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

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BIOS not detecting a fully functioning HDD that has worked in a different system

Hey guys I have a Samsung NS310 netbook and I seem to have the following problem that I cannot figure out.. maybe you will be able to help me :) So... My hard disk is not being recognized by the BIOS ...
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Computer Freezes After Cold Boot, Restart Fixes Issue

I have been having a weird issue that's been going on for the past few months. Every time I boot up my computer after it has been off for a few hours, it completely freezes (no mouse movement) within ...
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On the HP ProBook, booting from a Windows 8 install disk causes long beeps

I'm not sure what the issue is here, but every time I boot from the Windows 8 install disk, it'll load the Windows 8 logo, but then I'll just hear repatitive, long and loud beeps that sound like the ...
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I just destroyed the booting software?

Yesterday i decided to change my windows 8.1 for windows 7 for unexplainable reasons.. I just did it. So i ISOed an USB and bla bla till the point where you chose in what partition you install ...
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Repairing windows loading

Recently I installed windows 7 on my laptop.Now windows works fine,but I do not know why before windows loading,I see this list of options: I tried to remove this step according this page,by using ...
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Can't boot from usb 3 port (Asus p6x58d-e)

When entering the boot menu (F8) on boot, I can't see devices in my USB 3 slots. As soon as I move the thumb drive to the USB 2 slots it boots fine. Thumb drive is a SanDisk Extreme 64gb USB 3.0 ...
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How can I place /boot/efi on a different drive than / and /home?

I am trying to install Fedora 21 onto a relatively recent Toshiba laptop. Due to firmware problems, I cannot alter the existing EFI partition. Therefore, I need to install /boot/efi on external media. ...
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Is there a way to change my boot priority of OS's using rEFInd on a Mac?

I am using rEFInd on my Macbook Pro dual-booting with Ubuntu and OSX Yosemite. I had previously changed my startup disk to select the Macintosh HD. So, now whenever I want to use Ubuntu(my primary ...
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Using a gif for linux kernel boot up

I want to use either a gif or multiple looped images instead of the default linux boot up image. I know it is possible to replace the default image with another image, but is it possible to use a gif ...
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Is my CPU dead? [closed]

Context My "friend" threw a large cup of coffee on my PC tower yesterday and it instantly killed it (of course). I had some spare parts so I am trying to figure out what parts can be saved and what ...
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Mac Powerbook G4 exceeding critical temperature when booting from CD

I'm trying to install FreeBSD on my old PowerBook G4 17". To do so, I have to boot from a live cd containing freebsd. The problem is that when I boot the cd and see the beginning of the installation, ...
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Install Windows 8 in legacy vs. UEFI: advantages or disadvantages? [closed]

I installed Windows 8 on an SSD under legacy with partition MBR. The mobo supports UEFI BIOS. Now I would like to know: Are there are other kinds of advantages of UEFI apart from having secure ...
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fbcon - Use Android/MSM framebuffer device for boot console

I am trying to use a rooted Nexus 5 (msm 8974 chipset) device with Debian running with an X server and linux framebuffer boot console. I have recompiled the default Android hammerhead kernel (with ...
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Fresh install windows 7 64bit hangs after formatting

My PC Build is the following Q8200 Intel Core 2 Quad 5 GB DDR2 RAM (2x2GB , 1x1GB) 700GB sataII HDD nVidia geForce gt 220 ASUS: IPIBL-LA motherboard usbmouse&keyboard I created a bootable ...
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A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart new hard drive

I searched a lot of sites, and I still can't find the solution. I just bought new hard drive (sata 2) and I replaced the old one (sata 3). When it started to boot installation started from USB ...
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How to write from a linux boot cd to a usb with a mac

I bought a book about C and it comes with a livecd of a custom distro with scripts pre-loaded. My quandary is that my current macbook pro was not equipped with a disk drive. I have temporary access to ...
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PC wont start with hard drive / wont detect hard drive

If I try starting the PC with a hard drive plugged in, it stays forever at the ACER boot up screen, with the options to hit delete for f12. If it does go past this screen, if does not detect the hard ...
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Word 2011 for mac startup folder and filename (and powerpoint 2011 for mac)

Similar to the question No Startup folder in Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 (very helpful - thanks a lot!!) how would I do this for word 2011 for mac and powerpoint 2011 for mac In which folder ...
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BCD Issue - 0xc000000d - the requested system device cannot be found

My notebook was working fine yesterday. Today, when I turned it on I got the following screen: Recovery -------- Your PC needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration Data file is ...
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Asus M5A99X EVO motherboard “Boot_Device_LED” light red

I got a computer today from someone who said all they did was remove the HDD from the previously working machine. I put in a wiped HDD and connected power + SATA. I turned it on and the ...
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Moving boot volume to new disk

I'm about to move / to a new disk. I intend to do something like the accepted answer to this question which recommends booting to a liveCD. All of the how-to documents I see online recommend booting ...
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Possible to create Fat32 Filesystem with 512 Byte Allocation unit size?

When right clicking my harddirve within my computer, I have a format option. Inside the format window I have a list called Allocation Unit Size which has entries 2048 bytes 4096 bytes 8192 byes 16 ...
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Windows 8.1 - doesn't allow me to boot into firmware settings

I have Windows 8.1 which is booted for sure in UEFI mode because of some reasons I'm booting with UEFI Gop and my inital windows resolutions is Full HD. This image: My BCD configuration: ...
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What's this error when installing Arch Linux?

I am trying to install Arch Linux 64 bit on my Windows 8.1 laptop as dual boot with a USB and this line showing never ends. udevd[103]: timeout: killing 'usb_id --export ...
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bootsect.exe /nt60 - No bootcode was successfully updated

I am trying to modify my 500GB usb harddrive so I can use it to mimic a DVD BOOT disk I have formatted and created a primary partition on it using cmd.exe diskpart list disk select disk G clean ...
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Is it possible to make a harddrive a bootable device from a DVD

I do not have a big enough USB drive and my laptop doesnt have a dvd drive for the DVD I wish to boot. I have been told I must create a bootable USB drive which I assume is done with the ISO image of ...
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu + Windows 7 with WUBI

In my Windows 7 system, I want to install 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04.5 or Ubuntu-Mate 14.04 as a native windows application, but a full length dual-boot system. Earlier it was possible through Wubi Installer ...
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Windows 7 stuck on Boot Screen

My HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC stuck on Boot Screen. I got bellow result when test hard disk. Hard Disk 1 Quick (303) Hard Disk 1 Full (305) How can i solve this ?
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ERROR 2100 HDD0 boot error disk not found windows 8.1

today I started my ThinkPad T400 to do some changes in switchable graphics driver. During installation of driver of internal graphic card bluescreen error occured ...
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Run an interactive script with administrator privileges, before user login

Windows 7. I have a script which mount a TrueCrypt partition and share it across a LAN. Because this script must run with administrator (at least power user) privileges, I place it in gpedit.msc -> ...
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Windows 8.1 Repair Loop Won't Recognize Win Install or Fix BCD

We have a Windows 8.1 installation on an HP 23-g009 AMD Quad core all-in-one computer. Two days ago, it got into an Automatic Repair Loop. We have done much research and have made many attempts to ...
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Dell Inspiron 300m cannot boot any USB medium

I just got a used Inspiron 300M, which I'm trying to install Linux or BSD on. The problem is it has no internal CD drive, and will not boot from any USB medium. USB stick with a FreeBSD image gives ...
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Can't install Windows after installing Ubuntu

First, I asked this question on Ask Ubuntu but it was suggested to me to ask here as well. I installed Ubuntu and now I removed Ubuntu to install windows 7. I removed and created a partition using ...
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Computer boots with no display, hitting enter restarts computer?

As per thread title. I'm unable to diagnose the issue since I cannot get a visual output on my monitor. The fans and components seems to boot up normally. However, I've noticed that if i hit enter ...
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How to rebuild bootloader after migration to SSD (win8.1 x64)?

I've initially installed win 8.1 x64 in my hard disk. Αfterwards that I bought a M2 SSD, I installed win 8.1 x64 to it, too. Then I deleted the windows-related folders from the hard disk. The problem ...
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How to backup/restore GRUB without reinstalling Ubuntu?

I need to remove grub to disable Hyper-v . I couldn't find any solution to achieve this .As many solution exist to this but they doesn't satisfy requirement . I would like remove grub and then again ...
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Grub Rescue Mode

I was trying to partition my C drive into two drives using an external tool which then asked me to restart the system. But as soon as I restarted, grub rescue shell opened instead of the grub menu. ...
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Ubuntu Installer does not recognize hard disk

I am still struggling to install Ubuntu 14.10 on my Odys Windesk X10 tablet. I have compiled my own grub, to work around the 32bit UEFI firmware of the device and I'm using an external Wifi dongle and ...
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1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps

I was trying to replace a faulty DVD drive in my pc. I changed it and now when I boot I get 1 long beep and 3 short beeps. There seems to be conflicting information on what this means. I have tried ...
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Computer will not boot / hardware malfunctions after replacing graphics card

The current problem: my computer will not boot. Each time there are different issues but the common factor is that it never gets in to Windows 7. The most common problem is that, about 30 seconds ...
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How to repair corrupt DLL in laptop that won't boot

My laptop (Acer Aspire M5-581TG, Windows 8.1 x64) had some bad sectors which I recovered by doing chkdsk /R. This showed that C:\Windows\system32\d3d11.dll had the bad sectors in it, so I renamed that ...
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Can't load a win 8 boot from BIOS after Hard disk stuck (New is plugged)

During my PC work (Surfing and playing some video) My PC stacked and restarted is self I bought a new Hard disk (I thought my old hard disk died) connect it like the last one was connected) set from ...
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How to boot bootable ISO with PXE?

I have DHCP/TFTP/Syslinux installed on my computer in the LAN. With it I can boot any images on any other LAN computers, including diskless, for example, Memtest86+ and it works. Also I have some ...
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Computer Randomly Keeled Over

Ok, so my computer will not boot Windows 7. I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14, where I had to click enter on Ubuntu's Boot Menu (In Grub) to get to Windows 7. I turned on my computer on the ...
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Cannot boot windows 8 from SSD

part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/k7z2Bm My SSD is listed in the windows 8 installation setup when I attempt to install (although the 3TB spinner seems to have 2 unallocated sectors for some ...
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Why can't I boot off a USB device on my new PC without getting an error message?

I have just built a PC and am trying to reinstall windows 7 ultimate after it installed in a corrupted state. Basically I was having a problem that was shown in this thread but I was unable to access ...
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What is CSM option

What is the CSM option in BIOS? If I can't boot into Windows any more, is it because CSM is disabled? Would an ASUS K55 come with this option diabled?
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Win7 pro-64 system wont boot, gets BSOD STOP: 0x0000007b

2 partitions: 100Mb partition is active, large partition is not, problem started after installing Acronis8 have tried startup repair and chkdsk is OK have bootable sys repair disk but do not have ...
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Computer shorts/stops booting HDD is connected, boots to bios without HDD

I have P6T Workstation Pro motherboard. I have problems setting it up especially connecting hard drives. Without any hard drive connected it boots to BIOS alright but when I connect a hard drive the ...
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Boot FAIL with reinstall

Some months ago I was trying to install Ubuntu, but there were some problems with GRUB. It would not appear while loading. 2 weeks ago I installed Windows 10. After 3 days I did not like it, and ...