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

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Nvidia graphic card gets suspended on cold boot

Well I have a Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS graphic card that has developed problems during the recent times. When I first power up my machine the graphic card wont sent DVI signals to the LCD screen. It ...
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How can I install Windows 7 to a HDD in a caddy from within Windows 7?

Is it possible to connect an internal drive (e.g. SATA 2.5") to a USB caddy and install Windows 7 to that drive (from within Windows 7) such that it can be removed from the caddy, connected via SATA ...
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How to prevent users from booting at safe mode

I need to prevent users from booting at safe mode because they are using it to cheat on Kaspersky endpoint security.
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Linux Mint: Set eth0 to static IP now linux won't boot

I set my desktop running Linux Mint 16 to a static ip. The idea being I could connect to the desktop as a server. This way I could access my bitnami lamp stack from my laptop if I wanted to program in ...
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Dell Laptop Black screen issue

I had a problem with my laptop start up it was showing me black screen i.e. no signal on the system. I found a question related to similar problem with lenovo thinkpad and I followed those steps - ...
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Long beep after formatting an Acer X1430 desktop

I booted up this machine using a Fedora Live USB stick, did a backup and proceeded to format the hard drive using GParted. Opened the disk tray and inserted my Windows 7 installation disk. Everything ...
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Fixing a broken UEFI boot loader?

So recently I got a new SSD, and was moving my Linux boot partition to the new disk. All went well, there wasn't any problems and the OS booted successfully. My problem is that I then went to cleanup ...
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Laptop won't boot to either the CD/DVD or to a USB Flash Drive

Update: Apparently Diskpart should display unused usb ports as well as the DVD/CD player. Mine doesn't. All I can see here is the laptop hard drive. I'm suspecting this is a more serious issue ...
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Install windows on a second partition without creating an entry in the boot menu

I have a PC and want to install windows on a second partition. However, when the machine boots I do not want to modify the boot menu to show two operating systems. Instead I would like to access the ...
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Kali Linux Live USB: Flashing _ on boot-up

I have installed Kali Linux onto a Live USB using dd if=kali.iso of=/dev/sdb1 However, upon boot it just has a flashing _ in the top left corner...
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Intel i5-4670k based system rebooting constantly

TL;DR: My PC is stuck in an endless boot cycle, but on (long?) cold boots it will boot normally for ~20 minutes. Never had any major issues with this build in the past 6 months of owning it (besides ...
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Could slowness/sluggishness at startup on a new MacBook be a hardware issue?

Symptom 1: After selecting region, the OS setup UI froze, I’ve researched, went back (took some time for UI to respond, like minutes), and continued setup, no slowness after that point (might have ...
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How can I enter BIOS with ASUS Book Flip (TP500LA) if the screen is flipped?

I have 2 OS on my Asus Book Flip installed, Windows 8 and Android. I can dual boot them, works fine. But when I flip the screen (to tablet mode) the keyboard doesn't work while booting. So I ...
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My Computer doesn't find the bootable device

I installed new windows in my Acer computer. After completing my installation I found some drivers are missing so I decided to run DRIVERS PACK SOLUTION. When I restated it it displays a blue ...
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How can i figure out what program is quickly running during start up?

When i turn on my computer for the first time then start opera, a few seconds later i will see a cmd.exe window open like something is running in it, then it will close a second later. I think this ...
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What happens on Mac Air booting?

I am trying to install linux on my Mac Air i7 11" Mid-2012. How does booting work on these Macs? I have a GPT partition table, and AFAIK the process looks like this: Look for a partition with ...
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Preload Debian installer onto HDD

I have an old Pentium4 PC that I have rebuilt from spare parts and I am trying to install Debian on it so that I can use it as an homemade server. Problem is, the motherboard (model P4S800-MX) won't ...
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Computer hangs at “Verifying DMI pool data” after adding second RAM module

I have a machine that currently has one 2GB stick of DDR2 667 MHz RAM. I'm trying to upgrade to 4GB by adding a second 2GB DDR2 667 MHz stick. When I install the second stick of RAM the computer gets ...
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Change Bios boot order after PXE installation

I'm doing a PXE installation. I success to do it but I have a final problem and I don't know where to search to find this answer. After my installation I would like to switch from my network bios ...
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Cannot access administrator user on PC

I cannot access the admin user of my laptop. I have Windows 7 installed on it. When i login to the admin user it stucks on "welcome" screen. I am logged in as a guest user and trying to resolve this ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive (“read-only filesystem”)

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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How to use SSD as external drive and get the good performance?

I have my desktop which has windows 8.1 and I use it as my primary work station. I want to use Ubuntu 14.04 and I dont like to dual boot on my PC. I want to install ubuntu on external SSD and use it ...
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Can't boot from hard drive, otherwise fine

TL;DR: Stopped being able to boot from a drive, but it appears to work otherwise, what should I do with it? I've had a couple of Crucial SSDs since late 2011. No real issues, aside from one of them ...
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Asus laptop stalls with first boot image

I tried to install linux on this new Asus computer. Something went probably horribly wrong when I flagged the EFI partition as bios_grub in Gparted (the boot flag automatically unchecked itself). ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 on new PC with SSD

I just build new PC and trying to install Windows 8.1 from DVD (USB DVD ROM). I tried many different ways which from the internet but nothing is working. First attempt UEFI installation. Boot ...
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How to password protect USB UEFI boot on 8.1 w Secure Boot Disabled when Boot Order is USB-DVD-HD

I had to reverse my boot order to install dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and have Secure Boot disabled. After the install I can (only) boot linux with rEFInd on DVD - which is fine for now. It will take a ...
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Cannot boot windows after uninstalling Ubuntu

So a while ago I had a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 8. Then I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu couldn't be accessed, but I was just messing around anyway so forgot about it. Recently I tried to ...
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Dell Latitude wont boot past BIOS after Windows 10 update

I've got a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop that I was running Windows 7 on, I then tried the Windows 10 tech preview which was working fine until the first major update. It had downloaded and done a few ...
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Error loading operating system on Windows 7 Install USB

I created a Windows 7 Install USB the usual way. NTFS partition on pendrive, made it bootable, copyed all files from DVD to the pendrive, test it on my laptop. It works, at least on my laptop (HP ...
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Is MemTest86+ Testing All My Memory?

I have a Lenovo D20 workstation that's crashing on boot. 64GB of memory are installed, but /proc/meminfo reports only 2.94GB available, so I'm running memtest86+ to check for memory errors. The system ...
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Why some “Startup Programs” not starting at Windows startup?

Using Windows 10 preview version. Some of my start-up programs are not starting with Windows. I can see them from the Task Manager and they are still showing Enabled at startup. Screenshot of Task ...
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Batch is starting too fast after reboot

So i have batch1 as this REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce /V 2 /D "%~d0\bat\batch2.bat /f and then I reboot the computer (Windows 8) and batch2 starts. It seems like ...
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Where Logs about User Boot on OSX?

My friend installed Yosemite OSX to his Macbook pro. For some reason, it is lagging in the booting very much; many others have the same problem in some Macs. Mine not in the newest Macbook Air. I ...
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Windows 8.1 boot stuck

Booting system (Windows 8.1) on my laptop (ThinkPad T400) often stuck on screen with Windows logo. I can't do anything but "hard shutdown" by holding start button. Then I start it again and Windows ...
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Boot issues and choppy PC

Yesterday, when turning on my PC, it got stuck on a black screen while booting. So I pressed the reset button to restart it and then it gave me some error telling me to insert system drive and ...
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Install linux on computer that can't boot from USB, but no CD/DVD available

I have a computer (A) that I want to install linux on. The bios on A does not recognize "booting from USB". I do not have access to a CD or DVD to create a boot disc. I do however have access to other ...
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Boot USB Tails through VirtualBox?

So I have Tails 1.2 on my USB (Disk 5) and also on a partition (2) on an external hard drive (Disk 4). The USB shows up as 3.75GB and the partition is 6GB. I want to be able to boot either Disk 4 or ...
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Wlll reversing boot order in Win 8.1 provide a measure of safety when attempting dual-boot install of Ubuntu 14.04?

I am brand new here please notify me if I am not properly styling my question, thanks. I am ready to install dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 from LiveUSB but I am appalled by how many people have problems ...
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Error notebook samsung np300e4c Boot menu is empty

I have my notebook Samsung NP300e4c. When turned on yesterday it shows me a picture with the list of boot options menu and app, but the list of boot I get empty !!!! Entering BIOS recognizes my ...
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Package downgrade from live environment

I run arch Linux on an hp laptop. I installed a graphical login manager (gdm) and during boot, the kernel unpacks, systemd starts, but when it attempts to start my login manager "An error has ...
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Install windows on slave HD, then remove Master HD and boot from slave

My master HD has developed bad sectors and I should eventually move the windows to my currently slave HD. Is it possible to: Install a 2nd windows 8.1 on Slave. Still use the old windows 8.1 ...
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error message on windows startup

I'm using Windows XP. During startup I get the following screen. Windows cannot find C:\Program files\search extension\client.exe. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again.To search ...
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Error Booting from PCI-E Drive

To cut straight to the point. I have a computer. It has two solid state drives. One is pci-e, one is not. They both have ubuntu installed on them. I can boot from one hard drive, but I cannot boot ...
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Can't boot after hardware upgrade

today I've just changed completely my hardware: a new case, new CPU (i5 replaced amd athlon 5000+), new motherboard, new ram... I've kept only the GPU and HDD. But now it won't boot. I can see it ...
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Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
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Debian: rc2.d scripts don't work on boot correctly

I am trying to make the application "arpwatch" start automatically in run level 2 on boot. I have used update-rc.d arpwatch start, and it doesn't work. Other applications like Apache2 and mysql get ...
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Newly built PC occasionally won't boot

I recently built my first PC, and occasionally when I try to boot it up, it doesn't boot - the fans spin, the lights come on, but nothing happens on the screen. But not always - sometimes it boots ...
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Boot option not available to boot Kali Linux (installed along side Windows 8)

i have Sony Vaio laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. I installed kali linux (in UEFI mode) alongside with windows 8. On first restart, I got both the option in the boot menu i.e., to either start ...
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Problems with boot (keli linux on windows 7)

I've installed Keli Linux for my USB, everything went good, it worked with my windows, until I entered the Setup in the usb and installed it on windows. Than it said - The install will continue after ...
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Mouse turns PC on windows 8 [duplicate]

Why is my Windows 8 pc always powered on by moving mouse? same problem but cant find power management tab in the settings.