Posts under Boot tag.

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 […]

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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 […]

How to access UEFI Firmware settings on Windows 10/8.1

In this article, we’ll discuss how to reboot the system into BIOS or UEFI Firmware settings. Windows 8.1/10 is designed to have a really fast boot time. In fact, it’s too fast to interrupt. Most of the decisions happen during […]

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Fix: Missing Operating System Not Found error in Windows

Users may on rare occasions receive Missing Operating System or Operating System Not Found error screen while booting their Windows computer. If you frequently get these messages while booting Windows 10/8/7/Vista, then this post will guide you in the proper […]

BootRacer Review & Download: Measure Windows boot time

Almost every program that you install will add some entries to the startup folder, as a result of which, over a period of time, you end up with having many programs start with your Windows. This results in a slow […]

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Measure Boot Time in Windows 10/8/7 with Windows Boot Timer

Have you ever measured your PC’s boot time? I guess, not! Well, here’s a simple utility called Windows Boot Timer that may interest you. Windows Boot time utility is a useful boot timer utility that loads itself into memory when […]

Repair Master Boot Record (MBR) in Windows 10/8/7

One of the effective troubleshooting steps, to fix boot issues is to repair Master Boot Record, or MBR. One of the common reasons why an MBR can get corrupted is due to malware infections. Improper shutdowns can also lead to MBR corruption. Sometime we […]

Display custom legal notices & start up messages in Windows 10/8/7

Startup messages let you display a reminder or any important message, every time users log into a Windows computer. As a company, some may even choose to display legal notices on every start-up. The process of displaying a startup Message Box in Windows […]

Force Windows 10/8 To Have Hybrid Boot, Always On

One of the new features of Windows 8/10 is “Fast Startup” that is also known as Hybrid Boot. We had a look at it a few days back. The work of this feature is to save the current kernel session […]

Fix: 0xc0000098 Error in Windows 10/8/7

I have installed the Windows 8 in triple boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 a couple of weeks ago. Everything was working fine like a charm. But when yesterday when I booted up the laptop. I came across this […]

Windows does not boot after compressing System Drive

We have seen how we can compress files, folders or even drives to save some disk space. To many compressing the System Drive or the C drive to save some more space may look tempting. But this can create problems! […]

Show Advanced Boot Options or Menu in Windows 8

A video at MSDN blog shows Windows 8 booting real fast – under seven seconds. The computer used was an Ultrabook, a product of Intel that offers super-fast computing with the latest technologies embedded inside. The problem with Windows 8 […]

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Secure Boot, Trusted Boot, Measured Boot in Windows 10/8

Security! Well, this is a major concern for almost everyone it seems, these days. When it comes to operating systems, we know better how quickly they get attacked by virus and malware. And more popular the operating system, the more the people […]