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

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How do you create a bootable ISO of MS DOS with networking?

I need to create an MS DOS ISO with support for networking features. I know you can create a bootable USB stick, but how do I create an ISO? I know that you can get boot disks for different variants ...
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computer not coming on failed to restart [closed]

my sony vaio fit series SVF15AA1Q1 is not coming on. just got the laptop yesterday and I downloaded all the vaio updates today upon downloading the last one I think the one that has to do with ...
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Asus Zenbook (UX31E) powers on, but does not boot Windows 7 and the screen is black

I am currently running into an issue with my UX31E running on Windows 7 that I have had since 2011. I am not completely sure when this problem started, but ever since I can remember, I have never been ...
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Installing new OS on Powerbook G4 without USB key or CD

I recently got a PowerBook G4 17" with a 1.67 GHz PowerPC CPU, 2GB of RAM, 100 GB of hard drive and running under OS X 10.5.8. These computers are actually getting more and more obsolete, and this ...
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How to make it so that I can't re-image my computer? [closed]

I'm running windows 7. How can I make it so that I (or anyone else) cannot re-image my computer. Is there software or drivers I should get to do this? Thanks a bunch.
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Boot OS from partition

I have a partition on which I already burned a Linux distribution. However when I reboot my computer and go in to the BIOS to select the partition I can't seem to find it. I suspect I need to do ...
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LTSP fails while downloading images

Some time ago, I've configured LTSP on Debian machine. I've been using it from time to time and it worked. Today it stopped working and I cannot figure out what's wrong. Client says: Intel UNDI, ...
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Trying to create windows 8.1 bootable usb using windows tool

I purchased a student copy of windows 8.1 pro, I downloaded the installer, ran it. It took forever to 'set stuff up' (over 9hours) so I quit it. I then launched it again, this time it went straight to ...
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How to make Trisquel 7.0 bootable from usb flash drive?

I am attempting to make Trisquel 7.0 amd64 bootable from usb flash drive. If I use Unetbootin the booting message is Unetbootloader failed to load com32 file menu.c32 boot: If I use Startup Disk ...
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ASUS K75V UEFI Windows 8

I want install Windows 8 on my ASUS K75V with UEFI Boot, but I don't know why, but it is still installing with Legacy boot. How can I change this ? Thanks, very much. ehm... will be UEFI boot on ...
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ASUS EB1036 no video output after changing UEFI from “Windows 8” to “Windows 7”

I just bought an ASUS EB1036 desktop PC, which came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Before downgrading to Windows 7, I changed an option in the UEFI BIOS from "Windows 8" to "Windows 7". After ...
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Hard drive not found by BIOS, but detected by everything else

Recently I installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview. One day while using my computer it asked to update, but I was in the middle of something so I told it to wait. Unfortunately, the OS froze up not ...
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Pulling a repo on Raspberry PI boot?

I'm getting stuck on this : I try to make a git pull on a repo on Raspberry boot. What I've done so far : In /etc/rc.local : su pi -c bash /home/pi/boot.sh My boot.sh script : #!/bin/sh set -e ...
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How to boot from external usb hard drive when no internal drives are connected

I installed Windows 7 on my external hard drive and it was working fine. It was booting up and I was actually able to go online and install programs on it. But then when I try to take out the ...
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Laptop boot issue [closed]

My lenovo y500 just won't startup. The power button light is on, keyboard back light too and fan air is cool. The screen doesn't light up. Then it shuts down after 30 seconds. Every time for the past ...
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Computer won’t boot directly from new SSD

I got a new SSD and installed Elementary OS Luna onto it. But I can’t boot directly from this drive. I always have to select that I want to boot from the old HDD and than select in Grub, that I want ...
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Samsung NP900X3E Clean Installation..Helpp…!

I've a Samsung NP900X3E laptop. The device came with Windows 8. Few days ago, the Windows was broken and the laptop was restarting itself. I couldn't open the bios and couldn't start the computer from ...
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How do I install Win 7 OS through bootable device?

I Cannot install Win 7 OS in another PC which is Dell Vostro-1014 through USB bootable device. The windows installation shows a complete cent-per-cent, but then when it restarts I had to reinstall it ...
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Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Your computer hardware may not support booting to this disk

Trying to install Window 8 on a separate partition alongside Ubuntu, I got the message "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Your computer hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure ...
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Blue Screen STOP: 0x0000007B

I am getting blue screen like this: What i actually did is I marked my system partition as active, when restarted, I had message "BOOTMGR is missing Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" I inserted Windows ...
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Hard drive shows 0 MB and fails to boot, but works after booting from a live CD and rebooting

I have an Asus K70AB laptop. Since 2 days ago something strange has occured. My hard drive is not recognized correctly by BIOS (size 0Mb) and therefore is not booting. But if I boot from a Linux Mint ...
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Mac: start automatically when getting power

I'm having a Mac mini (Mid 2011) behind a usually switched-off power-outlet. I want the Mac to automatically start when I switch on the power (like I can configure for normal PCs in the BIOS) without ...
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Can't install or boot any operating system after trying Kubuntu KDE 5 Live from a USB

So, last night I was trying Kubuntu KDE 5 Live from a USB into my laptop, things worked well! But from the following morning I was unable to boot any operating system (Windows or Linux). I can’t ...
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BIOS detects SSD but won't boot

My computer was originally working. I cloned the HDD to a Samsung 850 pro 128G SSD using cloning software Samsung provided. I can insert the HDD or SSD into a friend's computer and both boot ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8.1 after migrating to Samsung SSD using supplied software

I got a brand new Samsung 840 SSD. It came with "Data Migration" software from Samsung. I am running Windows 8.1. Here are my steps exactly: Installed new SSD into secondary bay (Disk 0: HDD, ...
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How do I force a Windows 8.1 Tablet to boot from a USB stick?

I've got Dell Venue 8 with Windows 8.1 (32 bit) Dell tablet (no keyboard). How do I get it to boot from the USB Repair drive (USB Stick) when it starts up? USB is formatted FAT32.
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initramfs fails to boot ubuntu 8.10 server

I have recently compiled my linux kernel (3.16.2-x) and tried to install it into two different ubuntu 8.10 server virtual machines appliances. Following is how the upgrade process looks like: ...
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Motherboard died, replaced with new, now optical drive won't read Windows disc to install W7 64bit

I'm running Win 7 32 bit. My motherboard (approx 9 yrs old) started going bad intermittently so I contacted the PC manufacturer (VelocityMicro). We concluded installing a new motherboard and ...
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Scrolling up the failed screen with kernel panic

From time to time, Linux booting failed on very early stage (like initrd loading). Then, the kernel panic message is showing up in text mode. Since the screen height limit, all I can see is around 40 ...
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Classic Windows oddities… (NTFS.SYS error that fixes itself?!)

I am getting a boot error with my Windows 8, regarding the fact that my ntfs.sys file is corrupt. However, if I keep retrying the boot through the "Select OS" screen, I boot successfully on the ...
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After configuring UEFI to boot from CD I can no longer boot back in Windows 8.1

I have tried changing the settings back but I still cannot access Windows 8.1 It automatically opens a repair window (with a large unhappy face) which disappears after half a second. The system then ...
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Use the Desktop's SSD to run an OS on notebook without losing the current data and OS setup

I need to try to use 1 hard disk - which already has a Windows 7 installation on Desktop -n a notebook. Disk is not divided and only have 40 gb free space. What I want is Unplug SSD from desktop, ...
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Reinstall /boot/<kernel> files through apt-get?

I was doing some maintenance and a script got away from me. I managed to delete the latest kernel files from /boot (actually, all the kernel files, including the old ones). I need to re-install the ...
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Working HDD not detected in one PC but works well in others

I have an Intel Core-i5 laptop (NP300E5X). I had installed Windows 10 technical preview on it. I had it running for about 3 weeks without any problem but once when I powered on the PC from sleep, it ...
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What does a series of long beeps indicate when you switch on your PC?

My Windows 7 PC powers on but does not load and start when I press the power button. I hear a series of long beeps, each beep lasting for about 2 seconds. After a minute or so, the PC attempts to ...
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How do I change the boot order on a Acer Aspire 7551-2531?

I'm trying to boot into a USB on my computer, but I cannot find a way to change the boot order to make USBs the top boot priority. Any help would be great.
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asus k45vd screen off fans and led workes fine

there is a k45vd asus laptop that hade hdd problem so it wont start windows and constantly restart fan start and gets warm ,some times bios options shows and there was nothing wright i disabled uefi ...
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Debian boot partition full: How can I free space?

I would like to gain space on boot partition removing old/unused kernel. Results of command dpkg -l linux-image-* | grep ^ii are as following: ii linux-image-3.2.0 3.2.54-2 amd64 ...
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Blank screen on boot

Got a laptop to fix. For some reason after a shutdown the hard-drive corrupted. I assumed it was a hard drive problem, so tried with another hard-drive and that seemed to work. Everything was going ...
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How to copy a MBR to usb flash drive and boot?

I am trying my own bootloader from pen-drive . Using 64-bit ubuntu-14.04 , and legacy boot option , here are the steps I have done. 1) Assembly program test.S .code16 .text .global _start; ...
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Kali linux throws ' isolinux.bin missing or corrupt ' error using USB 3.0

I'm having a problem with a Live USB Kali Linux with Encrypted Persistence. I've downloaded kali-linux-1.0.9a-amd64.iso from the www.kali.org for my 64bit machine. And I've make sure with the checksum ...
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What is the difference between boot manager and boot loader in windows ? Can you have multiple hard drives with different boot manager?

What is the difference between boot manager and boot loader in windows ? Can you have multiple hard drives in a computer with each drive with a different boot manager ? I recently put multiple hard ...
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Computer bios boot slow

My computer is having a terrible time loading some bios info. I have 1 ssd as boot drive, and 2 hard disks for data storage. I came up with the conclusion that the additional hdds might be causing ...
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Latitude E6400 Screen is Black

The screen to my Latitude E6400 is all black, I have been able to see the screen, but dark on other computers, I can see everything fine, but it is just really dark. If I put a flashlight right up ...
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Debian Linux boot process hangs for 180sec

I had to compile kernel 2.6.x on my Debian 7.0 machine because default mvsas kernel driver wasn't working with my Marvell 9485 based card (Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8). When machine boots it hangs at ...
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Cannot access BIOS (or boot)

I'm having some problems booting my machine (Samsung NP300 (e5a) laptop). I've had problems with windows before, so this is not what's worrying me. What's worrying me is that when I turn it on, and ...
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Does each hard drive need EFI\ESP, MSR system partition if you want to install operating system(s) on each drive?

Suppose, there are at least 5 hard drives: drive1, drive2, drive3, drive4, drive5, .... We want to use first 3 drives to install 5 operating system: windows 8.1, windows 7, windows vista, windows xp, ...
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Stuck on boot screen after a hard reboot

I have a Asus Z87-K motherboard with a intel i7, 8GB Ballistix DDR3 Ram. I was installing OpenBSD on it, and I needed to reboot, so I clicked the reboot button on the front panel. But the computer no ...
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Upgrading internal hard drive to 2 terabyte on Windows 7, do I need GPT/UEFI?

I'm currently trying to upgrade my PC from a 1 TB hard drive to a 2 TB one. I've been through a lot of pain so far, but I hope I'm near the end of it. What I want: All of my data on my 1 TB moved to ...
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Failing end-to-end-error on new drive

I have a 1tb HD that has been assessed as having a failing end-to-end-error. Its powered on time is 5 months and 24 days. This seems like a very short life for a hard disk. Am I correct? How is such a ...