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 boot manager directly boots Windows 7 even though ubuntu is installed

I have a laptop with both win7 and ubuntu 14.4 installed. I had installed ubuntu via wubi and it was working fine for quite a few months. The windows boot manager showed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. ...
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Disabling PCIE_ASPM using UEFI without GRUB

I'm encountering issues with my wireless adapter (Intel AC7260) while running ElementaryOS Freya Beta 1. I've read that setting pcie_aspm=off has helped others before, and I would like to try this, ...
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Installing Windows 7 onto Laptop in UEFI

I want to install Windows 7 64-Bit onto my laptop's SSD, in UEFI. I have written a Windows 7 ISO onto a USB memory stick, using Rufus. This seems to have worked without errors. But when I try to boot ...
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My Acer laptop cannot boot after format? BOOTMGR is missing. How can I reinstall Windows and have my laptop boot again?

I have a dual boot: Windows 8 and Kali Linux. In the beginning I was trying to make a multiple boot USB, to install windows 7, 8, XP or whatever. And when I made this USB, I start trying to see if ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS - GRUB fails to install on a VM

I'm trying to install and run Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a VirtualBox for testing purposes. However, I can't even pass the installation process without errors, and it will fail to install the GRUB ...
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Encrypting a bootable (Windows Portable) USB drive

I know it's possible to install Windows on a USB flash drive and in theory any PC you plug it into will boot the said Windows install, provided Windows will have suitable drivers for the hardware. ...
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how to bring network up at boot time in ubuntu 14.0.4

I am write one shell script which execute on every boot, Script is as below. service lsyncd stop /etc/init.d/networking force-reload ifconfig eth0 > /home/sachin/status.txt old="0.0.0.0"; ...
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Can't boot past BIOS: Error sending End Of Post message to ME.

My Asus N53SV that was running Windows 8.1 stopped booting up and started giving me "Error sending End of Post Message to ME". As to my understanding it doesn't even boot up BIOS properly, because ...
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Last Windows 8 update removed Grub

I have a dual boot with Windows 8 and Fedora 20. Since 2 days ago, it worked well, but actually I rarely use W8. I booted briefly on it and it decided to install some updates, which made Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 Installer goes to black screen after logo

Well, as anyone that can see my previous questions knows, I am currently in the quest of putting windows 8.1 or 10 TP on my chromebook C710-2856. I finally managed to create a bootable windows 8.1 ...
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Error when trying to install windows 8 on new ssd while keeping old hdd with OEM OS

I have ASUS n550jk with OEM W8.1 and now I want to use my SSD (samsung 840EVO) in second HDD caddy instead of cd-rom. Well, since I want to keep warranty i need to keep my OEM working (I believe, so ...
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Windows 7 is taking too long to load

When I turn on my computer (Windows 7) the operating system is loading for 10 minutes. The following screen is displayed for the first 9 minutes: How do I fix this?
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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? (as opposed to DVD-R)

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 [on hold]

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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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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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 ...