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

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I renamed rpcss.dll and

I tried to deal with a corrupted rspcss.dll by renaming the corrupt file and copying a file from another pc running windows 7 to the c:\windows\system32 folder. Unfortunately, upon boot I only get ...
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Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?

I have a system which dual-boots Gentoo Linux and Windows 7 using GRUB2. The computer has four drives, and Windows is installed on the third (last) partition of drive #2. The drive layout looks like ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no longer boots, EDAC sbridge error

I booted my work computer this morning, and I would get messages saying that /tmp and /home could not be mounted ("Disk is not ready yet or not present"), and either to press S to stop mounting or ...
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How to log initialisation script?

I have a certain script that i run to set up services on the machine. When i run script from command line, all services are started, but when it is run during initialisation, some of them fail to do ...
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How can I restore bios boot points in a Asus G750JS?

I think I really screwed my laptop: I deleted the boot points and even the possibility of "add new boot option" in the BIOS (American Megatrends 207). Now it doesn't recognize the HDD and not even ...
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Partition types for windows 7 installation [on hold]

I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC but I am not sure how to mark the partitions. Specifically I have three HDD's. Two of them for data storing which already have files in them and one more ...
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After restoring C drive from a backup, my other drive got wiped?

This computer started booting very slowly so I decided to restore it from a backup. I used norton ghost 15 like I usually do without any problem. There are 2 drives, C:\ and D:\ , and the backup was ...
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New computer won't boot at all

I have just bought a brand new computer in parts. I assembled it and tried it, but it is not booting. Parts: Intel Core i5-4590 2 x 4GB of Kingston HyperX Genesis RAM Gigabyte Z87-DS3H Asus nVidia ...
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In the linux boot commands, what does edd=on and nolapic do?

I am running Ubuntu and had this issue where one day the system just decided not to boot. I wandered around blindly, and somehow came across these two little parameters. Now, each time if I type ...
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Boot error: 0xc0000225. winload.efi. JUST SOMETIMES?

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop and made a clean installation of windows 8.1. After leavening some unallocated space, I've installed the latest Ubuntu version on it, having a dual boot. ...
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Windows 8.1 freezing on every boot including safe mode

The computer is an ASUS Essentio Desktop PC model CM6730 running Windows 8.1. It can't be more than 18 months old. Yesterday it locked up completely, and every reboot into Windows since then has ...
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Add windows partition to grub2 boot loader in centos 7

I had windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then I installed centos7. Installation completed successfully, but when I reboot I can see only centos and centos recovery. I did not see windows partition. ...
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VAIO Laptop not booting Windows - Boots Splashtop OS instead

I am having problems with my VAIO Laptop. It is a E Series Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT machine. The problem is that it keeps on booting up the Quick Web Access evenn when I press the power button. I ...
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Kali Linux unable to boot Booting Kernel Failed invalid argument

When I boot using a usb I hit a splash screen (boot menu) and regardless of the option a select i get to a black screen my computer beeps a few times then the screen dispalys boot: I hit tab to see ...
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Unable to install Windows XP on my Dell Latitude 2100 netbook

I am trying to install Windows XP on my Dell Latitude 2100. Atom processor, 1GB RAM. Whenever I try to install Windows XP (via CD-ROM or bootable USB) I keep getting an error(see below) I even ...
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NFS “bootwait” hangs on *one* machine, works on others?

I have several machines at home that mount their various /home/* directories from a NFS server in the basement. All these machines have used identical (script-driven) setups (although widely varying ...
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DDR2 ram incompatibility

I have these two memory modules, which work separately in the same motherboard without any problem, however as soon as I put them together into the same motherboard, the system does not even boot up ...
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asus tx201l wont exit BIOS setup

May be a coincidence, but following a Win 8 update at the weekend, my Asus notebook PC will no longer exit from the BIOS setup despite changing many of the BIOS options. Any suggestions?
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Windows 8 boot shows Windows 7 recovery

I just got new laptop with windows 8.1 . Everything was working just fine,but suddenly when I start computer I see the "choose system" boot screen with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 recovery items. This ...
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PC won't recognize bootable usb for windows 8.1

I am building my first pc from scratch in quite a while now. I purchased Win 8.1 online and made a bootable usb with it. When I was trying to install the OS to the new PC, the PC won't recognize it ...
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GRUB 1.99 CentOS 7

I just added CentOS 7 to an existing Ubuntu system (using GRUB 1.99). When I do a grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg, it detects the CentOS, and adds two entries (one looks like normal, one like ...
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Trouble making bootable usb for solaris 11.2

I am trying to dual boot my system with Windows 8.1 and solaris 11.2.I am using flash drive for making bootable solaris 11.2..But i am not able to create bootable flash drive. I tried both .usb and ...
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find boot-up script on any Linux/Unix installation

I need to run a program on boot-up and install the corresponding code into the system startup-script. Unfortunately, not all are using the same system: I checked Debian and CentOS and they use ...
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My Lenovo T-500 tries to boot up but can't

this is my first time here...Recently, my Lenovo T-500 fell off a desk when my foot got caught in the cord. The computer actually worked "normally" for a few days but gradually got to where it didn't ...
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Installation of Windows with Unetbootin won't finish

Loaded an ISO with Win Server 2008 R2 onto a flash drive using Unetbootin. Booted just fine, went through most of the install process, server reboots just before "completing installation" then after ...
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Windows Loading Stuck

I'm trying to repair a friend's Dell Inspiron 620. It has Windows 7 Home Premium (x32), and we'd like to install Windows 8.1, if possible. However, no matter what I do, it gets stuck in the middle of ...
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Enabling Virtualization in a dual boot

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed and a grub loader appears at startup for OS selection. I have installed vmware in my Windows partition, and it requires Intel ...
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Need help upgrading OSX to Mavericks: Fix GPT and MBR after installing rEFIt

A while ago I installed Ubuntu using rEFIt on a MacBook, 2.4GHz C2D, 4GB DDR3. Sorry, I don't know the exact model. Anyway, I continued to get errors when trying to upgrade to Mavericks. Eventually, ...
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Laptop black screen on start up?

I'm attempting to repair my girlfriends Laptop (Dell 501R). It was working fine but she had a problem with overheating cutting the power, I opened it up and gave i a dusting and applied new thermal ...
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How to boot from cd

I've recently bought a hp pavillion 15 n228sl, with Windows 8. I decided to install Windows 7 on it; so, to make a clean install and get rid of all those partition, I downloaded killdisk at this page ...
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Can't start up repair, BCD is missing. What to do? [closed]

My Win8 pc (not legitimate) won't boot normally. It started when I unistalled an app (start is back) and got a flickering black screen with cursor. I logged on onto my guest account to put it via ...
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Windows 7 fresh install, not booting but shows a black screen with blinking cursor

Our laptop has two OS installed: ubuntu and windows 7, and it has about 4 partitions: swap,home,root,windows 7. I moved ubuntu to the first partition before windows 7 but I don't have any problems ...
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Computer takes two tries to boot

I recently upgrade my computer's GPU, PSU, CPU fan, and Memory GPU from GTX 560 Ti to GTX 770 PSU from generic brand to Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze CPU fan from intel ...
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PC does start but cannot boot from USB/CD

Today I got the problem that the password on one of my PCs doesn't work anymore. I know it's the correct one but the system doesn't accept it. So I thought I'll restore a backup. Now I have to boot ...
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“Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key” - Exhauted all Solutions I can find/think of

Problem description: My PC refuses to boot to my SSD with Windows. This is a new PC that I just built. It gives the error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot ...
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Is it possible to use Wubi in installing Ubuntu in a legacy BIOS Windows 8?

I have a question for you. I have Windows 8 that have a legacy BIOS. And I want to dual booth my laptop with Ubuntu as my 2nd OS. In my first attempt to do that. My OS can't boot any of my OS. So I ...
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Unable to boot Gigabyte P35K

I use Arch Linux on my laptop. I use Gummiboot as the boot loader, but I use Legacy OS mode because when I try to boot in UEFI mode I get an unsigned image error (something along those lines, I forgot ...
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Cannot boot from GParted usb drive

I ran GParted from this USB drive on another desktop, so I know it's not the fault of the USB drive. I get the main boot screen asking me to confirm loading up Gparted. If I choose any of the ...
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Grub command not allowing to boot

Installed redhat linux server and windows 7 as dual boot. While adjusting storage space on my laptop on windows, I deleted redhat Linux partition. Now I rebooted my laptop. It's always showing GRUB ...
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Attention: Unsupported Video Configuration Detected

I am working with a Dell Optiplex 390 tower running Windows 8. I connected it to a monitor via a VGA cable. The monitor also has a USB cable; I have the same problem whether I use the USB cable or ...
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After repartitioning a drive, Windows is messed up because the drive letter changed from F: to something else

The system had one drive with two partitions both running Windows 7. The first one, I deleted. This didn't have the MBR or bootloader on it. The second one was kept, but resized to fit the whole ...
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Replacing small HDD with Win 7 OS with larger HDD using Backup & Restore

I'm in the middle of replacing a small hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it with a larger hard drive. I've created a system image to an external hard drive. I've created a System Repair disk and ...
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Booting Windows 8 on an older Mac. Making a Parallels partition bootable

After having tried everything simple, I've arrived at the following scenario: A blank SSD (internal) to work on. An externally running Mac OS installation to do all the work from (and later clone ...
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PC Won't boot from HDD in any sata port

Recently got a new Graphics Card (Sapphire Dual-x Radeon R9 270X), and my power supply should be enough to power it. Other than that nothing has changed in the last 2 years. My PC started turning ...
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Computer won't boot to a windows 8 iso usb

I have a problem I installed ubuntu without making a partition, so I deleted windows from my computer.I want to go back to W8, but after making a boot usb I plugged it on my netbook and the boot ...
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Running a script that starts other applications using systemd service

Our C++ Qt application runs graphically without X by specifying the -qws switch. Because of that, I uninstalled and disabled the graphical environment on the BeagleBone Black. Now, when I power on the ...
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Lenovo Boot Failed

I am Using Lenovo G405s and running Windows 8 on my laptop and whenever I turn on the laptop this error pops up - SATA HDD : WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 boot failed SATA ODD : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB ...
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HP Envy laptop freezes up after entering sites

HP Envy laptop says restarting but doesn't. At first it would go to sites then it would freeze up. I tried restarting but computer wouldn't come ON, I do not know what to try to make it start.
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Windows Won't Boot? [closed]

Ok, so I get the CTRL ALT DEL error and Hard Drive not found. The thing is, I can use Hirem to access the hard drive and move files around without any errors or slow. I tried a ton of HD fixing ...
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HP P6000 boot order not saving

It is Windows 7 on an HP P6000, and the problem is that the boot order does not persist across reboots. E.g.: I go into the BIOS and set to boot from hard drive, then CD/DVD drive, and it defaults the ...