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

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My computer fails to boot up the first time but boots up fine the second time

my computer has been acting strange during boot up. I've notice when I go to shutdown my computer and I come back to turn it back on it doesn't load for the first time and I had to turn it off and ...
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Can't access laptop BIOS when SSD is plugged in

I've been struggling with this for a couple hours now. I recently bought a new SSD to replace the HDD that came with my laptop (Lenovo S510p Touch). I wanted a fresh install so I connected the SSD to ...
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Immediate Restart After Power On - Before BIOS

When I originally built this PC, it had an issue with randomly restarting. I proceeded to try a bunch of things and ended up unplugging everything except the power switch and the cards I have in it. ...
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How to get Windows 8 boot menu to choose OS in a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu?

I recently dual booted my system - Windows 8 and Ubuntu, installing the latter first. Now, when I boot into my system, I get the Ubuntu grub menu instead of the Windows 8 boot menu that has only two ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade blew out other GPT disks?

I was multibooting an EFI laptop. The laptop was using GPTs, and it had Windows 8.0, Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian on it. I updated the laptop to Windows 8.1 through the free App Store update because I ...
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Why do computers often run their fan(s) at high speed momentarily when powered on?

Many computers spin up their fan(s) to high speed when they are powered on, even before POST, before settling down to normal operating speed. While this behavior seems normal for the most part, why ...
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Start uTorrent when Windows Starts without the need to logon

I need to make uTorrent start when Windows Starts only, without the need to logon! I mean by making uTorrent start, is that uTorrent run and starts downloading in the background without the need to ...
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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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“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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How can I rebuild the Windows boot files?

After a virus, the boot files on a Windows 7 computer are gone, and I get this message when booting... File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000000f Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot ...
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Keyboard unresponsive for first minute after booting Windows 8.1

When I initially boot into Windows 8.1, my keyboard responds very slowly, if at all, until roughly a minute after login. I can start typing, but there will be about 5-10 seconds between each keystroke ...
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Can't get Windows 8.1 to appear in loader list in GRUB

I have a Dell laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and wanted to dual boot to Linux. So I partitioned off 100gb of the main and only hard drive and installed Kali Linux (Debian 7). It asked if I wanted to ...
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Laptop won't start. Possible adapter issues

I have a llenovo laptop adapter output that reads 20V and 4.5A. I tested it with my multimeter and it reads 20.4V and a fluctuating current from 0-3.5A. I am wondering whether the slightly higher ...
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install windows 7 setup is starting stuck (Dell Laptop)

This problem is taking too much of my time. I have dual boot (Windows 7 and ubuntu). All the sudden, I can't boot from both OSs. I have some important data in the hard drive. I couldn't fix it. Now I ...
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why is asus ux303ln restart startup time so slow?

I just got the asus ux303ln and the restart time from leaving windows until the login screen comes back is around 45 seconds. This is a machine with a 256gb ssd and an i7 so its blowing my mind why ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8.1 after migrating to Samsung SSD using supplied software

I got a brand new Samsung 840 SSD. It came with "Data Migration" software from Samsung. I am running Windows 8.1. Here are my steps exactly: Installed new SSD into secondary bay (Disk 0: HDD, ...
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Boot from CD using UEFI instead of BIOS

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P. This is my last attempt at recovering my computer, as my recovery partitions are gone and I cannot boot into my computer otherwise. I have Windows 8 x64 OEM installed. I ...
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Is it possible do disable showing the ASUS logo when booting the computer?

I have an ASUS laptop. I would like to disable showing the ASUS logo when starting the machine. I checked out the BIOS settings but couldn't find anything related to that. The only setting I found ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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Dell Inspiron 14R 5420 intermittently fails to boot

I have a Dell laptop which sometimes boots and sometimes doesn't. When it boots, it works perfectly normal. However, when it doesn't boot, it doesn't show anything on screen, the light check goes on, ...
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How can I run a Rails server when I start Ubuntu?

I need to run this command cd /my/app/path&&rails s every time I start my Ubuntu virtual machine. I've tried to add it to /etc/rc.local file and also in /etc/init.d/rc.local but it ...
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Do (USB) drives need a master boot record to boot in UEFI mode?

I was reading this tutorial and this (Option Two from there) and as far as I understand, making a Windows USB drive bootable for UEFI requires: rewriting the partition table and formatting as FAT32 ...
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Disabling Fast Start without Administrator rights on Windows 8.1 / resetting the admin password

Ok so here is the issue I am facing: A neighbor got this computer with windows 8.1 on it, put on a password and promptly entirely forgot it, even despite the hint claiming he has NO idea whatsoever ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub rescue mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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What is it that prevents USB sticks to be booted from?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different live images and linux and windows installers, but I seem to have found a USB stick that just can't be ...
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How to allow root user to start up under FileVault 2 in Lion?

I just enabled Whole-Disk Encryption (under the name FileVault 2) in Mac OS X Lion. In the setup process, I was asked to select the users whose passwords can unlock the startup disk. I have the root ...
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winlogon.exe corrupted. Regular fixing methods do not work

In the morning, when I switched on my computer, I was faced with an error saying that winlogon.exe is missing or corrupted. I logged on to my USB OS and replaced the winlogon.exe on the computer ...
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Windows 8 is not booting and stuck on “automatic repair” screen

my computer is hp pavilion g series and running dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. I booted my computer once on windows 8 but it stuck on "automatic repair logo", I tried booting many times but ...
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grub-mkconfig doesn't detect /boot

lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 596.2G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 25G 0 part /mnt/arch ├─sda2 8:2 0 2M 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 4.5G 0 part ...
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Dell Studio 1555 not starting up

This is a 3-year-old laptop. I never had a big problem with it until now. I updated Kubuntu the night before yesterday. And Firefox got updated to version 18 and a few other related packages got ...
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Clear Dalvik cache partition on Samsung Galaxy S4 [migrated]

I am using a samsung galaxy s4 (jfltevzw) using baseband VRUFNC5, and it wont allow me to install clockwork or twrp... is there any way i can clear my dalvik cache without using a recovery, just by ...
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How to use testDisk to fix partitioning trouble

I have Laptop Dell with Winodows 7 as primary OS. Also, I have Ubuntu as dual booting with Windows. I got booting trouble. I can't access to my files in both Windows and Ubuntu. My hope is testDisk to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon stuck in boot loop [on hold]

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 (jfltevzw) and i had a rooted phone until it stopped working. The thing with my phone is that clockwork mod was not installing so i used safestrap... using safestrap ...
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Graphics card fans very loud, no video/unable to boot

So let's back up a few months. I came back from work one day to find my computer on (I remote desktop to it occasionally) but my graphics card (Gigabyte GTX 770 OC-2GB version) fans running very ...
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LTSP fails while downloading images

Some time ago, I've configured LTSP on Debian machine. I've been using it from time to time and it worked. Today it stopped working and I cannot figure out what's wrong. Client says: Intel UNDI, ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a new Lenovo Ideapad g50-70

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my new Lenovo Ideapad, but I can't boot from CD or USB. I have disabled secure boot and fast boot in BIOS, boot mode: legacy (not UEFI). I created a USB ...
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Make internal card reader readable to BIOS

I have a tablet that only has one usb port and one internal microsd card reader. It runs Windows 8 but I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've created an Ubuntu install disk using startup disk creator ...
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Restore BIOS and Windows 8 boot

Yesterday I typed a command (while using Ubuntu 14.04) to completely delete all broken symlinks (using find and rm -rf). When I restarted the PC, the surprise was a login screen (my Ubuntu session ...
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Spilled water on Macbook Pro and dropped it — now won't boot

I spilled a fair amount of water (about a glass on the keyboard of my late 2008 macbook pro). After flipping the computer over, I let it dry after taking out the battery. As I was walking away, I saw ...
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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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Ubuntu wrong clock time (universal and local)

Local time and universal time are wrong. They are shifted to -2 hours to the real time. Setting the timezone didn't solve because the universal time is wrong. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a ...
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After much repair, computer won't give me the option to choose which drive to boot from [duplicate]

Background (Quick description of how I got to my current situation) Over the past few days I've been having boot issues (my fault) -- I installed Windows 7 on a new SSD I purchased, and it was great ...
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chkdsk /f /r alternative in ubuntu linux

In windows os chkdsk /f /r will fix a hdd error automatically.i have lost access in my laptop though i am able to live boot into my laptop using linux.I have live boot ubuntu 14.04 and i am in a need ...
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XP blue screens on installer on my pc [duplicate]

I currently have my laptop running on windows 7. I plan on adding XP and keeping permanently disconnected from the internet to run some old games/programs (My pc doesn't have much ram so vm's are not ...
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boot windows 7 from internal ssd connected via usb [duplicate]

I have an internal SSD with a dual boot arch linux/Windows 7 grub. I bought a usb to sata adapter and plugged the usb to a toshiba laptop - the system starts to boot normally from the USB device, up ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen

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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GRUB (with theme) messing up graphics after booting an entry

I have to set up a HP ProDesk 600 G1 desktop computer: Intel i5-4590 CPU with integrated HD Graphics 4600. When using a theme in GRUB (no matter which one), selecting an entry in the menu and booting ...
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Grub2: “Invalid partition table!”

I have recently had to change bootloaded from my old syslinux to GRUB2. Since I have installed GRUB2 bootloader I am getting the following message on every boot: Invalid partition table! The ...
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Windows 10 freezes at “Preparing Automatic Repair” on a MacBookPro (Bootcamp'ed)

Well, at first I should've stopped the auto updates or either took an image of the system at least to be on the safer side. I'm not sure what went or may be an update, but now the boot screen just ...
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Windows 8 32-bit won't boot on VirtualBox

I've been trying to install Windows 8 32-bit on the latest version of VirtualBox since yesterday. I run VirtualBox on my regular Windows 7 32-bit install. Win8 installs fine, then goes to restart ...