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

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Booting win8 install iso with isolinux and grub

Can someone please help? I've been googling for hours now and I can't figure out why I can't boot the win8 install disc iso from my isolinux boot usb. I can boot winpe 64bit with the following label ...
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Linux Mint stuck at splash screen

My problem is simple. I try to boot Linux mint 17 through grub (dual booted with win7), and it freezes at the mint logo splash screen. I've read a couple things on this but the all suggest executing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : new Graphic card slower boot

I installed a GeForce GTX 650 on my desktop but since then when my PC boots it stays on the BIOS approximately 30 seconds. Before it was only 2 seconds and I don't know why. Maybe I read that I need ...
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Can't access Boot Camp partition on Macbook Pro after removing Ubuntu

Up until several weeks ago on my Macbook Pro (mid 2012) I could switch with no problems between OS X, Ubuntu and Windows 7 (installed through Boot Camp) using rEFInd. Then I decided to remove the ...
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Set cloned drive letter to C

I want to switch my laptop HDD from the current 640GB device to a new 480 SSD HDD. So I've shrinked and cloned my windows partition to the new disk; 100MB boot partition too I've also set up the MBR ...
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How do I get GRUB2 to boot to cloned Windows 8 disk?

I have a system up and running with Ubuntu and Windows 8 using GRUB2. I cloned the Windows partition to a new SSD with sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdc1. I partitioned the second SSD the same as the ...
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Windows 8.1 Installation: device removal and restart

I'm doing a windows 8.1 clean installation. It was purchased as download from the Microsoft Store and written to and booted from a USB flash drive. The installation creates hard drive partitions, ...
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Intermittent ATA (read fpdma queued) errors and SMART errors in Ubuntu - Power supply or motherboard? [on hold]

Hardware: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P (6 SATA3 connections) 2 1TB WD Green HDs, 2 3TB WD Blue 450W power supply (cheapy that came with the case) Software: Ubuntu 14.04.1 running kvm/qemu ...
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How to boot Solaris from network (using Windows 7)

Currently I have a single Board Computer: Themis USPIIe-USB™ 6U VMEbus computer board based on the Sun® Microsystems 550-MHz and 650-MHz 64-bit UltraSPARC® processors. Currently it boots from an ...
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Getting Dual-boot to work on (non?) UEFI system.

This is the first time I'm working on a Laptop with UEFI so bear with me. I'm gonna bullet-point this to make it quick: HP Envy 6 Windows 7 Preinstalled Default BIOS setting: Legacy Support - ...
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windows 8 verifying dmi pool data…disk boot failure [on hold]

I use Windows 8 (32-bit). Whenever I leave the system unattended, it gets stuck and ends up with a black screen with this message: "Verifying dmi pool data..boot from CD/DVD...disk boot failure..." ...
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USB recovery: error 0xc000000f

I'm trying to reinstall Windows on my Surface Pro 3 with a USB recovery drive. I have downloaded the required files from the Microsoft website ...
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Virtualbox: Windows 7 raw disk guest on Linux suddently boots stop 7b

I spend most of my time in Linux, but for as rarely as I use Windows I load my dual-boot partition in Virtualbox 4.3.20 via raw disk access. I've set this up on a few machines and I've been using this ...
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Windows 10 TP UEFI requirements?

Some documentation indicates that Windows 7 can be "upgraded to" (replaced by) Win 10TP. Other documentation says the hardware requirements for Win 10TP are the same as for Win 8. My understanding is ...
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Installing windows from USB goes to black screen [on hold]

I am currently using Windows 8.1. But for the recent times my PC was really laggy. So i decided to Re install OS again. I had to do it with a USB. So i downloaded the .iso file,made the USB bootable ...
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Can't install windows 7 (no windows splash screen is showing up)

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP on my PC. I wanted to check out Windows 7 but I have a problem. Namely, when I boot with my usb stick no windows 7 screen is showing up. Instead, it boots like ...
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grub-mkconfig generating a shell script instead of grub.cfg

I had some problems with Ubuntu installation, I couldn't install GRUB, so I installed syslinux. Syslinux also had some problems with booting, so I just downloaded and burned super-grub2-disk and ...
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Installing a linux distro directly from an iso on hard disk, with windows 8.1 installed?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu directly from the iso image I downloaded, without burning it to a DVD or flashdrive, following instructions from this article (I have Windows 8.1 installed). This involves ...
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How to show boot messages instead of logo animations in Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to see boot messages on Windows boot instead of logo animations? Like it happens with Linux boot. I want to know what is happening if boot hangs.
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Asus uefi bios is not detecting the bootable disk

i bought a new asus b85mg mobo and processor for my new build ... but i used my old hard drive, so that i dont have to backup my files or add a new os to it .. but after a sudden restart .. the ...
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Forget previous employers domain

How can I get my laptop to forget the domain of my previous employer? This user account seems to be running some sort of batch file (which I can't find) to connect up to network drives and printers ...
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Reboot into another OS

I have a laptop with more than one OS. Is there any command by which I can shut down current OS and boot into another OS? windows->Ubuntu and vice versa thank you
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Linux stuck on booting automatically in x seconds

I've recently found an old HP Mini of mine, and its hard drive was on its last legs. I decided to replace the HDD (Win 7) with an SD card running Ubuntu. The problem is, whenever I start the ...
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Dual boot Win 8 how to upgrade Mate 14 to Cinnamon 17

I currently have a Dual Boot Windows 8.1 with Mint Mate 14, on a generic machine. I want to upgrade to Cinnamon 17.1, keeping the dual boot. I am somewhat of a newbie and need very specific ...
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How can I erase a 250gb external usb drive with linux partedmagic boot cd

I run a dual boot of windows 7 and xp on Dell Optiplex 280 with a Pentium 4 mobo, a CPU of 3 Ghz and 2GB ram. My question is "How do I use the ERASER TOOL in Linux Partedmagic Boot Cd to completely ...
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Debian and Win 8.1 Dual Boot (Separate HDD)

Im trying to install Debian on my new laptop. I have a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Windows is on the SSD, and i want to install debian on the other drive. My problem is, when i install debian, i put the ...
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Losing boot files on restart

Here's my case, I'v got Acer V5-573G, 100GB SSD, 1TB SSHD, I'v installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.01 on SSD disc. It was all perfect untill one day i restarted computer and i saw on screen "NO ...
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Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P motherboard won't start without second RAM module

I have following config: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P motherboard Intel Core i7-3770 CPU Kingston 2x8GB RAM (KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G) Crucial M500 256 GB SSD RAM modules are inserted in 1st (called DDR3_1) ...
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My computer isn't starting anymore

My computer isn't booting anymore from when an additional fan was put in the internal side of the removable panel of the case: in the majority of the cases, it blocks in the ASUS presentation screen, ...
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ThinkPad X220i appears to power on but won't start - no BIOS or beeps

I have a ThinkPad X220i laptop here (4-5 years old, out of warranty) that won't power on any more. Looking for any tips to get to the cause and repair it. The problem: When you press the power button ...
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Automatically start a computer when power turns on

I installed Ubuntu on an old laptop (Lenovo T400) that I now use as a home server, running 24/7. I live in an area where long power outages are quite common, so if the power goes off there's a good ...
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Prevent auto-start up of application that doesn't have a native setting to disable it

I install some software for my printer. The problem is that is that is auto starts with my computer. I checked the application settings but it doesn't have a way to disable it. Is there another way I ...
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Computer won't boot after removing the SSD and putting it back in

Hello I had to remove my SSD last night and when I came to put it back in this morning and boot up it wouldn't ,I changed the boot order and set SSD first and now I can't do , my computer literally ...
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Cannot boot onto any OS after deleting Linux partition on UEFI system

Today, I decided to delete Ubuntu 14.10 from my computer. Everything was OK, I had created the USB recovery drive of Windows 8.1. After formating the Linux, I restarted. Sadly, I forgot to delete the ...
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Can't boot to the original windows 8.1

After purchasing an SSD, I decided to install Windows 8.1 on it. I originally had Windows 8.1 on my Western Digital Hard drive. But now, I cannot boot to it and there is no option to select an ...
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How to boot from DVD Lenovo W540

I have a Lenovo W540 laptop currently running windows 8.1. I have burned an ISO image of a linux-based OS onto a DVD-R using the Mastered burn type (not live file system). I cannot figure out how to ...
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New system, does not boot, 1 long beep two short

I bought 970A-G43 motherboard with FX-6300 processor. Hooked everything and plugged in an HD 6950 video card. On boot I get 1 long and 2 short beeps regardless if I plug the video on either of the 2 ...
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SuperMicro won't boot (won't POST) after trying to modify GRUB

I have a SuperMicro in this configuration. We installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it and I used it for over a year until finally upgrading to 14.04. I upgraded from CD choosing only default options, and the ...
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in time of dual boot,showing no disk parttion

In my laptop, hard disk is 500GB. two partition 100GB and 50GB, rest of the place is unallocated. In 100GB drive, windows 8 has instilled. i want to do dual boot by Ubuntu 14.04. in time of ...
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Computer won't boot or POST

I'm trying to boot a config with : MB : MSI H81i / CPU : Intel Pentium G3420 / RAM : G. Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL I have no graphics card installed (i use the motherboard integrated one). When i ...
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Computer wont start (even to bios)

My laptop (Lenovo G580) just wont start. I can't enter even to BIOS. With power supply everything is OK. I tried to boot w\out battery. Nothing changes. RAM: 4GB. laptop is Not overclocked. I also ...
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HP Pavillion dv9500 power on black screen

Having some problems with my HP Pavillion laptop. I've removed the battery, plugged in the power cable, and press the power button. The fans start up, and power light and the row of lights for the ...
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PC with Windows 8.1 boots from any key pressed

so I recently acquired and installed Windows 8.1 on my PC and yesterday I noticed that, while my PC is supposedly turned off, I can turn it on by pressing any key on the keyboard. I assume this is ...
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ThinkPad T400 and Windows 8.1 “compatibility and support”

firstly, it's really hard to make title on this but I'll try to explain below. This problem occurs for some time but I think, not from very beginning of using Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad T400. When I ...
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Acer Aspire E 15 E5-571-304M can't boor from DVD

The DVD drive is fine in the device manager. I can burn DVDs and view their conetns, but I just can't boot from them. I tried putting the DVD drive at the top of the boot menu - no luck. When I ...
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Windows 8.1 thinks my partitions are SSDs

I just removed an SSD from a PC so that I could put it into my "new-used" laptop. With the SSD, I had simply cloned my System and Windows partitions to partitions onto the HDD as a backup/recovery ...
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Real Machine randomly refuses to start

Folks I`m completely clueless. I have a machine with the configurations above. By some strange reason at random times it refuses to boot, fans will spin but seems no power enough is generated to get ...
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Does scrambled screen output mean my onboard graphics is failed?

My tower has an MSI K9N6PGM2-V2 motherboard with onboard graphics only, with a VGA output and an AMD processor with dedicated fan. A few days ago on boot up the screen out went scrambled (see image ...
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Cannot access BIOS after installing a Linux distro

Some time ago, I went and installed ElementaryOS on my Samsung NP530U3C. After that, I could never access the BIOS again. Pressing F2 had absolutely no effect (neither any other common BIOS-accessing ...
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windows 8 boot error

Hi I am using Sony Vaio laptop with windows 8 OS, when I power on my laptop blue screen appears and it says your PC needs to be repaired, a required device not connected or cannot be accessed Error ...