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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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Cant boot from flash drive with windows

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my computer. I loaded a legacy ISO with dd copy to an empty NTFS flash drive, added the "boot" flag and tried to load from the drive. I got this BIOS error: Error ...
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Laptop won't boot after Windows 10 update (No HDD activity, No Display and Won't even show BIOS screen)

My laptop had problems before I installed windows 10. But before I install the latest update that I downloaded windows warned me that my device may be risked because it is out of date but I still ...
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Remove boot option in Windows Boot Manager that is not listed in bcdedit

I've accidentally installed grub2win in order to configure a multiboot setup witch a Linux distro. I've figured out that the correct way is to create an EFI partition and install the 'real' GRUB. This ...
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Laptop Repair. Black Screen until boot

Talking about HP 15-b151sv Got a laptop for a repair and as a technician it's the first time of my life getting a problem like that. I got the laptop which screen starts and shows image only when ...
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How to enter BIOS on Windows 10 Laptop that fails to boot with previously Fast Boot setting enabled?

There are a few related questions on this forum e.g. here & here, however I am still considering a slightly different situation. On a Windows 10 Laptop with Fast Boot enabled, the laptop does not ...
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Sun Sunfire x4170 M2 won't boot after CPU upgrade

Hi i managed to get myself a Sunfire x4170 M2, with already installed 1 x Xeon 5620 and 8Gb of ram in working condition. I decided to upgrade the machine with 2x xeon 5645 (24 threats instead of 8 so ...
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How to find out how a program started on Windows

From what I have understood after researching on Google, there are two ways of how a program can start on Windows: Manual (The user doubled clicked on the executable or shortcut file of the program) ...
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Adding grub entry for Mac OS on an MBR disk

My Setup consists of an MBR disk which has Windows 10 and Linux Mint dual booted on it (Its a custom rig). Now I wanted to install Mac OS High Sierra on it. Following the steps on this site, I was ...
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No partition active; Reboot and select proper boot device

I am experiencing the following issue, after having tried to install Kali along Windows 10 on an Asus ROG 551J: I have first installed Windows, then Kali. Trouble is, Grub did not install properly ...
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Long boot after installing new graphic card

I recently had bought a zotac geforce gt 730 2gb ddr3 128bit nvidia graphic card I install the proper driver for it, it works, but the boot is very long. Everytime I boot my PC it show me a horizontal ...
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initramfs - boot failure after umount -a or ntfslabel?

I connected a USB drive to my xbmc/ubuntu system and as it was named "New Volume" I tried to change the label using ntfslabel. As I'm a newbie when it comes to linux and hardware I stumbled around a ...
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Motherboard UEFI doesn't detect M.2 SSD drive

I'm building a brand new PC with an ASUS PRIME Z370-A motherboard and a Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB. However, my motherboard does not seem to be able to recognize the drive as the it neither ...
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Error 0xc0000098 And no CD room and pc doesn't support booting [on hold]

While I'm trying to boot from the USB since the PC doesn't support booting and there's no CD room I had installed easybcd and while playing around it suddenly I clicked on reset bcd configuration and ...
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“magic alloc broken” error after Windows Update

I have Dell Inspiron 7559 Version 1.2.7. I double boot between Ubuntu and Windows 10. Have been doing it for two years or so. Last night, Windows did an automatic update and restarted, since then I ...
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Laptop Won't boot directly to windows 10

Everytime I turned on my computer it leads me to a black screen with the message of "Reboot and select proper device boot". What I am doing in order to successfully lead the booting process to windows ...
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How to boot into Windows 10 when my PC tries to boot from X: drive?

I have a Samsung ATIV Smart-PC that came with windows 7. I changed it to Windows 10 but it always tries to boot from X drive How do get rid of the X drive so I can reload it?
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HP server bl460c gen8 not booting new linux installation [on hold]

i have performed a new linux installation on a bl460c gen8 and it isn't booting the new installation. it seems like there is a sd card or usb key that is attached to the server. how can i disable ...
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Dell Laptop - remove media testing in startup

I have a dell laptop (inspiron n3443) . Every time I power up my laptop it shows this just after showing DELL logo. After more than 25 seconds the OS starts up. How can I remove this as it takes ...
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Linux mint can't boot from external hdd second partititon

I have a external HDD with 1 GB of memory. I have split it in two partitions: First one (from the start of memory addresses) has about 900 GB, and second has about 50 GB. I installed linux mint on ...
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Can I replace boot files with those of older version for installed/installation of windows 10?

I was running a windows 10 insider slow ring build, when a new one became available but when it restarted to update it would always freeze at the rotating dots, I switched to the fast ring but the ...
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How can I reclaim partitions from unused dual-boot, without breaking existing OS on same drive?

I run Linux Mint at the moment; at one point I dual-booted Windows but I broke that by mistake about a year ago, wasn't able to fix it (even reinstalling from disc failed, I think it was something ...
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Stop code 0x000000F8 troubleshooting

Stop code 0x000000F8 relates to what, exactly? I can't find official Microsoft documentation for that specific stop code beyond: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/debugger/...
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No boot device and file system not found in bios

Dell did a firmware update this morning on my xps running ubuntu and since then it hadn't been working properly so whilw trying to reinstall I ended up accidentally installing in legacy mode not uefi ...
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How to fix the issue “Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key”

Problem: I have just finished performing a clean installation of windows 10 to my laptop (Using command prompt from windows recovery environment). Every time I want to use it I have to access Boot ...
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Should I disable “Delayed Launcher” in my startup programs?

What exactly does this program do? I know it's there because my PC has Intel Rapid Storage Technology which makes storage faster, but why does it need to add a "Delayed Launcher" program at startup. ...
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Laptop only boots to grub> command shell

I've managed to semi-brick a laptop by using it to install Xubuntu to an external drive. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-10F. Any help would be greatly appreciated. How I got here: I told ...
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What is “launch efi shell from filesystem device” from the boot manager?

Im trying to boot my laptop from my USB Flash drive with its USB Legacy disabled and the internal Hard Drive has no Operating system (clean). After i entered the "launch efi shell from filesystem ...
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Correct boot order if you want to boot from USB Flash Drive? [closed]

What is the correct boot order on BIOS Boot menu if I want to boot my laptop from a USB Flash Drive? Is This Correct (My BIOS Default)? CD/DVD ROM USB USB Floppy Hard Disk Network Device
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I think I accidentally bricked Windows by booting between hard drives

TL;DR: Trying to boot into my old Windows 10 HDD after migrating to an SSD bricked both the old HDD AND the new SSD! Has anyone heard of this happening before? What happened: I recently migrated my ...
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Windows 10 pro does not boot from SSD

My laptop has 2 drives: SSD and HDD. Originally the SSD was 60gb. It was upgraded to 240gb. The HDD is 1000gb. Both drives have a Windows partition. I don't know why, since I inherited the laptop ...
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Asus Maximus X Hero boots to setup screen on boot or restart instead of ssd

A couple of days after coming back from a trip out of state I noticed my personal tower I built a few months ago started doing something odd. Whenever I boot now my Asus ROG Maximus X Hero motherboard ...
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NEC LaVie LM750/H LAPTOP won't boot and only shows black screen with blinking line on top left of screen

Im trying to boot my laptop from a USB Flashdrive (SanDisk Cruzer Switch) so I can perform a clean installation of windows 10 pro x64 but it only shows a blank black screen and a blinking white ...
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Will a graphic card draw 100% of its maximum power usage during startup?

Please ignore this duplicate flag. It's wrong! Let's say I have the following situation: I have a graphic card which can, with default settings, draw up to 250W from the PSU under full load. However, ...
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Toshiba security boot missing? cannot boot with USB or DVD [on hold]

I cannot boot in my laptop with USB or CD , and don't find secure boot option in bios to change the settings I tried installing os from inside windows but it fails i dont have the os in my laptop ...
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Can't enter to BIOS after debian install only black screen

I have Acer Aspire laptop with windows 10. recently I installed Debian 9 in a different partition and everything went fine. The second time I tried to boot into bios I only have a black screen with a ...
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UEFI freezes whenever I press enter at “Boot” option to change boot order (other UEFI settings do not freeze it)

I am struggling with my Thinkpad dual boot setup and fixing one problem might have led to another. I am a complete noob and not sure which piece of info would be relevant to the problem, so I will ...
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Running Parallels PVM file in QNAP NAS

Is it possible to run a Parallels PVM file (virtual machine) in a QNAP NAS? I am aware that QNAPs can run virtual machines but the PVM file that I have copied to my QNAP TS-653B NAS does not open.
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Boot from one drive, and run Windows from another

So... I have an old HP Z600 workstation which is pretty awesome with dual Xeons and 48GB of ECC ram. My problem is that storage speed is a huge bottleneck. Due to its age the motherboard and BIOS only ...
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Computer fails to find bootable device when more than two memory sticks are installed [closed]

HP-PRO 3120 MT https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pro-3120-p-e5500-2-8-ghz-monitor-none-series/specs/ FreeNAS 11.1 running from a USB stick Four identical 2GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM sticks - hynix 2GB DDR3 ...
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Computer shut downs after blue screen [closed]

When I use my computer it sometimes shuts down. Sometimes with a blue screen, soemtimes without blue screen. When I turn it on it sometimes shows a black screen with a cursor. I think that is because ...
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SSD Boot drive disappearing and reappearing in bios, boot error 0xc00000e

Recently I replaced my small, slow Kingston m.2 boot drive with a secondary 2TB EVO 860. I had cloned the original m.2 boot drive to my then secondary (now main) 2.5" Crucial SSD. Everything ...
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Win 10 recovery partition gone - PC wont recognise other boot media

So, I botched something and in the end deleted the recovery partition on a brand new Acer Aspire X XC-885. The PC wont boot without that partition. At the same time it does not recognise other boot ...
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BIOS doesn't update the “Boot device options” list

I am having a problem with my Laptop booting into Windows. TL;DR: The BIOS doesn't detect any connected devices as bootable, and the boot device options list contains entries that are not connected. ...
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boot from root of damaged elementary os laptop macbook pro 2013

Elementary OS is the only OS I have installed on my laptop, and after trying to install mint, I cannot boot onto eOS. I can only boot onto grub. I have a usb with mint iso. I want to completely format ...
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MBR2GPT conversion successful, Windows can boot but it cannot reach the login screen, what happened?

As said I successfully converted my Windows 10 from MBR to GPT and my PC is able too boot Windows just fine but it fails to reach the login-screen. I'm sure it boots in UEFI mode as instead of the ...
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How can I change boot order on hp laptop?

I have dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu.When I open my laptop it automatically open windows. When I open boot device options(F9) first is OS boot manager, second one is Ubuntu manager. Ubuntu manager ...
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PXELINUX network booting an ISO file

I'm trying to boot through the network with the help of PXELINUX. I've installed the necessary tools using the official Syslinux documentation. My PXELINUX configuration file (/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/...
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Can I create a bootable USB drive for BOTH Windows 10 and Linux?

I am seeking to create a bootable USB drive which will allow me to boot into either Windows 10 or Linux, as needed. I have a 512Gb WD MyPassport SSD and a MacBook Pro. I currently have my 128Gb ...
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Issues With Multiple Copies of Windows 10 On Same Computer

I recently purchased a new Samsung EVO 970 250GB SSD to place in my laptop since I had filled up my existing SSD. I created a boot installation drive from my existing Windows 10 OS using the Microsoft ...
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Windows 7/10, Format and Restore functions leave hidden data [closed]

I am being harassed by an IT type who has managed to find himself in my 4 phones, and my entire home network He managed to create a Domain and incorporate my machines in his network. I finally was ...