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

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Mount an sshfs via macfuse at boot

I want to mount an sshfs folder at boot under Mac OSX: I'm using Macfusion right now, that is a GUI for MacFUSE, but I have to mount the folder manually. How can I achieve that?
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program not starting on login as it requires UAC prompt

I have a program that requires administrative privileges to run (i.e. the UAC prompts when it starts) Can i have this program run at start-up? its in the registry key ...
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Why are start-up times faster on Windows 8? [closed]

A few people have done benchmarks comparing Windows 8 to Windows 7. Many features don't improve, but consistently, startup time is better. Why does Windows 8 start up faster compared to Windows 7? ...
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How to start different profiles with Google Chrome when startup?

How do I start different profiles with Google Chrome with different favorites, and so on?
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Is there something like a BIOS in Windows 8? [closed]

Is there something like a BIOS in Windows 8? How can I set up the boot device priority? My problem occurs when switching on my computer. It immediately goes to Windows 8 loading screen without ...
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How can I take a screenshot of my logon screen in Windows 7?

Ideally, this can be done for a non-virtual installation of Windows 7 and without the use of an RDP client connection. There are numerous blog posts, how-to's, etc that include screen shots of the ...
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How do the 'EFI system partition' and UEFI *.efi files relate?

I read that there needs to be an EFI system partition. The EFI System partition is a partition on a data storage device that is used by machines that adhere to the Extensible Firmware ...
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How to disable jusched.exe on Windows 7 64-bit?

I have recently purchased a new laptop from an OEM with Windows 7 64-bit. This system came pre-installed with (among other stuff) the Java Runtime Environment (64bit). This has put the "jusched.exe" ...
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What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?

This is more or less a continuation of What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM? While I have more or less accepted the solution there that for some mysterious reason, after a BIOS upgrade ...
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Delay Windows programs launching at boot?

On Windows XP I use 18 programs. In startup it makes 2-3 minutes to load all of them. Anti virus, translator, unlocker, file indexer, download manager, instant messenger etc.. I need all of them and ...
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Is possible to boot on PXE over a WiFi device?

As I know it is possible to boot up some bootable images (like Linux, Clonezilla, management applications and others) over a PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) server with an Ethernet device (802.3). ...
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rsync hack to bounce files between two unconnected servers

Here's the connection: [Server1] <---> [my desktop] <---> [Server2] Server1 and server2 are not permitted to talk directly to eachother (don't ask). My desktop, however is able to ...
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Tricks to speedup startup time? Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce Windows 7 boot times? What can i do to make my computer load up faster? i could swear it was a lot faster in the past. My suspicion is the windows ...
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grub: how to boot into ISO partition

I have copied an ISO file into a partition (i.e. dd if=isofile of=/dev/sdb1). How can I boot into that partition via GRUB? When I try just with chainloader (hd1,0)+1, it says unknown executable ...
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How do I solve an 'lsass.exe' application error shown at the Windows XP boot?

When I turn on my PC under Windows (XP) it passes the loading stage but except showing me the explorer, it shows lsass.exe Application error: the application failed to initialize properly ...
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Boot USB from parallels VM (trick with ISO/floppy)

A couple of years ago it was not possible to boot from USB on every computer (where the BIOS doesn't support this). There was a tiny ISO image which allows for booting from a USB stick. Now we have ...
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Configuring Background Tasks to Autorun as Administrator

I am trying to figure out how to run a program that requires administrator access to autorun. Some programs like DuMeter, Speedfan, or ATI Tray Tools require administrator access to interface with ...
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How can I find out why my computer is taking so long to boot?

My computer takes 2:37 to boot (according to Soluto) (avg. 1:05). As you can see by the information I've included, this shouldn't be so. I can't for the life of me figure out why. I've always had ...
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How to embed-assign a catalog assigned driver?

"Drivers can be signed in one of two ways: catalog signing (which includes the signature in a catalog file) or embedded signing (which embeds the signature in the driver file)." I was looking over a ...
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When installing Windows 7, CDBOOT error 5 appears: Cannot boot from CD; why?

I am installing Windows 7 on an old machine. I can not even get it to boot. I get this error message: CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5 Boot Failure from Previous Device.. Boot Failure from ...
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Windows 8 Run script on startup

Recently installed the Win8 RTM on my MacBook air and made a short AutoHotkey script to reverse the scrolling to be like MacOSX Lion. My question is... how do you run a script at startup on Windows ...
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How do I prevent Linux services from auto-starting?

I have recently migrated from Windows to Linux (xubuntu) I am a developer and have installed everything I need, LAMP. In Windows I used to turn off all unnecessary services - I don't need the Apache ...
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Boot from USB using GRUB

My friend's laptop was in a car accident (he's fine!). However the laptop is very old its an Acer Aspire 1520 the CD-rom drive is broken and there is no floppy drive. I made him a USB boot before I ...
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Windows XP: is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in the system event log?

Is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in Windows XP? I mean logging these events in the system event log. For example I can hack a jscript like this // this is log_startup.js var shell = ...
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How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD?

I have a 500 Gb hard drive currently split into two partitions: +---------------------+--------------+ | Data (D:\) | System (C:\) | +---------------------+--------------+ Now, I just ...
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Init scripts per user

There is a script (more like a command) which I would like to be executed on a per user-login basis. I've heard of init.d scripts but those require root permissions and are not per-user customizable ...
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Command prompt as SYSTEM user (Win 7)

How can I get a command prompt as the SYSTEM user on Windows 7? Context: I'm testing a computer startup script and I need to figure out the behavior of a command when run as SYSTEM rather than my ...
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Windows 8 stops booting after installation of Visual Studio 2012 Desktop

I installed "Visual Studio 2012 Express Desktop" on my "Windows 8 Pro". The installer succeeded and told me to restart the system. I obeyed. Now the system hangs somewhere in the bootprocess and my ...
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Ubuntu install boots into BusyBox

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a wiped drive and for some reason when i choose the install option, it goes to the BusyBox built in shell. Can anyone tell me why it would do that and how to get to the ...
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How to create bootable DOS USB stick which sees NTFS drives?

How to create bootable DOS USB stick which sees NTFS drives ? I've found ntfs4dos.exe by Mark Russinovich, but I don't know how to use it with dos. Also I've found many ways to create DOS bootable ...
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How do I run an Automator action, shell script or AppleScript on startup in OS X?

I know you can run applications on startup on a Mac, but can you run an Automator action, a Service, a shell script, or an AppleScript on startup instead? I also know you can save all of these as an ...
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Run Program Before Login Screen Appears [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I start a program even before Windows starts itself? I want Windows to run a command line program before it even loads the login (or Welcome) screen. If you've ...
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What does “mounting a root file system” exactly means?

In the boot process of Linux we have the initrd that is a root file system and is mounted before the real root file system become ready to mount. What is the procedure of mounting? What should happen ...
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Delay before booting?

Booting will start only after 5-10 minutes. If we go for BIOS, it will also take that much time. At that time monitor showing intel pentium 4 logo. My Mother board is intel 845 GlAD and ...
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How do I manage what programs startup in Windows 8?

There's a nifty new tab in the 'Task Manager' called 'Startup' where I can manage the program that run at startup. BUT... It doesn't show all of the application that run at startup: Some of the ...
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Is a /boot partition always necessary?

Should I create a /boot partition every time I install a Linux distro? Is a difference between having a /boot partition and making the / partition bootable?
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How do I prevent disk renumbering on reboot in OS X?

I have 3 physical drives in my Mac Pro with Mac OS X 10.6.4. Occasionally after rebooting the machine, the disk numbering changes such that the /dev/disk# does not reference the same drive as it did ...
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Reducing video mode switching during Linux boot

When I boot up my desktop computer, which only has Linux on it, the video mode and/or console font gets switched four times: When GRUB starts, it switches from 80x25 text to a graphical mode so it ...
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What happens when a computer starts?

I'm trying to understand what happens when a computer is turned on. How the computer works on startup, various initializations that take place, etc. For example, is the bootstrap loader the first ...
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Cannot Boot Win 8 - Nor Correct Boot Files?

UPDATE: I was able to create a Windows 8 Recovery disk from another computer. I have attempted to re-create the boot files by following this method in Command Prompt: bootrec /scanos bootrec ...
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Thinkpad T60 does not turn on

When I plug in the charge, the battery symbol and the charge symbol will light up green. Then, when I try to press the power button, the lights turn off and nothing happens. After this, the only ...
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What is DMI Pool Data and why is it verified?

What is DMI Pool Data? Every time a computer here boots up it comes a message that says Verifying DMI Pool Data............. And then it comes: AMD data changed...Update New Data to DMI! ...
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PC getting stuck at the Intel boot screen

there is this strange problem I am facing for quite a while now at the time of starting up my pc. WHERE it occurs: The problem occurs at the very first screen that appears after pressing power button ...
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Can win7 be installed on and booted from an eSATA drive?

I'm the proud owner of a Lenovo W520 which is equipped with an eSATA (eSATAp actually) port. However I'd like to attach an external eSATA drive to it, install Win7 on this external drive and boot from ...
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Where can I download “bootrec.exe”?

I have my Windows 7 x64 ISO on my pendrive, but WinToFlash app forgot to install the MBR (again). The only PC I have, uses x86 Win7 , so it won't install the bootrec.exe, since that is a 64bit ...
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C:\Program Files\Microsoft opens at startup

I'm not sure this question belongs on ServerFault, so feel free to close it if it doesn't. I'm running Windows XP. A few weeks ago, my computer started to automatically open the C:\Program ...
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How to prevent Microsoft Lync adding startup entry in Windows?

Microsoft lync makes my laptop boot very slowly and if I disable it from startup, the laptop boots fine and quick. However the issue is, if I start lync again, it puts an entry to startup. So I end up ...
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Is it possible to boot a consumer i7 system with a Xeon processor and ECC memory?

I have read a couple of blog posts on the Internet that appear to imply one can boot at least some i7 motherboards with unbuffered ECC memory and a Xeon 43xx processor installed. I can boot my MSI ...
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windows 7 - autostart with admin rights

I have a programm (speed fan controller for acer notebook, called 1810tray.52). This tool seems to require admin rights - every time I start it the UAC asks me for permission. Now I want to have this ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 on a Mac Mini 2010 (Model #A1347) Boot up problem - blank screen

Ubuntu 10.10 on a Mac Mini 2010 (Model #A1347) Hi, I just bought a Mac Mini with the following specs: 2.4ghz Intel core 2 Duo Nvidia Geforce 320M graphics HDMI and Mini display port I installed ...