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

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Teamviewer 10 service hung on starting, slows down startup

Suddenly my PC started taking a long time to boot. I have windows 8.1 on an SSD so it's usually pretty fast, like 20 or 30s from pressing the button to desktop, most of it is the motherboard stuff. ...
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SSD not booting on an HP Pavilion HPE-H9 running Windows 7

I’m on Windows 7 and my PC is an HP Pavilion HPE-H9 and I just recently got a 500GB Samsung SSD. I used the data migration tool that comes with the CD to copy my data over onto the SSD. I got into my ...
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Trouble booting after replacing CMOS battery

After replacing my CMOS battery today, I initially got the expected BIOS warning that the CMOS settings are wrong in that the time was off. After I set the time, I had the BIOS save the updated ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 model 3537: Laptop boots to black screen with four beeps

Dell Inspiron 15 model 3537 laptop. When turning on the laptop, the system boots to a black screen with four beeps. The problem persists on a restart, and pressing F12 or any other key does not help. ...
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How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.

Firstly, quick background. I have Win7 x64 Pro. The reason I wanted to resize my system reserved partition is this: http://www.pagestart.com/win7br0x8100003301.html The Backup & Restore stopped ...
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WIN8 EFI GPT hdd does not boot

I have followed instructions here to test GPT and EFI partitions. all scripts from website works fine in winPE but after reboot, computer does not find hard drive bootable. At first I thought i need ...
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command for adding a program at windows bootup

I want to add a java program in windows system boot up. Is there a command to do so?? I tried searching the internet and found steps to add a program but i need commands which i can implement in my ...
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Missing Operating System message while booting

I just erased my whole disk drive and I created a single unpartitioned space to my hard drive using GParted(http://gparted.org) usb stick (which proves that this system can boot from usb). The problem ...
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Dualboot Linux Mint & Windows 8.1 (GRUB Problems)

I've been trying to make a dualboot configuration with Linux Mint (17.1 Rebecca) and Windows 8.1. These are the steps I followed in installing this setup: Install windows 8 Run all available updates ...
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What happens if I install Linux mint on preinstalled partition which has Ubuntu14.04?

I already have installed Ubuntu14.04 on partition on my hdd but it is not starting up so I want to install Linux Mint?Can I do that and what will if I do that?
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Repairing windows boot

I have two computers - a desktop and a laptop. The desktop has multiple hard drives attached - an SSD (Windows), two internal drives and an external drive. The Windows installation was on the SSD ...
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Booting Debian from USB stick fails although Secure Boot is disabled

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.; 2015) with Windows 8. I used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Testing (the USB stick is FAT32 formatted). When I plug in the USB ...
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Motherboard incompatible with RAMs not in its compatibility list?

My Biostar G31-M7 TE seems to be incompatible with DDR2 modules of apparently supported size, speed and depth. The MB supports up to two banks of DDR2, with a max capacity of 2x2GB and clock at 800 ...
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W7 usb port not working after W10 dual boot

So i got a pc with 3 HDD. Ive got Windows 7 running perfectly on one of them. Some day ago i installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on my second HDD. Windows 10 also work perfectly but when i boot my ...
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Windows 7 Getting Stuck at “Starting Windows” Screen

After doing much research and spending countless hours working on my laptop, I finally decided to post a specific question about my problems. There are a lot of specifics and a lot of things I have ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on the new notebook with ssd

ASUS X554L SSD What I try to do: So I've bought notebook without system and I want to install windows 8.1 on it. What the heck is going on: After boot from dvd there is a splash screen with windows ...
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how to change the startup apple logo on OS 10.10 Yosemite?

I have tried some applications that replace the apple logo. These worked on older OS's on 10.9 it changed the Apple logo but at bootup you got the apple logo for a second. My understanding is that ...
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Sony Vaio crashes once a day on average

A user had a Sony T series laptop (SVT1311CGXS) that is out of warranty but is still a nice laptop. The problem is that it starts running super slow for 30 seconds and then reboots. It's running ...
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Computer powers up but won’t boot [on hold]

I have a Dell All-In-One Touch PC. Last night, I was mid-game when my computer suddenly crashed: The display froze, and a green gash appeared across the screen, and in a few other places too. The ...
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Stopping windows from booting [on hold]

This is not really serious, bt is there a way to stop windows from booting and it gives an error(not really error, just doesn't boot). And when we undo the changes it boots back.
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Verifying dmi pool data boots into windows

I have googled all over the place, but seems that everyone who gets this message "Verifying DMI Pool Data.." gets stuck at it. In my case I am able to load into Windows after few seconds of that ...
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Virtualized Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) stuck on boot and slow [on hold]

I have a Mac bar issue. When I downloaded And un7zipped it worked but failed to work but I figured out to enable to get hardware virtualazation is on HP Pavilion TS 15. I pressed esc on boot and ...
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Prevent boot from recovery partition

I have an asus laptop, model K43U installed with windows 7 starter which works normaly and perfectly. It has 2 users, both with a password. Until yesterday, while i logon with my User credential, my ...
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OSX Mavericks - Recovering from an Invalid Record Count error

I've ended up with a friend's Macbook Pro that won't boot. They've given it to me asking me to fix as they have family photos not backed up (naughty, I know!) they want retrieved. When booting up, ...
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How to load Disks on the fly rather than on boot

I have an i5 4590 and 4Gb of RAM. On linux, the experience is smooth, it boots in 5 secs every things is cool. However, windows takes ages to load, and sometime immediately after boot, it won't run ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo boots to “PXE-E61 Media Test Failure - Check Cable” (Please help)

Thanks for opening this, I'm helpless. I have a Lenovo E545 ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 off of the[Samsung 840 SSD that I installed when I bought the computer. Everything as run fine until I tried ...
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No Boot Device Available

I have a Dell Vostro 230 Windows 7 computer and recently the hard drive was starting to fail. I then purchased a new hard drive in order to replace the redundant hard drive. I installed the new hard ...
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Android tablet 4.4.2 Toast Notification “Forcing Boot” [on hold]

I have recently noticed my tablet had an update so I pressed install and after compleating the install it said after loading the updates in a toast notification Forcing Boot and none of the apps on my ...
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GRUB2 + encrypt. /boot: Load cryptkey from usb

Grub2 allows to encrypt the boot device with LUKS. Booting the system, it shows a prompt for entering the passphrase. In my case, the passphrase should be secure, so it is very long. Is it possible - ...
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Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information error after fresh installation of windows [on hold]

I'm facing problem installing new version of windows on my laptop. After installing Windows 8 the following message appears: File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000034 Info: The Windows Boot Configuration ...
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Can't boot ISO images directly off my laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and looked through https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot so that I can boot from an Ubuntu 14.10 ISO. But it isn't working, when I select that menu entry from the ...
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Intermittent PC POST - what else to check

I know there are thousands of questions where a machine won't POST or boot, but I'm experiencing something slightly different. I've got a fairly standard desktop (motherboard with onboard graphics, ...
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Grub Fallback Not Working in Redhat 6.5

I'm trying to set up a grub fallback system in grub.conf, but none of the settings in the grub 0.97 documentation have any discernible effect. Also, there is no grub-set-default command present. This ...
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It is safe delete OSX's /private/var/folders/* at reboot?

Want clean the /private/var/folders/* at the OS X boot, by creating an launchd entry. (AFAIK, the OS X doesn't supports the rc.conf rc.d - everything must be done by creating an entry for the ...
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How to install Windows 8 without flash drive and dvd? GPT/UEFI

I have my new SSD, on which I want to install Windows 8.1. I have an iso image. So what I normally do when I use MBR on the drive: Create partitions Extract iso to one of the partitions Make that ...
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Can’t boot OS as hard disk drive not visible in BIOS

My computer (Asus laptop) suddenly stopped booting up one day. So I used a Fedora live CD to back up all my files externally then used the same live CD to install Fedora while I figure out where I put ...
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How does each PXE boot client know to grab the image from Clonezilla server?

I am kind of used to Fog and trying out Clonezilla for a change. For Fog, all of our clients are on PXE boot all of the time. I noticed there is not much instruction on Clonezilla server through PXE ...
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windows 7 black screen after update [closed]

my system is win 7 64 bit pro and i have an ati radeon 7800. After some win updates, i am getting a black screen without cursor. If i boot in safe mode, i get the normal resolution (1920x2000), what ...
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Debian and GNOMEbuntu installation fails to boot showing a weird Realtek network screen

I have tried replacing Windows with Linux, using Debian network installer. No errors occured, but when I booted the new system a weird screen appeared and Linux is not loading. Intel UNDI , PXE ...
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Installing Windows Update 3033929

I am using grub as default boot loader for my dual boot laptop (DELL Vostro 3750). My system is currently undergoing a reboot loop (infinite) because of Windows Update 3033929. As described here: ...
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Convert MBR based install to GPT based

I recently re-installed Windows 8.1 on my notebook, in MBR mode, since I was not able to make the UEFI recognize the flash drive as EFI bootable (then I did not make any research in this topic, but ...
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How to register/convert a restored linux OS (bios) to EFI booting

First let me explain my current set up. I recently scrubbed my two main drives and converted them to GUID. On the primary drive (sdb in my case) I have created an EFI boot partition (ESP) on ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start after update

I'm having Windows 8.1 on an Acer laptop. Yesterday the system updated, but because the battery was at about 2%, the laptop turned off while it was updating. Now, every time I try to turn the laptop ...
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Can’t boot into Linux Mint after installing Arch Linux

On my computer, I have Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, and recently Arch Linux, installed in a partition scheme like so /dev/sda1 SYSTEM (Win 8 bootloader, BCD, etc.) /dev/sda2 Windows 8.1 ...
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How do you prioritize startup items launch order in Windows 8.1?

I have several startup programs and services (A-G, either program or a service) that runs each time I log into my Windows 8.1 administrator account. However, there is one program (F), that I need to ...
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BOOTMGR is missing. How to replace Windows 7 embedded boot files after applying image in WinPE

I have just applied an image of a Windows 7 Embedded system to a HDD using Imagex inside WinPE. I captured the image of the system on the same board and the same drive and cleaned the drive before ...
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Scrambled screen even before booting

I have an Acer laptop (Aspire 4740g). Recently it has the following problem. When I turn it on, even the boot menu shows funny characters. That means is not the operating system. Running memtest, ...
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Reinstall Windows from another PC

I've decided I want to format my hdd and reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop. The laptop doesn't have a CD/DVD drive and I guess I've lost my USB drive when I moved a few weeks ago. And I don't really ...
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Recovering from botched Clean Boot

I performed a clean boot as described here which says to disable all non Microsoft services. I missed the part where it said to hide all Microsoft Services, so I disabled ALL services. Apparently, ...
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Windows 7 dual boot with Debian Jessie

I had debian jessie installed on a single hard drive, then i added 3 other hard drives just for storage purposes but I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on one of them. It was working fine until ...