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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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how to move EFI boot off primary HDD to internal SSD

I had a machine with Windows 10 on an HDD. I installed a smaller internal SSD and installed Ubuntu 18.04. During the installation process it automatically (with my approval) set up the machine to ...
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How to install Linux on a seperate physical drive while booting through bios boot loader? [on hold]

I'm about to install a 2nd drive on my computer. How can I install linux on the second drive without messing with my windows drive? Ideally I'd like to press F10 which usually brings up a choice of ...
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Laptop boot fails after changing boot settings

I'm afraid I heavily messed up a laptop (Dell Latitude E5570, running Windows 7 Professional). Background: Initially, I suspected an issue with the laptop's RAM due to some spontaneous BSODs. In ...
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How do I get rEFInd to find my arch install?

I have a pc with two SSD's and a HDD. The first SSD has windows 10 for gaming. I had ubuntu on the 2nd SSD. I could boot into ubuntu by holding down F12 for boot options and selecting to boot off this ...
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“Operating system not found” after HDD replacement on Dell Inspiron M301Z

We have Dell Inspiron M301Z with faulty HDD (resulting in freezes). There's Windows 7 installed, booting perfectly each time. After we replaced the HDD with a new HDD, we cloned the data. And ...
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Clover Boot EFI file on non-UEFI computer

So I have heard about booting into Clover from a BIOS boot and booting back to the first bootloader but in UEFI mode. Is there any detailed way of how to make such a configuration? I can't seem to ...
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Dell laptop boot up failure after trying to install linux and windows to dual boot

I'm new so I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this kind of question but I hope you can help! (I don't have any computer knowledge) Basically I have a Dell laptop. I bought this laptop with ...
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Change boot order on a Mid 2010 Mac Pro, without MacOS

I have a mid 2010 Mac Pro. I don't have MacOS installed on it. Instead I have two separate Debian installs (I've recently upgraded the hard drive to an SSD, but still want to keep the previous hard ...
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Z77-D3H (F23B modded) stuck on OLD BIOS Screen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr5UTgcAamQ This issue has gone on for at least 2 years without a permanent workaround. I initially thought it was a BIOS problem, which was why I switched from the ...
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How to find Skype in Windows automatic startup

I'm currently trying to rid a Windows 10 computer of all unnecessary automatic startup programs, because it had problems with being terribly slow even without starting any programs manually. One such ...
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Linux/windows boot lock

Is there any way to lock a Windows or Linux machine's boot. eg. You press the power button on a PC and it asks for a password before booting to the OS.
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Aorus Gaming 5 Mobo Flashes Green Once and Doesn't Turn on

I'm in the process of upgrading my gaming PC for the first time in 6 years and this MB is giving me a bunch of issues. So far, I've had to buy another CPU after the 7th gen one I bought was ...
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Windows 10 installation create only 1 partition and then can't boot up

I was performing a clean installation of windows 10 using an original msdn iso on a usb stick. Since I am not on a UEFI system I am using mbr partitioning. When I create the primary partition on my ...
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\EFI\BOOT\mnx64.efi - Not Found after Linux installation

I tried to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS amd64 on my Surface Pro 3 (2+ Years old). I created a usb drive with the iso on it from my othe fedora system. (Everything seemed ok, i have done this a couple ...
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Adding Macrium Bootable iso to Blu Ray with recovery files

I recently just consolidated my recovery DVD set from five DVD's to one 25 GB Blu-Ray. I am trying to see if I can include the bootable Macrium iso on to the Blu-ray by simply adding it to the ...
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UEFI menu entries with identical loaders disappear

ArchLinux provides 2 boot options: "normal" and "fallback". Both options load the same kernel, but different initial RAM disks. However, I can't create corresponding menu items in the UEFI boot menu. ...
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Save the machine state before shutdown and load it back on boot?

Is there a way, on windows 10 and on Linux distributions, to save the machine state before shutting down and load it back up on boot? I.e. I would like the same feature as in VirtualBox when I use ...
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Motherboard not lighting up when PSU is switched on

I have an ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 motherboard which is a quite recent board. While I was using my computer, everything shut down rapidly. At first, I thought it was a power blackout in the ...
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In which order are startup programs loaded?

Are Windows 10 startup programs initiated in a specific sequence, such as alphabetical or CPU impact order, or are they all initiated simultaneously? Are there special cases in which programs are ...
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Failed to locate manager object freezing Fedora

I'm using Fedora 29. I had to reinstall it, but I kept a backup of all my folders. After the installation, I booted up in Ubuntu (dual boot) and copied and replaced all the backup files (including the ...
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macOS Mojave stuck on 100% loading screen

Just restart macOS 10.14.1 Mojave and it’s stuck on 100% loading bar screen. I’ve tried save restart, verbose, ⌘optionPR and others. Nothing helped. Check my disk driver with Disk Utility – everything ...
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Windows 7 DVD boot - Registry change not saved

I am trying this out in Windows 7 Virtual Machine Windows 7 64 is already installed in VM Boot the PC using Windows 7 DVD Go to Repair Your Computer - Command Prompt - Windows directory on the drive ...
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Shortcuts defined to open a program not react immediately after login in Xubuntu 16.04.5

I don't know if this behavior is normal, when I start my laptop then every thing is loaded (desktop, panels, wifi connection and so on) then I type a shortcut to open for example mousepad(Alt+m) it ...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 will not show login screen during boot up process

I am trying to boot up my RTD Linux computer and when it reaches the login screen there are no buttons or textboxes on the screen. The screen is blank except for the login screen background texture, ...
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not booting ubuntu on macbook (solved, it was weird, any idea why this happened?)

I am running Ubuntu on a 2009 Macbook pro. I had no problems for months. I have an SSD and an HDD, my home directory is on the HDD, the rest of the filesystem is on the SSD. My laptop first forgot ...
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PXE Boot Proxmox

I followed this guide to set up a PXE server on an ubuntu VM. Instead of the DHCP server on that same server though, I just configured OPNSense to use that server. I made the boot image using this ...
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Repairing Corrupted Windows 7 USB/Internet Drivers from Linux Boot

I have a Windows 7 Pro computer for which all drivers (internet, USB, COM) are corrupted or missing. I was able to use a PS2 keyboard to go into to the computer and confirm this. I then tried the ...
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Ubunut 18.04 failed to boot. [FAILED] Failed to start MySQL Community Server

I am facing serious issue. My hard disk was extremely full that 0 bytes available. I tried to empty the trash bin but it hanged. I restarted the system. But it failed. It gives this messages: [FAILED]...
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How to boot Windows setup from a folder which is in a USB?

First of all, I already know that how to create bootable USB with Windows installation files. But I have written those files directly to root of the USB. I mean, those files are not in any folder. ...
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Asus Essentio CM1730 not booting, strange interval fan noises

Alright, so I pulled out my old desktop, an ASUS Essentio CM1730 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220284) or more specifically https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?...
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Fully clone your system from a SATA device to a NVMe device

I am working on a laptop with a 500 GB SSD, dual booting on Windows and Ubuntu. I recently bought a Samsung 960 EVO m.2 NVMe 500 GB SSD and installed it successfully. However, given the faster ...
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Why are USB drives incapable of booting an entire OS long-term?

Through reading several articles and forum submissions, I have come to the (perhaps incorrect) conclusion that one cannot download in entirely the Ubuntu OS onto a flash drive. The answers that I ...
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Computer will boot Win7 but not Win10 [closed]

I am working with a fully custom computer down to the motherboard and for some reason I randomly cannot boot into Windows 10, not even into safe mode. It usually freezes on the logo screen but ...
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Computer not booting up after adding RAM [on hold]

So, my computer has worked just fine for years, and finally I got additional RAM sticks to install into it. Without touching anything else except for RAM, the computer refused to boot, with mobo ...
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My computer makes the following noise on shutdown

When I shutdown my computer, right before it powers off, it makes the following noise: (careful, somewhat loud) https://vocaroo.com/i/s1QYJ2Hqxs8A What does it mean?
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libvirt - can only boot from IDE devices?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 as host and windows 10 as guest, using QEMU/KVM as my hypervisor and libvirt as my management tool. I have a nvme ssd /dev/nvmewin that I want to pass to the windows guest (...
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Windows Boot corrupted

I made a live USB Installation of Kali Linux which I need for one of my classes. I booted it (UEFI) on my Windows 10 Dell XPS and used the persistence mode since I assumed it would store my changes (...
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DELL T3500 - Bootable SSD with PCIe possible and faster than SATA II?

Brand new here, so thanks for your expertise in advance! I have an older DELL T3500 workstation that I've upgraded with a (relatively speaking) blazingly fast 6 core W3690 CPU with a CPU Mark of 9164,...
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How to convert SSD from MBR to GPT during clean install of Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm trying to convert an SSD from MBR to GPT when installing Windows 7 so I can use UEFI rather than Legacy boot mode. I realize there are a few related questions here but I didn't find them ...
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How to remove drive letter from first primary active boot partition, or how to just delete it and still boot

I created an image backup and restored it to a VHD file. The original drive has three primary partitions. It also has two CDRom drives, shown as the first two volumes. This is how diskpart lists ...
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Windows 10 boot taking 50-60 seconds from power on

My PC takes around 50~ seconds to boot - I'm running Windows 10 with the latest updates. I have used Windows Performance Analyzer to analyze my boot, and I'm currently uploading the zip to post a ...
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Windows 10/Ubuntu boot failure

I have a setup capable of dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, which has worked fine for just under a year. Some time since my last windows boot (~1 month ago), something has changed causing ...
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Windows 10 stuck in diagnostics loop

Laptop : Sony vaio Model number : SVF152125NB Running O.S : dual boot (Windows 10 and Ubuntu) After the last update (probably at June 2018, I don't remember the exact update name/ID) from Windows, my ...
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Attempting a fresh install of windows server 2016, stuck in a boot cycle

I've been trying to install Windows server 2016 on this server for a while now, the issue I have is that when the USB boot disk is plugged into the server, it goes into a boot cycle where it POST ...
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I purchased E580 and can't get it to boot after installing windows 7

My computer came with only DOS, so I installed windows 7 from bootable USB. The process went smooth until the 1st reboot after installation finished. It gets BSOD and is caught in a loop of resetting ...
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No console after installing new kernel (from ELRepo)

I got a new Dell R530 server recently and have installed Centos 7.5 (1804) on it (tried 17.04 as well!). I installed new kernel from elrepo on the system. The issue I am encountering is that if I boot ...
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Windows 10 on Vostro 3670 / Boot Sequence

I am having a boot problem on Vostr 3670 desktop PC. The desktop cames with Ubuntu pre-installed. And I tried to install windows 10. Installation from USB went pretty well. But now, I can not see ...
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Matebook x Pro endless boot loop

I have had a Matebook X Pro for about three weeks and I am running Ubuntu 18.10 on it. Recently I have restarted the computer following some installation guide and a problem occurred. The computer ...
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How do I create a bootable USB drive?

I have had a Matebook X Pro for about three weeks and I am running Ubuntu 18.10 on it. Recently I have restarted the computer following some installation guide and a problem occurred. The computer ...
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grub> unable to locate kernel or boot

I made an attempt to follow procedures at LFS to build a linux system and somewhere along the way i messed up my dual boot or grub setup. I made a new partition (/dev/sda8). Tried to mount the ...