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System boots on the secondary monitor with dual screens

I've added a second 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've ...
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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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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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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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BitLocker recovery key required after dual-booting Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Windows 10 and a BitLocker-encrypted drive. I installed Ubuntu dual-boot recently and didn't realize I was supposed to disable BitLocker during the installation....
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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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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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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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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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Linux Mint will not boot up on my computer

I have a Razer Blade 2016 edition computer. I downloaded a Linux Mint ISO file, and used Rufus to make it a live file system on a USB. I load my computer's boot options by clicking F12 while the ...
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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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Weird phenomenon : computer only boot if I plug-in a specific USB device while pressing the power button, once in 10~20 tries

I've got my hands on a very, very weird issue. I spent months trying everything, and google had literally 0 similar problem to help me. To summarize, it's a computer I built myself 5 years ago. Since ...

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