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

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asus P8P67 PRO montherboard - does not start

I tried to find similar problems, but seems mine is a bit different. All was fine for long time. When my PC was in hibernation - power in my house went off. Now power is restored, but my PC dos not ...
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Boot menu across multiple hard drives

I currently have a dual-boot on my desktop with two partitions on the same hard drive. When I boot up my machine I am taken to a boot menu which allows me to pick which of the two operating systems I ...
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GRUB and Windows on a Revodrive 3

I came across an interesting problem: My Windows 10 installation is on an OCZ Revodrive 3 (EOL). To detect the Revodrive during installation a driver is necessary. I recently started using Linux ...
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Ubuntu hang up before login screen

On my Ubuntu 14.04 x64/Win 8 dual boot system (traditional via grub), Ubuntu won't run any more... The boot process seems correct, but when the login screen is about to display (Ubuntu logo shown with ...
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Install Windows Instead Of Linux?

I need to install windows. My netbook came with Win8 and then I put Linux Mint on it. I am now trying to reinstall Windows. I have put the iso on a USB with the default system tool and Unetbootin and ...
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Laptop booting several times before really starting

So my laptop (Acer Aspire E15) with Intel Celeron Processor doesn't boot properly. When I press the start button the blue light turns on and it makes some sounds as if the computer will turn on but ...
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Can't boot into archiso (Arhc Linux) in my HP netbook to perfom installation of it

I'm trying to install Arch Linux in na HP Pavilion 10". I deleted all partitions (including EFI partition, I guess) with cfdisk the only time i booted with Arch, but now I rebooted and i can't boot ...
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Windows 10 is unresponsive for a while after booting from sleep

I've found I have similar problem to the one posted yesterday: Windows 10 wake up from sleep is very slow I've done a boot trace (like it was suggested by user magicandre1981). ...
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Swapping HD from one laptop to another - worked many times before, until now

I am a serial ThinkPad T series user. I get a new laptop, I move my drive, and I got my new computer all setup; windows finds all the new drivers etc, and all is well. Recently, I wanted to swap my ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu booting into X

I am actually wondering how to prevent services (in this case the X server) in Ubuntu (14.04) from startup automatically at boot time. I tried: sudo update-rc.d lightdm remove and sudo update-rc.d ...
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BIOS won't boot Win7 Ultimate from SATA Drive

I recently installed windows 7 ultimate replacing windows 8.1 Pro (On another partition is Ubuntu) and after shutting down and rebooting with no difficulty, I after a while needed to hibernate and i ...
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Missing /grub/stage1 file

My situation goes like this. I have a SW-RAID1 setup on the server. Unforunately, it is only able to boot from device sda, without it. The server will not be able to boot up using device sdb. So after ...
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Tried to boot to safe mode through msconfig but laptop takes forever to reboot?

I was trying to boot to safe mode through msconfig but after it restarts, it got stuck and it was all black. I tried to wait for it to boot but time has passed and it's still stuck.I am in Windows 10 ...
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Can't boot kali linux under grub2 (usb flash)

I split usb flash to three part: | For DATA | For Kali Linux | Persistence | Then i'm install grub on /dev/sdb2: sudo grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt/linux /dev/sdb Write ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Asus X550Z?

This laptoop has UEFI. I've removed Windows, I created bios-boot partition, turn off safe boot, used Boot-Repair and it doesn't not help.
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Windows 10 does not boot (Maybe isn't considered as OS?)

I have a problem with booting Windows 10. I use Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 and first I instantly got back to GRUB when selecting Windows 10 then I booted from Windows 10 installer media and ran ...
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Cannot boot Elementary OS Freya after installation on a former Windows netbook

Asus X200MA, used to have Windows 8.1 preinstalled (with UEFI). I deleted all the partitions and installed elementary OS. Now, without USB stick plugged in, the computer has no boot options (none ...
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Cloning boot ssd to a larger one

I currently have a 60gb Kingston ssdNow V300 boot drive in my desktop (windows 7). over the years it has been getting fuller and fuller and right now I got like 800mb left on it. I am afraid this ...
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Recover data from formatted harddrive

I had a dual boot machine with Windows 8 and Deepin linux on it. Last week I removed WIndows 8 and installed windows 8.1. After installing Windows 8.1 grub was removed. I followed How can I repair ...
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How can I restore my Windows system after the PC is booted into DOS from USB drive?

My PC with Windows Vista failed to boot. The screen showed that the boot device was not found. I think the boot area of the hard drive was damaged. Then I created a boot USB drive with DOS system, and ...
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Dell Optiplex 380 Hard Drive Issue

I used to use pc a few years ago that had windows XP installed on it (SATA hard drive). Lets call this hard drive Hard-1. I got a Dell Optiplex 380 recently. This has also come with a SATA hard ...
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Can't install deepin os

i'm trying to dual-boot windows 10 and deepin-os I have deepin-OS 2014.3.i made a boot able flash drive (8GB) and boot from the flash drive then a screen came up says to choose the language i click on ...
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How did my “Boot Device Not Found” error resolve itself?

This morning, I turned on my computer and got the "Boot Device Not Found" error. I restarted the PC a couple of times, but the error persisted. I finally restarted the computer and booted off of the ...
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Cloning system nightmare with windows 8.1

I am running windows 8.1 that was initially a windows 8 OEM from a asus Q501L laptop. I first used macrium reflect and then acronis true image to fully clone my current hard drive onto an SSD. Both ...
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Can a windows computer turn itself on/off automatically although it was switched off

A colleague claims that his private computer with Windows 8 at home has synched bookmark information with his windows phone and downloaded Windows updates during his holiday although it was switched ...
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Can't install Kali Linux from USB, fails to find CD-ROM drive

I successfully made a live USB of the Kali Linux. When I boot from the USB it gives an option to install. I clicked on that option. At one point it was detecting and mounting CD-ROM drives. As I have ...
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Fresh LXLE 14 install stuck at initramfs prompt on boot

I'm trying to get lxle working on my laptop, next to arch and windows with refind for bootloading. I'm not fresh out of the water in terms of understanding and experimentation and such, but hardly an ...
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Late/early CPU initialization

Just finished building my computer today and I have run into a problem.... When I boot up my computer I get a black screen for around 2 mins and the debug LED reads 63 to 67. Once the BIOS screen ...
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Installing Yosemite On Hackintosh - Wont Boot From USB [on hold]

I have been trying to install Yosemite on the hackintosh that I purchased and put together a few days ago. I have Windows installed on one hard drive and want to install OS X on the other (Of 2) hard ...
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Toshiba satelite laptop takes too long to boot

I have a Toshiba Satelite C850 (it's close to 2 years since I bought it) and it started some weird behaviour a week ago. When I start it up it takes too long to show the "Starting Windows" screen. ...
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How to convert a bootable usb to a bootable microSD card

I just got a recovery flash drive for my tablet containing its OEM version of Windows 8.1. There is only one problem... The power input is located too close to the 1 and only usb port. The system ...
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After installing August 2015 updates, Windows 10 endless loop - light blue BSOD “BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO” - that cannot be repaired, reverted, or reset

I made a dumb decision and opted to accept Microsoft's offer to upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 "for free," which is only true if you don't consider your time or ability to start your PC ...
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Only one entry in Boot Device Priority menu

Some background info I've been using this laptop (Samsung Ativbook2) since late 2013 and it came with Win8. When the laptop first came in, you could see bootable devices in advanced startup menu ...
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How to overwrite 0 sector under Windows XP?

Is there any built in Windows XP command or other utility which will let me overwrite sector 0, so the OS will be non-bootable?
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Linux boot blocked

Good evening, I'm trying to install a faxserver using Hylafax on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 . After install and configuring hylafax-server I've tried to send a fax without success, I decided to turn off ...
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HP Envy dv6 7206tx Boot loop after Factory reset

Yesterday I used my recovery disk to factory reset my laptop. The installation process was successful. After all files and hp softwares are installed into laptop it restarts. From that point it stuck ...
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Computer won't turn on after Shutdown without turning off the power supply for a minute

In the past month, for some unknown reason everything in my PC started to fail one by one. From CPU to hard disk. In the end of replacements and buying new ones, I have this: MSI 970A-G46 (new) AMD ...
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do fixmbr and fixboot change the list of oper. systems on start?

I have added new components in my computer and now I cannot start window 7, but I can Ubuntu, system repair cannot fix the problem. Then I read this I want to try these commands: bootrec /fixmbr ...
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Windows 10 Not Booting due to Boot Device not found

I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 successfully. I think I made a mistake of formatting the old Window 8.1 recovery partition (which was not needed anymore). This was done via the Disk ...
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is there any way to completely avoid boot problems when multi booting [closed]

I myself always wondering that there should be a way for multibooting that no booting problems occur. Assume that I have this HardDrive: Partition1 C Primary 200GB Partition2 D ...
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Hard disk not working

I have a 500GB Hitachi Hard disk which is failing. It sometimes detects in bios and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it also works maybe for 10-20 min then it stops working and I get a BSOD saying ...
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GRUB multibootloader issues, Kali Linux

I am having a massive amount of trouble getting GRUB to setup multi-boot on my computer, I have 3 seperate drives, one with Windows 8.1, one with Kali Linux and one with OS X Install which is ...
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PC won't boot with more than one monitor plugged in, but once booted, works perfectly with multiple monitors

So my graphics card is an asus nvidia geforce gtx 750ti, and works perfectly with multiple screens. The problem is that the computer will not boot with more than one monitor plugged in, but after it ...
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GRUB2 load other Truecrypt disk with rescue disk

I am trying to automaticly load my Windows encrypted partition with a keyfile from my GRUB2 but my Windows is on another disk. My layout at the moment looks like this NAME MAJ:MIN RM ...
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“A disk read error has occurred” after partitioning

I used MiniTool partition wizard to resize my C:\ drive. In order to do this, my computer had to restart. It did the boot-time partition, then restarted again, and I faced the error "A disk read error ...
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Monitor Showing White Lines after Removing RAM

I had 2 2GB RAM sticks I took out of my computer because I borrowed them from somebody else. So I took them out, and replaced them with 2 512MB ram sticks (these were originally in those slots). I ...
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Fedora 22, Boot Order

I cannot get Fedora (22) to boot from a USB. It has Ubuntu on it and I've decided do most of my dev stuff on there to avoid compatibility issues between my desktop (Windows) and my laptop (Fedora). I ...
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Encrypt hard disks with VeraCrypt in a mixed Windows / Linux system

My system is a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows PC. I installed several hard disks: Two SSDs (one for Windows 7 Pro, one for Kubuntu 15.04) and some conventional disks for data. Currently the Linux disk ...
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How to create hybrid live USB

I have a laptop running stock UEFI and Windows 8.1. I want to create a bootable live linux USB stick that can be used to boot either my older BIOS system or my newer UEFI system. I am ok with having ...
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launchd equivalent for Windows?

Using launchd on OS X, I can make commands/programs run at boot with launchctl in the CLI, so for example: launchctl submit -l someName touch /usr/local/someFile Would create someFile in /usr/local ...