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

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Windows 8: BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]

I have installed a new hard disk drive on my Acer Aspire 771. I made a USB recovery stick as well as recovery cd of the Windows 8 64 bit running on the former HD (which got corrupted, so no cloning ...
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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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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: 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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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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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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Windows on a Chromebook

I heard that it would be possible to install Windows on a Chromebook in this blog article and I found a tutorial for installing Windows on the older model CR 48. I own the newer model Samsung Series 5 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How to get rEFInd working with FileVault 2 on OSX 10.8

I installed rEFInd on my new Macbook Air which I planned on using to do a dual boot to Linux, but prior to installing Linux, I decided to encrypt my drive. I knew I was going to do this, so I had ...
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FreeBSD 10 hangs on CD Loader

I'm having some problem with FreeBSD 10 installer, I've recorded two DVD's, but when they boot, show: CD Loader 1.2 Building the boot loader arguments Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found / ...
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Ubuntu bootloader stuck at restoring resolver state after upgrading to 14.04

I upgraded after Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. However after the upgrade, the system restarted. But got stuck with a black screen displaying the message: Starting VMware services: [OK] Virtual machine ...
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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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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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Prevent chainloading by grub after rEFind

I triple booted my Macbook 4,1 with Mac OSX 10.5.8, Lubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP SP3 and installed rEFInd as my bootloader. Now what basically happens is, first the Mac bootloader loads invisibly, ...
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Is it possible to boot Linux on a x86 machine with uboot?

This is my understanding: BIOS does the basic initialization of the chipset and starts the boot loader which fires up the OS. And most advanced OS like Linux doesn't use BIOS. Also, embedded platforms ...
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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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How can I create a bootable DVD iso from a USB drive?

There seems to be a lot of questions / answers about doing the reverse, but not as much info for USB -> DVD. Problem I created a bootable USB drive using YUMI. The USB drive is working great, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

On my computer, I have two hard drives: one that contains Windows 7, and another that has Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview. When I turn on my computer, Grub prompts me to select ...
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Effect on factory setting after installing Linux

I have a basic question in my mind about the dual operating systems. I bought a new Lenovo laptop G450 which is shipped with Windows 7. Now I want to install Ubuntu Linux as a second operating system ...
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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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How to fix Windows 10 boot loader from Windows

I installed Ubuntu on system that has Windows 10 installed. I can boot to Windows or Ubuntu normally using GRUB. I want to delete Ubuntu partition but first I must restore Windows 10 MBR. Here ...
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How can I duplicate HBCD's XP boot loader with my MBR?

I'm stumped. I'm migrating a Win XP Lenovo T500 to an SSD: I copied the XP partition using EaseUS to the SSD. Aligned the boot sector using Gparted The MBR needs to be rebuilt (fair enough) ...
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Can the Lenovo Thinkvantage button be disabled to avoid the need for a custom Thinkpad MBR?

I've migrated to an SSD, but no MBR magic I try works to bootup WinXP from my Lenovo T500. The problem seems to be that a Lenovo laptop requires a custom MBR to provide functionality from the ...
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My Toshiba laptop restarts again and again

Please help on how to fix my Toshiba laptop. After reformatting, all data has installed properly, drivers are perfectly installed and no error. After installing I restarted my laptop as the ...
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Dell E6410 UEFI

I'm having problems with my laptop using UEFI. What happens is, I can boot a UEFI operating system only if I go into boot options and manually select it. It will not automatically boot into any UEFI ...
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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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Modify Windows Bootloader to boot to SDCard

Is it possible to modify the windows bootloader to boot another OS installed on a sdcard. The computer I have does not detect the sdcard as a bootable device in the bios. Are there any other ...
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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 ...
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Is there any reason not to boot from the BIOS on a multi-OS system?

I've been having a hell of a time getting my bootloader to play nicely with the various OS installations I have on my computer. As it stands, Windows is the only culprit (accidentally installed it in ...
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Can't Get Rid of Mac/Linux Malware or Hardware Bug

My MacBook now has a permanent back door for some hacker that I can't seem to get rid of. I even tried booting from a Linux USB stick, wiping everything including the EFI partition, but every time I ...
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Arrow Keys not working, can't access other OS in bootloader

My Laptop down and right arrow Keys are not working, I checked by loading system setup that it's a hardware issue. Is there, if any, alternative to arrow keys so that I can select the other operating ...
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Bootloaders - Booting an MBR only OS using a UEFI only BIOS

A long time ago, in a computer lab far far away, I stumbled upon a bootloader which dared to cross the boundaries between MBR and EFI. It's name was Clover. Using clover, you could boot any number ...
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How do I add boot-loader after Fedora 23 install on UEFI Dell laptop with Windows 10?

This error appears when installing Fedora 23 and Fedora 23 KDE/plasma: boot-loader failed to write, the system will not boot If I complete the install the system boots to a limited grub > ...
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How to repair boot in a dual boot setup with two Windows 7?

I installed a second Windows 7 installation on a separate hard drive on a computer that already had a Windows 7 installation. Initially all worked great - each time I restarted I received a boot menu ...
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How to set boot disk flag with diskpart

My Windows Server 2008 R2 won't start and stops with Stop 7B, so I start the recovery console and use diskpart to check the disk. There are to partitions one of Type 17 and one of type 07, the detail ...
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Create more than 4 primary partition on hard disk and install more than two OS

I want to install Windows 7, Windows 10, Ubuntu, and Fedora in a multi-boot configuration. When the boot loader starts up, I want to select any of these operating system and boot it. I believe I ...