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].

0
votes
0answers
8 views

Dual or multi boot to a pre-installed/existing windows 7 on another drive without fresh install

I have a laptop that has working Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise edition on Drive0 which is an HDD. I have switched this HDD from Drive0 into Drive1 and plugged a new SSD into Drive0.I then install a ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Select the boot from external HDD

On my PC I have installed Windows 7 and I need Ubuntu Linux. I installed ubuntu on my external HDD and when I restart the pc and press F11 for selecting boot menu, I select the external HDD than it ...
-4
votes
0answers
15 views

SSD slow startup time [on hold]

What could be causing my pc to boot up slower? Windows is installed on my SSD, and it was ok before. I even tried with a reset option, but it is the same.
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Making Bootable clone of Ubuntu on same SD card

I work in a lab where I am configuring a small computer to eventually be used to collect data on an instrument. The computer has a 32Gb SD card as its main storage device. I am using Ubuntu 10.04, as ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

M.2 SSD somtimes fails to boot/not detected in BIOS

so few days ago my M.2 SSD started showing signs of failure on my ASUS n580VD laptop. It would sometimes fail to boot, and not show up on bios as a boot device. However, the bios can still detect the ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

How to restore windows boot

I reset my boot manager, easyBCD warn me that I should add boot options and I add drive C option. So I was wrong and now I have fully functional and installed Windows 10, but I just can't boot in. So ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

How to remove GRUB from Windows 7

Someone really messed up the build machine here. Looks like they tried putting ubuntu on it, failed, and left it all porked up. And I cant figure out how to fix it. I do not have a windows disk but ...
-2
votes
0answers
43 views

Windows 10 cannot be restored [on hold]

Some files in system32 folder are incorrect. This caused Windows 10 not to boot correctly, and it went to the recovery environment. System Restore failed! Reset this PC with Keep my files failed! ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Hp Elitebook 2560p does not boot up and displays only a black screen and battery light is blinking orange

I've tried several solutions such as making hard resets removing the battery, pressing the power button for 15-30 seconds and plugging it only to the ac adapter but it just does not work. The display ...
-3
votes
0answers
15 views

How to auto-login in one of the account on windows startup? [duplicate]

On Windows 10 I have two accounts: with admin privileges and password and second with guest privileges and without a password. How can I always auto-login in second account with guest privileges and ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Connecting SATA drives after the computer is booted up

I'm trying to clone an HDD, that's the end goal here. I tried to boot up my PC with all the HDDs involved connected (host drive, drive A and drive B to be formatted and copied over; all drives have an ...
1
vote
3answers
49 views

Home-built PC will beep with no problems and display the Gigabyte logo, but I can't get to BIOS setup or anything

Parts:Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P FXPower source: Jupiter 600 watt 80 plus bronzeHard Drive (HDD, not solid state): Seagate Barracuda 1TBCPU/Processor: AMD FX 6300Graphics Card/GPU: GTX ...
-1
votes
0answers
34 views

How to boot from USB (Ubtunu) on Lenovo 100s 11iby?

I had seen this question asked on here, but it did not receive a final answer, so I think it's appropriate to ask again.My BIOS (F2) does not have the option to change the boot order. It doesn't ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Stuck at boot logo due to removal of all nvidia drivers in deepin 15.6. What to do?

I mistakenly removed all of my NVidia drivers in my Deepin 15.6. After which, I restarted my laptop, but I'm unable to boot into the desktop environment.Also, ctrl + alt + f1 does nothing, i.e. ...
-1
votes
1answer
30 views

Removing windows 10 and install Linux mint 19.0 [on hold]

when i install linux mint 19.0 show error like this..Force UEFI Installation? This machines's firmware has started thisinstaller in UEFI mode but it looks like there maybe existingoperating ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Windows 8 boot mode on external monitor

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 8 where the screen is not working, so I am using an external monitor connected through VGA. I will enter the boot mode by restarting the computer and keep pressing F2,...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

How can I see the unallocated space for dual boot? [on hold]

I have an amd64 pc, I have shrinken 25GBs of free unallocated space on my HDDI want to install linux mint or debian to that. I have prepared the boot pendrive as it is needed. When I have to choose ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Is there a way to customize how partitions are labeled in BIOS boot sequence?

I have an external hard drive with several partitions, each containing a different bootable program (recovery media, gparted, etc.). If I want to boot from one of them, I can go into BIOS and change ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Remove grub after completely wiping the Ubuntu HDD

I had Windows 10 on my laptop and I needed to install Ubuntu. I followed the instructions and installed Ubuntu on a separate HDD using the "install Ubuntu alongside the existing Windows 10". Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Blinking cursor but no OS [on hold]

I wanted to install linux as my main OS and did some wrong configurations with the partions via windows i think...I tried to install debian but i didn't know it was without gui and i chose to erase ...
1
vote
2answers
60 views

Format hard drive without starting windows

My hard drive must be corrupted/missing files etc. I cant boot any windows install/linux. Because i currently can't launch any OS (I also tried running dban to complete wipe my hard drive but there ...
-2
votes
0answers
17 views

After creating a raid, main boot disk says unreadable [closed]

So i just installed 2 Samsung SSDs for running my os in raid 0 and now my boot drive will not boot properly. It says error 50 log files are unreadable when I try sfc or chkdsk. I have a feeling I may ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

BIOS Settings Greyed-out

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my acer aspire v3-575G. I was prompted to set a password to disable secure boot and I complied. After restarting to configure my boot order(I am dual booting) I was ...