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    Computer running Win 10 tried booting up in Linux after being shut down on previous evening.

    My 2009 HP computer was running Win 10 for about a year after being upgraded from XP. I shut my computer down late one evening when I finished using it. The next evening I started my computer and it opened up in Linux and I was not able to get out of Linux. I shut the computer down 3 or 4 times and when I restarted it each time it opened up in Linux and I was never able to do any thing except force it to shutdown. Has anybody encountered anything like this?

    Any help or advise will be greatly appreciated.

    JimB

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    Do you have a Linux boot CD loaded and is your PC set to check the CD/DVD drive before the HD?
    Joe

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    Also, check your BIOS boot priority to be sure that its set to boot from the Windows disk first.

    Jerry

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    How do you know it's booting to Linux? Maybe it's booting to the network card because the hard disk has failed.

    cheers, Paul

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    Need a bit more information. Are you running a dual boot system? Which distribution of Linux? Ubuntu?

    Is there a possibility as mentioned above that you left a Linux CD/DVD in the drive or have a thumb drive with Linux plugged in? Many Linux distros have a feature called Live CD that lets you run Linux from the CD/DVD or thumb drive.

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