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

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Can't boot kali linux under grub2 (usb flash)

I split usb flash to three part: | For DATA | For Kali Linux | Persistence | Then i'm install grub on /dev/sdb2: sudo grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt/linux /dev/sdb Write ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Asus X550Z?

This laptoop has UEFI. I've removed Windows, I created bios-boot partition, turn off safe boot, used Boot-Repair and it doesn't not help.
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Windows 10 does not boot (Maybe isn't considered as OS?)

I have a problem with booting Windows 10. I use Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 and first I instantly got back to GRUB when selecting Windows 10 then I booted from Windows 10 installer media and ran ...
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Cannot boot Elementary OS Freya after installation on a former Windows netbook

Asus X200MA, used to have Windows 8.1 preinstalled (with UEFI). I deleted all the partitions and installed elementary OS. Now, without USB stick plugged in, the computer has no boot options (none ...
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Cloning boot ssd to a larger one

I currently have a 60gb Kingston ssdNow V300 boot drive in my desktop (windows 7). over the years it has been getting fuller and fuller and right now I got like 800mb left on it. I am afraid this ...
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Recover data from formatted harddrive

I had a dual boot machine with Windows 8 and Deepin linux on it. Last week I removed WIndows 8 and installed windows 8.1. After installing Windows 8.1 grub was removed. I followed How can I repair ...
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How can I restore my Windows system after the PC is booted into DOS from USB drive?

My PC with Windows Vista failed to boot. The screen showed that the boot device was not found. I think the boot area of the hard drive was damaged. Then I created a boot USB drive with DOS system, and ...
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Dell Optiplex 380 Hard Drive Issue

I used to use pc a few years ago that had windows XP installed on it (SATA hard drive). Lets call this hard drive Hard-1. I got a Dell Optiplex 380 recently. This has also come with a SATA hard ...
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Can't install deepin os

i'm trying to dual-boot windows 10 and deepin-os I have deepin-OS 2014.3.i made a boot able flash drive (8GB) and boot from the flash drive then a screen came up says to choose the language i click on ...
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How did my “Boot Device Not Found” error resolve itself?

This morning, I turned on my computer and got the "Boot Device Not Found" error. I restarted the PC a couple of times, but the error persisted. I finally restarted the computer and booted off of the ...
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Cloning system nightmare with windows 8.1

I am running windows 8.1 that was initially a windows 8 OEM from a asus Q501L laptop. I first used macrium reflect and then acronis true image to fully clone my current hard drive onto an SSD. Both ...
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Can a windows computer turn itself on/off automatically although it was switched off

A colleague claims that his private computer with Windows 8 at home has synched bookmark information with his windows phone and downloaded Windows updates during his holiday although it was switched ...
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Can't install Kali Linux from USB, fails to find CD-ROM drive

I successfully made a live USB of the Kali Linux. When I boot from the USB it gives an option to install. I clicked on that option. At one point it was detecting and mounting CD-ROM drives. As I have ...
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Fresh LXLE 14 install stuck at initramfs prompt on boot

I'm trying to get lxle working on my laptop, next to arch and windows with refind for bootloading. I'm not fresh out of the water in terms of understanding and experimentation and such, but hardly an ...
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Late/early CPU initialization

Just finished building my computer today and I have run into a problem.... When I boot up my computer I get a black screen for around 2 mins and the debug LED reads 63 to 67. Once the BIOS screen ...
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Installing Yosemite On Hackintosh - Wont Boot From USB [on hold]

I have been trying to install Yosemite on the hackintosh that I purchased and put together a few days ago. I have Windows installed on one hard drive and want to install OS X on the other (Of 2) hard ...
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Toshiba satelite laptop takes too long to boot

I have a Toshiba Satelite C850 (it's close to 2 years since I bought it) and it started some weird behaviour a week ago. When I start it up it takes too long to show the "Starting Windows" screen. ...
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How to convert a bootable usb to a bootable microSD card

I just got a recovery flash drive for my tablet containing its OEM version of Windows 8.1. There is only one problem... The power input is located too close to the 1 and only usb port. The system ...
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After installing August 2015 updates, Windows 10 endless loop - light blue BSOD “BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO” - that cannot be repaired, reverted, or reset

I made a dumb decision and opted to accept Microsoft's offer to upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 "for free," which is only true if you don't consider your time or ability to start your PC ...
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Only one entry in Boot Device Priority menu

Some background info I've been using this laptop (Samsung Ativbook2) since late 2013 and it came with Win8. When the laptop first came in, you could see bootable devices in advanced startup menu ...
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How to overwrite 0 sector under Windows XP?

Is there any built in Windows XP command or other utility which will let me overwrite sector 0, so the OS will be non-bootable?
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Linux boot blocked

Good evening, I'm trying to install a faxserver using Hylafax on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 . After install and configuring hylafax-server I've tried to send a fax without success, I decided to turn off ...
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HP Envy dv6 7206tx Boot loop after Factory reset

Yesterday I used my recovery disk to factory reset my laptop. The installation process was successful. After all files and hp softwares are installed into laptop it restarts. From that point it stuck ...
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Computer won't turn on after Shutdown without turning off the power supply for a minute

In the past month, for some unknown reason everything in my PC started to fail one by one. From CPU to hard disk. In the end of replacements and buying new ones, I have this: MSI 970A-G46 (new) AMD ...
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do fixmbr and fixboot change the list of oper. systems on start?

I have added new components in my computer and now I cannot start window 7, but I can Ubuntu, system repair cannot fix the problem. Then I read this I want to try these commands: bootrec /fixmbr ...
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Windows 10 Not Booting due to Boot Device not found

I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 successfully. I think I made a mistake of formatting the old Window 8.1 recovery partition (which was not needed anymore). This was done via the Disk ...
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is there any way to completely avoid boot problems when multi booting [on hold]

I myself always wondering that there should be a way for multibooting that no booting problems occur. Assume that I have this HardDrive: Partition1 C Primary 200GB Partition2 D ...
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Hard disk not working

I have a 500GB Hitachi Hard disk which is failing. It sometimes detects in bios and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it also works maybe for 10-20 min then it stops working and I get a BSOD saying ...
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GRUB multibootloader issues, Kali Linux

I am having a massive amount of trouble getting GRUB to setup multi-boot on my computer, I have 3 seperate drives, one with Windows 8.1, one with Kali Linux and one with OS X Install which is ...
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PC won't boot with more than one monitor plugged in, but once booted, works perfectly with multiple monitors

So my graphics card is an asus nvidia geforce gtx 750ti, and works perfectly with multiple screens. The problem is that the computer will not boot with more than one monitor plugged in, but after it ...
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GRUB2 load other Truecrypt disk with rescue disk

I am trying to automaticly load my Windows encrypted partition with a keyfile from my GRUB2 but my Windows is on another disk. My layout at the moment looks like this NAME MAJ:MIN RM ...
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“A disk read error has occurred” after partitioning

I used MiniTool partition wizard to resize my C:\ drive. In order to do this, my computer had to restart. It did the boot-time partition, then restarted again, and I faced the error "A disk read error ...
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Monitor Showing White Lines after Removing RAM

I had 2 2GB RAM sticks I took out of my computer because I borrowed them from somebody else. So I took them out, and replaced them with 2 512MB ram sticks (these were originally in those slots). I ...
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Fedora 22, Boot Order

I cannot get Fedora (22) to boot from a USB. It has Ubuntu on it and I've decided do most of my dev stuff on there to avoid compatibility issues between my desktop (Windows) and my laptop (Fedora). I ...
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Encrypt hard disks with VeraCrypt in a mixed Windows / Linux system

My system is a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows PC. I installed several hard disks: Two SSDs (one for Windows 7 Pro, one for Kubuntu 15.04) and some conventional disks for data. Currently the Linux disk ...
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How to create hybrid live USB

I have a laptop running stock UEFI and Windows 8.1. I want to create a bootable live linux USB stick that can be used to boot either my older BIOS system or my newer UEFI system. I am ok with having ...
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launchd equivalent for Windows?

Using launchd on OS X, I can make commands/programs run at boot with launchctl in the CLI, so for example: launchctl submit -l someName touch /usr/local/someFile Would create someFile in /usr/local ...
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Windows 7 check if bootloader is working without rebooting

My setup was win xp on main partition and win7 on the extended. Win7 was installed after win xp. The active partition is the win xp one, therefore the win7 bootmgr is located in D:\Boot. D being the ...
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Test Clonezilla image recovery

I have successfully created a backup image of my laptop's hard drive using CloneZilla. Before making system changes I want to verify that the backup is fully restorable and can be booted from. I have ...
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Laptop won't work if it is cold or uses too much power

I have a problem that my computer won't even boot if it's not hot enough or if my graphics card is not underclocked. I decided to check inside for visible broken components, clean dust, replace ...
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Change Supermicro boot graphic

I'm trying to to change the Supermicro bmi boot graphic. Everything on Google keeps bringing up stuff for Windows (I have a Mac) or the websites don't exist. I want to change this: Any help would ...
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Accidentally formatted directly Drive C:. Unable to detect partition while formatting

I accidentally formatted both Drive C: (which operating system is installed) as well as Drive D: (total of 2 partitions) I an now trying to format my machine and now, unable to detect my internal ...
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I want to boot windows7 x64 with AHCI, but the BIOS does not even try

I just discovered, that BIOS was not in AHCI mode, and that's why my newly bought SSD was at low speeds. I installed a Linux on the SSD, it works perfectly in AHCI mode. Now my problem that if I want ...
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Install OS X: USB bootable, launch path not accessible

I am trying to downgrade a MacBook from Yosemite to Mavericks, I have created a bootable USB with Mavericks, i restarted and boot from the USB, when i select "Install OS X" and click "Continue" it ...
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asus-n551jk install windows boot loader on the hhd instead on ssd

I removed the dvd-rw and put in it's place the original hdd, and in the original place of the hdd I put the ssd. I tried to install windows on the ssd, but the bootlaoder for some reason always get ...
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Custom Build PC, Windows Boots Inconsistently/Intermittent Video Signal On Boot

My friend and I built a new machine together a few months. The rig has the following specs: Motherboard: ASROCK Fatal1ty X99M Killer CPU: Intel i7 RAM: 16GB, 2x 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400 ...
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Old Sony Vaio desktop. Keyboard and Monitor will not function when started

I have a Sony Vaio desktop, Model# PCV-C21L. It originally ran Windows XP but I installed a copy of Windows 10 technical preview that I burned. It ran beautifully until I switched the monitor. Now ...
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Windows - Automatic log-in, then log off after first log-in only

My current understanding is that when you log in, selected startup programs start to load. These do not start loading until you log in. Even with an SSD, having multiple programs run at boot requires ...
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May RAM failure made no beep?

Several days ago, I added some more RAM to my PC (4x2 to 4x2+2x2) from my old PC. They worked before, i never had any problem with those modules. My motherboard supports up to 16gb on 1066MHZ, and ...
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Install Windows 10 from USB to new drive fails boot

I have a laptop that came with a non-SSD drive that I have Windows 10 on. I am trying to create an installation on an SSD drive for this same machine (to eventually use as the primary boot drive--I ...