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

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Cant access BIOS or boot after pm-hibernate on Ubuntu 15.10

ACER ASPIRE 4560-Sb601 - Ubuntu 15.10 I executed the command "sudo pm-hibernate" on Ubuntu 15.10 and could not access BIOS or boot anymore. Grub2 appears, but boot stops with the following lines: ...
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Unable to boot on Debian Live CD on my HP Laptop - “Selected boot image did not authenticate”

I'm trying to boot from a Debian Live CD (the debian-8.5.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso available here: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.5.0/amd64/bt-dvd/). It doesn't work when I just let the computer start ...
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Laptop not booting : queries about boot process

I had a really old Dell Latitude C500 Laptop lying around, and for some reason I decided to dismantle it completely and put it back together (following this manual). When I reassembled and tried to ...
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Skype starts on boot, ignoring the option setting

For the last two days, Skype has been starting when I boot my computer. This is happening on both of my computers (both of which are Windows 7). Up until that point, Skype did not display this ...
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System restarting after installing new RAM

I have an Intel DH55TC motherboard, had a 2GB DDR3 RAM installed on it and have been using it for about 3 to 4 years. Recently i thought of upgrading the RAM to 8 GB and bought two 4GB DDR3 Kingston ...
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Dell 7720 - 8 beeps screen failure after bios POST

So there are a couple of questions around here about dell laptops having 8 beeps, all pointing to the screen failing or being disconnected. My screen was broken, thus I removed it completely, ...
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Dell E6520 doesn't boot unless i f12 and specify hd [closed]

i have a dell E6520 that fails to boot directly. i have to hit f12 and select hdd for it to boot. boot seems to fail with blank screen.
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Moving from single-boot Windows 10 to another single-boot Windows 10, with transitional dual-boot

I installed Windows 10 on my HDD, the HDD is dying now (sometimes stops working), I installed separate Windows 10 on SSD. I want only OS on the SSD to exist eventually, but in the mean time I prefer ...
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Computer screen glitched, can't boot normally

When I was using my laptop, my screen went crazy and I got BSOD. Now I can not boot it normally but can boot in Safe Mode & Networking (haven't tried Command Prompt one). I've tried System ...
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Cannot boot but hdd is detected

My HDD is spinning and detected by BIOS but it is saying "No boot device found" What's wrong with it? Is it bricked? Is data recovery possible? I have tried resetting the BIOS settings to default but ...
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Dual boot existing Windows 10 with new Windows 10 on new drive

I couldn't find a resource about two Windows 10 installs on different drives dual booting. I'll be building a more powerful PC soon but I have an existing Windows 10 drive with a lot of stuff ...
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What's wrong with the i7 6700k and asus z170 pro gaming?

Hi i'm recently building a new rig. Since my old pc died after 7 years. So i thought, my time as come. Here's my build CPU - i7 6700k mobo: asus z170 pro gaming RAM: g skill 2x8gb @3000 mhz (checked ...
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Computer not booting after hard drive disconnect

I have four drives in my computer 500 GB HDD ext4 for data 2 TB HDD ntfs for data 250 GB SSD with debian linux 128 GB SSD with windows7 I have windows installed first and later installed debian ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 persistent boot stick

So far I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on an usb-stick (Cinnamon Desktop, 64 bit, I also verified the checksum, just dding it on my usb-stick). Now I want to have a persistent usb-stick. From what I've ...
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How to boot Windows over LAN cable?

I have a laptop and a computer. Suddenly, my computer's hard drive is broken. So, I'm using my laptop hard drive to make a new partition and install Windows on my computer. And I want to use my laptop ...
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SSD detected on my Windows but not detected on BIOS boot

My Notebook had problem with boot priority. So I have HDD on main port and I just added SSD for my second port (replace my CD/DVD drive). I had problem with my main port so i cant replace it for SSD. ...
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PC wont boot another OS than Xubuntu 16

I'm trying to make an old PC useful. Is a Pentium 4 HT 3GHz, I did put a SATA HD and 3GB RAM, a nVidia GForce Fx 5200 128MB so it still can work ok. I chosen Ubuntu but the Unity interface is to heavy,...
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What to do if Windows keeps getting corrupted?

For the second time now, my PC has just randomly not been able to boot and got stuck in an automatic repair loop. The error code I get when trying to boot is 0xc000021a. I've tried everything and it ...
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kali linux stuck in log in after veil-evasion install

I am running kali(4.3.0-amd64) guest in vmware.I need veil-evasion whose prerequities is wine32(if u don't know then just say it is an emulator to run window app). The prorblem i'm facing is after ...
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Nightmare Mode:No booting from USB,LIVECD or OS using a laptop

I am feeling very stupid. I cannot boot from CD, I cannot boot from USB and I have no OS installed on the laptop. Backstory: This computer is old. I couldn't boot from usb or cd, but wanted to ...
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Boot Repair Disc : GPT detected

Today, I decided to format my whole system and installed win7 first for which i created two partitions one for c drive and other for keeping my data and remaining space unallocated. After this ...
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Memory access on 32/64 bit Windows, freeze

So I have this old laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 and I tried upgrading it's RAM from 2GB to 2*4GB (8GB). I was on a Windows 8 x32, and it worked, but only 3 out of 8GB were usable. So I tried to ...
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How to install Windows on Linux

I need to install windows (7-10) under linux. I found a way to deploy wim-image, i have a problem with bootloader. I didn't find a way to boot from grub directly. I wanna try to copy bootmgr via dd. ...
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Laptop black screen, no boot, only fan is spinning?

I have Samsung NP350E7C-A01US laptop. It was working like a charm. Today I removed RAM and inserted another one. It worked fine. After that, inserted old RAM, but it didn't boot. When I press ...
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Remotely changing hard drive boot order, windows 7

I have one workstation chassis with two hard drives. Depending on which one I boot from, I get one of two different operating systems: both are windows 7, but they have different static IPs, serve ...
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Decreasing boot time for Solaris 11.3 [migrated]

I'm trying to decrease boot times for Solaris 11.3. This is from a DL360 with 10K drives. Its the same machine that has the ACPI issues and lacks the BIOS updates. I'm seeing two issues I'd like to ...
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How to reinstall truecrypt on the MBR?

I've googled this so much and can't find the answer. I had a dual booted system with a TrueCrypt encrypted Windows partition and a non encrypted Ubuntu partition (accessed with GRUB2) that was ...
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Kali linux booting to black screen after selecting “Install” or “Graphical Install”

I want to install Kali 2.0 on my laptop, it boots fine to the GUI part where you select the installation option, but when I select "Install" or "Graphical Install", it just boots to a black screen ...
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Linux Mint 18 Beta image doesn't bootup

I have downloaded the linuxmint 18 (sarah) beta ISO image from http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3035. I can use it to install the new version in an VM. However I tried to burn it into a DVD RW plus a USB ...
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Kali Linux boots only when USB is plugged in

Hello I need a little help hopefully somebody can point me in the right direction. I was having problems getting my macbook pro mid 2010 to boot from usb (to install Kali Linux), after selecting ...
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Moved windows to other drive, now it fails to boot, why?

Long time ago, I decided to install linux to my laptop. I had windows 8.1 on my ssd1, with EFI boot, and I made a copy of that ssd using dd command, while booted from usb stick: dd if=/dev/sda of=...
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Check Disk On Boot In Windows [duplicate]

I have a faulty hard drive, and I managed to restore windows seven x64 on it to factory defaults by using system restore from boot options (F11). I'm going to replace this hard drive so read till ...
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Windows stuck at both normal and safeboot

It's been a long time since I have been messing up with my computer but this time it got worse normally when I am stuck at normal booting I .safe boot but this time safe boot is stuck at CLASSPNP.SYS ...
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Ubuntu, Dual Monitor - Issue on boot

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 on a laptop on a dock with an outboard (desktop) display. When plugged in to the dock, I am only using the desktop display, not the laptop's. When I boot, the laptop ...
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How does the mbr transfer it's control to the bootloader

What i know is the following Upon start-up, the BIOS goes through the following sequence: 1.Power-on self-test (POST) 2.Detect the video card’s (chip’s) BIOS and execute its code to initialize the ...
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How to permanently switch to text mode interface in Ubuntu 16.4 LTS

I want to permanently switch from GUI mode to text mode interface in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I tried editing the configuration in /etc/default/grub as follows: Adding # before GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="...
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Is there a way to solve this graphics issue myself? (Possible faulty graphics card, boot failing sometimes, artifacts on screen)

It seems that there is an issue with the graphics of my laptop - sometimes it won't boot, when it does there are artifacts on the screen that make it impossible to use. I've piled up quite a number of ...
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Recover Key from dead Windows 10 Laptop [duplicate]

My laptop has ran into a problem and not booting up, showing the unknown error. It had Windows 10 professional installed. Now i am thinking about booting via USB and do a fresh install. The only ...
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installing ubuntu and starting windows isn't in boot option

I didn't installing ubuntu alongside my windows7. I have windows7 installed in my ssd and ubuntu in another. Right before I install ubuntu, I unplugged all my other hdd. 1st because it the ubuntu ...
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How to fix blinking underscore on boot from USB flash drive?

My machine is an eMachines w3107 (2004 CSM/Legacy BIOS Machine) and I seem to have an issue with booting to USB drives even with the proper partition table. I have had this issue many times on other ...
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No Drivers were found, make sure your installation media has the correct drivers

I have previously installed windows7 from a bootable USB stick I have created, but I recently bought a new machine with a Z170N-GAMING 5 motherboard, so I needed to reinstall the operating system. ...
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Is it possible to copy files with grub2 scripting?

I am trying to work out a few details for a dual boot, public use (i.e. public library context) that runs Windows 7 and Linux. I am using Windows 7 and Linux Mint. Windows 7 runs on a VHD file (...
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Windows 10 flashing screen after login

I copied the Windows 10 partition and then in the original used the command "bcdboot e:\windows" to add the second Windows 10 OS. It shows up fine and it even boots, but after I log in I get a black ...
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How to permanently switch to text mode interface in fedora 23

I want to permanently switch from GUI interface to text mode interface in fedora. I tried to edit the /etc/inittab file to switch the runtime level. But that file was no longer used. Then I tried to ...
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Boot process involving 2 physical disks

Based on my understanding, MBR partitioning scheme allows 4 primary partitions for each PHYSICAL MBR disk, and only one of those 4 partitions can be set active at any time. Now if I have 2 physical ...
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“Windows Startup Settings” missing from Windows 10 Repair media

I recently created a Windows 10 image using the Media Creation Tool. I intended to use it for getting into safe mode in another computer, but the "Windows Startup Settings" option is missing from the ...
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How to boot my PC to Windows 10 after installing Ubuntu to an External HD?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 to an external Hard Drive, planning on having Dual Boot on my laptop - which runs Windows 10. I have successfully configured the Dual Boot to have Windows as default, ran ...
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Booting to a black screen without cursor in Windows 10

Background: Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 half a year ago, my computer has sometimes not been able to wake up from sleep. It was infrequent enough that I ignored it (that said, it happened ...
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Windows Boot Manager works very slow

I want to reboot from Windows 10 into Linux from USB. I am doing it by restart with pressed shift key. But it is very slow. After press restart and shift together I wait more than 1 minute on black ...