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

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Invalid partition table

Before getting this "invalid partition table!" warning, I successfully installed Debian and Ubuntu side by side. No problem, no boot warning, no mess with grub, everything ok. But yesterday I decided ...
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How to run a command a command as root on startup (Ubuntu)?

I'd like to run a bunch of commands automatically on boot with root on Ubuntu 12.04 (for instance a mount) I tried to put them in /etc/rc.local but didn't work. Thanks
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How to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
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How can I extract the Windows 8 OEM product key when I can't boot to Windows

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with preinstalled Windows 8, upgraded to Windows 8.1 which cannot boot now. I am able to get in recovery screen with an USB installation kit. In order to get the ...
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Computer boots up automatically when given power and screen shows no display?

I have a strange problem with my computer that I am building. I had to replace the original mobo (Asrock fatal1ty H97) due to compatibility issues (the system did boot up correctly with this mobo) , I ...
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How to package linux os on a hard disk for another computer?

I want to give my friend a hard disk with a Linux operating system for his/her unused computer. Using unetbootin, I tried to install a bootable iso on my hard disk in one small partition and then I ...
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Windows 8.1 freeze on startup - Dell Inspiron 15 (7537)

I have a huge problem. (Sorry for my english) The day befoe yesterday I had a Dell Update shown up on my taskbar, I approved it, it ran, and after that I could not turn my laptop on. When I try to ...
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BIOS hangs when SATA drive is attached, works with hotplug

The American Megatrends BIOS (latest version as of manufacturer) of a Shuttle XPC SH87R6 hangs at the very beginning (not even showing the CPU type) whenever a WD 3.0TB SATA harddisk is attached. It's ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 is unable to boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. It displays the following error on being turned on: "Internal hard disk drive not found and no bootable devices." So what can I do now? I tried but no success.
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Boot Micro PC remotely via WiFi

I have a Micro PC (Intel Atom Bay Trail T-CR Z3735F) and I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to wake it up remotely, whether through network (WoWLAN, PXE or so) or through some AC Power Failure ...
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Install Linux based Operating System on Old Computer With Slow DVD Drive

I currently have an old IBM ThinkPad, this laptop has 512mb ram and a Pentium III processor. I have decided to install Linux onto it, and the specific version of Linux I am going with is lxle, ...
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Fix BSOD error 0x7B without reinstallation

I recently upgraded my machine from a z87 platform to an X99 platform (specifically the Asus x99 Deluxe + 5930k), and when I went to transfer my old SSD containing Windows 7 Pro x64 to the new build, ...
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MacBook can not boot OS X Yosemite as it hangs

I have unsolved problem with my macbook. Once when my mac was alive, I've set rights to all data on mac HD for user 'system' to read-only. Also I do it for the groups 'wheel' and 'stuff'. Only one ...
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0M error writing file: 5 access is denied

I'm trying to write ISO on USB using dd command: dd if=evolution-64bit.iso od=\\.\f: bs=4M. I've launched cmd as Administrator, disabled my MSE anti-virus software, but it keeps telling me that Access ...
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Why is my Windows unbearably slow? [duplicate]

I use Windows since ever, sometimes Linux, sometimes OSX. Since Windows ME/2000 I have been having this major problem: I install a fresh copy of Windows, it boots fast as hell, everything goes ...
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Windows XP only boots when installation CD is in the drive

I have had a few problems with my PC lately. The most recent is that Windows XP will only completely boot if the XP installation CD is also in the drive. Without CD: PC boots until Windows XP ...
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What does it mean when a system boots into initramfs?

I copied kali Linux 32 bit onto a USB stick using Win32Diskimager and Universal USB Installer. On a Lenovo X200 it boots withoug problems. Both methods. (P8400, 8 GB RAM, HDD) Then I tried to boot ...
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Laptop boots to white screen

I own an XMG A522 laptop. Was working fine until now, but now it cannot boot. When I turn it on, I get a white screen (directly, there is no big XMG logo before) and I do not see any POST process, it ...
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run 2 instances of windows 8.1 as dual boot

I have windows 8.1 installed on my computer and I have a virus can I install windows 8.1 as dual boot so I can configure it before I replace the old windows 8.1?
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PC only turns on when it wants to

I think my PC is possessed; it only turns on when it wants to. ...Jokes aside, my PC is not turning on and the symptoms are very strange and, to some extent, apparently random. I need help ...
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Windows XP 32 logo keeps loading [duplicate]

this question is not new. But I'm not able to understand what people have suggested. can someone take the patience of explaining it in simple words to solve it. Pls.
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How do I boot from a SD card with grub?

I wanna boot from an SD card in my PC's internal SD card reader. Is it possible to boot from the SD card like from a Hard disk ? Is there a specific "command" or something like that? (e.g. hd)
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PC whirring sound, until physically touched (Video included)

When I turn on my PC, it starts making a whirring sound. This noise sometimes stops on its own after 15-30 minutes, but sometimes it doesn't until I physically touch it. Turn up your volume a bit if ...
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I have sandisk cruzer force 16Gb thumb drive for booting linux

I have a sandisk cruzer force 16Gb thumb drive that i want to use as a 'usb boot device' for an old laptop with no hard drive or windows recovery disk (IF it is possible). I have seen mention of ...
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Create a Windows bootable partition on external hard drive with multiple partitions (FAT32, MAC OS Extended, ExFAT) on a Mac

On my external hard drive, from Disk Utility, the 1st partition is FAT32, 2nd is Mac OS Extended, 3rd is ExFAT. I want to use the FAT32 partition to boot on another machine to install Windows on this ...
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Dell laptop repeated, rapid beeping after POST, no error message, restart loop

Yesterday my laptop was running okay. I started it up, restarted it again to refresh it from hibernation, then ran Windows Update (just security updates). After it restarted following the updates it ...
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OS X only boots from redundant installer: how to instruct to use internal drive

I installed OS X Mavericks on a external hard drive. This caused a problem I did not anticipate: I can no longer boot from the internal Yosemite installation. How can I instruct OSX to boot from my ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 stuck on boot screen

Today, my computer, a Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop running Windows 8.1 64-bit, stopped working. When I turn on my computer, it will display the Lenovo boot screen, and the rotating dots will rotate a while ...
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Which file is the boot critical file that is corrupt/damaged?

Trying to figure out which file needs to be repaired. Running windows x64 home premium I don't have a optical drive on the laptop, but have sub drives.windo The startup repair log says: Bugcheck ...
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Cannot load Windows 7 Starter on Acer Aspite One D270-1865

My AA1 started running erratically a few weeks ago. First the USB ports went dead. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. No luck. Then the machine started freezing. This happened about a ...
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Computer not booting up after reconnecting to electricity

Recently I started having problems with a bit older PC (quadcore with 4gigs of ram). When I disconnect it from electricity for few minutes/hours for example when I want to clean it from dust or move ...
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In which Windows startup mode should I scan for adware? [duplicate]

I think my Acer Windows 7 64-bit PC is infected with adware because even though I customize my browser settings within seconds it changes to the previous setting. Also the message Not Responding shows ...
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GPU showing artifacts and failing to boot with GPU drivers installed

I’ve been having problems with my GPU since last night. I was playing a game when suddenly the game froze, green and purple artifacts showed up and the game minimized to desktop before continuing ...
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Installing updates on new installation of Windows 7, display turns off

Yesterday I started to reinstall Windows 7 32-bit version on my computer. I got to the point where I needed to install the updates, and so I downloaded and installed them, and after restarting the ...
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USB Boot only works part of the time

I have been having problems booting off of my external USB drive, or usb flash drives. Oddly enough, it works, some of the time, so this is not a case of invalid configuration or non-bootable disks. ...
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If a pin was bent during CPU installation would the machine have started at all?

Realistically, if a Pin was bent during install would it have turned on and ran for 30 minutes or so before cutting out, or would it just have not started even once? The machine turned on first time, ...
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How to boot USB stick in BIOS mode?

I have an UEFI-motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-MPRO. It supports CSM(Compatible Support Module). My Win7 is installed in BIOS mode, I've checked it. This because, I must install ArchLinux in the same ...
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Partition configuration for dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 in separate partition

Partitions: MBR 100 MB (Primary) C: Windows 7 100 GB (Primary) D: 35 GB (Logical) E: 280 GB (Logical) Unallocated 50 GB (free) ...
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Windows Boot Partition keeps changing

Situation: The system reserve partition keeps getting the drive letter C:\ on a reboot and the C:\ becomes D:\ causing the Windows 7 machine to not boot up. If I go in and manually change drive ...
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Booting SD card from UEFI

I've come across the problem. I'm trying to boot a bootable SD Card using UEFI. However, this doesn't work, as there is no "SD Card" boot option AFAIK. I have tried putting all the USB-related ...
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Kali Linux gives me an error message when i try to use setup

When i try to setup Kali Linux i get an error message saying it cant find win32-loader.ini. I have also tried just booting it but a CMD window pops-up for a blink of an eye not nearly enough time to ...
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mongod start failed (monogdb 3.0.2, database storageEngine-wiredTiger)

I was using mongodb for a month yesterday morning after unusual shutdown my mongodb is failing to start. Here I am using wiredTiger Storage Engine, I think the wiredTiger.wt file got corrupted but I ...
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How to creat a dual boot system with umbutu 14.04.2 LTS and win 7

I'm trying to create a dual boot system with win 7 (already installed) and Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I've shrunk the partition and formatted. I seem to remember reading somewhere about needing 2 partitions ...
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Remove Fujitsu Lifebook Bios Password on Startup

I Tried to remove the Boot up Bios password in a Fujitsu Lifebook Bios SH530 Model. But it still asking for password on bootup and now may password did not work. Can anybody help me? Here's what I ...
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Change linux service to start in namespace on boot instead of just starting normal

Is it possible to tell an application to start in a Network Namespace on boot, instead of just starting normal? I'm running transmission-daemon on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It boots at startup, which is ...
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Disable transmission-daemon on boot in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I realize that there are multiple posts regarding this. But most of them have to do with editing the program, which some people say is not a good idea. Then others talk about upstart, which is great, ...
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Diagnosing hardware issue/Laptop won't boot

My (discontinued) HP Pavillion Notebook won't turn on. I encountered this issue RIGHT after the cord connecting my ac adapter to the wall outlet was unplugged (not the plug in the wall, but the ...
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windows 7 boot screen logo issue

I have a problem with my Lenovo b50-70, I installed Ubuntu and Windows 7 in two different disk partitions, but when I choose Windows in the grub I see that instead of windows boot logo: So, I ...
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os x multiboot kernel binary

A few pages[1] claim we can load an os x system in grub2 via either "multiboot /boot" or "multiboot /chameleon.rc3.boot". I suppose the argument to the grub2 multiboot clause is path to an ...
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Boot of the Ubuntu not recognize pendrive

I'm using Ubuntu 4.14 on my notebook Samsung NP270E4E, I gave permission for 0777 "etc" folder (which I should not have done), then want to re-install ubuntu 14:04 in my notebook, the problem is that ...