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

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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 ...
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Hide all kernel boot messages/logging when disabling splash screen Lubuntu 14.04.1

In Lubuntu 13.10 I was able to redirect the kernel messages/logging to another tty by adding the following to the Grub file in order to hide all kernel boot messages when disabling the splash screen ...
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Black margins around the image on monitor during system boot up

I have recently purchased a new video card. After i switched to it, my monitor shows black margins around the image near edges of the screen during system boot up. Once OS loads a proper driver for ...
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laptop will not boot hdd - samsung 13" ultrabook 5 series

This is a long one. I want to include troubleshooting I did. Im running windows 8.1, I downloaded the Samsung SW updater software and it gives me a whole list of updates including the Bios update. So ...
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Residual Ubuntu partitions preventing disc cloning, how to remove?

In my BIOS screen under boot priority, my primary (and until today only) hard disk shows up as two separate disks named ubuntu. This isn't the case when I'm just using windows, and I've never thought ...
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How to spilt a bootable linux distro iso file onto multiple dvds or cds?

I have customized a centOS distro , by including some packages such as VLC,eclipse etc. but now the size of distro exceeds 7.42 gb. I want to : split the large distro iso into multiple small iso ...
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Normal ISO to UEFI bootable ISO converter?

It's easy to Google Windows 8 password recovery tools. However, the PC I'm working on right now doesn't support legacy boot and can only boot from GPT partitioned USB sticks. I'm using Rufus for ...
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Dell Laptop + Samsung SSD 840 Evo: Disk Read Error Occured

This is my second new brand new Samsung SSD 840 Evo as the first SSD had the same problem. I thought it would be the SSD corrupt, but i guess, probably its not cloned properly or partition was not ...
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Netbook won't start after startup with USB attached

I started my Toshiba Netbook up with a USB attached - as you might guess it messed up the startup process. As soon as a realized my mistake, I stopped the process (I think I just turned it off), took ...
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Computer quickly deactivates after turning on with boot on power in BIOS setting

Computer specs: Lenovo X220i Tablet running Windows 7 64 bit (I doubt knowing the OS will help, but just in case) In the BIOS I have enabled the setting 'power on when AC attached' so the computer ...
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Windows 7 x64 double installed on separate partitions

Recently, through a series of unfortunate and mysterious events, the Windows 8 partition of my Dell Inspiron 1440 came down with a case of knock-off Cryptolocker, and eventually I had to reformat. ...
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How does the computer know how to display text and GUI on the screen?

This might be a stupid and weird question but I really can't sleep until I find the answer. How does the computer know how to display text and GUI on the screen? If I'm not mistaken the boot process ...
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Bootable USB doesn't show up in boot menu after disabling secure boot in Windows 8.1

I am doing a Windows 8.1 Ubuntu dual boot and am following the steps mentioned here - http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html I disabled secure boot as ...
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Toshiba Laptop tells me to insert boot media in selected boot media device and press a key

Around 7 months ago i dropped my pc from knee high on the carpet and it went to a blue screen. When i dropped it i was playing the game black ops 2. In an attempt to fix it I held down the power ...
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Create Mavericks bootable USB under Windows for MacBook Air

After experiments with my macbook air, I have clean hdd drive without any OS on it completely (nor recovery partitions). How can I create bootable usb flash drive to install mavericks back to my ...
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Lenovo W510 randomly shuts down, won't boot

Today I went to turn on my Lenovo w510 and it wouldn't stay on long enough to boot. I tried it plugged into AC power (with and without the battery) and on battery power alone. All attempts yielded the ...
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Rescued all files from corrupt HDD partition - how to copy to other drive and make Windows boot again?

Changing the partition size of my C: drive (Windows 7) resulted in a system crash and a completely messed up partition table. I added the drive to another computer, which sees the drive as RAW so I ...
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How to change the Windows 98 boot logo?

so I learned that it's easy to change Android device boot logos and stuff. Windows boots with WinLoad.exe, which calls a GPU to draw the logo. Is it possible I can decompile Windows OS in pieces ...