A bootloader is a program that loads and launches a program or an operating system from boot.

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Windows 10, no Bootloader no Microsoft reserved partition

Let me tell you that I have tried many remedies in this forum and elsewhere but none of them worked for me. The problem is this: I have a Thinkpad x200 (I mention it in case it matters), until ...
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Set bootable flag on USB from Windows

I wanted to install windows 7 on my laptop, so I used Microsoft 's tool to burn the iso but it seems it couldnt set the bootable flag for some reason. I can't retry the process atm, but I have the usb ...
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Moving Windows 10 bootloader to another drive

Here's the situation. I have 2 SSD hard drives in my system, a 128GB and 500GB. Currently, my partition structure is this: 500GB - Ubuntu 16.04 Install Device Start End Sectors ...
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Install bootlaoder on a raw image created using dd tool

Actually, I want to create an image of my Linux running computer where I can only SSH, can't access physically. For that, I have created a raw image of it using dd. The command I used to create the ...
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“No boot device found” after removing Ubuntu from dual boot with Windows 7

Background information My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L50-B with Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon R7 M260. It came with Windows 8 pre-installed when I first bought it, but I soon wiped the disk to ...
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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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How to chain windows bootloaders in a GPT / EFI / VHD boot scenario

I will try to be as clear as possible, but realise I might need to refine the question as it can be confusing. Here is my current setup: HDD is GPT, it has 3 partition. Partition 1 is EFI ...
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How can I choose my OS from the bootloader without a keyboard?

I've partitioned the hard drive on my Surface and installed Ubuntu on it. Touch works perfectly in Ubuntu, but the Grub bootloader still requires the keyboard, preventing me from choosing my OS ...
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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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Disable Advanced Options entry automatic generation in GRUB

Is it possible to instruct GRUB to not include the Advanced Options entry while it routinely updates? I mean this snippet in /boot/grub/grub.cfg which I forced to remove manually every time some ...
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Can I restore a Win10 bootloader with a Win7 DVD?

My friend's struggling with a Windows 10 installation he cloned from a HDD to a SSD. He tried to create a Win10 stick but it failed. So I would like to know if it's possible to restore the MBR/...
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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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Arch Linux UEFI dual boot on BIOS-MBR(msdos) Windows 10

I am trying to dual-boot Arch Linux in UEFI mode with Windows 10 (BIOS-MBR) mode, but I don't know how to correctly partition it or use the GRUB boot loader. What I've read in a beginner's guide ...
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Restoring Windows Bootloader

Upon trying to install another operating system that used the Clover Bootloader and failing, I now can not boot into my Windows installation, getting boot0ss: error. I never had access to the failed ...
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How does the mbr transfer it's control to the bootloader

What i know is the following Upon start-up, the BIOS goes through the following sequence: 1.Power-on self-test (POST) 2.Detect the video card’s (chip’s) BIOS and execute its code to initialize the ...
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Grub not installing in uefi mode

I have windows 10 installed and i want to dual boot ubuntu with it. I have the bios in uefi mode and my ubuntu live usb is in uefi mode because i get the black grub looking menu instead of the ...
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from what I read, “grub>” is a linux-thing, so how come it appeared on my pc?

Ok, here's what I get when trying to boot into my Windows 7 Ultimate installation: First, there's something about SLIC LOADER v 1.4.6, followed by a bunch of non informative information and a ...
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Windows 10 flashing screen after login

I copied the Windows 10 partition and then in the original used the command "bcdboot e:\windows" to add the second Windows 10 OS. It shows up fine and it even boots, but after I log in I get a black ...
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Add windows to efi

I duplicated the windows 10 partition. I want to be able to choose which windows partition to boot into but the second windows copy wont boot. Is there anyway to add the second windows 10 to efi so i ...
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Repair BCD for a Windows Installer on Grub2 Portable Hard Drive

I have created a external hard drive contain GRUB2. This drive can boot the following: Windows 10 PE Ubuntu 16 Many ISO files. Now I want to include Windows installations. My problem is I want to ...
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Windows Installation Files from Root, BCD Error Fix?

I have a situation where I need to take the installation files of Windows 10 off the root of the flash drive and inside a new directory called windows10x64. Old Directory of BCD: /boot/BCD New ...
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How can I move Windows 10 bootloader (GUID) only to SD card?

I have been trying to upgrade my laptop from a AHCI SSD to a much faster NVMe SSD without much success. I've pretty much concluded that my six month old Dell XPS 13 9343 doesn't have BIOS support for ...
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GRUB boot loader(Ubuntu) not working

I have a system with ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64 installed. It has stopped booting up after updating. As I power on it, screen glows for 1 sec and it shuts down. While booting as I power on nothing ...
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Grub will not boot to windows

I recently installed Ubuntu with the grub boot loader that comes with it. After the install Grub fails to find the Windows. My setup: HD1 & HD2 -> Samsung SSDs in Raid0 via Motherboard ...
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Boot in different OS with different button

I now have a dual-boot system on my Sony Vaio laptop. I have this "assist" button next to my power button, it would boot up in an different environment than Windows 10. I now have Linux and Remix OS ...
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How to deal with EasyBCD while multi-booting in EFI mode?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 systems together. My boot manager is GRUB. I don't want to use GRUB anymore, I want to use Windows boot manager. I found I can use EasyBCD to achieve this, but when ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows 10 boot partition

Today, I wanted to install Kubuntu alongside Windows 10, but I got an error that had something to do with an existing GRUB on one of my hard drives. I removed the partition which I thought was GRUB, ...
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Grub boot loader not detecting Android X86 5.1 RC1 NTFS file system

I'm trying to install Android X86 5.1 RC1 on VMware workstation. so far the Android OS boots up when I choose "boot to the Android 5.1" instead of "reboot" directly at the end of the instal, but when ...
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How to boot Snow Leopard bootable usb with Clover or any other hackintosh bootloader?

So I followed the tutorial in this question answer and created a "bootable" USB from my OS X snow leopard '.dmg' installation media. The problem is that my Clover EFI bootloader doesn't seem to ...
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I need to fix my windows boot loader with a 2 GB USB drive

Here's an interesting problem for you guys. I've installed Linux in a partition on the same hard drive with Windows 10, intending to dual boot. But now I can't boot into Windows because the boot-...
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Explanation of Chain loading in Boot loaders

I have a question. What chain loading in Boot loader means? Could you simply explain? Best Regards, Michael
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how to load jffs2 image in mpc8309twr

I am trying to load the jffs2 filesystem through uboot in powerpc mpc8309twr board, while uncompressing the kernel image it is showing Wrong Ramdisk Image Format Ramdisk image is corrupt or invalid ...
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My hp ProBook 4540s is stuck in hp logo

I was trying to delete Ubuntu 14.0.4 system from my laptop using windows 7. So I ran Windows 7 and i opened disk management and i deleted a disk that has the size of 58 GB wich is supposed to include ...
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How to rename a special entry of systemd-boot?

Bootctl will automatically check for "Windows Boot Manager" (\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Bootmgfw.efi), "EFI Shell" (\shellx64.efi) and "EFI Default Loader" (\EFI\Boot\bootx64.efi). Where detected, entries ...
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Repair Ubuntu boot loader from Windows

My windows 8 is installed on the C drive. I installed ubuntu on the D drive. By mistake I chose the boot loader to load from the C drive while installing ubuntu. Then, restarted and it directly booted ...
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Recover windows 10 EFI Boot from dual boot with ubuntu

I made my window 10 system system in dual boot with ubuntu. I would like to remove ubuntu and install it in virtual-box within windows. I am afraid to remove ubuntu partions fearing windows may not ...
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Reoccuring Issue with Windows Fails to Start After Shutdown

Recently I have completed data migration from Intel i330 120GB SSD to Intel 535 240GB SSD using Intel Data Migration Software. Intel i330 was my first SSD which I also used for data migration from my ...
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Installing Windows, Going back from “Copying Files”

I wanted to completely reinstall my windows 10, and in my haste I messed up somewhere, and I couldn't figure it out. The problem is I am able to boot from my USB and go till select partition to ...
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Why can't I load an EFI shell anywhere?

So I recently found out I had EFI instead of BIOS and went to experiment with different .efi programs to see which one I would want for full functionality. From 3 bootloaders I have used, I get the ...
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Fedora lost from bootloader

Initially I had Windows10 on one of my primary partitions. Then I installed Fedora on one other primary partition. Till then both Fedora and Windows were showing up in bootloader. Recently I formatted ...
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Clover bootloader is missing bootable hard drives

I have two installs of Clover EFI Clover on my SSD Clover on my USB The SSD Clover - Loads clover properly, no option to boot from hard drive I want to fix this. The USB Clover - Loads clover ...
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Move Windows bootloader from one disk to another (preserve files)

I have bought a new SSD (call it Z), put it in my computer, and I have installed a windows 8 on it. My previous disk (call it X) also has a windows 8 installed, but now I want to reformat it for other ...
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RAMDisk + SSD = Raid 1? Boot OSX

Is it possible to create RAID 1 with RAMDisk and SSD in OSX? Something like: Boot Mac, OSX-Partition will be loaded from SSD in RAMDisk. Boot to RAMDisk and use it like any other system-drive. ...
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Dualboot Windows Linux (Fedora) - Boot Problems

just installed Windows 10 on a seperate HDD on my home computer and ran into problems. Till yesterday I was able to boot my Fedora system which was the only installed OS, now I installed Windows 10 ...
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Accidently installed kali the wrong way

I was running windows 10 on my hp probook 6450B, i decided to install kali linux on my laptop as well. there were two hard drives shown one with 150gb that the c drive was on and another with like ...
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dual boot arch linux with windows 10

In my Acer laptop I have Windows 10 installed on /dev/sda4 and the ESP partition is /dev/sda2. As described in the Beginner's Guide I installed Arch Linux on a newly created partition /dev/sda5 and ...
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Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC (Windows 10 bootmgr is missing)

After a restart recently, my computer wouldn't boot in to Windows 10. At the time I didn't have a Windows 10 installation media so I tried using boot tools on the Ultimate Boot CD to no avail. I now ...
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EFI Shell: Volume is not mapped to filesystem

I got a MSI gaming 3 mainboard, SanDisk SSD 256GiB, Seagate HDD 1TB the mainboard automatically installed the efi shell v2.31 on my hdd /dev/sda1 after installing windows on the ssd and fedora on ...
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unable to boot into centos 6.7 after suspending the system

I suspended the cent os workstation when I restart it is unable to load the OS and I am always displayed with boot option menu like upgrade or install memory test etc result of pvscan : could not ...
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Bricked iMac, Overwrote the boot loader. Any options?

I was installing linux on my iMac, and it ended up being a corrupt file. In the process, it happened to somehow overwrite the boot loader on my Mac. So, when I try to start up the boot loader menu by ...