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

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GNU/Linux is booting slow

Lately, my gnu/linux desktop machine is booting slowly. Would you guess what's happening based on the following logs? This is the output of running $ dmesg -d | cut -d "<" -f2 | sort -nr | head ...
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unable to boot ahter instalation : freeBSD

I have ubuntu installed in my system. I just installed freeBSD 10.0 in to my system. Where /dev/sda1 is where my ubuntu is installed , and /dev/sda2 is where I install freeBSD. Installation of ...
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Is it possible to have multiple OS Installers on one USB Drive?

I want to have many operating systems(windows and linux) installers (not installations) on one bootable USB drive. For an example some OS installers I would like to have on that one USB drive ...
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How to start Viber in minimized mode when booting Windows 7?

I want Viber get started automatically but get minimized in system tray also - I don't want to see it on my task pane. How can I do that? p.s. Going in the Viber application setting and found ...
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Win7/8 Boot flash drive which can reinstall old HDD system image to new SSD

I have a laptop that I simply want to re-image to a NEW SSD as-is, (instead of having to re-install Win7 & all my programs); so I created a system-image of the HDD from within Win7, to an external ...
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What files startup before you even log on

For example. If I took an account on a computer and put a file in the startup, then log off and go to a different account will it work? How do I make it run before I even log on to an account.
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Windows XP ISO not booting

Ok, so I know that similar questions to this have been asked many times, but I think my situation is somewhat unique: I'm trying to re-install Windows XP Pro on 3 older machines (they have OEM ...
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hp pavillion elite not booting beep codes

I'm trying to fix a hp pavillion elite. It won't boot, can't even get to the bios screen. I get one short beep, one long beep, and the screen never even turns on. Beep codes online say it's memory ...
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“Not enough space in Runtime area!!. SMBIOS data will not be available.”

I have a user with a Dell Vostro 220 that will not boot. It posts, then give the following error: Not enough space in Runtime area!!. SMBIOS data will not be available. I Googled the error and ...
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Need to boot from USB on laptop that doesn't support booting from USB devices

MY Sony Vaio VGN FS93G laptop doesn't support booting from USB in the BIOS. Normally I can boot the laptop from the built-in DVD-ROM drive but the drive doesn't work and I can't afford a new one right ...
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Restoring Windows boot entry on GRUB

I made a lot of mistakes lately with my systems, and now I have an issue. After installing fedora 20, I tried to resize my windows 7 partition, and generated an error with the actual size of the ...
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Windows 8.1 Black screen and no safe mode

PROBLEM Cannot run Windows 8.1 due to black screen. No mouse pointer. Sometimes white cursor in top left. Cannot enter safe mode: get black screen but with a row of blue pixels at the bottom or a row ...
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Windows 8 Boot Error.

When I try to boot In to Windows 8. It gives me This Message. Boot configuration data is missing File: \BCD Error code: 0xc0000034 I have tried to do as it was mentioned on this Answer. ...
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Windows 8 entry is missing in ubuntu grub

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my computer that already has W**indows 8 pre installed**. Now when I restarted , I cannot see Windows entry in the grub created by Ubuntu. Now i cannot enter into ...
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installing linux without any packages

I am programming a OS based on Linux but I want to "re-invent the wheel" in this OS just as an achievement. I have been told that Linux can be installed on a PC without any packages (obviously causing ...
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How to make Windows 8 Show Advanced Startup On Boot?

I can't seem to find a way to do this, I already know how to initialize an advanced startup in Windows 8 and I have also gone through this question, but that's not what I want, I want the advanced ...
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lenovo 3000 n100 running windows 7 premium

my laptop boots to the white lenovo logo screen. in order to get it to boot I have to remove any usb devices press esc, then f1 to get to set up screen, select exit discarding changes, then it will ...
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Is fast shutdown/startup ok for restarts for installations

I'm trying to install some applications and update some applications that require a restart to be fully installed/updated. I have fast startup enabled, I believe. If I just shut it down, then turn it ...
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Optical drive delaying boot substantially

I've built a new PC with the ASUS H81M-PLUS motherboard, but the DVD drive that is connected to it by SATA delays the boot substantially: With drive connected: 30-40 seconds stuck on the black Asus ...
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Is it safe to install windows from within another windows

I installed windows 8 PRO directly from within windows 8 Enterprise by mounting the iso image file and running the setup program. Now I have windows 8 up and running but now there is a folder named ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu 14.04 after installing win 8.1

I have installed windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 14.04 and now I can't boot into Ubuntu. How can I fix that? I can't boot at all, so I was thinking about using somehow the dvd with Ubuntu or something like ...
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Computer only boots sometimes with a specific hard drive, Whats the deal?

we run the same motherboard in thousands of computers at our company. so far we have found 3 motherboards that will only boot with a SanDisk brand CF card. All others you can run any name CF card as a ...
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How to enable Fastboot again on BIOS?

I have recently replaced the hard drive of my Asus Zenbook UX303LN with an SSD drive and managed to do a clean install of Windows 8 thanks to the link below: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot ...
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ACER Aspire AX1920-UR10P

So I killed the original hard drive, and bought a new one and do not have a boot disk. I got the driver files from ACER's website and I have a downloaded copy of Windows 7 but I can't the computer to ...
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Can I remove my MBP SSD and install it into my PC?

I have a dying MBP due to the Radeongate issue. I just built myself a new PC. It is Intel based. Can I remove the SSD from my MBP and install it into an SSD bay on my PC and then boot into OS X? ...
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Installing Drivers from CMD in windows repair boot

I have just replaced my motherboard and windows is encountering a problem when booting. My PC will shut down and instantly restart when I hit the "Starting Windows" screen. I have done some ...
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How to enter safe-mode from command-line in Windows 8.1

I would like to enter safe-mode in the next booting but only using command-line. By using GUI, what I typically do is to run msconfig and choose safe-boot option in the menu. Without this GUI ...
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How to boot to a user in windows 8.1 but with a locked screen

I have a windows 8.1 computer with multiple users which I remotely use via team viewer. I find that from time to time the computer reboots and goes to the lock screen. The issue is that my main user ...
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Dual boot Mint 17 cinnamon and mate - cinnamon bombed

I have a dual boot desktop using Mint 17 cinnamon and mint 17 mate on the same sata hd. The cinnamon has completely bombed apparently claiming a video card failure - but the mate continues to work ...
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Two separate motherboards exhibiting different issues with same CPU

Recently one of my home build computers that the family uses shut down unexpectedly. I tried to reboot it several times, with the first couple it attempted to boot Windows, and the last few it ...
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Securing CentOS /boot readonly breaks system on reboot

I'm hardening a CentOS system and i found a page where it states that the /boot should be read only which is ok by using: LABEL=/boot /boot ext2 defaults,ro 1 2 But if i reboot the ...
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I renamed rpcss.dll and

I tried to deal with a corrupted rspcss.dll by renaming the corrupt file and copying a file from another pc running windows 7 to the c:\windows\system32 folder. Unfortunately, upon boot I only get ...
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Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?

I have a system which dual-boots Gentoo Linux and Windows 7 using GRUB2. The computer has four drives, and Windows is installed on the third (last) partition of drive #2. The drive layout looks like ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no longer boots, EDAC sbridge error

I booted my work computer this morning, and I would get messages saying that /tmp and /home could not be mounted ("Disk is not ready yet or not present"), and either to press S to stop mounting or ...
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How to log initialisation script?

I have a certain script that i run to set up services on the machine. When i run script from command line, all services are started, but when it is run during initialisation, some of them fail to do ...
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How can I restore bios boot points in a Asus G750JS?

I think I really screwed my laptop: I deleted the boot points and even the possibility of "add new boot option" in the BIOS (American Megatrends 207). Now it doesn't recognize the HDD and not even ...
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Partition types for windows 7 installation [closed]

I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC but I am not sure how to mark the partitions. Specifically I have three HDD's. Two of them for data storing which already have files in them and one more ...
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After restoring C drive from a backup, my other drive got wiped?

This computer started booting very slowly so I decided to restore it from a backup. I used norton ghost 15 like I usually do without any problem. There are 2 drives, C:\ and D:\ , and the backup was ...
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New computer won't boot at all

I have just bought a brand new computer in parts. I assembled it and tried it, but it is not booting. Parts: Intel Core i5-4590 2 x 4GB of Kingston HyperX Genesis RAM Gigabyte Z87-DS3H Asus nVidia ...
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In the linux boot commands, what does edd=on and nolapic do?

I am running Ubuntu and had this issue where one day the system just decided not to boot. I wandered around blindly, and somehow came across these two little parameters. Now, each time if I type ...
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Boot error: 0xc0000225. winload.efi. JUST SOMETIMES?

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop and made a clean installation of windows 8.1. After leavening some unallocated space, I've installed the latest Ubuntu version on it, having a dual boot. ...
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Windows 8.1 freezing on every boot including safe mode

The computer is an ASUS Essentio Desktop PC model CM6730 running Windows 8.1. It can't be more than 18 months old. Yesterday it locked up completely, and every reboot into Windows since then has ...
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Add windows partition to grub2 boot loader in centos 7

I had windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then I installed centos7. Installation completed successfully, but when I reboot I can see only centos and centos recovery. I did not see windows partition. ...
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VAIO Laptop not booting Windows - Boots Splashtop OS instead

I am having problems with my VAIO Laptop. It is a E Series Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT machine. The problem is that it keeps on booting up the Quick Web Access evenn when I press the power button. I ...
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Kali Linux unable to boot Booting Kernel Failed invalid argument

When I boot using a usb I hit a splash screen (boot menu) and regardless of the option a select i get to a black screen my computer beeps a few times then the screen dispalys boot: I hit tab to see ...
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Unable to install Windows XP on my Dell Latitude 2100 netbook

I am trying to install Windows XP on my Dell Latitude 2100. Atom processor, 1GB RAM. Whenever I try to install Windows XP (via CD-ROM or bootable USB) I keep getting an error(see below) I even ...
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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 ...