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

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Modifying boot order through MBR?

So I'm trying to modify the boot order on my machine. It seems it could be done through modifying the MBR(I think, not sure), and I haven't been able to find any good resource on how to achieve this. ...
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My laptop doesn't boot when I add a new RAM

Here's the thing : I recently cleaned my laptop completely. And during my cleaning, I disassembled my CPU and then put it back (I wanted to see how it worked). Then I put everything back in (...
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Create bootable usb from recovery partition in linux

I want to create a bootable USB from the recovery partition of my Lenovo laptop from Linux. I can mount the ntfs recovery partition in linux and see that it contains the Windows Recovery Environment ...
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How to solve low disk space on /boot/ in CentOS 7

I am getting Low Disk Space on /boot/ in CentOS 7. I got this error since I recently did yum update. The df command shows 100% usage on boot folder. Following are the snapshots.
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My screen says UEFI but windows says “Legacy” for BIOS - Which am I using?

I have a computer that right now is only configured to use Windows 10. It was originally installed running 8.1 and then upgraded to 10. I am trying to figure out if I am using BIOS or UEFI on this ...
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Deleted system reserved partition, can't access bios or boot via USB

I have 3 disks. Disk 0 has Win10 installation, and a 350MB system reserved partition. Disk 1 had a 100MB system reserved partition that I (mistakenly) believed was from an old Win7 install. I wanted ...
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Laptop doesn't boot (damaged BIOS)?

I was suffering from a network issue with my laptop (Acer Aspire 5750), so I went to acer.com and downloaded the latest BIOS update, but when it was installing, it showed an error message saying "IHSI:...
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Dual boot legacy Windows and UEFI Fedora

I have a UEFI PC with two hard drives. On C: I have my main OS - Windows 10, which I have installed in legacy mode (or at least BIOS sees it as non-UEFI). On D: I installed Fedora 24 in UEFI mode (...
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Windows 7 Black screen of death… but different

Doing a different post, as nothing here quite fit Boots, logo, black screen, mouse cursor CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work SAFE mode doesn't work... hangs No restore points... don't know why that is Non ...
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What happens when the system is started with the /noguiboot parameter?

My PC needs sometimes ridiculous amount of time to boot up, often making me worried that some kind of fatal error happened - it has happened at some occasions before. This answer sounds like a great ...
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windows not allowing to create partition

I'm trying to create dual boot on my HDD. (Ubuntu is already installed) When I use my USB stick for a windows 10 boot I can't create a partition. It says I need GPT system. From google I learned that ...
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Very slow boot time for Dell Precision laptop

I just bought a very pricy Dell Precision (running win7). I am attaching the order confirmation that I got when I finalized the order online. In particular note the SSD hard drive. Reason why I m ...
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How can I boot Windows 7 that is already installed on a hard drive on a UEFI system

I recently purchased a Lenovo mini tower server. I have an old system that died on me. The motherboard seems to have gone out. I wanted to try to add the hard drive to my new tower and boot from it. ...
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BIOS doesn't detect SSD

Just finished building a new computer. I've booted up a couple of times, and everything seems to be working fine except that the BIOS doesn't detect the SSD. I tried connecting a HDD as well using a ...
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Having Issues with fixing Windows 10 boot loader from windows [on hold]

Before I get into describing by problem I'd like to point out I am aware of the other threads asking this question, however none for me have been able to solve my issue. I've same issue as described ...
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Kali linux 2016.1 wont shut down before and after update

After pressing the shut down button with the mouse it logs out of everything but the PC won't shut down with an active black screen and no hard drive process. the way to shut it down is with pressing ...
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NO BOOTABLE DEVICE. HIT ANY KEY OR NO BOOTABLE DEVICE. PLEASE RESTART SYSTEM

please help me fix my netbook, i cannot login due to the following error: NO BOOTABLE DEVICE. HIT ANY KEY. but upon hitting any key it will pop-up another error: NO BOOTABLE DEVICE. ...
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Windows 10 can't boot after encryption

I used diskcryptor to encryption my C: drive, the process is done by using default encryption setting. However my Acer aspire v nitro laptop won't boot and stuck at the attempting repair screen. I ...
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Windows XP Stuck at Manufacturer Splash, Multicolored Lines Appear

Title is pretty self-explanatory. When I boot this old Dell tower with any monitor (VGA of course), well the first time I tried to boot it nothing happened on the monitor. When I rebooted it from that ...
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Set bootable flag on USB from Windows

I wanted to install windows 7 on my laptop, so I used Microsoft 's tool to burn the iso but it seems it couldnt set the bootable flag for some reason. I can't retry the process atm, but I have the usb ...
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Use one USB drive for 3 purposes: OS/recovery installation/data

I have a high performance USB drive and decided to use it for multiple purposes: it should have an OS installed in, like Ubuntu (possibly server version for a lighter weight OS), then when I boot ...
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Lenovo G505 not booting from Win8 disk BUT booting from windows XP and Vista

I need to fresh install Windows 8 in Lenovo G505. I have Win8 DVD which is booting fine in any laptop but not in this laptop. I have tried to boot from Win10 DVD as well which didn't work. Able to ...
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How to stop windows 8 from wanting to scan and repair a drive every single boot

Every time I reboot my laptop windows is running the scan and repair utility on a non-essential hard drive, problem is it gets stuck and last 3 hours before it boots. The only way I can interrupt that ...
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GPU Flickring then it won't boot the monitor

I was just using my PC and started a movie when the screen started flickering and the AMD driver stopped working, and recovered. Then, the PC crashed and monitor showed only lines all over it (It ...
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Booting a hard drive containing windows give's black screen. No errors

I am recovering some photos (As asked in another question) but after following the first answer I am having some problems. Everything is inserted (see this picture) any ideas why its just a black ...
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Laptop On-board Diagnostics at Boot Time

I turned on my Dell Inspiron 5555 and the on board diagnostic displayed with options to select. I cancelled that and restarted it, and everything appeared to boot fine without the on-board diagnostic ...
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Can't Access Recovery Tools

I'm having issues accessing the Windows Recovery Tools on an Asus X551M laptop. First some backstory. The initial problem with the laptop was that it was stuck in an update loop. It died during the ...
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Windows 7 Boot Failure after Unetbootin Installation of Ubuntu due to Partition Type

I successfully installed Ubuntu using unetbootin on my small Windows 7 PC. When I restart the computer I am given options to proceed with a Unetbootin boot or Windows 7 boot, as expected. The ...
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Changed my hard disk to an SSD but not detected

I removed my old hard disk and put in a SSD in my laptop (Acer E-5 771). However on booting the EFI informed me that there was no bootable drive. Booting into Ubuntu on a USB, I couldn't see the SSD ...
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dual boot linux and win10 on laptop with SSD caching

I have HP Elitebook 840 G2 with 1TB HDD and 32GB SSD (separate M2 card) as cache I see it as RAID during boot process. Disk is MBR partitioned. I want to install Linux (Ubuntu) alongside Win10. ...
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Windows 10 not recognized anymore on boot

I have a Windows 10 laptop that one day stopped booting (my wife was using it, she doesn't know what caused it). If I boot it normally, it shows the blue windows and the rotating dots for a while, ...
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Motherboard no boot or any fans turning on

Good day everyone! Yesterday, I brought home my motherboard(biostar H81MG) together with the cpu(i5-4440) from my office and tried to make it my gaming mobo and processor. It's like a year old and ...
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Last icon of desktop always selected on Windows startup

When I start my computer last icon of the desktop is automatically selected. When I click on other icons only the last icon is opened. I can open the icons if I press the ARROW or WIN button and ...
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Problems booting from USB drive

Recently I decided to install Debian on my USB drive. I downloaded the ISO file (SHA256 checksum verified), burned it to a DVD and used that to install Debian. The installation finished successfully, ...
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Windows 10 UEFI doesn't boot after Linux Mint 18 installation

I just installed Linux Mint 18 on a laptop that previously had Windows 10 booting in UEFI mode. The laptop is a Lenovo g40-80. Before, with Mint 17.3, I couldn't install Mint (it would install but ...
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Asus mobo ASUS P8Z68-V PRO secure boot

I had the dreaded Win 7 microsoft UEFI boot glitch. I just got things back and running. I updated the bios, and I can't locate anything in the advanced bios (boot menu) about secure boot. I've ...
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Turning off the computer fully from hardware buttons

This is probably a retarded question but I just finished a new build using an ASUS M5A99FX PRO motherboard, and after turning it on once to check that everything worked last night, I tried turning it ...
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Windows 10 laptop suddently needs to boot csm mode

I recently bought a new asus laptop with windows 10 on it. I did a reinstall (of windows 10) and I have been using it after that for about a month or 2. Suddenly it boots only to the bios. When I ...
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How to make a bootable windows USB in Kali Linux

When I tried to boot my PC into Windows 10 I got a screen with a sad face saying unmountable_boot_volume. After searching it said I needed a Windows 10 USB or CD which I do not have. I still have ...
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Operating System Doesnt boot after swapping harddisk

let me say i have a Desktop pc[lets say pc a] with windows 7 installed at my hard disk ,I just brought another desktop pc[lets say pc b] wuth hardisk without operating system. Now i am transferring ...
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Installing a OS on a IMB Think Pad with access to network, or HHD only? How/Options

I have 2 brand new IBM T520's, and a newish x220. These came via my brother, and are laptops form where he used to work, which has closed down, and sold them to him (50 quid each with a dock, nice!!)....
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Using Windows installers created in SCCM on a custom boot menu

I'm wanting to place several Windows Installers on an external HD and have a custom boot menu on it so one of those builds can be selected. Each of these are Windows 7 builds which have been created ...
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How to create a bootable USB flash drive from a bootable DVD (for an EFI system, under Linux or Mac OS)?

There are many similar questions already, but many concern only Windows 7 and answers suggest steps to follow under Windows with some Windows tools, in others some specialized tools like UNetbootin ...
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where is the (verbose) boot log of Windows 10 Insider Build?

I am very close to wiping the SSD, but there is still some curiosity to find out what happened. I think the last change was to force install an non-signed network driver. After that the Mac Book (no ...
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Strange PC behavior: Is my Motherboard or CPU failing?

Yesterday, when I tried to boot my computer (see below for specs), it would start booting for about 1-3 seconds, then shut off for a second or two. It would cycle like this indefinitely until I either ...
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No other boot option than zorin

I (pretty new to Linux) have installed the Zorin OS over my previously working Windows 10. Now I found out that the programs I need are not available for Linux, so I wanted to go back to Windows. ...
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Adding second Xeon E5430 to workstation

I have a PC with a Supermicro x7dwa board and one Intel Xeon E5430 processor. I tried to add a second identical CPU to the board, but it stops the PC booting. The power LED on the board never lights ...
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No valid bootloader target device found(For UEFI installation)

I have windows 10 and fedora 20 in my laptop(Dual boot). I wanna install fedora 24(by replace it on existing fedora),I made bootable usb disk from fedora 24 iso file with LiveUSB Creator, but during ...
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Failure to boot from Debian install CD — Windows-like errors

I'm trying to set up a home server running Debian Linux on a spare late 2006 iMac (x86-64 bit architecture), however all of my attempts to replace the OSX partition with a Linux install have failed. ...
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No bootable device on Acer

Abstract Install latest version of Antergos on Acer Aspire V3 on UEFI mode Windows/Antergos cannot boot in UEFI/BIOS No bootable device displayed when on UEFI grub rescue : no grub2 folder found ...