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

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Windows 7 freezes at Windows Logo on Startup and then boots up completely after roughly 20 seconds

I have recently noticed that Windows 7 will freeze during startup, specifically while the Windows Logo is midway from forming. After this occurs, I will usually just have to turn my computer off and ...
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Arch/Grub - Disable booting message

I just installed Arch Linux for the first time. I'd like to achieve just a black screen when booting until I'm asked for the login. I'm using grub as a boot loader. And added the line: ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 fails on Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual boot machine

My attempts to upgrade my Windows 7 install to Windows 10 consistently fails with Error 800703ED. I strongly suspect that this is caused by by dual boot setup. I have inserted info re my disk/grub ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 VM Guest - Boot on TTY

On my VM guest Ubuntu 16.04 (host Win10), X server seems to fail start. The tricky thing is that installation + 1st reboot are OK, it's only on the next ones that I always fallback on TTY and console ...
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How can I fix my computer when I deleted the boot drive?

I accidentally formatted the boot partition on my 8-year-old Linux Fedora 17.?? computer. Now it won't start, after pressing the power button it says: GRUB Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: no such ...
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Why can I boot from a USB device without “making it bootable”?

It seems like you can boot from a USB device without a bootloader to me. Even my 6 years old computers that still have a BIOS. From what I read the BIOS simply looks for an mbr, loads it and ...
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Kali Linux Live CD Blackscreen/Not Booting

I am pretty new to Kali Linux (or Linux in general) so probably I won't understand ALL of the technical terms, but I will give my best. As introduction in my problem, I wanted to create a Live CD ...
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Server doesn't start, maybe partition table

I really need help, yesterday I installed SAMBA 4 on my server and tried to restart after that, but now the Server doesn't start anymore it freezes everytime at the same point.. During that i also ...
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How to disable SSD cache in SSHD drive?

I'm using Lenovo B5400 [59-428850] laptop with 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD hybrid drive and I have some issues with boot process recently. System freezes during startup (in 30-50% cases) with 3 short beep ...
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How to upgrade UEFI bios without battery in Acer laptop?

My laptop is Acer Aspire V5-473PG and I used windows 10 Pro 64-bit. And my battery is already dead around 1 year. Now, when I turn on my laptop, it always shows something like this : Boot media is ...
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Copying contents of an ISO to new folder and recreating it makes the ISO become not bootable?

I'm working on upgrading a system from RHEL6 to RHEL7 and in the meantime I need to do a few tests before I actually upgrade. My question is: I have a working RHEL7 stock ISO file downloaded from Red ...
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Dual boot and automatic time reset issue

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 64 bits. It was Ubuntu 32 bits before, but that was reinstalled with 64 bits recently. Since then, the hour is off by 2 hours when I boot either in ...
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How to update CPU's microcode with GRUB and chainload Windows 10?

I would like to update microcode of my CPU before running Windows 10. Idea is to use GRUB (here NeoGrub from https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/neogrub/) for the task. background: why am I doing it? ...
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Windows 10 cannot boot, 0xc000021a error

2 days ago I turned on my laptop. It tried to load when the Window logo comes up, then an error occurred: code 0xc000021a. The laptop keeps restarting and won't show the box to get into repair mode. ...
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Laptop having boot up and performance issues

I am having a Toshiba C650 laptop with intel core i3 processor and 3 Gigs of RAM running Windows 10 Pro. Lately, I am experiencing issues which are making the device unbearable. It all started with ...
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Very, very slow PC when power button is pushed on due multiple auto startup wares

I've got multiple background software that automatically popped-up during startup. Where is exactly the place to tweak this thing? Many thanks.
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Computer starts to lag during games every other boot

After buying some used parts off a friend I started noticing something really odd. The computer starts to lag, not "regular" graphics lag but audio and mouse as well. Everything gets really choppy. ...
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PC won't POST temporarily after power restored to board

Not a particularly catchy title. I have an (unrelated) issue that means I have to kill power to my PC entirely (by switching off the PSU) after shutdown (it turns itself on, I'm not sure why). ...
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Linux OS crash randomly

Randomly, when I tried to open the Linux native browser the computer froze and after a couple minutes went to black and is giving me the error message: [256657.388021] nouveau E[Xorg[1344]] failed to ...
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Scanning and repairing drive stuck

So I left my computer on last night and when I came back this morning, it was sitting at the Scanning and repairing drive screen, stuck at 50%. I reset the computer thinking that it wouldn't matter ...
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Kali Linux Glitched Boot

I'm having a problem with Kali Linux when it should start the gui, my cursor is constantly flickering. When I switch to tty2 I'm able to login but then I get in the command line. When I do X I end ...
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Auto start specific kernel using grub after a PXE boot

I've been working on getting a ipcop installation to work by PXE booting it from a FOG PXE server. When booting, it automatically switches to a grub commandline without booting into the ipcop ...
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Why BOOT MENU doesn't read USB?

I've a LENOVO G50. I'd ubuntu but I would install debian from USB. So, I'd run usb with debian iso etc. but didn't run. So, I'd try with Elementary but I don't liked it. So, I tried Kali Linux in USB ...
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OS won't load after BIOS update (CMOS Settings Wrong)

I bought a new PC about 3 months ago. The OS was Ubuntu, so I installed Windows. After that, the audio started to fail. It would work normally until reboot, then it would stop working even with the ...
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Can CDBurnerXP 'create' bootable ISO'S (or is there any other way)?

I trying to make an XP Virtual machine for use in pentesting. I have an old XP PC with pre-installed XP on it (not a disk unfortunately). So, I need a way to create a bootable ISO from my XP OS. Also,...
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How to access BIOS to boot from USB on Lenovo X230i?

I cannot enter BIOS when the laptops turns on so that I can boot Ubuntu from a USB pendrive. I've tried to press Enter as suggested on some webpages as well as randomly press function keys just ...
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Why is this particular errors happening and how can I solve them?

I opened my PC and it was working fine. I have Linux Mint as an OS. Suddenly, while using Firefox, an error popped that: Firefox has crashed. Then my PC hanged indefinitely and I had to force it to ...
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Computer refuses to boot from any Windows live media?

I have a Dell Optiplex 760, which is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I have been trying to install Windows 10 on my computer for days. I have written the Windows 10 ISO (downloaded directly from the ...
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Cant access BIOS or boot after pm-hibernate on Ubuntu 15.10

ACER ASPIRE 4560-Sb601 - Ubuntu 15.10 I executed the command "sudo pm-hibernate" on Ubuntu 15.10 and could not access BIOS or boot anymore. Grub2 appears, but boot stops with the following lines: ...
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Unable to boot on Debian Live CD on my HP Laptop - “Selected boot image did not authenticate”

I'm trying to boot from a Debian Live CD (the debian-8.5.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso available here: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.5.0/amd64/bt-dvd/). It doesn't work when I just let the computer start ...
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Laptop not booting : queries about boot process

I had a really old Dell Latitude C500 Laptop lying around, and for some reason I decided to dismantle it completely and put it back together (following this manual). When I reassembled and tried to ...
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Skype starts on boot, ignoring the option setting

For the last two days, Skype has been starting when I boot my computer. This is happening on both of my computers (both of which are Windows 7). Up until that point, Skype did not display this ...
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Dell 7720 - 8 beeps screen failure after bios POST

So there are a couple of questions around here about dell laptops having 8 beeps, all pointing to the screen failing or being disconnected. My screen was broken, thus I removed it completely, ...
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Moving from single-boot Windows 10 to another single-boot Windows 10, with transitional dual-boot

I installed Windows 10 on my HDD, the HDD is dying now (sometimes stops working), I installed separate Windows 10 on SSD. I want only OS on the SSD to exist eventually, but in the mean time I prefer ...
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Computer screen glitched, can't boot normally

When I was using my laptop, my screen went crazy and I got BSOD. Now I can not boot it normally but can boot in Safe Mode & Networking (haven't tried Command Prompt one). I've tried System ...
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Cannot boot but hdd is detected

My HDD is spinning and detected by BIOS but it is saying "No boot device found" What's wrong with it? Is it bricked? Is data recovery possible? I have tried resetting the BIOS settings to default but ...
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Dual boot existing Windows 10 with new Windows 10 on new drive

I couldn't find a resource about two Windows 10 installs on different drives dual booting. I'll be building a more powerful PC soon but I have an existing Windows 10 drive with a lot of stuff ...
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What's wrong with the i7 6700k and asus z170 pro gaming?

Hi i'm recently building a new rig. Since my old pc died after 7 years. So i thought, my time as come. Here's my build CPU - i7 6700k mobo: asus z170 pro gaming RAM: g skill 2x8gb @3000 mhz (checked ...
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Computer not booting after hard drive disconnect

I have four drives in my computer 500 GB HDD ext4 for data 2 TB HDD ntfs for data 250 GB SSD with debian linux 128 GB SSD with windows7 I have windows installed first and later installed debian ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 persistent boot stick

So far I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on an usb-stick (Cinnamon Desktop, 64 bit, I also verified the checksum, just dding it on my usb-stick). Now I want to have a persistent usb-stick. From what I've ...
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How to boot Windows over LAN cable?

I have a laptop and a computer. Suddenly, my computer's hard drive is broken. So, I'm using my laptop hard drive to make a new partition and install Windows on my computer. And I want to use my laptop ...
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SSD detected on my Windows but not detected on BIOS boot

My Notebook had problem with boot priority. So I have HDD on main port and I just added SSD for my second port (replace my CD/DVD drive). I had problem with my main port so i cant replace it for SSD. ...
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PC wont boot another OS than Xubuntu 16

I'm trying to make an old PC useful. Is a Pentium 4 HT 3GHz, I did put a SATA HD and 3GB RAM, a nVidia GForce Fx 5200 128MB so it still can work ok. I chosen Ubuntu but the Unity interface is to heavy,...
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What to do if Windows keeps getting corrupted?

For the second time now, my PC has just randomly not been able to boot and got stuck in an automatic repair loop. The error code I get when trying to boot is 0xc000021a. I've tried everything and it ...
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kali linux stuck in log in after veil-evasion install

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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Nightmare Mode:No booting from USB,LIVECD or OS using a laptop

I am feeling very stupid. I cannot boot from CD, I cannot boot from USB and I have no OS installed on the laptop. Backstory: This computer is old. I couldn't boot from usb or cd, but wanted to ...
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Boot Repair Disc : GPT detected

Today, I decided to format my whole system and installed win7 first for which i created two partitions one for c drive and other for keeping my data and remaining space unallocated. After this ...
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Memory access on 32/64 bit Windows, freeze

So I have this old laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 and I tried upgrading it's RAM from 2GB to 2*4GB (8GB). I was on a Windows 8 x32, and it worked, but only 3 out of 8GB were usable. So I tried to ...
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How to install Windows on Linux

I need to install windows (7-10) under linux. I found a way to deploy wim-image, i have a problem with bootloader. I didn't find a way to boot from grub directly. I wanna try to copy bootmgr via dd. ...
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Laptop black screen, no boot, only fan is spinning?

I have Samsung NP350E7C-A01US laptop. It was working like a charm. Today I removed RAM and inserted another one. It worked fine. After that, inserted old RAM, but it didn't boot. When I press ...