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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Can't create a dedicated BCD entry for recovery (WinRE.wim). What am I doing wrong?

I'm trying to create a manually created Windows Recovery BCD entry. In other words, having WinRE.wim based Recovery as a separate entry in the Operating Systems list, not just as an advanced option to ...
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Boot from USB device

I'm trying to boot from a USB-Stick. The legacy support of USB Mass Storage is enabled, but the devices are not listed in the bios under "*** USB Mass Storage Device Boot Setting ***" Image: ...
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Linux Mint - unable to boot from Live USB

I made a multi boot usb using Xboot. I've added Linux Mint and some Windows PE's. Bootloader is using syslinux. Usb drive boots, menu appears, with Windows iso's there is no issue. But at Linux Mint, ...
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Kali Linux Boot error pcieport… ( After boot only shows an static “_”)

I tried installing Kali on my pc recently (a few times by now ) but it just dosnt work. I tried it on my laptop and it works perfecly fine. I never get past the loading screen or at least not how ...
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How to extract system specific data from UEFI BIOS? (MAC address, SN, UUID, MSDM key, etc.)

I’ve been looking and asking about this in forums and all around the Internet. My laptop is dead. It’s stuck in a boot loop after changing boot settings and now I can’t use it. Asking around, I found ...
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BIOS - randomly can't detect the HD boot

I have P4 IBM ThinkCentre (from 2004) and the BIOS detects the IDE HD. But sometimes boot in the WD caviar3200 is not detected. However other times boot is detected and WindowsXP works fine for hours ...
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UEFIdual boot doesn't want to launch windows

I'm trying to setup a dual boot on a fresh MSI computer with Win10 and Linux Mint. The computeur came without an OS but still some EFI partition that booted on a shell. I've installed both System and ...
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BIOS boot priority lists not showing up

I have a laptop running elementary OS for a month now. Currently, I have to install Windows for an app and my system is pretty low-end so I can't use Virtual Machine I want to install Windows from ...
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Kali linux no video after logo

After installing Kali and grub on a new drive, my machine boots into GRUB and goes into Kali. The Kali logo and animation is made, which then goes to black and in the top left a message reads “Kali ...
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Sometimes my laptop boots straight to BIOS

I have a ASUS TUF fx505-dt laptop running Windows 10 with an Intel SSD as the boot drive (and the only drive). Sometimes when I boot my laptop, I am led straight to the BIOS where I see this screen. ...
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Making a Folder to Auto Open When Running an Application on Windows

I post a new question since my last post lacks details. I am running Windows 10 Professional on my PC. I created a custom windows application on Visual Studio 2017. I need Windows to open up a certain ...
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Tried to dual-boot ubuntu and win10, got RST error, switched to AHCI and now windows won't boot

I decided to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04.1 (UEFI, Dell Inspiron 3583), and got myself a USB flash drive to do so. Shortly into the install, I got an error about RST needing to be changed to ...
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linux and windows 10 having issues in dual booting

I've installed pop os alongside my windows 10, but now I have a problem I have to choose which partition has to boot in my boot settings, no dual boot menu at all. This is how I installed the pop os : ...
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After BSOD on Windows 10, PC still boots without any graphics output (including during POST/BIOS)

After a BSOD with VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR stop code, my PC refuses to output anything on any video ports, including mobo and GPU ports. Here's what I've done to troubleshoot, in order: Restart/...
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Desktop won't boot to Windows 10 (including safe mode & recovery media USB) but will boot to Ubuntu

My desktop (all AMD parts) fails to boot to Windows 10 normally, safe mode, or using Microsoft's media creation tool on a USB. In all case, the Windows logo will pop up and the loading circle will ...
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Accidentally set C: as active partition: Windows won't boot - live USB system won't boot - suddenly CPU overtemperature error?

I just accidentally set the system partition C:\ as active in Windows 7's disk management, trying to get this absolutely useless Windows backup & restore program to work. Now I can no longer boot: ...
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One of Windows installations on the disk fails to boot

I have two Windows 10 installations on the same GPT disk; today, one of these installations stopped booting while another one works without problems. The booting process gets to the stage where it ...
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Boot options doesn't contain second partition of a usb

I want to create two partitions on my USB memory and I also want to make the second one be bootable with an ISO file of an ubuntu image. By using fdisk, first I created a DOS partition table, then I ...
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Can I shuffle my drive letters while changing boot sequence?

I'm running Windows 10 v2004. I just installed a new M.2 SSD drive (F) that is faster and larger than the drive my C drive is on. I have cloned C onto F (using Macrium Reflect Free) because I want to ...
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Setting up MD RAID1 pre-boot partitions on Fedora

Fedora or Fedora/Windows dual-boot Thinkpad T590 with a 1TB SSD hard drive and 40GiB RAM. I want the Linux partitions (/boot, /, swap, and /home) to be MD RAID1 (degraded, single-volume, I know). ...
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how to repair windows 10 installation that I can't boot into using another installation on another partition

I have an installation of windows 10 on c: and another on d:. I'm unable to boot into the one on d: and would like to recover it with apps and stuff so I can forego the hassle of reinstalling apps, ...
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Rufus accidently used on a hard disk, now a whole raid box has been wiped

This is possibly a question for Akeo, the author of Rufus. My problem is that I was using Rufus to format a USB drive, and I did something wrong. Now a whole ICY BOX RAID box (configured as RAID 5 ...
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Two Windows options show up in the Boot options

I had Windows 10 on a different hard drive. So I installed Windows 10 in my main hard drive which previously didn't have windows. then I wiped the previous hard drive. After that, Windows on my main ...
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New PC doesn't boot into any OS from any source after windows update (pls help)

I built my first PC two days ago, hooked it up to a monitor, plugged a usb with Windows installation media, installed Windows Enterprise LTSC (i use it on my laptop and love it), and started updating ...
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Macbook Air 2017 not Booting past loading screen anymore

long time reader, first time poster. It gets stuck on the loading screen while booting. There are a lot of errors that show up in verbose mode, usually with a format of: shared_region [a lot of text ...
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Computer Scan and Repair at Start up? [closed]

I have not forced shutdown and everything was fine at my last shutdown at night. The battery did not discharge all the way and everything seemed normal. Why did this happen when I started up today, ...
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Windows-7 USB installer: “Windows Failed To Start” error

A UEFI Windows-7 installer USB stick was configured via per Rufus instructions: The UEFI-only Dell firmware recognizes the Windows 7 install USB and returns an error: What are the steps to diagnose /...
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Grub file: error file /boot/grub/x86_64-efi/tar.mod' not found

My system have dual boot of windows 8.1 and ubuntu. I tried to reinstall windows 8.1 using bootable usb but when I identified partition and delete it (system) windows was got stuck. I tried to restart ...
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How to enter bios in a notebook that has a broken internal keyboard and doesn't accepet a usb keyboard (for the bios)?

i want to know if there is any way to access bios in my computer, i use an ASUS x555 and my OS is an Ubuntu 20. I know that F2 is the key to press to access bios in this computer, but the keybord of ...
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Lenovo laptop beep (2+3) and cannot even turn off

I have a Lenovo P70 (4 years) that has on occasion failed to start when trying to restart. I have two OS on it, one ubuntu 18.04 (default OS) and one Win10. Today, when I turned up my laptop it showed ...
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How do I switch my boot partition to a system partition

I have installed Windows 10 on an SSD drive but for some reason the boot partition was on another drive and now when I try to remove that other drive from the computer as expected the system won't ...
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Boothole black screen CentOS8 update. A solution: [closed]

Donkeyhole issue on Centos 8. UEFI blank screen on reboot after applying a 'dnf update'.
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Restore Windows Boot Manager with incomplete C:\Windows\Boot folder

Some time ago I installed a larger Windows update, I guess also using an external flash medium to have enough space. Since it took some time, I left it running over the night. I think the next morning ...
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Computer emits long continuos beep on startup, but still boots

A computer starts up, but during boot it emits long high-pitched continuous sound; Meanwhile booting runs completely fine, and when Windows starts the sound stops and computer works fine. I have ...
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0xc00000e9 Windows Error and dual boot - can bootrepair, grub or Linux fdisk repair this?

I get a 0xc00000e9 error when I try to boot Windows 10 of my dual boot system. See picture below. I read many posts on this error, but they all feature Windows-based solutions - using a Win 10 install ...
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USB boot not working

I tried to boot from a USB stick but everytime I click in the boot manager the USB stick it just restarts and goes back to Windows. I tried to change it to Legacy and UFEI with secure boot both ...
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Windows 10 factory reset leads to GRUB command prompt

I had a dual-boot set up on my laptop, decided to sell it, and wanted to keep just Windows 10 so I deleted the Ubuntu partitions using Disk Management in Windows, allocating the freed volume to the ...
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Error: no such partition - when starting up my laptop

When I start my laptop (dual boot, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20), I am getting a black screen that says "Error: no such partition. Press any key to continue". When I press the key, I am directed ...
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rEFInd not working properly in a new arch Linux installation

I want to install rEFInd instead of GRUB in a new arch linux installation. To do so I have followed the steps in the wiki: First install rEFInd: pacman -S refind Then run refind-install There is ...
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Macbook, Can't boot from USB because has no administrator in startup utility

When I was going to ReInstall a fresh copy of Catalina MacOS on my Macbook pro 2019, unfortunately I deleted all partitions instead of erasing them. As my internet connection is so unstable as much as ...
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PC not booting even after changing the motherboard and processor

3 months ago, I accidentally bent my CPU socket pins as I was foolishly cleaning the mobo (socket 1155 Motherboard). Then after researching, I tried to correct the pins but no luck. I put all the ...
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Can I access Windows OS from my now-secondary storage?

I had Windows on the primary HDD storage of my laptop, which I dual-booted with Ubuntu and now I had two OS on that HDD. Recently I bought an SSD, made it my primary storage, and installed Ubuntu on ...
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Possible Hard Disk failure

I have a dual-boot laptop with Windows 10 on /dev/sda1 and Ubuntu on /dev/sda6; recently, Windows will boot properly, but Ubuntu will not, saying the filesystem encountered errors and prompted me to ...
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Windows 10 Setup Problems

Just built my first gaming PC and I'm trying to install windows 10 on my 500 gb m.2 drive, but I'm running into some issues. When I am told to select the driver to install, I select the largest ...
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How to add UEFI boot entry for a removable drive that persists between devices?

I use two UEFI utilities on a regular basis and would like to boot them from the same USB. How can I get multiple entries in the boot menu for the same USB? I'm avoiding using a middleman like a ...
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Used diskpart to convert format, infinite boot menu

I tried installing Windows on a Lenovo IdeaPad 3 that I just bought (from a USB stick). It told me that I can't install Windows on GBT format, so I had to format the disk. I followed these ...
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Is it possible to FIX the %AppData%/Roaming after moving it to different location

I moved %AppData%\Roaming\ to a different drive and realized afterward that Windows somehow lost access to %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\ (couldn't read and write), so I lost startup items and many ...
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Partition table erased after installing linux [duplicate]

I had my PC with Windows 7 installed and i needed to do something only possible with linux, so I tried using a VM but it didnt work. I got an Ubuntu 12 (32bit) installation USB and booted it; when I ...
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Will the boot time decrease if /boot/ is put in an SSD?

We have an option to create separate partitions for /boot, /home and root when installing Linux. So if I create a separate /boot partition on a SSD and create a root partition on a HDD, will the boot ...
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Computer Rebooting Constantly on Attempt to Download Windows 10

I'm trying to make a new computer using used parts. The motherboard and CPU were working and transferred successfully. The 2 HHDs used were cleaned through another computer by formatting it in Windows ...

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