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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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Booting issues and motherboard header trouble after switching tower case

I recently bought a full-size tower case for my computer because the extensive modifications I have made will no longer allow the side panel of the original case to close. After moving the components ...
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What are the pros of Secure Boot, if there is UEFI lock?

As far as I know, enabled Secure Boot feature in UEFI stores signed keys in NVRAM for OSs' kernel images to check it's corruptness on boot level. But nothing prevents me to boot the Setup Menu and ...
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How to boot from a Linux USB live boot with persistence?

I've tried to re-phrase my question. Hope it reads better. I have an Acer S13 with a bad hard drive I am not yet ready to replace. Neither am I ready to disassemble the laptop to unplug the hard ...
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Ongoing BIOS and boot issues

I am having some ongoing issues with booting my computer which came out of nowhere about a month ago. I had not made any modifications to the motherboard, wiring, or any other devices. My motherboard ...
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Can't boot from USB, and can't open OS, any suggestion how to install linux on this computer? [on hold]

I have an old computer that does not load from USB for some reason, the bios does not detect the USB drive in the boot menu and the OS (windows 7) does not open up. I'm trying to install linux lite on ...
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Move Windows 7 partition from Hard drive with linux (dual boot) to another new hard drive

I have got a computer with a single hard drive that has Linux (Lubuntu) and Windows 7 in it. The hard drive boots well with grub. The windows 7 partition run out of space, and I would like to move to ...
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Black stains on Motherboard and USB port issue [on hold]

My laptop is Lenovo Yoga3 - 14. Recently, I noticed that one USB port does not work on the right side. Then, my laptop completely stops working. I try many things on that and also showed that to a ...
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Asus T100t Transformers that will not boot up

I own a couple Asus T100t Transformers that will no longer start. Ive replaced batteries, tried other tricks found on various forums, Such as holding the power & home buttons down together. Also ...
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Windows 8.1 - slow boot, long session init

My laptop usually starts for 30 seconds. But in the last two months something happened. Now it boots always for 120 seconds. I looked into Event viewer and I found that the first slow boot was in 11th ...
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Windows 7 hangs on shutdown and never shuts down. Safe mode it shuts down [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 home machine that is having issues shutting down. It doesn't unless I hold the power button. It will sometimes display configuring Windows please don't shut down, and sometimes it ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 10 on source HDD or target SSD

A bit about my laptop. It is a Dell 5577, and it has three OSes on it. 2 Ubuntu, and Windows 10. Windows is on sda1. Boot mode is UEFI. I'm going to mention the things I did before I created this ...
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Dual boot (Mac/Linux) MacBook broken after creating a new partition

My MacBook won't boot to macOS anymore, only on Linux (Ubuntu). Even restarting with pressing alt doesn't show the macOS disk option anymore. Here is what happened: I set up a dual boot High Siera / ...
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I messed up my bcdedit and now I can't boot into Windows 10

I created a partition to install Ubuntu onto, and the installation was successful. However, when I restarted, my computer went into Windows 10 immediately. I tried messing around with the bcdedit ...
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Chrome starts running in background after startup

Run chrome in backgroud: unchecked/disabled task scheduler: no process at all (not even google update tasks) msconfig: checked, there is no active item related to google. extensions: disabled but ...
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Easiest way to reinstall Notebooks with windows 10 from a bootable USB Stick [on hold]

I have to reinstall a lot of notebooks from time to time with windows 10 and a certain user and some programs. There must be a way to create a bootable linux usb Stick that asks for a security ...

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