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

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Can't run Ubuntu from disc

When I place the boot CD in my CD drive and boot from it, I get the Ubuntu menu. I have these options Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer Install Ubuntu Check disc for defects Test ...
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Disabling a USB flash drive from being used to boot

Is there a way to make a USB flash drive not detected on a reboot, to avoid the PC trying to use it to boot from? Assuming you only have control over the flash drive and are not administering the PC. ...
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How to Factory Reset Toshiba Satellite a215-S7416?

My question is almost exactly like this except 1) I know my BIOS password and I just want to factory reset 2) I have a Toshiba Satellite a215-s7416 (Vista) When I get past the "Enter Password", I get ...
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PC not consistantly working after upgrading CPU

I have a PC with Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard, E6700 CPU (Core 2 duo) and 8 GB of ram (ddr2 800) I wanted to upgrade my CPU, and so I went to the motherboard's website: ...
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Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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Configure GRUB for dual boot

I've been trying to get this sorted for 2 days now and just now found the root of the problem. But being new to linux, I'm not sure how to proceed. I have 3 physical drives, sda is for Windows 7 only. ...
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Hiren's Boot CD with UEFI support?

I am a long term user of Hiren's Boot CD, but the CD does not support booting on UEFI/EFI/SecureBoot hardware, is there some kind of update/patch to apply to the cd image to be able to boot without ...
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Screen goes blank, after logging into Windows, or pc stops with long-short-short-short beep code

I have a ~5 year old computer, it runs Win7 64bit version. It had 4GB of dual RAM, (2x2GB stick), with an ASUS P5P43TD motherboard. Around a 1,5 months ago, my computer didn't start, it gave a ...
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USB not working on Laptop before Windows 8.1 boot

I have a laptop Compaq 435 notebook pc but some of its key are not working anymore including function keys' F9-F12 which is really needed when I want to access the BIOS. So, I am using an external ...
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Grub rescue, unable to boot windows

I have windows vista and backtrack Linux installed on my dell PC. I wanted to uninstall backtrack so I delect the partition, but when I try to boot widows again, the grub rescue> shown up. I can't ...
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Dual booted HP Pavillion 23 isn't loading windows 8.1

I have an HP Pavilion 23 that I partitioned and loaded up with Ubuntu Server. Server had trouble installing, and Windows 8 (The pre-installed OS) wasn't loading up right either. So I formatted the ...
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Dual boot (Windows 8 + Linux Mint 17) UEFI system boot windows only

I have been working on a dual boot system with windows 8 preinstalled and linux mint 17 for a month or so. After applying an update in linux grub loader does not appear and system only boots windows. ...
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Laptop is asking for password (which I never set), even when without hard-drive

One day my laptop got infected by a virus, and I cleaned all those suspected infected files with Avast! Antivirus. I didn't check what kind of files are cleaned, since there are hundreds of it. Now I ...
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Can I clone my hard drive to an external and boot from the clone?

First thing: I am not asking what software I'm supposed to use. I already know the answer: Ghost (proprietary), Clonezilla, and dd (if I'm careful). What I really want to know is if it is possible to ...
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How to test for harddisk damage preventing it from booting?

I've experienced some problems with the booting of my laptop and I'm now unable to boot from the harddisk. In particular when booting I get this error message: No bootable device -- insert boot disk ...
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BSOD on new computer build

I recently started getting BSODs on my windows 8 loaded pc. I thought this may be due to a hardware issue, so I replaced everything except the HDD and wireless card. I kept having issues, it now blue ...
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grub rescue moved folder out of root

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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0xc0000225 error on boot, can't access System Repair Disc

This has me stumped so I hope someone here will be able to help point me in the right direction. I've tried Google and cruised through the Stack sites but I probably missed something so any help would ...
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Can't get past Launch Startup Repair through nothing

I turned my computer on the other morning and it had two options on the screen. Launch Startup Repair and Start Windows normally. I clicked the normal. Then it goes back to the Launch Startup Repair ...
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Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen

The problem is that when I boot on Windows XP (x64), which worked very great for a great amount of time, the mouse pointer and the welcome screen appears but then after waiting hour or so nothing ...
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Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen (NOT A JOKE!)

So long time ago I posted a question asking how to fix my broken windows XP but it seems that I have done this on 1st April and everyone thought that it was a joke and nobody answered - LOL! (link to ...
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If you uninstall the primary Windows hard drive drivers, are these reinstalled during next boot?

I'm having a problem with some partitions in Windows, and I read that reinstalling the drivers may solve the problem, but this is the disk where Windows is installed. If I uninstall the drivers ...
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Intel Galileo Compatible Operating Systems [on hold]

What other operating systems can the Intel Galileo boot from the SD card? Since it's an x86 CPU, it should be able to boot any other 32 bit Linux distros, right? And then, even if could boot, say, ...
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What to do if pc doesn't boot correctly? [on hold]

I have dual operating systems (XP & win 7) on my desktop. It's a 4 years old, and it hasn't worked properly for the past few days. When I turn on the pc it doesn't reliably detect the operating ...
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BIOS not detecting working SATA hard drive

Some time ago my power supply died. It's a long story from then till now, but the important bit is that I ended up with a new hard drive and a new power supply. I tested to see if my original hard ...
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How can I add, from another operating system, a script for execution on the next Windows boot?

Also known as: adding a script on some Windows startup without booting it I have a multiple operating systems computer, one of them is Windows, and I would like to add some .cmd script to the ...
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Not able to dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I installed ubuntu in a laptop already installed with windows 8.1. But while booting it does not give an option to boot into ubuntu. So I tried with easy bcd. The boot menu is not showing ubuntu. So I ...
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How to properly specify boot extra entries for nixos

Nixos has a configuration option in the manual for specifying extra entries in the grub menu boot.loader.grub. extraEntries but I can't get it to work with the examples in the manual. The idea is to ...
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What Is a Boot Failure 4 Digit Diagnostic Tool?

How do I use this device? Designed to troubleshoot PC boot failures, when PC doesn't even show Video Card/BIOS screen (thus no error code/info is available) 4-digit numeric display ...
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Booting with KDE and i3 in different ttys

The other day some dude at a LAN party showed me the ctrl+alt+f* trick to switch tty's, and I thought it was totally awesome (I didn't know that!). Another person introduced me to i3 (The window ...
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Computer will not boot after motherboard swap

I have a HP pavilion dv7 which came with Win8. It was dropped and broke into two. 3 days later it completely stopped working. After some diagnosis I concluded it was the Motherboard. I could not find ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows Metro Boot Loader

I'm having a laptop with 4 Partitions, [1] 350 MB Windows System Reserverd [2] 40 GB for Windows Installation [3] 25 GB for Ubuntu Installation [4] 400 GB for Data Storage I have installed Windows ...
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How to open a file the next time the Windows computer boots?

I'm going to be fixing a family friend's computer later and won't be interacting with the computer owner personally, so I would like to have a readme.txt to automatically open the first time (and only ...
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Hp primary internal battery error 601 at boot

I was using ubuntu 12.04 and a file transfer was going on when i saw the battery applet was showing 1 min remaining. I immediately shut down the laptop and when i plugged it after some time, from that ...
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Is it possible to run a script on Windows boot as admin by adding it into a “Current Version\Run” registry key of the user “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM”?

This is the Windows registry autorun key for my current (administrator group) user: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and this one is for the "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after fsck on /

I had this problem with Ubuntu when it boots: http://askubuntu.com/questions/392720/the-disk-drive-for-tmp-is-not-ready-yet-s-to-skip-mount-or-m-for-manual-recove The problem appeared from nothing, ...
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Multiple Operating Systems or ISO's Bootloader for a USB Stick?

I have no idea how to do this. I have 7 iso's that I want to be able to easily boot from using a USB Stick and they are: Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Hirens BootCD ...
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Getting 0xc00000e windows 7 “Boot device inaccessible” after random crashes

I've been having some weird random crashes that I can't seem to locate, and I'm unsure if it's windows or hardware related. It's a brand new computer and very powerful. I've run into a couple of ...
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Windows 8 and BIOS won't boot after installing Linux

I've recently been dual booting Windows 8 and Fedora 20 (and one point Ubuntu). My Fedora kernel wouldn't load in GRUB one day so I decided to reinstall Fedora using a live USB (my laptop doesn't have ...
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How to figure out boot disk from bcdedit?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 software mirror. I boot from volume c:. When i use: bcdedit I can see 3 different "Windows Boot Loader" entries with "device partition=C:". How can I figure out ...
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Windows 7 won't boot on custom pc with minimal wear

Recently I was doing some cable management on my PC with only unplugging and replugging a couple of cables. Most notably the CPU secondary power cable. When it was all done I turned on my computer, ...
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Grub cannot find root disk on VirtualBox

I've built myself a boot image of a variant of Arch Linux for writing to USB sticks. It uses grub with default values, and it works just fine when booting a physical box from USB. (This question ...
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“Unable to find root device” on a fresh ArchLinux install

I have installed the latest version of ArchLinux (2014.06.01) on a MacBook Pro 8,1 (15", if that matters regarding hardware) dual-booting with OSX following the instructions in the official install ...
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ASUS BIOS empty boot list

ASUS X552C. Originally installed Ubuntu 14.04 on first half of SSD with efi, root, swap partition, then windows on second half which made a boot partition and an NTFS partition, all worked fine. ...
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Advanced Boot Options menu opens every time I try to boot up my Acer Aspire S3 with Windows 7

Every time I start up my Acer Aspire S3 goes to the Advanced Boot Options menu. Selecting the 'Start Windows normally' option works fine - the machine boots up normally but it's just annoying that ...
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Windows advanced boot options menu appearing when i try to boot my dell laptop [duplicate]

I just get the Windows advanced options menu when I boot my computer with windows 32 bit ultimate. When I choose "start Windows normally", the boot screen appears and goes directly to normal booting.
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Trouble with installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I work with Windows 8.1 and today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside it, but now I can't set the boot menu to display both OS. When I boot the system it normally loads Windows 8.1 without opening the ...
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Transferring Linux OS from one drive to another with different partitions

First of all, some related questions: How to move from one drive to another that's a different size? What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? My situation is as ...
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Change the system partition in Windows XP

I attached two hard disks (Disk 1 and Disk 2) to an old computer system while installing Windows XP. Disk 1 is IDE and Disk 2 is SATA. I wanted to install Windows XP on Disk 1. Disk 2 was meant for ...
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Notebook not booting

My problem is with my Samsung NP-N150 Notebook. It operates with a Windows 7 starter. I have never had any problems with it in the past. The issue is that it will not boot up. The battery on my ...