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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How to restore a computer to a saved state on boot up? [on hold]

Some computer labs and internet cafes have software that resets the hard drive when the computer is rebooted. This is great from a support perspective, because most problems could be solved by power ...
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Windows 10 cant boot to legacy bios

I've tried all the methods I could find, no luck, cant get to bios.Funny thing is I managed to get to bios on this machine like 2 months ago, but I dont remember how, it had something to do with "...
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PC freezing after bios logo

Alright so here are my specs (if it matters)i7-6700k16GB DDR4GTX 1080ASUS H-170 Pro gamingSo I got home yesterday and my PC was off. I always leave it on so I figured Windows decided to force an ...
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Why does my UPS beep once then shut off my computer?

My computer is powered through a Meissner uninterruptible power supply plugged into the wall socket.Four times in the last hour the UPS has beeped once, clicked, then the computer shut off instantly....
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Is it possible to boot from a symlink?

My experience was that I can make a symlink of a program's installation directory, which would allow me a virtual copy that could be altered without changing the original. Can I do this with a ...
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Why can I only boot once from a UEFI boot entry?

On an Acer Aspire XC-105 I can only boot into a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 only once for each entry that is made in the UEFI, with the UEFI entry no longer existing after a restart.For some ...
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Change bootorder on Dell computers with UEFI

Does anyone know a way to change the bootorder from inside the OS (Windows 7/10) on Dell computers?It is working fine with legacy mode and using cctk but does not seem to have any effect when the ...
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Arch Linux reset envs

I have a Seagate GoFlex Home NAS (SoC: Marvell Kirkwood) (hipserv2) running the stock firmware.What I wanted to type via SSH:fw_setenv --helpWhat I accidentally typed:fw_setenv helpIt won't ...
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How can I turn off the Grub menu for Linux Mint?

A quick search around the web has forum questions and answers to request that Linux boot immediately, as opposed to automatically displaying a Grub menu.I had brief success, but for my recent ...
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Windows 10 UEFI External SSD boot issues

I have an External SSD with Windows 10 x64 ISO burnt on and have it as boot priority on UEFI BIOS, but it still just tries to boot and goes to UEFI
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Removing windows partition didn't completely uninstall Windows

I had deleted my windows partitions completely. But even after that, there was the windows boot entry displayed in BIOS (UEFI). When I tried to boot into that boot entry, it showed the message that ...
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Achieve same boot speed as when battery is depleted

Most laptops “switch off” when the battery goes down below 7% and then once you plug back power to it and turn it on it loads extremely fast in a few seconds as compared to normal boots.I was ...
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thumbrules for figuring out space so that windows boot loader and linux can live happily.

I have tried it two times already and each time I hit some or the other road-block. AFAIU it, both Windows 10 and any GNU/Linux say Debian can live each happily with each other. Now I have a 4 TB ...
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What to do when computer is Hibernating

My computer is hibernating what should I should I do to turn it back on, like normal? I tried pressing the power button; just as a click and nothing happened. I tried closing the lid and opening it ...
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Unable to boot the Laptop, Hard drive not responding

When I start the Laptop, the Toshiba logo pops followed by message, "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key".I tried to modify the BIOS ...

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