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

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ASUS A455L BIOS broken after interrupted Windows 8.1 installation

I bought a new notebook: an ASUS A455LD with no bundled Windows (FreeDOS installed). I planned to dual boot it with a Windows + Ubuntu configuration. Here's my previous action: Set up an msdos ...
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Computer beeping on startup after unsuccessfully RAM upgrade

I tried to upgrade my RAM memory, but when I opened the computer and tried to put them in, I realized that I have DDR2, and I had bought DDR3. Well, nevermind, I will exchange them, but here is the ...
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Slow startup due MachinePolicyApplication and PreShellInit

So far i have found only this two uncommon issues in Administartive tools / Event Viever / Applications and Services Logs /Microsoft / Windows / Diagnostics / Performance / Operational Application ...
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Laptop screen scrambles after boot unless plugged into external monitor

I have a strange problem. I had something fall on my laptop closing the screen down forcefully. Now when I boot the computer the screen is scrambled. It is not scrambled during the BIOS screen or the ...
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Boot menu across multiple hard drives

I currently have a dual-boot on my desktop with two partitions on the same hard drive. When I boot up my machine I am taken to a boot menu which allows me to pick which of the two operating systems I ...
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Ubuntu hang up before login screen

On my Ubuntu 14.04 x64/Win 8 dual boot system (traditional via grub), Ubuntu won't run any more... The boot process seems correct, but when the login screen is about to display (Ubuntu logo shown with ...
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GRUB and Windows on a Revodrive 3

I came across an interesting problem: My Windows 10 installation is on an OCZ Revodrive 3 (EOL). To detect the Revodrive during installation a driver is necessary. I recently started using Linux ...
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Laptop booting several times before really starting

So my laptop (Acer Aspire E15) with Intel Celeron Processor doesn't boot properly. When I press the start button the blue light turns on and it makes some sounds as if the computer will turn on but ...
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Install Windows Instead Of Linux?

I need to install windows. My netbook came with Win8 and then I put Linux Mint on it. I am now trying to reinstall Windows. I have put the iso on a USB with the default system tool and Unetbootin and ...
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How do I fix “BOOTMGR IS MISSING”?

How do I fix "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" after i tried to dual boot Kali linux 2.0 light and Windows 7 and getting error from installing grub and lilio? Sorry for my poor English.
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Hard disk not working

I have a 500GB Hitachi Hard disk which is failing. It sometimes detects in bios and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it also works maybe for 10-20 min then it stops working and I get a BSOD saying ...
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Windows 10 is unresponsive for a while after booting from sleep

I've found I have similar problem to the one posted yesterday: Windows 10 wake up from sleep is very slow I've done a boot trace (like it was suggested by user magicandre1981). ...
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Windows 10 does not boot (Maybe isn't considered as OS?)

I have a problem with booting Windows 10. I use Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 and first I instantly got back to GRUB when selecting Windows 10 then I booted from Windows 10 installer media and ran ...
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Can't boot into archiso (Arhc Linux) in my HP netbook to perfom installation of it

I'm trying to install Arch Linux in na HP Pavilion 10". I deleted all partitions (including EFI partition, I guess) with cfdisk the only time i booted with Arch, but now I rebooted and i can't boot ...
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Swapping HD from one laptop to another - worked many times before, until now

I am a serial ThinkPad T series user. I get a new laptop, I move my drive, and I got my new computer all setup; windows finds all the new drivers etc, and all is well. Recently, I wanted to swap my ...
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The installation dialog box does not show up after booting from my bootable USB which has Ubuntu in it

I used to create bootable USBs in the following way and it used to work perfectly fine: sudo mount -o loop /path to iso/ /media/iso cp -a /media/iso/. /path to usb flash drive/ sudo syslinux -s ...
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Dell Optiplex 380 Hard Drive Issue

I used to use pc a few years ago that had windows XP installed on it (SATA hard drive). Lets call this hard drive Hard-1. I got a Dell Optiplex 380 recently. This has also come with a SATA hard ...
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Can't boot kali linux under grub2 (usb flash)

I split usb flash to three part: | For DATA | For Kali Linux | Persistence | Then i'm install grub on /dev/sdb2: sudo grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt/linux /dev/sdb Write ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu booting into X

I am actually wondering how to prevent services (in this case the X server) in Ubuntu (14.04) from startup automatically at boot time. I tried: sudo update-rc.d lightdm remove and sudo update-rc.d ...
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BIOS won't boot Win7 Ultimate from SATA Drive

I recently installed windows 7 ultimate replacing windows 8.1 Pro (On another partition is Ubuntu) and after shutting down and rebooting with no difficulty, I after a while needed to hibernate and i ...
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Missing /grub/stage1 file

My situation goes like this. I have a SW-RAID1 setup on the server. Unforunately, it is only able to boot from device sda, without it. The server will not be able to boot up using device sdb. So after ...
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Tried to boot to safe mode through msconfig but laptop takes forever to reboot?

I was trying to boot to safe mode through msconfig but after it restarts, it got stuck and it was all black. I tried to wait for it to boot but time has passed and it's still stuck.I am in Windows 10 ...
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Couldn't Continue Resetting Windows 8, and Now Can't Boot

I have a PC running Windows 8 which I wanted to reset. It was running extremely slow. It was taking 15 minutes to show every window I click and about 20-30 minutes to boot up. I managed to live ...
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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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Installing OS on NVMe based PCIe SSD

I bought an Intel SSD 750 series 400GB disc and I want to install OS onto it. It's nicely plugged-in. When I try to install Windows 7 x64 onto this drive, first I need to specify a driver that has ...
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How to boot Lenovo X1 Carbon 2014 from a USB thumb drive

How can I boot Lenovo X1 Carbon 2014 from a USB thumb drive? It has Windows 8.1. And I have tried Disable Secure Boot in the BIOS setting. Create the bootable USB drive using Windows 7 USB/DVD ...
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Cannot boot Elementary OS Freya after installation on a former Windows netbook

Asus X200MA, used to have Windows 8.1 preinstalled (with UEFI). I deleted all the partitions and installed elementary OS. Now, without USB stick plugged in, the computer has no boot options (none ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Asus X550Z?

This laptoop has UEFI. I've removed Windows, I created bios-boot partition, turn off safe boot, used Boot-Repair and it doesn't not help.
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Cloning boot ssd to a larger one

I currently have a 60gb Kingston ssdNow V300 boot drive in my desktop (windows 7). over the years it has been getting fuller and fuller and right now I got like 800mb left on it. I am afraid this ...
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Recover data from formatted harddrive

I had a dual boot machine with Windows 8 and Deepin linux on it. Last week I removed WIndows 8 and installed windows 8.1. After installing Windows 8.1 grub was removed. I followed How can I repair ...
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How to go to the BIOS setting of Packard Bell ENME69BMP laptop?

I want to setup windows 7/8 in my Packard Bell ENME69BMP laptop newly by an USB and currently it's running on windows 8 . But can't go the BIOS setting to make the pen-drive bootable . I have tried ...
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Can't install Kali Linux from USB, fails to find CD-ROM drive

I successfully made a live USB of the Kali Linux. When I boot from the USB it gives an option to install. I clicked on that option. At one point it was detecting and mounting CD-ROM drives. As I have ...
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How can I restore my Windows system after the PC is booted into DOS from USB drive?

My PC with Windows Vista failed to boot. The screen showed that the boot device was not found. I think the boot area of the hard drive was damaged. Then I created a boot USB drive with DOS system, and ...
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Can't install deepin os

i'm trying to dual-boot windows 10 and deepin-os I have deepin-OS 2014.3.i made a boot able flash drive (8GB) and boot from the flash drive then a screen came up says to choose the language i click on ...
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Cloning system nightmare with windows 8.1

I am running windows 8.1 that was initially a windows 8 OEM from a asus Q501L laptop. I first used macrium reflect and then acronis true image to fully clone my current hard drive onto an SSD. Both ...
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How to automatically enable numlock on Windows 10 logon

Upon cold boot up or even a restart, the num lock is always disabled in Windows 10. Is there a fix for this?
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How did my “Boot Device Not Found” error resolve itself?

This morning, I turned on my computer and got the "Boot Device Not Found" error. I restarted the PC a couple of times, but the error persisted. I finally restarted the computer and booted off of the ...
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Fresh LXLE 14 install stuck at initramfs prompt on boot

I'm trying to get lxle working on my laptop, next to arch and windows with refind for bootloading. I'm not fresh out of the water in terms of understanding and experimentation and such, but hardly an ...
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Can a windows computer turn itself on/off automatically although it was switched off

A colleague claims that his private computer with Windows 8 at home has synched bookmark information with his windows phone and downloaded Windows updates during his holiday although it was switched ...
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Installing Yosemite On Hackintosh - Wont Boot From USB [on hold]

I have been trying to install Yosemite on the hackintosh that I purchased and put together a few days ago. I have Windows installed on one hard drive and want to install OS X on the other (Of 2) hard ...
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Late/early CPU initialization

Just finished building my computer today and I have run into a problem.... When I boot up my computer I get a black screen for around 2 mins and the debug LED reads 63 to 67. Once the BIOS screen ...
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Toshiba satelite laptop takes too long to boot

I have a Toshiba Satelite C850 (it's close to 2 years since I bought it) and it started some weird behaviour a week ago. When I start it up it takes too long to show the "Starting Windows" screen. ...
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Linux, how to know the current boot disk

I've a Linux Centos (5.0) machine with 2 disks. I was changing the SATA cable to one of the disk when I realized that depending on what SATA slot I'm using, the OS starts from sda or sdb. The problem ...
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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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How to overwrite 0 sector under Windows XP?

Is there any built in Windows XP command or other utility which will let me overwrite sector 0, so the OS will be non-bootable?
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How to move a primary partition into an extended one?

My installation is Fedora 18 and Windows 8, and I need room for another system. I have a very delicate task: I need to move my primary /boot partition inside an extended partition which contains all ...
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HP Envy dv6 7206tx Boot loop after Factory reset

Yesterday I used my recovery disk to factory reset my laptop. The installation process was successful. After all files and hp softwares are installed into laptop it restarts. From that point it stuck ...
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Dual-boot => Unsupported partition table

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 with dual boot (Legacy Boot, UEFI off): - Ubuntu 12.04.2 - Windows 7 First I've installed Ubuntu and after Windows 7. The problem is that when I'm trying to activate ...
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Changing kernel bootsplash image?

I want to display a custom boot splash image on my Beaglebone Black (running Ångström). I know of three places where images can be dumped to the framebuffer: Bootloader (uboot) - needs display ...
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Local group policy logon startup script not executing

This is for Windows 7 I have a .bat and .vbs file in a folder. The .bat runs the .vbs script. In the Local Policy Group editor, under Windows Settings/Scripts I added a reference to the .bat file in ...