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

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Can I make a bootable Mac OS USB drive with access to a Windows PC and Inernet but no running Mac?

I've inherited a MacBook Air with no internal drive that is otherwise working and has been diagnosed at the Apple Store Genius Bar. I don't have access to any other Mac but I have Windows PCs and ...
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How do I use my 2TB Internal harddrive with my internal SSD?

Recently bought a new computer, custom build. I have two internal hard drives and one external. I have a Samsung Evo 850 500GB and a Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive. ...
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Cannot upgrade Windows 7 Pro 64bit to Windows 10 on Dell Vostro 3460 (dual boot with Kubuntu)

I am trying to upgrade Windows 7 Pro 64bit in my dell vostro 3460 to Windows 10, however when the instalation procedure is reboots the machine for the first time, it loads Windows 7 again and the ...
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Can TaskScheduler be used to auto boot a PC? [duplicate]

Ok, so using TaskScheduler to shutdown is easy enough. However can it also be used to schedule daily boots? Anything I've googled suggest you must edit the BIOS in order to schedule boots. I'm on ...
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Without BIOS support, can I install Linux on an NVMe SSD?

I’ve recently had a string of drive failures (5 in total from different brands) and I thought it would be a good time to replace them all with a very fast M.2 drive. My computer doesn’t have a M.2 ...
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Windows 10 fail to boot with 0xc0000001 error code

Introduction Hello, I'm running multiboot installation on machine with UEFI. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed, managed by Grub at startup and I have laptop working like this for about half a ...
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Laptop boots up very slowly

I've currently reinstalled Windows 7 on my old Acer Laptop. Everything is working fine but whenever i start the Internet Explorer my Laptop slows down heavily. The next boot up then takes about 20 ...
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Windows 7 UEFI: Help bcdedit find the “default” store in the EFI partition

bcdedit and similar tools[1] can't find where the store is. It's in the EFI system partition and I have to manually mount and assign a letter, then work on it with /store. Is there a "setting" that ...
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Which harddrive would OS be installed on?

I recently bought a new computer, but I'm not very good at building so I ordered parts and got a Umart to make it for me, they said that they installed windows. I have two internal drives, one Samsung ...
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Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines on boot

Orange Screen (See picture below) pops up right after Dell loading screen. Dell Bios is latest version (A07) Bit Locker is enabled Surprisingly, I am able to key in Bit Locker password at this ...
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Locked out of BIOS on ASUS T100TAM

I am locked out of my ASUS T100TAM BIOS. I can't even boot to windows. It only pulls up the blue BIOS password screen. Now, I have learned through research that I can enter a "rescue password" to ...
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Error booting from Ubuntu 15.04 Live USB

I have a brand new Lenovo E460 with Windows 10 on it, I am trying to install Ubuntu Mate 15.04 64 bit using a Usb drive. In my BIOS, I have disabled Secure Boot, set the Boot Mode to Both and enabled ...
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stuck in grub rescue on ubuntu 15.10

My problem started after running "delete" from testdisk at terminal, then rebooting and all I get black screen with: "error Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>" I've tried some tutorials kind ...
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Install Windows on a raw disk image in virtualbox and then use it as dual boot with linux

I currently have a laptop with linux in it. I'd like to install Windows 7 on dual boot with it but instead of doing it with a usb drive I was wondering if it was possible to create a raw disk image ...
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cloning hard drive as backup strategy - ensure bootable

I've found a number of similar scenarios on this site and serverfault but still unclear about one thing. Basically I want to rsync from one 2TB drive to another 2TB drive and run this nightly. In ...
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Windows 10 has random prolonged boot (Explorerinit phase)

I already posted my problem in other forum, but I didn't find any solution, so here we go: So recently I got a Dell XPS 15 9550. I immediately re-formatted it and install everything from scratch. I'm ...
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Numlock on by default on Kali Linux

I am fairly new to this version of Linux. I have it set so that when it boots, it automatically boots into the GUI for the operating system. This means when I load up the OS I am greeted with a login ...
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How to enter UEFI BIOS on Acer Aspire One, when windows 10 has disabled F2?

Web searches show that F2 is the key to enter BIOS on Acer Aspire One and it was working fine when my system had windows 8. When I upgraded to Windows 10 recently, I see that F2 is not working. I ...
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Booting IDE as master, no boot, no operatingsys (/w status need?)

Have been making use of this forum for years, now it's time to make my own, first question! Gheghe I have been braking my head on this one. Partitioning status (IDE must be booted in another PC) ...
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Errors in script which runs on boot

I have made an installer script of my architecture which runs on boot, and I added it to chkconfig: #!/bin/bash # # chkconfig: 2345 99 30 # description: Product Installer Service # if [ -f ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu with live USB

and sorry for bothering you, I have just bought an MSI PE60. I have installed Windows 10 in Legacy boot mode, so I have to install Ubuntu in Legacy mode, too. I want to install Ubuntu with the Live ...
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Dell dual HDD, dual boot, hide the two systems from each other

I have Latitude E6540 which I got from the company I work for. I installed an SSD in the optical bay to boot my own Windows image which I can use for whatever I want (unlike the company one). My ...
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Can't boot system from USB bootable drive

Is there any way to check from the command prompt the boot order, because when I start my computer up, I have no idea what key I have to press, I tried f10, f12, f8, and pressing like most of the f ...
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SSD not powering on before other drives causing windows to not start

I am not a beginner/novice with computers, hardware and software. I just can't figure out how to fix this. I have installed a new mother board and plugged my SSD drive with Windows 10 already ...
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Booting linux from grub2 gets kernel panic - root=null

I'm doing my own homebrewed version of linux. The distro works fine but I need to update it to use EFI and GPT partitions. My problem now is that I can't for the life of me get grub2 to boot it. I ...
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Laptop fails to boot when plugged in but not on battery

My laptop is getting older (4-5 years old now) and I am having frequent issues with it failing to boot (freezing on BIOS screen, on Windows loading screen, on login screen, or some point in between). ...
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External USB devices are not recognized by WinPE

I am attempting to push a .wim image through the latest version of WinPE and although WinPE boots up, no USB devices are recognized at all, including the one that WinPE booted from. I tried changing ...
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MacBook Pro not recognising 1 (it's own) SSD

This MacBook Pro was upgraded with an SSD, few months after came back with the "Question Mark" Folder, done checks, replaced SATA cable. All good. Now back again with the "same problem". Done checks. ...
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How to create a basic yet useful USB toolbox with a selection screen?

I'm an EasyTech at Staples, and I had an idea on how to make my job easier and make me work more efficiently on computers. My idea is to create a USB toolbox. Similar to what the company provides us. ...
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Windows no longer boots, computer goes straight to BIOS

I built myself a PC about 3 years ago. I5-4670 H87-Plus mobo Asus GTX 760 Samsung SSD boot drive Seagate HDD (storage and non-essential programs) 8GB RAM Corsair RM650 PSU A few days ago, ...
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Laptop won't boot after bad overclock attempt

I have an ASUS G750JX laptop running Windows 8.1 that's recently been experiencing difficulty booting. The hard disk light flickers off after a few seconds and the computer just sits on a black screen ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31A not booting

I have been trying to repair a Asus Zenbook UX31A for quite some time and would like to pick your brains, because I am finally out of ideas. When I received the Zenbook it was not booting, not ...
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Install alternative operating system when supervisor password prevents boot from DVD/USB

I would like to replace Windows by Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad T440S. So here is the problem: BIOS settings prevent DVD/USB boot BIOS has a supervisor password (i dont have that one) and I cant ...
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live boot usb wont boot with grub 2.0 installed on my kali linux sana 2.0

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 running kali linux 2.0 and ive had some issues with it that ive had to fix and ive decided that i want to try and run another linux distro such as arch or back box but when ...
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Disable fast boot without keyboard (keyboard-less laptop)

I ripped out the hardware of a three year old ASUS (no exact model) laptop and built a case for it out of wood, for hanging on the kitchen wall. Then I started noodling around i BIOS and long story ...
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Reinstall GRUB, which device to use?

Earlier today my computer's boot drive had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 installed quite happily on it. I could choose whether to boot Ubuntu or Windows via GRUB. I was also able to launch Ubuntu as a ...
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About this new UEFI type motherboard

Used to have two independently installed OS's and be able to boot with some function key (could be F2) without going thru the BIOS. Well now with this new UEFI type of BIOS can't do no more. Very ...
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Fix boot loading chain on Windows 8.1 after change in partition list

I am trying to boot a Dell XPS 17 laptop into an SSD drive and I experience a silent failure that I can't really figure out. From the looks of it, the bootloader chain is broken. I'm a one-person ...
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How can I set up the boot menu in my ASUS PC BIOS to automatically use windows manager instead of SATA to boot up?

My ASUS CM6431 came with windows 8 and now can't boot up since upgraded to windows 10. I can manually boot it up every time it restarts by changing the primary booting from SATA to windows after ...
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Assuming you can't directly boot into a linux system, how do you make the bootstrap?

What are the actual steps, assuming you had a set of c header files that described the memory mapped devices in your system, to make the initial running kernel? I know everyone just boots off a live ...
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Error Win 7 - A hard disk could not be found. If hard disk is installed, it is not responding

I am getting a BSOD on my PC during start up, when it says starting windows, if I go into start up repair and run start up repair it gives the root cause of "A hard disk could not be found. If hard ...
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PC won't POST w/ Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB

Issue I've just received a new pair of Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2x8GB) 1.35V DDR3L 2133MHz but my system does not boot and shows a 53/55 error code. Current setup Interestingly the PC boots ...
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Computer boots when I switch off the lights

I have more details regarding My computer boots up during the night. I got a used halogen lamp with a transformer and can reliably reproduce the following: Computer and lamp are running I shut down ...
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PC boot loop bug, how to enter bios if none of the 'F' keys work?

A laptop (Samsung NP270) was running OK but after several Windows updates on windows 8.1 it started an endless boot loop, showing 2 screens First screen: Windows logo Second screen: BSOD saying ...
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Windows 10 USB boot drive Is write-protected [duplicate]

I'm currently running Windows 7, but I created a Windows 10 boot flash drive (using a SanDisk Cruzer 8 GB) for a different computer a couple weeks ago. I didn't delete the boot media after I used it, ...
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Cannot boot to a Windows usb disk [closed]

I have legacy boot enabled and have tried to forcefully boot to it but it says: "No partition active". I need to boot into this to do a system repair.
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Explanation of Chain loading in Boot loaders

I have a question. What chain loading in Boot loader means? Could you simply explain? Best Regards, Michael
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“Invalid partition table” when booting system

I have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop. I have replaced the CD drive with SSD. Then I partitioned both disks, They both have msdos partition table with two primary partitions. No flags on the partitions. ...
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Windows 10 - MEMORY_MANAGEMENT bsod on startup after installing linux dual boot

I recently installed a Kali linux dual boot on my laptop, and now every time i try to boot into windows, it crashes with a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error before it even reaches the login screen. I've ...
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Universal way to temporarily reverse boot order with bcdedit.exe

Situation I've got two boot-configurations. Let's say the UUID's are {1234} and {4321}. Default is {1234} What I want When {1234} is booted, I want to switch the boot order from {1234} {4321} to ...