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

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Running Spinrite from a USB drive?

I need to use SpinRite on my notebook which has no CD-ROM. How can I install and run SpinRite from a USB thumbdrive? Such that I could boot the notebook up with a thumbdrive and start SpinRite. Are ...
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How to change the cosmos picture displayed at startup on Mac OS X?

I want to change the purple cosmos picture that is displayed at startup and login time on Mac OS X.
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Skip kernel module at boot

There is a broken kernel module, due to which I can not even load the OS, so I can not delete or fix it. Is it possible to skip this module at boot, using the kernel's parameters or something?
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hardware problem

I Repair my window & restart my computer ,it doesnt start & shows "invalid boot ini file' & doesn't take cdrom as first boot divice Tell me what to do i have a P3
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MacBook start up problem

I have an aging, ailing MacBook. The battery died on it a few months ago, but can still use it when plugged in. I recently upgraded it to Snow Leopard. Had it unplugged for a few days. Went to boot ...
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How To Boot with “mem=1024m” Argument using GRUB - Ubuntu 10.04

I am still working on this question. This new one is a different question so I thought it would be good to post a new question. Is this the proper protocol or should I have just edited the other ...
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Windows 7 laptop won't load past the Windows logo

My computer won't load past the windows logo, when it finishes loading the logo I see a blue screen quickly flash on and off. I just get a glimpse of it, but I recognize the screen as a serious error ...
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Disable freecall from autorun in Windows 7 Professional

I installed voip program called Freecall in my Windows 7 Professional laptop. Now it shows as a Startup item in "System Configuration" console. I tried to uncheck it in the Startup item and restart, ...
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Removing or disabling software that prevents Windows from booting

A piece of software I installed recently has gone mad, and I can no longer boot Windows. How can I remove that application, or at least prevent it from running at startup? Neither Safe Mode nor Safe ...
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NTFS.SYS error at boot in Win XP

I am using Windows XP and this morning it didn't boot, it showed an error on "Windows/system32/config/SYSTEM" so I connected the hd to another pc, rename that file and then copy the one in ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 will not boot

After an update yesterday my Dell X300 will only boot to a screen with an option to perform 2 memory tests. If I perform these tests, it will only go back to this same screen, offering a choice of ...
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Install Windows XP from a pen drive containing an ISO file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP through Pen Drive I want to install Windows XP using my pen drive which has an ISO of Windows XP! I have tried googling, but the results were ...
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Troubleshooting input device detection in Windows Xp Pro Sp3

My laptop (Acer travelmate 4152NlCi)doesn't respond to the keyboard and mouse anymore while booting in Windows Xp Pro Sp3. i can't type the password and login. I have Opensuse 11.0 on it as well and ...
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Is running this command twice going to cause an issue?

In computing, tee is a command in various command-line interpreters (shells) such as Unix shells, 4DOS/4NT and Windows PowerShell, which displays or pipes the output of a command and copies it into ...
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Sfsync04 file is corrupted

I don't know exactly what I did, but somehow the sfsync04.sys (drivers) file is corrupt, and now I can't start my windows. That's the error startup repair gives me, and it is unable to correct it ...
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How to solve the “Bootmgr is missing” problem on Windows 7 machine?

I bought a Dell Laptop recently which has Windows 7 operating system in it. I did not get the operating system CD/DVD. Recently I got a problem while starting the machine. I really don't know what ...
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Fan Error on Lenovo R61

Problem Since the last two days, my Lenovo R61 is giving me a "Fan Error" message during boot, after showing which, it powers down. It does so for 3-4 boot attempts, and after a bit of tapping and ...
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Minimum hardware to boot into BIOS

Are the RAM module or CPU required to boot the motherboard? What is the minimal configuration to boot into BIOS? The motherboard I need to boot is a mediocre ASUS socket LGA775.
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Risk to native OS from Live CD?

Will booting from a Live CD (I was thinking Anonym OS) have any risk to the native OS? I wanted to try it out on my school´s computer, but I´d rather not have to explain why I accidentally ...
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PC in POST loop

I have a custom built PC using a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P motherboard with a Q6600 CPU. For the last 2 days it has got itself stuck into a POST loop. Saying that, I don't think it actually got in to the ...
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CloneZilla Broke My System? Ubuntu Installation Lost After Running CloneZilla

I just read through this post and tried to get my installation back using this answer to no avail. What happened to me is this: I spent an hour or more reading through the CloneZilla docs. I ...
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How to get rid of rom-boot & network boot options when booting up

I am using a compaq b1200. And it really sucks when you boot up and see those choices consuming a lot of time in the boot process. How do I get rid of it to achieve faster boot up. In windows, ...
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How do you start a program after X has started?

There's a little app called F.Lux that sets your screen temperature based on the time of day. The Linux version is a little spartan with just a console interface but it works perfectly well. Where ...
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Why is my new PC so slow at startup?

Bought a new PC this weekend, and it works really good. Only I have one big problem: startup time. Its BIOS needs 62 sec to load, then from Grub start to pw entering screen it's another 26 sec. I ...
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Windows Vista stuck on crcdisk.sys

I'm here with some Vista-trouble. After a cigarette-break I returned to my desk to find my PC with a black screen, and after failing to wake it up did a forced restart. I haven't been installing any ...
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Boot problem: weird sound

Here are the specs to put things into context: ECS P4M800PRO-M478 (V1.0) Intel P4 "Northwood" 2.8C GHz (HT) Socket 478 2x 512 MB PC2-4200 DDR2-533 RAM Visiontek Radeon HD 3650 512 MB DDR2 AGP Maxtor ...
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Transfer hard-drive with windows XP to another computer. On booting, asks to activate xp

I had an old computer sitting around that I have not been able to boot successfully. I moved the hard drive and placed it in my newer computer. If I boot linux, I can mount the XP hard-drive and ...
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Have .cmd in startup wait for system wide startup to run

On a computer I'm not an administrator on, there is a startup file (.cmd file in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup) for all users. It does several things I don't like, ...
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strange processes on Windows

can somebody explain how can I delete unnecessary processes on windows? For example I deleted icq, but I still have some icq processes on Windows Task Manager. Every time when I start my windows I ...
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“Disk boot failure” error after installing Windows 7 on SSD

I have a system with 3 SATA drives which runs fine. Got a new SSD drive and wanted to install a fresh Windows-7 on it. So I removed the boot drive and replaced it with the SSD drive. Installed Windows ...
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Using a boot to vhd file as a virtual machine

I have two boot to vhd files, one for win2k8 and one for win7 ultimate. If I boot into the win2k8, can I start the win7 vhd as a virtual machine using the windows server 2008 hyper-v tools?
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Is there a way to do a Windows 7 repair install when you are unable to start/boot Windows 7?

My understanding is that the only way to perform a "repair install" in Windows 7 is to run the install setup.exe within the Windows 7 installation you want to repair. This seems a little brain dead ...
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Motherboard or Processor Problem

My computer is broken, but I'm having trouble narrowing down the issue. I replaced the power supply, because I assumed that was the issue, but it has the same problem. The issue started with my ...
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How can I transfer a user state of a win7 machine that won't boot?

I have a windows 7 machine that won't boot completely, even in safe mode. I want to re-image the machine using a generic software image, but would like to keep the user data (including settings etc) ...
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lucid lynx runaway process

I am runnning lucid lynx with a gnome desktop. After uninstalling the klipper program there is a new and unwelcome process that begins at startup and takes around 66% of my cpu time. According to ...
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Asus P5Q doesn't POST at all

I had a very strange incident this evening. I was watching TV on the computer and suddenly the sound stuttered. Some seconds later, the screen went black. First I thought ok some error, don't worry. ...
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“Missing operating system” even when booting from Linux Live CD: hardware problem?

My parents' computer stopped booting from the HDD into Windows: it's showing a "Missing operating system" error. I tried burning a Live CD of the latest Ubuntu and booting from that, but it's giving ...
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Disable SQL Server at windows startup (VS 2010)

After I installed Windows 7, booting lasted for about 40 seconds. Then I installed VS2010 and booting is 20 seconds longer. In task manager I see SQL Server process running. Is there a way to disable ...
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Ubuntu 6.06 Boot problem

I tried to boot my pc(4 yr old one) using ubuntu 6.06 in the live cd mode but it refuses to boot. It throws the error Uncompressing Linux.. ok, booting from kernel [ 54.168828] ACPI Unable to load ...
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How do I add startup applications in Lubuntu/Lxde?

I want to add Gnome-Do to my startup applications in Lubuntu 10.04 and the only reference I've found on the net is to edit /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart. But surely there must be a way to do this ...
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insert system disk error after switchting SATA cables

I have 5 hard disks built in my computer, two connected by IDE cables, three by SATA. Today I had to return two of the SATA cables to my room mate. So I grabbed another one I had floating around and ...
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Schedule PC booting

I just want to schedule my PC boot up time.I mean @ morning 9:30 it should boot up automatically I am using windows xp
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How does one skip “Windows did not shut down successfully” in Win7-64?

Migrating an app from an expensive and unreliable dedicated embedded x86 box running WinXP-embedded to COTS hardware (Dell E6410 laptop) running normal Win7-64. At this time, it's not feasible to ...
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How does one skip “Windows did not shut down successfully” in Win7-64? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one skip “Windows did not shut down successfully” in Win7-64? Migrating an app from an expensive and unreliable dedicated embedded x86 box running ...
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Windows Vista not booting after deleting a partition

My cousin just deleted his Linux partition and another smaller partitio nand now Windows is not booting, no he does not have the recovery disc. When Windows tries to boot it goes to "GRUB" and says ...
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How to edit Registry from another OS Boot up

I accidentally changed one parameter in Windows and it was crashed and restarted everytime I logon. I can't go with safe mode. Restoring to Known Good Configurations doesn't work too. Unfortunately ...
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My hard drive can only boot once every two times

I just installed a Kingston 64 GB SSD into my laptop, replacing the old 80 GB 5400 RPM one. The drive starts up and works fine every other time. For example, if I'm running normally, and press ...
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ubuntu 9.10 on an external usb drive: grub1 does not work

I have installed Ubuntu on a partition of my external usb drive. Since I had problems with grub2, I have uninstalled it and installed grub1. But then the usb drive didn't boot anymore, and I am forced ...
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How do i keep a newly started program from taking focus?

Say i'm coding in emacs and want to start up a music program. Because it takes too long to start up i go back to coding and type away. When the music application starts up, the focus is stolen ...
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How do I make windows XP output all bootstrap information?

In linux we can make it output bootstrap instructions, what about windows?