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

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Linux machine with RAID 1 not booting after failed drive

I’m not that experienced with Linux and am troubleshooting a machine that is no longer booting up. Originally it had two drives installed in RAID 1 and one drive failed. I took the good drive out and ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade blew out other OSes on GPT disks?

I was multibooting an EFI laptop. The laptop was using GPTs, was using SecureBoot, and it had Windows 8.0, Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian on it. I updated the laptop to Windows 8.1 through the free App ...
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Startup issue with custom built PC after installing a new PSU

I have a custom built PC with an AMD 6150 processor and an AMD 970 motherboard, Radeon HD 6850 GFX graphics card, 16GB Ripjaws 2133 MHz RAM and a crappy 500 watt power supply. It works fine, but the ...
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Windows 8 boot from mirrored (shadow) partition on same drive

I have a configured a dual boot option of mirrored partition on two different drives of Win7 successfully in the past but cannot get it to work correctly on Win8 with one drive and two partitions and ...
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Acer cant boot, I get beep code then computer restarts beeps again then restarts

Originally the Acer Aspire desktop would beep 3 times pause then beep 3 more times over and over again then finally start up anyway and work without a problem. Today i had time to trouble shoot so i ...
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Does Operating System modify BIOS in any way?

I am reading the book: How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology and in Chapter 4 the author says: The operating system does not work alone. It depends not only on the cooperation of other ...
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hub 3-0:1.0: couldn't allocate port 9 usb_device

I have a motherboard Asus H97-Plus, and recently, don't know why, everything has gone mad. The bios took 4 minutes to load before displaying, then I had GRUB (I could select Ubuntu 14.04), and then ...
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Clonezilla fails clone with mismatched GPT and MBR partition

I got this message: This disk contains mismatched GPT and MBR partition: /dev/sda Clonezilla's FAQ says: You might have installed an OS with GPT partition table, and later overwrite the ...
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How to fix EFI-boot on my Macbook Pro after Ubuntu install?

The MacBook does not boot. The screen stays blank (black) – not the grey, active screen like normal. To power off, I hold the power button down. After 5 boot attempts the MacBook finally shows the ...
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my laptop is not not booting from cd

I'm trying to format my laptop. I burned the Windows ISO file on a DVD. The problem is my laptop is not booting from the DVD. After a lot of time spent searching, some suggested to stop the secure ...
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Windows Vista boot time nonstop disk I/O … goes away after long delay

I have a Dell Laptop running Vista. 4Gb RAM, 500Mb HD, CD player. On booting, it takes forever (20-30 minutes) to come to a usable state. (This makes it laughably useless as a portable device). ...
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How to put /boot on a flash drive?

I have a flash drive with two partitions, the boot loader and one for /boot. During the install, on the bottom it asks where to put the boot loader, I chose a partition on the the flash drive, ...
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Windows 7 installation disc fails to boot properly on UEFI

Whenever I try to install Windows 7 onto my laptop, the boot process simply stops and hangs at the boot splash. No error is given, and the splash continues to animate. However, it never progresses ...
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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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Cant load any os installation on laptop

So I have downloaded Kali operating system and checked on my main computer (not laptop) if I burned it correctly to the DVD. The disk was running fine and the os installation showed up. However, when ...
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Set freshly applied windows 7 image to boot into audit mode

I applied a windows 7 image from a windows 8 setup disc onto a drive on my hard disk,. and added the boot entry I want to boot it into audit mode, so that I can update everything, install software, ...
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Add Windows boot entries after installing Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 on its own bootable hard drive, Windows 8 on its own bootable hard drive and Ubuntu on its own bootable hard drive. I'm using the BIOS to manually select on which hard drive to boot. ...
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Copy a USB OS to HDD?

Copy a USB having Ubuntu installed (not just a live disk) byte-by-byte to HDD ? I have a USB that has Ubuntu installed into it. I am trying to replace Centos installed in HDD which has an luks ...
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Reinstall Windows without key, unable to boot into the old install

I have tried everything, but I just can't boot into my Windows 7 install. Repairing and all of that didn't work. I don't have a Windows CD, but I downloaded the ISO image and burned it onto an USB ...
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Partition resize error

I've decided to remove my old linux [/] partition and enlarge my Win7 partition, before install new linux distro. For first time in my experience something gone wrong when I tried to resize (enlarge ...
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Debian won't boot - Loading initial ramdisk

I currently have a multiboot enviroment, where i use 2 harddisks one OS on each, Windows 7 64-bit - with windows bootloader on one of them. and Debian 7 - with GRUB bootloader on the other one. ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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Ubuntu loading stops?

I don't know why, or how... but my Ubuntu's loading / booting stops right after the Ubuntu logo appearing.. An underscore appears in the right top of the screen: _ then, it disappears leaving the ...
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Ubuntu won't boot with 4 hard drives

I got two HGST 4TB HDD's for my birthday and I'm trying to put them in my media center which already has a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. The motherboard is an ASRoxk E350M1 which only has 4 SATA headers so ...
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Use external display from boot on Samsung laptop

I have a Samsung RV511 laptop, and recently my screen broke. I connected an external screen and it works fine, but only after Windows starts. I want to be able to use the external screen right from ...
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Install CentOS on top of Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have a Ubuntu desktop and would like to install CentOS on top of it as a dual boot. The machine has two drives, each with one partition. I don't want to risk harming my Ubuntu installation. I'd ...
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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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Issues installing Kali Linux alongside Windows 8

I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an i3-3230m with 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM. I installed Kali onto a 40GB unallocated partition. (Note: I had to change to Legacy mode in BIOS or my computer would not ...
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CPU fan not always running on system start-up

I've recently noticed that the CPU fan fails to run on computer start-up. If I disconnect its power cable and reconnect it, it will run normally every time and for the whole duration the PC is on. ...
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Corrupted boot partition on a Windows disk?

I have a laptop with a faulty hard drive that was not booting. I used ddrescue to recover the whole drive to a new drive, there were quite a lot of bad sectors but less than 1mb in total. I ran ...
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Computer only reboots from a restart but not a shutdown [on hold]

I have a p5gc-mx board. When I totally shut down my system, it will not start, hangs on the bios splash screen unless i hit delete while its booting to enter bios then exit without any changes, then ...
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How to change linux terminal to yaft on boot

I am using Arch Linux on an old laptop and when I log in it is to $TERM=linux. How do I configure it to load yaft instead? At the moment I have to log in then type yaft but I would like to use yaft as ...
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Installing RHEL 7 and can't make partition while on dual boot

I've problem while installing RHEL 7 with dual boot. Windows 8.1 pro already installed and try to install RHEL 7 but while on partition segment I can't see unallocated space which was more than 100GB, ...
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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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Is there a way to randomize GRUB2 boot loader background?

Is it possible to select a random background for GRUB2 during boot-up from a folder? I tried to add a small script to the /etc/default/grub file but it must be updated manually to select a random ...
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Windows 7 boot manager not localized on UEFI system

I'm running an Italian version of Windows 7, which includes a localized boot manager. However, I recently replaced my motherboard with a new one based on UEFI firmware instead of BIOS (Asus Z87 ...
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Dual booting windows 8 and Kali Linux 1.0.8

I'm trying to install kali linux along with windows 8 The latest Kali version (1.0.8) supports booting alongside windows 8 I installed Kali Linux from a LiveCD, rebooted and it went straight to ...
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Sony VGN-NR260E “External Device Boot”

A Little Background On all modern Dell computers pushing the F12 on BIOS during boot will allow for a screen that lets you choose what boot option you need. For example if I want to boot off of a USB ...
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Booting a Sony Vaio VGN FE31H from USB stick when BIOS has no such option [duplicate]

I have a laptop Sony Vaio VGN FE31H which has Windows installed and I wanted to boot a Linux distribution from USB stick. Unfortunately the BIOS has no such option. I am looking for a suitable boot ...
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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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bash: execute command given in commandline and don't exit

how do I specifiy a command on the commmandline of bash which shall be executed once inside the new bash after reading ~/.bashrc -- But all this without letting bash exit after the command is ...
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Missing “Use a device” option to boot a live distro from usb on a Windows 8 (UEFI) notebook

I have a new notebook with Windows 8. I need to boot a Linux live distro from USB disk. However, when I access the boot menu which I expect to be like the following: in Windows 8, the entry "use a ...
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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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Windows 8 not running autohotkey script on startup

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro (RTM) 64bit and made a shortcut to a autohotkey script in shell:startup. (Alt-drag and dropped the script into there to create a shortcut) Autohotkey is set to run as ...
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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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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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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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USB devices are only recognized if connected at boot (Win 8.1 x64)

I have a Clevo P170HM laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 edition with Media Center. I have observed peculiar behavior in the form of USB devices usually not being recognized unless they are plugged in ...