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

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Install Windows on a raw disk image in virtualbox and then use it as dual boot with linux

I currently have a laptop with linux in it. I'd like to install Windows 7 on dual boot with it but instead of doing it with a usb drive I was wondering if it was possible to create a raw disk image ...
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cloning hard drive as backup strategy - ensure bootable

I've found a number of similar scenarios on this site and serverfault but still unclear about one thing. Basically I want to rsync from one 2TB drive to another 2TB drive and run this nightly. In ...
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Windows 10 has random prolonged boot (Explorerinit phase)

I already posted my problem in other forum, but I didn't find any solution, so here we go: So recently I got a Dell XPS 15 9550. I immediately re-formatted it and install everything from scratch. I'm ...
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Numlock on by default on Kali Linux

I am fairly new to this version of Linux. I have it set so that when it boots, it automatically boots into the GUI for the operating system. This means when I load up the OS I am greeted with a login ...
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How to enter UEFI BIOS on Acer Aspire One, when windows 10 has disabled F2?

Web searches show that F2 is the key to enter BIOS on Acer Aspire One and it was working fine when my system had windows 8. When I upgraded to Windows 10 recently, I see that F2 is not working. I ...
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Booting IDE as master, no boot, no operatingsys (/w status need?)

Have been making use of this forum for years, now it's time to make my own, first question! Gheghe I have been braking my head on this one. Partitioning status (IDE must be booted in another PC) ...
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Errors in script which runs on boot

I have made an installer script of my architecture which runs on boot, and I added it to chkconfig: #!/bin/bash # # chkconfig: 2345 99 30 # description: Product Installer Service # if [ -f ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu with live USB

and sorry for bothering you, I have just bought an MSI PE60. I have installed Windows 10 in Legacy boot mode, so I have to install Ubuntu in Legacy mode, too. I want to install Ubuntu with the Live ...
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Dell dual HDD, dual boot, hide the two systems from each other

I have Latitude E6540 which I got from the company I work for. I installed an SSD in the optical bay to boot my own Windows image which I can use for whatever I want (unlike the company one). My ...
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Can't boot system from USB bootable drive

Is there any way to check from the command prompt the boot order, because when I start my computer up, I have no idea what key I have to press, I tried f10, f12, f8, and pressing like most of the f ...
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SSD not powering on before other drives causing windows to not start

I am not a beginner/novice with computers, hardware and software. I just can't figure out how to fix this. I have installed a new mother board and plugged my SSD drive with Windows 10 already ...
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Booting linux from grub2 gets kernel panic - root=null

I'm doing my own homebrewed version of linux. The distro works fine but I need to update it to use EFI and GPT partitions. My problem now is that I can't for the life of me get grub2 to boot it. I ...
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Laptop fails to boot when plugged in but not on battery

My laptop is getting older (4-5 years old now) and I am having frequent issues with it failing to boot (freezing on BIOS screen, on Windows loading screen, on login screen, or some point in between). ...
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External USB devices are not recognized by WinPE

I am attempting to push a .wim image through the latest version of WinPE and although WinPE boots up, no USB devices are recognized at all, including the one that WinPE booted from. I tried changing ...
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MacBook Pro not recognising 1 (it's own) SSD

This MacBook Pro was upgraded with an SSD, few months after came back with the "Question Mark" Folder, done checks, replaced SATA cable. All good. Now back again with the "same problem". Done checks. ...
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How to create a basic yet useful USB toolbox with a selection screen?

I'm an EasyTech at Staples, and I had an idea on how to make my job easier and make me work more efficiently on computers. My idea is to create a USB toolbox. Similar to what the company provides us. ...
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Windows no longer boots, computer goes straight to BIOS

I built myself a PC about 3 years ago. I5-4670 H87-Plus mobo Asus GTX 760 Samsung SSD boot drive Seagate HDD (storage and non-essential programs) 8GB RAM Corsair RM650 PSU A few days ago, ...
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Laptop won't boot after bad overclock attempt

I have an ASUS G750JX laptop running Windows 8.1 that's recently been experiencing difficulty booting. The hard disk light flickers off after a few seconds and the computer just sits on a black screen ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31A not booting

I have been trying to repair a Asus Zenbook UX31A for quite some time and would like to pick your brains, because I am finally out of ideas. When I received the Zenbook it was not booting, not ...
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Install alternative operating system when supervisor password prevents boot from DVD/USB

I would like to replace Windows by Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad T440S. So here is the problem: BIOS settings prevent DVD/USB boot BIOS has a supervisor password (i dont have that one) and I cant ...
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live boot usb wont boot with grub 2.0 installed on my kali linux sana 2.0

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 running kali linux 2.0 and ive had some issues with it that ive had to fix and ive decided that i want to try and run another linux distro such as arch or back box but when ...
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Disable fast boot without keyboard (keyboard-less laptop)

I ripped out the hardware of a three year old ASUS (no exact model) laptop and built a case for it out of wood, for hanging on the kitchen wall. Then I started noodling around i BIOS and long story ...
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Reinstall GRUB, which device to use?

Earlier today my computer's boot drive had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 installed quite happily on it. I could choose whether to boot Ubuntu or Windows via GRUB. I was also able to launch Ubuntu as a ...
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Fix boot loading chain on Windows 8.1 after change in partition list

I am trying to boot a Dell XPS 17 laptop into an SSD drive and I experience a silent failure that I can't really figure out. From the looks of it, the bootloader chain is broken. I'm a one-person ...
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How can I set up the boot menu in my ASUS PC BIOS to automatically use windows manager instead of SATA to boot up?

My ASUS CM6431 came with windows 8 and now can't boot up since upgraded to windows 10. I can manually boot it up every time it restarts by changing the primary booting from SATA to windows after ...
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Assuming you can't directly boot into a linux system, how do you make the bootstrap?

What are the actual steps, assuming you had a set of c header files that described the memory mapped devices in your system, to make the initial running kernel? I know everyone just boots off a live ...
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Error Win 7 - A hard disk could not be found. If hard disk is installed, it is not responding

I am getting a BSOD on my PC during start up, when it says starting windows, if I go into start up repair and run start up repair it gives the root cause of "A hard disk could not be found. If hard ...
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PC won't POST w/ Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB

Issue I've just received a new pair of Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2x8GB) 1.35V DDR3L 2133MHz but my system does not boot and shows a 53/55 error code. Current setup Interestingly the PC boots ...
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Computer boots when I switch off the lights

I have more details regarding My computer boots up during the night. I got a used halogen lamp with a transformer and can reliably reproduce the following: Computer and lamp are running I shut down ...
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PC boot loop bug, how to enter bios if none of the 'F' keys work?

A laptop (Samsung NP270) was running OK but after several Windows updates on windows 8.1 it started an endless boot loop, showing 2 screens First screen: Windows logo Second screen: BSOD saying ...
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Cannot boot to a Windows usb disk [closed]

I have legacy boot enabled and have tried to forcefully boot to it but it says: "No partition active". I need to boot into this to do a system repair.
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Explanation of Chain loading in Boot loaders

I have a question. What chain loading in Boot loader means? Could you simply explain? Best Regards, Michael
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“Invalid partition table” when booting system

I have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop. I have replaced the CD drive with SSD. Then I partitioned both disks, They both have msdos partition table with two primary partitions. No flags on the partitions. ...
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Windows 10 - MEMORY_MANAGEMENT bsod on startup after installing linux dual boot

I recently installed a Kali linux dual boot on my laptop, and now every time i try to boot into windows, it crashes with a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error before it even reaches the login screen. I've ...
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Universal way to temporarily reverse boot order with bcdedit.exe

Situation I've got two boot-configurations. Let's say the UUID's are {1234} and {4321}. Default is {1234} What I want When {1234} is booted, I want to switch the boot order from {1234} {4321} to ...
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Fix Dropbox icon in Xubuntu on system startup

Dropbox's icon also is broken in Xubuntu 16.04 Beta 2. Since 14.04, I've found two solutions to solve it, but none of them work if I put these commands in a shell file and throw it at /etc/init.d/. ...
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Cant boot Windows 7

I just bought a new computer, this is the specs ASUS M52AD-XTREME-NR005T Intel i5-4460 / 8GB / 2TB / GTX960 2GB / I burned a copy of Windows 7 on a DVD and want to install it on my new computer, but ...
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How to revive my windows 10 after installing ubuntu?

I have 3 hard disk drives, 500 G blue, 1Tgreen, 1T blue cavier! I have installed a windows 7 on my 500Gig HDD. and recently (actually couple of months ago) I installed windows 10 64bit on my newly ...
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Windows 10 freezes after having contact with linux

Thread title might be funny but in reality it's a nightmare. I've already read that one which seems to be similar to my problem. OP out there stumbled upon freezing while having two drives connected ...
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NAS Built With Consumer Grade Components Won't Boot

I have recently switched out the power supply and boot drive of a NAS I built. I also added a DVD drive and two screws to the motherboard (which have since been removed). After I did this, pressing ...
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Confusion waking laptop from sleep/hibernate

I have a HP Pavilion x2 laptop. It was originally on W8.1 now W10. Both cases, the same problem remains in that when we try to open the laptop we get problems. Typically it won't appear to do ...
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Can EFI/UEFI theoretically steal LUKS password?

I usually keep my data private by encrypting the whole hard drive. My previous notebook had BIOS, without UEFI. I have bought macbook, want to install linux in dualboot there. So I wonder if EFI can ...
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Windows 10 stuck on boot

Today when i started my computer it got stuck on the windows 10 boot logo. The dotted circle stopped spinning after a few times and freezed. I to shut it down using the power button and when i started ...
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UEFI boot and data disk

I'm on Windows 10 and I'm ready to convert to UEFI boot, but I want to know, if I need to have all my disks with GPT or only disk from which I will boot. Because my data disk is really full and ...
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no bootable medium found system halted windows 7

I am using windows 7 64bit. I need to create one more windows and i have to work on IE10. Basically my need is, i have IE11 but i need to work on IE10. for this, i have installed Virtual Box and i ...
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PC Powering off during boot

My PC is performing strangely the past 2 days. If my pc starts up with a normal boot, restart etc. everything is fine. On the other hand if it is "fast-booting", the windows boot logo is displayed ...
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My hp ProBook 4540s is stuck in hp logo

I was trying to delete Ubuntu 14.0.4 system from my laptop using windows 7. So I ran Windows 7 and i opened disk management and i deleted a disk that has the size of 58 GB wich is supposed to include ...
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Computer 'clicking' and HDD's undetected

My homebuilt 2007 Intel Pentium E2180 system is having serious hard drive problems . This is the story ...... So , today , I opened my computer because one of the HDD's installed was not getting ...
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Does rsyncing a Linux boot disk require any caveats to run off the copy?

The new server to run CentOS7 is on order. It will have a 60 GB SSD for CentOS 7 and four internal hard drives. The internal hard drives will run in a software RAID1 for three disk mirroring plus the ...
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USB Drive Only Detected If Connected At Boot

I'm running Elementary OS, a Linux distro based on Ubuntu. My computer would only detect a USB device (including USB flash drives, portable hard drives, graphic tablets, etc.) if it is connected ...