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 troubleshoot Windows 7 when it is stuck booting on classpnp.sys?

Since yesterday my main Windows 7 computer (an HP portable) won't boot. The apparent cause was a disk error, which seems to be fixed (but not sure, as chkdsk went fine. At first it couldn't find the ...
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Startup Dreamweaver CS4 in codemode

How do you tweak Dreamweaver CS4 to always startup in codemode and not designmode?
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Booting from a USB

Will booting linux (slitaz) from my USB drive damage my original OS (windows vista)?
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windows loads only from flash-drive but not from local HDD (eee2G, custom install)

My special (see below) Windows XP doesn't load normally: system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt. However, it does boot from the installation USB stick! which means the installation is fine, just the ...
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Troubleshooting painfully slow Windows XP boot

When I reboot my machine, it takes around 10-15 minutes to boot. Tried removing unused programs, disk defragmentation, check disk, but I'm not able to identify the issue. Any ideas to troubleshoot to ...
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Windows 7 Startup Problems with Ethernet Driver

Everytime I restart Windows 7, my Ethernet driver can't connect: And I have to go into Device Manager -> Network Adapters and disable then enable the Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller to connect ...
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Laptop boots to a blank screen when cold. What could be wrong? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does starting up while cold make a laptop run slowly until I restart it after it’s warmed up? During these winter months, I'm finding that my Laptop only boots ...
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hardware changes make identical grub boot into different OS

The hardware: motherboard with one IDE slot(2 drives) PCI card with 2 slots(4 drives) hard drive with CentOS installed hard drive with an old Fedora installed The normal situation: I boot into ...
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Windows 7 boots only with installation disk in the drive

I have 2 hard drives - one on SATA and one on standard ATA. On the SATA drive I have Windows 7. I decided to do a fresh install on the ATA drive. Everything is ok apart from the fact, that the new ...
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Auto reimaging main disk on startup

After being tired of all my systems main drives slowly degrading as time passes by, I've been thinking about splitting my laptops disk into two drives, C and D (running Windows 7). The C drive would ...
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How can I create a bootable USB stick from an openSUSE 11.2 DVD ISO image

How can I create a bootable USB stick from an openSUSE 11.2 DVD ISO image?
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System not supporting boot screen xp and xp2

Whenever I try to install Windows xp or xp2 on my system, my system freezes on boot screen, but it supports the boot screen of Windows Server 2003, or Windows vista. Why I'm getting this problem?
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How to diagnose a freeze on startup in Windows XP?

My XP box usually boots OK, but occasionally freezes partway through the startup process. When it's frozen, the mouse cursor works but there's no response to input, and the only fix is to hard reboot. ...
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Gateway GT5220 Boot/POST Failure

I have a Gateway GT5220 I'm troubleshooting. It is, in fact, the machine I just gave my father for his birthday a couple months ago. (Prior to that, it was my home PC. My home PC is now the MacBook on ...
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How to boot a cd before windows loads?

I changed my bios settings to 1st boot CD-Rom, 2nd boot CD-Rom, 3rd boot CD-Rom. So in theory it should not load windows up but for some reason it does. I am not sure why this is happening. It is ...
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Boot Windows XP from a raw disk image using Grub4dos:is it possible(and how to)?

Ubuntu can be booted from a disk image(via Wubi), BeOS Personal is booted from a disk image by default, too. So my question is: Is it possible to use grub4dos(or standard grub or any other ...
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Problem when trying to install Debian Lenny

I am installing Debian Lenny, but when I boot it, it stops at this point: Please wait kernel loading... It doesn't continue past this point. What should I do?
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Boot PC straight to C Prompt

I don't want to boot into Windows for certain tasks. How can I boot my machine straight to a C:/> Prompt?
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Password protect the boot menu on a desktop computer

On most computers we can press a key, in my case F12, to access the boot menu where we can choose to boot from another drive, such as the CD or another HD. I want to eliminate that possibility or ask ...
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NTLDR is missing on Vista/XP dual boot

I currently get the error "NTLDR is missing" when I try booting into my computer. I had a dual boot of Vista and XP and I was trying to remove the XP partition so that the entire drive would just be ...
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How can I boot from an external hard drive?

How can I boot from an external hard drive? hp
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“Generator noise” on boot

Since I bought this computer, every time I boot up, I hear this weird noise. You could compare it to a generator generating energy, or kind of like a formula 1 car, it goes from soft to loud and then ...
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Computer will not boot to BIOS

I have a custom-built HTPC with the following specs: * Motherboard: Intel DG45ID * CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 * Graphics: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD (using HDMI) * RAM: 8 GB ...
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Windows XP: A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart

When i start my system it says A disk read error occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart.my operating system is windows xp
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Linux LVM “no volumes found” during boot

I have a strange problem. My Centos 5 box died and had to have the motherboard replaced. I got it back up and running and now when I try to boot I get a "No Volumes Found" message after the linux ...
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Cannot boot XP, after installing Ubuntu 9.10

I had 2 partitions with 2 XP. I selected the 1st partition, formatted it, and installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it. Now I can't boot into XP cz is showing me the XP loader of the XP that I deleted... I tried ...
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New hardware will not boot

I'm building a virtual machine server, and can't get the damned thing to POST. I've double checked everything (and now triple checked), and I can't see anything wrong. Right now I have the case open, ...
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Enable Vista startup programs

I want to be able to add some of my programs onto my laptop, so that they automatically start when I turn my computer on. How do I do this?
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Is there a utility to monitor changes in Windows startup?

The first thing most malware does is adding itself to Windows startup, so it would be useful to be notified instantly when something adds itself to the list of startup programs. Do you know such a ...
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How to triple boot Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Ubuntu, Windows XP and Windows 7 from scratch as triple-boot system How can I triple boot Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7? Which OS should I install ...
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“Windows has finished checking the disk.” then it fails to boot

When I boot up my Windows XP machine, I get the following message: Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot open volume for direct access. Windows has finished ...
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Issues with installing 2nd hard drive

Currently I have two hard drives in my system. The secondary drive is not attached. I just tried plugging in the white cable and the power cable into the second hard drive. After I do this and turn ...
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Dell Dimension 2400 problem

I have a new problem with a Dell Dimension 2400 PC. Until yesterday or the day before, it was working fine, but today when I press the power button the light on the power button turns yellow instead ...
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What programs are available to measure a PC's boot/start time? [closed]

What programs are available to measure a PC's boot/start time?
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How to make network bridge start on boot

Whenever I start my computer I need to restart my network service (using service network restart) to enable my bridge (br0). How do I get Linux to do this when I start up my computer so I don't have ...
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How can I mark a logical partition as active?

I need to fix the bootsector on my Windows 7 partition by using this command from a rescue disk: bootrec /fixboot However my Windows 7 partition needs to be marked active by Windows to do this (or ...
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“TMGR is Missing” after repair-installing Windows XP

I have two OSes installed in my computer. - Windows XP Professional - Windows 7 Ultimate (Release Candidate 1/Build 7100) I used the Windows 7 boot loader by default to choose between OSes. When I ...
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What do these Microsoft Updates do, and why can't they configure correctly?

MB: Biostar M7NCG 400 CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1.8GHz RAM: 2.5GB (I don't know the speed, but does it really matter?) Display: NVidia GeForce 4 TI 4200, with hardware support for ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade DVD from purchased media or USB thumb drive

I purchased the upgrade DVD for Windows 7 Home Premium in order to upgrade my Windows XP machine. I really want to do a clean install as my machine has been running XP for a long time and there is a ...
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Can I boot Windows XP from a separate hard drive (connected via USB) on a Windows 7 machine?

Hope this isn't a duplicate question. I have a new computer with Windows 7 64-bit installed as the OS. Can I boot into Windows XP from a different hard drive connected via a USB port? If so, how?
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Why Norton Ghost 2003 won't work on a Eee PC Netbook 1101-HAB?

The PC has 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, and Windows XP Home. The Norton Ghost included PC-DOS crashes/restarts during boot-up.
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Power cycles on/off 3 times before booting properly from cold start, no other issues (New System)

Relevant Specs: Sapphire 5850, core i7 920, Seasonic x750 power supply, ECS X58B-A2 mobo. From a cold boot, meaning all power totally disconnected at the wall, the system will power on for less than ...
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Mac OS X: bootup troubleshooting

I have an iMac w/ OSX, occasionally it hangs on boot (doesn't even have the apple logo or the animated spinner icon) and I would like to troubleshoot this to see what the problem is. I have to hold ...
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Addition of RAM causes IDE hard disk to not be detected anymore

Not seen this before on my travels... I have a Foxconn Winfast MCP61vm2ma-ers2h motherboard. It has 2gb of ram (2 Dimms, 1gb a piece), a 160GB seagate Barracuda and two SATA drives 400GB and 1.5TB). ...
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disable windows error recovery

Can the windows error recovery screen, that appears after boot or shutdown failures be disabled completely? I have tried bcdedit /set {current} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures, but the error ...
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Solving Ubuntu's resolve -problem with dpkg

This question is based on Popey's answer. I mounted my broken Ubuntu such that I can access it by Ubuntu Live CD. However, I did not manage to run one of the commands such that my X11 gets stuck at ...
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Help! Can't boot laptop

Trying to boot my old compaq presario v2433au laptop. It has win xp sp3 and ubuntu 9.04 dual boot. So what happens now when I turn it on i get compaq boot screen i.e. press f10 to set up , press x ...
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Startup programs lock? [closed]

I'm running XP professional with SP3. I was wondering if there are any free apps or programs that can lock my start-up programs. Like if a program tries to add a start-up item, it will notify me and ...
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How to make RivaTuner load overclocking settings from the startup folder?

RivaTuner starts through a registry entry at startup in order to load overclock settings. I want it to start from the startup folder instead. How would I do this?
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Stop Yahoo Messenger (ymgr_tray.exe) from auto-starting during boot

I am using Yahoo Messenger version 9 on Windows Xp home and disabled auto starting during bootup using msconfig(unchecked the program to stop starting up). But I still find the ymgr_tray.exe process ...