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

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Boot using windows 8

My laptop is dell inspiron 15 running on windows 8, keeps displaying the blue screen and the auto repair is not functioning keeps on loading and then displays the blue screen again can anyone please ...
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Computer rapid beeps

My workstation (MSI Motherboard H67MA-E45 B3) has been stuck three separate times in the boot sequence, during which it makes constant rapid beeps. I have checked the RAM with memtest in the past ...
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How to run a Bash script when using a graphical desktop login

I am running the MATE desktop on Arch Linux, and I have a bash script that I run which: Configures MATE to work with multiple monitors Connects the PC to the internet Changes my mouse speed I have ...
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Stuck in safe mode and can't see msconfig to get out

I am using windows 10. For some reasons, I couldn't delete files on my desktop with error invalid MS-DOS, I decided to boot into safe mode using msconfig. I was able to get into safe mode and I can ...
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Booting Chromium OS from USB

Currently I have a laptop Asus Transformer T100HA with touchpad and I want to install/try Chromium OS from an USB. I have tried many guide tutorials but none of them explained about grub2 & ...
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grub2 failed to install into /target/

I am having MAJOR problems installing Linux on my computer. Windows 10 came pre-installed. I then installed Zorin OS 10 alongside Windows to create a dual-boot computer. Everything went according to ...
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How to clone USB stick so the second one is also bootable like the first one?

I have a bootable USB stick with Acronis True Image and i want to copy it to another USB because right now the situation is like this: 1st. 16GB USB stick = Acronis True Image 2nd. 2GB USB stick = ...
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Slow boot on Fedora 24

Last week, I installed Fedora 24. Previously, on the same computer, I was using Fedora 22 (Fedora 24 is a clean installation, not a package upgrade). What surprised me is that Fedora 24 is booting ...
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Windows 10 startup problems

I have some startup problems with my Windows 10. I use it via external HDD and USB connection. It regularly comes up with the error "unaccessible_boot_drive" if the connection gets interrupted. In ...
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Forcefully boot windows 7 in normal mode when set to safe mode in msconfig (but crashes)

I wanted to use safe mode to get some things done on my PC. It worked in normal mode just fine, but no matter what I ever did, I could never get the advanced boot menu. F8 doesn't work, at at best I ...
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How to command regedit to go to Google URL Via Chrome

I was having another problem, and tried a "solution" that not only didn't fix the problem - but created a new one. The original problem I solved (I can't remember what it was), and I can't remember ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 [closed]

I had Dual boot System with Ubuntu and Windows 7 ultimate .. Windows 7 Got corrupted so i had to reinstall windows 7 (Ultimate 32bit) .. When i had the dual boot when the windows wasn't corrupted it ...
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Bitlocker not asking for password?

I have a Windows 10 PC (upgraded from Win 8.1) with Bitlocker enabled. The PC has no TPM, so it asks for a long password at every boot. Since today, this doesn't work anymore. It boots into the ...
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Can't change the boot order on UEFI BIOS

I've searched for an answer already, but I may not be using the right terminology. Regardless, I wasn't able to find an answer. I bought a mini PC with an eMMC HD and I'm trying to overwrite the ...
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Modifying boot order through MBR?

So I'm trying to modify the boot order on my machine. It seems it could be done through modifying the MBR(I think, not sure), and I haven't been able to find any good resource on how to achieve this. ...
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My laptop doesn't boot when I add a new RAM

Here's the thing : I recently cleaned my laptop completely. And during my cleaning, I disassembled my CPU and then put it back (I wanted to see how it worked). Then I put everything back in (...
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Create bootable usb from recovery partition in linux

I want to create a bootable USB from the recovery partition of my Lenovo laptop from Linux. I can mount the ntfs recovery partition in linux and see that it contains the Windows Recovery Environment ...
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How to solve low disk space on /boot/ in CentOS 7

I am getting Low Disk Space on /boot/ in CentOS 7. I got this error since I recently did yum update. The df command shows 100% usage on boot folder. Following are the snapshots.
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My screen says UEFI but windows says “Legacy” for BIOS - Which am I using?

I have a computer that right now is only configured to use Windows 10. It was originally installed running 8.1 and then upgraded to 10. I am trying to figure out if I am using BIOS or UEFI on this ...
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Deleted system reserved partition, can't access bios or boot via USB

I have 3 disks. Disk 0 has Win10 installation, and a 350MB system reserved partition. Disk 1 had a 100MB system reserved partition that I (mistakenly) believed was from an old Win7 install. I wanted ...
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Laptop doesn't boot (damaged BIOS)?

I was suffering from a network issue with my laptop (Acer Aspire 5750), so I went to acer.com and downloaded the latest BIOS update, but when it was installing, it showed an error message saying "IHSI:...
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Dual boot legacy Windows and UEFI Fedora

I have a UEFI PC with two hard drives. On C: I have my main OS - Windows 10, which I have installed in legacy mode (or at least BIOS sees it as non-UEFI). On D: I installed Fedora 24 in UEFI mode (...
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Windows 7 Black screen of death… but different

Doing a different post, as nothing here quite fit Boots, logo, black screen, mouse cursor CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work SAFE mode doesn't work... hangs No restore points... don't know why that is Non ...
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What happens when the system is started with the /noguiboot parameter?

My PC needs sometimes ridiculous amount of time to boot up, often making me worried that some kind of fatal error happened - it has happened at some occasions before. This answer sounds like a great ...
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windows not allowing to create partition

I'm trying to create dual boot on my HDD. (Ubuntu is already installed) When I use my USB stick for a windows 10 boot I can't create a partition. It says I need GPT system. From google I learned that ...
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Very slow boot time for Dell Precision laptop

I just bought a very pricy Dell Precision (running win7). I am attaching the order confirmation that I got when I finalized the order online. In particular note the SSD hard drive. Reason why I m ...
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How can I boot Windows 7 that is already installed on a hard drive on a UEFI system

I recently purchased a Lenovo mini tower server. I have an old system that died on me. The motherboard seems to have gone out. I wanted to try to add the hard drive to my new tower and boot from it. ...
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BIOS doesn't detect SSD

Just finished building a new computer. I've booted up a couple of times, and everything seems to be working fine except that the BIOS doesn't detect the SSD. I tried connecting a HDD as well using a ...
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Having Issues with fixing Windows 10 boot loader from windows [closed]

Before I get into describing by problem I'd like to point out I am aware of the other threads asking this question, however none for me have been able to solve my issue. I've same issue as described ...
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Kali linux 2016.1 wont shut down before and after update

After pressing the shut down button with the mouse it logs out of everything but the PC won't shut down with an active black screen and no hard drive process. the way to shut it down is with pressing ...
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NO BOOTABLE DEVICE. HIT ANY KEY OR NO BOOTABLE DEVICE. PLEASE RESTART SYSTEM

please help me fix my netbook, i cannot login due to the following error: NO BOOTABLE DEVICE. HIT ANY KEY. but upon hitting any key it will pop-up another error: NO BOOTABLE DEVICE. ...
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Windows 10 can't boot after encryption

I used diskcryptor to encryption my C: drive, the process is done by using default encryption setting. However my Acer aspire v nitro laptop won't boot and stuck at the attempting repair screen. I ...
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Windows XP Stuck at Manufacturer Splash, Multicolored Lines Appear

Title is pretty self-explanatory. When I boot this old Dell tower with any monitor (VGA of course), well the first time I tried to boot it nothing happened on the monitor. When I rebooted it from that ...
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Set bootable flag on USB from Windows

I wanted to install windows 7 on my laptop, so I used Microsoft 's tool to burn the iso but it seems it couldnt set the bootable flag for some reason. I can't retry the process atm, but I have the usb ...
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Use one USB drive for 3 purposes: OS/recovery installation/data

I have a high performance USB drive and decided to use it for multiple purposes: it should have an OS installed in, like Ubuntu (possibly server version for a lighter weight OS), then when I boot ...
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Lenovo G505 not booting from Win8 disk BUT booting from windows XP and Vista

I need to fresh install Windows 8 in Lenovo G505. I have Win8 DVD which is booting fine in any laptop but not in this laptop. I have tried to boot from Win10 DVD as well which didn't work. Able to ...
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How to stop windows 8 from wanting to scan and repair a drive every single boot

Every time I reboot my laptop windows is running the scan and repair utility on a non-essential hard drive, problem is it gets stuck and last 3 hours before it boots. The only way I can interrupt that ...
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GPU Flickring then it won't boot the monitor

I was just using my PC and started a movie when the screen started flickering and the AMD driver stopped working, and recovered. Then, the PC crashed and monitor showed only lines all over it (It ...
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Booting a hard drive containing windows give's black screen. No errors

I am recovering some photos (As asked in another question) but after following the first answer I am having some problems. Everything is inserted (see this picture) any ideas why its just a black ...
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Laptop On-board Diagnostics at Boot Time

I turned on my Dell Inspiron 5555 and the on board diagnostic displayed with options to select. I cancelled that and restarted it, and everything appeared to boot fine without the on-board diagnostic ...
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Can't Access Recovery Tools

I'm having issues accessing the Windows Recovery Tools on an Asus X551M laptop. First some backstory. The initial problem with the laptop was that it was stuck in an update loop. It died during the ...
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Windows 7 Boot Failure after Unetbootin Installation of Ubuntu due to Partition Type

I successfully installed Ubuntu using unetbootin on my small Windows 7 PC. When I restart the computer I am given options to proceed with a Unetbootin boot or Windows 7 boot, as expected. The ...
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Changed my hard disk to an SSD but not detected

I removed my old hard disk and put in a SSD in my laptop (Acer E-5 771). However on booting the EFI informed me that there was no bootable drive. Booting into Ubuntu on a USB, I couldn't see the SSD ...
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dual boot linux and win10 on laptop with SSD caching

I have HP Elitebook 840 G2 with 1TB HDD and 32GB SSD (separate M2 card) as cache I see it as RAID during boot process. Disk is MBR partitioned. I want to install Linux (Ubuntu) alongside Win10. ...
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Windows 10 not recognized anymore on boot

I have a Windows 10 laptop that one day stopped booting (my wife was using it, she doesn't know what caused it). If I boot it normally, it shows the blue windows and the rotating dots for a while, ...
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Motherboard no boot or any fans turning on

Good day everyone! Yesterday, I brought home my motherboard(biostar H81MG) together with the cpu(i5-4440) from my office and tried to make it my gaming mobo and processor. It's like a year old and ...
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Last icon of desktop always selected on Windows startup

When I start my computer last icon of the desktop is automatically selected. When I click on other icons only the last icon is opened. I can open the icons if I press the ARROW or WIN button and ...
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Problems booting from USB drive

Recently I decided to install Debian on my USB drive. I downloaded the ISO file (SHA256 checksum verified), burned it to a DVD and used that to install Debian. The installation finished successfully, ...
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Asus mobo ASUS P8Z68-V PRO secure boot

I had the dreaded Win 7 microsoft UEFI boot glitch. I just got things back and running. I updated the bios, and I can't locate anything in the advanced bios (boot menu) about secure boot. I've ...
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Turning off the computer fully from hardware buttons

This is probably a retarded question but I just finished a new build using an ASUS M5A99FX PRO motherboard, and after turning it on once to check that everything worked last night, I tried turning it ...