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

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How to run a 2nd boot instance of Windows 7 on another partition?

*This is my 1st post/question - I believe it's a very similar problem/challenge as isipro at -- Get boot-partition to recognize a second operating system but it seems I'm directed to ask my own ...
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How to troubleshoot occasional failure to boot?

This only happens 10-20% of the time, which makes it tough for me to analyze. Basically, when I try to wake the PC from sleep or try to boot shortly after turning it off completely, nothing happens. ...
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Acer Aspire Can't boot from CD

My harddrive is slowing down more and more, so I decided to install a new harddrive. I have the installation discs for the default software for the computer, but something is troubling me. I have ...
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Is there anyway of changing legacy boot to UEFI boot without destroying whole partition?

Windows 8.1 has been setup in legacy boot mode,it means it is MBR. But I want to chane it to UEFI boot mode which means GPT partition. Can I change in bios legacy boot mode to UEFI boot mode? Will my ...
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Can't start setup process of windows 8 on a toshiba satellite laptop

A friend gave me his laptop to fix it. It stopped booting to windows all of a sudden (I have no clue what he was doing at the time). I Know that the hard drive has issues since I used a linux live cd ...
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Get boot-partition to recognize a second operating system

I "restored" a system image (that contains an operating system) from one computer ("src") to a partition on a different computer ("dest") which already has an operating installed on one partition. ...
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Kali Linux and Win 7 dual boot, I want to change the active partition and bootloader, not sure in what order

I created a partition for Kali Linux and a Live USB. I used the Live USB, was intrigued by what I saw ( first time ever seeing Linux ) and chose to install but the install wouldn't complete. Several ...
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My PC won't start up, what can I try?

My computer has been randomly restarting itself for the last couple of days. Sometimes it would stay on for hours before restarting, other times it wouldn't even get into Windows before restarting. ...
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Why doesn't OpenVPN Client start when Windows boots?

I own my own private OpenVPN server and serves to encrypt my connection, as well as giving access to private file storage on the VPS that hosts the OpenVPN server. Due to this, I want the OpenVPN ...
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Windows 8 with UEFI dual boot kali linux 1.0.9

so, my problem is this: I have an Asus x551ca with a windows 8.1 and works with uefi, Im starting to like very much of kali linux and I want do dual boot with it and windows. I make the disc ...
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I cannot update bios because my battery doesn't work

I know there are similar questions asked before but none of them is helpful. First I tried bios.exe /forceit on DOs prompt on Windows it says it cannot complete the update because I don't have a ...
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My computer wont boot off of media

Im trying to boot off of a cd. i've changed the boot order, and it says press key to boot off of media, but when i press a key, it says LILO 22.3.4, then windows. Then it boots off of windows. How do ...
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Can't boot from USB in UEFI mode

I am trying to install Linux on my Asus notebook (Asus K45VM). But I cannot make it boot in USB mode to do so... At first I was unable to make the USB option show up, tried for a day of hard research ...
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How do I automatically (after boot) mount an USB disk for the general user read/write/execute

This question has been answered several times here, however I want the disks been mounted automatically after boot - with an entry in /etc/fstab presently I have: /dev/sdc1 /media/disk500 vfat ...
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Booting Mac from USB?

I had formatted my iMac recently and was wondering how I could boot it from a bootable USB / pen drive I made with transmac. I followed what this person said on another question but I have a problem ...
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Windows 8 won't boot only from efi

I upgraded my Acer v3 laptop from windows 7 to windows 8 using windows 8 recovery disks. Now when I boot the laptop it says no bootable device insert one and press a key. If I reset the laptop and ...
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Grub2 immediately boots into Linux

OpenSuSE 13.2, running grub2. SHORT VERSION: Yesterday I had a normal grub2 boot menu and could choose to boot (successfully) into Linux or Windows. Today, I see the grub2 header displayed for a ...
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With Broken Laptop Monitor and Good External Monitor on Toshiba With Windows 8.1, How to get past boot difficulties?

I have listed my parameters in the title. Something is wrong with the boot process, I never get to the point where my external monitor is used. I tried this awesome blind navigation sequence which I ...
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GRUB 2 stops dual booting Windows 8

I own a laptop with two hard disks. Windows 8.1 is installed in UEFI mode on the first disk, and I recently installed Gentoo on the second one. Now I want to be able to select the OS on boot in GRUB2 ...
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Hard drive swap/upgrade - a few questions

I am thinking of upgrading my HDD (hopefully to SSD) in my Asus K53S laptop. If I just pull out my old HDD and plug in a new one will my computer boot up as normal and allow me to log on? If not, ...
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2010 HP Desktop Seagate Hard Disk Failure Imminent

My HP Desktop is giving me the message for my 750gb Seagate Hard Drive (the one that came with the PC) that Hard Disk Failure is imminent. I have been receiving this message since I reset it to ...
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Triple Boot with Linux, OS X Yosemite and Windows 7 on iMac

I have a iMac 2015 with Retina 5K display and OS X Yosemite installed. I intend to install Linux Mint as well as Windows 7 or in other sense triple boot all these three OS. I did find some ...
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Why does my PC freeze on boot if I have a usb flash plugged in

The boot sequence is not set to boot from usb. the screen hangs on the initial screen which I customized with a photo. everything freezes, PC doesn't respond to any stimuli. even the power button ...
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Hotwire laptop to skip power checks

I have a System76 Clevo rebrand W25AEU laptop. The motherboard is model 6-71-W24E0-D03. It started getting difficult to turn the machine one and I assumed it was do to the cheap method used. One day ...
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Power cord blew, computer is now sporadically slow

So I have a substantial gaming/ graphic arts computer running Windows 7 Ultimate. A few weeks ago I was playing a game when my power cord blew. The computer instantly shut off and there was a hole in ...
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Windows 8.1 To Go inaccessible boot device error

I have a Windows 8 partition on my hard drive which I've been trying to get to boot into Windows. I first just boot into my drive, then I get a screen saying: :( Your PC ran into a problem ...
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Modifying System drive for Windows 7 / Windows Server 2012

I have a computer with two hard disks and a dual boot : Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012. The system partition is on the Windows 7 partition. I want the System partition to be on the Windows Server ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Assigned Letter C to System Reserved Partition

I have a Windows 2003 R2 server that installed a System Reserved Partition of 100MB and the Boot Partition on Disk 0. For some unknown reason, the System Reserved partition is assigned drive letter C. ...
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Computer behaving erratically at or after startup

For almost a two weeks now, my desktop has been behaving very strangely and I can't find the cause. After startup, the screen will get blurry lines and all the other peripherals will freeze and become ...
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Windows 7 64bit stuck on language select: USB3 not working?

I decided that I wanted to put Windows onto this MacBook. So I went and began to partition my harddrive in a way that I could tripple-boot easily. So then I created the boot drive using the Boot Camp ...
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Putting the 'head' back on after running 'headless'?

I have an Intel-based machine running WindowsXP from a SATADOM. I know, it's old, but that's what I need to run. Anyway, when it boots, I have it configured to automatically run a couple of Python ...
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Ignorable errors 0xc0000017 and 0xc0000018 on boot

Most (but not all) of the time when I boot my desktop system I get a Windows boot error after POST. The error code is 0xc0000017. When I press enter to "retry" I get error code 0xc0000018. When I ...
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Triple-Boot Windows 7, 8 and Ubuntu 15.04

I bought my computer with Windows 8 installed and I've dual-booted it with Ubuntu 15.04. My computer has an mSATA drive which complicated the process of dual booting ubuntu but I got there eventually. ...
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Toshiba laptop won't boot from usb

so I got a copy of windows 7. I put it on a USB drive, made a primary partition and set it active. Copied the bcd. Set the boot order correctly. It just won't boot from the USB drive. I turned off ...
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start ddclient as daemon with systemd

I'm trying to start ddclient as daemon in my Ubuntu 15.04, which now uses systemd, but was unable to even following the Ubuntu wiki at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DynamicDNS to words. I've ...
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Addressing a Boot-Failure without a keyboard or an OS

I recently received a new computer with an Intel Core i5 Processing Unit, running with a DP55KG Mother Board (which I bought a long time ago). I wanted to install Ubuntu. However, whenever I switch ...
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Desktop doesn't boot [closed]

So I think I stuck a chunk of incompatible RAM on my mobo, smelled a burning smell and after switching out the RAM my machine wouldn't boot. Assumed mobo was fried and got a new one. I also recently ...
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Boot from a DVD with an ubuntu iso on a PC with no OS

I got a 32 bit computer from my school and I fixed it up with a graphics card and HDD (cause the school took them out before giving it to me). Obviously a brand new HDD has no OS so I've tried booting ...
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NEC computer won't boot from USB - I have tried everything I can think of

System hangs after 'Verifying DMI Pool Data.......Update Success" I have tried: Set boot priority (USB boot supported) Reset BIOS Search for BIOS update - none available Booting from CD - this ...
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Booting via network does not work with UEFI mode

I have a laptop I tried booting with PXE to install Windows using WDS. However, the network boot would fail at the TFTP section. If I disabled the network (uefi) option and went legacy network boot, ...
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How to reset the Intel SATA controller ROM?

I recently attempted installing Windows Vista in AHCI mode. I suspect that this adventure has somehow rendered the built-in Intel SATA controller inoperable in AHCI mode. I started off with a clean ...
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How to use windows for creating a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite flash?

I have windows 8.1 and my another device is Macbook air mid-2011. My Macbook air OS didn't startup and I unintentionally erased my Macbook HD partition. Now, I only could access my restore part of ...
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Linux installation failed and I don't know what happen

this is what just happned. I was talking with my girlfriend on Skype, trying to save her old computer. Basically, she had Windows installed and it didn't boot anymore. Also not in SafeBoot mode. Her ...
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Windows 7 missing from boot menu

Before doing anything I previously had Windows 7 only installed. I made a VHD, and used the imagex command to directly install the iso file for the Wimdows 10 preview to my vhd. I then used bcdboot ...
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find out boot sequence on linux OS

When a linux OS is booting there is a boot sequence. How can I find this boot sequence? Specific: I have an AR.Drone, powered by 1 GHz A8 CPU, 1 GB RAM and linux OS. I want to tweak some things but ...
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Grub rescue command line, chainloading Windows 7 installer

I currently have grub2 installed on a Baytrail tablet along with Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit) and Windows 8.1 (32-bit). The tablet comes with 32-bit UEFI only firmware, and a 64-bit atom processor. Using ...
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What files are needed for a bootable DOS floppy disk?

I just made a bootable DOS floppy disk in Windows Vista, but the files are taking too much space. I need more space to store a flash utility program and a ROM file. What files can I safely remove and ...
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Need help to install windows on laptop. No CD, no USB, PXE is failing

NOTE: I wrote this as I had problems with the PXE/Network installation, but I managed to solve it as I was writing it. This is more of a helper guide if someone else has the same problem. Also, I ...
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Speed up PCI SATA controller boot

I have a Conceptronic CSATA600EXI V1, and that thing is REALLY good, but it takes around 10-15 seconds in the BIOS. I've tried to change the connection to only 1 internal SATA and 1 eSATA, but there ...
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Windows won't boot after trying to boot linux live usb

I've created a Linux Tails liveUSB with YUMI, and tried to boot it. I got to the main screen where you get to choose which distro you'd like to boot (since YUMI makes multiboot usb) but I chose the ...