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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My (windows) PC is giving me the black screen of death after a power outage

As the title says, my computer is just a black screen when I boot it up. This problem started after the power went out when the PC was on, and it was only out for about 10 seconds. I tried turning the ...
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Computer not responding to power changes after hardware upgrade

I upgraded my computers CPU/Mobo/RAM/GPU, and afterwards the power options are being strange. It won't fully shutdown, after Windows stops, and there's no video output, the computer wont actually ...
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Intermittent Boot Failure on Windows After Forced Shutdown

The problem started when my computer froze while playing a game, forcing me to perform a hard shutdown. Since then, booting up has become a gamble; it sometimes boot up and works normally and other ...
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How to enter factory mode on Insyde bios (acer)

I was disassembling an Acer Helios 300 317-52 and noticed after it sat for a long time with the CMOS, battery, and a module labeled "vendor" being unplugged from the motherboard, it would ...
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Can't boot from NVMe PCIe card + M.2 drive [duplicate]

Installed an NVMe PCIe card and 1TB M.2 drive on an older desktop (Sabretooth 990FX mobo + AMD FX-8320 CPU). The drive is seen by Linux and Windows, and I can read/write to it. The problem I have is ...
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Windows 10 doesn't boot

Windows 10 stopped booting. I changed the size of the system partition and created a new partition. And now, right after the BIOS screen, the message appears: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or ...
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Rebuilding Windows Server 2019 Boot

I have a Windows 2019 Server that has been in service for about 8 months. It is an MSI 670P motherboard and implements a RAID10. It won't boot. Apparently there was a power failure, and the system ...
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Machine is not in committed state in boot. How to fix?

I have HP ProBook laptop OS windows it worked correctly before I install an Linux ubuntu with dual boot. After that when my system boot show the this: error: warning machine is not in committed state!...
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After unplugging my PC from the outlet, sometimes it won't boot for a long time

Before I go to sleep, I unplug my PC from the outlet, due to concerns about power spikes or something of the sort frying my computer. However, sometimes, when I wake up and plug it back into the ...
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Unable to boot windows 11 install

Like usual a broken windows update has damaged one of my computers. At first the system failed to boot and could not do a repair due ot bitlocker, via recovery environment i managed to turn bitlocker ...
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Can't boot without acpi=off

First: this might gonna get a long one, but I‘m desperately looking for help! Second: I‘m a total newb on Linux, so I have really limited Linux know-how. Specs: Asus ROG Strix G15DS-R7700X088W AMD ...
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How to install Windows 10 in legacy mode from USB?

To clarify a solution of enabling "USB" for installing Windows in legacy boot, how exactly is it possible to install Windows 10 in legacy mode? Is it necessary to remove the EFI folder from ...
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How to put Windows 10 on a thumb drive with Ventoy to install?

As suggested, I've downloaded Ventoy and did run the shell script. It's not clear to me what "install ventoy" does, but I did install it to a USB stick. How would I then get Windows 10 ...
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Failed to enable unit: Invalid argument systemctl enable .service

I have made a startup_test.sh with the following contents cd /home/xyz/Desktop/ gnome-terminal -e "bash -c ./efg" #desktop folder contains an executable named efg. If I run gnome-terminal -...
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Recovering NTFS / GPT partition after failed "Automatic Repair". Now shows as "RAW" in diskpart

My Wife's Windows 10 laptop seems to have suffered some critical failure on her primary system drive (c:). I didn't loose the whole disk since I'm able to get into WinRE and spawn a WinPE shell from ...
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How to automatically run WINE GUI app after boot?

I need run GUI wine app automatically after boot, to securityze run after unexpected reboot, shutdows, etc... I am considering add shortcut to "autostart" for GUIs maganers, but it require ...
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No completly encrypt and mount LVM during boot after update to bookworm

few day ago I update system and then problems begin to happen. During boot I were thrown to initramfs (no drive found), so only option to continue is to do command below: cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/...
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Debian 12 install failed to install grub boot loader and now will only boot into grub and won't dpkg

Hardware: Mini PC Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake- N95 8GB DDR4 RAM 256GB PCIe 1X SSD Tried to install Debian 12 on whole system from flash but failed to install boot loader and now only boots into grub. ...
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My PC is not POSTing unless I force it off

I recently bought a second hand PC but it won't power on everytime. If it successfully powers on, it will single beep and show bios logo and windows and what not. Now, when I press on button, fans and ...
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Windows 11 keeps messing with grub at every restart (+ possible solution?)

I installed Windows 11 and then Archlinux (I set a dual boot system within the same shared Efi partition). Everything worked fine for a year or so. But now, whenever windows restarts, it makes grub ...
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What could be the cause of excessive idle times (2 minutes) during Windows 10 boot?

My PC boots for 2 minutes (from push of button, until at WinLogin) and I have no clue why. What have I already done: Disabled all non-Microsoft services in msconfig Booted Into Safe Mode (issue not ...
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Dual Boot Windows and Ubuntu on 2 separate drives Not working

I have a Dell Vostro 5581 laptop with Windows 10 installed.12GB RAM installed. Recently I installed a 500GB M.2 NVME SSD card. I installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on this drive. So the 2 operating systems ...
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How do I enable the GRUB menu on a dual boot startup, without admin rights?

I set the grub timer to 0 from Linux, to make it automatically go to the selected OS without displaying the menu, but it was accidentally set to Windows. I do not have admin privileges in Windows or ...
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Macbook Pro 2013 boot weird issue

My macbook doesn't want to boot properly - after I hit restart or turn off & on I see Apple logo appearing and I hear a chime, then progress bar appears and computer usually freezes for about 1 ...
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Kali Linux stuck/failed booting at logo after upgrade

Helow guys, Few days back, I tried to update/upgrade my Kali Linux (runs on dedicated ThinkPad E440). Ever since that, the machine failed at bootup. See uploaded images sequence: enter image ...
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Booting of Win 10 not possible, how to fix UEFI and/or bcdedit bootmgr?

Problem During the boot of my Win-10-Pro-system I get a BSOD Kmode_Exception_Not_Handled without further information provided. This results in a reboot. The error occurred after I had tried to edit ...
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How to prevent USB-connected printer from causing delay in pre-POST startup?

The (intermittently-occurring) symptom: After pressing the power button there's one quick beep as normal, but then there's a long-ish delay (1~2 minutes) before the second beep that indicates the ...
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VM UEFI firmware does not recognize SCSI devices

I am creating a virtual machine using virt-manager. I've set the firmware to UEFI, and changed both the virtual disk and CD drive to use VirtIO SCSI, instead of the default virtio-blk disk and SATA CD ...
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connect and detect sata ssd after hirens boot

i have an ssd that has stoped working properly and want to recover data from it . if i connect it before booting , computer hang on start . but if i start the computer (windows 10) without it , then ...
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Failed to start User Manager, No CGroup Medium Found

I have run into a strange issue that, from what I can tell, the root cause is associated with or directly related to CGroups. Unfortunately I do not understand enough about SystemD or CGroups to know ...
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Display issues on Notebook, but not in Windows

Since some time, there are some kind of screen Artifacts on my Notebook screen. From the bottom, there are around 50 rows on the screen, which do not Display the appropirate output they should(Aka the ...
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systemd-timesyncd: fails on boot due to ordering cycle (dbus, sysinit)

i've been having a hard time with a pretty basic Rocky Linux 9 setup where my systemd-timesyncd unit consistently fails on boot. here are the logs Feb 12 18:22:17 bigpu systemd[1]: sysinit.target: ...
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ASUS FX553VE: Black screen during boot

My laptop is an ASUS FX553VE. It shows a black screen whenever I try to power it on. I can hear a click. Fan turns on but not at full speed. Power indicator LED is on. Airplane mode LED is on. HDD is ...
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Create bootable USB flash drive with Ventoy

With your help and further internet research, I now understand how to and have successfully created: Bootable HBCD 15.2 (Legacy BIOS-MBR) USB Bootable HBCD PE x64 (UEFI-GPT) USB Bootable SourceForge ...
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Reboot Loop when installing OS in GRUB

I im currently trying to install ubuntu on my new PC. The components are as follows: MOBO: Asus ProArt X670E-Creator Wifi RAM: 2x32GB Corsair 6000 hz AMD Ryzen 7700 PSU: EVGA 1300gt Im trying to ...
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Add "Windows 10" (with Bitlocker encrypted) boot entry to GRUB [duplicate]

I have a dual boot system with Windows 10 & Ubuntu Unity 23.10. My main system is the Ubuntu system, but from time to time i have something todo on Windows. Currently im switching with the BIOS/...
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Force boot menu selection to always show on XPS 15 running Windows 10

I have a XPS 15 9510 with an internal SSD running Windows 10 and I also have an external SSD with Windows 10 as well. I have already changed RAID to AHCI and I am able to switch between the two on ...
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External USB SSD disk fails to mount at boot

I have two external drives attached to my Ubuntu Server 22.04.3. My /etc/fstab includes, among other things, the following two lines for the two drives: /dev/disk/by-uuid/d7dbea69-0332-4d12-b905-...
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ssd raw volume and boot on windows 10

my ssd won't boot on my laptop , so i have connected it to another working computer . it show on the disk management system correctly as G and in the file explorer but i try to enter a folder i have ...
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Dual monitors say "no signal" but windows boots completely

I turned my PC on today and the monitors said "no signal" and entered power saver mode. After restarting a few times I tried to see if the PC booted up by typing my password in and seeing if ...
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Can't Install any Linux Distro on new AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Mini PC

I'm trying to install Proxmox on a new machine (GMKteck NucBox M5 Pro Mini PC) but keep getting the following error : EFI boot mode detected, mounting efivars filesystem mount: /sys/firmware/efi/...
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No bootable device after installation, Acer aspire ES1-332-P2VZ

I'm having trouble with booting into Mint 21.3 Cinnamon Edition after installation. I used Rufus to burn the .iso to USB go thru installation after installation i hit restart unplug USB, after while ...
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Why does the OS boot from ext4 on a particular PC only?

I've installed Manjaro on a USB stick to carry with me. However, I can boot from it only on the machine I used to install. On other PCs, the BIOS or UEFI does not recognize the drive as bootable. The ...
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PXE boot into Winpe using Grub2 failing

I am loading bootmgfw.efi in order to boot into winpe mode and facing issue of BlInitializeLibrary Failed 0xc0000017 error. I am able to download bootmgfw.efi through TFTP but once bootmgfw.efi is ...
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Can't Access BIOS from my Kali Linux on RaspberryPi 5

I am unable to access the BIOS in Kali Linux. No matter which keys I hold down it doesn't work. I tried "Shutdown /r/fw but just get an error msg. I am trying to change the Boot_Order so that my ...
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Create bootable USB flash drives [closed]

I want to create some bootable USB flash drives as per below. Windows 10 Legacy BIOS (MBR) Bootable MS-DOS 6.22 USB Flash Drive that boots up to a DOS prompt, has access to MS-DOS commands including ...
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Cloned SSD does not boot – a new twist

Looked at many posts but did not find a solution: I wanted to replace the original m.2 PCIe Kingston 500GB drive with m.2 WD 4TB SN850X (both are m.2 PCIe), with the Acer PC having one m.2 slot and ...
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Change boot device with multiple Windows 10 installations

I installed Windows 10 on 2 devices (HDD and SSD). The first one was HDD. Today, I can run Windows 10 on the SSD but only via the Windows boot menu that works only if I boot on HDD first. The HDD is ...
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Issue setting UEFI admin password

I am currently setting a new home server I've bought from Qotom. It is equiped with an AMI bios/uefi v2.19 uefi 2.6 I've set a bios/uefi password "administrator" only (no "user" ...
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How to convert a basic data partition to a bootable partition like before

I use Dual boot with two instances of windows, one 11 and another 10. I had less space in the windows 10 partition so i shrank my extra data partition for about 50GB and added that 50GB to the windows ...
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