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 Laptop does not boot, but beeps

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. I had it for over a year now. I never had any issues with it. In fact, I used it till 1 AM last night, before going to bed. No issues, this morning I tried switching ...
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No option to boot from USB drive

I want to install Windows 8.1 from USB drive but, There is no option to boot from USB drive in the boot menu on my Dell Inspiron 15 3521.
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Ubuntu Installer not working after installed

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Dekstop amd64 installer. I installed the OS on my Lenovo Ideapad Y50 notebook. Later I decided that I want to wipe all the data on the computer and I want to install a fresh ...
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Formatting boot hard drive for Windows Vista from Windows 7

My 1TB hard drive is failing. I'm guessing that some of the Windows Vista are on bad sectors as the PC is not booting. (Hangs when reading files for Safe Mode). I bought a 2TB hard drive. I want ...
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Stuck at Windows 8.1 boot menu when having multiple boot configurations

I've added a boot configuration that has HyperVisor disabled (see this). I called it "No HyperVisor" and made it the default. The timer is set to 5 seconds. However, when I boot my machine, I see the ...
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Restore MBR on a Toshiba Satellite Click Mini laptop with Windows 8 after uninstalling Debian 8 using EasyBCD

The Toshiba Satellite Click Mini is a special computer, it doesn't have any CD/DVD drive and the BIOS is special and very limited, it looks like this: When I select "Enter Setup" I have a menu like ...
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Can't boot from CD-ROM

I have resized a VMware Fusion disk but the partition has not been resized. I need to do a very simple thing: boot from the CD-ROM to expand the partition. But when I boot from the CD-ROM these are ...
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BOOTMGR not found

I had to force shut down my computer twice today because it froze for an unknown reason. The first time I tried starting the PC again worked out but now I get the following error message every time I ...
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Unable to enter UEFI with on boot (With F2/F12)

Symtom is somewhat like this. BIOS is broken (?) I can still enter UEFI Setup using efibootmgr -n on Linux, however press F2 according to what shown on the screen does nothing. Same for F12 (that is ...
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Why does Windows keep resetting BCDEdits

I have this Windows 7 machine. System Reserve is C: and main partition with OS files is D:. I used BCDEdit to set {default} from the C: to the D: rebooted 3 times and no issues. A day latter it got ...
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Unhibernate Windows w/o direct access

I attempted to repair my boot partition with boot-repair yesterday, which worked, except that partition I have Windows 8.1 on is hibernated. As of now, I am still unable to boot my computer to ...
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Sony Vaio laptop not recovering from hibernate

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop, model VGN C2S. It has an Intel Core 2 processor, 3GB of RAM and Windows 7 Ultimate N. The laptop works perfectly until it is put onto hybernation mode. Upon pressing the ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu

EDIT: The problem is due partitioning, most of the following might've not influenced the outcome. I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't ...
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Self-created VHD image file won't boot in VirtualBox

I've got an old small form factor PC (x86). It boots from a CF card. I'd like to develop software for it but I don't want to use it for debugging since I might brick it. This is why I've tried ...
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How to boot windows cd in grub? [on hold]

I've installed Linux on my PC and when I try to put a bootable CD with windows, don't work and I put first in the bios setup in boot order and not appear as a bootable CD and appear grub! And when I ...
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Cloned disk isn't bootable

I have a Macbook Pro which has a Windows installation on one of the partitions. I bought a new desktop with a new SSD and wanted my Windows install from my Macbook on the new SSD. So I cloned the ...
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Windows reboot, possible BSOD

Hi I'm having some trouble with a computer that reboots. I haven't seen the bsod myself but user has said it bsoded butt every time when I've gotten to the computer it has already rebooted and is ...
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BIOS only allows UEFI No Legacy Option

Laptop: Lenova Yoga 2.11 I am running Windows 10 Build 10041. I have bought a new copy of Win 8.1, which I want to clean instal. However, my BIOS has no option to change from UEFI to Legacy so that I ...
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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? [on hold]

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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BIOS does not manage the 2 * 2Go RAM [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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 [closed]

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 [on hold]

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 ...