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

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Windows 7 bootloader issue

Previous installation was xp. Installed Windows 7. Normally I could go into ms config and delete old boots or advanced system settings and set default to windows 7 and remove timer. Or even bcdedit ...
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Clean up or repair Mac OSX bootloader?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed in a Bootcamp partition on my iMac. A couple of months ago, I restored an image of my harddrive, which I've done multiple times before with success, but on PC's....
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Force DnX Mode on ASUS Android Tablet/Intel Cloverview

I have an Asus MeMo Pad 7 (ME70CX KO1A, Intel Cloverview Chipset) which is not bootable. The device sticks at the bootloader splash screen and no button combination will force the device into ...
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Encrypting a multi-boot USB drive

Goal: Full encryption of a multi-boot USB drive containing boot CDs and confidential information Problem: I have been experimenting with XBoot (https://sites.google.com/site/shamurxboot/download) ...
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Why 100MB ext2 boot partition recommended for linux?

A lot of people recommend a separate ext2 boot partition with around 100MB space for Linux installations. What is the significance of this separate boot partition.
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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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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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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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Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System

Error 0xc000007b when trying to start \EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi (Ubuntu) through Windows 8.1 Bootmanager on an UEFI System EFI Entries During Ubuntu Setup, Ubuntu automatically created an EFI start ...
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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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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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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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How can I move the boot sector to another drive?

When I installed Windows 7 on my new SSD it seems I messed some parts up during the partition selection, and now I have my system partition with the boot sector on another harddrive, and the boot ...
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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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“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 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 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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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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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 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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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 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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Can GRUB2 be installed to USB and used to select between 2 HDDs with Windows 7?

I have recently acquired a second SSD, and decided I would utilize a multi-boot setup to increase my productivity. One drive is for "work" (only contains Windows 7 and software needed for work) and on ...
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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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Multiboot 32GB flash drive (Windows + Linux + Tools)

I am searching and testing various methods for days now, and I haven't found any straight forward guide on how to make Multiboot USB flash drive that is capable of booting following: Windows 8 ...
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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 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 to copy windows recovery iso to usb in linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Can windows 7 recovery iso be used to create a bootable recovery usb? How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick using Ubuntu? I'm trying to restore my windows ...
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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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Graphical Grub/Bootloader Menu

Does anyone know of a boot loader that use graphical indicators instead of just a command line menu? (preferably grub or grub2 compatible, I don't really know much about the, or my, tech stack for ...
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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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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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Unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive

I'm unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive (from Windows 10 Home FPP package we just bought) on our machine. On one hand, our machine is a bit old already: ...
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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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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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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 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