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

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Windows 10 Not Booting due to Boot Device not found

I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 successfully. I think I made a mistake of formatting the old Window 8.1 recovery partition (which was not needed anymore). This was done via the Disk ...
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is there any way to completely avoid boot problems when multi booting [closed]

I myself always wondering that there should be a way for multibooting that no booting problems occur. Assume that I have this HardDrive: Partition1 C Primary 200GB Partition2 D ...
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Hard disk not working

I have a 500GB Hitachi Hard disk which is failing. It sometimes detects in bios and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it also works maybe for 10-20 min then it stops working and I get a BSOD saying ...
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GRUB multibootloader issues, Kali Linux

I am having a massive amount of trouble getting GRUB to setup multi-boot on my computer, I have 3 seperate drives, one with Windows 8.1, one with Kali Linux and one with OS X Install which is ...
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PC won't boot with more than one monitor plugged in, but once booted, works perfectly with multiple monitors

So my graphics card is an asus nvidia geforce gtx 750ti, and works perfectly with multiple screens. The problem is that the computer will not boot with more than one monitor plugged in, but after it ...
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GRUB2 load other Truecrypt disk with rescue disk

I am trying to automaticly load my Windows encrypted partition with a keyfile from my GRUB2 but my Windows is on another disk. My layout at the moment looks like this NAME MAJ:MIN RM ...
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“A disk read error has occurred” after partitioning

I used MiniTool partition wizard to resize my C:\ drive. In order to do this, my computer had to restart. It did the boot-time partition, then restarted again, and I faced the error "A disk read error ...
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Monitor Showing White Lines after Removing RAM

I had 2 2GB RAM sticks I took out of my computer because I borrowed them from somebody else. So I took them out, and replaced them with 2 512MB ram sticks (these were originally in those slots). I ...
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Fedora 22, Boot Order

I cannot get Fedora (22) to boot from a USB. It has Ubuntu on it and I've decided do most of my dev stuff on there to avoid compatibility issues between my desktop (Windows) and my laptop (Fedora). I ...
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Encrypt hard disks with VeraCrypt in a mixed Windows / Linux system

My system is a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows PC. I installed several hard disks: Two SSDs (one for Windows 7 Pro, one for Kubuntu 15.04) and some conventional disks for data. Currently the Linux disk ...
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How to create hybrid live USB

I have a laptop running stock UEFI and Windows 8.1. I want to create a bootable live linux USB stick that can be used to boot either my older BIOS system or my newer UEFI system. I am ok with having ...
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launchd equivalent for Windows?

Using launchd on OS X, I can make commands/programs run at boot with launchctl in the CLI, so for example: launchctl submit -l someName touch /usr/local/someFile Would create someFile in /usr/local ...
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Windows 7 check if bootloader is working without rebooting

My setup was win xp on main partition and win7 on the extended. Win7 was installed after win xp. The active partition is the win xp one, therefore the win7 bootmgr is located in D:\Boot. D being the ...
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Test Clonezilla image recovery

I have successfully created a backup image of my laptop's hard drive using CloneZilla. Before making system changes I want to verify that the backup is fully restorable and can be booted from. I have ...
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Laptop won't work if it is cold or uses too much power

I have a problem that my computer won't even boot if it's not hot enough or if my graphics card is not underclocked. I decided to check inside for visible broken components, clean dust, replace ...
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Change Supermicro boot graphic

I'm trying to to change the Supermicro bmi boot graphic. Everything on Google keeps bringing up stuff for Windows (I have a Mac) or the websites don't exist. I want to change this: Any help would ...
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Accidentally formatted directly Drive C:. Unable to detect partition while formatting

I accidentally formatted both Drive C: (which operating system is installed) as well as Drive D: (total of 2 partitions) I an now trying to format my machine and now, unable to detect my internal ...
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I want to boot windows7 x64 with AHCI, but the BIOS does not even try

I just discovered, that BIOS was not in AHCI mode, and that's why my newly bought SSD was at low speeds. I installed a Linux on the SSD, it works perfectly in AHCI mode. Now my problem that if I want ...
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Install OS X: USB bootable, launch path not accessible

I am trying to downgrade a MacBook from Yosemite to Mavericks, I have created a bootable USB with Mavericks, i restarted and boot from the USB, when i select "Install OS X" and click "Continue" it ...
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asus-n551jk install windows boot loader on the hhd instead on ssd

I removed the dvd-rw and put in it's place the original hdd, and in the original place of the hdd I put the ssd. I tried to install windows on the ssd, but the bootlaoder for some reason always get ...
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Custom Build PC, Windows Boots Inconsistently/Intermittent Video Signal On Boot

My friend and I built a new machine together a few months. The rig has the following specs: Motherboard: ASROCK Fatal1ty X99M Killer CPU: Intel i7 RAM: 16GB, 2x 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400 ...
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Old Sony Vaio desktop. Keyboard and Monitor will not function when started

I have a Sony Vaio desktop, Model# PCV-C21L. It originally ran Windows XP but I installed a copy of Windows 10 technical preview that I burned. It ran beautifully until I switched the monitor. Now ...
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Windows - Automatic log-in, then log off after first log-in only

My current understanding is that when you log in, selected startup programs start to load. These do not start loading until you log in. Even with an SSD, having multiple programs run at boot requires ...
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May RAM failure made no beep?

Several days ago, I added some more RAM to my PC (4x2 to 4x2+2x2) from my old PC. They worked before, i never had any problem with those modules. My motherboard supports up to 16gb on 1066MHZ, and ...
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Install Windows 10 from USB to new drive fails boot

I have a laptop that came with a non-SSD drive that I have Windows 10 on. I am trying to create an installation on an SSD drive for this same machine (to eventually use as the primary boot drive--I ...
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Windows 8.1 Lenovo Y510p Hard Drive Issue?

I bought a Lenovo Y510p laptop just over a year ago and it is now running painfully slow (virus scans take 24 hours, chrome takes 60-120 seconds to open, booting can take up to 10 minutes before any ...
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How do I remove Windows that is not Installed?

Whenever I boot up my PC I get 2 options: Windows 10 (C:\Windows) - default OS and this is what I use Windows 10 (\Windows) - when I click this, it goes to a blue error screen saying that Windows ...
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Windows 8 64 bit - Automatic Repair loop

This is not the first time I have face this problem. Last time when I stuck in this loop I just reinstall my computer. But right now I don't have the CD Win 8 or iso file so I find the solution from ...
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NTFS partition is in an unsafe state: failure to boot Windows 8 Lenovo laptop

I have Lenovo G50-45 that after power on have no signs on the screen, though cpu fan is rotating, that goes to self power off after few seconds of such a state and self power on to repeat the same ...
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A dozen of problems with my netbook computer

ok. My netbook is an Acer aspire One ao531h-0bk (in 11 days I am going to celebrate its 6 years since its manufacture), which I have triple booted with Windows 7, 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. When I boot my ...
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Boot Linux on Lenovo Ideapad Z510 through GRUB

I have installed Arch Linux on Lenovo Ideapad Z510. I had to disable UEFI and select Legacy first to get my live CD pendrive to boot. Once installed and rebooted, I get to see a screen that says "No ...
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Can not access Hard Disk from Ubuntu 12.04 live CD

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 . OS is corrupted in my system and can not boot. I just go through recovery mode and upgrade my OS but still i can not boot. Using Ubuntu 12.04 Live ...
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Windows 7 will not boot after OS-Uninstaller removal of Ubuntu

Before using OS-Uninstaller my system was: - A fairly new Dell Precision M3800 laptop, 128 MB SSD, 1 TB rotating internal hard drive - Windows 7 installed - Ubuntu 14.04 installed (these as dual ...
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PC stopped booting up with graphics card

Its rare but every now and then my computer fails to startup correctly. I press the power button and it starts up. I hear the normal beep as it starts up but then moments later I hear a long beep ...
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How can I run a script at boot time right when the disks are mounted?

Note: I'm not asking about running a service (or whatever) when booting is completed (I know how to do that). Background System boots from an SDCard, which has the full system on it. Attached to it ...
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Dual boot - Windows 7 and 10 - On separate drives. Are BIOS or EasyBCD the only options?

I have a desktop Windows PC with two drives. One has a complete Windows 7 installation and the second is now fully upgraded to Windows 10. I want to see a menu choice of operating systems on boot up. ...
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How to set up a headless Windows 7 to handle start up repairs?

I need to automate a Windows 7 "Headless" computer. There is no user input available. How would I handle a case where a Start Up Repair dialogue is prompted after some for of system crash? How ...
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run xrandr commands at startup in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.4

I try to run this script after boot so I can use the monitor right away. It works if I run it manually after Gnome started. But putting the commands in ~/.xinitrc as stated on many pages it does not ...
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Error on warm reboot, not on cold boot

Every time I boot my computer from the power-off state, it works fine (cold boot). However, whenever I reboot the machine (ex: shutdown /r) it will hang on the next boot-up. This problem has been ...
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Windows 10 BSOD SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION

On boot I get a BSOD, but there is no dump. when bootlog activated it contains several times BOOTLOG_NOT_LOADED AFD.SYS
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8-year-old Computer Having Trouble Booting Fedora 17

TL;DR My 3-year-old Fedora 17 system on an 8-year-old computer crashes with a kernel panic, screen flickers, memory test from Live CD fails. What is the issue? My computer is 8 years old now, and I ...
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How can I boot my iMac directly into my old user name?

My MacBook Pro (MBP) upgrade to OS X El Capitan went awry. It hung at about 60% and accepted my password but still just sat there. So I decided to empty an external drive and put Yosemite on it, boot ...
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Computer won't boot. Won't shutdown. Won't beep. Power consuming machine that won't power off

Some days ago my computer shut down and woundn't boot, so I removed one of the RAM chips, waited for a bit and tried again. Worked. Then some days later it shut down and when I tried to turn it on it ...
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Computer won't boot with Intel 10Gb NIC installed

I'm attempting to install an Intel X520-DA2 10Gb converged network adapter in my computer and the machine will not boot while the card is installed. The computer powers on, but the BIOS splash screen ...
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Installing Slackware - Keyboard Mappings are very wrong/confusing

I am trying install Slackware on my host machine (Dell Latitude E6430) but am having a lot of issues. Initially, when you start up Slackware, the first thing it asks you is something like "Press 1 to ...
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No beeps and no display when I power on PC

The fans are working. There is no beep even in removing the RAM. I tried everything that I found on the internet, but nothing worked for me. Can anyone help me? I have an Onboard video card. ...
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Boot error 22 on loading operating system

I installed linux mint and when i installed windows to the same pc he apear a error on startup the computer he say Error 22 and when i press Ctrl+Alt+Del he restart and boot the windows and when i ...
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After Boot Repair, Windows 7 does not boot

After I purchased my computer I followed these steps: Installed Windows 7. Installed Ubuntu. There was no boot option, and Ubuntu automatically boots, leaving me no option to boot Windows. I used ...
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Western Digital HDD not getting detected in BIOS

I have a Western Digital 140GB HDD. It worked fine until a few days ago in my desktop. But today, when I booted it, the boot failed at Verifying DMI pool Data and then it said: No System Disk ...
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Windows 8 over Linux Bootup error

I am getting these error while installing Windows 8 . I have a dell pc which comes preinstalled Windows 8 but after time i installed ubuntu . At the time of installtion by mistake all the files got ...