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 do I allow programs that require admin rights to run at startup in Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista I have several monitor/profile apps set to run at startup (Logitech Hardware stuff) that require elevated ...
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Why is the brightness always set to the lowest value on my iMac G5 at startup?

When I turn my iMac G5 on the brightness is always down and I have to turn it up every single time. I have looked all through System Preferences and I cannot find any setting related to this. Is ...
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Create pendrive installer for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install windows 7 RC from a USB disk? How can I create a pen drive installer for Windows 7 OS from the installation DVD (in fact I have iso). I have tried it many ...
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Disable USB drives during boot up?

I have 2 external USB harddrives that are on/active during the boot process. I believe that Windows7 is looking at those drives while booting, which is causes bootup to take longer. Is there a way ...
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Unable to boot from windows 7 dvd

I'm trying to install windows 7 on my computer. I've downloaded the boot image from microsoft and burned it to a dvd The dvd is not a valid boot device in my computer. I've tried the dvd on several ...
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Why would my computer screen just say NO VIDEO INPUT after installing new RAM?

I have a asus p5b mx motherboard and just put in two 2GB pc2-5300u-555 chips. Now when I turn on my computer: keyboard lights flash normally "NO VIDEO INPUT" just floats around the screen I just ...
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Windows XP startup profiling?

My Windows XP computer is suffering from slow boot times, and although I use the free Quick Startup utility to enable only the programs I want, I still need to know which programs take the longest ...
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Stop programs from starting up automaticly on boot on Windows

Is there an easy way to prevent programs (Such as Logitech and Windows Live) from starting up automatically when I turn my computer on? I rarely use these and each time I start my PC I have to ...
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New MOBO + old Harddrive = NO BOOT

My old mobo died, i bought a new one and swapped it. Plugged my old Harddrive and fired it up. I get a POST screen, the Windows logo ... and then the system restarts. Any ideas?
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Why is my windows slow at startup?

My computer has a weird thing going on. When windows starts up I see the System process using 100% of the CPU for about 2-3 minutes and then it subsides. I wonder why this happens. I'm sure my ...
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Recovery CD for Windows XP Notebook

My Windows XP notebook manufacturer provides a software to create recovery CD/DVD. (The model does not have a inbuilt CD/DVD drive, instead I have an external USB CD/DVD drive). But in the BIOS ...
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Upon installing SP3, desktop icons don't load, taskbar disappears and nothing runs at startup

I have recently been forced to reinstall Windows XP. Since then, every time I install Service Pack 3, my task bar does not load when I log in. The only way I have been able to get it back is to ...
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Default boot into XP on a triple XP/Vista/window7 install

I installed windows XP, vista then 7 in that order. Right now when i boot up i get a login screen where i can select which of the 3 os to use with the default highlighting windows 7. After a bit on no ...
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Windows vista stuck at the logon “please wait” screen

So, I got hit by a virus and it seems while I was trying to clean it, I removed something essential from the list of startup programs. So, when windows starts, it gets stuck at the "please wait" ...
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Do I need Partition for any good reason if I only have single boot?

If I will never want to dual boot two OS, then should I have number of partitions in 500GB main hard disk in notebook for any good reasons? Or What are the other reasons someone can have multiple ...
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How to troubleshoot a computer not booting up when powered on?

I can turn on my computer and sometimes it will boot up just fine. After a while of use, days or even a week, when I try to turn it on, it powers up, in that the fans spins up, the power indicator ...
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Boot issues after thunder storm

The village where I live was sat under a thunder cloud for most of Friday, and we suffered a few power fluctuations (specifically, what seemed to be split-second outages). When I got back home from ...
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During Windows XP startup, why do I sometimes have to press Enter or Esc at the welcome screen?

Sometimes during boot-up (there's no pattern that I can make out) Windows XP will get stuck at the blue 'Welcome' screen. If I press Esc or Enter then Windows continues to boot up and everything is ...
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Find the process thats disabling my second monitor

I'm having a problem with my second monitor being disabled on some boots (seems totally random, but I would estimate it happens 30-40% of the time). When I boot the computer, I get to the Windows ...
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Firefox, add-on update when starting, how to change that?

I found very annoying that when opening Firefox (3.5) all extension popup for update. Is there a way to have not this popup right from the start. When I start a browser is often because I have task to ...
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Why would my computer start booting then suddenly turn off?

I removed the CPU heatsink/fan unit from my desktop computer and put it back. Now when I turn on the computer, it starts to boot, gets to where it starts checking devices, then just turns off ...
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Launch synergy client on boot in Mac OS X

I have a mac as a secondary machine at work. Currently I use synergy on my main machine to share its keyboard and mouse with the mac. I created a launch agent for my user to launch synergy when I ...
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How do you create a bootable partition on a USB drive?

I have a bootable ISO designed to be burned to a double-layer DVD. I don't have a double layer DVD burner, so I would like to stick the ISO image on a 50 GB partition on a USB hard drive I have. How ...
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Error allocating Mem BAR for PCI Device 0X/00/0

I am getting the following error when I boot my Dell Precision 390. Everything appears to be working fine, but I would like to understand what the error means and how to fix it. I believe it ...
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Booting Linux off USB pendrives

Booting a Linux system off USB Pendrives is one of my favorite things. On a laptop we have the following advantages, The Harddisk can be shutdown and that reduces power consumption (hdparm) The ...
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How do you silence the startup chime on a Mac?

What tools or techniques are available for silencing the start up chime on a Mac? I know this can be accomplished by muting the sound before shutdown, but I was hoping that a solution existed that ...
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Speeding up OS X boot times on a year old MBP

I've had my MBP for a little over a year now. It used to boot up lightenign quick, to the envy of my Windows friends. Not so much anymore. What can I do to speed up the boot time on my OS X 10.5 ...
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Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista

Is there any way to configure application that requires administrator privilages (elevation) so it's automatically started with elevated privileges and does not request elevation on every startup? ...
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What is DMI Pool Data and why is it verified?

What is DMI Pool Data? Every time a computer here boots up it comes a message that says Verifying DMI Pool Data............. And then it comes: AMD data changed...Update New Data to DMI! ...
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C:\Program Files\Microsoft opens at startup

I'm not sure this question belongs on ServerFault, so feel free to close it if it doesn't. I'm running Windows XP. A few weeks ago, my computer started to automatically open the C:\Program ...
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How to boot from a USB device using an ISO image

I want to re-install Windows XP on my laptop. I have the ISO image for Windows XP. How can I boot from a USB device using simply my ISO image of Windows XP? My laptop is an IBM T42. If you are ...
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How to make Windows XP boot from RAID0

My Situation I'm looking for suggestions regarding getting Windows XP to boot from a RAID0 partition. I've got XP running on an 80GB PATA drive and I've got two new 350GB SATA drives. If I Were a ...
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How do I prevent two OSes from clobbering grub files?

I want to install Linux and OpenSolaris on the same hard disk in different partitions. I'm worried because OpenSolaris seems to actively manage the grub data when updating the OS (part of the "boot ...