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

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Spyhunter keep Windows 8.1 PC in a boot loop state

I installed Spyhunter two days ago, and today I started to get this weird error. What happens is that when I login, a GRUB4DOS screen comes with three options "SpyHunter, "Windows XP" and "Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 gives the 0xc000000e error, and I'm unable to get into the command prompt

I read the threads concerning this error prior to posting this question, they seem to suggest that you run a DOS command to fix the problem; my problem is I can't boot into DOS. What am I missing? ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after upgrading RAM

After upgrading my RAM memory from 2GB to 6GB (DDR3), i want to install windows 8.1 64bit to exploit full performance of RAM. I had a weird problem. Disc with windows 8.1 wont boot. Windows logo ...
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Run Linux dist from bootable USB on Surface Pro 2

I'm having issues booting from USB on my Surface Pro 2 with win 8.1 and UEFI. Tried creating bootable USB using LinuxLive and a Linux dist. Also tried creating bootable USB with Easy2Boot, and adding ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB on a Windows 8.1 system

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system which already has a Windows 8.1 installed. I have created a bootable USB flash drive but I’m unable to boot from it. I looked around but could not ...
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How can I reset password to Windows 8 on a PC I have access to through Windows 8 on a thumb drive

I lost the password to my Windows 8 PC, so I tried doing several troubleshooting: Tried using password recovery installation from another Windows 8 PC. Booting up in recover mode. System Restore ...
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How to restore MBR (or whatever the issue) so windows 7 can boot? [duplicate]

I was going to install Ubuntu 14.04, so I tried creating two partitions from Windows 7. (I'm new to this partitioning thing.) Initially I had(rounded) C: 150 GB, D: 150 GB, E: 175 GB, 25 GB ...
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How to install windows 8.1 using OEM provided install.wim and boot.wim

Unfortunately, recently, my C drive got corrupted and I had to format the whole partition and reinstall the untouched windows 8. There are 2 recovery partition in my laptop which includes install.wim ...
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How to manually boot with grub or: how to boot a 32bit Linux OS on a 32bit only UEFI firmware computer?

I want to install a 32bit Linux (e.g. Ubuntu) on my Intel Atom Bay Trail tablet, but I fail to get it to boot. The device's firmware only supports 32bit bootloaders. There are guides that somewhat ...
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Damaged partition table in dual boot system

Since this morning grub fails to boot to any of my two operating systems (Windows 7, Xubuntu 14.04) and gives me a grub_rescue prompt. I first tried to boot into Xubuntu but I could not ls in any of ...
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Boot looping laptop with W7HP fixed with the addition of RAM

I was repairing a laptop for someone else that was always stuck in a boot loop. The computer has 4 GB of DDR3 memory and Windows 7 Home Premium (I don't have the password for the computer but I ...
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System BOOT fail

My PC started behaving weird when booting. When I press the power button it sits about 25sec doing nothing, just spinning the fans like crazy. After that it beeps as normal, starts checks and this ...
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If I let Startup Repair complete in windows, will it affect my ubuntu installation?

I am on dual boot, ubuntu and windows. I was playing a game last night when the laptop overheated and rebooted itself. Now windows wouldn't load. Thankfully, the ubuntu side is still ok. If I run ...
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Ubuntu hangs at startup due to zfs

I installed zfs-on-linux to my virtual Ubuntu LTS server years ago via PPA. The system resides on a VMware Workstation 10 in Windows 8.1. The working ZFS/SPL versions installed are 0.6.3. It has ...
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Windows 7 stopped booting after I installed linux mint

I have recently installed Linux mint 17 on my friends computer. After reboot, Windows 7(loader) was not shown in grub. I tried to run boot-repair. Here is log: http://paste2.org/wDN81wn7 . After ...
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Changing Harddisks and recovery media

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad whose hard disk has started giving errors (but still works). Lenovo is replacing the HD under the 3 year warranty. However, they say the OS and data is my baby, they have ...
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Number of sectors in my sda1

After running bootinfoscript, I read on the log: sda1: __________________________________________________________________________ File system: ntfs Boot sector type: Windows XP: NTFS Boot ...
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Uninstalling windows 8 and then re installing it, how does it work?

So my PC has an activated version of Windows 8.1 and i was thinking of changing my OS to Zorin to see if i like it, if i decide i don't like it is there anyway i can get back Windows 8.1, if so how ...
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Windows 7 64 Bit PC: Windows Updates Installed Yesterday & Cannot Now Boot-Up To Login?

Everything was working fine until yesterday, when I installed Windows Updates, things went wrong. PC now boots up into "old fashioned" dialogue box entitled startup repair. This fails to solve the ...
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Launching 2 Google Chrome windows in different positions

I am trying to create shortcuts (to eventually add to startup folder) on Windows 7 that will launch Google Chrome as two differently sized window at two different positions, in app mode. I have two ...
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Cannot install windows on a wiped drive

About a week or two ago I was on my laptop with Windows 7 (That I installed with a cd) When it dropped. After dropping the Hard drive I could not find anything on the disk or save anything onto the ...
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR even on fresh Windows 8.1

Short summary: Windows 8.1 Blank screen on boot, after System Restore gets bugcheck 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR, argument 0x00: MCA error. Possibly related earlier minidump (it won't generate ...
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Unselected partition during Ubuntu installation

I recently installed Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) on my laptop. I had a single SSD with windows 7 installed on it and decided to install Ubuntu in dual boot. From windows, I created 2 other partitions (15Gb) ...
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Choose where to put bootloader when installing Windows 8

Say I have an existing Windows 7 installation on physical Disk A (just 1 partition). I add a second physical Disk B and install Windows 8 on it. I can now dual boot and the Win 8 bootloader has ...
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Dual booting two windows 7

I've installed two windows 7 in my pc and during the 2nd windows 7 install, i lost my D drive(windows setup deleted that partition). I recovered it and got all data back. Now for some reasons, I want ...
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HP running win7 pro --

It get this message; error: no boot disk has been detected or hard drive has failed BTW: This is my friend's PC, I'm posting from my clone built PC running win 7 home premand trying to help him. He ...
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Need a bootloader for Ubuntu/Windows 7 after Unetbootin frugal install of Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 running Windows 7. I downloaded Unetbootin and used the frugal install option (no USB or CD drive on my laptop) with an Ubuntu 14.04 .iso. Going through that process, I ...
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Windows 7/ Ubuntu Fatal System Error, Windows not loading

I have a dual boot pc, with Ubuntu on one disk, and Windows 7 on another, in a separate partition. A couple of days ago, I tried to log in to Windows, and have been getting this message ever since: ...
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Windows 7 load from GRUB 2.02 beta, Fatal System Error

So, I have a dual boot pc, with Ubuntu on one disk, and Windows 7 on another, in a separate partition. A couple of days ago, I tried to log in to Windows, and have been getting this message ever ...
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Tuxboot vs UNetbootin?

Tuxboot docs: Tuxboot helps you to create a bootable Live USB drive for Clonezilla live, DRBL live, GParted live and Tux2live. It is modified from UNetbootin and runs on both MS Windows and ...
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Windows 8 won't show in my GRUB menu

I recently downloaded Kali Lunix to my Windows 8.1 computer. I have a Gateway NV570P09u. After I went the the graphical installation and put Kali onto another Partition Disk, I was put into a GRUB ...
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Configure the boot menu in a dual boot system

I have installed Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that once I turn on the PC the boot menu is completely messed up. Sometimes it appears the typical black menu and sometimes it ...
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Option ROM and boot failure

I have an old IBM laptop from ca. 2003. It doesn't boot anymore. When I turn it on, it gets to the IBM logo screen and just keeps resetting itself over and over again. But if I press the AccessIBM ...
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Laptop boots from old hdd after I installed a ssd

Hy, it is pretty simple. I have a Acer notebook and wanted to upgrade an ssd. So I created a bootable usb, took the old hdd out and the new sdd into the primary slot. Installed Windows 8.1 on the ...
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How do I remove unneccessary boot device options?

Long story short: had win8, decided to make dualboot, installed manjaro linux (mounted /boot/efi to windows' efi partition), oh noes grub doesnt show option to log into win8, managed to create win8 ...
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Boot menu won't appear after continuous pressing of F2 and F12 keys - Dell Inspirion 7537

I installed windows 8.1 in legacy boot. After that when I tried to access the boot menu by pressing F2 and F12 but it constantly takes me to the windows. I also tried using different keys like DEL, ...
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Computer fans turn on, but nothing else

I've done some google searches, but nothing seems to fix my problem. I just got a computer from a friend, saying that it wasn't turning on anymore. I took it home, powered it up, and viola! beep ...
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unable to reboot after rescue mode by bitdefender

I am using windows 8 and bit defender total security. I recently went into rescue mode using bitdefender then I selected to reboot my computer. There is a black screen with text "reboot: Machine ...
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Windows 7 installer: Select CD-ROM boot type

I am attempting to install Windows 7 over Elementary OS (Ubuntu) on a machine that originally ran OS X. When I attempt to boot to the installer, I get the following message: .2 Select CD-ROM boot ...
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Does FileVault prevent Macbook Pro from booting into single user mode?

Been searching all over the place and not finding it. I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and I am trying to boot it into single user mode (root console). All the instructions I find ...
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Cannot use a Kingston 16GB USB stick as 'live bootable USB'

I use USB sticks to install different operating systems, mainly Linux distros, which can fit on a 2GB USB stick. I have one 16 GB Kingston USB stick ( in fact: 16 GB Kingston Datatraveler G3) that I ...
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PXE boot - can't access BIOS

The issue I'm having is with a Dell Vostro 3360, Windows 7 64 Bit + Ubuntu 12.04 (Dual Boot). Everything worked perfectly until one day after a windows update it started showing this message on start ...
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No operating system found on USB

I used to run Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I decided to switch to Ubuntu 14.10. I booted it up on my USB and loaded it. It started in demo mode. I started the install process and I could do all but ...
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Using USB Drive as Boot Drive and Storage

I have a 32GB USB drive that I am trying to use as both a boot drive for a ChromeOS version available from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/, and to use the remaining space on the drive as I ...
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Windows 8.1 occassional boot delay [closed]

From time to time (not always) when booting, Windows sticks for about 15-20 seconds on the initial black boot screen with the logo (right after the BIOS start) before showing the spinning circle under ...
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Keyboard and mice aren't working and I can't logon because system user profile cannot be loaded. What can I do?

I created a system repair disc to logon my computer, but my problem now is how to run it since my keyboard nor mouse works. How can I run it without them?
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Booting Linux From External USB Disk stops spinning

I have installed Linux (Slackware 14.1) onto an external USB Disk on which I installed LILO. The boot process starts correctly loading the kernel but, after a while, I got in a “kernel panic” error ...
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linux - Burn bootable dvd

I try to burn a bootable dvd for linux mint mate 17.1. I tried 3 tools: Braseo (ubuntu/mint) windows disk image burner (win7) Nero (a tool for windows) Only the image burned by Nero succeed to ...
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Bios does not load, system boots normally after changing time settings

I am very confused by this. I have a CyberpowerPC laptop (Intel HM87 main-board) with dualboot (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both 64 bit). I had the dualboot time difference problem many people have, so ...
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Disabling something on startup

The following window always shows up at the startup. How to disable it. EDIT: I have tried every possible imaginable way to install it or enable it(in turn windows features on/off) but it didn't ...