The process of starting up a computer and loading the operating system.

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how to boot from USB on i-life zedbook tablet?

i want to install ubuntu on my i-life zedbook tablet. it is dual boot (windows 10 & Android 5.1). i created the bootable usb for ubuntu but i cant boot from the usb. i explored everywhere but ...
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Writing .img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ...
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Why did copying my Windows 10 partition to a new location cause my desktop to flash constantly?

Would simply moving my windows partition to an earlier location on the disk, and running bcdedit to create a new boot entry, be expected to cause any problems? Here's what happened: I had a windows ...
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USB does not boot when trying to install Linux on my Asus EeeBook X205TA

I already made this question on the AskUbuntu (link) community, but had no good answers/help. So, here I am. I am trying to install Lubuntu on my Asus EeeBook X205TA that came with Windows 10 Home ...
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Control Linux kernel multi cpu usage at boot

I am developing a mobile system, that has certain limits in power consumption. The system has for example 4 or 8 cpu cores. If running, the total power budget is usually low due to idling of most of ...
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Lenovo Y50 SSD upgrade - powering on issues

I recently upgrade my laptop (Lenovo Y50) from a 1TB HDD to an equivalent 1TB SSD from Samsung. I used EaseUS ToDo copying tool. When the computer boots up, everything works BEAUTIFULLY! Better than I ...
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SSD died after BSOD

I was playing a game on Windows 10 when I got a BSoD telling me "Critical process has died", collecting the info took incredible long so I shut the laptop down via ACPI (waited for nearly 20 minutes ...
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How to stop a computer booting into an operating system

I have Windows 7 installed on many virtual machines, when it comes to rebuilding a machine, I load the boot iso, start the machine, log onto the console and press space bar to start installing ...
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Can I run xbootmgr to speed up boot times on an SSD?

It is possible to tune up the Windows boot time by using the xbootmgr tool from the Windows Performance Toolkit, as described in this related question of myself: Should I logon to Windows when using ...
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Should I logon to Windows when using xbootmgr to speed up boot times?

The below is an (adapted) quotation from Raymond.cc (Fair Use in according to their Terms of Use): The Windows Performance Toolkit also has a command to analyze the Windows boot process and make ...
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Bcdedit's /sysstore: What is the “system partition”? Is it the EFI System Partition or the Windows installation partition?

I never really got a good explanation how. From its example, it is used on the C: drive, which implies it is used on the Windows drive (with the Program Files folder, Windows folder, etc.) But ...
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how to restore bios boot setting?

I have a hp probook 4540s, I was trying to manipulate booting process and I did the following: 1 used xboot tool to boot from usb HDD, and I mounted ultimate boot cd on it 2 I logged into ultimate ...
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Move OS from one drive to another

I have elementary OS(based on Ubuntu 14.04) installed on my Laptop. I wish to install Windows 10 on my laptop's primary hard disk. I have another external hard disk which I want to use for elementary ...
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Apple hardware diagnostics freezes at 95%

Recently my Mid-2011 iMac (default specs except 2x 4GB RAM boards were added years ago, running latest OS X and most recently updated days ago) has been locking up during use - a single random app ...
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Make existing Windows 10 installation bootable from USB

I bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) which came with Windows 10 installed. I threw out the hard disk, replaced it with an SSD and installed Linux on it. Now I put the old hard disk into an USB ...
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all boot option tried. press f4 for recovery after restoring factory image

I installed ubuntu in my samsung win10 laptop in uefi mode. Everything worked perfectly. But after some days I restored my win10 factory image using samsung recovery solution, I can't boot in to my ...
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Does booting from a LiveCD damage my files?

If I were to boot from my CD would it change my HDD OS or any data on my HDD? I am asking because I have a desktop on Windows 7 but I want to be able to boot on to Linux temporarily so I can test it ...
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Windows 10 Desktop PC will not wake up at all

Yesterday my Dell Desktop PC with Windows 10 64-bit was refusing to wake from its sleep state. I finally got it to come on by not only powering it off, but unplugging it and waiting a few seconds. ...
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Boot Loaders deleted, How to restore EFI?

I accidentally deleted (Don't really know how) all of the boot entries that appeared on efibootmgr on a laptop that had no operative systems (I did it from an Ubuntu Live USB). Now, when i try to ...
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Boot failure with samsung 850 evo msata installed in hp envy 15-100j

I have windows 10 installed in my HP envy 15-100j. I have 1 tb harddisk with msata slot empty at the time I bought the laptop. Now I bought a new Samsung 850 evo msata ssd (250gb) and when I install ...
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Boot into VHD on hard disk from a USB stick

I have Windows XP installed in my PC. I also have Win 7 (Ultimate) installed on a VHD. The VHD is on the hard disk in my PC. I wish to boot into the VHD (Win 7 Ultimate) from a USB stick. I do not ...
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Endless or Inescapable SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk

Here is the situation: Whenever I start the laptop it says " Smart Hard Disk Error The SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure. To ensure not data loss. please backup the content ...
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Why won't my Win7 machine boot?

A couple of months ago, my Win7 PC unexpectedly became unable to boot normally. I'm able to boot into the various Safe Modes, but everything else fails (including what is sometimes called a "clean ...
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New graphics card causes Windows 7 partition to “Blue Screen” on boot

Problem: The other day I walked into my home office only to find my computer trying to boot and repeatedly kicking itself off and then trying to reboot again. After taking out nonessential components ...
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Legacy Mode Doesn't Work

I am currently trying to install Windows XP on my laptop (HP f305dx) but nothing seems to work. I am currently running Linx Mint on my laptop. Whenever I try to boot from the USB, it won't recognize ...
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Accidentally Formated /dev/sda1

I was messing around with some partitions on a PC that has both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 installed on it. In gparted, I distractedly formatted /dev/sda1 as fat32. Upon rebooting, I got the message ...
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Can't boot to kali linux with windows 10

I just installed kali linux on an empty disk space, and it asked me if i wanted to install the grub boot-loader on the main boot-sector, i said yes, but when i booted up it still booted to win10. So i ...
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Can I make a bootable Mac OS USB drive with access to a Windows PC and Inernet but no running Mac?

I've inherited a MacBook Air with no internal drive that is otherwise working and has been diagnosed at the Apple Store Genius Bar. I don't have access to any other Mac but I have Windows PCs and ...
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How do I use my 2TB Internal harddrive with my internal SSD?

Recently bought a new computer, custom build. I have two internal hard drives and one external. I have a Samsung Evo 850 500GB and a Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive. ...
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Cannot upgrade Windows 7 Pro 64bit to Windows 10 on Dell Vostro 3460 (dual boot with Kubuntu)

I am trying to upgrade Windows 7 Pro 64bit in my dell vostro 3460 to Windows 10, however when the instalation procedure is reboots the machine for the first time, it loads Windows 7 again and the ...
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My computer asking me to choose a OS during startup when there is only Windows 7 [on hold]

I have installed windows 7 on my laptop. When I am trying to start my computer a black screen appears with showing a option to select a OS but there is only windows 7 listed. How can I get rid of this ...
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Can TaskScheduler be used to auto boot a PC? [duplicate]

Ok, so using TaskScheduler to shutdown is easy enough. However can it also be used to schedule daily boots? Anything I've googled suggest you must edit the BIOS in order to schedule boots. I'm on ...
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Without BIOS support, can I install Linux on an NVMe SSD?

I’ve recently had a string of drive failures (5 in total from different brands) and I thought it would be a good time to replace them all with a very fast M.2 drive. My computer doesn’t have a M.2 ...
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Windows 10 fail to boot with 0xc0000001 error code

Introduction Hello, I'm running multiboot installation on machine with UEFI. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed, managed by Grub at startup and I have laptop working like this for about half a ...
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Laptop boots up very slowly

I've currently reinstalled Windows 7 on my old Acer Laptop. Everything is working fine but whenever i start the Internet Explorer my Laptop slows down heavily. The next boot up then takes about 20 ...
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Windows 7 UEFI: Help bcdedit find the “default” store in the EFI partition

bcdedit and similar tools[1] can't find where the store is. It's in the EFI system partition and I have to manually mount and assign a letter, then work on it with /store. Is there a "setting" that ...
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Which harddrive would OS be installed on?

I recently bought a new computer, but I'm not very good at building so I ordered parts and got a Umart to make it for me, they said that they installed windows. I have two internal drives, one Samsung ...
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Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines on boot

Orange Screen (See picture below) pops up right after Dell loading screen. Dell Bios is latest version (A07) Bit Locker is enabled Surprisingly, I am able to key in Bit Locker password at this ...
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Locked out of BIOS on ASUS T100TAM

I am locked out of my ASUS T100TAM BIOS. I can't even boot to windows. It only pulls up the blue BIOS password screen. Now, I have learned through research that I can enter a "rescue password" to ...
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Error booting from Ubuntu 15.04 Live USB

I have a brand new Lenovo E460 with Windows 10 on it, I am trying to install Ubuntu Mate 15.04 64 bit using a Usb drive. In my BIOS, I have disabled Secure Boot, set the Boot Mode to Both and enabled ...
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stuck in grub rescue on ubuntu 15.10

My problem started after running "delete" from testdisk at terminal, then rebooting and all I get black screen with: "error Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>" I've tried some tutorials kind ...
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Install Windows on a raw disk image in virtualbox and then use it as dual boot with linux

I currently have a laptop with linux in it. I'd like to install Windows 7 on dual boot with it but instead of doing it with a usb drive I was wondering if it was possible to create a raw disk image ...
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cloning hard drive as backup strategy - ensure bootable

I've found a number of similar scenarios on this site and serverfault but still unclear about one thing. Basically I want to rsync from one 2TB drive to another 2TB drive and run this nightly. In ...
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Windows 10 has random prolonged boot (Explorerinit phase)

I already posted my problem in other forum, but I didn't find any solution, so here we go: So recently I got a Dell XPS 15 9550. I immediately re-formatted it and install everything from scratch. I'm ...
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Numlock on by default on Kali Linux

I am fairly new to this version of Linux. I have it set so that when it boots, it automatically boots into the GUI for the operating system. This means when I load up the OS I am greeted with a login ...
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How to enter UEFI BIOS on Acer Aspire One, when windows 10 has disabled F2?

Web searches show that F2 is the key to enter BIOS on Acer Aspire One and it was working fine when my system had windows 8. When I upgraded to Windows 10 recently, I see that F2 is not working. I ...
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Black screen on startup no bios option just dead [closed]

I have acer aspire 8920g running windows7 ultimate 64bit and my fingerprint launch gave me problems so i uninstalled using revo uninstaller afterwards gave me option to delete leftover files which was ...
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Investigate the modern machines industry for building RAM, ROM chips.? [closed]

Investigate the modern machines industry for building RAM, ROM chips. Give an example of: desktop, laptop, mobile machines ?
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Booting IDE as master, no boot, no operatingsys (/w status need?)

Have been making use of this forum for years, now it's time to make my own, first question! Gheghe I have been braking my head on this one. Partitioning status (IDE must be booted in another PC) ...
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Errors in script which runs on boot

I have made an installer script of my architecture which runs on boot, and I added it to chkconfig: #!/bin/bash # # chkconfig: 2345 99 30 # description: Product Installer Service # if [ -f ...