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

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laptop not booting after debian install

Last night I installed the latest debian to replace a particularly corrupted old ubuntu installation. When I went to reboot, it just gets into an endless cycle of reboots and doesn't even get to a ...
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Unable to boot after removing disk

Since I removed disk 2 I'm unable to boot. I get “Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.” I cleaned up my BIOS. There is only one BOOT ...
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Teamviewer 10 service hung on starting, slows down startup

Suddenly my PC started taking a long time to boot. I have windows 8.1 on an SSD so it's usually pretty fast, like 20 or 30s from pressing the button to desktop, most of it is the motherboard stuff. ...
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Why can't I see my usb drive during win 7 installation?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 professional SP1 64 bits on a NVMe SSD from a USB drive. I know Windows 7 does not have NVMe support so I need to install the drivers during the installation. The ...
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Remote booting using Digital IP KVM switch

I have a setup where I have a digital IP kvm switch controlling a computer . I can use the switch to remotely shut down this computer . However I cant restart or boot up the computer remotely . In my ...
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bootsect.exe /nt60 - No bootcode was successfully updated

I am trying to modify my 500GB usb harddrive so I can use it to mimic a DVD BOOT disk I have formatted and created a primary partition on it using cmd.exe diskpart list disk select disk G clean ...
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How do you run an entire powerscript shell synchronously?

I have seen this answer which is very useful. However, I want my entire script to be run step by step, which is a challenge because it is a startup script, creating many race conditions. I am using ...
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Dell Optiplex 960

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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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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Boot with wimboot a Windows x64 image on UEFI 32 bits

I have a Tablet PC that runs Windows x86 and Ubuntu x64 (mixed mode) on UEFI 32 bits with GRUB2 installed. I've tried to boot a Windows x64 WinPE image using wimboot program on GRUB2 becouse it ...
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Is there a way to start multiple instances of the same program during startup?

Win7 Where I work I need to have at least three instances of the same program up. I've only been able to get one to open during startup. While its not a big deal to open them manually, it would be ...
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Windows 10 fails to boot after HDD clone to SSD

I have been trying to migrate a laptop from a HDD to an SSD. I initially cloned the drive with the latest version of TODO Backup and then tried with Macrium Reflect. Both have the same problem. The ...
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Steps to make native boot vhd boot in virtual box

Apologies in advance if this has been previously discussed, I did my best attempt at searching and could not find what I was looking for. My issue is that I have a windows 8 vhd I want to update to 8....
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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How to start Viber in minimized mode when booting Windows 7?

I want Viber get started automatically but get minimized in system tray also - I don't want to see it on my task pane. How can I do that? p.s. Going in the Viber application setting and found ...
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Ubuntu, VirtualBox, RemixOS - endless boot loop

I tried to run RemixOS inside VirtualBox on Ubuntu, but RemixOS runs in an endless boot loop. It's the problem mentioned here too. These are my settings: Any ideas what could cause these endless ...
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Acer Aspire E1-570 Black Screen, Faulty Bios?

Good morning everyone. I am having a bad time trying to fix my laptop Acer Aspire E1-570. I have a black screen of death, when I press the power button the fans start spinning for a second and then ...
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Outlook 2010 minimize to system tray at startup

I am trying to find out how to start Outlook 2010 minimized to the system tray. There was a .VBS script that someone provided on a different question regarding the same subject. The problem with said ...
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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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Pc will not boot - power over HDMI?

So i encountered the strangest issue with my PC today. I was using it last night, i shut it down as normal, then this morning, nothing, checked power leads, tried to remove power hold in power for 30 ...
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Windows 7 freezes at Windows Logo on Startup and then boots up completely after roughly 20 seconds

I have recently noticed that Windows 7 will freeze during startup, specifically while the Windows Logo is midway from forming. After this occurs, I will usually just have to turn my computer off and ...
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Bing Chromium at startup [on hold]

I have found a solution for Chromium with Bing opening on startup by default. Go to start & search for "chromium" Right-click on Chromium & select "Open file location" Right-click "...
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Laptop can't boot from SSD when HDD is connected

I've just installed a new SSD on my laptop instead of the previous HDD. When only the SSD is connected - everything works great (I've copied the OS and data from the HDD to the SSD). But when I also ...
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Kali Linux Live CD Blackscreen/Not Booting

I am pretty new to Kali Linux (or Linux in general) so propably I won't understand ALL of the technical terms, but I will give my best. As introduction in my problem, I wanted to create a Live CD ...
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Windows 10 refuses to boot

Running Windows 10 upgrade on Windows 7 for months. Gigabyte mobo, AMD processor. Not sure when. May have powered down without shutdown... Windows 10 fails booting, displays the spinning dots then ...
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Migrating VM from Ubuntu to Centos?

I am using ubuntu on my VMware VM. I attached a Centos boot disk with three partitions with centos and following network setting in etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0. # Configuration for ...
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Error 0xc0000225 on laptop with windows 8.1, how to repair without a recovery disk?

When I start my laptop I have a blue screen with the error code 0xc0000225 with the message : A required device isn't working or can't be accessed. Then if I press F8 to get to Startup Settings the ...
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Installing Pioneer BD-ROM BDC-TD01 Firmware Updater: Target is not found?

As you see in the device manager list of my SONY VPCCW1NFX/B laptop, there's only the Optiarc BD-ROM BC-5500S4 device available under the DVD/CD-ROM drivers subcategory. where their should be another ...
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Multi monitor feature is not enabled

I just got a new pc and hooked it up to my monitor (single monitor) and when I powered it on, it said multi monitor feature is not enabled. What do I do?
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EliteBook 8460p - Custom Boot Logo with Arch Linux

I know that my EliteBook 8460p supports a custom boot logo (not the HP one). I read these two posts on how to do so ( 1. HP ProBook custom boot logo, 2. HP Elitebook 8570w custom boot logo) - further ...
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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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Arch/Grub - Disable booting message

I just installed Arch Linux for the first time. I'd like to achieve just a black screen when booting until I'm asked for the login. I'm using grub as a boot loader. And added the line: ...
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Stuck with spinning gear (NOT beach ball) after OSX login

Running latest OS X Mountain Lion. I shut down hard (held power button until power off) after an application froze and rather than doing force quit I got frustrated and just shut the system down. ...
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Computer starts to lag during games every other boot

After buying some used parts off a friend I started noticing something really odd. The computer starts to lag, not "regular" graphics lag but audio and mouse as well. Everything gets really choppy. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 VM Guest - Boot on TTY

On my VM guest Ubuntu 16.04 (host Win10), X server seems to fail start. The tricky thing is that installation + 1st reboot are OK, it's only on the next ones that I always fallback on TTY and console ...
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Windows 7 boots to black screen with blinking cursor

I have an Alienware M17x that dual boots into Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 Home Premium. Currently, the computer starts at the GRUB loader and will boot into Ubuntu, but if I try to boot into Windows, I ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 fails on Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual boot machine

My attempts to upgrade my Windows 7 install to Windows 10 consistently fails with Error 800703ED. I strongly suspect that this is caused by by dual boot setup. I have inserted info re my disk/grub ...
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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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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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How can I fix my computer when I deleted the boot drive?

I accidentally formatted the boot partition on my 8-year-old Linux Fedora 17.?? computer. Now it won't start, after pressing the power button it says: GRUB Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: no such ...
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Why can I boot from a USB device without “making it bootable”?

It seems like you can boot from a USB device without a bootloader to me. Even my 6 years old computers that still have a BIOS. From what I read the BIOS simply looks for an mbr, loads it and ...
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How to update CPU's microcode with GRUB and chainload Windows 10?

I would like to update microcode of my CPU before running Windows 10. Idea is to use GRUB (here NeoGrub from https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/neogrub/) for the task. background: why am I doing it? ...
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Server doesn't start, maybe partition table

I really need help, yesterday I installed SAMBA 4 on my server and tried to restart after that, but now the Server doesn't start anymore it freezes everytime at the same point.. During that i also ...
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How to disable SSD cache in SSHD drive?

I'm using Lenovo B5400 [59-428850] laptop with 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD hybrid drive and I have some issues with boot process recently. System freezes during startup (in 30-50% cases) with 3 short beep ...
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Windows Boot Manager works very slow

I want to reboot from Windows 10 into Linux from USB. I am doing it by restart with pressed shift key. But it is very slow. After press restart and shift together I wait more than 1 minute on black ...
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How to upgrade UEFI bios without battery in Acer laptop?

My laptop is Acer Aspire V5-473PG and I used windows 10 Pro 64-bit. And my battery is already dead around 1 year. Now, when I turn on my laptop, it always shows something like this : Boot media is ...
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Copying contents of an ISO to new folder and recreating it makes the ISO become not bootable?

I'm working on upgrading a system from RHEL6 to RHEL7 and in the meantime I need to do a few tests before I actually upgrade. My question is: I have a working RHEL7 stock ISO file downloaded from Red ...