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

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Remove bootmgr from second disk

I recently reinstalled windows 7 on ssd, but the installer put the boot files on hdd. Managed to fix this, with bcdedit and copy boot files to ssd. But now I have extra 'boot' folder and 'bootmgr' on ...
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How to restore the Windows MBR

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu dual-boot, and I can't restore the Windows 8.1 bootloader with EasyBCD. When I use EasyBCD it always says "Missing Operating ...
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Booting to USB drive loads my “broken” Windows 7?

Today my Win7 computer stopped booting. Yesterday it was fine. I determined that the master boot record was corrupt so I created a Win7 bootable USB drive and ran the startup repair utility and ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro Can't Boot

I have had Windows 8.1 for a while and all of a sudden I tried to boot my laptop and it had this screen: What can I do to fix this? I have tried to run both 64 bit and 32 bit installation discs of ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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No boot menu displayed when booting Windows XP [duplicate]

I have just installed Windows XP alongside Windows 7. Now I can't boot Windows 7 because it automatically boots Windows XP without displaying a boot menu. How do I fix this?
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Disable MacBook Pro from booting into OS X Installer

I've had problems with MacBook Pro some time ago - screen went black screen (probably GPU problems as there are lots of complains on the internet fitting my problem) and after that I couldn't boot ...
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Hard drive partitioning failed. Now motherboard doesn't post with it

So I have a hard drive with 3 primary partitions. I had Debian installed on my first primary partition (system), second one was extended, and I created third one for windows. So I went on installing ...
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No boot menu for Windows XP or Windows 7

I have just installed Windows XP alongside Windows 7. Now I can't boot Windows 7 because it automatically boots Windows XP without displaying a boot menu. How do I fix this?
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Is it possible to change the logo/image on boot up? If so how?

For Example: ; Or is this simply ingrained in the system?
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Execute Virtual Box Shared Folder Mount on Startup on Cent OS 7

I try to execute a mount command on startup in Cent OS 7. With FSTabs it did not work, so I tried the following: Creating the folder vbox-shared-folder-mount.service with the following content: ...
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How do I change the user Windows 8 automatically logs in with?

After doing a Windows Update, my computer is booting to the "hidden administrator" account which I had activated to take care of an issue. I prefer to boot into the standard administrator account, ...
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how to system restore windows 7 with clean boot

I want to restore a computer running windows 7. My goal swipe it clean and then re-install windows 7 with the same product key. To do I understand that I need to create a recovery drive (on USB ...
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Let me enter my password as soon as possible

My computer, a pretty powerful MSI laptop running Windows 7, takes some time to boot. And I'be okay with that, if I could go away and make some coffee or something else while it's booting, but the ...
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Aspire 5820T POST error

I have a laptop here, Aspire 5820T (SNID:02104847625) and I have the following problem. When I try to power it on, at first it does nothing. The power light stays on, but the fan is not working and ...
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Live System Repair is not supported in my Mac Primary disk

My Mac system is stuck with the booting process and it automatically shutdown. While I tried to repair my Hard disk it shows Error:Live file system repair is not supported.
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EasyBCD won't boot Debian after upgrade

I have a desktop that dual-boots Debian and Windows 7. When I turn it on, it uses the Windows bootloader, as configured by EasyBCD. If I select Debian, it then chainloads(?) GRUB, which lets me ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from one hard disk with another hard disk connected containing another windows 7 installation

I tried to shrink a partition(not C: drive) from ubuntu using gparted so that I can allocate more space to C:. After the shrinking, Windows 7 won't boot. The grub screen shows up(dual boot win7 and ...
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Is it possible to enable WiFi or Bluetooth before user logs into Linux?

Does anyone in the community know of a way to enable either Wifi or Bluetooth in Linux—or both; why not?—before a user logs in? I am trying to implement a mechanism that uses a second device to send ...
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Recovering RAM data from a frozen PC using a ColdBoot attack

Initial Question: How to extract computer memory data when computers are frozen. I removed my question from that topic to post here per request. This article is a how-to tutorial on using a ...
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Windows, troubleshoot error log in VHD without safe mode?

The short question: Why would using Windows Installer service or running in Virtual PC cause a bootable Windows 7 VHD to give a black screen error? Long question: Here's the problem: I cloning my W7 ...
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Can I repair EFI partition (Windows 8.1) from another Windows 8.1 Internal Hard or Ubuntu (Triple-Boot)?

I have a home-made Desktop PC with 2 Windows 8.1 (1 for Gaming, 1 for Regular work) and 1 Ubuntu. So last time I renamed my Gaming Windows from "Windows Boot Manager" to "Windows 8.1 Gaming" with ...
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Black screen and loud fans on boot

Greeting fellow netizens! I cannot boot my laptop, and I've tried everything I can think of, and I'm hoping someone here can help! The system: Samsung Series 7 Chronos np700z5c-s01ub The ...
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How to create factory recovery hd on Asus laptop

I've purchased an Asus K550CC (i5), and it came with windows 8 pre-instaled During a few months i tried to get along with win 8, upgraded to 8.1, less pain.. but.. Gave up metro and reinstaled Win7.. ...
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“Operating System Not Found”

I did a bad format of my pc, I think I erased the mbr too. Everytime I turn on pc it shows me the message "No Operative System Found" . I accessed to BIOS and changed booting option to read CD : If ...
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How to TRY automounting an external drive in Arch

So I'm trying to setup my own NAS using a Model B Raspberry PI running archlinuxarm and a 500GB external hardrive. In the past I used fstab to automount the drive on boot but I found out that when the ...
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Trouble installing a new Hard Drive

I'm having trouble replacing my hard drive System Info: Sony VAIO VPCF115fm i7 Q720 Quad Core CPU (1.6 GHz) Turbo boost up to 2.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU with 1 GB VRAM 500 GB spinning media ...
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Startup Program Confusion

I just noticed that in my startup programs I have Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Manager (15) listed. Dropping it down reveals a bunch of programs, many of which are already listed as an enabled startup ...
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Can't access boot settings if USB is plugged in

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a blank HDD that I put into my laptop. The HDD is functional, as I can access the bios settings (albeit only if my USB isn't plugged in) and it registers the HD in the ...
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CMOS settings failure on every power on

I'm getting "corrupt CMOS settings" message on every power on. Tried to replace the CMOS battery with new one, it didn't help. Ideas?
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Unable to boot Arch Linux with GRUB

I could not understand why I cannot get GRUB to boot Arch Linux. I've installed using Evo-Loution (in an effort to simplify the process) but when I go to restart I get a PXE-E61: Media test ...
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Create a bootable USB installer from a external hard disk partition

I have a 1TB external disk. I want to have a usb installer for both windows and ubuntu. But I do not have any USB. So I partitioned the external drive with 8GB, 8GB and the rest for data. The 8GB ...
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Linux kernel does not boot when Intel integrated graphics is enabled

I have a Desktop PC with an Intel H87 chipset (Intel DH878RL board, in case that matters), a CPU with integrated graphics and a dedicated NVidia GeForce 560Ti. Both are connected to the same display, ...
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Reinstalling Android (Motorolla Droid Razr HD) [migrated]

I have a Droid Razr HD by Motorolla. Recently, my phone has been completely unable to boot, forcing me to fall back to my old dumb phone so I can contunue to communicate with others. The problem was ...
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Blue screen after booting up PC

I have been getting a blue screen of dead on my win8.1 machine immediately after powering it up with error message WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR. and I am not sure what is causing it. After some googling ...
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dd copy iso 2 usb flash drive & add a writable partition

I made an install of Xubuntu inspired by : http://en.opensuse.org/Live_USB_stick#Using_commandline_tools Is it very good, you have an install bootable drive, like an optical drive. But bit 2 bit ...
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Computer turning on and off

When I press power button my computer turns on for 5 seconds, then off. If I try few times it eventually turns on. I have replaced RAM and graphics.
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Windows 7 OEM not installing

I was having issues installing Windows 7 64bit Home Premium OEM (see my other question). To make absolutely sure it didn't have anything to do with my CD/DVD drive, I made a bootable USB from my CD ...
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Windows 8/8.1 UEFI Secure Boot custom keys

Is there the ability to run the OS Windows 8/8.1 with custom keys? I created my certificate with "makekert" utility, then i use signtool to sign files "memtest.efi", "bootmgfw.efi", "bootmg.efi", ...
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Nvidia graphic card gets suspended on cold boot

Well I have a Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS graphic card that has developed problems during the recent times. When I first power up my machine the graphic card wont sent DVI signals to the LCD screen. It ...
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How can I install Windows 7 to a HDD in a caddy from within Windows 7?

Is it possible to connect an internal drive (e.g. SATA 2.5") to a USB caddy and install Windows 7 to that drive (from within Windows 7) such that it can be removed from the caddy, connected via SATA ...
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How to prevent users from booting at safe mode

I need to prevent users from booting at safe mode because they are using it to cheat on Kaspersky endpoint security.
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Linux Mint: Set eth0 to static IP now linux won't boot

I set my desktop running Linux Mint 16 to a static ip. The idea being I could connect to the desktop as a server. This way I could access my bitnami lamp stack from my laptop if I wanted to program in ...
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Dell Laptop Black screen issue

I had a problem with my laptop start up it was showing me black screen i.e. no signal on the system. I found a question related to similar problem with lenovo thinkpad and I followed those steps - ...
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Long beep after formatting an Acer X1430 desktop

I booted up this machine using a Fedora Live USB stick, did a backup and proceeded to format the hard drive using GParted. Opened the disk tray and inserted my Windows 7 installation disk. Everything ...
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Fixing a broken UEFI boot loader?

So recently I got a new SSD, and was moving my Linux boot partition to the new disk. All went well, there wasn't any problems and the OS booted successfully. My problem is that I then went to cleanup ...
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Laptop won't boot to either the CD/DVD or to a USB Flash Drive

Update: Apparently Diskpart should display unused usb ports as well as the DVD/CD player. Mine doesn't. All I can see here is the laptop hard drive. I'm suspecting this is a more serious issue ...
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Install windows on a second partition without creating an entry in the boot menu

I have a PC and want to install windows on a second partition. However, when the machine boots I do not want to modify the boot menu to show two operating systems. Instead I would like to access the ...
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Kali Linux Live USB: Flashing _ on boot-up

I have installed Kali Linux onto a Live USB using dd if=kali.iso of=/dev/sdb1 However, upon boot it just has a flashing _ in the top left corner...
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Intel i5-4670k based system rebooting constantly

TL;DR: My PC is stuck in an endless boot cycle, but on (long?) cold boots it will boot normally for ~20 minutes. Never had any major issues with this build in the past 6 months of owning it (besides ...