Boot (or booting) refers to the action of starting up a computer and getting it to run the operating system.

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hp elite book 8730w when started show“ HP BIOS application is corrupted or missing”

I've found on this site solution of this problem. First they recommend to enter BIOS by pressing F10 when booting-up. Second to navigate to system configuration and so one. I can't understand, in ...
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Drive Letter assigned to system reserved partition

I recently removed my ubuntu installation because I didn't want to go through GRUB every time I turned on my PC. That worked fine. Now in file explorer I have a 100MB partition. I know that this ...
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Linux and Windows EFI - Not enough space

I already have Windows installed on my machine, and I'm trying to install an EFI boot manager such as Grub, rEFInd, or gummiboot on Arch Linux. Whenever I try to install any of these three options I ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep the old vmlinuz files? Is it safe to delete them?

So, I was deeply annoyed by the multiple boot options on rEFInd bootup (I run about 6 OSes on my mac, plus some on a USB), and I thought to myself: "Why on earth do they keep multiple boot options for ...
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PC reboot at boot time [closed]

My PC keep rebooting every time I try to boot on my HDD. No BSOD, nothing. It just shut then reboot. I can go into bios and change setting, restore default setting or whatever. Nothing work. I have ...
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Do I need two /boot partitions for a dual boot system

The current partitioning as shown in Gnome Disks is: /dev/sda1 Linux Bootable 500mb /dev/sda2 Linux LUKS Encryption 478gb (this is LVM) Free Space 21gb In /dev/sda2, there is /, swap and /home. I ...
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Windows : unable to eject internal hard disk at boot

I have a Windows 7 Pro PC that started to popup with the window "Unable to eject (internal disk D:)" some days ago, at each boot ! It's very strange and I don't understand why this is happening or ...
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Toshiba (Win7 natively) won't boot from USB

This morning a laptop that I have suddenly turn off and, when I try to turn on again, I see the blink white dask. I suppose that MBR of my laptop is now damaged so I've tried to download a ...
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How to know by which method did my system boot?

Is there any way of detecting as to whether my system started by manually pressing the power button or did it start because of a Wake-On-LAN packet??Can i store this value somewhere and use it ...
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Windows 8.1 Slow startup for 16GB RAM

I have lenovo Y50 laptop with 16GB RAM and 1TB hdd, When I start system, or start from hybernet mode, It consumes 100% HDD usage for 5-7 minutes, after digging this issue, I got the root cause is ...
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Formatted mac mini with windows 7 now can't boot from USB to reinstall OSX

Wondering if anyone has done this before? My 2009 mac mini has windows 7 on it presently and I know that I formatted the thing with windows entirely to make this happen. Now when I try and boot off ...
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How to repair a Windows7 boot sector on a secondary hard disk? [closed]

I am trying to rescue a damaged Windows7 here. Unfortunately, its boot record is corrupt (but its partition table is okay, only its boot code is bad). I've put its hard disk into a working Windows ...
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Which SATA port is my disk connected to?

We have a computer with multiple boot drives, all of which contain the same software. The selection of the boot disk is via multi-position switch on the front panel. If disk 1 is selected, the disk ...
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Triple boot laptop no longer boots after deleting partition

I am facing a problem on my Lenovo laptop Model No : G500. When I press the power button, then the lenovo screen flashes and the laptop further does not boot,the lenovo screen freezes. It also does ...
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Windows Hibernation increases startup/shutdown speed

A few weeks ago, I installed AVG PC TuneUp on my Windows 8 laptop. It recommended that I disable hibernation - this would increase performance. From that point, start-up and shut-down became ...
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Cannot access Bios

I will try to explain everything happened and everything I tried to do. I have been using my Laptop Lenovo G580 for around two years now with no problems. Awhile ago I did a full format removing ...
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difference between gparted align to MiB and Cylinder in micro SD Card

I just dd'd a 2gb micro sd onto a 16 gb and gparted the partition. First time I resized the partition using gparted to the max. Align to was MiB. The system did not boot. Then I dd'd the same ...
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How to automatically run chkdsk on startup after forceful shutdown/powerloss

How can I (in Windows 10) run checkdisk (chkdsk /f) automatically on boot after a forceful shutdown/powerloss. My Purpose: Forceful shutdown/powerloss are the one (and mostly only?) reason I know ...
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Is my computer part of a botnet? (based on 4 symptoms)

I have four signals that, together, hint to the fact that something is going on on my machine (windows 7 x64, Precision M4600 from 2011): The black windows startup screen lasts for 50 seconds, ...
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Install windows, no CD-ROM, locked bios

I have a laptop that is locked with a BIOS password I don't know, and the computer need a fresh install of windows due to performance issues. I can't boot from CD-ROM because it does not have one, ...
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How to enable boot from USB stick on ASUS k555la xo318h

I have a ASUS k555la xo318h laptop which is came with windows 8.1 and I want to install windows 7 on it. For some reason it didn't let me to access the install menu, no matter which USB entrance I ...
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ubuntu, login, instant power off! ubuntu just did updates… dual boot windows working

Boots up past grub fine, gnome loads...loads.. shows my user account for a split second then click, system turns off instantly. just did a system upgrade/update. no weird software installed. running ...
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Upgrading Win 8.1 to win 8.1 enterprise, USB boot

I know that Win 8.1 (Basic Pack) cannot be upgraded to Win 8.1 enterprise directly, by "add features to 8.1". I have the 8.1 enterprise image (ISO) and my very own product key. Here is the problem: ...
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Dual Boot - System Time [duplicate]

I have a desktop with an Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot. I use Ubuntu for work as a developer platform, and Windows for a TV card and Quicken. I work remotely on Ubuntu for a company 2 time zones away, ...
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How to fix a missing bootmgr after cloning a HDD to SSD due to a weird system-reserved partition?

I have cloned my C: partition from an existing HDD to a new SSD using gparted from my Linux-SDD. This went well data-wise. I can see the files, yet the new Win7SSD is unable to boot. At first, the ...
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boot.log created with permissions 644 instead of 600

My rsyslog.conf file has this line in it. #### GLOBAL DIRECTIVES #### $FileCreateMode 0600 Yet after every reboot the file permissions of /var/log/boot.log are still changed to 644. Every other ...
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How to stop UltraVNC service starting multiple times on WindowsXP machine?

I have installed the latest version of UltraVNC as a service. After the reboot, the service has started multiple times, instead of one time. In the system tray I can see, one new icon ...
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How do I move a windows installation hdd to a new computer?

This always happens to me. Every time I try to move a hard drive to a new computer, I always get boot errors. So I go on my windows recovery dvd and do bootrec.exe /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr and ...
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Failing to boot after disk cloning

I had the following configuration of partitions on old 160GB disk: /sda /sda1 - 100MB - NTFS - System Recovery (hidden Windows partition) /sda2 - 75GB - NTFS - Windows /sda3 - extended ...
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Kali Linux Live CD - Where is boot menu?

I have downloaded the torrent of the latest Kali Linux build. I have burnt the Disk Image to a DVD+R DL Disk, put it in my CD/DVD drive, and ran setup.exe. But when I boot my computer selecting ...
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Do Shortcuts inside the Startup folder execute at boot or at logon? (Windows 7)

microsoft says : Programs or shortcuts placed in the Startup folder will run whenever Windows starts Does that mean that I can boot my machine and not log in to have the program executed or ...
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Windows 8.1 error 0xc000000f on boot - tried everything without positive result

Operating system : Genuine Windows 8.1 Updates : All installed up to date including additional ones except one that caused some random slow downs. PC Specs : CPU : Intel i3 2x3.3 GHz ...
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Brand new computer fails to boot, powers on and off immediately, despite running fine while installing OS

I've exhausted Google search in attempt to solve my issue, and I'm fairly confident there's no single solution but I'd like to get some brand new ideas. The specs: ASUS X99 Sabertooth 8x8GB G.Skill ...
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Dell Optiplex 3010 won't boot when monitor is disconnected

My Dell Optiplex 3010 won't start up when there is no monitor connected to it. When the monitor is not connected and I restart the machine, or shut it down and boot it back up, then it does not boot ...
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Computer boots up into 'startup repair' after running disk cleanup

I ran the 'disk cleanup' utility in Windows, and it found 80GB of temp files. This was fishy, since my disk is only 128GB and definitely did not have 80GB worth of temp files, but I let it run ...
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How can i reduce Seconds till windows starts have duration of 30 seconds

How can i reduce windows usually takes while recovering from errors on startup : why does the highlighted choice will be selected automatically was about 30 seconds?in modern processors the ...
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Can't Boot from USB Flash Drive & my BIOS is unlike any other

I believe I'm doing everything correctly, but I must be missing something. I have a Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 8gb flash drive formatted in FAT32 to boot Kali Linux (with Linux Live USB Creator). I ...
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many unknown entities: Dual booting Linux, Mac, Windows using rEFInd

I have been using rEFInd ver 0.8.7 to boot Linux, Mac, and Windows on my MacBook pro 2013 model. I've recently updated my os from Maverick to Yosemite, and this problem happened: When ever I boot, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) is so slow at startup

My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4050 that its RAM was upgraded to 8 GB. I have dual boot OS (Win8 and Ubuntu). My laptop is so slow when booting from Ubuntu It takes about 2 minutes but Win8 will boot at ...
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Booting a USB from the Grub command prompt

I have a USB drive that I know is bootable (tested it on a different PC), but because of an ancient BIOS, I am unable to set it as a boot device in the BIOS settings. The computer I am using has GRUB ...
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No RAID boot menu on system start up

I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE. I used to have an onboard RAID boot up screen but now I do not. Could this have vanished based on a glitch with using a different graphics card or the slow that it is ...
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How to get into BIOS setup screen on startup for Toshiba

The instructions from Toshiba say to depress F2: http://support.toshiba.com/support/viewContentDetail?soid=627009 For Toshiba notebook PCs manufactured since the introduction of Windows XP One ...
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diagnosing random power failures and failures to POST

I have a laptop (Toshiba satellite C650), over the last year it has symptomatically been starting to display some rather peculiar failure behavior, some of the more peculiar behaviors follow: it ...
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Windows 8.1 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error preventing startup

Background My Fujitsu Lifebook laptop (running Windows 8.1) has gradually been getting slower over the last few months, so I recently took steps to speed it up. These included: Making use of the ...
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How is the CPU initialized by clock ticks?

When the computer's power is first turned on, the CPU initializes itself, which is triggered by a series of clock ticks generated by the system clock. source: ...
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How to make VirtualBox Yosemite boot directly to login page

I have these two files on virtualBox : Bootload for AMD.vmdk Mac OS X Yosemite Niresh Intel And AMD.vmdk I want to boot directly to the login page without passing through this screen ...
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PC Started getting very slow, stopped booting

On Thursday I was using my PC like normal, bit of work, bit of gaming, no performance issues. About 7PM I went to load a game I'd played earlier in the day and it wouldn't load. I tried a couple of ...
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Grub2 on msdos table partition won't load

my laptop has: 500gb hdd /dev/sda 22gb sdd /dev/sdb I used to boot archlinux from a small ext2 partition on /dev/sda. The bios is set to use BIOS mode (not uefi), secure boot is disabled, AHCI is ...
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Multiple Windows EFI entries in GRUB

I have bought a new pc and installed Linux and Windows in dual boot mode. I have installed Windows 8 (which I upgraded to 8.1) and afterwards I installed Xubuntu and selected the Windows disk as the ...
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My system is not listing boot-able USB device in BIOS boot device list

I have a ASUS S56C ultrabook and i was trying to install the windows 8.1 through a pendrive. First the device was listed but it gave me error of GPT partition.. so i have converted my ssd disk to MBR. ...