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

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Laptop only boots from USB

I'm using a samsung 9 series laptop with windows 8.1 and was trying to run the Gparted ISO from USB on it. In order to change the boot settings I was trying to get into the BIOS, but for some reason ...
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SSD not detected in Windows and BIOS

I have an Intel 530 ssd on my Asus Q550LF, and one more HDD, the one that came with laptop. SSD is connected instead optical drive. When I try to install windows on SSD partition, there is none! ...
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Error 0xc0000225 on laptop with windows 8.1, how to repair without a recovery disk?

When I start my laptop I have a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000225 with the message : A required device isn't working or can't be accessed. Then if I press F8 to get to Startup Settings the ...
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Remove Linux and GRUB while keeping Windows 7

My situation: I had a Windows 7 laptop, then installed Astra Linux on a new 10-GB partition. If I try to boot Windows, it asks for a name and password, but I'm not sure what name it expects me to ...
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Automatic VPN connection if a trusted network isn't found? [migrated]

I'm trying to figure out if this is even possible. I want my laptops to automatically connect to a trusted network if they're in range (Ie my wireless or hardwired). If they're not in range I want the ...
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Unity3D application won't start properly via Task Scheduler or Services

I've been trying to get an application made with the Unity3D game engine to start on Windows boot. Currently, I've put a shortcut in the Startup folder but this requires a user to log on to the ...
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Can't disable autostart via the windows 8 taskmanager

I have the following problem: I have a user with is not a administrator and see the following: then I start the taskmanager as a administrator via the command line and see the following: What I ...
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Alienware M17X switched to discrete only, now only get a black screen after windows logo

There's a button on this laptop which switches to discrete graphics only (labelled I/D GFX) and it asks to reboot the machine to take effect. After the windows boot logo, the screen goes black and ...
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Lenovo g565 not booting with ssd

I got a lenovo g565 and I bougt a intenso 120gb SSD. I installed Windows 7 which didnt make any problems what so ever. But as soon as I try to boot there was only a underslash blinking. I tried to ...
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How can I boot Windows from external hard drive using GRUB?

I have installed Windows 7 in my internal hard drive, and used a external hard drive box which turns the internal hard drive into a external hard drive. I installed both Ubuntu and Windows 7 in my ...
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Seemingly random reboot during OS installation

I've recently changed my mobo and as usually in this case my OS wouldn't boot properly(I got past login, then, after few seconds, reboot). I proceeded to fail-safe mode, backed up my data and begun ...
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GRUB Rescue During Windows 8.1 Clean Install

I was trying to install windows 8.1 (upgrading from windows 7) on my laptop, and in the process remove my Ubuntu partition. During the setup I deleted all existing partitions (windows and ubuntu) and ...
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USB device prevents system POST

I've experienced this with multiple machines and multiple pieces of hardware. The system never beeps, there's no screen display from the POST. Sometimes removing the offending device lets the system ...
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VM crashing on installation in VirtualBox

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 server amd64 on VirtualBox 4.3.26 on OSX 10.10 I select the language then select the default install option, and, after a split second of text scrolling by, the whole VM ...
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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 (x86 and amd64, both fail) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC calibration failed.] Strangely, I was ...
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Which partition contains my C drive? [closed]

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my laptop (currently running Windows 7). I am presented with a dialog where two drives are shown, along with their sizes. I don't know which of the partitions ...
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How to create a bootable media from an .swm ASUS image file (set)?

After overwriting the EFI setup of a Windows 7 64-bit with a change of partition table (from msdos to gpt including copying partitions with dd from backup image) and installation of grub2 in a ...
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Triple boot windows 8.1, win 7 and ubuntu (or other distro)

I'm trying to install ubuntu, my laptop HDD configuration as follow: Reserved drive (350MB) to boot Win 8.1 Win 8.1 Win 7 Unallocated space (i deleted a drive to have a space for ubuntu) My main ...
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Windows 8.1 Won't Boot, Swapped Drive Letters on Disks

I bought a Dell XPS 8700 which came with a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive. I bought a Samsung SSD 850 Pro (128 GB) and added it to the config as the primary drive. Everything was working good, but I had ...
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How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)?

I would like to run this command in boot time: /usr/games/lolcat /home/decker/file-with-text-content This command prints "colored" content of /home/decker/test text file.So it would be something ...
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eeePC 900 Windows — Bios boot order locked

I'm trying to repurpose a Windows XP eeePC 900 for Qimo linux. I can't get the computer to boot anything but the hard drive. When I go into the BIOS to try and change the boot order, I get the message ...
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Broken boot-splash arch linux

Does anyone know why systems sometimes make broken images on boot? I had same problem when I've upgraded my kernel on Ubuntu. Now this problem appears on my Arch laptop as well (fresh install and ...
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Windows boot directly from Debian (from running system, warm boot)

How can I boot Windows from Debian without actually rebooting? I mean I want just go directly to the booting process from an already loaded linux from the ring 0 code, when linux core suppose to ...
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UEFI not recognizing USB 3.0 drive

I would like to run Windows To Go on an external USB 3.0 drive and whenever it is plugged into my laptop, Windows should run instead of Ubuntu 14.04. I successfully installed and configured Windows ...
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windows 7 creating extended logical partition in disk manager causes computer not to boot (black screen)

I searched around and could not find a post or solution for the same situation I am having, so I am going to describe what happened/happens below: I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed on my Medion ...
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Trying to Fix MBR

I first decided that I wouldn't need Windows anymore, so I deleted it when I installed Ubuntu (I realized how wrong I was: no visual studio nor texnic center). Now I tried getting Windows back, so I ...
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Easiest way to dual boot from 2 HDD?

I want to dual boot using my two hard drives. I have Windows 7 on one of them already, and I want to put SteamOS on the other. I think all I have to do is create a SteamOS disk, remove the Windows ...
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stuck at grub, dual boot windows 8 and Elementary OS Luna

I have spent past few days trying to boot into my machine. I have Asus 32VD Ultrabook. I have Windows 8 Preinstalled and then I installed Elementary OS Luna. I have used this for past one year without ...
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Windows XP “Setup is being restarted” loop

Last night I shut my computer down normally. Today, every time I try to boot it up it displays a blue screen with the Windows XP logo on it saying: Setup is being restarted........... I have ...
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Computer won't start/react while new gpu is plugged in

I just upgraded my computer and changed almost everything except for the case and psu (650W). My parts: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO Intel Core i7-4790K Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB 2.5" OEM Corsair ...
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WinLogon.exe process not starting LogonUI.exe in Windows 7

I'm trying to debug a Windows 7 machine which is not starting Windows. The Windows loading animation plays, the screen goes black, and the cursor appears in the center. I can move the cursor around, ...
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How to get the entire log of a virtual machine where i am booting unix

To be very clear i want to read the console of a oracle virtual machine where unix environment is booting up. I have an *.ova file. I have imported it through VM . then after doing some settings i ...
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Energy saving mode on startup in Windows 8.1

Everytime I start my Windows 8.1 system, the energy scheme is energysaving. Regardless of what I define as default, what was the last mode or whether a cable is plugged in or not. What can this be ...
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Is it possible to change the windows logo on win8 boot? [duplicate]

I would like to ask if it is possible to change the windows logo on the windows 8 boot screen? I have seen youtube videos of different logos (Im not talking about the OEM preinstalled win8 pcs, I ...
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Acer Travelmate does not boot (not even from CD)

I've got an old Acer Travelmate 7740ZG. Recently it broke somehow and now it refuses to boot. I know tons of users ask about booting problems again and again but there's something that seems really ...
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Asus X5DIJ no longer booting with RAM Upgrade

I have the aforementiones Laptop with a 2GB Ram upgrade running Linux Mint 17,1. It has been running since the RAM upgrade without any issues for about a year, then a couple of weeks ago it would not ...
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Slow boot after new windows 10 installation

I installed new windows 10 on my new Samsung 850 EVO SSD and the installation was pretty quick, the windows itself is running perfectly fine but the boot of Windows takes too long, 1 minute or ...
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What is causing constant restart, but stops after removing graphics card?

This is has been a recurring problem, a few times in the last six months. Windows 8.1 custom gaming PC. The computer will power on for ten seconds, shut down, then auto restart. The problem ...
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Computer does not boot, even POST does not execute

I had some problems with booting windows for last weeks. I needed to select boot device every time to boot Windows. Resetting several times to default values didn't helped so as reinstalling different ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 from my computer, Windows 8.1 bootloader is all messed up

I'm coming here for help because I've tried almost every different solution I could find on the internet for any problem that seemed remotely similar. To give backstory, I have an SSD and a HDD. ...
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How do I change which monitor my computer uses at boot?

I have two monitors connected to my PC: One computer monitor via DisplayPort and a TV via HDMI. The TV isn't in the same room as my PC, so it's pretty tough to select which operative system to launch ...
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Almost succeeding Moving Windows 7 to an SSD from Hard Disk without reinstalling

I am trying to do so and I am almost able to do so. This is how I did it Install windows on the ssd. Then, if I reboot, the SSD suddenly becomes drive C Run command prompt from windows ...
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Blinking white underscore while booting

Recently I have reformatted my Corsair Neutron Series™ GTX 480GB SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD because it just stopped working; I tried to do it with the Corsair toolbox and it didn't work, I also tried with my ...
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Dual/Triple Booting without BootMGR/GRUB/others using PHYSICAL HDD's

For starters I have looked over EFI Boot: Two independently bootable physical hard drives? but TBH it's a little complicated for me, maybe just because I'm unfamiliar with the terminology. All I know ...
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dual boot win 8.1 32bit and 64bit. bootloader issue

I installed windows 8.1 x86 on pre installed win 8.1 x64 PC. the new 32 bit OS installed on a different HDD. After i installed it booted to 32 bit os without showing me the OS list(bootLoader). when i ...
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booting Fedora from USB taking forever

I am trying to install Fedora 21 workstation from a .iso usb drive and it is taking forever. It allows me to select the live workstation, and then the white diagonal fill line goes up until it is ...
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Windows constant freezes, hard restart required [duplicate]

I'm new around this site so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong if so, I'm sorry~ I don't know if you need my specs for this problem, but I'll leave them to you anyways: -Processor: Intel(R) ...
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Bios doesn't see MBR Hard Disk

I was trying to install steamos as a dual boot but it used to fail because it didn't see windows' free spaces. Someone said convert HDD from GPT to MBR. I did it with gdisk and now my Windows doesn't ...
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Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

I've gone through a few questions with the similar issue, but found none with a working solution. Got a Toshiba laptop for "repair", model "PORTEGE R830-1FT", and I was asked to install Windows on it ...
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Teamviewer 10 service hung on starting, slows down startup

Suddenly my PC started taking a long time to boot. I have windows 8.1 on an SSD so it's usually pretty fast, like 20 or 30s from pressing the button to desktop, most of it is the motherboard stuff. ...