso file on it but it made the whole usb bootable. ...
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Windows 8 sometimes stuck, sometimes can't boot with 0x000000e

PC keeps crashing in weird ways. Symptoms: I have a Windows 8 Box that sometimes (I suspect under heavy load) get stuck, but in a weird way - PC unresponsive, but I can (most of the times, sometimes ...
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How do I boot from a different disk?

I have a working Debian installation. It boots from /sda using GRUB2, with the root partition on sda1. Its a standard install, nothing strange. I've added a 16GB mSATA device which appears as sdc. I ...
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How to boot a Surface Pro 3 off a USB Drive

I have a Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 installed upon it. I'm trying to set it up to Dual-Boot to the Windows 10 Technial P following some instructions I found on Windows Central. I have downloaded ...
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Why does a file placed in windows startup folder not execute the file each time I start my system ?

I have a file on Windows 8.1 in the following location: C:\Users\Ciaran\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup I want a file that I've put into this location to run each ...
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Upgrading Acer Aspire 5750G with SSD only boots a single time

I'm currently trying to upgrade the HDD in an Acer Aspire 5750G with a SSD. Unfortunately I have a weird problem which I've never experienced in the past (doing SSD upgrades): I'm cloning the HDD to ...
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How to add Windows to grub?

The following is the list that I got when I executed the command sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sdc: 120.0 Gb, 120034123776 bytes Id disk: 0x975e4baf /dev/sdc1 * 2048 206847 102400 17 ...
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Clone Failed: Checked Win7 in USB tray: but now no drive letters. Nothing

BSoD Windows 7 exists but is Invisible. I had done a re-size partition with EaseUS to do a clone. So, I am drowning in dozens/hundreds of web pages I have listed trying to fix this (I am not ...
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Windows booting in the old version…everytime and then fixing itself (repeatedly)

I installed windows 8 on my computer - previously windows 7. Now on starting bios starts then a black screen headed "boot manager" which states that something has changed with my computer and do I ...
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Linux - how to force the operating system doesnt go into maintenance mode

Is there any way to prevent or force a Linux System doesnt go into into maintenance mode when there is a system problem?. Example: In this case was for file integrity. Another opcion is if exist any ...
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Apparent ten second delay feature, for own startup items, in Windows 8.1

On Windows 8.1, Have some app on your desktop, say TestApp. Make a shortcut. Windows+R, type "shell:Common Startup", Drag that shortcut in to the "Start-up" area you now see. (NOTE: if you now go ...
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How to tell if it's either the CPU or the Motherboard that is bad?

I have an Acer 5536 laptop that won't boot. I've already tested the memory modules and the hard drive and both are ok. The problem is that I don't know how to tell which one is the problem: the CPU or ...
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After press the “power button”, the computer turn the fans and not boot up

My computer is not booting up all the time. Sometimes it will, but then freezes, but most of the time it will just turn the fans on and not boot up. I discover that if I press the reboot button, the ...
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Cannot boot to old hard drive after installing SSD and Windows

I purchased an SSD and replaced the hard drive in my HP laptop. I then took the old HDD and installed it onto a caddy to my CD drive. When first booting up, my computer was able to recognize the ...
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How do I disable digital signature checking for Windows 8.1 EFI files?

I'm trying to patch my bootmgfw.efi file to change the background color of the BitLocker password prompt and other Windows bootup screens. I found the values to search for and replace for the color ...
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Change Windows to different EFI partition

So I recently had to reinstall Windows on my dual-boot system after an unsuccessful change to different SSD for my Windows install. I have OpenSUSE on sda and Windows on sdd. My sda drive has a 156 MB ...
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Toshiba Satellite E45t Stuck on Initial Splash Screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 laptop which won't get past the Toshiba Leading Innovation screen. Yesterday I used it until the battery drained out completely, then I plugged it in and powered ...
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How do I get data off a hard drive that wont boot up?

I have 2 of the same computer laptops. Toshiba Satellite A105-S4384 Computers with windows XP svs pac 3. My original ones hard drive is corrupted. Wont even come up in safe mode. There is lots of data ...
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Can't boot from USB on MacBook Pro Retina

I downloaded the latest i386 netinst iso for Debian Jessie and have followed these instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx However, when I press alt/option ...
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How to install Windows 8 after Linux with UEFI

I have an Asus Zenbook UX32LN with Linux Mint installed on the whole 256GB SSD. How do I install Windows 8 alongside Linux ? The first step is of course to make a new big-enough partition for Windows ...
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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 [on hold]

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 ...