Articles tagged: boot sequence
UEFI has made booting from something other than the hard drive more complex. I’ll review why, and what steps to take.
There are a few things to take a look at if your computer fails to boot.
You probably can boot from an SD card, but it’s likely to be more cumbersome than just using a USB thumb drive.
My Computer Does Nothing When Turned On; How Do I Fix It? Something to Look at, and Something to Listen To
A computer that does nothing when you turn it on can be very difficult to diagnose. Spinning disks and blinking lights don’t mean as much as you might think.
The MBR is one facet of a successful boot. Windows Startup Repair is a tool that addresses all of them.
Most computers with a CD or DVD drive can boot from that drive, but it frequently takes a small configuration change in the computer’s BIOS.
You’re missing your boot loader. This may mean serious hardware problems… or perhaps just something forgetful on your part!
A bad sector on your hard drive could be causing strange intermittent problems. I’ll show you an easy way to find out.
Many computers are now built without DVD drives. This can cause big problems when you need to restore your computer.
In Windows XP removing boot choices is as simple as editing a hidden configuration file. Fortunately finding that file is relatively easy.