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

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UEFI Loop when trying to PXE boot a SP3

We seem to be having a devil of a time trying to PXE boot a Surface Pro 3 unit. We do the usual hold down volume down and power until IPV4 displays, then release, however it does not image. This has ...
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Disallow task scheduler to start computer

My computer started itself at exactly 9:41pm the last 3 days. And I had the same thing happening at 3:00am in the past. It was always some stupid scheduled task. The fact that a scheduled task can ...
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OSX: Making sure Dropbox always starts after SD card is mounted?

I have a Macbook Pro with a relatively small SSD, so I use a 128GB MicroSD card in a nifty little adapter I plug flush into the side of the laptop for some extra storage. I have quite a large ...
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UEFI multi-factor authentication on admin password?

Many UEFI vendors offer boot and Admin passwords for a local machine. For a normal cold boot or reset, I would like the UEFI system to simply pick the properly signed bootloader and proceed. Having ...
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Computer reboots seconds after shutdown

My computer restarts itself just a few seconds after shutting down. This is what I have tried thus far. The motherboard of the computer is an ASUS H97M-E Booting into a different OS. I tried both ...
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Dell Inspiron i660s-5386BK won’t recognize hard disk which works OK

After running Windows Update, my computer wouldn't restart. Stated no hard drive. Pressed F12 at startup to run diagnostics - everything passed but said there was no hard drive! I purchased a USB ...
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Hard drive stopped working after trying to delete a partition

So I recently got an SSD, put it in my machine, installed my OS on it which is Windows 8.1 64bit, and after booting everything was perfect. I had an older hard drive of 1TB, and an SSD of 120GB. The ...
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winds 7 Boot problems..cant change bios systems all have N/A

Something weird is happening with my windows 7. when i start it, AHCI CD flashes then a few seconds later it boots to windows. I can get into the bios using F2 but the problem everything except two ...
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Dual Booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu

So I had a dual boot, on separate drives, for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Pro (all 64bit). My Windows install had come first, and then Ubuntu. This was a year or so ago. The other day I felt it was ...
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Computer Freezes Shortly After Booting

I have a problem with my Windows 8.1 machine which freezes the entire system when I launch and use Chrome to browse a few web pages. The same thing happens when I try to uninstall Google Drive, ...
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Ubuntu: Slow Boot time. Ubuntu installed on SSD in DVD-Caddy. Laptop Acer 5750G

I removed the DVD optical drive and put a SSD in an optical drive caddy (similar to this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2nd-Hard-Drive-Caddy-Adapter-for-Acer-Aspire-5750G-5755G-/280914405128). I have ubuntu ...
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USB devices recognized by BIOS but not by Windows or Ubuntu

I have an older PC with an Asus P5E-VM HDMI mainboard and the USB mouse and keyboard have stopped working. In fact, nothing seems to be recognized by Windows when attached to a USB port: gamepads, ...
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Jim is dead? Red apple logo system won't boot [on hold]

On boot I get a red apple logo coming up saying jim is dead.and the computer will not load at all it just sticks on this screen. I did not build the computer I bought it and do not have the persons ...
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boot mode legacy or uefi hybrid or uefi native for windows 8.1

I am going to re-install my OS. This time i am going to install windows 8.1 instead of windows 7. Now I came into something new (to me ) There are different boot mode in my laptop boot option ...
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Windows BSOD 'Inaccessible boot device' on Bootcamp/Macbook

thank you for reading my post! I am running Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp on my Macbook. For over a year I didn't have any trouble with it. Yesterday, the Windows partition failed to boot and I get a blue ...
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I restored onto a new SSD using Acronis True Image Home, but it won't boot; how do I make the system boot from the new SSD?

My SSD died yesterday. I have made regular backups using Acronis True Image Home. I've restored the image onto a new SSD which I have purchased and installed. I have verified it is there. It also ...
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No option to boot from USB drive

I want to install Windows 8.1 from USB drive but, There is no option to boot from USB drive in the boot menu on my Dell Inspiron 15 3521.
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Ubuntu Installer not working after installed

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Dekstop amd64 installer. I installed the OS on my Lenovo Ideapad Y50 notebook. Later I decided that I want to wipe all the data on the computer and I want to install a fresh ...
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Formatting boot hard drive for Windows Vista from Windows 7

My 1TB hard drive is failing. I'm guessing that some of the Windows Vista are on bad sectors as the PC is not booting. (Hangs when reading files for Safe Mode). I bought a 2TB hard drive. I want ...
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Stuck at Windows 8.1 boot menu when having multiple boot configurations

I've added a boot configuration that has HyperVisor disabled (see this). I called it "No HyperVisor" and made it the default. The timer is set to 5 seconds. However, when I boot my machine, I see the ...
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Restore MBR on a Toshiba Satellite Click Mini laptop with Windows 8 after uninstalling Debian 8 using EasyBCD

The Toshiba Satellite Click Mini is a special computer, it doesn't have any CD/DVD drive and the BIOS is special and very limited, it looks like this: When I select "Enter Setup" I have a menu like ...
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Can't boot from CD-ROM

I have resized a VMware Fusion disk but the partition has not been resized. I need to do a very simple thing: boot from the CD-ROM to expand the partition. But when I boot from the CD-ROM these are ...
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BOOTMGR not found

I had to force shut down my computer twice today because it froze for an unknown reason. The first time I tried starting the PC again worked out but now I get the following error message every time I ...
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Unable to enter UEFI with on boot (With F2/F12)

Symtom is somewhat like this. BIOS is broken (?) I can still enter UEFI Setup using efibootmgr -n on Linux, however press F2 according to what shown on the screen does nothing. Same for F12 (that is ...
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Why does Windows keep resetting BCDEdits

I have this Windows 7 machine. System Reserve is C: and main partition with OS files is D:. I used BCDEdit to set {default} from the C: to the D: rebooted 3 times and no issues. A day latter it got ...
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Unhibernate Windows w/o direct access

I attempted to repair my boot partition with boot-repair yesterday, which worked, except that partition I have Windows 8.1 on is hibernated. As of now, I am still unable to boot my computer to ...
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Sony Vaio laptop not recovering from hibernate

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop, model VGN C2S. It has an Intel Core 2 processor, 3GB of RAM and Windows 7 Ultimate N. The laptop works perfectly until it is put onto hybernation mode. Upon pressing the ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu

EDIT: The problem is due partitioning, most of the following might've not influenced the outcome. I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't ...
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Self-created VHD image file won't boot in VirtualBox

I've got an old small form factor PC (x86). It boots from a CF card. I'd like to develop software for it but I don't want to use it for debugging since I might brick it. This is why I've tried ...
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How to boot windows cd in grub? [on hold]

I've installed Linux on my PC and when I try to put a bootable CD with windows, don't work and I put first in the bios setup in boot order and not appear as a bootable CD and appear grub! And when I ...
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Cloned disk isn't bootable

I have a Macbook Pro which has a Windows installation on one of the partitions. I bought a new desktop with a new SSD and wanted my Windows install from my Macbook on the new SSD. So I cloned the ...
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Windows reboot, possible BSOD

Hi I'm having some trouble with a computer that reboots. I haven't seen the bsod myself but user has said it bsoded butt every time when I've gotten to the computer it has already rebooted and is ...
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BIOS only allows UEFI No Legacy Option

Laptop: Lenova Yoga 2.11 I am running Windows 10 Build 10041. I have bought a new copy of Win 8.1, which I want to clean instal. However, my BIOS has no option to change from UEFI to Legacy so that I ...
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How to boot Linux on a Mac with USB?

Although this question is even asked here before, the replies are outdated. My Mac HD failed, an the machine does not boot anymore, but I absolutely need to recover the data in it. So I thought of ...
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Windows Boot Sequence - Blinking Cursor - What is it For? [closed]

There's plenty of questions relating to the Windows boot sequence getting stuck on the blinking cursor page. However, what I'd like to know is: why is it necessary for this part of the process at ...
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Windows 8 Desktop won't start up

My Windows 8 PC won't start up. When I power it on, I see the Acer splash screen, but then I get an error screen with a code 0xc000021a and then it reboots and tries to repair disk files, but fails ...
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Windows 7 laptop comes in hibernation from sleep and can't boot after that

I have MSI 2PE Ghost PC on Windows 7. I put PC into sleep, but after few hours it automatically boots quietly and goes to hibernation state. After that it can't boot from this state normally (error ...
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Install UBUNTU from usb to usb without touching laptops HDD

I have one USB drive with installed ubuntu 14.04LTS Bootable. I then have another usb stick ( 32GB high speed ) and I want to install ubuntu on that one so I can use it as a normal installation. (I ...
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OCZ RevoDrive W7 migration issues to Samsung 850 EVO

trying to migrate W7 from OCZ revodrive to samsung ssd via the migration tool samsung provides. The cloning process seems to go through ok, but for some reason, it creates 2 partitions on the samsung ...
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BIOS does not manage the 2 * 2Go RAM [closed]

I bought 2 x 2Go DRR2 to upgrade my computer. But when I boot, my BIOS displays only 2Go managed. In my Windows 7 Pro 64 bits, I read 4GO (2GO available). So I look for a solution in web and I found ...
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Automatically unlock LUKS partition using a key on an USB drive on Debian Jessie

I am trying to have the encrypted root partition be unlocked on boot automatically using a connected USB drive on a fresh installation of Debian Jessie (no non-systemd upgrade). After following a ...
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PC stops at boot logo or doesn't detect harddisk at times [closed]

I have a problem with my CPU. The symptoms are: Stops at boot logo (motherboard) At times when I press Del to enter settings it does not load beyond 1 keyboard and 1 mouse point At times it doesn't ...
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cmd.exe being executed during boot cycle

I have a problem during the boot cycle. This problem started after the April 2015 Updates. I see a cmd box appearing, a cmd line appearing and before I can see what the command is the box disappears. ...
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Unable to Import BCD Backup Using CMD [closed]

I am running windows 7 64bit. I have previously upgraded to win8 and downgraded back to win7 using windows own upgrade software. Had problems with my computer and attempted to rebuild the bcd using ...
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How do I force GRUB to keep video mode after switching to the OS?

I use GRUB as a bootloader for my custom OS. I want it to enter graphics mode for me so I don’t have to do it myself in my system. However, before GRUB passes the control to the OS, video mode is ...
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Windows 7 startup batch file hidden [duplicate]

I followed a guide to create a batch file so I can delay a program from starting up for a few seconds. (I didn't want to use a 3rd party tool) The thing is I don't want to see that cmd window for X ...
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Changing size of login pictures on Windows7 via authui.dll

Using resource Hacker and authui.dll there is a lot of documentation about how to change various parts of the W7 login screen. What I have so far failed to manage is to change the size of the user ...
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How to detect an LXC container system is ready?

I am attempting to start a LXC container and then run a command inside it. The problem is that even if the container is in RUNNING state, it has not completed all its boot. This produces trouble with ...
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Computer only turns on after many hours off/unplugged

I'm having a problem with my PC. My computer specs are: Mobo: Gigabyte GA H81M S2PV Proc: Intel Pentium G3220 Ram: 2x8GB 1333MHz Kingston (Passed on Mem86+) PSU: Corsair CX430 III HDD: Seagate ...
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kali linux boot issue

I have problem with booting Kali Linux. When the login form should appear, it gets stuck on black screen with underscore in top corner on the left. I tried to get to recovery mode to the console as a ...