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

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How to Factory Reset Toshiba Satellite a215-S7416?

My question is almost exactly like this except 1) I know my BIOS password and I just want to factory reset 2) I have a Toshiba Satellite a215-s7416 (Vista) When I get past the "Enter Password", I get ...
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PC not consistantly working after upgrading CPU

I have a PC with Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard, E6700 CPU (Core 2 duo) and 8 GB of ram (ddr2 800) I wanted to upgrade my CPU, and so I went to the motherboard's website: ...
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USB not working on Laptop before Windows 8.1 boot

I have a laptop Compaq 435 notebook pc but some of its key are not working anymore including function keys' F9-F12 which is really needed when I want to access the BIOS. So, I am using an external ...
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Configure GRUB for dual boot

I've been trying to get this sorted for 2 days now and just now found the root of the problem. But being new to linux, I'm not sure how to proceed. I have 3 physical drives, sda is for Windows 7 only. ...
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Grub rescue, unable to boot windows

I have windows vista and backtrack Linux installed on my dell PC. I wanted to uninstall backtrack so I delect the partition, but when I try to boot widows again, the grub rescue> shown up. I can't ...
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Dual booted HP Pavillion 23 isn't loading windows 8.1

I have an HP Pavilion 23 that I partitioned and loaded up with Ubuntu Server. Server had trouble installing, and Windows 8 (The pre-installed OS) wasn't loading up right either. So I formatted the ...
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Dual boot (Windows 8 + Linux Mint 17) UEFI system boot windows only

I have been working on a dual boot system with windows 8 preinstalled and linux mint 17 for a month or so. After applying an update in linux grub loader does not appear and system only boots windows. ...
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grub rescue moved folder out of root

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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Screen goes blank, after logging into Windows, or pc stops with long-short-short-short beep code

I have a ~5 year old computer, it runs Win7 64bit version. It had 4GB of dual RAM, (2x2GB stick), with an ASUS P5P43TD motherboard. Around a 1,5 months ago, my computer didn't start, it gave a ...
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Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen (NOT A JOKE!)

So long time ago I posted a question asking how to fix my broken windows XP but it seems that I have done this on 1st April and everyone thought that it was a joke and nobody answered - LOL! (link to ...
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Intel Galileo Compatible Operating Systems [on hold]

What other operating systems can the Intel Galileo boot from the SD card? Since it's an x86 CPU, it should be able to boot any other 32 bit Linux distros, right? And then, even if could boot, say, ...
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Booting with KDE and i3 in different ttys

The other day some dude at a LAN party showed me the ctrl+alt+f* trick to switch tty's, and I thought it was totally awesome (I didn't know that!). Another person introduced me to i3 (The window ...
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Computer will not boot after motherboard swap

I have a HP pavilion dv7 which came with Win8. It was dropped and broke into two. 3 days later it completely stopped working. After some diagnosis I concluded it was the Motherboard. I could not find ...
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Is it possible to run a script on Windows boot as admin by adding it into a “Current Version\Run” registry key of the user “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM”?

This is the Windows registry autorun key for my current (administrator group) user: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and this one is for the "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after fsck on /

I had this problem with Ubuntu when it boots: http://askubuntu.com/questions/392720/the-disk-drive-for-tmp-is-not-ready-yet-s-to-skip-mount-or-m-for-manual-recove The problem appeared from nothing, ...
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Not able to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I installed ubuntu in a laptop already installed with windows 8.1. But while booting it does not give an option to boot into ubuntu. So I tried with easy bcd. The boot menu is not showing ubuntu. So I ...
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How can I add, from another operating system, a script for execution on the next Windows boot?

Also known as: adding a script on some Windows startup without booting it I have a multiple operating systems computer, one of them is Windows, and I would like to add some .cmd script to the ...
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Windows 7 won't boot on custom pc with minimal wear

Recently I was doing some cable management on my PC with only unplugging and replugging a couple of cables. Most notably the CPU secondary power cable. When it was all done I turned on my computer, ...
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ASUS BIOS empty boot list

ASUS X552C. Originally installed Ubuntu 14.04 on first half of SSD with efi, root, swap partition, then windows on second half which made a boot partition and an NTFS partition, all worked fine. ...
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Windows advanced boot options menu appearing when i try to boot my dell laptop [duplicate]

I just get the Windows advanced options menu when I boot my computer with windows 32 bit ultimate. When I choose "start Windows normally", the boot screen appears and goes directly to normal booting.
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Notebook not booting

My problem is with my Samsung NP-N150 Notebook. It operates with a Windows 7 starter. I have never had any problems with it in the past. The issue is that it will not boot up. The battery on my ...
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Loading freedos no kernel sys

I have tried using testdisk for many times on several external drive, however, this time I accidentally rewrite the MBR on the system drive itself that result to my computer unable to boot to its OS. ...
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Constant BSODs and boot failures?

I have a Dell Inspiron M5040 running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit) that I got as a Christmas gift in 2011. Recently, it has been showing signs of weakness. I was suspicious of virus infection after ...
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nvstor.sys blue screen on booting computer after hibernation

I have a problem on Windows 8.1 Pro where nvstor.sys causes a blue screen when I boot up from a hibernation. This also applies to fast startup which is a form of hibernation. I know that nvstor is an ...
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What to do if pc doesn't boot correctly? [on hold]

I have dual operating systems (XP & win 7) on my desktop. It's a 4 years old, and it hasn't worked properly for the past few days. When I turn on the pc it doesn't reliably detect the operating ...
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Transferring Linux OS from one drive to another with different partitions

First of all, some related questions: How to move from one drive to another that's a different size? What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? My situation is as ...
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Windows 7 boots only at second try

My system started to hang on boot after being > 4 hours switched off. I have a SSD as C:, user files are on a HD (D:) then I have a RAID1 as backup (M:) and another 2 GB HD as temp storage (I am doing ...
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Non-UEFI computer can't see UEFI Hard Drive

Long story short I had a computer, (Windows 8,UEFI, Samsung 840 EVO SSD) system. I spilled coffee on that system and am sending it off to be repaired. I wanted to make sure the hard drive was okay, ...
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Developer boards capable of PXE booting? [closed]

I've been searching for a developer board like the raspberry pi that will support PXE booting. After an hour Google search I haven't been able to find anything. Does such a board exist?
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0xc0000225 error on boot, can't access System Repair Disc

This has me stumped so I hope someone here will be able to help point me in the right direction. I've tried Google and cruised through the Stack sites but I probably missed something so any help would ...
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How could PC Doctor, etc. boot and how does the HDD mess up offline boots? [closed]

We finally gave in, and gave the laptop to Staples. Apparently, the Staples tech ran "PC-Doctor" and tested a lot of hardware, eventually finding (via SMART) a hard disk failure. He said it was a ...
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FreeNAS recovery or safe reinstall

My FreeNAS crashed recently, without any warnings whatsoever. Now it's stuck in the F1 boot screen. It did work for a few months without any problems. When I was busy setting up the OS, I couldn't ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows Metro Boot Loader

I'm having a laptop with 4 Partitions, [1] 350 MB Windows System Reserverd [2] 40 GB for Windows Installation [3] 25 GB for Ubuntu Installation [4] 400 GB for Data Storage I have installed Windows ...
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installing operating system with external cd rom

I have a dell desk top .I installed a new hard drive and my cd rom doesn't work.using an external cd rom couldnt install operating system . what is the order of booting the system?
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Booting Windows 7 Installer from USB Samsung Series 5

I have a Samsung Series 5 laptop that came with Windows 8 Pre-Installed and a bunch of manufacturer stuff i didn't want. I cleaned the DISK and installed ubuntu 14.04. Now i was trying to install ...
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remotely boot into different kernel version

I have a remote machine with Ubuntu 12.04 and the following kernel versions installed: :/lib/modules# ls 2.6.39.4 3.0.0-21-generic 3.2.0-25-generic 3.2.0-25-generic-pae 3.2.0-27-generic ...
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Thinkpad E420S powers on but doesn't boot for 15-20 minutes

What exactly is happening is: I shutdown/hibernate the laptop after using the day before and go to sleep The next day when I turn on the laptop - the thinkpad 'i' lights up (stays up) and the fan ...
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Small bootable package to enable ssh client?

I've been trying to find the smallest possible package to put on a cd/thumbdrive that will allow me to use an ssh client on a wired networked computer. I'm talking about really barebones stuff, no ...
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windows 7 hanging at “starting windows” screen after installing on preinstalled windows 8

i got this HP laptop and windows 8 was preinstalled but i wanted to have windows 7 and ubuntu only (don't ask why). so being unaware of the whole GPT - MBR thing i went ahead and deleted all the ...
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Multiple ISO in single bootable dvd-Tool to use inside Ubuntu

Its not just multiple Ubuntu distros in single dvd/usb as stated here or Ubuntu distos with other utility ISO's in a single dvd/usb I'm asking. I want to include Windows 7 or above version, Ubuntu ...
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Something fried in PSU, but PC still works?

I just finished cleaning the dust from my desktop PC with compressed air. When I put everything back together and plugged it to power, there was a brief flash of light and another after I booted it. ...
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Trying to repair infected rpcss.dll in Vista causes black screen on bootup

I ran the malware scanner Hitman Pro on a Windows Vista computer, and it detected that C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll was infected. I uploaded the file to virustotal.com and its analysis said that 28 ...
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Why OS Windows does not boot after disk disconnected?

I have problem with booting from Mandriva linux boot menu to Windows. I previously used two disks: one with Windows and one with Mandriva and booting worked. However when I removed the disk with ...
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How to delete partitions from a bitlocker ssd on tablet

Let me start off by saying usually when I come across this I just take the drive out and hook to another comp and delete that way. I am pretty sure the ssd is on-board. ALSO SO EVERYONE IS ON THE ...
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Hardrive test using Gsmartcontrol

Few weeks ago, my laptop hanged all of a sudden while transferring files from an external harddisk. After i restarted, there was a black screen which showed insert boot device. I checked the boot ...
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Booting from UDF formatted USB flash drive

I would like to know if a UDF formatted USB flash drive can boot properly on any computer. Will it also work well under UEFI?
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Access to applications on two discs

I have two hard discs in one computer, there is Windows XP on each. When I am booting Windows from HDD I can use applications being installed on this disc, but when I am booting Windows from another ...
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Laptop not booting if sata controller set to AHCI

I have Toshiba Satellite C660 Tried to install Windows7 by selecting Sata controller as AHCI I got this message Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computers hardware may not support ...
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Ubuntu can't be booted from DVD drive?

I bought a Lenovo Ideapad G50-70 (with pre-installed Windows 8.1) lately. Thinking of dual-boot, I downloaded the Ubuntu LiveCD, and created a bootable disc. Later, I restarted the PC (with my CD ...
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Do I have a bad HD sectors?

A computer user and an avid learner but an absolute novice to HD partition. Got a new laptop less than a month but DAMNED, dropped it (tripped on the power cord and it dropped to the carpeted floor). ...