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

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Unable to access BIOS, black screen, beeps

Recently changed to Ubuntu, wanting to try out and learn the command line, etc. Then after about 2 weeks I wanted to change to a harder Linux distribution, like arch, so I proceeded to make a boot ...
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No bootable device when using EUFI boot mode

I've had an eventful weekend whilst 'upgrading' to Windows 10. The initial upgrade from Windows 8 to 10 went fine, however once finished my machine seemed a lot slower and 'clunkier' than usual, so I ...
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How to set a program to startup on boot for all users in windows 10?

I have to start some program when the computer boots, for all users, and possibly before the user login. So how and where does I have to put them?
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What is “dev-mapper-fedora\x2dRoot.device”

I have an laptop with i7 processor on which I use Fedora 22. Initially few weeks ago It had startup time of 2min 41sec as provided by systemd-analyze. After following several articles and answers on ...
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atombios stuck in loop for more than 5 seconds - Ubuntu installation error

I have an HP G62 laptop. Its graphical card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v. Windows 8 is the Operating System which is running on it. I have a BIOS firmware and not a UEFI. Yesterday, I decided to ...
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Computer won't boot into any OS

The title may seem vague, but I've tried so many things that I'm not even sure what to label the issue as. I got a new PC so stored my old PC parts away. I then got a new case so thought I'd put ...
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Computer boots to black screen in Ubuntu 12.04 after trying to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode”

I was trying to install the GHMM packages in Python. I followed the instructions in The General Hidden Markov Model library. After that I followed their procedure: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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EXT4 partition didn't get any free space after expansion

I have expanded the root partition on my Banana Pi using the following script: fdisk /dev/mmcblk0 <<EOF p d $PART_NUM n p $PART_NUM $PART_START p w EOF After a reboot I got a 32 GB partition ...
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Windows 10 Session Init takes too long

I recently installed Windows 10 on HP ProBook 4530s and after it automatically installed all the drivers, rebooted and all the subsequent boot-ups take up to 1:30 min even with fast boot on. What is ...
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Minimal Kiosk Browser not working with xinit on boot

I have a problem with a booting sequence in my Raspberry Pi. My goal is to have a Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb) run in a boot sequence. To do that, I made changes in script /etc/rc.local: (...) sh ...
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Windows boot Issues after HD Swap

I replaced my existing primary HD with a new SSD and put a fresh Windows 10 on it. What I noticed was that during and after the installation, any reboot throws up a black screen with a blinking ...
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Windows 10 update doesn't start after update from windows 7

I recieve the windows 10, download it and start the update. It started copying data and on 8 percent or something like that made a restart. After the restart the PC started and I recieve the message: ...
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Windows 7 reboots aftr bios logo with no message

PC manufactured somewere in 2008, with asus motherboard and bios. Yesterday i put it ti a sleep mode, and then "unplugged power cable". After few hous i tried to boot my PC and now my computer always ...
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How to automatically enable numlock on Windows 10 logon

Upon cold boot up or even a restart, the num lock is always disabled in Windows 10. Is there a fix for this?
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Run `sudo` command at startup/bootup on Mac OS X

How to run a sudo on command line when a Mac startup? Specifically, I'm trying to run the following line on Mountain Lion: sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8080 tcp from any to any 80 in There are ...
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HP 110-430 Desktop PC - Can't boot into anything after EasyBCD's “Write MBR”

After upgrading my windows 8.1 install to windows 10 about a week ago (week ago), I decided that I no longer wanted the Windows/Ubuntu dual boot I had setup. So, in an attempt to delete GRUB and set ...
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Issues after installing Windows 10

I had Windows 8 on my laptop and I installed Windows 10 yesterday.I chose "Keep your files" option during the installation wizard and the installation went successfully.But when it booted up, the ...
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WINDOWS 10 - Error Windows Update 10 = Error in phase “ SAFE_OS ” with the operator error with “ BOOT ”

For days I tried several ways to install Windows 10 . With Windows Update I have always an error and with the media creation tool microsoft I have this message: " The installation failed in SAFE_OS ...
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recovery partition won't boot - sony vaio windows 10

right, so as the title says, I have a recovery partition that i used many times before using the vaio rescue system. recently though i have installed windows 10 over the win7 that came with the ...
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How to make ISOLINUX loaded RAMDisk writeable?

I'm currently using ISOLINUX to create a bootable MS-DOS 6.22 image in the RAM. This is working pretty well! I can stuff the folders CDROOT and isolinux in this setup and then create a new ISO with ...
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system boots directly to windows without giving boot options

I used to have F2 and F12 options during the boot process before entering Windows. After I installed Windows 10, the boot process appears to be locked. I can access the BIOS only through the recovery ...
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Computer wont boot from USB

This is not linked to hackintosh in any way, its to do with the computer and not the software For the past 3 weeks, I have been trying to boot the hackintosh installer (Yosemite zone and many others) ...
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Windows 7 Blank/Black Screen after Startup on AMD Radeon 7000 Series

I am tryting to fix a pc in my office, it's on Windows 7 64Bit, Core2Duo Processor and 4GB of Ram. Problem is when I try to boot, after the windows logo, there's only a blank/black screen. How ever ...
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How can I start Windows on a different physical drive that has a copied partition?

I recently installed Windows 10, and I wanted to compare the time it takes to boot on an SSD and an HDD. For inexplicable reasons, I figured that if I copy my :C partition on my SSD and create a ...
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UEFI dual boot messed up attempt

I was trying to for the first time dual boot my computer With Windows 8.1 Kali Linux I didn't Have an Idea About What UEFI means so naturally I made a partition, then I Went to the "BIOS" menu and ...
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Toshiba E45T-A4100 won't boot up

Screen stuck on Leading innovation screen. Won't boot up. hard drive tested and says it's fine. Tried a Recovery USB but when I select the USB option, the screen goes gray. Nothing. What could it ...
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Windows 10 and Linux Dual Boot on SSD and Data on HDD

So I am planning to do this dual-boot configuration: SSD (120 GB) Windows Boot Partition. Would contain all system folders. This is effectively the C:\ partition. HDD (1 TB) Linux Partition(s). ...
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How to load an ISO file into RAM and boot MS-DOS from it?

I don't have much experience in doing this, so I'm here to ask for help. My problem is: I want to load an ISO into my RAM from an USB flash drive. Included in that ISO should be a running MS-DOS ...
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Recover a Windows partition after installing Ubuntu on dual boot

I've just installed Ubuntu on my laptop on dual boot and now I can't start up on Windows 7, I don't have the GRUB menu that allows me to choose an OS. When installing Ubuntu, I reducted my Windows ...
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Asus boot menu not showing, only sound

I got no idea if this is the right place to ask this, but I'll try anyways. I originally had Windows 8 on my computer, then I changed to Ubuntu 14.04 for not some days ago. I did a complete ...
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system init and logging failure for diskless pxe boot

I'm going to set up a disk-less cluster and as the first step, I configured a Debian(Jessie) installation as the server and its dhcp, tftp, nfs according to ...
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Netbook won't turn on apart from backlight

The light indicating battery power is flashing green. The backlight comes on and I can see the mouse but nothing else happens. I haven't dropped it or gotten it wet. However I turned it on this ...
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Partitions become free space after every reboot

I just bought a brand new laptop computer. Unfortunately it had problem and the support service had to give it a new HDD. After successfully reinstalled Windows, I noticed a strange thing that all of ...
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Why does windows 8.1 boot time increase with the presense of more than 50k installed fonts

I test fonts for a living. I have a windows 8.1 computer (yoga 3 pro) with 8gigs of RAM. I have noticed that after installing all my fonts from my previous machine (windows xp), my boot up time has ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows 7 Boot sector / MBR

Accidentally run the following on system drive instead of USB. OS: Windows 7. 1 system partition and 1 unformatted partition. Now still haven't rebooted while writing this. On C disk root can see ...
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Computer won't boot with DVI monitor plugged in

I am having an issue with my Dell Inspiron 660. It has an AMD Radeon HD 6570 graphics card with a monitor connected via the DVI port. The problem is, the computer won't boot with the monitor plugged ...
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HDD not present in the BIOS boot order

In the BIOS SATA devices I can see my HDD listed. When I boot with a live CD, I can use the HDD. But the HDD is not listed in the boot order selection page of the BIOS. If I use an other HDD, he is ...
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When I boot a USB in UEFI mode, it just boots windows instead. Legacy mode works fine

I've been trying to get a dualboot setup of Windows (8.1 when I started, now 10) and Ubuntu for a while now. When I install in legacy mode, I cannot get the grubloader to appear. I can look at my ...
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ACPI USB Keyboard Power On does not work (asrock z77 extreme4)

I have bios version 2.90 (latest) on an Asrock z77 extreme4 motherboard. In the bios I've enabled under ACPI 'USB Keyboard/Remote Power On' but when the system is powered off, nothing happens when I ...
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Error when booting iPod Video 5G after installing SD card

I bought a used iPod video (A1136) as a project piece to install an SSD in and run Rockbox. I bought a ZIF>CF>SD adapter and am using a 128GB SD Card. I got everything connected correctly and the ...
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How to move a system partition?

I have ST380(80gb) hard disk that has only 1 partition with Windows Vista and i have ST500(500gb) hard disk which i want to be the system disk. In order to achieve this i created a copy of system ...
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windows doesn't recognize recovery partition

I delete all my partition in my SSD and I install a new operating system. before that I copy all files of recovery partition to external disk also hidden files. I thought that if I set a external disk ...
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Can't get to BIOS settings on Samsung laptop

I have a Samsung NP300V5A laptop. I forget to turn off UEFI boot prior to installing Windows 10. After installation, I found that I can't get to the BIOS settings; F2, F10, and ESC don't work. After ...
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Can't enter password on Windows 10 Login screen

I updated to Windows 10, but it doesn't recognize my keyboard at the blue login screen so I can't type in my password. I can get into the startup menu by mashing esc and navigate around so I know my ...
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How to fix my Windows boot loader after botched Ubuntu install [duplicate]

So, the bootloader on my computer is messed up and I'm trying to fix it. I have two issues: Initially, I installed Windows 7, which went great. Issue #1: Then, I installed Ubuntu and wanted to dual ...
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Laptop starting up to BIOS everytime. OS boots after exiting from BIOS

Toshiba Satellite L850 is always booting to the BIOS, not the OS. Always I have to manually exit the BIOS to boot the OS. The HDD is the first priority in the BIOS. Some disk error check is also ...
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How do I reinstall windows 8

I have a Lenovo Z510 laptop which came with windows 8 ( or 8.1 I can't remember) and I upgraded to windows 10 but after that booting up got very slow then I decided to refresh the OS after looking it ...
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Can I move data from recovery dvd to usb, to boot from usb

I have made recovery disc using Dell backup and recovery software, but I cannot recover from it because it asks me insert disc 2 and make no progress after I inserted it. I am using dell inspiron ...
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Booting Fedora22 from a non live usb drive

I am trying to install fedora on a flash drive and then boot off of it from a pc that is not especially accessible. I tried setting every thing to by label to get past the uuid issue. I got it to ...
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Can't recover with exernal disk

When I bought my PC(VAIO Z) I open the recovery partition and I copy all the files existing,and I past in a external disk.(just copy/past. NO create recover partition). and I delete the recovery ...