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 7 stuck on starting windows, hard drive error, trying to boot safe mode

Machine getting stuck on booting windows 7. i narrowed down to one of my hard drives, removing that hard drive allows windows to boot fine. However, i cant boot into repair or safe mode if i attach ...
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Scanner comes alive making sound when booting Ubuntu 14.10

When booting my machine and entering Ubuntu 14.10, my all-in-one Epson WorkForce WF-7525 network printer & scanner comes alive. The Epson is connected via WiFi to the same network as this machine. ...
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asus n series ultrabook has many loading circles on startup

When I turn on my laptop the computer has the asus screen and there is usually only one loading circle. now when I turned it on I see multiple jittery circles going in a line from left to right undr ...
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I installed Truecrypt 7.1 on Windows 8.1, all went well until I reboooted

I installed Truecrypt 7.1 on Windows 8.1, all went well until I reboooted. Now I have a black screen and one line of text saying: No bootable device ---Please restart system. I am at a loss. I ...
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Migrating existing Debinan installation to LVM on LUKS with encrypted /boot

I have a VirtualBox with Debian Jessie. After some point I decided to create new virtual drive, encrypt it with LUKS, and copy old system to it without reinstalling. I've used several guides (1,2,3,4) ...
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copied boot partition to ssd and windows fails to boot

I just got an ssd, my main drive has 2 partitions. The second one stores some large installed apps, but nothing should be used for bootup that I know of(there maybe a few things, not sure, but ...
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Windows 7 won't boot and beeps on POST

I have a problem with my machine running Windows 7. The machine fails to boot but upon each failure, the behavior is erratic. Sometimes when I turn on the machine, nothing is shown on the monitor. At ...
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Laptop occasionally boots - bios issue?

I've got a 5 year old ASUS, Windows 7, 64 bit laptop. When I Press the power button, the buttons green light turns on. The display stays black, no display, not even a flicker. The fan does not turn ...
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How to install and use Windows 7 in a Kingston SSDNow V300

Few days ago I bought a Kingston SSDNow V300 240 GB SSD, and replaced my "old" notebook (ASUS S46C) hybrid disk (750 GB HD + 24 GB SSD). So, on Windows 7 installation I got 2 disks, first one (disk ...
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Why does this strange symbol appear on each line in my Linux boot log?

[154G Each line of my boot.log file in Ubuntu has an escape symbol that is two zeros on a top row and 1b on a bottom row surrounded by a one line frame, then the text 154G then the expected [ ok ] ...
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Ubuntu install hangs after creating partitions

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for quite some time now with no success. I was trying for a while with an older version, but now I'm trying with 14.04. I've tried to boot from a CD, but that ...
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Ways to start a program at windows startup?

I had an updater program that started itself on logon but was not able to find it anywhere. After some time I found a hidden task in the task scheduler and managed to turn it off. That made me wonder, ...
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Pc Does Not Boot Up After Adding Brand New DDR2 1 GB RAM

I have Lenovo ThinkCentre ThinkCentre M57e Type 9439 desktop.I Bought New DDR2 1GB RAM to extend my system memory but whenever i plug my new Simmtronics DDR2 RAM in slot My pc stop showing no screen ...
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Can't Boot to Windows 8 before or after factory reset

I have a Toshiba S55 laptop, running Windows 8.1(It came preloaded with windows 8). A few days ago when I switched it on, it hung up and as I was in a hurry, I forced closed it down. Since then ...
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Unable to switch from UEFI to Legacy mode or disable secure boot

Disregard - Problem Solved I'll leave this up in case it's relevant to anyone else, but I found the very simple thing I'd overlooked in my case. After disabling secure boot (or changing to legacy, ...
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How do I troubleshoot a slow-boot

I'm trying to find anyway to troubleshoot or analyze the slow-booting problem on my (Dell 15r 5537) Windows 8.1 Laptop, is there's any user-friendly software to do this? Things I've already tried to ...
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Debian: You need to load the kernel first

Recently I upgraded my Debian box to version 7.7. After reboot the following error occurs: Loading Linux 3.2.0-4-amd646 ... error: cannot read the Linux header. Loading initial ramdisk ... error: you ...
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Default Boot Device Missing or Failed

A few days ago I bought a used laptop Acer Aspire E1-572 with Windows 8.1, it is working fine but I don't like windows 8, and prefer Windows 7. I change BIOS settings from UEFI to Legacy, and ...
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How to only install Windows' Bootloader on a partition?

My plan is to do a Native Boot -which is more a powerful version of Boot to VHD- setup, but without having an extracted bootloader from the "guest". This is because I don't want to depend on an UUID ...
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External monitors not displaying during startup

I have a new Dell Laptop and when I put it into a docking station, and boot it up, there is no display on my 2 external monitors. I have to open the laptop to see the logon screen and enter my ...
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ASUS x551ma wont boot from DVD-ROM, when chosen in BIOS

I have gone through stages of ensuring that FAST START option in WIN-8 was disbled, to restarting and going into BIOS via F2, then choosing all fast boot options were disabled, then to BOOT ORDER. ...
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Removing a “package” via DISM in a Windows 8 from recovery options (cant boot after update)

today i insatlled about 700mb of updates for my Windows 8 x64 (had not updated it since Jan2014). after update, when it asked to restart, i restarted and then it never booted up again! just a blank ...
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Creating bootable CD/DVD :: need explanation about the boot information (*.bif) files

Trying to install the GPARTED tool as a bootable DVD with powerISO. The instruction points out that I should verify that the disk is bootable - it's not. I should add the boot information (*bif) ...
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Boot from USB not working - Acer Aspire E1-522

I've been trying to boot a Windows 7 (yup) USB in this laptop, but neither using UEFI nor Legacy boot would work. In UEFI, always boot the HD even if it's last in priority list. In Legacy boot, ...
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OS does not boot after cloning from HDD to SSD

After cloning some of my partitions to SSD (I only left the file partition not cloned yet) I can't boot from my new SSD. The screen is blank with the underscore blinking in the top left corner. The ...
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Tri boot Windows 7 XP and Ubuntu

I am currently dual booted with Windows 7 and XP on my laptop with Windows 7 being first then I used Easy Bcd to add a XP entry. I would now like to add ubuntu safely to my system. I got the latest ...
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How can I get a Dell XPS 8300 to boot from some medium?

I recently attempted to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Dell XPS 8300. Before the installer there was a blank partition, some windows7 partitions, and an ubuntu install. Issues occurred ...
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USB 3.0 linux live boot issues

I have a problem with booting any live linux distribution from USB flash drive 3.0 (Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16 GB). When I do the same with USB flash 2.0 (Philips) => create bootable usb (using ...
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Netbook doesn't boot after ram replacement

I have a Samsung NC110 (NP-NC110-A03UK) and have tried to upgrade the memory (4gb to 8gb). After inserting the new RAM, the screen remains black after pressing the 'on' button. The fan and CPU turn on ...
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Usb not reciving power when switching OS to win7

I have two OS installed on my computer, ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7. I change which OS to boot in the bios. If I lets say use Linux and then restart the computer and choose to boot windows the OS loads ...
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Grub2 error: out of disk. On fresh install

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo mini UI3520, HDD replaced with an SD card adapter. In the SD card adapter there is a fake oversize SD card from china, with a partition containing the working sectors only. The ...
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Samsung Recovery Solution 5 - Restore backup to blank hard disk

Has anyone had any success with restoring a Samsung (Win 7) that uses the Samsung Recovery Solution 5 onto a new (thus blank) hard disk? I've taken the complete backup through the POST F4 ...
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Restore/Edit BCD from a cloned partition

I used GParted to transfer my Windows 8.1 Installation from a 128GB SSD to a 256GB one. (From Ubuntu-Studio in a third HDD drive) Then while I had still two windows partitions I did login from each ...
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Windows 7 gets hung when it tries to load the file “classpnp.sys”

I installed a new SSD into my desktop, installed Windows 7 Pro on it, and applied all the available updates to it (restarting several times in the process). Now my computer takes forever to boot. It ...
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Transplant Windows 7 HDD between dell machines [duplicate]

I have a Dell Optiplex 380 machine and the motherboard's video chipset died and I needed the data on the HDD, and I would like to keep the Windows 7 installation intact. So I took another fully ...
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Temporary Profile Issue with Windows 7…Unable to use the typical ProfileList change to Fix it

First post here. I've had the common issue of logging into a temporary profile for quite a few days. It began when my computer had issues shutting down programs to shut down. I tried to repair it when ...
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OS fails to boot after installing discrete graphics card

I have a machine with an Intel H67 chipset and a single PCI-E x16 slot that works fine displaying from the onboard video card. I purchased an MSI N730K-1GD5LP/OC GeForce GT 730 video card to improve ...
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system halts when booting from USB drive with 64bit system

Hi I battle with the troubles lately. x58-ud5 rev1; i7-920, 12GB RAM; system start halts with error code 50h when bootable USB drive inserted with 64bit system Description: During upgrade from ...
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Errors on (X)Ubunut 14.04 startup boot

I recently changed my Dell Latitude E6440 Board. I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I get those errors at start up. Here are the errors from the dmesg. [ 2.812926] usb 2-1.8: device descriptor read/64, ...
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Deleting the dual partitioned Unbuntu

I have had Ubuntu and windows 7 dual partitioned for some time now but need the extra space on my computer. I have two questions: When I went into the run window and deleted the two partitions ...
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Dell Inspiron 660 won't boot from SD card

I've recently moved and being the smart guy I am, I left my USB drive back at my old house. I'm trying to use a friend's SD card to reinstall Ubuntu. I set it up exactly the same way as I would my ...
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UBUNTU- How to fix windows boot configuration data when using

recently i used gparted to resize my partitions for windows 8 and ubuntu. Ever since then I have not been able to get onto windows 8. When ever i try clicking on the windows boot option (say is it on ...
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Windows 7 64-bit 3.2GB out of 8GB are used only

I recently bought 8GB of ram (2x4GB). And since I installed I checked in the resource monitor and it says that only 3.2GB are usable while the rest is "hardware reserved". It should be clear that the ...
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How can I disable root access for the next hour? Kill distraction

there are a lot of programs around that enable to the disable the internet for one hour or to block facebook for a day. Many of the are browser plugins and as such very easy to circumvent if you have ...
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Computer Restart after Motherboard Splash Screen

I'm using Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot System, and in Windows 7, I switched my Computer to the Sleep Mode. How ever I forgot that I was in Sleep mode and Switched off the Power to the Computer. So ...
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Hiren's Boot CD, Windows 8, Cannot find partition by number

I am using Hiren's BootCD on my Windows 8 machine. When I get to the DOS step of "Please Select Partition By Number Or..." ... Select: [1] I cannot "Select 1". I try to just hit enter, pressing ...
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BIOS not detecting a fully functioning HDD that has worked in a different system

Hey guys I have a Samsung NS310 netbook and I seem to have the following problem that I cannot figure out.. maybe you will be able to help me :) So... My hard disk is not being recognized by the BIOS ...
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Computer Freezes After Cold Boot, Restart Fixes Issue

I have been having a weird issue that's been going on for the past few months. Every time I boot up my computer after it has been off for a few hours, it completely freezes (no mouse movement) within ...
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On the HP ProBook, booting from a Windows 8 install disk causes long beeps

I'm not sure what the issue is here, but every time I boot from the Windows 8 install disk, it'll load the Windows 8 logo, but then I'll just hear repatitive, long and loud beeps that sound like the ...
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I just destroyed the booting software?

Yesterday i decided to change my windows 8.1 for windows 7 for unexplainable reasons.. I just did it. So i ISOed an USB and bla bla till the point where you chose in what partition you install ...