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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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Stuck at “Verifying DMI Pool Data” After switching HDDs

. Hello, recently my old hard drive died on me (Didn't have any important data luckily) and I got a new WD Caviar Blue 320GB 7200RPM drive. Unfortunately when I plug it and an 8GB USB 2.0 drive into ...
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Asus SW5-012 trying to do dual boot Linux

I have an Asus Aspire SW5-012 and cannot disable secure boot. I get into BIOS just fine. It's 5.0 setup utility. The system BIOS version is V1.13. When I go to the security tab, secure boot mode is ...
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Nothing works to enter BIOS on new Laptop

I picked up the new ASUS TP370QL, and I'm trying to get to the BIOS/Boot menu to boot of a USB drive. However, everything I've tried and seen to try hasn't work. Restarting while holding down/spam ...
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Linux wont boot [on hold]

5.556317] Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e 7.552529] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found 7.552533] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: urite through 39.927998] ata1.00: exception ...
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Can I clone the partition containing the OS to another partition so as to have two OS on separate partitions [on hold]

I have a PC with an OS on two partitions using a bootloader. One has become corrupt and my image is also faulty. I have tried to clone the good OS over to the other partition but windows will not boot....
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How to remove extra option from Boot Manager after removing Ubuntu so that Windows loads directly

I have a Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop with Windows 10 installed. I was attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04 as a dual boot option. I was able to install Ubuntu, but encountered some difficulties in that ...
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Is it possible to boot from an SSD enclosure if I have Windows To Go

Can I boot up from an SSD enclosure using Windows 10 Enterprise (which has Windows To Go) on my laptop? I am planning on using this enclosure for the Samsung 850 EVO SSD.
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VirtualBox: Boots into UEFI Interactive Shell

Found one answer for this issue at: Stuck on UEFI interactive shell with Mac OS X High Sierra VM However, it did not resolve my issue. I'm on a macbook pro running macOS Mojave version: 10.14.2 (...
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How to move EFI from booting primary HDD to internal SSD

I had a machine with Windows 10 on an HDD. I installed a smaller internal SSD and installed Ubuntu 18.04. During the installation process it automatically (with my approval) set up the machine to ...
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How to install Linux on a seperate physical drive while booting through bios boot loader? [on hold]

I'm about to install a 2nd drive on my computer. How can I install linux on the second drive without messing with my windows drive? Ideally I'd like to press F10 which usually brings up a choice of ...
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Laptop boot fails after changing boot settings

I'm afraid I heavily messed up a laptop (Dell Latitude E5570, running Windows 7 Professional). Update: I found a way to start Windows … somehow. I'm not sure if running "Startup Repair" from a Win7 ...
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How do I get rEFInd to find my arch install?

I have a pc with two SSD's and a HDD. The first SSD has windows 10 for gaming. I had ubuntu on the 2nd SSD. I could boot into ubuntu by holding down F12 for boot options and selecting to boot off this ...
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“Operating system not found” after HDD replacement on Dell Inspiron M301Z

We have Dell Inspiron M301Z with faulty HDD (resulting in freezes). There's Windows 7 installed, booting perfectly each time. After we replaced the HDD with a new HDD, we cloned the data. And ...
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Clover Boot EFI file on non-UEFI computer

So I have heard about booting into Clover from a BIOS boot and booting back to the first bootloader but in UEFI mode. Is there any detailed way of how to make such a configuration? I can't seem to ...
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Dell laptop boot up failure after trying to install linux and windows to dual boot

I'm new so I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this kind of question but I hope you can help! (I don't have any computer knowledge) Basically I have a Dell laptop. I bought this laptop with ...

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