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

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Windows 7 Recovery

One day my computer was working fine and the next it won't boot properly. System Specs: Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1345RD (Laptop), Windows 7 x64, BIOS 1.7, 4GB RAM I have gotten the computer booted ...
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Open terminal on start in a specific place and size

I want that each time I login to my account (Ubuntu-desktop) a Terminal will open in a specific location and in a specific size. In which file do I put the command, and what is the command?
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How to diagnose a slow booting laptop [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit on a Dell Precision M4400 laptop and whenever I boot it it takes ages ( >5mins average). This doesn't seem right as it's a fairly beasty piece of kit, It get's a 5.9 ...
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Is a 1TB drive too big for a boot drive?

Can the drive you choose to boot off affect performance? Would I receive faster boot/shutdown times if I were to choose a smaller drive? How would partitions affect performance/boot speed? Assuming ...
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What is the ehome folder in C:\Windows for?

On my Windows Vista partition, startup has been slow lately, so I went and did my usual spring clean. One item I noticed in msconfig was called Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Operating System. Which ...
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Can Apple Macintosh computers boot from a USB volume?

Can I attach a USB external drive to a Mac and boot from it? Specifically, will I be able to install Snow Leopard from an external USB DVD drive on a modern Intel Macbook?
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Are startup items, services, and scheduled tasks the only things that run without my explicit involvement?

On a virgin out-of-the-box Windows machine, and before making any Internet connection, if I wish to remove or disable any applications that might run without my explicit consent, is it sufficient to ...
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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 always launch a program as administrator without right-clicking?

I have a program I have to run as admin. Now I have to manually do a right click and choose from the menu "Run as admin" I'm wondering if I could create an icon with some parameter and than just ...
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How do I add/modify/remove startup programs in KDE?

I am looking for application which allow me to manage the startup programs in KDE. Just like BootUp-Manager in Ubuntu (Gnome).
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How does one skip “Windows did not shut down successfully” in Win7-64?

Migrating an app from an expensive and unreliable dedicated embedded x86 box running WinXP-embedded to COTS hardware (Dell E6410 laptop) running normal Win7-64. At this time, it's not feasible to ...
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Automatically starting the Remote desktop sessions when computer boots up

I have a HP Thin Client PC, which is connected to VMware ESXI host with two virtual machines. The thin client connects to the virtual machines through Remote Desktop. I would like the thin client to ...
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On warm (re)start, computer powers off instantly. After unplugged, it starts and runs ok

My computer fails to start from any power-state other than power-off: ASUS UEFI MB (F1A75-V Pro) with AMD Llano APU 12G RAM (passes memtest) 3x HDD Thermaltake semi-passive PSU Cold start works ...
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Run Metro application on startup?

I want to know where the Metro applications (Mail, People, Messages, ...) executable file path is. Also, how can I run Mail application when my PC starts?
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Start VirtualBox Headless VM On Boot

I am running two VirtualBox headless VMs on an Ubuntu 12.04 host. I would like these VMs to start automatically when the system boots. I have two crontab entries set like this (under the user which ...
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How to boot directly into an application

I have an application that I want to boot in directly when windows xp starts. So after that "welcome" screen I don't want to see anything and load directly into the app. How can I do that? I tried ...
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MBR: How does BIOS decide if a drive is bootable or not?

While trying to answer this question on askubuntu: How do I Uninstall GRUB I read the Wikipedia article on MBR and also the perfect answer on a somewhat related question here on Superuser, however, ...
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How can I configure my PC to turn on when it receives power?

How to make a server turn on when it gets mains power? I have an electricity timer and when it turns on, I want the server to turn on. My BIOS doesn't support the wake up at time function so this is ...
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Windows 7 not booting after failed SRT (SSD caching) install

This is a fairly new computer, only about a month old. i7 2700k, z68 motherboard, with a 1.5tb WD black HD, and a 128gb crucial M4 ssd. I followed the instructions for setting up ssd caching, the ...
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Install Windows 7 without DVD drive

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop from a USB drive. I used the Microsoft tool to make a bootable Windows 7 USB drive and it boots, but when I try to install it says: A required CD/DVD ...
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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 I set a delay on startup programs that are shown on Windows 8 Task Manager?

Microsoft created a new feature on Windows 8 that allow users to manage startup programs on Windows Task Manager: We can Disable or Enable programs that Windows show us that are having "High" ...
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How to LAN boot Windows from single installation simulaneously?

My Requirements: I want to maintain only one Windows installation on one system (say, server). I want to boot to this installation using LAN boot feature of BIOS of other systems in network. ...
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How do I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server starts?

I have VirtualBox and I want to install MS Windows in it. How can I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server does, so that I don't need to manually start Windows?
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How to know which program or service take long time at and after PC Starting?

I want to identify which program consumes and takes computer resources on a Windows 7 during start up and after logging in, because after I log in my hard disk LED stays lit for almost 5 minutes. I ...
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Which linux distributions offer seamless support for UEFI and an LVM root out of the box?

My new ultrabook (an Asus UX32VD) requires UEFI in order to boot from the internal harddisk. I use an LVM partition which contains my root fs and dual-boot Windows 8. I somehow managed to get this ...
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Windows (using UEFI boot on GPT disk) will no longer boot after adding an MBR hard disk

I have recently installed Windows 7 64 bit on a new SSD using UEFI boot and GPT. The system worked fine. After adding my old system HD to the system (that uses MBR), Windows will no longer boot ...
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DVD ROM is not working

I have a DVD RW drive that is well listed in the bios, and if no CD is in, it is also present in the "My Computer" of my Fedora 16. But when I put a disc on it, the icon disapear from "My Computer", ...
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Boot from a VHD created by VirtualBox

I have used VirtualBox to create a VM, and installed the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it. I have a .VHD file with the OS installed. I am wondering, since Windows 7 supports boot from a VHD ...
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will boot command params acpi=off or acpi=noirq ruin my hardware?

Dell xps 15z here. Really, really trying to install linux distro to dual boot from. first goto is bt. cant even get past 'initramfs live media filesystem not found' on usb boot. next was ubuntu, ...
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Booting a virtual machine non-virtually

I have a VirtualBox virtual machine that I use regularly. In order to use it on many computers, I carry it around on a USB drive. Sometimes, however, I come across a computer that doesn't support ...
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How to boot Fedora Live CD iso from a Hard Drive?

I tried to use Grub to boot the Fedora 14 Live CD from its ISO image (SHA256 verified) on the hard drive. I put Fedora-14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso in the root directory of the FAT32 partition D: ...
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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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“Error loading operating system” after installing Windows XP on separate partition from Windows 7

I was trying to install Windows XP on a separate partition from my Windows 7 (RC) installation, but after the first reboot of the Windows XP setup, I get "Error loading operating system" and the ...
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running a connection script on boot, on ubuntu, or using /etc/networks properly

There's probably a MUCH more elgant way to solve this, but basically, i have a terribly minimal ubuntu system that connects to a wireless network. At the moment i'm using a script that calls wpa ...
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Laptop turns on then off after 9secs

I've a laptop here that when turned on powers off after about 9 secs (before video is initialized). I was thinking it was overheating BUT this is what's really odd: if I hold down a key on the ...
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Can't load OS without using Boot Menu

I recently built my own computer and installed Windows 7. Recently the computer won't load the OS automatically when i power it on. If i want to start Windows, i have to press F12 to enter the Boot ...
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Why doesn't TrueCrypt support system encryption on non-Windows machines?

Specifically, Linux. I would love to be able to use TrueCrypt consistently across all my machines, be they Windows or Linux. As it stands, I can do full-disk encryption with pre-boot authentication ...
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How can I run Ghost from a bootable USB key drive?

I have a laptop that does not have a cd-rom or floppy drive. It is able to boot from USB though. I have a disk image (ghost) of the disk that I need to restore back onto the laptop. I can't find a ...
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Using an SD card as a “LiveCD” on a MacBook Pro

I have a 4GB SD card on which I'd like to use like a Linux "LiveCD" (except of course it's not a CD) for my MacBook Pro. Any idea how I could do that? I'd prefer to not use rEFIt. To boot Mac OS from ...
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Is there a way to start applications / services prior to Windows logon?

This is something that has always been bothering me. Booting up my computer or laptop is simply a waste of time and I often use this time to get myself a drink, setup / clean my work environment, ...
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How do I allow programs that require admin rights to run at startup in Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista I have several monitor/profile apps set to run at startup (Logitech Hardware stuff) that require elevated ...
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Cannot install CentOS 6.5 using UEFI usb boot

I am trying to dual-boot CentOS 6.5 on my desktop that is currently running Windows 8.1. I have two storage devices: an SSD that has my Windows installation, and an HDD that has all of my data. Both ...
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How do I clean my dirty bit?

For some reason, a large number of Windows 7 machines have all the sudden start invoking a dskchk any time computer restarts. So naturally I start googling around. First thing I found was KB831426. ...
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How to create an UEFI bootable USB stick from an ISO

I have an ISO image of my backup solution's recovery cd. When I burn the image to a CD-ROM, I can boot from it in UEFI or normal mode without problems. Unfortunately, this is no solution for my ...
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Can Windows 8 boot from FireWire?

I read many times Windows 7 is unable to boot from an external FireWire drive but I wonder if Windows 8 is able to do so. I need to run Windows on my Mac but only very few times so my idea was to ...
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bootmgr image is corrupt

I just replaced my hard drive with a SSD. I did a brand new install on the SSD and I received the following error after booting BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot. A little ...
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Decrease windows 7 system boot up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Very long boot up process? As you can see the system takes up 3/4 of my bootup time and i cant really uninstall anything from there. I tried using the history to track ...
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Restart Hangs, Power Down and Power Up Work Fine - XP SP3

BACKGROUND I'm Running Win XP SP3. I can power down fine. I can power up fine. PROBLEM Restart (warmboot) hangs. SYMPTOMS The HDD LED blinks on and off about twice a second. This is a ...
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Is there a way to do a Windows 7 repair install when you are unable to start/boot Windows 7?

My understanding is that the only way to perform a "repair install" in Windows 7 is to run the install setup.exe within the Windows 7 installation you want to repair. This seems a little brain dead ...