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

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If I install a non-OEM windows, will boot logo change?

I have an MSI and it has pre-installed windows 8 in it. If I buy windows 8.1 pro and install it via DVD, will it change my boot logo animation?
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Boot issues - Windows 8.1 + Samsung 850 Pro SSD

I have an Asus N56VZ and couple of months back I installed the Samsung SSD. All was good until last night when I was shown the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected ...
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Create a bootable UEFI USB

How do I create a bootable USB with Windows 7 SP1 64bit using OS X? I need to setup a fresh new ASUS laptop, the only thing I have is – Macbook Pro. What I have: Fresh new ASUS laptop with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot from USB

I have emachines e732g, SSD with windows 7 64 and HDD, on which I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I try to create liveusb with help Universal-USB-Installer and unetbootin-windows-608. But my BIOS does ...
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Sometimes when booting computer hangs on BIOS splash screen

I have a desktop computer with an Asus P8Z68-V LE motherboard. It has a Wester Digital 1 TB hard drive, Samsung SSD, DVD/CD drive, an external hard drive that is always connected to a USB 3 port and ...
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How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on 4600?

How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on dell dimension 4600? According to this page it works: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19452189 The second to last post ...
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Restarting computer several times makes windows unbootable

My bro took my hdmi cable. Seeing that nothing shows up on the screen I restarted computer several time I got this problem A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent ...
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Can't boot from bootable Win 7 usb

I have a problem with installing new Windows 7 (and format disk) on ASUS K50ij. Since I haven't CD/DVD ROM, I've decided to do it using booting USB. The problem is, that computer starts as usual after ...
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How to access Windows 8 on another hard drive?

I have two hard drives on this computer. I used to dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7, each separated by physical drive. Windows 8 was my primary OS. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (overriding the ...
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Evga X58 SLI - deleted mbr now can't boot

Somehow, and I did not know this until reboot, my windows 7 pro system files were not on the same disk as the mbr disk the bios was booting from. I ignorantly cleared off this "spare" drive and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting my disks on boot

After successfully booting and running an installation from a Ubuntu Live USB, I can’t boot the new system. The initramfs /dev directory is never populated with sda and sdb, my disks. They don’t ...
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RAID 1 accidentially booted in AHCI mode

I have two Samsung 840 EVO SSD's in RAID 1 (Asus P87-Pro and Intel Controller) with Windows 8.1 Pro on it. After a BIOS update, apparently all BIOS settings was reset, which apparently changed the ...
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system thread exception not handled) 'iastor.sys

While installing ubuntu alongside with with win 8. laptop was off because low of battery. After I start laptop I got this blue screen and it keeps restarting in loop. I can access the boot menu by F10 ...
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I can't access BIOS anymore on my tablet

I have an Onda v116w dual OS tablet. Last week I accidently deleted a Windows boot manager file while trying to reset the boot order. Ever since I’ve been struggling with my UEFI settings to convince ...
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How do I download the files for creating a windows Vista boot disk?

So, I know where to go to get the required files: http:/msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/msshus/vista32/boot.wim ...
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My CentOS RAID-10 array won’t boot

My RAID array won’t boot and gives a kernel panic. Any attempt to kill init message and goes into endless reboots. Motherboard is a Supermicro 2P with Opteron 2376 4-core CPUs, CentOS software RAID, ...
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Can a large hard drive (3 TB) make Windows XP 32bit un-bootable?

As my old hard drive failed, I cloned the operating System (Windows XP SP3 32bit Professional) to a new hard drive (WD 3 TB). It took several attempts, until it worked, but finally it was ok: I had ...
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Motherboard not POSTing: ASUS Crossblade Ranger, Q-code 00

I've been using this computer with a ASUS Crossblade Ranger for the past year. Seemed to work great for a while, but POST times have become exponentially slower over the past few weeks. Everyday I'd ...
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Bios failed to detect USB Drive

This is my Problem: Before my BIOS Update I can boot directly from my Pen drive by pressing F9 key to install Ubuntu. Now I cannot able to boot from my pendrive. I have enabled Legacy Support ...
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Unable to boot from Windows Vista DVD on Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop

My Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop doesn't boot from Windows Vista Reinstallation DVD provided by Dell itself. This is an old laptop and I plan to resell it. So I boot from an Ubuntu LiveUSB and do a full ...
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BOOTMGR is missing won't go away. Tried everything

I tried everything. Tried the bootrec commands. Tried the Startup repair but it gives the "can't automatically repair startup" error. Tried to boot into LiveCD of Linux distro and set boot flag to ...
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ntldr: could'nt open drive multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(0)

I get this message after fresh Winxp sp3 installed, it doesn't boot windows it shows message in upper top corner of the screen. It has integrated SATA drivers and HDD is in S.M.A.R.T mode. There are ...
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Can I transfer a Windows installation from one disk to another by simple file copy?

I have a virtual hard drive (.vhd file) with a Windows 8.1 installation, and a physical hard drive with data. Can I transfer the 8.1 installation from one drive to the other without re-formatting ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “Starting Windows”, but hardware freeze on occasional boot

I'll be as short as possible, i have 2 issues i am fighting against with no success. Anything began when my pc would suddenly freeze (hardware freeze) messing up the video signal, and forcing me to ...
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Can't enable CSM mode or Fast Boot

I have an ASUS UX302LA laptop and its been working great. A little while back I was loading different OSs on it, and had to disable Fast Boot and Secure Boot Control, and enable CSM mode. After a ...
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Memory or Memory Controller issue

I'm bad at writing titles Update: Attempted changing graphics card with no change. I have a machine running 32 gigs of ram and two processors, this machine has been ok for several years until it was ...
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Start apps minimized on try for Windows 8.1 startup

Is there any way to start a selected app minimized on try on a Windwos 8.1 startup? I tried with no success with Task Schedule on Windows 8.1 and starting a cmd with the following optional arguments: ...
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Create a fully bootable iso from a working Arch Linux OS?

My question is: From my arch OS , is it possible to Create a fully bootable and operational ISO ? For exemple I am now wrinting to you by operating archlinux via my external 500 gb ( partitioned in 4 ...
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“Out of Range” Error - among other things

My desktop has been having a few problems with my desktop. My system is as follows: ASrock ConroeExfireEsata2 Motherboard Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz 2x (Crossfire) Radeon HD 5450 4gb Samsung 666 RAM A ...
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Laptop reacts to power cord as if it was the power button

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 which has started to misbehave recently. The basic symptoms are that it Can't be relied upon to start when pressing the power button (not sure if it never does, or ...
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My computer will not load up. The power turns it on but when I try to load it up in it freezes

It comes up with restart in normal mode or launch repair mode, and both of them freeze when I try to load them up. I think the HDD is messed up but i'm not sure. Does anyone know what the problem is? ...
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Bizarre CMOS Failure?

I'm working on a PC, specifically a HP Pavilion p6-2014. Initially the PC was taken to me because it wouldn't boot. It seemed like a graphics card issue because the fans would spin up, the hard drive ...
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HDD Power-Up in Standby: prevent from spinning up

On my Linux Mint 17.1 system I am using a Western Digital WD20EZRX HDD for backup. To minimize power consumption and to extend drive endurance, I want the HDD to normally be in spun-down standby ...
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Lenovo onekey and reboot stuck in GRUB

I have a Lenovo g50-45 with onekey recovery with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I dual booted with Ubuntu. Then I uninstalled Ubuntu. then tried to reinstall with USB using onekey. I got this screen: ...
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Boot computer on bringing it to power

I'm trying to reach following: I have a multi master/slave power point. My computer is plugged in into the master slot. The whole multi power point is plugged in into a radio power point I can ...
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What is the “registry editing” equivalent to disabling Windows-7 startup programs with MSCONFIG

Startup programs in Windows 7 can be defined in several different locations: User "Start Up" folder System "Start Up" folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ...
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2nd Gfx card that will display BIOS on boot?

Recently replaced an XFX AMD HD 6450 with an ASUS Nvidia 750 ti. As the Nvidia card does not display boot screen on HDMI as did the AMD, I would consider installing a compatible, low power, low ...
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How to boot Acer Aspire Switch 10 from external media?

I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10 and I want to boot with a USB stick or a DVD-reader. I only can boot with a Windows 8 instal disk in it, having an EFI file on the DVD. With a recover USB stick (made ...
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Lenevo G580 Model 20157 can't open bios menu

I am facing problem in opening the bios menu by pressing the system rescue botton which bring up the CMOS menu under which there is bios menu where I can change the UEFI/Legecy mode or change the boot ...
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Linux Mint Installation : EFI Partition

I tried to install Linux Mint 17.1 MATE 64-bit edition on my asus laptop, which had installed Windows 8.1. I put CSM (Legacy BIOS) enabled, Secure Boot disabled, and boot with my Live CD USB (created ...
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Why won't my Retina MacBook Pro let me plug the power in without the screen blacking out?

I have a late 2014 Retina MacBook Pro. I run Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp with the latest drivers. It worked fine for quite awhile as a standalone setup. Recently I started using it only with an ...
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Problems creating a bootable RAID volume when imaging from HDD to SSD

I have an old Dell XPS420 with an Intel RAID controller on the MB. For years I’ve had RAID 1 enabled on a 2x1TB array set up as two volumes: A 300GB volume which has Windows 7 installed on it and the ...
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How to install Windows 7 to UEFI system?

I have a new HP laptop that came with Windows 8. I want to do a dual-boot with Windows 7. I have Home Premium x64. I disabled Secure Boot, and the laptop now will start to boot the Windows DVD but ...
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How to boot Windows from new hard drive

I just bought a new, bigger hard drive. Currently I'm running Windows 8.1 with a 1TB hard drive. I just bought a new 3TB hard drive and installed it in my computer. Everything seems OK and Windows ...
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How to boot Windows from new hard drive [duplicate]

I just bought a new, bigger hard drive. Currently I'm running Windows 8.1 with a 1TB hard drive. I just bought a new 3TB hard drive and installed it in my computer. Everything seems OK and Windows ...
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Computer turns on at 3 AM for the first time in 2 years

I was doing some c# coding on my laptop when I suddently hear my workstation turn on at exactly 3AM. I always turn my computer into hibernate, but they never ever booted themselves before. I got the ...
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Windows 8.1 Does not Boot for Install

I took copy of Windows 8.1 pro x64 @ 5GB got it under 4.4 GB removing language packages and keyboards so I could fit it on a DVD. Burned the ISO as an Image to a DVD with ImgBurn and presto no boot ...
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Windows XP booting across/splitting drives

Ok, so I was in the process of cloning a windows XP boot drive, because the drive has developed a read error (<8 months). A bad block was found in a text file, found during a routine backup. The ...
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Win 7 black screen and mouse cursor after boot

After booting my custom PC the screen stays black. It starts with a "beep- tone", then everything runs as usual until the blue welcome-screen appears. After that the screen turns black and only the ...
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Windows SSD. Is is broken? [duplicate]

So I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot ...