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

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Laptop can't enter BIOS but boots fine

I have a Lenovo T430. It boots into Arch Linux without issue but when I try to enter BIOS configuration or the menu to choose a boot device, it hangs with a blank screen. Things I have tried: ...
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Windows 7 x64 crashes upon account logon

I'm posting this here because my problem is very specific. I had logged into Windows and I noticed something weird: it shows my network card is initializing/recognizing my connection, but it just ...
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Windows 8.1 SSD will not boot also will not display folder contents when mounted externaly on another machine

I dropped my windows 8.1 laptop and it seemed to be ok but when i moved the mouse over anything it went to the loading icon. So i shut down and rebooted my laptop hoping this would fix the issue ...
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ubuntu installation on usb flash drive will not boot

here's the partitioning I've done during ubuntu install https://youtu.be/BcRnqqybMIQ installing OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit AMD64 device: Asus x205ta ubuntu bootable usb drive created and BOOTIA32.EXE ...
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Motherboard sees usb stick but won't boot of it

I have a ASUS x99-A mainboard and am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 from a usb stick. I have copied it on two different, fat32 formatted usb sticks, with dd and can boot from both on my other ...
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Boot failure for lenovo G505

My lenovo G505 notebook did not show usb device, now the bios setting shows that the hard disk is not detected and it does not boot, usb ports are not working, what could be the solution.
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I need to calculate time of booting RPI using Watchdog? Can any one help me please

The boot sequence of the Raspberry Pi is basically this: Stage 1 boot is in the on-chip ROM. Loads Stage 2 in the L2 cache Stage 2 is bootcode.bin. Enables SDRAM and loads Stage 3 Stage 3 is ...
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On booting, Internet recovery option pops up though I hold down the option key

I formatted my hard and removed all the partitions from it on my macbook pro 2012. Now, I want to install Yosemite on it, but when it starts, and I keep the option down, but no startup disk menu ...
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Windows 8 over Ubuntu Can't Override Ubuntu Boot

I had Windows 8 installed on my Asus X5551M, then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 over it. Now I want to go back to Windows 8 to sell the computer. I created a Windows 8 USB using the exe from the Windows ...
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Computer boots to black PXE screen, then reports “no bootable device”

When I turn on my computer, I get the following on a black screen: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082) Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.0.4 (03/03/09) ...
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Modifying IP camera firmware

I have a D-Link DCS-931L IP camera and it started to lose wifi connection regularly. To debug the problem I tried to log into it, but any remote access is prohibited (except web interface which is ...
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Can't boot from optical drive Toshiba Laptop

So, I have an odd problem with a Toshiba satellite M45. The optical drive works fine inside the OS (windows XP), but I can't boot to it. Even when selecting it as the primary boot device in bios, as ...
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Too Much Hardware Reserved Memory

Background My parents have a Gateway lx6810-01 that had 32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium. It has two 4 GB sticks of RAM installed (GSkill F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT), totaling 8 GBs. The RAM came with the ...
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How can I fix my pc after power failure during windows updates?

I was executing windows updates on my pc. The power failure was caused by the main motherboard power connector. A prong on this connector was bent enough that it was wedged into the motherboard and ...
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First boot Install Windows on SSD using USB flash memory

I'm trying to run my own pc build. I want to install windows from a USB flash to the SSD I installed in the PC. I want to know how to configure that in BIOS setup before and after the installation. I ...
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PC goes directly to windows installation before bios setup

This is the first boot of my PC build. I have a Gigabyte z97 motherboard. i already plugged a usb flash memory that windows will be installed from. when i boot i get the POST screen. When i hit 'del' ...
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Using motherboard splash screen during Linux boot

Windows 8.1 with UEFI uses the motherboard manufacturer's splash screen while booting. This results in a feeling of extra smooth boot process. How can I get this behavior with under a Linux system? ...
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Boot Windows 8 from HDD connected via USB port: OS not found error

I have internal SSD in my PC(I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD). So I disassembled its HDD which has pre-installed Windows 8. So I want to boot my licensed and pre-installed Windows via USB. I ...
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Windows 7 won't launch after updates - I just want to save the files

I have Windows 7 64-bit and I did a lot of updates after I didn't do for a long time. And now Windows won't start, it's stuck in the colurful swinging logo and restart again. It suggest doing a REPAIR ...
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To which extent will bitlocker affect my boot chain

My laptop has the following setup: uefi (no secure boot) gpt ssd custom bootmanager (refind, similar to grub) leading to windows 8.1 (via windows bootloader) and a varying linux distro (via grub) ...
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Boot from USB on Windows RT 8.1 Tablet (Surface 1)

I'm trying to boot from USB on Windows RT 8.1 tablet (Surface 1) but have been unsuccessful. I tried: I shut down the tablet and then hold volume up button. Press the power button and release it. ...
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Windows 8 really slow typing

Thanks for attention! My Windows 8.1 boot is ok (say, bearable), but the typing at startup is not: for about 5 minutes each keypress has an interval of 30 seconds! I still could not figure out if it ...
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Can I save boot profile so my slow computer can stream in Google Hangout?

I actually have two computers, both running current version of Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Neither one of them will stream even decently in Google Hangouts, Go to Meeting, etc. First is a ...
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Windows Disk I/O 100% at boot for 20 Minutes

I have a fast computer (quad-core i7, 3.5 Ghz, 24 GB of RAM, Windows 8.1) and I installed a new hard drive less than a year ago that was supposed to be as fast as you could buy for an HHD and not an ...
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DOS program has 8 second delay on startup under Win 7

My legacy DOS program (instant-Office) endures an 8 second delay when starting under Windows 7 - every time. Having run the identical program thousands of times under DOS and Win-XP it starts up ...
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How can I install Debian Jessie on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s via a USB stick?

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s with Windows 7 pre-installed. I'd like to install Debian Jessie. I obtained an .iso file here (I selected amd64 from the Small CDs or USB sticks section). After ...
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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V with Windows 7/8.1 ISO Boot Failure Issue

I added Hyper-V to my server and created a VM, and tried so many version of ISO(Windows 7, Windows 8.1) But I received message that Boot failure. Reboot and Select proper Boot device or ...
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Prevent Windows 7 from booting in Safe Mode [duplicate]

I've found myself in quite the unusual situation, through my own thoughtlessness. Using a computer of which I do not have an (or the) administrative account on, went to msconfig, to 'boot' and ...
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The installation dialog box does not show up after booting from my bootable USB which has Ubuntu in it

I used to create bootable USBs in the following way and it used to work perfectly fine: sudo mount -o loop /path to iso/ /media/iso cp -a /media/iso/. /path to usb flash drive/ sudo syslinux -s ...
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TRESOR kernel patch linux 3.6.2 kernel

I am trying to apply a kernel patch that should achieve that CPU takes care of encryption and therefore making cold boot attacks impossible on my PC. https://www1.cs.fau.de/tresor ...
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Strange Windows 8.1 Boot load time

So this started all of a sudden. I'm not sure exactly when but a few days ago. Basically i am running Windows 8.1 on a Samsung 850 SSD. Nothings wrong with it, but suddenly after it gets into windows, ...
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Bluescreen at win7 Boot (Boot time defrag routine failure)

I had this drive set up for boot time defrag (only once). It contained a pagefile which was fragmented. Next time I restarted my PC, I got a bluescreen (dumping memory). After a few repair ...
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How can I install CentOS on the Windows Intel Compute Stick

Intel Compute Stick comes in two versions: one with Windows 8.1 and one with Ubuntu, but the Linux version has half the RAM and far less internal storage and nearly impossible to buy. So I am ...
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Linux (Ubunu) only boots sometimes from GRUB - Windows boots fine everytime? [on hold]

I have a strange boot problem: I have a Lenovo E540 laptop with an SSD harddisk. It had Windows installed when it was delivered, and I install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 along with the default Grub ...
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Low CMOS battery but it's brand new [closed]

When booting my old PC it says low CMOS battery so I replaced it with a spare battery which I bought a few years back. Upon booting from power-off state, it still says low CMOS battery. Is it ...
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Grub won't boot after patitioning Windows 7

I partitioned my Windows 7 into two drives using Minitool Partition Wizard. I also have a Ubuntu partition on the same computer. After the partition was over, it restarted into the Grub rescue mode ...
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Cannot boot linux from USB

I'm really sorry about this question, I'm guessing it gets asked a lot around here. However, I've been trying for the past hours to install arch linux without any success. I'm using an old seagate ...
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My HP 4540s only boots to BIOS when it's COLD — I have to chill it in the freezer first [closed]

I have a 2 year old HP Probook 4540s, core i5. It is dual-booted with Win 8.1 and Mac 10.9.5. Has run stable for the 1 year I've owned it. The other day I got a "Fan Error 90B" on startup. Inspected ...
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Windows 8.1 dual-boot with openSUSE boot failure

I already have Windows 8.1 on my newly built PC and wanted to dual-boot with openSUSE. I wrote the install image to a USB, but the install kept hanging so I used network install (also written to a ...
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Bootable usb not recognized in UEFI disabled mode unable to dual boot

I want to dual boot my laptop(lenovo G580). It currently has windows 8.1(unactivated). Now I also want to install ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, so basically I was trying to dual boot using bootable usb drive. ...
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USB-stick not visible in BIOS-menu

I tried to format my harddisk and want to install windows 7 on the Computer, but my bios doens't give me the option to boot from my usb stick. I tried it on an older lenovo laptop and there I can ...
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My computer boots but shows nothing but a black display

I am running Windows 7. My computer is booting and I can see the Welcome screen. However after this it just goes blank. I can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and open up and see task manager. But the desktop does ...
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Trouble booting OS

I've two hard disks, one contains XP, the other contains Windows 7. By default, 7 used to boot up, but, now XP is booting up. Even boot options doesn't show Windows 7. How to get back Windows 7 now?
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How do I replace the dump of my USB recovery media with a more simple EFI partition in this situation?

The situation is as follows: this is a new Dell Precision M3800; it comes with a Windows 8.1 pro version and a USB recovery medium; the machine uses UEFI; I immediately scratched Windows and ...
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I need to go to task manager after every bootup to be able to interact with Windows

This may sound weird, but every time I boot up my computer I need to hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and open task manager otherwise I am unable to interact with Windows. I can't click buttons, hit the start button, ...
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hp elite book 8730w when started show“ HP BIOS application is corrupted or missing”

I've found on this site solution of this problem. First they recommend to enter BIOS by pressing F10 when booting-up. Second to navigate to system configuration and so one. I can't understand, in ...
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Drive Letter assigned to system reserved partition

I recently removed my ubuntu installation because I didn't want to go through GRUB every time I turned on my PC. That worked fine. Now in file explorer I have a 100MB partition. I know that this ...
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Linux and Windows EFI - Not enough space

I already have Windows installed on my machine, and I'm trying to install an EFI boot manager such as Grub, rEFInd, or gummiboot on Arch Linux. Whenever I try to install any of these three options I ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep the old vmlinuz files? Is it safe to delete them?

So, I was deeply annoyed by the multiple boot options on rEFInd bootup (I run about 6 OSes on my mac, plus some on a USB), and I thought to myself: "Why on earth do they keep multiple boot options for ...
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PC reboot at boot time [closed]

My PC keep rebooting every time I try to boot on my HDD. No BSOD, nothing. It just shut then reboot. I can go into bios and change setting, restore default setting or whatever. Nothing work. I have ...