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

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Installing Ubuntu with secure boot on and no way to disable it?

I don't have any OS installed. I wanted to install Win10 but it failed with error code 0x80070570 during install. Now, I want to go back to Ubuntu but I am not able to (Only Unetbootin screen shows ...
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Install Windows XP from bootable USB

I have a Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook that had Windows 7 on it. I recently installed Ubuntu on a partition and uninstalled Windows erasing its partition and its "System reserved" one, leaving a ...
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cp command to make bootable iso image usb

A lot of discussions exist here on making a bootable USB stick. Debian manual on installing Wheezy suggest the following: # cp debian.iso /dev/sdX # sync Making sure the USB device is first ...
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Can I clone my hard drive to an external and boot from the clone?

First thing: I am not asking what software I'm supposed to use. I already know the answer: Ghost (proprietary), Clonezilla, and dd (if I'm careful). What I really want to know is if it is possible to ...
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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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Windows does not boot after HDD's UniqueID is changed

So, here is what happened: I accidentally changed the uniqueid of my main disk drive with with the diskpart utility and now my os wont boot past a bsod that gives a 0xc000000 error. Here is how it ...
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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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How can I add an item to the Startup list in MSConfig?

I've got a small console application that runs some SVN commands on a number of folders that I run first thing in the morning. Is it possible to add this to the list of things Windows runs at startup? ...
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UEFI-Implementation-Issue (can lead to a hard-brick) - ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H

Question-State: solved (not really but it basically works) Edit (Current-Progress): ASUS released a new "BIOS-Update" (BIOS 210; Update FW) which fixes the "BIOS-Settings" issues, but I'm not sure if ...
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No HDD in boot options on Asus Q500A

I have no boot options on my Asus Q500A I've done next steps: Resetted to bios options to default by f9 Disabled secure boot Enabled CSM (added DVD-ROM to boot options) Enabled PXE opROM (Added ...
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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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Issues setting up Win 7

Im trying to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium on Samsung Ultrabook. My first try was to create a bootable USB drive with a .iso file. Next I created a new partition with diskpart, set it on ntfs, ...
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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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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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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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How to fix bad boot resolution in Kubuntu

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu (no updates, no configuration beyond installer questions) connected via HDMI to a 4k TV. When I boot, I get the bios screen, then it goes black and I don't see ...
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ASUS M11ad - How to boot to USB?

The subject computer is setup to dual boot Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with no problems. I'm trying to prep for an upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 but I can't get it to boot off USB! I remember struggling with ...
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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 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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Make system partition C: bootable on system (wierdly) designed to boot from recovery boot files

For context I am attempting to upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 before the deadline, and have already been trying for 3 days without success. It appears my problem may relate to my Dell XPS ...
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Laptop keeps making a notification sounds for no reason

Everytime I turn my laptop ON, it constantly makes the " open program " notification sound even though I haven't opened any programs or new windows. Someone please help, it's so annoying and I'm not ...
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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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Is there a list of available boot-args for darwin / OS X

In OS X you can set boot parameters with nvram boot-args=[options] Where the options I know about -v (verbose) -x (safe mode) and arch=x86_64 (boot into 64 bit kernel on 64 bit capable machines). ...
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It is safe delete OSX's /private/var/folders/* at reboot?

Want clean the /private/var/folders/* at the OS X boot, by creating an launchd entry. (AFAIK, the OS X doesn't supports the rc.conf rc.d - everything must be done by creating an entry for the launchd)...
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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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Grub 1.98 reboot loop

Running a Debian squeeze machine with two 1TB drives with software raid. I change one drive to a 2TB, made the same partition table, attached into raid, installed grub on the new drive. The old 1TB ...
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Can't boot from verified bootable USB stick. Can't access BIOS with USB stick in

I have a PC which is around 10 years old, the motherboard is ABIT AN52(MCP65) which I cannot boot with a bootable USB memory stick inserted. The PC boots fine usually, and I am using it to write this ...
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(UEFI) Not booting from USB and bootloader overwritten

Okay, I'm really out on a limb here... I was creating a UEFI bootable USB thumb drive for reinstalling Debian Jessie. I was really careful during the process not to touch my main drive at all. ...
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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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Can a grounding problem damage computers immediately?

Can a grounding problem damage computers immediately ? I have transferred my office. New office did not have grounding. I tried to boot 4 computers. Two of them booted. One of them hung while ...
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Kernel boot time detailed analysis like Systemd

Is there something less verbose, more like a chart that turns easier to figure modules and Kernel load on boot? I've tried old bootchart but it kernel panicked. If not, dmesg is the only choice? Not ...
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Is it possible to repair the boot sector on an external hard drive?

Is it possible to repair the boot sector of an external hard drive without a Windows installation disk, without any CD-burning capabilities, and without a USB key drive? In other words, I have an ...
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What is written 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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On startup - remove disks or other media

I have windows 7 installed on my laptop. I was attempting to resize some partitions in the disk manager. I made some changes (extended my C:\ into some unalocated space) then restarted. It now ...
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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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Boot Linux via VM NFS on RPI

I am having some trouble setting up my system with a custom u-boot and kernel to mount a rootfs from a NFS. I cross-compiled everything I need, u-boot and a kernel. Booting with an integrated ...
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Windows installer stuck at Windows Logo

I currently have Windows 10 32 bit installed on my system and I now want to upgrade to Windows 10 64 bit. I have downloaded the ISO and burnt it to my USB. I boot from it and all I get is the blue ...
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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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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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Windows 10 Startup Managment [closed]

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 ...