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For anyone who hasn't found a fix yet: I was having a similar problem. Installed a new SSD and BIOS recognized it from the boot menu and allowed me to start it from there manually, but would give me the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" message when I tried to just turn on the computer. My fix ...


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Finally got it to boot by getting windows to load "last known good configuration". (F8 during startup => select "Load last known good configuration". Then uninstalled the piece of junk.


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Use gparted to make two partitions: fat32 and ext4 for example. Then go to rufus and as a destination, select the fat32 one. That should do it.


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If your hard drive is failing (SSD or HDD), then it doesn't matter what you do to try to repair the OS. I have seen cases like you're describing, and your internet research is most likely correct. My recommendation is to back up everything, if it's not already too late, and replace the hard drive ASAP. However, if you really want to be sure, you can ...


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This is pretty old so maybe you found a solution but for anyone who finds this later, I am posting an answer. The USB firmware may be the problem. You can update the firmware of a USB device, which may resolve the problem. Here is a link that enumerates various SWs to do so: ...


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This is very simple to do on most distributions, you need to change inittab to spawn a script instead of getty on the first tty. Edit /etc/inittab and alter the line that reads: 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1 to something like 1:2345:respawn:/path/to/your/script


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Your path has to look like this: menuentry "Windows 7" { insmod part_gpt insmod chain set root='(hd0,gpt1)' chainloader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi } It's because you are running on an EFI system, you can't use BIOS setup to start grub.


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Anything hardware related! Can't provide you an answer but can give you a methodology. I would recommend removing all components bar the processor and heat sink/fan (for now) and seeing if it boots first time. Make sure you do cold boot ie turn power off at the wall in between. Add back one component at a time till you narrow down on the hardware ...


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This is by design. You can disable the delay: Open Registry editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize If the "Serialize" key does not exist, then you should create it. Create a new DWORD StartupDelayInMSec and set the value to 0. Now reboot and Windows ...


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I realized there is a F-key during the splash screen of the boot that I can press and it will show an actual menu with two hard drives and I can select which one to boot to. I just had to be quick in pressing the key or else it will not register in time.


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When I've come upon this situation before I've just told the owner what was going on and asked what they wanted to do. You could replace both, or find the cheapest part to replace and start with it. You may get lucky. I'd say to pull the ram and listen for a beep, since it should yell if the ram is bad or missing, but there is no way I've found to ...


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Boot into the UEFI (basically BIOS) and disable secureboot. To get into the firmware, search for advanced reboot options and an option should be there. I don't recall the specifics, as when I get a Windows 8 machine I always nuke it and install arch linux, so I only do it once a machine.


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Press F8 while Windows is starting and choose Disable Digital Signature from the menu. You might have to do that each time though, I'm not sure. If you do, i'd rethink changing the colors. I'd rethink anyway since the signature is there to prevent tampering from viruses and rootkits.


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This is your laptop failing to POST. It indicates a hardware problem. This looks like a new-ish laptop, so if it's under warranty I'd definitely send it back to Toshiba. But since you've been using it for over a year it might not be. Other things you can try: Try booting with just one of the memory DIMMS inserted. Failing that, try with just the other ...


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As @Ramhound notes, you must take ownership of the files and folders on the problem drive. Once you connect it to a functioning computer with your USB-SATA device, examine the file structure and attempt to open the folders you need (likely Users\User Name) and you will be prompted to take ownership of the files/folders. This could take a few minutes or ...


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I know this is an old post but for anyone like me looking for a solution and comes here this is what worked for me (Dell OptiPlex 775); it should be the same for most DELL products. Disconnect all SATA Cables you have connected to your MoBo and restart this will allow you to enter BIOS. Once in BIOS change the configuration. Under Drives>SATA operation ...


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If you enter the BIOS. F10 on your model and go to the Advanced tab you will see Power On Options. This will enable you to modify your post settings. The two that will probably be most useful to you are POST Mode (QuickBoot, FullBoot, CLear Memory and FullBoot Every x Days) and POST Delay. With these settings you should be able to configure your boot up to ...


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Windows cannot see the drive because your SATA controller mode (screenshot #2 above) is set to RAID. Unless you plan on doing a multi-drive RAID setup, it needs to be set to AHCI.


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I had this same problem today, when I was trying to boot from a USB stick and couldn't move around in Boot Menu. It used to work fine with my old keyboard which was connected to a PS/2 port, but for a year now I've been using a new keyboard (Logitech K120) over USB, which won't work by default. I'll guess you are running on some older BIOS version, which ...


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After a little more persistence I have come up a step by step workable solution for migrating from BIOS-Legacy to EFI bboting so I'll answer my own question now. This applies only to booting multiple copies of unbuntu (or some flavour) and assumes you are starting from scratch with a new or repurposed drive and that your motherboard is fairly new (mine is ...


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In 2013 I converted a regular HP laptop with Win7 into a triple-boot system with Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.10 and OSX Lion. How to do it? First of all: Windows and Linux load a lot of drivers, so there is a very high chance of making everything work; otherwise, OSX is limited to the typical hardware that Apple uses, so your final system could have problems ...


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I have seen this a few times. Assu machines have a built in safety in the megatrends BIOS to prevent bootup if a serious problem has appeared. From the look of the motherboard being at least 8 years old it may be a flat CMOS C2032 battery just needs replacing. But if this doesnt work then it will more than likely be a failed hard drive or a lost boot block ...


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If you removed the video card and it does the same it may not be the easy way out (PSU problem). If you have multiple RAM modules, remove all but one and try again. If you have only 1, burrow a different one and try to boot-up, but try removing it and dust-cleaning it first. Also, check CPU temperature (finger method, make sure heat-sink doesn't burn). ...


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Yes, Default keys generally to enter BIOS are either Del on the numeric pad if available, F1 or F2. Usually if I have to enter the bios i press the power button then start tapping the keys mentioned immediately. Once you are in the BIOS go to the Boot or Advanced options section and turn fast boot off this will disable the advertising logo and show you ...


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I've been in a similar situation before and used this tutorial to resolve the issue: https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/776643-how-to-rescue-a-non-booting-grub-2-on-linux/ If an encrypted install of Ubuntu was done, I don't think the filesystem can be found.


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I somehow looked over the different options for bootrec.exe. I was able to do bcdboot D:\windows D:\Windows\ is the location of the Windows folder on the drive. When booting from a recovery disk to as follows: bootrec /scanos //hopefully this will show the drive letter of the OS installation bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot //note that these two commands ...


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If you simply want to create a USB-based installer, just use Rufus:


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Unetbootin is designed specifically for Linux distributions and will not work if you are trying to create a Live Windows USB. You can use an application called WinToUSB to achieve this. However, you will need to have access to a Windows computer to start the installation process.


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I fixed the same UNetbootin countdown error by reformatting the USB drive to FAT32 and then trying the same way as before with UNetbootin.


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If I were in this situation, I'd try to find screenshots and function button mapping for my BIOS. If your boot selection menu is (semi)static then you could trial and error until the installation screen came up (I'm sure you'd have to edit a config file somewhere to change the default screen output during installation). Barring that; setup an unattended ...


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The boot partition has to be formatted fat32, for it to work mkfs.vfat -F32 /dev/sdXY Should fix it for you Also the boot flag has to be on in parted: set 1 boot on


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I cannot think of a method of changing BIOS settings without accessing it. However, to install it without changing boot device, what you can do is use a different PC for just the barebone installation, and then move it over to the laptop once installed and do the rest from there. Alternatively, you can: use unetbootin, Universal USB installer, or ...


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You mention chrooting into new ubuntu install. run sudo update-initramfs -u -k all FROM INSIDE the chroot.


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It's critical to determine two things: How are you booting Windows (BIOS vs. EFI) -- Check here to determine your Windows boot mode. If you're booting in EFI mode, then you should follow EFI-mode Linux installation instructions, but keep in mind that the Mac is weird and you'll be on the "bleeding edge," with little or no support, when it comes to using ...


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You should first determine whether you want to use a BIOS/CSM/legacy-mode boot or an EFI/UEFI-mode boot. The former is the way that PCs have been booting since the 1980s, but it's an ugly and hackish system that will be going the way of the dodo before too long. Windows ties BIOS-mode booting to the MBR partition table, which you're not using (but could; ...


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You can also Try this 1-unplug the AC adapter then unplug the battery 2-Hold down the power button for 30 seconds or even 40 sec. 3-plugthe AC adapter back in without the battery first. holding down the power button with no power going into the machine allows the capacitors to drain by closing the circuit.


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1- This can be a problem with the memory, try removing it putting it back and also if you have 2 memory cards try with one. 2-Try connecting to a external monitor. Good Luck


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I had this problem and I'm presenting the solution: You need to make bootable w7 usb flash primarily, it is easy with rufus. Restart PC/laptop Enter Bios In Bios you must choose option to boot from USB (in some bios the option is USB-HDD). In some Bios you need to rearrange the order of booting HDD also, place USB as first hdd (usb flash is displayed by ...


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if anybody encountered the problem that the usb stick doesn't boot in UEFA mod you need to format the USB Stick in FAT32 instead of NTFS.It will boot then in UEFI even if Secure boot is enabled at least using rufus. For the second problem namely how to disable secure boot when it's grayed out i haven't configured yet a solution for that.


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I was able to get a VGA adapter, install Mavericks and manually flash the EFI firmware following this thread. The steps are intended for Macbook 5,1 but the workaround is identical for 5,2. Fortunately the beeping sound is gone after flashing the firmware. Ubuntu 11.04 was responsible for this since it replaced the EFI loader with it's own version. The beep ...


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Microsoft offers a free Windows media creation tool that does that. If your secure boot setting is greyed out, this may be your best bet. From this Windows site, you can download a Windows 8.1 iso directly to a USB flash drive. That one works. I have used it. Click the Create Media button downloads mediacreationtool.exe. Use that to prepare the flash ...


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Use universal iso creator and just create a bootable ISO. All laptops will accept this interface for boot and install. Here is a link to the product- http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ The distro you need to select is windows 8.1 then select the iso then the drive you would like to use. I have personally down 1000s of ...


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I suppose you can add an init script checking for a particular USB device serial number or even a particular file on the thumb drive (is that what you call dongle?) and halting the system if the required element wasn't found. This page references various config files and scripts used during startup process. Personally I would start by creating an init.d ...


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What you listen is the power on self test, POST for the friends. The computer power-on self-test (POST) tests the computer to make sure it meets the necessary system requirements and that all hardware is working properly before starting the remainder of the boot process. You said something like... well the like is important, it is the message that ...


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I couldn't solve the problem so I reinstalled the OS. But I did a fresh install over the non-working W8.1 so that my stuff will be stored in Windows.old so that I can retrieve them later.


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Source Using Sleep Mode You can restore your VAIO computer from Sleep mode to Normal mode by opening the LCD screen lid. To change the action when you open the lid, change the settings in Lid Action Settings under Power Management on VAIO Control Center.


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I tried the following and it solved the issue!! Please refer the answer here - https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Edge-Yoga-Flex-Laptops/Guide-Windows-8-1-PRO-RTM-clean-install-on-Yoga-13-from-a-USB/m-p/1233563/highlight/false#M9262 In order to boot from UEFI the flash drive must be formatted as FAT32. Windows USB and DVD tool supports only NTFS, So after ...


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After many many hours/days of troubleshooting, here is my precise problem + answer. After cloning my Win7 HDD to my SSD, it just would not boot directly. I thought it had something with the cloning process, or the SSD not having a MBR, etc. I experimented endlessly with BCD, fixmbr, bootsec, etc. None of this would allow the SSD to boot directly. My ...


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If Windows can see one partition on a disk, then it can see them both. The best you can hope for is removing the drive letter from the partition you don't want access to. Any method you use is going to be "faking" things one way or another. If you want to physically cut yourself off from the other partition so you can't even access it by accident then ...


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If you installed and partitioned everything correctly, all you have to do is: Right click My Computer -> Manage -> Disk management -> Right click on the drive you want to be invisible -> Remove You can also assign drive letters here. I'm not 100% sure this won't destroy your data, so be careful and try it on the data HDD first.



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