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

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Windows 7 - Failure Configuring Windows Updates Reverting Changes Hang / stuck

I've done a clean install of Windows 2 weeks ago, and got 235 updates yesterday, it took roughly 2.5 hours to download them all. When I booted back up today it was "Preparing to configure Windows" ...
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Problems booting the archlinux ISO from grub

I've downloaded the archlinux ISO to my drive and would like to set up a grub entry so I can boot from it, but I get these errors when I select the new grub entry on startup (even though ...
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Windows 8 not booting after update?

Windows 8 is not booting after installing update. Its windows 8 pro 64 bit. Before update i had changed > Msconfig - boot - advanced - unchecked maximum memory. I did it to solve low ram issue. I ...
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solaris on sparc not booting automatically on poweron

My environment : SunOS solaris 5.11 11.3 sun4v sparc SUNW, SPARC-Enterprise-T5120 eeprom showed auto-boot?=false So I used command eeprom auto-boot?=true and eeprom would show auto-boot?=true I ...
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Can't boot into Windows – How do I change a service using console?

I've a serious problem with my Windows 8.1 installation. It won't even allow me to enter the login screen (everything is black). I've installed Aero Glass for Windows 8 (www.glass8.eu) which adds a ...
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Windows 7 is stuck at “Starting Windows”

I have a problem that is very similar to this. I run a dualboot win7+Ubuntu on a Lenovo G770. Unfortunately, my Win 7 does not start anymore and it gets stuck on the Starting Windows Screen. However, ...
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HP probook 4540s stuck at the first screen?

Here is what happened: I installed Windows and it made a 100MB partition I booted with the Windows CD again, formatted the 100MB partition and system partition then installed Windows again After ...
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How to write FreeBSD image to USB flash drive

I am trying to write FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img to a USB flash drive, in the hopes of installing FreeBSD on an x64 computer in my house. Here is the image: ...
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Boot disk not detected when other disk is plugged in

I have 2 disks, a 500gb and a 1000gb. My OS is installed in the 500gb, thanks to an old UPS my PC turned off when the power tripped. Upon booting again I get a boot disk not found error, restarted ...
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Computer doesn't start unless case is opened

The power button just does nothing. The cord is fine, the outlet is fine, the power switch is on. Literally the only thing that fixes it is to: open the case pull the power supply out (without ...
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Can I use a Vista installation disk to repair a Windows 8.1 system?

Someone I know is having a problem with booting their Windows 8/8.1 system. I'm assuming the boot /fixboot (and maybe boot /fixmbr) command will be able to solve the problem, but I don't have a ...
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Windows 7 Unable to boot after hibernation

I am running Windows 7 ultimate edition on my HP pavilion Dv6t laptop. The specifications are: i7 2670qm 8GB ram 700GB Hard disk I deleted a 100MB primary partition which was label as System ...
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Unable to install Windows 10 couldn't create partition

I am trying to clean install Windows 10 in my Asus X555L Notebook Laptop, but every time I land on the "Where do you want to install Windows ? " page and create "New " partitions with the unallocated ...
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Cannot clean install Windows 10 or access BIOS

I'm pulling my hair out with this one. I've got a HP TouchSmart 320 PC that I upgraded to Windows 10 mid last year from Windows 7. Bought the PC with W7 installed. Have had it in a box for months ...
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GPT Partitioned Disk not Recognized by BIOS

I have received a Samsung Ativ Book 4 (model no. NP4705E-K01UB [this computer is UEFI compatible BTW]), and for the first few months that I used it, it has worked fine with MBR partitioned disks. ...
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How to turn only HDD back to basic after accidentally creating 5th partition?

I was trying to create a separate partition for use with an ISO image on USB drive as it was a Linux program. I succeeded, along with turning my only drive from basic into dynamic. It has my Windows 7 ...
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“Computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk” when trying to install Windows 10

I have a laptop that originally came with Windows 10; the hard drive is now completely empty, and using Gparted, it's been formatted as a single, empty NTFS partition with an msdos partition table. ...
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Windows stuck at windows startup

I just made a restore point with my Windows 7, the restore point date was yesterday. After getting that and shutting down and doing the restore point stuff, my computer restarts. But it gets stuck at ...
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Windows 10 can't be installed via USB to a brand new SSD

I've got 2 old towers and made a Frankensteins monster of the 2, but the 6yr old 1TB mechanical steam punk spinning hard disk was too slow and noisy, so I've brought a shiny 240GB Kingston SSD. The ...
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Install android on windows 8 tablet [migrated]

I have a Windows 8 tablet (an Asus VivoTab) and I want to dual boot it with android but I am having a rough time figuring out how to flash the android iso to tablet. It has no cd, usb or microSD port. ...
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how to add an arch linux entry to efi grub

I have recently installed arch on a disk with windows 7 and Ubuntu on it already. Both the Ubuntu and arch installs are encrypted and I have installed grub to EFI. I can boot arch from BIOS (which ...
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laptop with Windows 10 doesn't boot

So I've been using Windows 10 on my laptop which shipped with windows8 pro 64 bit. It's a Lenovo ThinkPad E530 with 8GB RAM. I used Microsoft Edge browser with like 10 tabs open, one was a YouTube ...
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How do you make a drive bootable that should already be bootable

How do you make a SSD bootable after cloning it from a working Windows 7 HDD? Every time I reboot the Samsung NP-RV510 laptop with only the cloned SSD, I get the same error message for the past two ...
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Unable to UEFI boot once RAID is enabled

I have the current drive setup. 1 SSD that holds windows, 2 smaller SSD's that are RAID0'd and 1 platter drive. When I installed windows 10, all was good and things were booting fine. After a BIOS ...
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Laptop stuck at “error: unknown file system. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>”

I have a Lenovo Y510p laptop, 64 bit processor with Windows 8.1. I dual booted it with Linux Mint which worked fine but I decided that for my Python needs the Ubuntu Xenial Xeros distribution would be ...
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Cloned laptop HDD to SSD, but SSD says OS Not Found

The other topic is similar, as I have already read through it hoping it would help solve my issue, but it didn't. He had a BSD, I did not. He wanted to keep his other drive as a slave, I'm swapping ...
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Running diskpart and chkdsk on BCD partition

I am trying to run chkdsk on the boot partition. I have been advised that this is a hidden partition that I first need to unhide using diskpart. I found this explanation. But this is what I am ...
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Solaris T5120 Unable to boot from USB

Boot Media Creation I created a USB boot media on my OS X El Capitan using the following command dd if=sol-11_3-text-sparc.usb of=/dev/disk3 then i waited and made sure it finished successfully ...
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Windows 10 Professional: Doesn't Boot after Power Outage

I have a Windows 10 Pro tower (Lenovo ThinkServer 440) which has two SSD drives setup as Raid 1 (mirror). The computer is super fast and stable! Except when there is a power outage. And here is ...
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clonezilla cloning partition to partition doesn't work for Linux

First dd command would not help here. In my case I don't same size hard disks to clone. Primary HDD: 500GB(around) but its not filled. It has only 20GB OS Linux External HDD: 320GB(around) I wish ...
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Motherboard Recognizes Platter Drive; Consistently Fails with SSD (SMART HDD/SDD Failure)

System Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Bios 1701: latest bios) SSD: Corsair Neutron XT SSD Win 7 x64 / Win 10 x64 Issue After months of running without issue (Win 7 x64), my Corsair Neutron ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a ram disk for /run?

The /run file system was introduced to keep all the information related to the current boot sequence and can be reset at boot time. Having this in mind, isn't it a good idea to use a ram disk instead ...
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Mac: inconsistent boot problems

I have been having some serious issues with my Mac Pro recently, and my business has been brought to a standstill. First my specs: Mac Pro 3,1 quad 2.8, 14GB RAM, ATI Radeon 2600 (stock), ATI Radeon ...
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Confirmation that motherboard is dead

all My computer died yesterday. At first I thought it was the PSU, because it never started, but I tested the PSU with the clip trick and it starts, and I have another PSU that works (for sure), and ...
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HDD not booting over SATA, only over USB

So today I finally restarted my computer after something like 20 days and upon booting it just froze on the Lenovo starting screen. Upon trying to fix the problem, I discovered that unplugging my ...
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How to make an USB connected, external Hard Drive (mechanical) to dual boot with Windows 10 Enterprise and Linux?

I have an USB 3 connected, 4Tb Segate Backup Plus Hard Disk. I want to create several partitions and dedicated two of them (≅126 Gb each), one for Windows 10 Enterprise (no home or pro), and other for ...
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Your PC/Device needs to be repaired (external hard drive plugged in during boot). Error code 0xc000000e

Sometimes when I boot my Windows 10 computer I get a bluescreen with error code 0xc000000e saying "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired". Recently I realized that this happens when I've my external ...
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Mac starts booting with message “NVDAStartup: Official”

I made a system update on my MBP and now it won't boot, stopping after the following message: NVDAStartup: Official All information I found about this refers to hackintosh, unfortunately. The ...
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How to deal with EasyBCD while multi-booting in EFI mode?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 systems together. My boot manager is GRUB. I don't want to use GRUB anymore, I want to use Windows boot manager. I found I can use EasyBCD to achieve this, but when ...
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Accidentally deleted partition table, got it back, but now can't boot Windows

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10. I accidentally deleted the partition table for my main HDD, but was able to recover it. Now, I can't boot Windows. Thankfully, it was easy to reinstall ...
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Powered Laptop Automatically Starting Up (Unintended)

I recently had a hardware failure and replaced my hard drive with a new one. Then having done a fresh install of Windows 8.1 (which then was upgraded to Windows 10). I'm having the same issue ...
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Windows 10 Lenovo U410 Reset boot loop

I have a Lenovo U410 that was running slowly so I decided to do a full system reset using the built in application in Windows 10. I started it and left, when I returned there was an error message with ...
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Can't boot neither from hard drive, nor from flash drive after system update (stuck on NVDAStartup: Official)

I tried to update my System to El Capitan. After the required reboot, my Mac won't boot. It boots till the middle of the loading bar and then it stops. As there is no important data on it, I created ...
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Installing Fedora 23 x64 in Legacy Mode with Windows 10 (USB installation)

I was trying to install Fedora 23 x64 with Windows 10 x64. My computer doesn't support UEFI mode, just legacy. My problem is when I plug the usb in BIOS just identify an UEFI USB. If I boot it from ...
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My Windows 8 computer is booting up with USB disabled, so I can't log in

My Windows 8 computer has today started booting up (or possibly restarting) with the USB ports disabled, which means that my USB keybaord and mouse are not working, and I can't log in. I can press the ...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after installing Windows Server 2008

I installed windows server alongside Windows 10 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to windows server 2008 without ...
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No bootable device for Windows 10 after update of Linux kernel 4.4.7 on Fedora 23

I have switched to Legacy Mode, disabled Fast Startup on Windows 10 before attempting installation of Fedora 23. The installation ran successfully, albeit with a network driver error unseen before, ...
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Failed to Start Light Display Manager

I was trying to install Deepin desktop environment in Arch, following these instructions, everything works perfect but I noticed that my Gnome environment started to work slowly, for instance, the ...
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UEFI Linux Installation To External Flash Drive

Recently I've bought myself a "Mini-PC" box that came with Windows 10. It only supports UEFI boot (no BIOS). Eager to play with Linux Mint on the box, I've installed it in UEFI mode, making sure the ...
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Boot a PC without a graphics card and monitor

I happened to have a old PC setup as follows: Intel CPU Prescott LGA775 A Gigabyte mainboard with PCI-E port, but no graphics card 3 GB DDR2 RAM 20-pin ATX power supply A SATA HDD, blank. No ...