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The presence of a Boot Sector that bootstraps a system image of some kind. In the old days, to make a floppy MS-DOS bootable, you had to format it to be bootable (which created a MBR on the 1st and 63rd sectors of the disk, and marked the partition as Active) and copy some system files to it. Some filesystems and BIOSes require special flags to tell the BIOS ...


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Final time: 00:39 to 00:45 The longer boot time is due to longer initialization time on PCIe* devices (The Intel 750 SSD is a PCI device) Found there: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/solid-state-drives/consumer-ssds/000016211.html Why does the IntelĀ® SSD 750 Series take longer to boot compared to SATA drives? The longer boot time ...


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Despite those errors coming through on the console you should be able to issue commands via a vterm (ctrl+f2-7) if you just hit enter or ctrl+l (that's a lowercase L, for clarity) you should get a bash prompt. You could certainly try reinstalling gnome-session via that shell, just to see if that resolves the issue.. However, I hate to say it, but seeing ...


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It seems to me that most of the time is spent waiting for the BIOS to finish booting - Try booting to the BIOS and checking hard drive boot order, if its doing a full memory check before booting.


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Same here: Solved this problem using this answer: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-security/bitlocker-pin-pre-boot-screen-empty/f985c4f6-dd71-4586-bd46-50f513432bb3?auth=1 The moment it started talking about fonts I realised - maybe everything is working just fine - just the text isn't displayed. Type your password as usual ...


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It turns out that I was looking at the whole problem the wrong way. It didn't have anything to do with anything after the installation, but everything during the installation. After I had done many hours of research, I found a few people that said there was a bug in the installation process. There is a bug, but it's not what they thought it was. Think about ...


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Tl;dr: I had my drives plugged into the wrong SATA ports. I needed the SSD with Windows to show up as drive 0 (by physically plugging it into port #0). Everything seems to work now. Time to try that Windows 10 upgrade... Why this works: Not 100% sure, but it appears that Windows 7 only checks the first drive it discovers in certain situations (such as ...


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can I boot and run the PC without problems after I install everything I need and the graphics card is removed? I can confirm that my Asus M5A97 R2.0 can boot without a graphics card. I installed a nvidia card to do a centos server install and when I was finished I removed the card and did everything else I needed via ssh. I rebooted and it worked fine. It ...



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