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

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Slow boot after new windows 10 installation

I installed new windows 10 on my new Samsung 850 EVO SSD and the installation was pretty quick, the windows itself is running perfectly fine but the boot of Windows takes too long, 1 minute or ...
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What is causing constant restart, but stops after removing graphics card?

This is has been a recurring problem, a few times in the last six months. Windows 8.1 custom gaming PC. The computer will power on for ten seconds, shut down, then auto restart. The problem ...
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Computer does not boot, even POST does not execute

I had some problems with booting windows for last weeks. I needed to select boot device every time to boot Windows. Resetting several times to default values didn't helped so as reinstalling different ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 from my computer, Windows 8.1 bootloader is all messed up

I'm coming here for help because I've tried almost every different solution I could find on the internet for any problem that seemed remotely similar. To give backstory, I have an SSD and a HDD. ...
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How do I change which monitor my computer uses at boot?

I have two monitors connected to my PC: One computer monitor via DisplayPort and a TV via HDMI. The TV isn't in the same room as my PC, so it's pretty tough to select which operative system to launch ...
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Almost succeeding Moving Windows 7 to an SSD from Hard Disk without reinstalling

I am trying to do so and I am almost able to do so. This is how I did it Install windows on the ssd. Then, if I reboot, the SSD suddenly becomes drive C Run command prompt from windows ...
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Blinking white underscore while booting

Recently I have reformatted my Corsair Neutron Series™ GTX 480GB SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD because it just stopped working; I tried to do it with the Corsair toolbox and it didn't work, I also tried with my ...
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Dual/Triple Booting without BootMGR/GRUB/others using PHYSICAL HDD's

For starters I have looked over EFI Boot: Two independently bootable physical hard drives? but TBH it's a little complicated for me, maybe just because I'm unfamiliar with the terminology. All I know ...
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dual boot win 8.1 32bit and 64bit. bootloader issue

I installed windows 8.1 x86 on pre installed win 8.1 x64 PC. the new 32 bit OS installed on a different HDD. After i installed it booted to 32 bit os without showing me the OS list(bootLoader). when i ...
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Hard disk not found with error loading operating system

I have a Lenovo Y50-70 since 5/6 months (so it's a new one!). I had an important error with Windows OS and mainly with my hard disk. Before asking my question on SU, I did several researches (as ...
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booting Fedora from USB taking forever

I am trying to install Fedora 21 workstation from a .iso usb drive and it is taking forever. It allows me to select the live workstation, and then the white diagonal fill line goes up until it is ...
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Is it possible to boot hdd image by pxe

I had purchased a Banana Pi and just received yesterday. Device is ready to boot by preinstalled OS. I made a few search and see there are some other OS'es ported for this device. But all of them are ...
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Windows constant freezes, hard restart required [duplicate]

I'm new around this site so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong if so, I'm sorry~ I don't know if you need my specs for this problem, but I'll leave them to you anyways: -Processor: Intel(R) ...
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Bios doesn't see MBR Hard Disk

I was trying to install steamos as a dual boot but it used to fail because it didn't see windows' free spaces. Someone said convert HDD from GPT to MBR. I did it with gdisk and now my Windows doesn't ...
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Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

I've gone through a few questions with the similar issue, but found none with a working solution. Got a Toshiba laptop for "repair", model "PORTEGE R830-1FT", and I was asked to install Windows on it ...
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Teamviewer 10 service hung on starting, slows down startup

Suddenly my PC started taking a long time to boot. I have windows 8.1 on an SSD so it's usually pretty fast, like 20 or 30s from pressing the button to desktop, most of it is the motherboard stuff. ...
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SSD not booting on an HP Pavilion HPE-H9 running Windows 7

I’m on Windows 7 and my PC is an HP Pavilion HPE-H9 and I just recently got a 500GB Samsung SSD. I used the data migration tool that comes with the CD to copy my data over onto the SSD. I got into my ...
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Trouble booting after replacing CMOS battery

After replacing my CMOS battery today, I initially got the expected BIOS warning that the CMOS settings are wrong in that the time was off. After I set the time, I had the BIOS save the updated ...
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Laptop boots to black screen with four beeps

Dell Inspiron 15 model 3537 laptop. When turning on the laptop, the system boots to a black screen with four beeps. The problem persists on a restart, and pressing F12 or any other key does not help. ...
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How to resize system reserved partition? Win 7 fails to boot afterward.

Firstly, quick background. I have Win7 x64 Pro. The reason I wanted to resize my system reserved partition is this: http://www.pagestart.com/win7br0x8100003301.html The Backup & Restore stopped ...
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WIN8 EFI GPT hdd does not boot

I have followed instructions here to test GPT and EFI partitions. all scripts from website works fine in winPE but after reboot, computer does not find hard drive bootable. At first I thought i need ...
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command for adding a program at windows bootup

I want to add a java program in windows system boot up. Is there a command to do so?? I tried searching the internet and found steps to add a program but i need commands which i can implement in my ...
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Missing Operating System message while booting

I just erased my whole disk drive and I created a single unpartitioned space to my hard drive using GParted(http://gparted.org) usb stick (which proves that this system can boot from usb). The problem ...
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Dualboot Linux Mint & Windows 8.1 (GRUB Problems)

I've been trying to make a dualboot configuration with Linux Mint (17.1 Rebecca) and Windows 8.1. These are the steps I followed in installing this setup: Install windows 8 Run all available updates ...
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What happens if I install Linux mint on preinstalled partition which has Ubuntu14.04?

I already have installed Ubuntu14.04 on partition on my hdd but it is not starting up so I want to install Linux Mint?Can I do that and what will if I do that?
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Repairing windows boot

I have two computers - a desktop and a laptop. The desktop has multiple hard drives attached - an SSD (Windows), two internal drives and an external drive. The Windows installation was on the SSD ...
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Booting Debian from USB stick fails although Secure Boot is disabled

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.; 2015) with Windows 8. I used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Testing (the USB stick is FAT32 formatted). When I plug in the USB ...
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Motherboard incompatible with RAMs not in its compatibility list?

My Biostar G31-M7 TE seems to be incompatible with DDR2 modules of apparently supported size, speed and depth. The MB supports up to two banks of DDR2, with a max capacity of 2x2GB and clock at 800 ...
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W7 usb port not working after W10 dual boot

So i got a pc with 3 HDD. Ive got Windows 7 running perfectly on one of them. Some day ago i installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on my second HDD. Windows 10 also work perfectly but when i boot my ...
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Windows 7 Getting Stuck at “Starting Windows” Screen

After doing much research and spending countless hours working on my laptop, I finally decided to post a specific question about my problems. There are a lot of specifics and a lot of things I have ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on the new notebook with ssd

ASUS X554L SSD What I try to do: So I've bought notebook without system and I want to install windows 8.1 on it. What the heck is going on: After boot from dvd there is a splash screen with windows ...
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how to change the startup apple logo on OS 10.10 Yosemite?

I have tried some applications that replace the apple logo. These worked on older OS's on 10.9 it changed the Apple logo but at bootup you got the apple logo for a second. My understanding is that ...
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Sony Vaio crashes once a day on average

A user had a Sony T series laptop (SVT1311CGXS) that is out of warranty but is still a nice laptop. The problem is that it starts running super slow for 30 seconds and then reboots. It's running ...
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Computer powers up but won’t boot [closed]

I have a Dell All-In-One Touch PC. Last night, I was mid-game when my computer suddenly crashed: The display froze, and a green gash appeared across the screen, and in a few other places too. The ...
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Stopping windows from booting [closed]

This is not really serious, bt is there a way to stop windows from booting and it gives an error(not really error, just doesn't boot). And when we undo the changes it boots back.
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Verifying dmi pool data boots into windows

I have googled all over the place, but seems that everyone who gets this message "Verifying DMI Pool Data.." gets stuck at it. In my case I am able to load into Windows after few seconds of that ...
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Virtualized Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) stuck on boot and slow [closed]

I have a Mac bar issue. When I downloaded And un7zipped it worked but failed to work but I figured out to enable to get hardware virtualazation is on HP Pavilion TS 15. I pressed esc on boot and ...
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Prevent boot from recovery partition

I have an asus laptop, model K43U installed with windows 7 starter which works normaly and perfectly. It has 2 users, both with a password. Until yesterday, while i logon with my User credential, my ...
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OSX Mavericks - Recovering from an Invalid Record Count error

I've ended up with a friend's Macbook Pro that won't boot. They've given it to me asking me to fix as they have family photos not backed up (naughty, I know!) they want retrieved. When booting up, ...
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How to load Disks on the fly rather than on boot

I have an i5 4590 and 4Gb of RAM. On linux, the experience is smooth, it boots in 5 secs every things is cool. However, windows takes ages to load, and sometime immediately after boot, it won't run ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo boots to “PXE-E61 Media Test Failure - Check Cable” (Please help)

Thanks for opening this, I'm helpless. I have a Lenovo E545 ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 off of the[Samsung 840 SSD that I installed when I bought the computer. Everything as run fine until I tried ...
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No Boot Device Available

I have a Dell Vostro 230 Windows 7 computer and recently the hard drive was starting to fail. I then purchased a new hard drive in order to replace the redundant hard drive. I installed the new hard ...
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Android tablet 4.4.2 Toast Notification “Forcing Boot” [closed]

I have recently noticed my tablet had an update so I pressed install and after compleating the install it said after loading the updates in a toast notification Forcing Boot and none of the apps on my ...
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GRUB2 + encrypt. /boot: Load cryptkey from usb

Grub2 allows to encrypt the boot device with LUKS. Booting the system, it shows a prompt for entering the passphrase. In my case, the passphrase should be secure, so it is very long. Is it possible - ...
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Can't boot ISO images directly off my laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and looked through https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot so that I can boot from an Ubuntu 14.10 ISO. But it isn't working, when I select that menu entry from the ...
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Intermittent PC POST - what else to check

I know there are thousands of questions where a machine won't POST or boot, but I'm experiencing something slightly different. I've got a fairly standard desktop (motherboard with onboard graphics, ...
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Grub Fallback Not Working in Redhat 6.5

I'm trying to set up a grub fallback system in grub.conf, but none of the settings in the grub 0.97 documentation have any discernible effect. Also, there is no grub-set-default command present. This ...
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It is safe delete OSX's /private/var/folders/* at reboot?

Want clean the /private/var/folders/* at the OS X boot, by creating an launchd entry. (AFAIK, the OS X doesn't supports the rc.conf rc.d - everything must be done by creating an entry for the ...
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How to install Windows 8 without flash drive and dvd? GPT/UEFI

I have my new SSD, on which I want to install Windows 8.1. I have an iso image. So what I normally do when I use MBR on the drive: Create partitions Extract iso to one of the partitions Make that ...
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Can’t boot OS as hard disk drive not visible in BIOS

My computer (Asus laptop) suddenly stopped booting up one day. So I used a Fedora live CD to back up all my files externally then used the same live CD to install Fedora while I figure out where I put ...