Questions tagged [boot]

The process and events beginning with power being supplied to the processor and ending with the operating system fully loaded and ready for use. Questions about specific parts of the boot process should be tagged with, e.g. [bios].

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Having a bad time trying to use a SSD and a HDD at the same time

Ok so I did a question on this, but apparently it was very wrong. Now I'll just tell what's happening I have a SSD already, thats how I run my PC, but I want to put a internal hd to improve space. My ...
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Windows Profile Startup only black screen with CMD window. I messed with Regedit Command Processor AutoRun

Stupidly I have messed with the Windows 10 Reg Key: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor following advice I found in this thread (I was suffering the exact issue described ...
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Looking for help recovering my Linux Mint 17 installation after deleting boot partition

While trying to format an SD card I accidentally deleted partitions on my hard drive and now my laptop can't boot anymore. Smart, right? Anyway, I set up the system years ago and can't find the ...
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Windows 10 doesn't boot after cloning it from HDD to SSD

I have tried to clone Windows 10 from a HDD to a SSD using Macrium Reflect. When I try to boot Windows 10 it first asks what language the keyboard should be. I then asks whether to boot from CD/DVD or ...
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boot windows on virt-manager from an image that fetched from existing windows on a different computer

I have a PC laptop with windows 10, it has two hard drives, one for windows that is separated with UEFI, windows and data partition, and another hard drive that has some more apps installed on it. I ...
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PC makes beeping sound after booting up

Short history, it's a custom build PC from oversea (Windows 10), 1 year old now and it was a real hassle to recieve it. Once I had finally my PC, it was damaged, I send it back and the same hassle ...
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Change log location of journald using grub

I am having an issue while booting from a disk image. I would like to troubleshoot the problem, but can't figure out how to retain the boot log if booting fails. Context of my problem: https://github....
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Automatically starting an application with `docker run` when Ubuntu starts up

I use docker run to start up a web application. I hate to keep restarting this manually every time I restart my home server. Is there a way to automatically have this docker run command start when I ...
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Can't perform a Factory reset or reboot my Alienware R3 15" (Windows 10)

I have an Alienware R3 15" that I tried to factory reset directly without a USB-windows-image (at first), here are the steps that I followed : I had an Ubuntu partition (on dual boot) on this pc ...
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Create (bootable) image of external hard drive

I have a loose (external) hard drive with Windows 10 installed on it, mounted with a drive letter K: in Winows 10 via USB. How can I create an (ideally) bootable image or a bootable USB stick from ...
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FreeDOS Boot File - My BIOS Requires Exact File

Dell's Alienware BIOS requires that you specify an EXACT FILE before allowing you to add a bootable entry (what a pita, but that's a different matter). Anyhow, I don't know that much about the boot ...
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How can I boot from an hard disk drive that has no primary partition?

I have a PC with 2 hard disk drives, every disk has its own Windows 10 installed. The problem is that just one of those disks have a boot partition to boot from (I used to boot from disk 1 to use ...
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How to recover files from an HDD that cannot boot or be discovered by Windows Explorer after failed Windows update?

In the middle of a Windows 10 update, the computer restarted itself but wasn't able to boot back into Windows with a boot device not found error. I booted the machine to a Windows Media Creation Tool ...
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How to prevent using shutdown after boot and hold it for 30s?

I'm wondering is there a way to prevent shutting down (from a remote that has shutdown now command) for specified time like for example 30s after bootup? I would like the solution to be in systemd ...
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Starting version 248-5 arch error when booting into Arco Linux

After installing Arco Linux on an external HDD I got the following error Starting version 248-5 arch /dev/sdb2: clean, 1305905/61030400 files, 15146310/244112696 blocks I tried firstly GDM and ...
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Notebook won't boot USB drive

I purchased a Medion Notebook Education E11201 Intel Celeron N3450/4GB/64GB. When I try to boot a USB drive, it just shows a black screen with a non-blinking cursor. The funny thing is that I've tried ...
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U-Boot only boots on some SD Cards

I'm encountering an issue where the RK3399 custom board I'm using won't boot (using U-Boot) from certain SD Cards. I'm currently working with two 16GB cards, a Gigastone one which functions and a ...
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My laptop turns on very slowly after hibernation

I recently installed SSD in my laptop. Everything worked fine except being slower during resuming from hibernation. Once it resumes, everything is fine again. It was not that slower before installing ...
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how to fix grub after Mate update

I have a laptop, which originally had windows with EFI and I installed ubuntu Mate. Mate became slow in 2020 and I installed antix on the windows partition, so I had Mate alongside antix. Last week I ...
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Sometimes Linux doesn't boot at all (not even GRUB, no sign of life)

Now I only have Linux (an Ubuntu flavor) on my laptop, but the same problem appeared some time ago when I still had a dual boot setup (Linux and Windows). What happens is very strange, because it ...
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Stuck on grub rescue

I removed Ubuntu from partition and remove those partitions too after that whenever I start my window grub rescue screen pop up and not letting me enter in bios.
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All Reboots Prompts Advanced Boot Options

I have a Windows 2012 Server (Not R2) and every time it reboots, regardless of cause (for example power outage, rebooting from the server, updates, etc all produce the same problem) it goes to the ...
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Getting screen full of symbols and colors when booting from USB

OS: Windows 7 partition format: MBS Bios: Herlett-Packard 68COU Ver. F.04 3/8/2011 USB Format: FAT I'm desperately trying to not use Windows 7 by installing OpenBSD via USB. I created a Bootable USB ...
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Trying to boot new windows 10, with usb drive but constantly blinking cursor in black screen

I have been reading other discussions similar to this but wasn’t helpful. I waited for a couple of hours but didn’t change. Specs: AMD 3400G MSI B450 Bazooka Max WiFi ADATA SU800 256GB 2.5 Inch SATA ...
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Windows fails to start when running memory test, memtest.exe is missing or corrupt

My computer will randomly and suddenly shut down and immediately restarts. I tried to run a memory test but when I do I get a screen telling me that windows failed to start with a status of 0xc000000e....
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Can’t access E:\Windows>

Trying to follow the instructions on this video - https://youtu.be/LwK4Zkp0AQM - but I’m having an issue at the step at 4:05, when I access E:\ and input cd windows, I’m getting “the system cannot ...
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Resurrect dead linux (debian-based), caused by misplaced

Mainly is to resurrect dead linux, which dead by accident. The last time I use it, I am opening 3 GUI terminal with some sudo. I am not sure but I just learning to use pushd and popd at that time, my ...
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I'm using linux mint 20.11! How to Automtically start tor and mac changer in reboot or boot?

I'm using linux mint 20.11. I tried a lot of tools like, torctl, Anonsurf but nothing helped me... Can anybody please suggest me ways to Auto-start Kali-Anonsurf or TOR on reboot or every boot? Also I ...
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GRUB rescue : unknown filesystem, but working on another PC

Standard debian install for web server. Last night there was a power outage, then i restarted the server but stuck on grub rescue. So i pull the hard drive then put it in my PC. Checked all filesystem ...
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No POST in an AIO system

I recently installed a Linux distro on an All-In-One system, but after seeing the video output was wrong, I googled to find out how to turn off the internal GPU, forgetting this system doesn't have a ...
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Windows 10 became unbootable after update

When I turned on my Windows 10 computer there was a Windows update. The ones with blue background and a spinning circle-ish. It took quite some time, and when it was around 99% done it displayed ...
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No xelzd - Cannot find xeldz in all drives. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Today my windows 7, after download a not-so-secure file (a good prank from an University friend to show me that the SO is really outdated), the windows license was deleted. (I have a buyed license, ...
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Windows not booting, Asus logo appears and then disappears after 5 seconds

I have an Asus Vivobook X541UA with non-removable battery. I turned it on today after 2 weeks. When I press the power button, the LED indicators light up normally, the OEM logo of Asus appears too but ...
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Changed Bios Boot Settings - Now Windows won't Boot

I've got a 500GB Samsung NVME drive running Win 10 Pro that is throwing this error when trying to boot: Your PC needs to be repaired. The application or operating system couldn’t be loaded because a ...
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What's wrong with my setup for booting up a Beaglebone AI board?

So I'm trying to work with a Beaglebone AI microcontroller. I can't get it to boot up. I've written the most recent image of the software to the micro SD card as described here: https://beagleboard....
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Removing Linux from Dual Boot Machine

I have a Dell Latitude 3560 laptop that was, of course, delivered with Windows 10. When it was received, I shrunk the Windows partition down to 60GB and installed Fedora 28. The machine boots into ...
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Windows 10 professional won’t boot and diagnostics says the operating system is taking up more memory than I have installed

When I try to boot up my laptop of blue screen comes on says there's a problem with my memory and when I go into diagnostics it says that the operating system is taking up more memory than I have ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 slow boot time

From a "minimal" fresh desktop install of Ubuntu 20.04 (not a system / distro upgrade), I have very slow boot times. I timed it at 1:36 (96 seconds) from OS selection on GRUB to the sign-in ...
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I can only enter BIOS through sheer luck

I can not enter my BIOS. What I've tried: Pressing F1, F2, F8, F10, F11, F12, Delete during boot Advanced startup options -> UEFI Firmware Settings (this button is there but it just takes me back ...
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The system boots, no screen, no touchpad, no Wi-Fi, full fan speed

Earlier this week, I was working on my Asus N551jx DS71, Laptop, which suddenly restarted,(only Chrome was open) and when it booted I had no screen, fan was maximum speed. I had connected a second ...
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can't run '/etc/init.d/rcS': No such file or directory

I am trying to emulate a firmware image using qemu. During booting, I get the following error can't run '/etc/init.d/rcS': No such file or directory can't open /dev/ttyS0: No such file or directory ...
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Create bootable USB, multiple partitions

I know Windows can only find FIRST partition in a USB drive that has multiple partitions, that is not a problem. So, I want the FIRST partition to be bootable (I have Win10 ISO file), but I do not ...
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Grub doesn't resume Windows 10 hibernation

Recently i've received a Dell Inspiron 7501 laptop, and i've installed on it ubuntu 18.04 alongside the preinstalled windows 10. The issue is that windows hibernation works perfectly when the windows ...
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How to mount HDD partitions properly for dualboot?

I want to have 2 OS, Win10 and Linux deb distro, alongside. On the hdd i have 5 partitions: dev/sda1 efi partition dev/sda2, dev/sda3, dev/sda4 - msr, microsoft primary partition and microsoft ...
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Windows 10 (via GRUB, dual-boot configuration) doesnt boot, only blinking underscore

Introduction I have two partitions on a single hard drive. One with Ubuntu and one with Windows 10. Under normal circumstances I could choose either one with a GRUB entry and it would boot that OS ...
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Windows shuts down unexpectedly on hibernate

I've just bought a new Dell Inspiron 7501 (i7 10750H, nvidia 1650), and after setting up a dual boot with ubuntu 18, i've noticed that the pc fails to restore the previous state when booted up after ...
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Efi/microsoft/boot/bootmgfw.efi not found after restarting laptop from windows update

hi this may sound duplicating question but is different to all the other related to this. I ran windows update for Cummalitive updates recently on my dual boot laptop.This failed while updating and i ...
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How to totally reset a pc with multiple partitions?

I would like to reset all my PC, including grub, windows boot manager, etc... (grub had caused a problem on my pc) Information: I have 2 partitions which started in dual boot with Windows 8.1 and ...
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New Windows10 SSD only works when another Windows10 drive is in

My old computer SSD died, and a friend lent me an HD with a temporary install of Windows 10. The borrowed drive works perfectly, but it's a loaner. So I downloaded the Windows 10 formatting/...
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How to turn a Linux system into dual boot

I have a computer with two storage devices in it. I want to have two Linux systems in it, and I want them to be based on the same installation. One will live in a ext4 filesystem and the other will ...

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