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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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Need help re-installing a distro

So I decided to switch from Ubuntu to debian last night, but I've had a slew of problems and mistakes. The biggest being that I installed i386 instead of amd64, as this is a new laptop and is 64 bit. ...
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Now kali reboot main gnu boot this terminal as root fails [on hold]

I used last command ti fix invalid signer when i update kali I fixed broken install. But it fixed seccufuly Now kali reboot main gnu boot this I add this command Add the gpg key: gpg --keyserver hkp:...
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windows 8.1 doesn't show in grub dualboot ubuntu/windows

So i installed ubuntu(18.10 )to be in a dual boot with windows 8.1(previously installed around 2016), but now windows does not show in grub. The partition is still there and i can access the files ...
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PC POST beep when boot up

I have one personal computer that when randomly not able to boot up (like few times in a week), every time it short-beeped once and not able to boot, so i searched online and found that, one short ...
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Win is trying to repair while booting > cmd > chkdsk C: filesystem is unknown

This is my first question so please be kind. Recently i did my first installation of Ubuntu.(yesterday, ever since i tried to repair it, did not found anything helpfull) I wanted dual boot with ...
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Couldn't Boot to both Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Windows 7

Here is the case, Previously my laptop (only 1 physical hardrive, with 2 partition, ie: C:\ and D:\) were using Windows 7 Premium (64-bit), then I plan to make in dual boot, so it will eventually ...
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The boot uefi screens will not display (blank)- windows starts and displays well

TL:DR My new-ish Dell monitor gives a resolution error during boot, so no UEFI access 4 me. This ONLY happens while booting. Otherwise the display is aces. So it looks like the mobo does not ...
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VMWare Workstation 12 : BIOS has corrupted hw-PMU resources (MSR 38d is 3)

I have a Windows 10 host running VMWare workstation 12. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 as a guest OS. Resources for the guest are pretty much standard. RAM : 8GB CPU : 1 Core : 2 Disk : 80GB ...
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Stuck at “Verifying DMI Pool Data” After switching HDDs

. Hello, recently my old hard drive died on me (Didn't have any important data luckily) and I got a new WD Caviar Blue 320GB 7200RPM drive. Unfortunately when I plug it and an 8GB USB 2.0 drive into ...
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Asus SW5-012 trying to do dual boot Linux

I have an Asus Aspire SW5-012 and cannot disable secure boot. I get into BIOS just fine. It's 5.0 setup utility. The system BIOS version is V1.13. When I go to the security tab, secure boot mode is ...
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Nothing works to enter BIOS on new Laptop

I picked up the new ASUS TP370QL, and I'm trying to get to the BIOS/Boot menu to boot of a USB drive. However, everything I've tried and seen to try hasn't work. Restarting while holding down/spam ...
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Linux wont boot [on hold]

5.556317] Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e 7.552529] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found 7.552533] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: urite through 39.927998] ata1.00: exception ...
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Can I clone the partition containing the OS to another partition so as to have two OS on separate partitions [on hold]

I have a PC with an OS on two partitions using a bootloader. One has become corrupt and my image is also faulty. I have tried to clone the good OS over to the other partition but windows will not boot....
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Removing extra option from Boot Manager in “Legacy Mode” after deleting Ubuntu (able to load Windows when boot mode = UEFI)

I have a Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop with Windows 10 installed. I was attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04 as a dual boot option. I was able to install Ubuntu successfully, but encountered some ...
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Is it possible to boot from an SSD enclosure if I have Windows To Go

Can I boot up from an SSD enclosure using Windows 10 Enterprise (which has Windows To Go) on my laptop? I am planning on using this enclosure for the Samsung 850 EVO SSD.
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VirtualBox: Boots into UEFI Interactive Shell

Found one answer for this issue at: Stuck on UEFI interactive shell with Mac OS X High Sierra VM However, it did not resolve my issue. I'm on a macbook pro running macOS Mojave version: 10.14.2 (...
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How to move EFI from booting 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? [closed]

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). Update: I found a way to start Windows … somehow. I'm not sure if running "Startup Repair" from a Win7 ...
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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?) [on hold]

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 not booting up after adding RAM [closed]

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?