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The bootloader is a program that loads the kernel from secondary storage to the main memory and eventually allows you to choose which kernel to load. In linux is generally GRUB. In Windows it is NTLDR. For Windows Vista and later the bootloader is Window boot manager. Resouce: Windows ...


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Simple answer: you can't. Get this fixed. Use a keyboard. True answer: Actually, you might be able to. There are tools that can update the system startup code (traditionally called "BIOS", but newer systems may use (U)EFI), and software that can restore or modify the settings (saved using CMOS). The specific details may vary based on precisely what ...


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I wrestled with this issue for ages. There are ways to do this manually, but the simplest is to run rufus from windows with a USB stick. Set GPT and FAT32 and point it to the windows .iso file. What Rufus does after it has copied the files from the iso, is to additionally set up the /EFI directory on the usb stick (not correct by default in the iso), so ...


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Sounds like your external's filesystem isn't compatible with Windows (generally Ext4 or Ext3 for linux). What you need is a 3rd party driver / software which will give you the ability to read / write on that partition. Several ways are discussed here : http://www.howtogeek.com/112888/3-ways-to-access-your-linux-partitions-from-windows/ but I advise you to ...


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I know this post is pretty old by now, but hopefully this will save people a lot of trouble with this issue if anyone runs into it in the future. There's a much simpler way to solve this when Windows and Linux are installed on the same disc, rather than going through all the effort listed in the "Hard case" answer (at least, in my experience). Dual ...


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Open msconfig (Win key +R, type msconfig>Ok) When msconfig opens go to Boot tab and tick the Boot Log and OS Boot Information boxes. Revert these settings when you are done creating reports. Restart the PC and read the ntbtlog.txt file located at C:\WIndows\ntbtlog.txt Or use a Microsoft tool to do boot logging You can also use Performance Monitor to ...


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This is shown when you try to boot via PXE. When booting in such mode, the server will try to find a TFTP server which will retrieve a list of different preconfigured images of operating systems available to install. You usually use this boot mode only when you want to install the operating system on the server, it is not needed afterwards. This can be ...


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I've had this happen before. Considering its age, it might be bad capacitors or simply some power regulator going bad. Since something went boom, things are a little easier. Open up the system and do a visual inspection - look for scorchmarks on the motherboard or any 'can' type capacitors that have blown their top. While you are doing this, also check for ...


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Is it possible to create 7 boot partitions by editing MBR file ? No. When using MBR you only have room for four primary entries. You can not add more. What you can do is add an extended partition (which uses one of the three primary entries). Then you can create more partitions inside that extended partition. Alternatively you could use GPT setup, ...


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Many modern operating systems do not need to boot from a primary partition. It sufficies to just use a boot manager. Even windows 7 and 10 can be installed for extended partitions. I ran windows 2000 of the h:/ and windows NT of a primary partition on the second hard disk.


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Based on these messages... [ 7.248687] r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth1: link down [ 25.169258] r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth1: link up ...it seems the network card has troubles establishing the physical Ethernet link. Make sure you have a good cable; maybe try swapping eth0 and eth1. Use ethtool eth1 or mii-tool -v eth1 to check what speeds have been negotiated.


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YUMI or SARDU http://www.pendrivelinux.com/tag/multiboot-usb/ I've used YUMI quite a bit. It is meant mostly as a multi live Linux USB creator. Works most of the time with installs if you need to.


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The only component that would immediately "bang" and then make smoke would be the power supply. Such a noise would usually be from a failed capacitor inside the power supply. For safety, be sure the computer is unplugged before you open it up to service it. There should be some obvious black marks and/or visible burnt components (likely inside the power ...


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EFIs support programs, including boot loaders, of like bit depth. In other words, an x86-64 (aka AMD64, x64, or EM64T) EFI can launch a 64-bit binary, which normally has a filename ending in x64.efi; and an x86 (aka IA32, i686 or related) EFI can launch a 32-bit binary, which normally has a filename ending in ia32.efi. Note that, if you have a 32-bit EFI, ...


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I believe the primary partition where you've originally installed the first OS does not hide the secondary partition by default. If the dual boot works and you want their respective OS to see their respective drive, you can hide the partition In Win7 > right-click Computer > Manage Storage > Disk Management Right-click DriveD in the console > Change Drive ...


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I'd refrain from wiping a Windows installation from the disk, as long as I did not try everything else. (It appears to me that the Windows in general is working with your 2x2GB.) But your question is lacking a small detail: Whether your Windows is a 32-bit version or a 64-bit version. A 32-bit Windows version can address a maximum of 4GB memory only. So ...


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Try going to the CMD as an administrator and running a check disk on the os drive. Here is a link for the command. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd637756.aspx


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To include boot from CD in Windows XP/7 boot menu eventually look for "grub4dos". The method is called chain loading of another boot manager/loader. This method works only for BIOS firmware. (On UEFI firmware there are other solutions.) Grub4dos has its own configuration file where you can specify what device or OS you would like to load. Grub4dos allows ...


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Your Power supply is probably fried. Depending on the unit, there are ways to test it though. I know on most Antec models, you can run what's called the paper clip test where you more or less run a loop using a paperclip. Disconnect your power supply from your motherboard if you have not already. Flip the switch on the back of your power supply to the ...


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The start up directory does still exist, albeit in a well hidden place... Access it via opening the "Run" box (Win+R) and entering shell:startup Minimise this for now. Open VirtualBox and right click on the VM you want to autostart, click the option to create a shortcut on the desktop and close VirtualBox. Simply cut the shortcut from the desktop and ...


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Is there a way to find out which order Microsoft Windows XP loads its system files? You can enable boot logging (which will create a file C:\windows\ntbtlog.log): Press F8 as the Windows splash screen begins to load to access Advanced Boot Options menu. This method of accessing the "Advanced Boot Options" menu applies to all versions of ...


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Your motherboard supports up to 8 GB of RAM on 2 modules, so you should be able to install your new ram module: http://ark.intel.com/products/48955/Intel-Desktop-Board-DH55PJ It seems to me the new ram module is faulty (it may happen even with new components). Did you try a memtest? It should be available on Ubuntu installation media, otherwise you can ...


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prepare usb stick with rufus and point it to the windows iso, selecting gpt and fat32. rufus will prepare and populate the efi/ directory on the stick, so you can install windows 7 in efi mode. Pingers


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Tested and verified in a domain environment. "Please wait" is not necessarily a computer problem especially in a enterprise environment. Rebooting DC helped resolve the problem which was likely caused by DNS caching. Hopefully will save someone time versus troubleshooting the computer in vain.


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I would leave this as a comment as opposed to an answer but I don't have enough reputation to comment… I too had this problem and couldn't find a solution. What worked for me was installing Windows in a virtual machine (VirtualBox) and then using the Windows USB Tool to create a bootable USB. This is hardly practical but if you already have a Virtual ...


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I can boot however cannot access the BIOS to change any settings. How to access the BIOS Setup Press the button marked with the red arrow in the picture below: Press the button when the Y3P is off! Use a small pointing device, I use the tablet pen of one of my Thinkpad tablets You may need to press and hold this Novo button pressed ...


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Did the same: Clone OS to a unallocated partition on the same drive. With Minitool partition Wizard bootable CD -> Copy partition. But to avoid that the clone has the same disk mapping (C: stays C:) I deleted in the registry HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices all Entries except (Default) before cloning. (It may also be done at the first start up of the clone if you ...


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I had a similar problem when I tried to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Fedora. After I booted into Windows, the Grub boot menu disappeared until I changed my BIOS settings, then it would work until I booted Windows again. These two links helped me solve the problem: http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-refind-boot-loader-for-uefi-systems-a-life-and-sanity-saver/ ...


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Just want to share my experience. We burn a lot of bootable ISO's to flashdrives to setup anything from Windows server series to Windows 7 through 10. We ONLY have issues with Kingston drives when it comes to this. I spoke to a guy at tech support from Kingston and after a lot of useless info it basically boils down to its not guaranteed to boot. So i tried ...


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I have an Aspire E15 E5-573G-531D laptop (with WIndows 10) and I was originally unable to boot from CD/DVD/USB stick, but I've now solved it and here's how ... Obviously, first ensure you're using a DVD/CD/USB stick which is bootable (i.e. that you were able to boot from on a different computer). Before you can boot from DVD/CD/USB stick, you need to ...



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