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

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Unable to install Wxp in my Dell latitude 2100 netbook

I am trying to install Wxp on my dell latitude 2100. Atom processor, 1GB RAM. When ever i try to install Wxp (via CD-ROM or bootable USB) i keep getting this error. I even changed the internal ...
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NFS “bootwait” hangs on *one* machine, works on others?

I have several machines at home that mount their various /home/* directories from a NFS server in the basement. All these machines have used identical (script-driven) setups (although widely varying ...
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DDR2 ram incompatibility

I have these two memory modules, which work separately in the same motherboard without any problem, however as soon as I put them together into the same motherboard, the system does not even boot up ...
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asus tx201l wont exit bios setup

May be a coincidence, but following a Win 8 update at the weekend, my Asus notebook PC will no longer exit from the bios setup despite changing many of the bios options. Any suggestions?
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Windows 8 boot shows Windows 7 recovery

I just got new laptop with windows 8.1 . Everything was working just fine,but suddenly when I start computer I see the "choose system" boot screen with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 recovery items. This ...
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PC won't recognize bootable usb for windows 8.1

I am building my first pc from scratch in quite a while now. I purchased Win 8.1 online and made a bootable usb with it. When I was trying to install the os to the new pc, the pc won't recognize it ...
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GRUB 1.99 CentOS 7

I just added CentOS 7 to an existing Ubuntu system (using GRUB 1.99). When I do a grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg, it detects the CentOS, and adds two entries (one looks like normal, one like ...
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Trouble making bootable usb for solaris 11.2

I am trying to dual boot my system with Windows 8.1 and solaris 11.2.I am using flash drive for making bootable solaris 11.2..But i am not able to create bootable flash drive. I tried both .usb and ...
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find boot-up script on any Linux/Unix installation

I need to run a program on boot-up and install the corresponding code into the system startup-script. Unfortunately, not all are using the same system: I checked Debian and CentOS and they use ...
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My Lenovo T-500 tries to boot up but can't

this is my first time here...Recently, my Lenovo T-500 fell off a desk when my foot got caught in the cord. The computer actually worked "normally" for a few days but gradually got to where it didn't ...
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Installation of Windows with Unetbootin won't finish

Loaded an ISO with Win Server 2008 R2 onto a flash drive using Unetbootin. Booted just fine, went through most of the install process, server reboots just before "completing installation" then after ...
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Windows Loading Stuck

I'm trying to repair a friend's Dell Inspiron 620. It has Windows 7 Home Premium (x32), and we'd like to install Windows 8.1, if possible. However, no matter what I do, it gets stuck in the middle of ...
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Enabling Virtualization in a dual boot

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed and a grub loader appears at startup for OS selection. I have installed vmware in my Windows partition, and it requires Intel ...
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Need help upgrading OSX to Mavericks: Fix GPT and MBR after installing rEFIt

A while ago I installed Ubuntu using rEFIt on a MacBook, 2.4GHz C2D, 4GB DDR3. Sorry, I don't know the exact model. Anyway, I continued to get errors when trying to upgrade to Mavericks. Eventually, ...
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Laptop black screen on start up?

I'm attempting to repair my girlfriends Laptop (Dell 501R). It was working fine but she had a problem with overheating cutting the power, I opened it up and gave i a dusting and applied new thermal ...
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How to boot from cd

I've recently bought a hp pavillion 15 n228sl, with Windows 8. I decided to install Windows 7 on it; so, to make a clean install and get rid of all those partition, I downloaded killdisk at this page ...
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Can't start up repair, BCD is missing. What to do? [on hold]

My Win8 pc (not legitimate) won't boot normally. It started when I unistalled an app (start is back) and got a flickering black screen with cursor. I logged on onto my guest account to put it via ...
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Windows 7 fresh install, not booting but shows a black screen with blinking cursor

Our laptop has two OS installed: ubuntu and windows 7, and it has about 4 partitions: swap,home,root,windows 7. I moved ubuntu to the first partition before windows 7 but I don't have any problems ...
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Computer takes two tries to boot

I recently upgrade my computer's GPU, PSU, CPU fan, and Memory GPU from GTX 560 Ti to GTX 770 PSU from generic brand to Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze CPU fan from intel ...
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PC does start but cannot boot from USB/CD

Today I got the problem that the password on one of my PCs doesn't work anymore. I know it's the correct one but the system doesn't accept it. So I thought I'll restore a backup. Now I have to boot ...
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“Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key” - Exhauted all Solutions I can find/think of

Problem description: My PC refuses to boot to my SSD with Windows. This is a new PC that I just built. It gives the error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot ...
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Is it possible to use Wubi in installing Ubuntu in a legacy BIOS Windows 8?

I have a question for you. I have Windows 8 that have a legacy BIOS. And I want to dual booth my laptop with Ubuntu as my 2nd OS. In my first attempt to do that. My OS can't boot any of my OS. So I ...
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Unable to boot Gigabyte P35K

I use Arch Linux on my laptop. I use Gummiboot as the boot loader, but I use Legacy OS mode because when I try to boot in UEFI mode I get an unsigned image error (something along those lines, I forgot ...
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Cannot boot from GParted usb drive

I ran GParted from this USB drive on another desktop, so I know it's not the fault of the USB drive. I get the main boot screen asking me to confirm loading up Gparted. If I choose any of the ...
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Grub command not allowing to boot

Installed redhat linux server and windows 7 as dual boot. While adjusting storage space on my laptop on windows, I deleted redhat Linux partition. Now I rebooted my laptop. It's always showing GRUB ...
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Attention: Unsupported Video Configuration Detected

I am working with a Dell Optiplex 390 tower running Windows 8. I connected it to a monitor via a VGA cable. The monitor also has a USB cable; I have the same problem whether I use the USB cable or ...
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After repartitioning a drive, Windows is messed up because the drive letter changed from F: to something else

The system had one drive with two partitions both running Windows 7. The first one, I deleted. This didn't have the MBR or bootloader on it. The second one was kept, but resized to fit the whole ...
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Replacing small HDD with Win 7 OS with larger HDD using Backup & Restore

I'm in the middle of replacing a small hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it with a larger hard drive. I've created a system image to an external hard drive. I've created a System Repair disk and ...
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Booting Windows 8 on an older Mac. Making a Parallels partition bootable

After having tried everything simple, I've arrived at the following scenario: A blank SSD (internal) to work on. An externally running Mac OS installation to do all the work from (and later clone ...
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PC Won't boot from HDD in any sata port

Recently got a new Graphics Card (Sapphire Dual-x Radeon R9 270X), and my power supply should be enough to power it. Other than that nothing has changed in the last 2 years. My PC started turning ...
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Computer won't boot to a windows 8 iso usb

I have a problem I installed ubuntu without making a partition, so I deleted windows from my computer.I want to go back to W8, but after making a boot usb I plugged it on my netbook and the boot ...
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Running a script that starts other applications using systemd service

Our C++ Qt application runs graphically without X by specifying the -qws switch. Because of that, I uninstalled and disabled the graphical environment on the BeagleBone Black. Now, when I power on the ...
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Lenovo Boot Failed

I am Using Lenovo G405s and running Windows 8 on my laptop and whenever I turn on the laptop this error pops up - SATA HDD : WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 boot failed SATA ODD : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB ...
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HP Envy laptop freezes up after entering sites

HP Envy laptop says restarting but doesn't. At first it would go to sites then it would freeze up. I tried restarting but computer wouldn't come ON, I do not know what to try to make it start.
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Windows Won't Boot? [on hold]

Ok, so I get the CTRL ALT DEL error and Hard Drive not found. The thing is, I can use Hirem to access the hard drive and move files around without any errors or slow. I tried a ton of HD fixing ...
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HP P6000 boot order not saving

It is Windows 7 on an HP P6000, and the problem is that the boot order does not persist across reboots. E.g.: I go into the BIOS and set to boot from hard drive, then CD/DVD drive, and it defaults the ...
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Trying to image using PXE boot

I am trying to image using pxeboot. I am able to get an IP address, however i keep getting the message "selected boot device failed. press any key to reboot the system." I have been able to image ...
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Creating bootable disk image on a separate partition, is it possible?

I want to create a bootable image of Ubutnu on my external 1TB hard drive (Seagate). The problem is, I have important files on it (about 200GB), and mounting an ISO file to it, as you know, requires a ...
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workstation won't power up when all dimm slots are occupied

I have a Dell Z200 workstation. It has 4 Dimm slots. Ot came with 2 DIMM slots occupied with two, 2 GB DDR3 Non ECC RAM. I bought an additional set of two 2 GB DDR3 Non ECC RAM and installed it per ...
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Troubleshooting slow log on of a computer? [closed]

What tools would you utilize to troubleshoot a slow logon of a computer? How and why? Thanks in advance
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Samsung 7 Chronos does not boot

I have a Samsung Notebook (NP700Z5C-S07DE) and it does not boot. Originally it came with Windows 8 and yesterday I updated it to 8.1 (via store) and it did not boot, it's only showing the Samsung ...
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How to to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?

Is there way to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?(without altering or modification the Windows Boot Configuration Data(BCD)) The same way as boot with bootable ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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remove a boot option from Windows 7 menu (with grub)

I've an old eeepc that was shipped with Windows 7 starter installed, about a year ago (or more) I've installed a Debian/Linux using the Debian installer for Windows, everything went fine or so I ...
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What's the easiest method of changing the drive letter of the active/boot drive in Win 7?

I recently bought an SSD to accompany my HDD, and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto it. I then used Drive Manager to change the drive letter of my HDD from C: to E:. Trouble is, I now have ...
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How to fix GPT corruption?

Not even sure if this is GPT corruption. Some background. A couple months ago I bought a brand new dell precision computer with windows 7 load. I also bought a Samsung SSD drive. I used acronis ...
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dual booting ubuntu and window7

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows7, no problem with Ubuntu but when I take Windows7 option, I have problems in booting, 50% of the times the screen freezes and lines appear on the screen then ...
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Acer Aspire keeps rebooting when bootable USB inserted

So I have an Acer Aspire V5-131 and long story short (really, it's a long story!), I decided to do a complete wipe of the HDD (using dban). So right now the HDD is absolutely wiped, there's nothing on ...
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How to boot encrypted drive

i have a laptop installed with endpoint security disk encryption. I create a live usb to boot linux, but it doesn't work. Is there a way to boot a usb thumb drive from an encrypted disk? do i need to ...
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Bootcamp is unable to boot Windows 8.1

Ok I've tried the most tactics to this but i am still stuck. I am unable to boot into windows on my Macbook pro 2012. I have been using Parallels lately and for the first time it read that it is ...