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

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Grub doesn't show up after installation of Fedora 23

Initially, I wanted to install Fedora in UEFI, but I don't know for which reason, I had the message "For a UEFI installation, you must include an EFI System partition on a GPT formatted disk, monted ...
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Disk boot option missing. Booting with UEFI mode and was working

I have an MSI Ghost Pro (GS60). I can't get it to boot from my SSD. "Hard Disk" and "USB Hard Disk" and others show in the boot options. With my BIOS, it shows more information about the disk and a ...
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Dell Optiplex GX520 Blank when turned on

I have a problem with my Dell Optiplex GX520 PC. Everytime i turned on the PC, its always show nothing, and the power light are Orange (which means still booting), i waited for 1 hour, it turned green ...
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OS boot fails with external USB HUB attached (workarounds but no solution)

After extensive testing I have narrowed down a problem where both Windows 7 and Ubuntu Mate 64-bit won't boot with "Load Optimal Defaults" option in BIOS and a USB HUB plugged in (TA790GX3 A2+ mobo, ...
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inaccessible_device_error after update on Windows 10

System was working normally. I did some Windows updates and turned off the system. Next day I turned on the system, but I encountered a blue screen with this message inaccessible_device_error. I have ...
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BIOS not recognizing new (known good) hard drive; Previous drive working

I'm attempting to install a new, Dell-provided replacement hard drive in a laptop (Precision M4700). The BIOS on the laptop does not recognize a hard drive is present when it is installed. I've ...
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Windows boot fails after plugging second HDD

There is an UEFI computer with SDD disk and Windows 8.1 installed on it. I'd like to add an HDD drive (non-empty, has some information, probably there was some old broken Windows on it too, but it was ...
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How can I present an ISO as a bootable DVD drive to a computer - not boot from it directly

The problem: I have a Sony Vaio laptop from 2010 that I wish to revert to the factory installed state. I had already deleted the factory-installed Recovery partition. I had the original recovery ...
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Boot from btrfs RAID5/6?

I'm trying to build an Arch Linux system with a btrfs RAID5/6 root. When I install GRUB on one of the volume's disks, it prints a message like this on startup: error: no such device: [my btrfs volume ...
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My gaming PC (sometimes) goes in to a boot loop. shuts off within 2sec and tries to boot back on

I Have had this problem for a year now.. My pc can be fine for months, but when it does this it will do it on every start up for weeks, and then fix it self again. So i basically need to power on off ...
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KaliLinux won't boot live from a USB stick

So I installed Kali onto a USB, and it is now registering as 'Kali Live' when I plug it in,(obviously unformatted) but when I go to boot from it, no matter which option I choose, be it live, install, ...
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What to do wine32 installation breaks my kali guest and prevent login?

I am running kali(4.3.0-amd64) guest in vmware.I need veil-evasion whose prerequities is wine32(if u don't know then just say it is an emulator to run window app). The prorblem i'm facing is after ...
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Dell 1525 won't boot up to Windows 10 - cursor just flashes after Dell screen

On startup PC goes to initial Dell screen then blinking cursor. The disk, however, can be read from another machine. During an attempt to install Ubuntu, it does not give the 'windows detected option' ...
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Error “All settings were reset to default values” on startup

My computer has been acting strangely in the last few months. It's showing a message where it says this So my question was, how can I prevent this message from popping up every time I start my ...
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Asus X552V - Cannot Boot from USB

I want to install windows 7 from USB, but when I go in bios I do not have a boot from usb option. My notebook is Asus X552V. Where might I find the option in the BIOS menu for this? How can I boot ...
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I'm trying to install Windows 7 using Setup.exe inside Windows 10

I'm currently running Windows 10 on my machine. For reasons that are not particularly important at the moment, I require Windows 7 installed. I have tried running it in VMware Workstation 12 Player, ...
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Kali Live won't boot

So I decided to attempt to install kali on a flash drive, but whenever I try to actually boot it live, it makes a loud beeping noise, and I get a "Can't mount and detect CD-ROM drives." error, and I'm ...
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linux system uptime result in datetime in java [migrated]

The following code is not producing the correct uptime: if (os.contains("mac") || os.contains("nix") || os.contains("nux") || os.contains("aix")) { Process uptimeProc = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("...
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Install linux from and on to the same HDD

I have a PC with no internal HDD, but I have an external HDD. I want install the Ubuntu on it (on the external HDD) but I could only reboot Ubuntu from that same external HDD (I tried burning the ...
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VirtualBox Very Slow Boot Time

I have a VirtualBox machine running Lubuntu 15.04 with an excessively slow boot time (1:30+). It does not have the VirtualBox guest additions installed. The problem started when I had completely run ...
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Can't Access the BIOS

For some reason, my computer will boot and run Windows (only OS) fine but when I spam the delete key on startup to enter the BIOS my computer turns on but nothing appears on the screen (my monitor ...
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Kali Linux is not showing on booting time

I have been installed the Kali Linux. Its successfully installed without any error. But after installation while, I tried to reboot the system to start the Kali Linux. There was no option showing for ...
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Boot from old hard drive

The motherboard of my old computer died suddenly and so I bought a new computer. It has two 1TB HDDs on RAID 0 and comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home. I wanted my computer to boot from my old ...
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laptop not booting after debian install

Last night I installed the latest debian to replace a particularly corrupted old ubuntu installation. When I went to reboot, it just gets into an endless cycle of reboots and doesn't even get to a ...
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BIOS shows zombies boot options

I installed Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 10 some time ago, then I didn't need it any more and so I cleared the partitions where it was installed, but now I'm noticing that the boot still shows, ...
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PC boots without actually booting? [closed]

I've been facing a pretty weird problem lately. Everytime I start my PC it powers on (fans start spinning etc.), but it does not load any of the attached devices (i.e. monitor, headset, keyboard etc.),...
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Starting a program on Windows start-up (VM)

This quesion is related to Virtual Machine concept. We login to system using mstsc and [username]/[password]. If I run a program on startup by placing it in: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\...
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USB or DVD boot loader for partitions on hard drive [closed]

Is there software which I can place on USB or DVD that when inserted in my laptop and booted from, it will list all the bootable partitions on my harddrive and allow me to choose which one to boot. I ...
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How to GPT+UEFI boot on VirtualBox Linux guest

I managed installing my guest Linux in the VM. But I found the entry added by "efibootmgr" will not persist over reboot. Currently, this is what I am seeing: BootCurrent: 0002 BootOrder: 0000,0001,...
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Black screen on boot up no Bios screen

After starting the computer the only thing that appears on the screen is a short white line which looks a bit like a cursor except it's not blinking. There was no indication of any trouble when I ...
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Windows 10 Stuck At Spinning Circles

My computer will not boot, it gets to the Win10 loading screen and the circles just spin and windows never fully loads. I connected the drive via USB and ran diskpart to get some basic info off the ...
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Formatting computer (Windows 10)

I made my pen drive bootable, and tried formatting pc with windows 10, I formatted my System drive and proceed further, but because of some reason it come up with error message, I then tried ...
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cannot create disk image of Windows disk because of small FAT32 partition at front of drive

I'm currently trying to backup a disk image of a recent Windows7 installation that I have, but the Backup & Restore----->Create System Image is not allowing it because there is a small FAT32 ...
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Windows 10 stuck in boot loop with windows auto repair. wont boot from usb or cd

specs - asrock gen 3, 2500k, nvidia 960, 16 gig ram. So computer wont boot and goes into constant repair or gets stuck in load and eventually says "inacessable boot device" "Machine_check_exception" ...
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computer has successfully isolated itself

ok so i was helping my friend install a new os on their computer and so i installed ubuntu and windows. i made the mistake of doing that in the wrong order so windows took over the boot sector and ...
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Are BIOS .exe update files Windows-version dependant?

I was given an old HP laptop (HP Compaq Presario F755US) which came with Widows Vista. Vista worked very slow and laggy so I decided to wipe it and install Ubuntu. Everything worked well, but since ...
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Repair BCD for a Windows Installer on Grub2 Portable Hard Drive

I have created a external hard drive contain GRUB2. This drive can boot the following: Windows 10 PE Ubuntu 16 Many ISO files. Now I want to include Windows installations. My problem is I want to ...
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Windows 10 freezes randomly and won't boot

So, I recently installed Windows 10 and I have this issue where it freezes randomly while I'm browsing the web or something. Then I've to do a hard reset, but it won't boot and there is a black screen ...
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Windows Installation Files from Root, BCD Error Fix?

I have a situation where I need to take the installation files of Windows 10 off the root of the flash drive and inside a new directory called windows10x64. Old Directory of BCD: /boot/BCD New ...
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Added Hard Drive, Windows 10 No Longer Boots

I added a third hard drive to my Windows 10 PC a few days ago. It's a 3TB drive that already had data on it (used to be in my media PC). BIOS saw the drive without issue, and when the machine booted ...
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Fastest available drive to date by booting time

So I'm going to build a new computer; there is a very important criteria for the specs: I want the computer to boot and start programs pretty much as fast as possible. I looked into PCIe SSDs and read ...
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Internal disk only partially usable after failed dual-boot OS X/Ubunutu setup

I did the following things in an attempt to install Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup: Install rEFInd. Setup a Ubuntu USB stick using unetbootin. Partition internal SSD using Disk Utility on OS X into 2 ...
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Laptop not booting from any bootable device (UEFI broken?)

I was trying to install Debian in a dual boot with the already installed Windows 10 on my laptop. Now when I boot up the PC it shows the Dell logo and the options to press F2 for Setup and F12 for ...
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windows partition wiped out with debian install CD and LVM

Going by my prehistoric knowledge on how to set up a dual boot with Windows and Linux, I set out to install debian over my Windows 10 installation. My single hard disk was originally partitioned into ...
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How to bypass automatic repair on an acer laptop to get to bios?

When I boot the computer, it automatically goes into repair mode, eventually reaching a screen saying "Reparing hard disk errors. This can take over an hour" (or something like that, the actual text ...
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Netbook MSI U135DX Windows 10 Format/Reset

I upgraded to Windows 10 (I might be an idiot since I don't know what version of Windows I used before upgrading) without thinking if it was actually compatible with my MSI U135 DX netbook. But still,...
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Cannot format/reset Windows 10 Pro

I am trying to do a clean install and am unable to do so. First, I went to Reset this PC in PC Settings but I get this error when I try to remove everything: Next, I got the MediaCreationTool from ...
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winload.efi corrupted after windows 10 installation

I have Windows 7 on a regular SSD. I added a PCI-E SSD to my system, and I installed Windows 10 on it. When I attempted to boot to Windows 7, I received an error that winload.efi was damaged, and ...
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How can I move Windows 10 bootloader (GUID) only to SD card?

I have been trying to upgrade my laptop from a AHCI SSD to a much faster NVMe SSD without much success. I've pretty much concluded that my six month old Dell XPS 13 9343 doesn't have BIOS support for ...
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Shrink total disk image: UEFI GPT Flashdrive - freespace at end

I have a disk image from a bootable flashdrive. It is GPT for EFI booting, so there is a small Vfat32 partition and three other Linux partitions, followed by about 3G of free space. I need to disk ...