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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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CheckSum error, cannot boot

I was watching a video on my Acer Aspire laptop when I accidentally hit it on the left side of screen with my leg, the hit was very minor. But just after the hit the video stuck and started giving a ...
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How to boot from USB on dell latitude win 10 machine?

Bought a new dell machine. I have my old laptop HD in an external SATA to USB case, connected to the USB port. I want to boot from that HD. Attached is the Bios setting of the dell machine. I read ...
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Computer won't turn on, blinks when power button pressed

My computer won't turn on. When I press the power button, the LED lighting at the back flashes, and the fan moves a tiny amount, but it doesn't turn on. It does the same when I release the button. I ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB won't boot on a broken dual-boot PC

I can't boot into my dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 PC because I'm getting an error saying GRUB Error: No such partition, entering rescue mode. I asked how to fix this error on another website and I ...
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Live persistent Kali - a start job is running for live-config contains

I have been trying for hours to figure out why I am unable to live persistent boot kali from my USB. Every time I try to boot, it runs for a little bit, and then gets stopped by the line stating, "a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs on startup after installing nvidia-390

I installed nvidia-390 drivers on my brand new Ubuntu 18.04 installation and now it freezes during the boot screen that appears before the login screen. I solved the problem by entering recovery mode,...
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rEFInd doesn't start Mac OSX

I had rEFInd running fine previously. Then I updated to Mac OSX Mojave beta. After the update, rEFInd was missing. So I just reinstalled it. However, it didn't work. Went back to 10.13.5 fresh ...
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Is it possible to run a bash file at startup before login from launch agent plist?

My script only runs after logging into the user FooUser. I would like to bash file to run before login. I am not sure why it only runs after user login. The plist and path for boot-script.plist: /...
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rEFInd's EFI file removed but computer still boots on

I'm on multiboot (Ubuntu/LUKS, Win7/VeraCrypt, Win7 unencrypted) and I installed rEFind to tinker few boot things I slightly broke. I nearly made my stuff and now I want to remove it (or at least make ...
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Why won't my EliteBook 8460p let me boot from a Windows 10 Install USB but it will let me boot from the same USB with a linux distro?

I have an HP EliteBook 8460p. I am trying to install Windows 10 on it. It will not let me do this and the only clue I have is this error that flashes for a split second. Sorry for the bad quality but ...
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Deleting 2 items from Programs: Dell laptop, Windows 10 after startup message

Everytime I startup my laptop, I get this popup: Deleting 2 items from Programs and it also says: TouchPad Options 1000 bytes I went to CCleaner and, in Tools-> Startup, I stopped the program ...
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Dual boot - which part of the laptop is used

After encountering cumulative issues with a laptop I have used for the first time (GPU run and other up-to-date graphic drivers, MSI GS7RD 63), and trying a dual boot with minimal understanding in OS, ...
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Can I convert a partition from logical to primary on a PC that isn’t booting to Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have the this configuration for my hard drive: Partition 1 has the Windows 10 installation encrypted with BitLocker. Partition 2 was autocreated during OS installation. Partition 3 used to be ...
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Custom PC with ASUS Z87-PRO locked in POST loop

I have built this custom PC with an ASUS Z87-PRO 4 years ago. I have been using it since without much problem. I have upgraded some components over the years like the hard disks without any issue. ...
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Accessing boot menu on unbranded device

So I've been given an android "laptop" to fix. I planned to install Ubuntu (as a dual-boot preferably- though Lubuntu would probably be better in this situation), because the experience it provides ...

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