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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Fix Windows Boot Problems tool in Macrium Rescue Media looks for Active Partition even in UEFI mode

I have a GPT disk with a Windows install, and I have a multiboot BIOS/UEFI Rescue Media disk that I boot in UEFI mode (and I get “[UEFI]” in the title bar), but when I select Fix Windows Boot Problems ...
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How to recover files from macOS after accidentally overwriting it with Linux>

I'm not a kid (this is an alt account with a different email. I forgot the other password of @adamgewely) But I accidentally replaced macOS with Linux! I had important files there. Thinking it was on ...
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GNU/Guix USB .iso boot failure

I created a - what I believed to be - bootable GNU-Guix USB. Selected USB as priority startup device. I get a Grub Rescue screen. On that screen I can ls two partitions - hd0, and hd1. I'm certain the ...
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Windows has lost all UEFI boot files

My Windows 10 computer stopped booting after a restart, and after looking around, the computer has lost all of the files inside of the C:\Windows\Boot folder. Attempting to make Windows boot again ...
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Boot physical win10 disk in QEMU

https://www.tenforums.com/virtualization/179771-using-physical-disk-kvm-qemu-windows-vm.html?__cf_chl_tk=z_c4bUjts37uHd66EhURNiy75Wla6ioAk1ettZofip4-1670079604-0-gaNycGzNCH0 this got me the farthest ...
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Prime OS Doesn't Seem To Boot Up Correctly

I just installed Prime OS on a virtual machine to try it out. I just downloaded the .iso and added it to the disk drive of the virtual machine, and ran the installer. After installation, it boots up ...
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Loud hard drive [closed]

So I have a Dell optiplex 3010 and it had a 500gb hard disk drive which has windows 10 installed. And this pc is loud, or so I thought. Recently I took another hard drive and installed windows 11 on ...
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Black screen of death after trying a previous restore. I can only open bios. WRE-no load

I have tried for 3 days of all and every possible way to fix. I am getting the black screen of death after trying a previous restore. I can only open bios. WRE-not loading. Tried USB boot, nothing. ...
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Linux mint not booting after expanding EFI partition (while trying to install Pop!_OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron i5 laptop and I had windows/linux mint dual boot. When I tried to install Pop!_OS instead of Mint while keeping /home intact, I ran into the EFI partition size problem. ...
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dd cloned Windows disk to new SSD – boot from clone with error "windows/system32/winload.efi" missing

I cloned my old external SSD /dev/disk2 to my new external SSD /dev/disk5 on macOS with dd. When I now try to boot new SSD /dev/disk5 the error "windows/system32/winload.efi missing" occurs ...
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Windows 10 Boot from USB stuck

I've downloaded the windows.iso file and used rufus to burn a Windows image on the go to a portable USB Drive. When it was finished, I unplugged and re-plugged the USB into my computer. I used SHIFT+...
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Gigabyte Motherboard : black screen, inspite of single beep and responding keyboard

My desktop booths with a single beep: indicating BIOS check success. CPU Fan keeps running, keyboard capslock and num lock respond when I boot it.But all I can see is black screen. I have tried ...
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How can I configure iPXE menu settings to boot Plop Boot Manager?

I have created a big iPXE server based on an Ubuntu Server 22.04.1 system. I have entries for different Linux images, Windows installers and Clonezilla Live. Now I want to include also an entry for ...
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Toshiba Satellite A665 - S6050 Not booting from bootable USB Pen drive or DVD

I have a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050. It was working fine with Kali Linux but somehow it struck with following message displayed Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked. See sulogin(...
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Boot-Repair aftermath

So recently I was asking a question about how to fix Grub if I'm installing Windows after Ubuntu. I found the solution and posted it in order to help others who will do the same. But now I want to ask ...
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Cannot make new ssd drive bootable

I have a new SSD drive installed on my lenovo B50 laptop and I also have an HDD from past which contains my current windows. I want to install new windows on the SSD. I first tried to clone my current ...
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Unable to install FreeDOS via USB boot on new Lenovo Ideapad3 17ITL6 (No legacy boot mode available in BIOS)

Recently i bought a new Lenovo Ideapad 3 (17ITL6), but I'm stuck being unable to install FreeDOS on it. I think it has something to do with changes made to supported boot modes. In previously ...
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Can't boot into Windows from GRUB, "no such device"

I had this problem with Windows, where if I selected the disk from the BIOS it'd boot fine, but the GRUB entry would output: error: no such device: 6E90-B87A error: disk 'hd1,gpt1' not found. Today I ...
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Startup script for Rock 4 SE running Debian

I am trying to run VLC player with a url as input when my Rock starts. I have created a unit file called startup.service and put it in. /etc/systemd/system/startup.service It looks like this: [Unit] ...
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Trying to rehabilitate an old PC, encountering RAID error

I have a computer that I aim to turn into a server, but I am running into an error where I can't even reach the BIOS setup screen. Summary. Trying to boot PC, encounter error: Detecting arrays ... No ...
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How to run WSL on Windows 11 boot as service

Postgres server on Debian should run on Windows 11 boot. Debian was installed using wsl --install Debian Postgres in Debian using sudo apt install postgresql-12 Created /etc/wsl.conf as described in ...
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Confirmed working Windows 10 USB, BIOS settings, and repaired boot. Why won't Windows 10 USB boot?

I have a bootable Windows 10 USB stick that does not boot from my desktop. In the BIOS settings, I can see the USB stick listed. I select it for boot override, and then the screen goes black for a few ...
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is it possible to download windows me through windows xp

so i want to download windows ME on my pc but its not working. on the pc that i wanna download it on i have windows Xp Sp2 2002 (32 bit) and i downloaded windows millenium edition (ME) through ...
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New Server build wont boot

I started a server build before covid 2020 i bought the components, installed it into a chenbro RM23812 chassis but it wouldn't start up. Lockdown was implemented and I stored it. 2 years later I'm ...
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Slow boot - caused by smss

There is delay about 1.5 min. during boot, I can't diagnose it. "Boot Degradation" custom log: Delay is caused by "smss". Tried safe mode, no items in autostart list, uninstalled ...
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Windows recovery drive won't boot if the SD card it resides upon is write protected(by sliding the switch on it's side)

Got a MS Surface computer behaving like that, while all other "normal" computers(desktops, laptops) will boot from the same recovery drive(SD card in a USB card reader with physical write ...
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Why will Windows boot from one external drive but not another?

I have read in the past that Windows won't boot from an external drive. Recently I changed laptops and I now have the old hard drive (V-NAND SATA) in a usb enclosure. It turns out that the new laptop ...
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Strange computer behavior

It is really hard to briefly describe what is happening with my computer in the title. Thus I will try to explain it as detailed as I can below. Turning on the computer after it has been turned off ...
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Booting from a remote ISO file

Is there any way to boot my computer (or even my VirtualBox system) from a Linux live ISO file over the internet? For example, I want to boot my computer through my live favorite distros before ...
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Create a backup of the EFI partition on a USB

I have Ubuntu on M.2 disk y Windows 10 on un SSD I had install windows with ubuntu already installed, Windows has put its bootloader in the EFI partition of Ubuntu, since the M.2 disk is the first ...
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Intermittent Unmountable_Boot_Volume - Windows 11 22H2

Intermittent Unmountable_Boot_Volume blue screen error at startup, volmgr Event ID 161 with EventData referencing Volume3. DiskPart shows Volume3 as the 685mb Recovery Partition when using the list ...
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Deleted Partitions on old drive causing OS on new one to no longer boot

To make a long story short, I made a pretty big mistake. I recently upgraded from a 500gb SATA SSD to a 2tb m.2 drive. I used software to clone the drive, and all of its partitions, to the new drive, ...
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First boot fails after every shutdown, which also resets the BIOS

I recently replaced my motherboard and CPU in my computer, and have noticed a significant issue with my motherboard. Every time I shut down my computer, powering it back on results in boot failure. ...
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My pc won't boot while using hdd

I have a gigabyte GA h61m-s pc I was having issues with my 1st hdd. Pc would not boot 1/3 times i tried to boot. I figured it was problem of hdd so i bought a segate baracuda 1TB and used it for a ...
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Computer struggles to POST but is fine if it does POST

I have a computer with a ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming Motherboard. It intermittently struggles to POST, it doesn't reach the BIOS and I cannot turn it off without pulling the plug. When the computer does ...
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Autostart programs doesn't have a window/ GUI

So, I have a cmd window that I need to run even if no user is logged in. For that, I created a script in the local group policy editor (check the screenshot). The problem is after I logged in, the cmd ...
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USB Ports are not working in BIOS

I have a Lenovo H530S desktop with 6 USB Ports. 2 USB 2.0 (Black) Ports at the front, 2 USB 3.0 (Blue) Ports and 2 USB 2.0 (Black) Ports at the rear. Only 1 USB 2.0 (Black) Port is working in BIOS or ...
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Constant PNP Fatal Error BSOD

I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure this problem out. The PC will randomly crash, and give the PNP_FATAL_ERROR code. However it boots up just fine, and I can use it no issues, until a ...
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Cant install windows. Not booting to Hard Drive

I cannot install windows on a laptop. Tried several different HHDs Tried Windows 10 and 8.1 boot usbs Tried Rufus with windows 10 and 8.1 iso's Tried Startup Repair after installation. I get "...
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Windows 10 doesnt boot after install

I've run into a problem! My computer is running somwhat old, but it was upgraded about 2015-2017 with diffrent parts. Today its running a MSI Mag Z390M Mortar motherboard with an intel i7 4790K and ...
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Laptop screen not working after repair

I own an Asus Vivobook and I had to change the monitor frame -not the LCD screen itself-. All the operations are done, but when I shwitch on my laptop the screen turns on, I can see the "ASUS&...
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How To Automatically Load Kernel and Initrd for Ubuntu VM

Using grub2-bhyve and vmbhyve, I setup an Ubuntu-server-22.04.1 VM on a FreeBSD 12.3 host. The issue is that every time I start the VM I am presented with the Grub CLI (not menu table) and I have to ...
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Boot ASUS x551m w/Esc or F2 still boots to Windows logon

Got this ASUSx551m from a friend who unfortunately can't recall the password and it boots to Windows even from a Power off w/F2 or Esc state. I want to disable Secure Boot and update the Bios but I ...
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What methods are available to manage (delete/reinstall/update) drivers on a non-booting window 10 installation?

I have got the PC of a friend with a Windows 10 installation which does not boot. Here are the circumstances: Windows version should be 10.0.19044 (21H2) which I got from ProgramData\Microsoft\...
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Gentoo kernel panic on hyper-v

I recently installed gentoo. I followed the guide for amd64 installation. I double-checked if the /boot was mounted before I installed the bootloader (GRUB). I chose the GPT+UEFI option for partition ...
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Move Windows boot manager?

I'm being booted straight into BIOS. It happened after I removed an m.2 SSD so that I could return it since its basically broken. (It shows up ok as raw but I'm unable to format. I had it for perhaps ...
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System randomly gets stuck on Asus logo

My N552-VW Asus laptop randomly gets stuck on Asus logo and I have to push the power button to turn it off and on again so it might work and boot into windows but it might not work and get stuck again ...
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How to install grub when / is encrypted (luks) and /boot is not encrypted

I have the following partitioning: |------+-------------+-----------+------+-------+----------------| | Name | Mount point | Flag | Size | FS | Comment | |------+-------------+-...
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Accessing Boot Files on V-Machine SM Pro Audio

I have a V-machine stand alone VST player and i want to modify it with a different linux distro i know it runs some sort of linux, when connected with the usb port, it only comes up as a midi device, ...
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Cant access uefi bios, but can boot os

i installed arch linux using this guide on youtube (partitioning method 2 for uefi) i have 2 disks in my system, laptop acer AN515-54 windows on disk 1, arch on 2 after the install i can not get in to ...

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