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

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How to access boot menu on a Lenovo G500s

I have a Lenovo G500s laptop which comes with FreeDOS installed. I want to install Windows, but I am not able to enter the boot menu so I can boot from a DVD. I have tried keys like F1, F2, F9, F12, ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot installation mess up

I've been trying to set up Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows 8 for quite some time now; several months. I've had over four failed attempts. I finally gave up and worked on Ubuntu in VMware from inside ...
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windows7 hangs on boot into safemode

I was having trouble booting windows7 and running it, slow operation etc. so i went into msconfig, and set the boot to safe-mode check box. Unfortunately, the computer hangs before getting into ...
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Restoring the Windows 7 boot loader (after uninstalling Windows 8)?

A while back I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my PC. As expected, I quickly grew bored of it, and uninstalled it. I removed the whole partition on which I had installed the OS, and ...
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Can´t boot mcafee endpoint encryption partition

I have a notebook with Mcafee Endpoint Encryption on Windows 7. Yesterday, I made another partition and installed Ubuntu. But the notebook always boot to Ubuntu, instead of reconizing the partition ...
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Restore Windows bootloader on Virtual Machine [duplicate]

I recently p2v'ed my old Computer into a virtual machine. Since it had a dual-boot and I only copied the Windows partition this broke GRUB. I can still boot Windows with Rescatux though. So my ...
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Unable to mount windows hard drive on linux live usb

I am fully shutting down windows with "shutdown /s /t 0". I also tried "shutdown /s /f /t 0" I then insert my linux live usb and boot from it. Everything works fine, but when I try to access my ...
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How to boot from usb?

I have a bootable usb device. I attach it to pc, and open bios settings. My settings are : Advanced USB Configuration legacy usb support - enabled xhcı pre-boot mode - enabled Boot ...
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creating UEFI USB Boot stick using rufus option gives errors

I am trying to install windows 7 from a USB UEFI stick that I tried to create in vain. I read other posts on creating UEFI USB Boot sticks and found Rufus the most convenient option . However , Rufus ...
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How to install ubuntu from usb?

I have windows 8.1 and ubuntu 12.04. I want to install ubuntu 14.04 on 12.04. I downloaded .iso file and unetbootin. I made a bootable usb using unetbootin. I want to install ubuntu but pc don't ...
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Why won't my SSD boot when it's cold?

I know that some SSDs rarely have an issue with "cold boots" under certain firmware and software configurations. However in this case I have had two SSDs (different brands) that would literally not ...
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windows 7, UEFI, and GPT woes

This might end up being a bit of a long question, but here it goes. I have a desktop PC that runs windows 7. A couple of years ago, I had my main drive die (C drive). I bought a brand new disk and ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

I just got a Lenovo X1 Carbon and I am flabbergasted on dual booting -- having the record in the boot manager. Cliff Notes It came with Windows 8.1. I shrunk the Windows partition (within windows ...
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Windows 7 HDD with a BSOD on boot, not detected when connected as non-boot drive

I've just installed a new SSD into a Dell Vostro - I first tried cloning the old HDD onto the new SSD, then switched the boot priority but it wouldn't boot from the SSD and fell back to the HDD. So I ...
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Samsung np350v5c not booting until after a full battery drain

I am using a Samsung NP350v5c laptop. Recently it cannot boot until a full battery drain. After that it boots through bios. This process takes almost one hour. Now the laptop started typing the key ...
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Lenovo Windows 8 EFI restore from image

First time here. I have bought e530 with windows 8 and the first hour of work with it i have a problem. I have ssd with windows 7 which i want to use with my new e530. I have made a sysprep of win 7 ...
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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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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 UEFI USB key on XPS 13 2015

I have an XPS 13 Developer edition on witch I try to install Windows 8.1 I have already done that on others computer always with success. But I am unable to do so with this XPS. I use Rufus to ...
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Created a VM image, now need to deploy them over network

I've created a freshly installed version of Windows 8.1 "not yet activated" with all necessary software packages on VMWare Workstation. This image is considered the baseline for any computer within ...
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How to find out if it's the first boot on the current day

I have a batch file in my auto start which should behave a bit different on the first boot. How can I find out if it's the first boot on the current day via Windows cmd? May be there's some way ...
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Can't access boot selection

I'm trying to put debian on a pc. Right now it's under Win7. I burned the iso on a CD, and rebooted. When I try to get into boot menu, the PC says "Please Wait..." and doesn't seem to do anything. ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen Power LED stays Green

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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Installing Linux Distro on my system without UEFI (I have Legacy BIOS system)

I have a system (laptop) with following specs: Ci5-2450M 2nd Generation. 650G and 4G without UEFI support (Legacy BIOS). Windows8.1 is installed on my system. Can I install Linux variant (Linuxmint or ...
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How to change from passphrase to encrypted key file in debian using luks?

I have four partitions plus /boot, each one with a different passphrase. I would like to manage unlock of all partitions with a single passphrase that decrypts the gpg.key file on the boot partition. ...
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Cannot boot ISO on only one machine

I have a version of Ubuntu 14 on DVD and USB to boot from. This ISO boots from other machines via both DVD and USB, but it will not boot on the particular Dell I need it to. Initialization crashes ...
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Can not write to serial port on boot

I am writing a script that sends a configuration message over serial port. It is supposed to configure an external device and runs on boot. Main part of the script is the echo command that sends a ...
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Cannot enter BIOS

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Lenovo E49 for dual boot with my Windows 7. After that I couldn't start Windows and was getting the error that it couldn't startup because of some file being corrupted. ...
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I can't start my computer into windows vista

a few days ago, my HP A1709N had to be restored back to HP defaults. When I tried to install SP1 on it, the system said the update failed, then, upon reboot, I got a Blue Screen of death, and can't ...
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“TMGR is Missing” after repair-installing Windows XP

I have two OSes installed in my computer. - Windows XP Professional - Windows 7 Ultimate (Release Candidate 1/Build 7100) I used the Windows 7 boot loader by default to choose between OSes. When I ...
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Lenovo Boot Failed

I am Using Lenovo G405s and running Windows 8 on my laptop, and whenever I turn on the laptop this error pops up - SATA HDD : WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 boot failed SATA ODD : MATSHITA DVD-RAM ...
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GRUB2: /boot as BTRFS subvolume

Aside from /boot, all my partitions (including root, /) are BTRFS subvolumes. I'm switching to BTRFS RAID1, and for the sake of integrity, want to include /boot within the BTRFS partition. Preferably ...
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My notebook does'nt want to boot from ODD nor USB just from HDD

I have a Toshiba Satellite C650 notebook and I have a litlle problem. I would like to make a full Windows reinstall, but unfortunately the computer doesn't want to boot from ODD. I have tried a lot ...
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Replacing laptop battery affects OS loading

I have a one and a half year old laptop with a win8.1 OS. On it first year, it prompt me that the battery is damaged and should be replaced. So I brought my laptop, along with its battery, to a ...
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can't enter UEFI Boot Manager on Dell R610

This system seems to have a hybrid BIOS / UEFI setup. Before doing anything, I reset the NVRAM of the machine using the Clear NVRAM jumper on the motherboard.. I can get into the BIOS, and I have ...
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How to find which hard drive represents each drive letter?

I have 3 hard drives in my computer and I can not figure out how to distinguish which physical hard drive in my computer represents the drive letter. When I am in the bios I can see the hard drive ...
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How to restore grub from a separate partition, to boot a luks partition?

My setup is: sda1 /boot ext2 sda2 swap swap sda3 / luks I broke the boot partition. Now when trying to boot manually, cannot figure out how to load crypto modules needed to open the root ...
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How do I force a Windows 8.1 Tablet to boot from a USB stick?

I've got Dell Venue 8 with Windows 8.1 (32 bit) Dell tablet (no keyboard). How do I get it to boot from the USB Repair drive (USB Stick) when it starts up? USB is formatted FAT32.
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Boot windows from moved internal to external HDD

I moved my internal hard disk which have windows 7 installation on it . I'm using it as an external hard disk now . I want to boot from it but when I try to do this I face the blue error screen which ...
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Windows 8 with UEFI dual boot kali linux 1.0.9

so, my problem is this: I have an Asus x551ca with a windows 8.1 and works with uefi, Im starting to like very much of kali linux and I want do dual boot with it and windows. I make the disc ...
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Unable to use SSD as boot drive

I own an Acer Aspire Predator G3620 and bought a Samsung EVO 840 SSD to speed up my performance. Unfortunately, after plugging in the SSD into my pc, the BIOS does not allow me to use the SSD as boot ...
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Is it possible to log the which OS I am booting into from bios?

Is it possible to log the which OS I am booting into from bios? Or If I am booting to CD or pendrive is it possible to log the same?
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Cant boot windows7 of primary partition does not show in windows RE

somethings really messed up here. I have a 750gb sata drive primary partition is 250 MB 2nd partition is the rest. Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition. I cant boot into windows it just ...
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Re - installing Windows 8 on a tablet, without usb-boot option

I do own a tablet (Xoro PAD 9W4), which initially ran Windows 8.1. I upgraded to Windows 10, but due to some issues (mainly touchscreen issues), I want to reinstall Windows 8.1. For this reason, I ...
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No operating system found when booting from USB

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop running Phoenix BIOS. I downloaded the Windows 7 x64 ISO to create a bootable USB. I did this under OS X by following the instructions from this website: ...
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Can the TRESOR linux kernel patch (against cold boot attacks) be applied against recent kernels? [closed]

Some time ago, I read about TRESOR; a linux kernel patch, that could prevent cold boot attacks by letting encryption be taken care of by CPU not RAM. I have read the instructions on their homepage, ...
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Operating system not found. MBR possibly damanged

I get a can't find operating system message when starting my laptop. I was able to boot into the Windows 7 recovery tools loaded onto a USB. Using diskpart, I noticed my partitions show RAW as the ...
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Startup password on toshiba laptop

My system is stuck on "Enter startup password" screen.When i try some password it goes to automatic startup repair.If i go into bios to change or delete startup password,what i see there is user : ...
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Ubuntu NBR karmic boot freezes at fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16

I have a netbook (emachine e250 - equivalent to an acer aspire one) and I have Ubunutu NBR 9.10 installed on it. Every other cold boot freezes at the following error message: fsck from util-linux-ng ...
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Can I safely convert my disk to GPT using diskpart with GRUB 2 installed?

I am wondering whether I would be able to convert my disk 0 (with my system partition, Windows partition, and Ubuntu partitions) from an MBR to GPT disk without loss of data and still being able to ...