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

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Can't install or boot any operating system after trying Kubuntu KDE 5 Live from a USB

So, last night I was trying Kubuntu KDE 5 Live from a USB into my laptop, things worked well! But from the following morning I was unable to boot any operating system (Windows or Linux). I can’t ...
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BIOS detects SSD but won't boot

My computer was originally working. I cloned the HDD to a Samsung 850 pro 128G SSD using cloning software Samsung provided. I can insert the HDD or SSD into a friend's computer and both boot ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8.1 after migrating to Samsung SSD using supplied software

I got a brand new Samsung 840 SSD. It came with "Data Migration" software from Samsung. I am running Windows 8.1. Here are my steps exactly: Installed new SSD into secondary bay (Disk 0: HDD, ...
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How do I force a Windows 8.1 Tablet to boot from a USB stick?

I've got Dell Venue 8 with Windows 8.1 (32 bit) Dell tablet (no keyboard). How do I get it to boot from the USB Repair drive (USB Stick) when it starts up? USB is formatted FAT32.
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initramfs fails to boot ubuntu 8.10 server

I have recently compiled my linux kernel (3.16.2-x) and tried to install it into two different ubuntu 8.10 server virtual machines appliances. Following is how the upgrade process looks like: ...
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Motherboard died, replaced with new, now optical drive won't read Windows disc to install W7 64bit

I'm running Win 7 32 bit. My motherboard (approx 9 yrs old) started going bad intermittently so I contacted the PC manufacturer (VelocityMicro). We concluded installing a new motherboard and ...
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Scrolling up the failed screen with kernel panic

From time to time, Linux booting failed on very early stage (like initrd loading). Then, the kernel panic message is showing up in text mode. Since the screen height limit, all I can see is around 40 ...
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Classic Windows oddities… (NTFS.SYS error that fixes itself?!)

I am getting a boot error with my Windows 8, regarding the fact that my ntfs.sys file is corrupt. However, if I keep retrying the boot through the "Select OS" screen, I boot successfully on the ...
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After configuring UEFI to boot from CD I can no longer boot back in Windows 8.1

I have tried changing the settings back but I still cannot access Windows 8.1 It automatically opens a repair window (with a large unhappy face) which disappears after half a second. The system then ...
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Use the Desktop's SSD to run an OS on notebook without losing the current data and OS setup

I need to try to use 1 hard disk - which already has a Windows 7 installation on Desktop -n a notebook. Disk is not divided and only have 40 gb free space. What I want is Unplug SSD from desktop, ...
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Reinstall /boot/<kernel> files through apt-get?

I was doing some maintenance and a script got away from me. I managed to delete the latest kernel files from /boot (actually, all the kernel files, including the old ones). I need to re-install the ...
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Working HDD not detected in one PC but works well in others

I have an Intel Core-i5 laptop (NP300E5X). I had installed Windows 10 technical preview on it. I had it running for about 3 weeks without any problem but once when I powered on the PC from sleep, it ...
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What does a series of long beeps indicate when you switch on your PC?

My Windows 7 PC powers on but does not load and start when I press the power button. I hear a series of long beeps, each beep lasting for about 2 seconds. After a minute or so, the PC attempts to ...
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How do I change the boot order on a Acer Aspire 7551-2531?

I'm trying to boot into a USB on my computer, but I cannot find a way to change the boot order to make USBs the top boot priority. Any help would be great.
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asus k45vd screen off fans and led workes fine

there is a k45vd asus laptop that hade hdd problem so it wont start windows and constantly restart fan start and gets warm ,some times bios options shows and there was nothing wright i disabled uefi ...
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Debian boot partition full: How can I free space?

I would like to gain space on boot partition removing old/unused kernel. Results of command dpkg -l linux-image-* | grep ^ii are as following: ii linux-image-3.2.0 3.2.54-2 amd64 ...
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Blank screen on boot

Got a laptop to fix. For some reason after a shutdown the hard-drive corrupted. I assumed it was a hard drive problem, so tried with another hard-drive and that seemed to work. Everything was going ...
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How to copy a MBR to usb flash drive and boot?

I am trying my own bootloader from pen-drive . Using 64-bit ubuntu-14.04 , and legacy boot option , here are the steps I have done. 1) Assembly program test.S .code16 .text .global _start; ...
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Kali linux throws ' isolinux.bin missing or corrupt ' error using USB 3.0

I'm having a problem with a Live USB Kali Linux with Encrypted Persistence. I've downloaded kali-linux-1.0.9a-amd64.iso from the www.kali.org for my 64bit machine. And I've make sure with the checksum ...
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What is the difference between boot manager and boot loader in windows ? Can you have multiple hard drives with different boot manager?

What is the difference between boot manager and boot loader in windows ? Can you have multiple hard drives in a computer with each drive with a different boot manager ? I recently put multiple hard ...
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Computer bios boot slow

My computer is having a terrible time loading some bios info. I have 1 ssd as boot drive, and 2 hard disks for data storage. I came up with the conclusion that the additional hdds might be causing ...
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Latitude E6400 Screen is Black

The screen to my Latitude E6400 is all black, I have been able to see the screen, but dark on other computers, I can see everything fine, but it is just really dark. If I put a flashlight right up ...
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Debian Linux boot process hangs for 180sec

I had to compile kernel 2.6.x on my Debian 7.0 machine because default mvsas kernel driver wasn't working with my Marvell 9485 based card (Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8). When machine boots it hangs at ...
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Cannot access BIOS (or boot)

I'm having some problems booting my machine (Samsung NP300 (e5a) laptop). I've had problems with windows before, so this is not what's worrying me. What's worrying me is that when I turn it on, and ...
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Does each hard drive need EFI\ESP, MSR system partition if you want to install operating system(s) on each drive?

Suppose, there are at least 5 hard drives: drive1, drive2, drive3, drive4, drive5, .... We want to use first 3 drives to install 5 operating system: windows 8.1, windows 7, windows vista, windows xp, ...
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Stuck on boot screen after a hard reboot

I have a Asus Z87-K motherboard with a intel i7, 8GB Ballistix DDR3 Ram. I was installing OpenBSD on it, and I needed to reboot, so I clicked the reboot button on the front panel. But the computer no ...
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Upgrading internal hard drive to 2 terabyte on Windows 7, do I need GPT/UEFI?

I'm currently trying to upgrade my PC from a 1 TB hard drive to a 2 TB one. I've been through a lot of pain so far, but I hope I'm near the end of it. What I want: All of my data on my 1 TB moved to ...
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Failing end-to-end-error on new drive

I have a 1tb HD that has been assessed as having a failing end-to-end-error. Its powered on time is 5 months and 24 days. This seems like a very short life for a hard disk. Am I correct? How is such a ...
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Do I need to get my Windows 8 key in order to restore it?

To further expand my question, I plan to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu together using Windows Boot Manager over GRUB. However, I would always like a way for me to completely undo everything I did to ...
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Recover “Press F11 for recovery” option in boot of windows 7 machine

I just Copied the contents of an old ssd to a new ssd, a larger one. I used gparted to copy the partions and change the size of the partitions. After this i use the windows boot disk to restore the ...
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Shutting down a laptop with the power button

I've always had the power button on my HP ProBook 4540s set to hibernate the machine and it's always worked fine until now. Recently I experienced what I'm sure was an overheating issue: after using ...
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“bootloop of death” in a samsung Phoenix securecore tiano (USB and Uefi and Bootscreen and Setup screen are off!)

Technically it is "almost" a bootloop, since I can boot ubuntu on the hard drive, and I could boot from the DVD (breaking ubuntu grub on the hard drive or trying to chainload to the dvd). Still, it ...
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Can't boot from my OEM partition Recovery [duplicate]

I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I try to use his Recovery partition Tools by typing F10. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my ...
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Boot Debain with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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Toshiba laptop won't start up unless plugged in but will run on battery for hours

I have a Toshiba Satellite C8855-S5214 less than 3 years old. For two years or more, the laptop will not start up unless it is plugged in. Once powered up, I can unplug it and it will run for hours. ...
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How to do shortcut bat files to choose the next login OS - dual boot 7 and 8

I have dual boot Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 8 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 7010 MT. How can I write two batch files on the desktop of EACH OS to tell it to reboot either into Win 7 or into Win 8. ...
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Computer crashes first 1-3 times on startup

Whenever I start my computer, the first 1-3 times it crashes when I try to click the start menu in Windows 8.1 or before I even get there. The third or fourth time i reset my computer it works just ...
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Windows boot manager directly boots Windows 7 even though ubuntu is installed

I have a laptop with both win7 and ubuntu 14.4 installed. I had installed ubuntu via wubi and it was working fine for quite a few months. The windows boot manager showed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. ...
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Disabling PCIE_ASPM using UEFI without GRUB

I'm encountering issues with my wireless adapter (Intel AC7260) while running ElementaryOS Freya Beta 1. I've read that setting pcie_aspm=off has helped others before, and I would like to try this, ...
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Installing Windows 7 onto Laptop in UEFI

I want to install Windows 7 64-Bit onto my laptop's SSD, in UEFI. I have written a Windows 7 ISO onto a USB memory stick, using Rufus. This seems to have worked without errors. But when I try to boot ...
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My Acer laptop cannot boot after format? BOOTMGR is missing. How can I reinstall Windows and have my laptop boot again?

I have a dual boot: Windows 8 and Kali Linux. In the beginning I was trying to make a multiple boot USB, to install windows 7, 8, XP or whatever. And when I made this USB, I start trying to see if ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS - GRUB fails to install on a VM

I'm trying to install and run Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a VirtualBox for testing purposes. However, I can't even pass the installation process without errors, and it will fail to install the GRUB ...
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Encrypting a bootable (Windows Portable) USB drive

I know it's possible to install Windows on a USB flash drive and in theory any PC you plug it into will boot the said Windows install, provided Windows will have suitable drivers for the hardware. ...
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how to bring network up at boot time in ubuntu 14.0.4

I am write one shell script which execute on every boot, Script is as below. service lsyncd stop /etc/init.d/networking force-reload ifconfig eth0 > /home/sachin/status.txt old="0.0.0.0"; ...
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Can't boot past BIOS: Error sending End Of Post message to ME.

My Asus N53SV that was running Windows 8.1 stopped booting up and started giving me "Error sending End of Post Message to ME". As to my understanding it doesn't even boot up BIOS properly, because ...
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Last Windows 8 update removed Grub

I have a dual boot with Windows 8 and Fedora 20. Since 2 days ago, it worked well, but actually I rarely use W8. I booted briefly on it and it decided to install some updates, which made Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 Installer goes to black screen after logo

Well, as anyone that can see my previous questions knows, I am currently in the quest of putting windows 8.1 or 10 TP on my chromebook C710-2856. I finally managed to create a bootable windows 8.1 ...
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Error when trying to install windows 8 on new ssd while keeping old hdd with OEM OS

I have ASUS n550jk with OEM W8.1 and now I want to use my SSD (samsung 840EVO) in second HDD caddy instead of cd-rom. Well, since I want to keep warranty i need to keep my OEM working (I believe, so ...
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Windows 7 is taking too long to load

When I turn on my computer (Windows 7) the operating system is loading for 10 minutes. The following screen is displayed for the first 9 minutes: How do I fix this?
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...