Posts under Boot tag.

Backup restore BCD file

How to Backup & Restore BCD file in Windows 10

Windows will fail to boot correctly if the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file is corrupted or deleted, accidentally. As such, any task involving a change or modification in the bootloader settings should be exercised with extreme caution. As a safety […]

Windows 10 computer wont boot after power outage

Windows 10 computer won’t boot after power outage

There might be an instance wherein after power outages; your Windows system won’t be able to boot. In this case, any attempt made to boot the system would take you to a loading screen only. If your Windows 10 computer won’t […]

Windows 10 PC will not boot up or start

If your Windows PC won’t start up or boot or the computer has power but won’t turn on, here are few possible solutions you may want to try. There are mainly two scenarios. First, your computer does not get any […]

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CMOS Checksum Error fix for Windows computers

If your computer refuses to boot and displays a CMOS Checksum Error, chances are high that the issue is linked to the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). Along with this message, you are offered two options: Press F1 to resume Press […]

Boot Configuration Data Editor

Boot Configuration Data Editor in Windows OS

The toughest part when you go for dual boot or multiple boot is that sometimes the boot manager won’t recognize the older operating systems. This could be because the older operating systems use a different type of boot loader like […]

Use original boot configuration greyed out in Windows 10

I recently found that I was unable to make changes to System Configuration or MSConfig. Every time I made some changes, the options reverted back and no changes were kept after restarting my Windows 10 computer. I could not use […]

Rename or change OS name in Windows Boot Manager

In spite of having successfully upgraded my Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10, my operating system was still being identified as Windows 8. Moreover on every start I was shown the boot/OS selection screen and offered Windows 8 and Windows […]

Manage the EFI/UEFI boot options: EasyUEFI

Manage EFI/UEFI boot options with EasyUEFI for Windows

EasyUEFI is a free software that helps in managing the EFI/UEFI boot options in Windows 10 / 8. The tool is extremely useful, effective and comes in handy for carrying out several tasks. UEFI is the acronym for Unified Extensible […]

How to check if USB, DVD is bootable on Windows PC

If you are planning to clean install Windows 10 on your computer, you may have already created a bootable USB media from ISO for Windows 10. If you feel the need to check if the USB Flash is bootable, on […]

AOMEI PXE Boot: Boot Windows computer over Network

AOMEI PXE Boot is a freeware that lets you boot your computer from an image file, over local area network. The software is very useful if you are running a large network of PCs where installing and update or installing an […]

Correct way to disable IPv6, and avoid 5 second Boot delay

Many Windows users ans IT administrators have opted to disable IPv6 to solve Internet connectivity issues, or on the assumption that they are not running any applications or services that use it. Yet others have disabled it because they feel […]

A required drive partition is missing

Fix: The drive where Windows is installed is locked

If when you start your Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer, you receive a Your PC needs to be repaired error message, then Then this post may be able to help you resolve the issue. A required device isn’t […]

System Reserved Partition Windows

What is System Reserved Partition in Windows 10/8/7

When you install Windows 10 or Windows 8/7 on a clean formatted disk, it first creates a partition on the disk at the beginning of the hard disk. This partition is called the System Reserved Partition. Thereafter it use the […]

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Freeware to measure Boot or Startup Time in Windows 10/8/7

Over a period of time, you install several programs on your Windows computer. Many of these programs add entries to the startup items and add Services to Windows, which need to start when Windows starts. This results in the slowing […]