The process of starting up a computer and loading the operating system.

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Why doesnt my computer boot when I have my USB bluetooth plugged in?

I have a USB bluetooth dongle that I got from best buy a few years back. I kept it plugged in to my laptop and it used to boot fine. Now about a week ago, I got a new laptop and I cant leave it ...
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Macbook Pro won't boot from DVD with SSD

Here's the timeline of events. Had a running MBP 17 Early 2011 Thunderbolt with OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD 115GB drive. Installed Windows 7 via bootcamp. I have done this multiple times before and ...
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Windows XP failed to boot in dual boot system

The problem is this: I have a 320gb HDD splitted in 4 partitions. When I first installed Windows XP I formatted the HDD in 3 (Windows system partition, Media partition and another one I left for ...
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HP recovery error after moving the partition with gparted

I bought a Compaq laptop that come with HP recovery partition. I moved the HP recovery partition with Gparted from an Ubuntu live CD, and when I wanted to boot this partition from grub2 option, I got ...
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New Hard Drive not recognized on boot

I am upgrading the hard drive on my Dell Precision M4400 laptop. The current drive is a Seagate Momentus 7200 80GB. The new drive is a Hitachi 5K500 250GB. --> Both are SATA. I have an external USB ...
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Why Windows has to be reinstalled if motherboad/processor is changed?

I've upgraded my PC from Core 2 Duo E6600 + ASUS P5B-VM to Core i5-2400 + Intel Motherboard. I'm using the same HDDs I used in old PC. After the assembly of new PC with old HDDs (One HDD had a ...
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Vista Not Booting Properly

My notebook has not been able to boot into Vista recently. This happened after I restarted my computer today, due to a Windows Update prompt. Additionally, before the problems arose, I also updated ...
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Is it possible to boot from an ISO over the network, and how?

I have a machine with a bootable ISO stored on it, and I have another blank machine, which I want to install the ISO on. They're both on the same LAN (attached to the same switch). How would I go ...
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Windows 7 “missing operating system” on boot

I've had a weird problem lately when booting Windows 7 Ultimate: If I restart the PC, Windows 7 boots as usual. If I shut the PC down and start it up I get a "Missing operating system" error. If I ...
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How do I start nginx on port 80 at OS X login?

I installed Nginx using homebrew and after completing the installation the following message was displayed: In the interest of allowing you to run `nginx` without `sudo`, the default port is set to ...
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Boot drive is incorrect one [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Two instances of Windows Vista on boot up after failed clean install I have several hard drives installed. I normally use c: as my boot drive and a much larger drive ...
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Windows 7 startup MUCH slower after reinstall (on an SSD)

I installed Windows 7 Prof 64 bits OEM (Spanish) on my new machine. As I wanted my Windows to be in English, the web shop where I bought the DVD recomended me to download an ISO file with the same ...
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Stop external usb harddrive from booting

Whenever I boot my machine with an external drive plugged into the usb I get an error: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key I've ...
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1-8-1 Beep Error on P43Twins1600 mobo

My friend picked up a pretty new diablotak 850w power supply on the belief that his system is down because of it, but it still isn't booting. I removed everything I could, so now we just have an intel ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 hangs at “checking battery state” while booting

When I try to boot Ubuntu 11.04, it just hangs when it gets to checking battery state. I know this issue is usually related to graphic drivers, but it worked like a charm for months now. Last time I ...
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Need assistance fully restoring a Windows 7 system after 99.9% virus cleanup

Another Windows question. I have another friend's Win 7 Enterprise system that was infected with about half a million viruses (give or take). I actually managed to remove all but "Alureon" -- it ...
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“PXE-E61: media test failure” while trying to install Windows Server 2008

I was trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on my new Dell XPS Laptop. A "PXE-E61: media test failure" error was showing while trying to install from DVD Drive of the laptop. I tried to ...
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Intel Server System SR1630GP - Fan speed and noise proble m

I have a problem with a newly acquired SR1630GP. Fans won't slow down after boot. As expected, they start at full speed during startup, but keep at this rate even after the OS properly launched. I ...
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How to remove Ubuntu options when starting my computer

After I installed Ubuntu it began to update and when I start my computer I have Windows and about 5 or 6 Ubuntu options. How can I remove all of them without the last one ?
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Is it possible to disable Virtual Clone Drive from running on startup?

I have Virtual Clone drive installed on Windows 7, but I only use it rarely. I would like to disable it from running on startup. I already checked the startup folder and msconfig, but I couldn't find ...
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Disk boot failure in Windows 7 64-bit after installing the latest NVIDIA drivers

I successfully installed the newest NVIDIA drivers (275.33) in Windows 7 64-bit and rebooted afterwards just in case. After the reboot, I got an error about missing MBR. I disconnected the slave disk ...
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Opening a TrueCrypt volume on startup

How can I set up my Windows 7 laptop to open a TrueCrypt volume on startup?
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How to install OSX into VirtualBox on a Macbook Air using Apple's Reinstall USB

I'm currently dual-booting OSX and Ubuntu on my Macbook Air, but it'd be nice to run OSX within Ubuntu via VirtualBox. This seems possible using VirtualBox and is legal - there's even a post on an ...
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Bootable USB stick with Truecrypt

I want to boot the TrueCrypt rescue disk from a USB flash drive. I have Windows 7 64bit so I cannot use Grub4Dos to do this (it only works on 32bit system), and 99% of all documentations on how to ...
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Can't boot to Gentoo from grub shell

I tried to install Gentoo for the first time. I created /dev/sda3 for /boot and /dev/sda4 for /. I compiled the genkernel and generate the initramfs file successfully. After installing grub, I ...
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Fixing bad Windows partition and startup with Linux

Here is what happened: Don't have enough space on my Windows partition Delete the stock "recovery" partition to make space Enlarge the Win partition Software messes up the Windows boot Go under ...
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My pc won't boot [closed]

I booted up my pc and relized all my personal data Was missing. All my photos,videos, programs, even some Windows programs including wizards. The next day when I Tried booting up the computer said it ...
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bootmgr image is corrupt

I just replaced my hard drive with a SSD. I did a brand new install on the SSD and I received the following error after booting BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot. A little ...
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How to set the recoveryenabled to NO in bcdedit?

How to set the recoveryenabled to NO in bcdedit on Windows 7 32 bits????
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Computer will not boot up under any mode

It started yesterday when my computer randomly shut down (very quickly). I had not installed anything, and the computer didn't overheat, I was just watching videos. When I started it back up, it was ...
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What is the difference between Run registry key and Startup Folder (in Start Menu)?

What are true differences between the two? Both serve the same purpose: to run a program on windows startup. The obvious differences are: User can easily manage Startup Folder Run registry seems ...
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How do I tell Windows 7 to never Launch Startup Repair

I have a Windows 7 (64-bit) virtual machine that I primarily remote desktop into. Sometimes on boot something goes wrong and it displays the following DOS screen: Windows ...
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New power supply and now HDDs are not recognized

So I upgraded to a new X4 ULTRA power supply that was recommended to me by a local TigerDirect store. After installing it along with a new liquid cooling system, I booted it up and it automatically ...
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System hangs on boot

I'm having a problem that is causing my Windows XP computer to be stuck on the Windows loading screen. If I try and boot into safe mode, it hangs on drivers.sys and doesn't go any further. Any ...
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Toshiba Equium A110-252 laptop won't boot Windows

I have a Toshiba Equium A110-252 laptop (XP Pro) which stopped booting a couple of weeks ago. The symptoms are that the laptop would display its DOS Toshiba splash screen, then the Windows (XP) boot ...
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Archlinux bootlogo

The logo displayed in the upper left corner of my boot screen in archlinux has changed from the arch logo to a tux. Why could this be? How do I change it? Why are there two logos besides one another ...
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Cannot boot laptop (Sony VAIO y series)

I can't access safe mode at all. Before my laptop crashed, I used a HDMI cable and I was watching a film on a TV, after that I simply switched off my laptop. After some time, when I turn on my laptop ...
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LSASS.EXE and CSRSS.EXE constant I/O Read/Write in Vista

I have 2 processes that always seem to be reading/writing to the hard disk: LSASS.EXE and CRSS.EXE CSRSS.EXE reads 1-2/sec LSASS.EXE writes/reads 1/sec Both of the processes start at bootup. Is ...
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How to restore (or setup) Windows 7 on a brand new MacPro?

While trying to restore Windows 7 from a System Image on a brand-new MacPro (see also System Image restore crashes consistently while trying to access external media), I came across several blocking ...
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Change the order of all boot entries in GRUB2, not just the first

It's quite easy to change the default boot entry through etc/default/grub. However, this only allows for the first entry to be changed. I want to be able to move all the entries in any order I like. ...
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Start up issues with RAM

I bought 2x2gb of Munchin Radioactive memories 1600mhz, DDR3 for an Asus P5KC mobo of my girfriend's. I'm having issues to power the machine on. When i first start the machine, there is a blank ...
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Boot ChromeOS from an Android phones SDCard

How can I have my computer boot from an Android phone (ex. Nexus One) into ChomeOS? Since my Nexus One can act as a Removal Drive, is it possible to create a bootable partition on its SDCard and load ...
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Load windows from within Linux

I have an unusual question and I think it is really hard :-) What I want to achive is a way to be able to remotly configure which operating system is booted on a client machine. E.g. I have Windows ...
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Install Windows 7 from an external hard drive

How do you install Windows 7 from an external hard drive? I don't have a DVD ROM drive, so I copied my Windows 7 DVD (which is bootable) onto an external hard drive from another PC. However after ...
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Why won't my Windows XP laptop start up again?

I have an ASUS Eee PC Windows XP laptop that I've had for about a year. I tried to download a program onto my laptop and the next morning I tried to turn it on and all that would pop up is the ...
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How to Repair Ubuntu boot

I have hard disk contain Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11 so I cloned it to new one but when I replaced it no OS working just dell mark appearing then restart by itself. In the past started up by Ubuntu menu ...
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How can I start a program even before Windows starts itself?

I know that there are a lot of applications (such as that ones which manage partitions like Partition Magic, Partition Logic, Easeus, etc) that start even before Windows starts to load itself (the ...
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Problem entering the boot screen on HP Laptop

I want to install Windows on a HP laptop. The laptop doesn't boot from the DVD, and I have tried to open the boot screen to enable booting from the DVD, but I can't do that. I've tried: Pressing Esc ...
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Medion Akoya E5211 won't boot up or go into BIOS

My Medion Akoya kept getting a blue screen and shutting down. Now when I try and restart the laptop, I just get a blank screen with a flashing _ in the top left corner. It doesnt beep when turned on ...
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Panasonic CF-27 How to boot from USB using CD or Floppy

I have old Panasonic CF-27 laptop. I don't have a case for the HDD, so I can't put any HDD in there. The notebook has 1 USB port, but I can't boot from USB. I created a USB bootable pendrive with ...