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

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How Do I Erase A HDD Without An OS?

How Do I Erase A HDD Without An OS? I tried installing windows onto my hdd and it began to freeze on beginning setup and i've tried almost everything from changing to legacy and safe mode so i feel ...
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Disable WLAN as kernel boot option?

I have a CubieTruck Plus (CubieBoard5) running Linaro. It has an ethernet port and wifi card. I want to disable unneeded services and reduce power, so I want to stop anything related to wifi and wlan0 ...
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How to span a 24GB SSD and 1TB HDD together on lenovo ideapad y510p - windows 7? [on hold]

I got tired of Windows 10 and boot times from my HDD and decided to downgrade to Windows 7 and install it on my SSD. After doing so, the space was very limiting and I did a lot such as compress OS, ...
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Kali Linux gives me an error message when i try to use setup

When i try to setup Kali Linux i get an error message saying it cant find win32-loader.ini. I have also tried just booting it but a CMD window pops-up for a blink of an eye not nearly enough time to ...
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Computer won't boot from a bootable DVD

My friend gave me his old computer that used to have WinXP on it. I'm trying to load Win7 on it and I thought there was something wrong because it wouldn't boot off a bootable disc, even though I ...
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after reset windows 8.1

A few days ago, I have reset my laptop (asus a450 which is running windows 8.1). I left it running overnight. When I woke up, it kept going to bios. I even selected the bootable drive, but it coudln't ...
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Can't do anything after using the repair boot files action from easybcd

So i had both ubuntu and windows installed in dual-boot config. Windows 10 was on my ssd and ubuntu 14.04 on the hdd. One day, the hdd crashed and ubuntu was gone, not a big deal because i got a new ...
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Can't boot windows installer from dvd or usb

I'm trying to reinstall windows on my Samsung laptop (np350v5c). I downloaded a legal copy of windows 7 from Dreamspark, but after I burn the iso on a DVD or a usb devise (using microsoft's tool) my ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 is unable to boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. It displays the following error on being turned on: "Internal hard disk drive not found and no bootable devices." So what can I do now? I tried but no success.
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Windows 8.1 freeze on startup - Dell Inspiron 15 (7537)

I have a huge problem. (Sorry for my english) The day befoe yesterday I had a Dell Update shown up on my taskbar, I approved it, it ran, and after that I could not turn my laptop on. When I try to ...
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Why does my machine not boot?

I think this is a HW issue so maybe I'm in the wrong place, please redirect me in that case. History I have a Lenovo 9142 that has been installed with Ubuntu and running as a developer machine for ...
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Windows 10 not starting - black screen and letter 'Y'

I have upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 without problems. Windows 10 has worked correctly until today. Now my pc (Acer 5745G) don't boot: when I press the power button, after showing ...
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Create UEFI-bootable DVD with Windows 8.1 iso

I'm trying to set up a UEFI-boot of Windows 8.1. However, I seem to be unable to install it with a USB drive (previous question), and when I try to install with a DVD (the same iso), I don't get the ...
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Windows 8 doesn't boot normally, just in safe mode

I had win7, which was working perfectly. I put in a win8 disk, and chose upgrade install option, which instead of resetting the pc, just upgrades from one os to another, without losing data, settings, ...
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why USB drive cannot boot from Fedora machine but can from Windows machine?

I have WD Mypassport 500GB USB removable disk. I installed Fedora 20 on it. it works fine when I boot it with my Windows machine but I cannot boot it with my Fedora machine. If I attached it to my ...
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Windows 10 will not boot up after resizing C partition using Easus

I have windows 10 64 bit. I had on drive with two partitions. One was primary the other system drive (C:) disk C was getting full so I decided to merge disk E: disk E: had files from previous ...
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UEFI firmware not recgonising GPT partition table

The UEFI firmware of my ASRock FM2A75 Pro4, fails to recognise the GPT partition tables of my SATA harddisks, as shown by the map EFI shell command: Device mapping table fs0 :Removable HardDisk ...
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HP laptop, “General system board failure”, what next?

I have an HP Pavilion DM1-3101ea laptop with an integrated AMD E-350 APU. Basically the same as DM1Z, if it is of any help. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The problem appeared as follows: i tried to send ...
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Booting Fedora22 from a non live usb drive

I am trying to install fedora on a flash drive and then boot off of it from a pc that is not especially accessible. I tried setting every thing to by label to get past the uuid issue. I got it to ...
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No boot menu for backbox

I have windows 10 installed on my C: drive which has 202 gb space. When I got my laptop it was mentioned with UEFI. I have a partition of 700 gb for F: drive from which I extracted 20 GB for backbox ...
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After finishing kali linux 2 Booting issue dont showing login page

i have install Kali Linux 2 and newly Kali Linux 2016 a few days ago and with this 2 OS i have same problem that is: after copying installation phase and restarting PC when Kali wanna showing me login ...
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Reset BIOS Password for Laptop

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and i recently updated the BIOS through Windows 7. I did this in an attempt to reset the BIOS password as I no longer remember it. The problem is that it no longer ...
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Sometimes computer hangs at BIOS screen when booting

Sometimes when I turn on my computer it doesn't start, it gets to the screen that says "press del to enter BIOS menu" and then it hangs. I found turning off the computer and unplugging USB devices ...
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Unplugged laptop while on disk check. Wont start

I have a Compaq 620 laptop that runs on Windows 10. As a habit, i use this Maintenance software every month to keep my laptop as sharp as it could. The software then wants to reboot the comp for a ...
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Way too many disks in rEFInd?

I'm using rEFInd on my mac that is installed on its own partition. Everything works fine except when I boot into rEFInd (the "EFI Boot" option under the disk selection menu on startup) it shows my OS ...
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My computer boots up during the night

My PC with Windows 10 Pro boots up without me touching it. I always use "On/Off"->"Shut down" to shut down my PC in the evening. Nevertheless, sometimes during the night or the day when I am at work, ...
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Troubleshooting slow boot due to network devices

I'm trying to troubleshoot boot times for a relatively modern machine with a SSD. The machine runs Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS and it has two ethernet ports. Network Manager is not installed. All device ...
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Windows 8.1 will not boot after upgrading from Windows 8 on my PC

The PC is a HP EliteBook 8730w laptop. I had no issues with Windows 8 or the Windows 8.1 preview. But after running the Windows 8.1 Update from the store my computer will not boot unless In insert my ...
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Computer just shows “welcome” when turning on [on hold]

My computer is old, manufactured in 2002 by Samsung. When I turn on the computer, Korean text appears. I can't understand it. Then, when I press F1, I'm stuck seeing "Welcome" screen from ...
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The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed

Trying to install Debian dual boot with windows 10 on SSD but I have this error message : The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed I forced EFI ...
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Format SSDs through MSI Motherboard MS-7751

I ran into a couple of problems and ended up at a point where I cannot boot into Linux nor Windows. I was wondering if there was a way to wipe my drives using MSI's shell and whatnot.
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Linux stuck on boot up, windows bootloader overwritten

Ahoi. I recently installed debian on my windows 10 machine, and have essentially bumloved my entire machine, it seems. I installed Debian using the 8.3.0 DVD Image from the official site, and the ...
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Can't install Windows 8 in Sony Vaio SVE15129CNS having default UEFI mode shows OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND

I recently installed Win 10 in my sony vaio e series laptop. but now i want to install again win 8 which gives error like OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND in uefi but in lagacy mode it boot but on selecting ...
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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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Dual boot (Windows 8 + Linux Mint 17) UEFI system boot windows only

I have been working on a dual boot system with windows 8 preinstalled and linux mint 17 for a month or so. After applying an update in linux grub loader does not appear and system only boots windows. ...
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My PC Boots into a Dutch UEFI Screen Sometimes

Yes, really. Maybe 1 in 4 times when I turn it on, it will boot into its UEFI screen but in Dutch (I think?), with no user input. I can't think of any major hardware changes before this happened. ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8 install cd in uefi mode

I have a Toshiba Satellite that came with windows 8 pre-installed on it. After foolishly wiping the HDD, I acquired a Windows 8 install disk. My problem is that the computer will skip attempting to ...
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Fix boot sector in unallocated NTFS exteral hard drive

The damage Yesterday evening I accidentally started formatting my external HD (2TB NTFS formatted) and eventually completely removed (I replaced data with 0s) about 70MB. The analysis I ran ...
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I cant access windows 10 advanced startup

I merged two partitions (one was the windows one), ive done this several times before using Easeus with no issues. This time though windows boots up but stays on the loading screen, showing windows ...
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Launch synergy client on boot in Mac OS X

I have a mac as a secondary machine at work. Currently I use synergy on my main machine to share its keyboard and mouse with the mac. I created a launch agent for my user to launch synergy when I ...
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Mac stuck at 50% while booting?

I have done an embarrassing mistake i.e. in Mac OS X (Yosemite). sudo chown -R user / Now it gets stuck at 50% while booting. I have tried “Repair Disk Permissions” from Disk Utility we get in ...
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BIOS can not find hard disk in boot priorities

I was installing Linux Kali os 2.0 but have got an error while installing grub, so I was unable to start installed kali os and also second OS, Windows 8.1. Only what was possible was to start live ...
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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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Can USB have two bootable OS'es [duplicate]

Question Can I have two OS'es (e.g. Windows and Linux) installed in one USB stick? Motivation I often need to reinstall different operating systems on different computers. Instead of having to ...
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Installing Windows Update 3033929

I am using grub as default boot loader for my dual boot laptop (DELL Vostro 3750). My system is currently undergoing a reboot loop (infinite) because of Windows Update 3033929. As described here: ...
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How to set chkdsk to run everytime pc boots? Windows xp [duplicate]

How can I set chkdsk to run everytime pc boots? This articles answers this question, but I can't get it to work. enter link description here -- "Basically if you just want to run chkdsk /f or maybe ...
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Start Outlook automatically in tray

Is there a way to start up Outlook automatically on login, but minimised to system tray (notification area)? I don’t want my inbox showed in my face when I start my PC, only a discrete notification ...
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My Windows 10 pc is stuck in a boot loop

I was trying to connect to someone's server. While I was working on that, my internet stopped working on my PC (it does work on other computers). I tried using System Restore to back the system up to ...
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Windows 10 100% disk usage on startup and whenever opening Windows/Microsoft Native Apps

Since earlier this week, my laptop becomes unresponsive when logging into windows. Disk C: is always at 100%. Windows will only be usable and lag free after around 15 mins. Open Resource Monitor shows ...
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Can't boot to alternate OS or Live CD

I'm having trouble installing a new OS on a Toshiba Satellite Chromebook. I continue to encounter a message "The device you inserted does not contain Chrome OS". I basically followed Chrome OS's ...