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

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Where Logs about User Boot on OSX?

My friend installed Yosemite OSX to his Macbook pro. For some reason, it is lagging in the booting very much; many others have the same problem in some Macs. Mine not in the newest Macbook Air. I ...
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Windows 8.1 boot stuck

Booting system (Windows 8.1) on my laptop (ThinkPad T400) often stuck on screen with Windows logo. I can't do anything but "hard shutdown" by holding start button. Then I start it again and Windows ...
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virtual macine pxe boot

hello people id like to ask im trying to create VM and then i want use it so i can boot from LAN to another physical machine in my network is that even possible if yes how? **I ...
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Boot issues and choppy PC

Yesterday, when turning on my PC, it got stuck on a black screen while booting. So I pressed the reset button to restart it and then it gave me some error telling me to insert system drive and ...
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Install linux on computer that can't boot from USB, but no CD/DVD available

I have a computer (A) that I want to install linux on. The bios on A does not recognize "booting from USB". I do not have access to a CD or DVD to create a boot disc. I do however have access to other ...
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Boot USB Tails through VirtualBox?

So I have Tails 1.2 on my USB (Disk 5) and also on a partition (2) on an external hard drive (Disk 4). The USB shows up as 3.75GB and the partition is 6GB. I want to be able to boot either Disk 4 or ...
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Wlll reversing boot order in Win 8.1 provide a measure of safety when attempting dual-boot install of Ubuntu 14.04?

I am brand new here please notify me if I am not properly styling my question, thanks. I am ready to install dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 from LiveUSB but I am appalled by how many people have problems ...
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Error notebook samsung np300e4c Boot menu is empty

I have my notebook Samsung NP300e4c. When turned on yesterday it shows me a picture with the list of boot options menu and app, but the list of boot I get empty !!!! Entering BIOS recognizes my ...
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Package downgrade from live environment

I run arch Linux on an hp laptop. I installed a graphical login manager (gdm) and during boot, the kernel unpacks, systemd starts, but when it attempts to start my login manager "An error has ...
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Install windows on slave HD, then remove Master HD and boot from slave

My master HD has developed bad sectors and I should eventually move the windows to my currently slave HD. Is it possible to: Install a 2nd windows 8.1 on Slave. Still use the old windows 8.1 ...
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error message on windows startup

I'm using Windows XP. During startup I get the following screen. Windows cannot find C:\Program files\search extension\client.exe. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again.To search ...
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Error Booting from PCI-E Drive

To cut straight to the point. I have a computer. It has two solid state drives. One is pci-e, one is not. They both have ubuntu installed on them. I can boot from one hard drive, but I cannot boot ...
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Can't boot after hardware upgrade

today I've just changed completely my hardware: a new case, new CPU (i5 replaced amd athlon 5000+), new motherboard, new ram... I've kept only the GPU and HDD. But now it won't boot. I can see it ...
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Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
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Newly built PC occasionally won't boot

I recently built my first PC, and occasionally when I try to boot it up, it doesn't boot - the fans spin, the lights come on, but nothing happens on the screen. But not always - sometimes it boots ...
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Windows 8 boot loader not loading windows 7

I was using windows 7 unlimate on my laptop.. so I think also have and another windows operating system so I downloaded windows 8.1 version from torrent. it's iso image . so after dowanload I mounted ...
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Boot option not available to boot Kali Linux (installed along side Windows 8)

i have Sony Vaio laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. I installed kali linux (in UEFI mode) alongside with windows 8. On first restart, I got both the option in the boot menu i.e., to either start ...
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Problems with boot (keli linux on windows 7)

I've installed Keli Linux for my USB, everything went good, it worked with my windows, until I entered the Setup in the usb and installed it on windows. Than it said - The install will continue after ...
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Mouse turns PC on windows 8 [duplicate]

Why is my Windows 8 pc always powered on by moving mouse? same problem but cant find power management tab in the settings.
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Add recovery partition to advance boot menu options

I want to add a WinPE automated recovery partition to a computer, can this boot option be added to "Advanced boot options"? (Like where Safe mode options are)
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Attempting to clean install Windows 7 on brand new SSD failing with “The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible” error

I switched out the HDD in my laptop for a brand new Kingston M500 240gb SSD. I expected to be able to just stick in my Windows 7 pen drive and install to the SSD. When booting from the pen drive I'm ...
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Windows 8 is not booting up in my sony vaio laptp

Here is my problem: I have Windows 8 which came preinstalled on my laptop. My laptop is a sony vaio sve15127cnb. I tried to install kali linux on my laptop as bual boot. So I restarted my laptop ...
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Computer won't boot after uninstalling Ubuntu and reinstalling windows

Hello fellow Internet users, So I decided to install Ubuntu, formatting my hard drive to do so, after a few months I decided to go back to Windows, so I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled ...
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I am unable to boot into OS X at boot after having installed Ubuntu 14.10 with rEFInd

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside OS X Yosemite 10.10, with rEFInd, following the instructions of rEFInd about fixing a problem of booting among Yosemite and Ubuntu. I fixed it and it was ...
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win xp will not find my usb keyboard at startup

My windows xp computer will not recognize my usb keyboard on startup. I get stuck at the login screen. It will recognize my usb mouse. The keyboard is good because it allows me into the bios and ...
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Unable to get Linux Live installation media to properly boot from USB on 2006 iMac

I'm trying to dual boot linux on a 2006 iMac. I have tried Arch, Ubuntu, and Fedora. I originally created the Arch USB installation media following the instructions in the Arch Beginner's Guide. ...
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Recovering from a boot error

I was doing a project for my library where I installed Ubuntu desktop on a couple of hard drives. When I finished, I shutdown my machine, but when I tried booting back up again, I noticed that there ...
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Install ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install ubuntu in my Toshiba Satellite C55 from a bootable usb using EFI mode. Secure and Fast boot are disabled i created 4 partition: /boot EFI partition Swap / (racine) See the ...
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Windows 8.1 Advanced startup options disappeared

OK so a bit of background: I need to disable driver signing because I need to install a modified driver so that I can hook up my PS3 controller. I have a dual boot setup with Mint 17 and windows 8.1 ...
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Clonezilla: weird error about destination being smaller, though disks are identical

I want to clone a 1Tb disk which has some issues with the Win7 boot manager. I want to clone it so I can try some remedies on the cloned disk. The destination disk is also a 1Tb, empty disk. (Though ...
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ASUS E8709: after installing CentOS7 with Windows 8, HDD boot option is missing

I bought a new ASUS E8709. It is shipped with Windows 8.1.  I wanted to install CentOS 7 along with it. What I did is as follows (as suggested by this video): left some unallocated drive space under ...
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Will not display option of Windows 8 or Windows 7

I just installed Windows 7 alongside Windows 8. Now I cant boot Windows 8 because it automaticaly boots Windows 7 without displaying boot menu. How can I get menu with options to choose which Os to ...
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Bootable RAID1 instead of extra SATA drive

Here's the deal as a web developer I am total rookie in the hardware stuff, but since we make more money now and tried to experiment some stuff. I got this Raid1 (4 SAS Drives) and extra 3TB Sata ...
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How can I fix a Debian VM booting to a black screen?

I have a VDI file with Debian installed on it. When I start the VM, GRUB is run and after choosing the system's version (restore or normal boot) a black screen appears. How can I diagnose what the ...
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MacBook Pro shutting off and not able to wake up

I see there are others with this problem. My computer kept turning off until finally I couldn't turn it back on. It was giving me a message "the Start Up disk was full" and suggesting I rid of some ...
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Delayed Boot Time & Memory/RAM Issues

I have an older Gateway GT5662, I'm having two specific issues that I think are related. I'll explain each separately and hopefully someone has come across this before. Break down of booting issue ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 with dual boot through a virtual drive created in Windows 7

This may sound a dumb question, but I really need your suggestions on it. I have a PC running Windows 7. I just downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (the latest one). The problem is that my DVD ...
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Merge a squashFS and a initrd into one single file (PXE booting)

I have a initrd and a cloop (squashFS). Which is the simplest way, to merge those 2 files into one single initrd file, for the purpose of PXE-booting the whole image at once without any bootstrapping ...
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Windows xp hangs with dim splash screen on setup's first boot

I'm Installing windows xp in my Desktop, and after first setup boot (which is comes next to "formatting disk", "copying files"), the windows xp splash screen hangs and its very Dim. I had never face ...
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How can I edit the bootup screen in a fedora ISO?

I want to modify a fedora ISO image so that when I install it, it will use a custom image for the bootup screen and desktop. Is this possible?
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I formatted my hard drive, and I think I've killed the computer.

I know that there have been dozens of posts about booting troubles, and I've read my fair share of them, but nothing quite comes close to my specific problem. So recently a friend of mine got me ...
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windows 7 booting from wrong drive. How to move the bootloader?

I had windows 7 installed on an old dying harddrive. I did a fresh install onto a new one, but it only boots from the old hard drive. theres two "Windows 7" on the list. How do i move the bootloader ...
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SOLVED Ubuntu wrong clock time (universal and local)

Local time and universal time are wrong. They are shifted to -2 hours to the real time. Setting the timezone didn't solve because the universal time is wrong. I'm running ubuntu 14.04 and I have a ...
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vCenter Converter - migrate P2V without dedicated boot partition

I'm looking to migrate a physical machine to my ESXi cluster with vCenter Converter but actually I got this following error : There is no '/boot' directory mounted on the source machine. It is ...
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Set USB boot with GRUB without using BIOS setting

I need to mount USB with GRUB without using BIOS config (i dont have any password for edit bios config). I'd like just use my LinuxLive distro installed on my USB but BIOS setting are set for HD boot ...
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Stop or pause Windows startup programs during boot? [on hold]

This is not a duplicated question. This question is about stopping or pausing the current startup list at any time rather than bypassing it. Is there an application or program that can stop or pause ...
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Why does My Dell Latitude d630 not power on? [closed]

the power led beeps red continuously and the led lights on the battery, 3 out of five beep at the same time when i press on the battery. What seems to be the problem? because even when i remove the ...
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Bootloader priority issue

Good day to you all. I have a problem with the bootloader on my pc. I've followed a guide and i've partitioned my SSD so that now I have W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that when I switch my pc ...
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How to boot from USB and copy files to USB?

My Windows 7 installation is broken. It won't boot and when I run the installation from bootable USB, it gets stuck right at the beginning saying "Loading something something (can't remember what)", ...
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After “grub>” mensage install Fedora 20

After installing the Fedora 20 sucessfully and rebooted, I have received the message on boot: Grub> I stay stuck on this screen and don't know what to do. I think it might be a problem to load ...