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

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Why the shortcuts on desktop may be repainted at startup of Win 7?

At boot or startup of Windows 7, all of my shortcuts appear correct on the desktop, but after a few seconds they will change to white pages, and are then repainted with their original design. This is ...
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Triple boot windows 8.1 ubuntu 14 and kali linux

I currently have ubuntu and windows 8.1 installed. I have the grub 2 bootloader. I just want to know how to get kali linux on my machine too, I am a newbie. Can someone make a video for me or show me ...
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Windows 8 bootloader repair after Fedora 20 installation

I changed the BIOS settings on my Sony Vaio laptop (pre-installed with Windows 8) to legacy from UEFI. Then I booted from USB to install Fedora 20. While installing I created a 1 MB sized BIOSBOOT ...
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init.d postfix startup - only status gets called on service

I'm having a problem with postfix not starting up on boot. boot.log doesn't show any information whatsoever. Starting the postfix service afterwards works as expected. I added debug information to ...
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How can I find the time I fast booted my windows 8 computer this morning?

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop at work which I turn off every evening and turn on every morning. I want to know at what time I started my computer this morning. However, I use the fast boot option. This ...
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Access UEFI BIOS settings

I have a NEC ultrabook with windows 8 installed, and with UEFI bios. I was told that in order to access the BIOS settings I have to press the F2 key as soon as i power it on, however it doesn't ...
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Computer can be powered on once after new SSD install

My computer has a strange behavior since I installed a new SSD (Samsung Evo 840). When I pushed start button the first time after connecting the new internal SSD everything was ok. I managed to ...
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Why onedrive acts as if my stuff are in conflict?

I got a folder in both computers. In one computer it's modified at 8/18. In other computer it's modified at 8/27 Only one of them is modified. So I installed onedrive after 8/18 Yet this is the ...
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Z87 Deluxe edition Won't boot with Core i7-4790K

The new motherboard, of a friend of mine, will not boot with his brand new Core i7-4790K processor. The CPU error LED blinks as soon as we power on the unit. Hadrien
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XP SP2 hangs on logo screen, running chkdsk /p /r now hanging

I have a windows xp sp 2 on a toshiba laptop, Ive been using it for many years. The other day it hung on the windows logo and would only start in safemode. I did a best configuration, restore, then ...
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Booting Windows 8 from WD My Passport Ultra

I have ubuntu linux 13.04 installed on my ASUS laptop, and I am able to boot from USB keys from my BIOS. I have a 1TB external WD My Passport 0820 USB disk on which I have "installed" (per these ...
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how can I remove BIOS boot splash screen on HP Pavilion G series?

In my laptop (HP Pavilion G series) I would like to remove the BIOS logo at boot but I don't know how to. I've tried to flash a new BIOS firmware, but this didn't change the logo. How can I change ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB/DVD empty screen

I have Windows 7-32 installed, and i want to install Windows 7-64 version, i have both Bootable USB & a DvD, but each time i restart And boot from them it just takes me to an empty windows screen, ...
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Is there a way where I can restart lotus automatically when windows system is started and after crash?

I am aware that some files can be loaded when OS boots so that the launch of Lotus gets faster but is there a way I can launch Lotus completely and even in case of a crash, can i launch lotus without ...
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New hdd not detected in BIOS after CloneZilla

I did a disk to disk clone with clonezilla. I cloned all partitions and used the -k1 option. I put the new hdd in and it doesn't boot. BIOS does not detect an hdd. Why might that be? old hdd: 80gb, ...
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Windows 7 not booting. grub bash shell appears

My Windows 7 x64 desktop PC stopped booting after I restarted it. This message appears: drive 0x80(LBA): C/H/S=1023/255/63, Sector Count/Size=16434495/512 Partition num: 0, active, Filesystem ...
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How can I dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit with Windows 8.1 in Legacy (BIOS) Mode?

I bought my laptop almost a year ago, came with a FreeDOS OS and I installed Windows 7. Later upgraded to Windows 8 & 8.1. When I installed Windows 8, I had done it in Legacy (BIOS) mode and ...
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Boot drive does not show up under boot priority

I build myself a PC about a year and a half ago and something odd has recently happened. I have an SSD as my boot drive that had the operating system among some of my other heavily used programs. I ...
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Laptop USB Boot Option Disappeared

I`ve connected my USB external DVD writer to my laptop, in hopes of booting a recovery disk in hopes of backing up/restoring data from a failing HDD. The issue is that the option to boot from USB ...
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start debian in vmware ,it goes to a black screen

When i start debian in vmware,and it go to the black screen and i can't even find a place to login,maybe it is because i change the file of grub in /boot/grub/grub.cfg by adding this set ...
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AMD Radeon video card/display only works with UEFI Fedora

When I was using my onboard graphics, Intel HD4600, I was able to set up a dual boot on my SSD with a legacy BIOS Windows 8.1 64-bit installation and legacy BIOS Fedora 20 64-bit installation. I put ...
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NVIDIA GTX650 Ti 1 GB, nvidia-drivers, boot udev fail on gentoo

I have an Asus H97 Plus motherboard with i7 4790 proc, 16gb ram, samsung ssd, western digital hdd and a Gigabyte nVidia GTX650 Ti 1GB videocard. I have just installed a Gentoo on it (kernel: ...
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Configuring boot on Tails linux

I put a Tails Linux 1.1 livecd on usb drive and cloned it to another flash drive. Then I've created a persistent volume and it works. But I have to choose settings, language and set up a new root ...
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Win7: moved hard drive to different computer (similar architecture), now it bluescreens while booting

I've moved a drive containing Win7 64bit to a different computer. The architecture is not too different. The "new" computer (not too new, really) is an AMD FX 4100 quad core, GeForce GTX 560, some ...
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Screen broken of my laptop, start with an external monitor

My laptop (SAMSUNG RC 420)screen is broken and the replacement of my screen arrives in three weeks. I'd like to start the laptop with external monitor. I want to know if there is a way to boot from ...
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Computer can't boot

I have a 1 year old PC and the last weeks, when I press the ON button the PC doesn't power on ( Like I didn't press the ON button ). I have to plug and unplug a few times the power cord in order to ...
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Issue with Toshiba Satellite C50 A-1JM

I am having some odd problems with my Toshiba laptop. For the last two days, it has not loaded past the boot screen for hours, if at all. When I force the laptop off and switch it back on, it goes to ...
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HP Probook 4520 boots to white screen unable to access bios

I am an IT technician but by no means do I know everything. I have run into a problem that I am unfamiliar with and could use some help. A friend of mine bought an HP probook 4520 from a business that ...
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Desktop power supply hangs on startup after possible lightening strike

Fujitsu Desktop computer (core 2 dual 2,5 RAM), wont start after night with lightening. When the powercord is put in the computer it starts immidiately (not with the start button). The fan starts and ...
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Can I have multiple custom startup configurations in windows 7?

Currently I can only put programs to startup folder and after that all of them will launch every time when I turn on PC. But what if I want several configurations? For example first configuration for ...
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Different boot time for the same computer by different commands

As far as I am aware, there are 3 ways to check the computer boot time in windows. And they should give the same time, just in different formats. Why do I get different times, where do these commands ...
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Debian grub bootloader can't find windows 7

I have been using Windows 7 for quite a while on my machine in the following configuration. I have three hard drives, all different sizes, with Windows being installed on the largest. This is also the ...
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Samsung R620 stuck on Samsung Logo

I have both Linux and Windows Vista installed on my notebook. Today when I turned it on I accidentally chose "Samsung Recovery" instead of "Windows Vista" in GRUB. After Samsung Recovery has loaded, I ...
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BOOT Menu key on in order to choose the DVD Boot

When I launch it, it will not boot, and when I hit F12 on boot, it just says "Please Wait..." on the Samsung screen and just stays there.
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How to add EFI entry by efibootmgr?

I installed stand alone Ubuntu on my laptop by formatting the HDD. Now HDD is not in my EFI menu. From a Live USB environment, I added the EFI entry, even by chroot. However, the EFI menu is reset to ...
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I wanna load CentOS 6.4 kernel of machine 1 in machine 2 on vmware. I receive “UNABLE TO GATHER EFI DATA”. How is it that users give /boot/? [on hold]

It is about using kexec and load new kernel. How is it that users give /boot/ address instead of address of new boot (like /boot2) directory? I don't want to reload the old kernel. Thanks!
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Computer crashes twice/thrice before booting into windows

I need help. i built a PC, and it behaves very strangely. When i press the power button, the lights come on, fan maxes out, HDD spins, bios shows up etc and then it immediately crashes (powers down) ...
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Windows 7 booting and startup repair issues

I have a MSI FR720 laptop with Windows 7 and Lubuntu partions. For quite a while (6 months or so) I've been having issues booting from my hard drive, it'd take me between 5 minutes and several hours ...
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Cannot run Windows after upgrading Ubuntu

Here is the scenario of my Lenovo 3000 G430 Laptop: System configuration: P4 Dual core T3200 CPU 3GB RAM (1+2 in two slots) 500GB HDD Partition layout for HDD: 170GB Priamry - NTFS (for Windows ...
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How to make a bootable recovery partiion(s) for multiple OS (Linux, Windows…)

I'd like to create a recovery entry in my Bootloader (GRUB in this case). For this I have to create a bootable recovery partition for Linux (say Mint for example) and another for Windows 7 on my ...
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Problems restoring grub

I have used fsarchiver to move the content of my old hard drive on a new bigger SSD. Basically, one partition with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything went fine. But now I can not boot. I used GPT and I also ...
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Is a hybrid Linux USB-Stick for UEFI & legacy BIOS possible?

my idea is to create an USB-Boot-Stick with Lubuntu that is able to boot on an older BIOS Laptop and an newer UEFI Systems. This would be quite easy, when the Stick would be setup as a legacy boot ...
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Start applications on specified screen at startup (Windows 8)

What I would like to do is have all my programs that start on startup to popup on predefined screens. Now, since we configure applications to start on startup by adding a shortcut to the startup ...
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ATI radeon hd 5450 Graphics Card Issues

I have an Old Dell Optiplex 755 SFF with an Intel Core 2 Processor (windows 7). Now This can hold a PCI-E x16 port. Now I got an ATI Radeon HD 5450 low profile. I plugged and played and it fits ...
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Missing operation system and can't enter bios

I tried to load my default settings from the Bios. But when i did and i restarted i get the message: Missing operation system Whenever i try to restart i cannot enter the bios and change the boot ...
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Adobe AcroTray in Startup

I want to minimize the items that start-up in the Task Manager. Do I need Adobe AcroTray to run in startup?
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Deleting an operating system entry from bootloader menu

yesterday I installed Windows 8.1 while I had Windows 7 already installed. Now, once I boot up my laptop, it asks me whether I want Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 booted up. I want that to go away, I want ...
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How to change from UEFI to legacy without reinstalling Windows?

The machine has UEFI enabled. I can't boot anything except Windows; No bootable USBs. I have to change it to legacy mode, but Windows 8 won't boot in legacy mode. So the only solution I can think of ...
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Computer wont turn on - flashing light indicator

I am having a strange problem with my computer, and need a diagnosis... The computer was just fine yesterday, but today when I try to turn it on, the light indicator flashes, the fans also get a short ...
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What is the CPU microcode?

Today after unpacking the initramfs file from my Linux /boot directory I found that it contains the GenuineIntel.bin file, and that that file is an image of what is called the CPU microcode. Then I ...