The process of starting up a computer and loading the operating system.

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Windows 8 shows orange screen with white stripes on boot

I recently installed a fresh copy of Windows 8 Pro (full version, not an upgrade) onto my desktop (self-built). One day it restarted for no reason (was not a Windows Update restart) and when it ...
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Remove Fujitsu Lifebook Bios Password on Startup

I Tried to remove the Boot up Bios password in a Fujitsu Lifebook Bios SH530 Model. But it still asking for password on bootup and now may password did not work. Can anybody help me? Here's what I did:...
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Slow startup time of Windows 10 using Intel SSD 750 Series

My startup time from pressing the power button to the first sight of Windows 10 desktop is 45 seconds to 55 seconds which is bad for my high end gaming rig. It's been a month since I've build my PC ...
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What is writter in the EFI partition ? In details

I have a HDD(called HDD1) with some partitions such as EFI partition and windows 10 partition. I have another HDD (called HDD2) with only a EFI partition and windows 10 partition. I would like to ...
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Can't boot into Linux Mint partition after gnome 3 uninstall

I have a partition for Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 rosa installed and I decided to install Gnome 3. I decided 5 minutes into it that I did not like it, so I removed it using the command sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu unable to boot from clean install

Here's some background in case it will help: I've recently been having trouble booting my computer, as you might have guessed. For some background, it started when I tried to re-install some NVIDIA ...
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Windows 10 Startup Managment [on hold]

Does anyone have any advice or experiance with managing Windows 10 Startup programs, services and processes? I have seen tutorials on how to mess with the registry to prevent programs from starting ...
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Windows takes too much RAM on startup

I disabled everything in autostart - and still. I will be happy uninstall something, but I can't find the exact cause. I want my 1-2 gb back. If its important - I am on Lenovo G710. Here is task ...
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How exactly is an image made to be “bootable” by a system?

I've long known that you cannot simply put a disk image on a CD or USB flash drive and expect it to boot, but what characteristics make an image bootable? I ask this because one of my computers ...
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switch my harddrive to another laptop

I have two similar model of dell laptop. One of my laptop is not turning on and start beeping when I plug in the charger and trying to turn it on. Some days ago I poured a cup of tea into it (by ...
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How to Boot and run Windows 8 from USB on Mac (NOT Windows-To-Go)

I have an installation of Windows 8 that I run from an Portable HDD over USB. I use this on campus to allow me to bring my entire OS and files with me. There never anyone using the macs, so I was ...
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Does a modern PC require a graphics card to run?

As I can remember, on old systems (Pentium II or III) it was not possible to boot and run the PC if the graphics card was missing (AGP cards were used in those days). Many years from then, I'm ...
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Having dual boot working, is it possible to boot an OS or another based on date/time?

First of all, this is my first question here. I took a look but didn't find a similar question. Also I don't know if this is the right place. Correct me if anything is wrong. My question is a "how-to-...
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What is a reliable method to create a 64-bit WIN7 pro installer (DVD or USB) that boots on (U)EFI systems?

I am failing to start the Win7 pro installer in (U)EFI mode. I know that there are many instructions out there but can someone please point me to a really working solution. Goal: Burn DVD or write ...
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Windows 7 pro (64bit). Puzzled about (U)EFI install on Lenovo Thinkstation E31

after many years of absence to the MS Win world, I am trying to install a 64-bit Win7 pro in EFI mode onto my Lenovo Thinkstation E31 PC. When I set the firmware to solely work in UEFI mode, I am not ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 installation error “Ubi-partman failed with exit code 141”

During the installation of Kubuntu 15.04, I get the error "Ubi-partman failed with exit code 141". I did some researcher on the topic and found that one popular reason for the problem is having ...
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Acer 4736z Laptop fails to load any OS, only windows safe mode working

I have been trying to figure out the actual cause of the sudden shutdown of my laptop at the time of OS load or at startup. This is happening from past several days intermittently however, was able to ...
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Desktop wont boot - No POST

Problem Summary My Desktop was working fine. Then, when I switched on my PC after an hour of halt, it won't boot. Initially, it showed me POST screen (Gigabyte logo with options to enter BIOS, Boot ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series wont boot or boot any media

I am a computer technician working out of a local shop and we had this laptop come in with a perplexing issue. I will go ahead and run down what I've tried. Bios: Tried disabling secure boot, ...
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Failing to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX

Let me preface this by saying that 1) I have little experience with EFI systems and 2) I have little experience with Apple systems. System specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OSX El Capitan (...
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Accidently wiped out Windows 8 installation, now cant install windows 8 from USB

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 in my machine and accidently wiped out all the windows related date, now the hard disk is showing as a one big partition, Then I tried to create a bootable USB drive and ...
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Dell Optiplex 960 will not boot

I had to power my desktop down by holding the power button on until it shut down. Now when I press the power button the green light flashes a few moments on the number 3 on the harddrive and then ...
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Black screen no mouse no way to access safe mode or anything else (windows 10)

So i've recently upgraded to windows 10, and since upgrading, my computer has given me a black screen without a cursor or anything else. Fortunately, a few times it tried to auto repair, and kicked me ...
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Why can't Windows 7 find my BCDEdit store location?

Quick backstory: I'm attempting to resolve "unknown errors" that come up trying to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Whether or not this issue has anything to do with it doesn't matter, I just ...
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Delay before Windows 10 startup app launches

I launch an AutoHotkey script (.ahk) when Windows 10 boots, but it takes 10-20 seconds from when I'm logged in until the script starts. The strange thing is that the overall system is very snappy, so ...
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grub2 failed to install into /target/

I am having MAJOR problems installing Linux on my computer. Windows 10 came pre-installed. I then installed Zorin OS 10 alongside Windows to create a dual-boot computer. Everything went according to ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS install freezes (legacy boot, dell t7910)

We have a new dell desktop which came with 12.04 preinstalled and that works. We are trying to replace 12.04 by 14.04. For some reason, we really want to install in legacy mode (will patch the ...
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install custom kernel and rootfs on board SMDKV210

I need help to install custom uboot + kernel + rootfs on a device with board SMDKV210 (device is panel INEWTEK) So the fact is that worked on a device (inewtek) with board SMDKV210 (call it old board ...
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How to boot Acer Aspire Switch 10 from external media?

I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10 and I want to boot with a USB stick or a DVD-reader. I only can boot with a Windows 8 instal disk in it, having an EFI file on the DVD. With a recover USB stick (made ...
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Windows 10 BitLocker on bootup presents just a blue screen but no password box or text.

I have a Windows 10 machine that used to work just fine. Now when you do a reboot the password box and text does not show. You can type the password and get enter and it will work. What would cause ...
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How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD?

I have a 500 Gb hard drive currently split into two partitions: +---------------------+--------------+ | Data (D:\) | System (C:\) | +---------------------+--------------+ Now, I just ...
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Hide initramfs /dev/sdaX clean message on boot

I do not want to disable file system check on boot. Just want to hide /dev/sdaX clean message right after grub (which I guess is output by initramfs) How can this be done please?
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How to enable Fastboot again on BIOS?

I have recently replaced the hard drive of my Asus Zenbook UX303LN with an SSD drive and managed to do a clean install of Windows 8 thanks to the link below: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot ...
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Windows 10 24GB and SSD takes 5 minutes to Boot

My i5 desktop Windows 10 Pro is taking over 5 minutes to boot--with a SSD. I have run the xBootMgr profile and it shows winlogon.exe starts immediately and for 2.50 min of the 5.83 min boot time, ...
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How to encrypt a dual boot system with Veracrypt?

I want to dual boot Windows 10 alongside Arch Linux on 1 SSD. The SSD is 465GB and I want to use Veracrypt to encrypt the hard drive and enable pre-boot authentication. I haven't attempted to do this ...
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Create Windows 10 bootable/installation USB drive

I created Windows 10 installation USB drive using media creation tool provided by MS. (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/) At first I thought it was USB bootable and also ...
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How to run a Bash script when using a graphical desktop login

I am running the MATE desktop on Arch Linux, and I have a bash script that I run which: Configures MATE to work with multiple monitors Connects the PC to the internet Changes my mouse speed I have ...
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Grub boot loader installation fails after installing ubuntu server 16.04 on virtual machine

The host is Ubuntu 16.04 the virtual machine is created using VirtualBox 5.1. I have used the following command to create virtual disk which is using raw partitions from disk /dev/sdc (that how it ...
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How does my PC know what to boot on restart?

It is clear that there is some boot sector on my PC which contains the loader with menu, which allows me to choose the OS to load. But, I have noticed that PC does not display me this menu after ...
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Why os Fedora is calling containers on startup?

My fedora distro is messed up with docker containers... Everytime I restart this I need to call "docker ps" and then call "docker kill" for each container that is running... How can I discover who ...
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UEFI boot options doesn't appear in efibootmgr

Hello everyone, I'm new here treat me well ;) I want to change the boot order with efibootmgr but in the boot order appears options that I can't select. # efibootmgr Timeout: 2 seconds BootOrder:...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 Encrypted

So, maybe this is an obscure and stupid question to ask here, but, in my case, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 are not playing nicely at all. Because I wanted to encrypt my laptop, I decided to sudo dd ...
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HP Laptop Boot Issues

I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop which has recently been taken apart to resolve overheating issues, new thermal paste was applied and everything seems fine. Now, when booting the laptop it refuse's to ...
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Cannot turn on PC immediately after reconnecting power

I'm used to unplug power cable after shutting down the PC. Recently, my PC started to behave strange: when trying to turn on the PC after plugging the power back, power on led steady on, but Bios ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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Windows keeps on asking boot device

I bought a used HDD from a friend of mine from his old laptop. I popped the drive in my desktop all is going smooth. Already did a (quick) reformat of the said drive,restarted my computer and adjusted ...
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grub not loading - bit different to most grub questions i can see

I know there are a lot of questions about this and I'm sure people are sick of seeing them but I can't see one that quite fits my situation so here goes. Originally, I was running the Win 10 upgrade, ...
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Booting a vmdk (or similar virtual machine disk) natively

I've got a nice VMware Fusion setup on my Mac with a few different VMs. This works really nicely, but it gets really slow when running heavy programs. So I thought, why not boot into them directly? I ...
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Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines on boot

Orange Screen (See picture below) appears on boot after Dell loading screen. Dell Inspiron 580 w dual monitors Dell Bios is latest version (A07) Nvidia GeForce 310 (Driver version 341.95 - latest) ...