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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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lvmcache: failed to connect to lvmetad on Debian Stretch during boot

I have a freshly set up HP Microserver with Debian Stretch. I set up a RAID5 with LVM on top and built an lvmcache. home is a symlink pointing to a directory on that LVM. Its mounted via /etc/fstab (...
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Windows boot was strangely overwritten by GRUB while Kubuntu installation

So, i have: SSD with Windows HDD with Linux HDD as storage After reinstalling linux on first HDD somehow it didn't show up on main boot manager list in UEFI, but it's still visible as storage ...
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How to install BIOS softpq on HP EliteBook?

I bought HP 8560p from my friend. He managed to make a mess ,by trying to install Manjaro (Something got wrong with CMOS and HD). Latter he provided me with bootable USB. It is not recognized by ...
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Win10 No Boot. Freezes on load screen

So my computer gets into a state where it continually locks up at the Windows 10 Logo on boot. The last driver that is shown in the logs to load is "usbvideo.sys" so I'm assuming it fails to load on ...
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What happens if I disable harddrive in bios [on hold]

I am running Win 10 64 bit Home edition on a 64 bit Asus VivoBook X542UAR. Assume my bios says I only have 1 boot option, namely #1 Harddrive. Suppose I disable this harddrive and turn off the ...
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Gigabyte H110-D3a won't boot from GRUB USB running Arch

This issue seems to be pretty common on the web, but I can't seem to get anything to work. Basically, I've created a persistent Arch USB that's set up for mining. It boots and runs fine on my PC and ...
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How to get rid of Cold Turkey (website-blocker) / get around the block?

I'm using Cold Turkey for blocking distracting websites, but I unfortunately put it to 20 days and it now gets really annoying. Many "solutions" on the internet I have stumbled upon are for Cold ...
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grub unable to add windows to boot menu

Problem: unable to add win 10 to grub2 menu and can't boot to win 10 directly either. Setup: 5 disks: samsung 250GB ssd for win10 kingston 120GB ssd for Linux Mint intel 180GB ssd as fast storage (...
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Why do monitors have such a long startup time? [on hold]

Basically all computer monitors need at least 5 seconds to turn on. My iiyama G-Master GB2888UHSU monitor needs 10 (!) seconds to switch on from off-state and on waking up (from sleep mode) it takes 8 ...
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Windows 10 extremely slow boot from shut down or restart, not hibernate

I have a dual booted windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04, Asus republic of gamers, GL753V, one of the best gaming laptops, Windows OS is installed on SSD. After selecting windows from grub menu, I see ...
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LG K8 keeps optimising apps on boot [migrated]

So, I have LG k8 (2017), and everytime I reboot, it get's stuck after the Lg welcome logo, and it says "Optimising apps 1 of 2..." I tried recovery boot but it didn't workout. Is there another way ...
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Windows 10 - no Startup folder in Task Manager [duplicate]

I am trying to disable several application from auto starting after restarting computer. However - can not see Startup folder in Task Manager: Where to find it / how to enable it?
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Elementary OS error with rc local orig No such file or directory

rc.local shows rm-fR /var/lib/apt/lists/* mv /etc/rc.local.orig /etc/rc.local exit 0 When ever I try to boot the system I get mv: cannot stat '/etc/rc.local.orig': No such file or directory Don't ...
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Can rEFInd use High Sierra's apfs.efi driver?

I recently was helping another user install rEFInd on a MacBook Pro 2018. See the question: Bless error when installing rEFInd. While the other user now reports successfully using rEFInd to boot High ...
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ReactOS won't boot (black screen)

I recently tried to install ReactOS, and did so by: Downloading the .iso from SourceForge. Writing it to a USB drive using the "Make bootable USB stick" option on the Nemo file manager (for Linux). ...
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Kali Linux boots from USB, black screen after boot option

Trying to figure out what's going on with my laptop. As you can see in the picture below, Kali Linux boots, but upon selecting live system boot or "start installer" I'm presented with a black box in ...
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PureOS on MacBook without Windows

I've been trying to find a good way to install PureOS on a Macbook Pro. So far I've only seen one very convoluted solution that involves installing a trial version of Windows 10. I'm looking for a ...
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ASUS Laptop keeps booting to the BIOS menu

I recently bought an ASUS TUF Gaming FX504GM laptop which has an HDD with Linux installed on it. However, it keeps booting to the BIOS menu where it shows me that there is no bootable media. I've ...
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DISM Error:112 Not enough storage space on disk [closed]

I have bootable 16GB pendrive. I am trying to convert install.esd file to install.wim version using DISM but after reaching 96% it stops and gives error 112, there is not enough storage space on disk. ...
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Keyboard does not respond at POST screen, but works fine everywhere else?

Mobo: Gigabyte 7TESM OS: Win 10 Pro CPU: Dual Xeon X5650s I’ve been dealing with this problem across two different motherboards. I understand it is an astronomically small possibility this happened ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Won't Boot: Device dev-disk-by Timed Out & Dependencies Failed

With a Lenovo Legion Y520-IKBN running Win10, I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS to dual-boot my machine. Aside from some initial NVIDIA driver issues, the last month has been smooth sailing until a few ...
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Size of boot image is 48 sectors -> No emulation

I am trying create iso (supporting uefi) as follows, genisoimage \ -follow-links \ -o $dir/$iso_name \ -b isolinux.bin \ -c boot.cat \ -no-emul-boot \ -eltorito-alt-boot \ ...
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PC turns on in silence mode after shut down [closed]

I have problem with my old PC, it turns on after shut down and it's not related to operating system, because it is happen even after not operating system shut down. I want also add: Computer ...
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Which parts of an Ubuntu/LAMP/WordPress system demand more speed, memory or processing?

I'm building my first real server, thanks to a symmetrical 600mbs fiber connection at home. To keep this brief, it's a new machine with an Ubuntu 18.04.1 Server, a LAMP and a WordPress in it. But my ...
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How to boot from an OS inside an HDD of another PC?

I've taken out the internal HDD of a laptop and when I try to boot from it on a newer laptop, BSOD happens, but it's fine when I boot from it in the original laptop. I'd like to know what are the ...
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Bootable USB not showing up in boot menu in UEFI

Suddenly my Dell, Windows 10 system wouldn't boot and the Dell service representative asked me to reinstall the OS. On using a bootable USB created using Windows 10 media creation tool it just wouldn'...
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Can't boot from MDADM array after creating other arrays and rebooting

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 Server on a pair of drives in RAID1, which I set up using the installer. Previously, I was able to boot into the RAID install without any problem (even though it ...
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Using Repair Install to fix a corrupted Windows 7 installation

I need advice. My installation of Windows 7 (I am using on an old laptop) was recently corrupted, so much so that I can't properly boot anymore (it keeps saying that some windows required files are ...
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windows bootloader accidentally removed from a dual boot system

I'm using Windows as a second OS and as I was trying to reinstall Linux I accidentally formatted the old /boot. now Linux is booting as normal but the Windows bootloader won't show in the grub menu. I ...
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Dell Studio XPS 1640 start up issues

I've had a Dell Studio XPS 1640 Laptop for about 8 years. The last 4 years I've had issues with it's booting. It will start to load and then get the blue screen of death for a millisecond and ...
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cant get more then 2 boot options to show up so cant use usb or cd rom boot

this is a copy of the type of bios set up i have Can not find virtualization in my BIOS HP 3830S is model can only get usb bay and HD to show on boot f9 list have enabled all the boot devices i ...
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GrubX64.efi not found error

Facing grubX64.efi not found with UEFI boot install. I am using rufus to convert it to usb and the strange part is, EFI folder(iso) has the following files: "BOOTIA32.EFI,BOOTX64.EFI,fonts,grub.cfg,...
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Updating programs on hiren boot disk

Im trying to update ccleaner and other programs that come bundled with hiren boot disk, how easy is it and how is it done?
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Computer freezes before BIOS

I just tried booting my computer, and it seems to freeze prior to getting to BIOS. It gets stuck on the below screen (pic taken from phone), and F2 / DEL do not work to get me to BIOS settings. I shut ...
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What could keep Clonezilla from booting on an older laptop?

I'm trying to use Clonezilla to clone a drive on an old Toshiba Sattelite with an Intel Centrino Duo processor. It's booting off of a 256 MB USB drive. It works fine on my desktop, but on the laptop I ...
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Installing Windows 10 on a Mint Linux machine, booting problems

I bought a machine some time back with Windows 10, and did a clean install of Mint Linux. Now I need to reinstall windows, and have downloaded the windows 10 install .iso and created a dvd. However, ...
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M.2 on laptop works after turning off and on many times

I have a problem with 120GB SSD m.2 (This one:LINK) which is from the official Kingspec store on Aliexpress and after i put it in my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y510P SLI) and installed "Windows 10 64-Bit" ...
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Raw Disk VirtualBox Windows 10 Guest in Pop!_OS no bootable medium

I have a laptop with Pop!_OS installed and I don't want to partition or touch that hard drive at all since it is my main work machine. I installed a second hard drive and put Windows 10 on it, so the ...
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PC Stuck at BIOS screen

Yesterday I tried to update the BIOS of my Asus a7v8x-la (Award-Phoenix bios) based motherboard with a custom BIOS build. But the operation was interrupted in the middle, and the PC is now stuck at ...
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Windows only boots from GRUB with certain option

So for a long time I had a dual boot system going with Win10 and a Debian Stretch distro. Everything worked completely fine until I planned on encrypting my Windows partition and therefore took the ...
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Disable secure boot when confirmation code unreadable

I want to disable Secure boot, but my screen is broken and I'm not able to see the first number of BIOS confirmation. The screenshot is from a YouTube video, which is a tutorial of how to disable ...
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grub loaders in /boot/efi/EFI can't boot windows, /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi can, grub installs the one that can't

I'm running ubuntu 18.04 (kubuntu, but who's counting) on a dual-boot system. Its grub menu was always able to boot windows 7, but suddenly, the windows entry in grub no longer works. When I select ...
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Is the “boot menu” a new way to manage “boot order” in UEFI?

I have HP computer where I enter UEFI/BIOS setup by pressing ESC key. The options that appear contain "Boot menu" and also "BIOS setup". I can ofcourse go into BIOS seteup and change the boot order ...
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Samsung NP535 - HDD replaced - Not booting - only Samsung logo

I have a Samsung 535, I replaced the HDD with a new SSD, installed Win10 via USB, after installation finished, a reboot was required, however only Samsung Logo comes up and then it stops. BIOS Fast ...
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on multiboot after ubuntu18.04 install now starts straight windows7

There are 3 linuxes and 1 win7, the last installation (Ubuntu 18.04) has broken the grub boot loader and now starts directly win7. I have used Boot-Repair, and it says "problem solved" but always ...
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Start VirtualBox VM with GUI on Windows 10 system boot after auto-login

I am looking for a script to start a VM in VirtualBox at Windows boot in Windows 10 but have it come up with a full-screen GUI. I just need the script. Everything else is working so please don't ...
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How to setup a Freedos with old Kernel version (2026a) to system

I bought a laptop with Freedos 1.1.26a build (2026a) and I formatted it to Windows 10. Now I want to get it back to Freedos with same version before. A solution on web was saying that formating where ...
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Windows no longer boots up: bcdedit command likely at fault

I was trying to dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu when I ran into a problem: My system would immediately boot up Windows without bringing up the familiar GRUB menu that gives me a list with Windows or ...
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Converting GPT to MBR for 1 partition without losing data from other partitions

Is it possible to convert a single partition from GPT to MBR without losing data from other partitions? I had installed windwos 10 and Ubuntu as dual boot and i wanted to reinstall windows 10 and ...
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Need help analyzing Windows Performance Recorder ETL file to figure out whats causing slow boot on my SSD

My computers boot time suddenly doubled and I'm trying to figure out why. Boot time before was 15-20 seconds but now its 50+ seconds. I ran Windows Performance Recorder and I need help analyzing the ...