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

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What “.sys” SCSI driver VirtualBox uses ? (Error “Stop 0x0000007B”)

I'm trying to make my Windows 7 boot-to-VHD's vhd to boot in VirtualBox. I've suceeded many times through enabling drivers on boot by modifying the registry inside this folder: ...
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Disable Windows access to UEFI NVRAM

I have written bash script which adds Grub Entry to UEFI NVRAM. Scripts is invoked by bootable USB linux. This command adds entry: efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sda -p 2 -L "Grub2" -l "\EFI\Boot\shimx64.efi" ...
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How to setup grub fallback functionality for Centos-7

I have multi-boot environment Centos-7.1(Kernel-4.2.6 on /dev/sda3) Centos-7.1(kernel-3.10 on /dev/sda2). I want to boot through Centos-7.1(kernel-3.10 /dev/sda2) on failure of Newly installed ...
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How to fix a ruined recovery mode of an Android device? [migrated]

It seems like I ruined the recovery mode of my Android tablet. It's a HP Pro Slate 12 tablet with Android 5.1.1 on it. It's rooted. I wanted to install CWM Recovery to backup everything, but my device ...
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Computer starts smoking when plugged into power

I was trying to power on a Dell Dimension 8200 . I plugged it in to an outlet and pressed the power(outlet , that is) . Immediately there was a large BANG! and the computer started smoking . What ...
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Windows 10 not starting - black screen and letter 'Y'

I have upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 without problems. Windows 10 has worked correctly until today. Now my pc (Acer 5745G) don't boot: when I press the power button, after showing ...
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“No boot device available” W10, Dell Inspiron

I have a brand new (!) Windows 10 machine and it was fine until I tried to install Ubuntu 14 alongside W10 ... I created a 455Gb partition in the free space (only 1 HDD), created Root, Swap and Home ...
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How to restore windows 10 boot after Microsoft folder has been deleted from the EFI partition?

I had to resize my EFI partition and formated it, it deleted the Microsoft folder in it and I am no longer able to boot on windows 10. I'd like to restore the boot ability on windows 10. I went into ...
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Acer ES1-512-C5YW not booting Windows in legacy mode

I am trying to get a bootable usb (Remix OS) to work on my Acer Aspire ES1-512-C5YW but I am encountering a few problems with the BIOS. Windows boots fine in UEFI mode but when I change it to Legacy ...
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Linux Mint not recognizing Windows 10 for dual-boot installtion

I was trying to install Linux Mint on a friend's Dell Windows 10 machine: He wants to have a dual-boot (both Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3). I created a bootable usb drive, disabled secure boot on ...
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Persistent Intel boot agent

So I have just installed Win10 and have been messing with it. I messed with it enough to screw it up, so I tried to repair it using Win10 USB installation. It didn't work. So I just said f**k it, and ...
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Secondary HDD doesn't show up but reappears out of nowhere (windows 10)

So I built a new PC a few months ago and I've been having problems with my secondary hard drive since. At first the harddrive would show up but wasn't allocated. Allocating it worked for a while but ...
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window startup can't access boot files like winload.exe

I am having a single 450GB drive on my laptop PC. I tried to shrink it using third party app "Minitool partition wizard" as the default disk management tool was saying "Not enough space available to ...
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Boot order not saved lenovo u410

So I am trying to boot a bootable flash drive with windows 10 on it on lenovo U410.I entered the BIOS and changed to legacy with legacy priority but when changed the values of the boot order they just ...
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Unable to start Windows without several reboots after installing (and than uninstalling) Ubuntu as a secondary OS

When I start the PC, screen displays the Asus (motherboard) logo, then the screen goes black and becomes inactive. If I restart the PC couple of times, it will finally load Windows. It began when I ...
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Windows boot.ini offer boot from CD or other external drive?

I have a Windows setup where boot.ini is configured such that it offers dual-boot for different operating systems at boot time. Is there any syntax for boot.ini that will make it also offer to boot ...
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How can I boot from a Windows 10 USB stick on a Medion Akoya?

I put a Windows 10 de_windows_10_education_version_1511_x86_dvd_7223961.iso file on a USB stick, using the Rufus tool, in order to repair a failed Windows 10 upgrade. Subsequently, I inserted this ...
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Backup and Restore rescue Disk

I am having couple of quick question regarding Backup and Restore feature with my recently purchase Dell Inspiron 15 5547 laptop. If anybody could give some inputs/lights on this that would be great ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Won't boot after OS X 10.11.4 Update

This computer is a Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina: 256GB SSD (not hdd, important). This computer is treated with insanely good care, and is not damaged physically whatsoever. So yesterday night, I ...
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Why fake cd-roms are still being used for OS installations

I am just wondering, most people are probably not using CD's for anything these days. I myself don't even own a cd drive for few years and I am probably not the only one. Yet cd-rom iso installers ...
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Puppy Linux Live CD

Sorry, if not quite correctly formulate the question. I want to make Puppy Linux LiveCD and boot from it. I downloaded Image Puppy Linux racy-5.5.iso, burned it to CD, put priority in BIOS to boot ...
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Non-System disk or disk error hp proliant ml350 g4

I have an hp proliant ml350 g4 (from 2004 i think) and when i start it up it gives me this error: " Attempting boot from CD-ROM Attempting boot from hard drive (c:) Non-System disk or disk error. ...
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How to *actually* make a multi USB bootable disk in a reliable way. Without ruining its USB mass storage capability [duplicate]

I have tried countless bootable USB makers. When they work, they work pretty well. Here's a list of tools I've tried. YUMI Unetbootin Rufus The problem is that they don't always work. The mode ...
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BIOS - Change order of hard disk device to boot

I did an installtion of a Linux distro onto a USB and it all went fine. I've been using the BIOS settings to choose whether I want to boot the hard disk (with just Windows) and the USB. All seems to ...
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Laptop froze, turned it off, now boots extremely slow

My laptop froze while browsing the web, I couldn't open anything not even taskmanager. I turned it off by holding the power button. Ever since then, it's booting extremely slow (5-8 min or so). ...
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restart looping - turn-on & turn-off every seconds

For 4 days my computer worked fine. Yesterday morning I've launched my pc. Everything was fine for one hour, I even didn't touch the computer, I was near by, looking video on my laptop PC. Then ...
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Linux Mint boots to a black screen

I have installed Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop using a USB drive. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link, but it is not working for me. I am ...
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Can't boot my VirtualBox VDI — messed up storage setting

I messed some storage setting up in the VirtualBox GUI, and now I can't boot my VDI. I tried just creating a new VM and using the existing drive. That didn't work either. I get: This is what my ...
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Windows can't boot after Samsung Recovery Solution 5 restored it

This is the story: I have (or should I say had?) windows 7 "home basic" edition, service pack 1 installed (preinstalled from factory). One day I installed two Linux OS: First Debian 8.3 Jessie and ...
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Stuck at “Loading operating system…”

Today I got out an old PC from about 2011, running a Sandy Bridge i3. It had no ram or HDD in it, so I threw 4GB and a HDD in and attempted to install Ubuntu. After making sure the BIOS settings were ...
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No Windows 7 repair option after system upgrade

I upgraded my motherboard, CPU and RAM yesterday but my system won't boot anymore. I've got Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I expected to run into some sort of boot problems and created a bootable ...
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Windows Won't Start - Help Analyzing CBS.log please

Good day, Helping a friend with Windows load issue where I'm receiving STOP: c000021a error blue screen of death while Windows is loading. Following online instructions, I've run sfc /scannow ...
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Diagnosing Dead MoBo/Other PC Component

basically I have this HP G60-445DX Notebook that is showing some odd signs. These signs are atypical to what I've normally seen in fried mobos. In short, no graphics, no POST beeps, HDD light ...
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Computer turns on in repair shop but won't turn on at home

When I take it to a shop they are able to test it on the bench and even turned it on using my power cord and monitor. But when I take it home, the light and fan come on for a few seconds before ...
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PC Doesnt boot past the screen with the flikkering underscore

First of all, i've been searching to find possible solutions on the internet, i tried quite a bunch of them nothing really worked. So where did the problem start? A few days ago i found out my RAM ...
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HP Server not booting - “PXE-E53: No boot filename received”?

We have an issue with our HP DL360 G5 server not booting. It starts up, but gets stuck at a "PXE-E53: No boot filename received" error. Can you shed some light on how to resolve this issue?
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Intel NUC black screen when booting

I have an Intel NUC 5i3RYB Intel Core i3 5010U @ 2.1 GHz 16 GB RAM (8 GB Crucial + 8 GB Kingston) When booted, the following things happen: POWER LED becomes blue HDD LED is blinking for a ...
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Which is faster and why on first boot right after installation Win10 or Ubuntu 15.10?

I'd like to know because I have had ubuntu take longer to boot than a windows machine even on a SSD. And I was curious about the fresh install verses normal day to day boot.
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CPU Over voltage error after updating BIOS

I have a problem with my motherboard. I updated the BIOS on my Asus P8P67-M to the latest version(3703) after this when rebooting my computer I was shown a message telling me that there is a CPU Over ...
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Boot manager in laptop does not recognise bootable pendrive

Symptoms I have created a Debian live system on USB stick. The content is a hybrid ISO image (type iso9660). This operation has been successful since the pen-drive does its job in the same desktop ...
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Graphics card or mainboard defect?

My PC has the following specs: eVGA Z68 FTW Mainboard AMD Radeon HD 7970 Graphics Card I am having the following problem: My PC had a White Screen yesterday (the whole Screen turned White while ...
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Restore damage HDD with “live CD” Photorec

I have dropped my laptop accidentally. Its OS is Windows. So I try to learn how to restore the data. I took its damaged hdd(1), and connect it to my computer which has a normal hdd(2) with Win7, and ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Windows machine while still maintaining seamless boot to Windows? [duplicate]

I am currently running Windows 7 as the only OS and I am wondering if it is possible to install Ubuntu as secondary OS, which would only be accessible via some explicitly called boot menu - by that I ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 & 8.1 licensing issue

I am considering "upgrading" to Windows 10, but I want to keep my Win 8.1 installation just in case I decide that I don't want Win 10 after all. I thought the easy solution would be to dual-boot them, ...
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How can i change RAM's frequency on DH55PJ

Im having problems with newly installed ram because of varying frequency i want to reduce frequency from 1600 to 1300. I cant find any option in my BIOS SYSTEM SPEC intel core i3 540 3.07 GHz intel ...
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Can't boot 64 bit with newly installed ram

I was using win-7 64 bit with 2GB ram. Then i added one 4GB along with it. Both ram are of same brand. The system is not booting after the installation. Its working fine when i reinstalled with 32-bit ...
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Disable Office 365 on Windows boot

I disabled the booting Office 365 when Windows boots using AVG PC Tuneup. I find it unnessecary to have an Office service running all the time when I barely use office. But when I disable this, I ...
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Install Linux in file

I wondering if is possible to do at all. I have Ubuntu on my computer and I want to test other distribution on my hardware. What I want to do is: Create 10GB image file. Mount it as loop file. ...
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Full Disk LUKS in Debian, Unable to boot after rename partition name in crypttab

Here is the lsblk info: sdf1 vfat efi sdf2 ext2 boot sdf3 crypto_LU --- sdf3_crypto LVM2 --- name--vg--root EXT4 / --- name--vg--swap swap ...
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Kali Linux Live USB Undetected

I own a HP Pavillion G Series, I have created my live USB Using Universal USB Installer. When i enter the boot menu the USB Drive is not an option? When I change the boot order in the BIOS it just ...