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

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Newest Windows 8.1 Update Winload.efi oxc000000f

I have an Acer V3-772g: Intel i7 4712MQ, NVIDIA 750m 4gb I installed the newest Windows 8.1 updates a couple days ago; however, the update failed. I left the computer to update and then went to work, ...
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External video card prevents liveUSB bootup

External video card prevents liveUSB bootup Whenever I attempt to boot any Ubuntu liveUSB with a PCI video card installed, I see the initial ubuntu screen then it reverts to a text screen with the ...
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Bootable USB does not work

I tried to install Windows 7 on a bootable USB. It was successful and it told me to reboot now. I clicked it and then it rebooted, and when I selected the USB on boot, this happened: When I opened ...
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Windows 7 screen not displayed after installing Ubuntu

I bought a new Lenovo laptop with DOS and I wanted to make it dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both 64 bit). I took the following steps to install both systems: Installed Windows 7 OS ...
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Is there any way to install any linux distro without acesssing the bios? (broken screen)

I am trying to run a Linux system from my y500 Lenovo ideapad but I can not access the boot menu or bios at all. This is because I have a broken screen and am using an external display to make use of ...
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How to run update-initramfs from bootable usb?

My computer froze during an upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. This resulted in a kernel panic upon reboot. "/sbin/init: relocation error: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/librt.so.1: symbol__clock_nanosleep, ...
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Laptop won't boot and screen won't come on

I have an old Asus G60VX that I'm wanting to put Linux on but when I turned it on this morning the laptop appears to start normal with the laptop startup sound(the sound it makes BEFORE BIOS starts), ...
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grub2-install: “this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition”

There seems to be quite a bit of discussion about this but I can't find a simple answer. When I try to install grub2 I get this error: # grub2-install /dev/sda Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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Installing Debian on my macbook air

I want to install Debian on my macbook air 13" from 2011. I'm following this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir4%2C2Testimonial It starts by telling me to use bootcamp on OS X. I don't have ...
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Disable Secure Boot to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mod via USB stick

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 using a USB stick from UEFI Mod. I used Rufus to format the USB stick as "GPT for UEFI". The problem is that my PC can boot in UEFI mode only if I turn Secure Boot ...
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setup vcan interface to be activated on boot

I want to setup a virtual SocketCAN interface on boot. The following lines do what I want (manually): ip link add dev vcan0 type vcan ip link set up vcan0 (or) ip link add dev vcan0 up type vcan ...
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Linux bootup only with USB dongle

I am currently trying to figure out if there is a way to make Linux only boot if a specific USB dongle is present in one of the USB ports. I tried to find a solution on the internet but couldn't find ...
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How do I create the Microsoft bootloader on the EFI partition? [duplicate]

I have Linux and Windows installed in a dual boot configuration. The Windows bootloader is corrupt. I want to reinstall it using the Windows recovery partition but I do not know how to boot to it ...
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Unable to start windows

I got the blue screen of death about a month ago on my windows machine. Startup repair failed to fix the issue so I reinstalled windows. Forunatly I had a dual boot system with linux which worked ...
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Boot from mini PCI-E SSD Hard Drive?

Not sure if anyone has attempted this before, so if you don't know for sure, please don't answer. I have the Acer Aspire One A0531h with 3G. It has two mini pci-e slots. One has the wifi adapter and ...
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Sony Vaio laptop boots automatically on opening the lid

I have a sony vaio ESeries laptop with Windows 8. I have currently disabled the hybrid mode provided in Windows 8. The problem is, even though I shutdown my laptop, as soon as I open the lid of my ...
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Dual booting AND data drive splitting

I think we all understand how to dual boot, splitting your SSD into 2 partitions, installing the OS's and etc,etc,etc but something not so clear is the data drive. In my situation I have a 500gb ...
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How to log in into a user account that a password with a batch file? Or any other settings? [duplicate]

I think I've seen this before but I've never given it much consideration. I usually do not have a password for my own user account, and it's the default one. I set up an automatic boot on BIOS setup ...
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Start a module at startup on gentoo

I use gentoo. I have a module nammed "cgosdrv" (for instance). I can launch it without problem with "modprobe cgosdrv" (as root) I want to start it automatically at startup, so I add to ...
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How do I open a VPN connection on Windows 8 start?

How do I automatically open a Windows VPN connection on Windows 8 start?
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Get Logical Volumes Group name in legacy grub

I am currently in GNU GRUB v0.97 Restore mode and I have CentOS 6.5 installed with /boot partition separated and rest of filesystem is in Volume Group. But, I dont remember volume group name, is there ...
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How do I change my boot + system partitions?

I initially had an XP system several years ago. I installed Win7 on a different hard drive and I currently dual boot (though I have not used the XP partition in a very long time). Looking at my ...
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Windows 8.1 Tablet settings preventing a USB boot device?

I'm trying to get a device to boot to a Clonezilla bootable USB, but I've tried different software and none of them are allowing a Boot to anything but the primary HDD of the tablet. Here is what I'm ...
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How can I boot Windows at external hard drive from internal hard drive?

In my internal hard drive, there is a copy of Windows installed at 'sda1'. I use grub to boot into it. In my external hard drive (internal hard drive with a box), I have a complete Windows installed ...
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linux boot up screen image + progress bar

I have a Linux system on which I want to have my own boot up image and a progress bar to indicate the progress. I made my own theme and added it using plymouth-set-default-theme -R 'name-of-theme'. ...
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Install Kali Linux on a Surface Pro 1

I really need your help; thanks in advance to anyone who can give me a hint! I want to install Kali Linux on my Surface Pro 1. I found loads of tutorial with different sequence and tool used in ...
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Computer will not boot from disc drive unless HDD is disconnected

I'm trying to fix a HP dc7600 desktop for a friend. It had Windows XP installed, but he had lost the password and didn't particularly need any of the installed data, so I was tasked with either ...
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BIOS on custom built PC won't show up at home but works like a charm in store [closed]

A couple days ago my father bought a pre-built computer without any OS on it from a store. Once at home, I wanted to boot it and install Windows. When I booted it up, fans started turning, LED ...
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Kernel Panic when trying to boot Linux Mint 17.1

Ok, I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon Edition, 32 Bit) alongside Windows 8.1, and when I select linux mint, It goes to the shell boot and the caps lock light flashes, indicating Kernel Panic. ...
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Is it possible to bring up the OS without any displays on an armStone A9? [duplicate]

How to bring up the operating system on an armStone A9 without any additional displays, but just via LAN cable? My network setup looks like this: Details: PC (machine 1): Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / ...
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How to configure first display at boot with Nvidia GeForce GTX

I have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphic card with 2 displays connected, one in one DVI port and another in DisplayPort. I want the DisplayPort display will be the main one. I know how to configure ...
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How to launch RubyMine upon Ubuntu startup?

I'm new to linux, and I was trying to find the right command to open RubyMine. After some research, I came across a path to a file that would start the program from the terminal. I use it below. I ...
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PC won't let me skip disk check on drive that isn't needed to boot; how do I make it check the disk while running?

My computer has three non-removable volumes: a solid-state drive I use for booting and storing applications (C:), a much larger hard drive I use for storing the majority of my files (D:), and a ...
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Intel server motherboard S1200V3RPS diagostic LED displays unlisted POST code

After some initial hiccups, I was able to get the Intel motherboard to at least power up. Now it does not start the boot process. I tried to understand the LED displays which explain problems ...
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How to run systemd's unit as soon as possible? - systemd

this is forked question from previous question: How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)? We have a working output of systemd's unit, that calls this script: ...
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Preserve formating and colors of output (created by my script) during boot - systemd

this is forked question from previous question: How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)? Now we have working output, but it deletes extra spaces and colors Is ...
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Switched HDD not booting in Lenovo W540

I got my Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Solid State Hybrid from my other laptop which isn't doing well performance wise and placed it into a new Lenovo W540 but it won't boot into the OS on the HDD when I ...
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Install Server 2008 to 3TB drive on Vostro 260

It is possible to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a 3TB GPT hard drive on a Dell Vostro 260? I know that hard drives must be GPT to recognize over 2TB so I formatted it GPT thinking I did ...
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Fix error 0xc000000f with hiren's

Today I had a problem with my computer, I was scanning my computer and suddenly it turned off, and when I turned it on a msg appeared that I need to fix the boot with cd windows installer. As I ...
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rEFInd mountvol incorrect parameter

I had Ubuntu 14.04 on a single drive. Then, I felt like installing Windows 10 along side with Ubuntu. I resized the main Ubuntu partition and unallocated half of the safe. Then, I installed Windows 10 ...
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PC Not Booting After ACER Logo

My ACER Aspire E5-521-238Q running Windows 10 Build 9926 won't boot. I see the ACER: EXPLORE BEYOND LIMITS and the loading thing and then the PC is on, but has a black screen. When I press Alt + F10 ...
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Awful beeping sound on boot

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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Lightweight linux preboot environment?

I was wondering if there was any way to setup a light, low resource linux environment that'll have basic features like a web browser but can boot into a full linux distro or Windows if I need a more ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Satellite C55D with UEFI boot mode

I am trying to get Ubuntu 14.10 to boot on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. I have UEFI boot mode and Secure Boot enabled. The Ubuntu live USB stick booted without issues and the install seemed to ...
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Firmware update on external HDD -> system not booting

After updating the firmware of my external HDD WD My Book, my toshiba laptop with a toshiba internal HDD, is no longer able to boot and I can't enter the BIOS either. The internal HDD has three ...
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After upgrading PC, my computer boots up inconsistently

I'm currently using the computer that's having the problem. I've been on it for hours, and works AMAZINGLY; gaming, browsing, everything. The problem is, when I turn it off(whether it be "shut down" ...
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SSD Not Detected - Fallback on EFI Shell

Want to assess what are the odds of a hardware failure in a particular case. I have a laptop with an Intel SSD (160GB). I just installed Windows 8.1 on it and all was working fine, up until the point ...
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4 beeps, no video on start up ACER MB [closed]

This is the board off Amazon: For descriptive purposes only. Here's the thing: I had this board in a working computer for roughly 3 years. One day, when I hit the on button, it just wouldn't boot ...
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How to profile long session initialization during boot process in Windows 8? [duplicate]

My computer started to boot for 10 minutes. It has SSD system drive and was booting for 15 seconds previously. Is it possible to know, what does it doing during this time? The delay occurs before ...
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my PC isn't reacting to the power button & not displaying anything

i've moved to another house , and today i just plugged in my pc's power cable ,then my pc (HP COMPAQ desktop) turned on as if i pressed the power button) ,but it doesn't show anything on the monitor ...