Questions tagged [operating-systems]

The software layer between your hardware and application programs. It manages program scheduling, memory allocation, interrupt handling, disk input/output, graphic acceleration, hosting device drivers and various other resources.

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Fix Oppo phone with broken operating system [closed]

A few weeks ago my Oppo A91 phone just randomly died - no external influences, just one minute it worked perfectly fine and the next it rebooted by itself and got stuck in the recovery mode. It didn't ...
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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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How do I completely reset a laptop, changing the main drive in the process?

I have a used laptop, and I wanting to do a factory reset, but also change the main drive. The main drive right now is C:, with 256GB, and the one I want to switch to is D: with 1TB. How do I reset ...
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Is it possible successfully to downgrade HP Pavilion 14-dv2003nl from Windows 11 to Windows 10?

I am buying the notebook HP Pavilion 14-dv2003nl who's operating system is Windows 11 Home. I work with STM32CubeIde and it doesn't support Windows 11,therefore I must downgrade this laptop to Windows ...
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Once VirtualBOX DHCP is running windows is running smoother

My problem is that once I run virtualbox DHCP exe file, windows is running smoother. I have windows 11. I noticed that when I try to open file explorer and use the mouse drag to select files and ...
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Does OS file stored in harddisk / SSD is machine code?

I curious how os work and I have a question. OS file in harddisk when it loaded to RAM , that file is machine code right ? it will can execute without compiler or assembler ? (This is why I asked this ...
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Boot from Storage Spaces Virtual Disk

I have azure VM with windows 2022 data-center. I am trying to boot from storage space virtual disk which as 2 disks in storage pools
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Which program runs first? Is it Boot Loader or Boot Manager?

I have read many articles regarding Boot Loader and Boot Manager over the internet. From that knowledge, what I conclude is: Boot Manager is a program which basically decides what operating system is ...
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how do I issue Stop + A command via a putty telnet session for a solaris unix sparcstation (Solaris OS version 4.0)

I am struggling to issue a Stop + A command sequence on a Solaris Sun OS Sparcstation remotely. The ultimate goal is to be able to reboot the host machine without using shutdown or reboot commands. ...
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can I reprot my own fake name of OS I am using with Mozilla FireFox?

My bank with IB stops supporting Windows 8. I'm using it along with Mozilla FF. How can I send my own version of OS (say Windows 10) so that I can continue using Internet Banking ?
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Valid Configuration? One SSD for multiple OS (Windows 11, ArchLinux), and another for data?

I know in the era of SSDs the speed benefits of having a separate OS drive aren't there. But I've also heard that having a separate drive for OS files makes reinstallations much easier. I don't have ...
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Is it possible to re-install a particular OS out of multi-boot operating systems?

Background: I am having 1 Tb hard disk and 1 Tb SSD.Having 4 operating systems installed (multi-boot) on them ( 2 Ubuntu and 2 Windows ). Out of 2 Ubuntu, one is on hard disk and one is on the SSD. ...
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How do I read/write to this storage media?

I am using a card reader to connect the USB storage media, and I am sure that it works and has data on it. The media came with a retro-gaming device, it has old MAME games, etc. on it. But Mac tells ...
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Why Would Windows 10 Task Manager's Details Show Some Processes' Operating System Context As An Older Version?

I have a Windows 10 Machine, but as I was looking at the Task Manager's Details tab, I saw the corresponding "Operating System Context" entry of some processes show an older OS version. The ...
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PC games lag, but nothing else does

Recently about 2 weeks ago my PC shut down and refused to come back on due to a system32 config error. I fixed this by reinstalling the operating system through a flash drive. I got a good connection ...
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What causes those ACPI errors in Linux (and how to fix them)?

I installed Linux Mint 21 on my HP laptop. I got some errors I don't know how to solve. The first 2 days after installation, I had the following errors: This is the error I was getting after I boot ...
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Why does a computer slow down when left running for a long time without restarting?

I am currently using Windows and see that I need to reboot my PC time to time, without which it feels slow. That is if I keep running it for 4 - 8 hours without restarting, it'll start to slow down ...
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the size of icon in the Dock looks so small

Is there anyone getting a similar issue like this? It happened from Big sur to Ventura now. I have tried: restarting, re-install Macos, erasing everything and re-install, talk with Apple technique so ...
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Does CrOS have an equivalent to Window's Task Manager/Process Explorer, in the context of hung system remediation?

So in Windows, when the system starts to hang and say, .e.g., folders are stuck in unresponsive state. We can invoke Task Manager/Process Explorer directly via shortcut input Alt+Ctrl+Del, kill ...
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Change tty/pts ssh session between Unix client & server

Hello everybody i ask if is possible switch between /dev/pts/1 and dev/tty/1. I work in env where the connection is bad. If loss ssh connection i need to restore ssh's session in the same state that ...
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Ssd usage shows 100 percent for 0.1 Mb/s

I have searched this question a lot but all were saying, need to upgrade to ssd. But I have m.2 ssd and I have that problem, I also have two hdd connected to sata, primary os is in ssd. 100 disk ...
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Laptop Lags for Few Seconds After Startup

Following are the specifications of my laptop: Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics 3.20 GHz Installed RAM: 16.0 GB (15.3 GB usable) System type: 64-bit operating system,...
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Why does Windows 10 list "Windows_NT" as OS?

When inspecting the Environment System Variables I noticed that the Environment Variable "OS" is set to "Windows_NT". To my knowledge the Windows NT operating system was released ...
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Moving OSs from 1TB to 2TB

I have a 1TB nvme drive with windows and linux installed. The partitions look like this: partitions Now I would like to move both these operating systems to a 2TB nvme. How do I do this without ...
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How to extract only Message from the system eventvwr

I am trying to extract only the Message from the system eventvwr for a specific ID, but when i try using the below command i am getting the entire mesaage which is very long to print or send over mail....
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are page tables under utilized in x86 systems

I was recently looking at the page table architecture in x86 and x86-32 machines. x86-32 paging architecture: x86-64 paging architecture: In x86 for example, we use 10 bits as offset into the page ...
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How to restore system image backup on windows 10?

I made a backup of the system image for Windows. The C: drive was backed up to the D: drive in a folder named WindowsImageBackup. This folder has the following structure WindowsImageBackup> -...
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On a hard realtime OS, what happens if a process takes too long? Would programs just crash or something else?

I've read that a realtime scheduler won't wait on a process to complete certain tasks if they take too long in order to maintain realtime capability. The way I understand it is an OS will wait on ...
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Can’t shrink volume because it shows that volume may be corrupted

I am running Windows 11 the SSD with an issue is a Kingston SNVS5500G. I already have tried running chkdsk /f and chkdsk /r, Sfc /scannow, DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and nothing got ...
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SSD works but can't install OS

For the past 6 years I had 3 SSDs, at some point they started acting up, Windows doesn't start, chkdsk /f /r /b prints some problem and I can't fix them. I can use them to save files but neither ...
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Install Multiple OS on USB Drive

I would like to install multiple OS on USB Drive with as less partitions as possible. One way I thought of doing that is via Ventoy. I haven't tested this approach but it goes like this. Install OS ...
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Is there something that would allow a Windows application source code to be recompiled to Linux? [closed]

Think WINE but recompilation. Think Cygwin but the other way around. If not, what are the challenges getting in the way? Edit: I'm looking for something that works like WINE but can get me better ...
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Can Windows (or some other OS) Detect that some other OS was running between reboots?

Let us say we have a Dual Boot Machine. Or we have a Linux LiveCD in the CD Drive. We are running Windows & select reboot or Hibernate. The Machine exits the OS and goes back to the Booting ...
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Disconnect network folder

When I try to view a network folder from a different machine, say \\xyz\Documents and the current user on my machine does not exist on xyz, I get a prompt to login as a known user to xyz. When I've ...
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Two Windows 11 systems in dual boot setup: when switching between two, I need to reset my router

I have a dual-boot PC setup with two instances of Windows 11 Pro on separate SSDs. Whenever I switch between OS's (for games/surfing and software development, respectively) I always am informed by ...
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Why do I have so many folders called 'Library'?

I don't know if this is the same in Linux, but I'm running MacOS and I did a little bit of exploring in my terminal. There's a folder called "Library" in the root folder (/), another one in ...
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Difference container and user profile

EDIT: I want to create a "portable user profile" or "portable set of gui apps with their custom files and settings". I don't understand the difference between having a separate ...
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Why are there 2 wifi.log reports on console in Mac

So today while I was checking my console log.reports today, I saw there there are two Wifi logs, one is the general one which is the Wifi.log and the other is a new one called Wifi.07.05.6:34.log. ...
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR results in deleted folders and dysfunctional apps

Basically I was confronted two times with WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR which resulted once in missing folders in particular spaces in my Desktop(can't recall to have deleted them in a random fashion ...
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How do you download a list of 300 files from a server (Anonfiles specifically)

I have a huge list of files, more than 300 but I was giving an estimate. I have them like this: https://anonfiles.com/1.mp4 https://anonfiles.com/2.mp4 https://anonfiles.com/3.mp4 https://anonfiles....
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How or where can I find different language translations for Mac OS system messages?

I work with a WebRTC video calling application and I need to handle scenarios such as where a user has blocked screen-recording permission and is attempting to screen-share in the video. As this is a ...
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How can I fix this “The following signatures were invalid…” error in Kali Linux?

┌──(kali㉿kali)-[~] └─$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for kali: Hit:1 http://kali.download/kali kali-rolling InRelease Get:2 http://deb.i2p2.no unstable InRelease [19.7 kB] Err:2 http://...
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How can i fix connection timed out on kali linux?

┌──(kali㉿kali)-[~] └─$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for kali: Get:1 http://deb.i2p2.no unstable InRelease [19.7 kB] Ign:2 http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling InRelease ...
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Calculate reading time of a highly fragmented file (random read) from HDD

Having hdd specifications: Manufacturer Toshiba Disk Family MQ-01ABD100 Features Silent Seek technology, shock sensor, Silent HDD, Advanced Format technology, S.M.A.R.T. Bytes per ...
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Flickering screen on hp elite book 830 g6

i am experiencing screen flickering even after updating my graphics card Intel UHD 620 i tried running my laptop with windows 10-11, Ubuntu but the problem still persist. but when i change the ...
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How is a processing core told to execute something else?

I have some questions about scheduling/multitasking in computer operating systems. If the details are platform-specific, I'm talking about Linux running on x86. I understand that the scheduler is the ...
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install ubuntu windows and Chrome operating system together

Can you install 3 operating systems on one desktop hard drive I wish to install Ubuntu, Windows 8 and Chrome OS can someone help me with that please
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Fake SSD or Original?

I bought an Apacer SSD 1 TB, but the serial on the sticker is not the same as in Windows 10. The serial on the sticker: 142207400083 (Apacer site says that is a valid serial) The Windows serial: ...
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How to understand `operating system packet filtering layer`?

When I read this document #kube-proxy: kube-proxy uses the operating system packet filtering layer if there is one and it's available. Otherwise, kube-proxy forwards the traffic itself. so, what's ...
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Is a bootloader device specific?

I was wondering if a bootloader was specific to the device you are booting on? For exemple if a usb bootloader to install windows is exactly the same as a cd bootloader to install windows or if it is ...
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