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iBook PPC fails to load HDD and most CDs and DVDs. What can I do to revive this iBook?

I have an old iBook that is having problems to load things. I want to revive the iBook and make it usable for some tasks and years. Most times the OS from HDD boots ends on a blue screen without text/...
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Cant boot from ubuntu install media

I have a Surface Pro 7, currently running Windows 11 and want to install Ubuntu as a second OS. I can not get the install media, which I created using rufus on Windows 11, to boot. With the same ...
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grub rescue unknown filesystem

i am dual booting Win11 and artix linux(or trying to do so..) i have celan installed win 11, shrunk volume of drive, and w rufus created USB to install artix with after restart n selecting USB i just ...
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What path to write a Windows ISO to create a bootable thumb drive?

Was looking to use PXE, but now just directly downloading the Windows 10 ISO as: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ ll /media/nicholas/ total 18 drwxr-x---+ 5 root root 5 Feb 19 18:23 ....
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Where to download a Microsoft PXE image?

When I look for a Microsoft PXE image to download I can only find different tools which will build a PXE image. Is it still possible to simply download a Microsoft PXE image directly? Looking to make ...
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Installing Windows 11 with UEFI Firmware and ISO flashed with `dd`

I have a machine with UEFI firmware [Asus UEFI firmware version 3202] that previously ran Windows, later Ubuntu, that I now plan to install Windows 11 on, but the Windows 11 install media will not ...
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Boot loop and BSOD after attempting to reinstall Windows 11 on a brand new computer

Today I unboxed my new Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16ARX8H 82WSCTO1WW with RTX 4090. Together with it I bought a WD BLACK SN850X 2TB SSD. The evening went as follows: Opened up the laptop and installed the ...
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Create Bootable windows 7 ISO from Windows 7 Installation for use in Windows 11 Virtual Machine

My windows 7 laptop had a motherboard issue but the removed HDD is still good. I want to create a bootable ISO-image of the windows-7 installation on this now external HDD that I can connect via USB ...
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Is possible update ventoy through Linux when it was installed from the beginning through Windows 10?

To load an .iso image through the boot process through a pendrive (or usb flash drive) is very useful Ventoy I want to know if is possible, and mostly safe, accomplish the following scenario Is ...
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Still unable to install Windows 11 from boot USB flash drive. A media driver is missing

I have a new build (specs below) which is currently running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. motherboard: GIGABYTE B760M AORUS ELITE AX (manual) GPU: ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Challenger D CPU: Intel Core i7-...
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Rufus “Windows To Go” fails to boot and shows errors [closed]

I made tiny11 installation on my Kingston 64GB USB flash drive. It was working for few days, but now sometimes it fails to boot and when it boots running programs I'm getting missing DLL errors. Is my ...
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Windows does not come back into hibernation after booting to another Windows

I have Windows 11 installed on a partition of my computer. I also have Windows 11 and Ubuntu installed on a USB drive. Sometimes I will put the Windows 11 on the computer to hibernation then boot up ...
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Why is a bootable USB not detected during boot? (Installed: Parrot OS, USB: Ultramarine Linux)

I created a bootable USB using rufus4.3 (build 2090) for Ultramarine Linux 38. It is not being detected during startup, and I directly see the grub menu for the installed OS (Parrot 5.3). (Similar ...
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Is there any residual data from booting from a USB?

I've been getting ready to boot from a Kali Linux Live Boot USB. Is there any way my privacy can be compromised after I remove the USB by going through logs or otherwise hidden data? If so, is there a ...
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Installing "bootable USB" programs (Gparted, Clonezilla, Memtest, etc.) to internal drive partitions - Bad idea?

Is there any reason why it might be a bad idea to take programs that are typically installed as bootable USB drives and instead create an appropriately sized partition for each of them on the internal ...
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UEFI in asus H110 motherboard not work

I have created a bootable GPT and UEFI flash drive. but when I connect it to the system a screen appear that the BIOS configuration is not UEFI, it is legacy, but I set the motherboard configuration ...
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Multi-partition USB drive

Is it possible to with any linux or windows software partition a USB drive and be able to while maintaining the data stored on one partition, overwrite another with something like an iso? Could i then ...
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Windows 10 install from USB stuck on blank blue screen

I was having winload.efi error 0xc0000225, so I tried to install Windows 10 (again) to my computer but during the boot, it is stuck like this video, where it does not show anything, just the Windows ...
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Windows non-bootable repair, Installation USB not working

Overall Problem & Context: My work laptop broke yesterday with no obvious cause. Symptoms were it would only boot to MSI Click Bios (its an MSI laptop) repeatedly. The OS was Windows 11. I've ...
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Rufus doesn't support HDAT2

I want to install HDAT2 and create a bootable pendrive using Rufus. However, I always receive a message saying: 'This ISO image is either not bootable, or uses a compression or boot method not ...
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If I remove SSD from laptop and put it in external enclosure, can I boot same laptop from it and access files?

My laptop (Thinkpad P51s) is no longer seeing its NMVe SSD (apparently some connector issue). I'm planning to use an external enclosure to retrieve my data, but I'm wondering whether it's possible to ...
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Windows 11 BSOD after installing Visual Studio - have bootable drive settings been changed somehow?

I installed Visual Studio from Microsoft via this link. I was wanting to install qView (minimalist image viewer), and it requires Visual Studio, so I thought I would make sure that I have the latest ...
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Making recovery media ISO bootable on USB flash drive

I am trying to "burn" the ISO recovery media file from Paragon Hard Disk Manager to a USB flash drive, but balena Etcher warns: The image does not appear to contain a partition table, and ...
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Hard disk cloning tool on Tru64 unix [closed]

I have hp compaq ds15 server running Tru64 unix 5.1B with two scsi hard disks, I want to get a tool that clones the entire hard disk to another new one. Does anyone tried it before???
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Cannot enable Secure boot on Gigabyte H61M-DS2

Trying to help a friend do a fresh install of Windows, but the bootable USB isn't even listed in the BIOS. I realized that Secure Boot is currently disabled, and assume this is the issue. However ...
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Installing windows 11 fails, "A media driver your computer needs is missing" error

I've been trying to install win11 on my MSI Pulse laptop, but whenever I boot from USB it gives me error "A media driver your computer needs is missing". I found out so far that INTEL VMD/...
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recreated iso from files/folders of an extracted bootable iso but it is not bootable

I have a bootable iso file of a disk imaging software. I have tested this and it boots without a problem from my multiboot ventoy flash drive both in UEFI and MBR modes. I checked that it shows as ...
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Does Ubuntu have a “boot override” function like in the Win10 recovery options?

Windows 10 has a function to boot from a USB Flash Drive after restart using some kind of "boot override" function, which probably bypasses the usual boot order in the BIOS. Can I find ...
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My internal hard drive only appears in the windows operating system

Does anyone have an idea why my disk only appears in windows. I have tried to install kali linux, wifislax, chrome flux and many other systems, but the problem is that the internal disk of the device ...
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We can't make bootable macOS Mavericks bootable USB flash drives anymore?

I've been using macOS Mavericks (10.9.5) for years and have done quite a few times of re-installing using bootable USB flash drive, made by using the terminal commands. However today I tried to create ...
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What would the best practice be for installing any OS onto an external drive that could boot and run or install for use on a Lenovo Thinkcentre m82?

I first got the desktop from the scrap bin at my old job, it had no ram or internal hard drive. Just got the ram sticks in mail and now it goes to the recovery menu. I have a win 10 and a win8.1 ...
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Can I export bootable USB disks to ISO images?

I have several bootable USB flash drives lying around - some of them have Linux distros on them and others are Windows recovery drives. The thing is that the number of flash drives for these purposes ...
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How to create a backup for a bootable usb

I have a good usb I use to test and run linux distros. My problem is that I can only ever install one at a time and if i want to test another one I need to delete everything I have. So I tried to find ...
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Is disabling secureboot that bad?

I want to sometimes use Linux, sometimes windows. I found out that, Puppy Linux is small, I can install it on a USB. But the problem is, if I click on my USB in the boot menu, I have to disable secure ...
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Cannot create bootable USB with Windows

I have a bootable USB drive that I created using dd with Windows 10 downloaded from official Microsoft website and everytime I configure the drive in BIOS as the bootable drive I get an error An ...
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Non-bootable legacy Windows usb pendrive

I am trying to get some vintage laboratory equipment to work. Unfortunately out of my control; the laboratory equipment has software that is written for old Microsoft OS, like Windows XP. The software ...
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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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Bootable USB doesn't show up when used normally in windows

I have a bootable USB with Gentoo Linux on it. My PC regularly uses windows. When I try to plug in my bootable USB to Windows like a normal USB, it doesn't show up in the files. It makes the normal ...
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Windows 10 version 1703 fails to install but recent versions install correctly on a laptop. Using rufus and a bootable usb

So, I have a lenovo y530 laptop. I use rufus to download windows 10 iso and do a clean install with bootable usb. I can successfully install recent windows versions like from 1909. If I try to install ...
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HP Elitedesk // USB // File System Not Found (3F0)

Hope you are doing fine. I am having this issue where SOMETIMES my EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini does not detect my USB Drive where I have my system installed. This causes me some trouble because I have to ...
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How to indicate to Ventoy (Bootable USB) to ignore some content in the pen drive?

For some laptops where do not exist the CD-ROM, for boot purposes can be used Ventoy A New Bootable USB Solution - sadly so far is mandatory apply just only once time a formatting process to the pen ...
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What determines the X:\Sources content of Windows Setup Command?

I wanted to modify the default bootable Windows 11 installation media by adding new file in the sources folder. I know how to do it (I have the "patched" ISO file already that boots ...
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How to burn a .bin image to a USB flash drive in Windows 7?

I’m running Windows 7 and have a .bin file that I need to burn to a USB flash drive. It’s the Chromebook recovery image for my HP Chromebook 14-q063cl. So, as far as i know, the dd command isn't ...
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Issues trying to boot Hirens BootCD on a HP with TPM and Bitlocker enabled

I am trying to boot Hirens BootCD on a HP with TPM and Bitlocker enabled. The boot will freeze after initializing the boot process. Secure boot is disabled. Neither secure boot nor without secure boot ...
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Reboot and Select proper Boot device despite correct boot order

I am trying to reinstall Windows 10 on an Asus R503C. I have created a bootable usb drive on my linux machine by mounting the .iso on the usb with sudo mount -o loop ~/win10.iso ~/myUsb. Now, ...
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Windows 10 Installation Setup Not Starting After USB Boot

The Problem: After booting from a USB device with correct BIOS configurations, the Windows 10 (with Microsoft's official tool) or OEM logo (with all other methods) will only show for a few seconds. ...
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Laptop doesn't detect USB Bootable

I'm trying to fix my laptop because the EFI partition went missing suddenly. And I bought a USB Drive to boot to installation mode, but when I inserted the USB it doesn't work. I tried inserting it ...
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Get menu.c32 error when installing esxi

When booting esxi on USB via rufus, I get a menu.c32 error, as far as I know, to fix this error, you have to select the yes option. But after this, I will encounter connection errors and failed ...
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Is it possible to create bootable USB stick by copying unpacked files?

What if instead of using special soft like Unetbootin or Rufus do the following way. Unpack Iso, then select and copy files to the stick via file manager. Will such stick be bootable? If so then what ...
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Can files on bootable USB stick be overwritten with no reformatting?

Let's say I'll create a bootable USB stick. Can a system on HDD modify, add or delete files on boot able stick without reformatting? If so, will use of SD card with USB adapter be good idea, as they ...
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