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

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How to solve my black screen at boot?

I've got a friend with a weird problem. When he starts his computer the screen is completely black until the computer is completely started. So the screen is black until it suddenly shows the Windows ...
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Boot natively from a Virtual Box installation

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed in Virtualbox. The VB installation image is around 4gb(.vdi file). I dont wish to reinstall Ubuntu and then install everything all over again. Can I boot natively ...
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Cannot boot from USB Stick

I currently have Ubuntu installed on a USB stick, but when I try to boot from it, none of the boot options that start with USB work. There is a USB-HDD and USB-Zip, but both of them just skip and boot ...
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How can I do boot logging on Windows XP?

Where can I find a step-by-step boot log of my Windows XP machine? I'm looking for something akin to the boot log you would get in Linux (with what is running at what times, how long it is running, ...
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HP Pavilion does nothing but beep three times on startup

White performing some sort of HP update, my HP Pavilion P6214Y PC computer froze and now will not turn back on. My computer does nothing when I try to start it up except beep three times. Nothing ...
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Advice on cloning disk

I'm going to buy a second disk for backup, the same size as my laptops. I want to mount it in a casing via usb and backup an entire hdd every soemtime. That's because I want the posibility to just ...
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Utility to interpret BCD.LOG and BOOTSTAT.DAT binary files (W7 Boot hangs)

The main question is : "Are there any utility that can interpret these two binary files: BCD.LOG BOOTSTAT.DAT both of them updated during the Vista/W7 boot process ? I already know of EasyBCD and ...
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BIOS manipulation

I have the Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 motherboard. But it does not have "quick boot" feature, I.e it does not just show the vendor logo and start up the OS; it has to go through all the steps like most old ...
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What's the easiest way to have a script run at boot time in OS X?

I want a script (bash/zsh/ruby/...) to run at boot time in OS X. What's the most simple way to do this, without messing with xml/plist files, and preferably not needing to make a meta AppleScript.
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How do I get rid of this old hard drive in my machine?

I bought it about 5 years ago and it came bundled with Windows Vista. When Windows 7 launched, I waited a bit then realized it would rock with an SSD. So I bought an SSD and added it as my primary ...
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How do you kill the Windows Defender “has been turned off” boot message?

Whenever I boot Windows 7, I get the message that says Windows Defender has been turned off (because of Security Essentials). I want Windows Defender off, and I want the message to go away. How do I ...
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Is there a way to start the flash player (or program) in full screen through the shortcut target command?

I am trying to start flash on start up in full screen. Are there any commands that i can execute in the shortcuts target path to tell the program to start in full screen? (Not maximized) So something ...
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Windows 7 - frozen during “starting windows” DISK.SYS/CLASSPNP.SYS

Apologies in advance, this is going to be a long story ;) Today a friend brought me his computer to fix because it no longer boots, it freezes up while the Windows 7 logo and "starting windows" is ...
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Acer Aspire ASE700-UQ660A will not respond to power button

This is something of a continuation of this question. I am now completely unable to boot this computer. The last time I used it, I used hibernation mode. When I needed to use it again, it would not ...
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Very long boot up process?

Very strange boot up process that took literally 5~6 minutes. Other than the boot up, the PC works perfectly fine. Things I have tried: CHKDSK (No errors) Reset BIOS (HDD 1st) Defrag Link to ...
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Suppress OneNote adding itself to startup items

I use the MS Office OneNote app from time to time, but not daily. However, every time I use it, it sticks itself back into the Windows startup items, and helps itself to a chunk of RAM and boot time. ...
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Arch Linux shows a blinking cursor instead of a booting installer

Arch Linux shows a blinking cursor instead of a booting installer. I ran sudo dd if=archlinux-2010.05-core-i686.iso of=/dev/sdb1 and checked the MD5 sums. I tried to boot it on two different PCs ...
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Can I install Windows on a diskless system with iSCSI?

I'm reorganizing my home network, which now includes a NAS box, that, among other things, allows me to export partitions via iSCSI. Now I'd like to get rid of the harddisk in my Windows machine, as it ...
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I can't get XAMPP to start automatically in OS X

I can't get XAMPP to start when OS X boots. I've been researching this for some time but with no luck. XAMPP needs to be started as root, and I don't want to store the password for root in a script ...
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Boot from USB HDD

I've bought a new SSD for my notebook. The old hard disk (with old OS) is now in an external case which is connected via USB to the notebook. I hoped that I can simply connect the old HDD via USB and ...
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How do I use memmap to reserve memory on boot?

I have a laptop with some corrupted ram addresses, so I'm trying to use memmap to reserve them before linux boots up. I have been trying to use memmap=10M$1024M as a kernel boot option, but linux ...
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Best practice to install Windows7 when Linux installed already

I have dual boot machine with XP+Debian Squeeze, booting is performed via GRUB2. I'd like to upgrade XP to Win7. I know that XP would overwrite my GRUB with it's bootloader, requiring me to reinstall ...
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How to boot RedHat Linux in normal mode in VMWare?

I had an iso image of redhat, into which I placed the kickstart file in the root directory and recreated the iso image. When I tried booting linux from that image (in VMWare) , it started searching ...
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How can I create a multiplatform (PC/Mac/Linux) USB stick with a Live Linux + webserver on it?

The goal woulb de to have a USB stick, bootable on any system, containing a local webserver to host various offline versions of websites. This stick can then be used to show demos of websites to ...
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Use bluetooth keyboard to access/edit BIOS?

Can I use a bluetooth keyboard to enter BIOS and edit the values there? I'm thinking of two scenarios: A new machine - no OS (yet). So to me seems no possibility to pair the keyboard. Hence no ...
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Can Windows XP be installed on a partition that starts at sector 64 (on Advanced Format 4k drives)?

I could manually create 4k aligned partition (with linux tools, eg. live cd), that would start at LBA sector 64 (not at sector 63 as default in Windows XP installer). I do not remember, but I guess ...
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PC set to Wake On LAN (WOL) continually keeps starting up by itself. Cause? Solution?

I've recently set my PC to be booted by WOL in its BIOS. This was fine for a few weeks but now it seems to continually restart itself whenever it is shutdown or the power off button is used. The only ...
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how to make external hard drive bootable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you create a bootable partition on a USB drive? I have a 250G external hdd, I would like to make it bootable to install Ubuntu along side win7, but how can I make ...
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After repairing permissions, Mac OS X won't boot

This morning I ran the Repair Permissions command from inside the Disk Utility. Ever since then my MacBook wont move past the splash screen when booting. I've revolted in verbose mode and I see that ...
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Pc not booting, no video output, hard drive noises

My computer suddenly stopped booting up. I just came back from a week long trip, and it was working fine before I left. When I power up the computer now, it seems to power up just fine (leds on, fans ...
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After changing disk to dynamic windows 7 doesn't boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: After changing disk to dynamic windows 7 doesn't boot I shrink a partition in hard disk.And there was a unallocated space.Then I make a partition from that ...
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After changing disk to dynamic Windows 7 doesn't boot

I shrunk a partition in hard disk. And there was a unallocated space. Then I made a partition from that unallocated space. After doing this whole disk was converted to dynamic type. After doing ...
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How to set a theme for Windows XP to use before a use logs in?

If Windows XP "welcome screen" is disabled (manually or by joining a domain) an ordinary window is used to log-in (like it was in Windows 2000). This window is styled with default Windows XP "Luna" ...
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WIndows 7 cannot boot - bootrec reports FS not found or corrupt

For 3 days now I've been unable to boot into my Windows 7 partition, and all my research has been to no avail. I'm hoping someone here has more ideas on how to fix this. When I boot up now, I get the ...
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failed to boot from usb-stick (ubuntu 10.04)

I have an Asus 1201n and it has a dual core Intel CPU which has 64-bit compatibility according to Intel's webpage. When I tried to boot from my Sandisk Contour USB-stick with the image from this link: ...
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Skip drive during boot?

Okay so a while back I broke my screen on my laptop, so I cannot access the BIOS because I cannot see it. I have a few external hard drives that I keep connected to my laptop always, but when I reboot ...
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How to disable jusched.exe on Windows 7 64-bit?

I have recently purchased a new laptop from an OEM with Windows 7 64-bit. This system came pre-installed with (among other stuff) the Java Runtime Environment (64bit). This has put the "jusched.exe" ...
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Unable to get to main screen and safe mode doesn't work

It is my friends computer so I am not very familiar with it, I am unable to get it to start. I can get to the logon screen but after entering the password there is an error (something to do with ...
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System unable to boot Windows and any booting device

My System Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P cannot boot windows and doesn't proceed after display of Fujitsu Siemens Logo (Where it says Press F2 to Enter Setup). The System has USB only port for Keyboard and ...
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After boot, Windows Live Messenger says it can't connect

When I boot my computer and automatically logins to my Windows account, when Live Messenger starts it says it can't connect. Although when I retry it works just fine. Due to my low amount of ...
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Can you boot an Acer Aspire One from an SD card when no BIOS is available?

Is it possible to boot the Acer Aspire One PC from an SD card? I have bricked an Aspire One, but it does not even start the BIOS. Aspire One have this issue and a BIOS update usually work and it ...
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moving the location of BCD Store?

How do I verify that the BCD store has actually moved? I had: Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier {bootmgr} device partition=F: description ...
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Why doesn't Skype want to turn on?

What's the problem with Skype that doesn't want to turn on? So yes, I have installed Skype and when I run it it shows up as normal but at the point that it is logged in the process suddenly ...
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How do I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server starts?

I have VirtualBox and I want to install MS Windows in it. How can I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server does, so that I don't need to manually start Windows?
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Unknown problem causing major computer failure, Booting problem with windows 7, mainly with 0x0000000A

Where do I begin? OS=Windows 7 I think it all started when I ran an installation file. I suspect it may have been a virus (even though AVG scan didnt pick anything up). The installation failed, ...
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Delay Windows programs launching at boot?

On Windows XP I use 18 programs. In startup it makes 2-3 minutes to load all of them. Anti virus, translator, unlocker, file indexer, download manager, instant messenger etc.. I need all of them and ...
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Cloning a hard drive and using it to boot on a different system

Can I clone a hard drive and use it to boot on a different system? Windows XP, from Intel to AMD. I used HDclone and copied my HD. When I tried to boot up with the new hard drive in the AMD system, ...
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How to resolve 0xc000021a (STATUS_SYSTEM_PROCESS_TERMINATE)

I am having a huge problem that my windows 7 is not loading. I had uninstalled my bluetooth driver and then tried to reinstall it. The problem started then that all the folders from libraries ...
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Windows Vista hangs on startup for a reeeaal long time

I have an Acer Aspire 5735Z laptop with Windows Vista (legal.) After the login screen, when the sidebar is loading, the OS hangs for like 10 minutes or so. When hovering over the icons on the ...
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Deleted Linux partition - how do I make Windows boot normally?

I just deleted the Linux partition. As far as I know that volume also contained GRUB and when that's installed it overwrites the Windows boot record. How do I make Windows boot again?