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System Boots On The Secondary Monitor On Dual Screens

I've added a secondary monitor to my PC. And I've configured it to be in portrait mode and everything is fine when I'm in windows. But when I restart, the boot screen shows in the portrait monitor. I'...
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What determines the primary display in a dual display desktop setup?

I have two Dell displays connected to the ASUS GTX 980 Strix graphics card: Landscape: Dell UltraSharp U2415 Portrait: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM During boot all info is displayed on the portrait ...
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How to cancel Windows 8 drive repair

Windows detected an error on one of my nonessential drives in my desktop PC. It said it needed to reboot to fix the errors, so I rebooted and it started scanning the drive. However it is taking a very ...
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How to disable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM polling during boot in Linux?

I have a Dell XPS L501X laptop dual-booting Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" (x64) and Windows 7. It has a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L633J DVD drive, which generates a lot of vibrations and noise whenever data is being ...
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No POST screen, No beeps and No display

I have very old motherboard , CPU , power supply. Motherboard : Gigabyte G31M-ES2C CPU : Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 @ 1.8GHz Ram : Transcend 2GB ddr2 800MHz. Power supply : Tech-Com 450Watt....
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Why doesn't Skype want to turn on?

What's the problem with Skype that doesn't want to turn on? So yes, I have installed Skype and when I run it it shows up as normal but at the point that it is logged in the process suddenly disappears....
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Why does disabling ATA fix “run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config” in FreeBSD?

Why did it work? Why did the 5. step solve the problem? What is so special about disabling ATA which removed the run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config error? My ...
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Computer boots up into 'startup repair' after running disk cleanup

I ran the 'disk cleanup' utility in Windows, and it found 80GB of temp files. This was fishy, since my disk is only 128GB and definitely did not have 80GB worth of temp files, but I let it run ...
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Tuxboot vs UNetbootin?

Tuxboot docs: Tuxboot helps you to create a bootable Live USB drive for Clonezilla live, DRBL live, GParted live and Tux2live. It is modified from UNetbootin and runs on both MS Windows and GNU/...
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BSOD, MBR corrupt, tried to fix using Testdisk on Linux dual boot, now nothing works

The short story is I received a BSOD from a Windows program. I then couldn't boot Windows. My system is set up with GRUB to dual boot into CentOS, so I booted into CentOS and attempted to fix the MBR ...
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Does a Windows 7 system volume encryption tool exist that allows remote unlocking via ssh during boot phase?

Does a tool/method exist which allows encrypting a Windows 7 system volume while providing the possibility to remotely unlock it via ssh during the boot phase? Is it even possible with Windows 7 (I ...
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Debian server stops booting with Unknown symbol error

After a reboot my Debian Server don't want to boot anymore. Loding the Kernel Modules nfsd and ext4 fails with the following errors (in dmesg): nfsd: Unknown symbol setattr_prepare (err 0) nfsd: ...
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Windows 10 automatic restore on every reboot, never works

About two weeks ago, my laptop lost power while installing a graphics driver update (in GeForce experience). Since then, every time I boot my computer fails to boot and after a few attempts I get a ...
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Partition issues, Windows 10 not booting

Windows 10 and resizing partitions apparently don't mix. I needed to migrate a partition to a smaller SSD, as outlined in this post, so in an attempt to move my massive documents folder to a place ...

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