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Q: Error after System Recovery: “An operating system wasn’t fou...

I have a HP G42 Notebook laptop preinstalled with Windows7.Yesterday i did a System Recovery using the HP utility as described at below link(Section: Recovery from the Windows 7 desktop screen):http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01867418But after recovery my laptop won't start. It shows a black screen on startup with below error:An operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restartThe laptop didn't came with a Genuine Windows CD/Recovery Disc neither i can download the Genuine copy of Windows 7 from Microsoft Site as its a OEM copy. I have checked with HP support team for Recovery Disc and they will get back to me after the availability of the same.I have a Bootable Live Linux CD using which i am able to run linux and able to view disc partition. Is it possible to create recovery disc on Linux?Is there any other solution which i can try?Note: Windows is not working

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Preferred Solution: Error after System Recovery: “An operating system wasn’t fou...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Can you help me. I have a Inspiron M301Z laptop that originally had Windows 7, but I installed the free Windows 10 upgrade.
I needed to have a ?System Restore? after it finished and rebooted, I got the error message ?A operating system wasn?t found. Try disconnecting any drives that don?t contain an operating system.
A full diagnostic test found no problems.
I would prefer to reinstate the original Windows 7 and Dell drivers, but I assume installing Windows 10 removed the Windows 7 installed on my motherboard.
How can I reinstall an operating system?
Robert (kingsthorne50).

A:After system restore: error message ‘A operating system wasn’t found’

Did you run an extended (takes a couple of hours) diagnostic on the hard drive - or just the quick one?

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When my usb drives are connected and I reboot I get this message: an operating system wasnt found. Try disconnecting any drives that dont contain an operating system. Press any key to restart. I press enter and it goes to the desktop okay. If I disconnect the usb drives and reboot, it goes right to the desktop. I realize I could unplug the usb drives but would Iike laptop to work right. This started about a month ago when I had left the laptop at a computer repair shop, but they did not know how to fix it and I do not either. would any of yall know? Thank you very much! Anna Ruth
 

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I never received an answer to this: Is there an F key I can press that would say boot from Hard Disk or hard drive? Strange that the computer repair where I took it for another problem and this problem started said they did not know how to fix it.
Thanks. Anna Ruth
 

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Hi there, The hard drive in my IdeaCentre Q Series 150 failed last week.  I purchased an SSD for a replacement.  When installing Windows 7 back on the SSD, I get an error when installing with Disk 2 saying Lenovo Total Recovery - Operating System installation error.  Is there something in the BIOS that needs to be changed?  What else could I look at? Thanks,Ryan.













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A:Lenovo Total Recovery Operating System installation error - SSD

did you make the discs yourself or are they from lenovo?

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Please can anyone help?
In task manager I accidently closed an explorer process, the laptop then crashed. So I closed it down, then it now is unable to find the operating system. Can anyone offer any advice on how to help it find the files it needs to boot?

Can this be done by using the command prompt? Start up repair ran for over 24 hours with no success.

Thanks!!

A:Operating system can't be found computer loading with system recovery options

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

Do you have your Windows Vista CD?

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Hey guys. I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 that has crashed and will not boot. I do not have a Windows 7 CD nor do I have the money to pay for one. When my computer boots up, it says "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" and I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and it loops back around to that page. I created a System Repair Disc and that boots up fine. When the System Recovery Options come up, no operating system is listed for me to choose. I can't do anything from here and I have not found any solutions so I came here. Any help is appreciated!

A:Operating system does not show up in System Recovery Options

Try this: Bootmgr is missing - Fix

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Hey all! I am pretty new to this kind of Win7 issues, so I hope some of you will be able to help. Story goes...

After few hours of gaming the computer died. (It happened right after switching keyboards.) Now, on every setup BIOS(?) comes up with list of options (F2 enter BIOS, F11 boot options, F6 Flash etc.). After that a black screen with error message comes up: Missing Operating System.

I tried rebooting from USB (since I have no disk-drive) and I keep on getting the answer: Error Loading Operating System.

Any ideas?

Thx
 

A:Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

All unlikely, but possible - (a) your HDD died. (b) your bios became corrupted (c) your HDD boot sector became corrupted (d) your HDD partition is corrupted.

Does the drive spin up when you switch on (feel it)?
Check the bios to see if the HDD is reported correctly and is at the top of the boot order.
Find a bootable CD - an OS installer, or create Easeus partition manager bootable CD http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm and boot from it. What does the HDD look like with Easueus?
 

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Hello everyone,

I am trying to do a system restore from the install disc because I can't boot. I followed this tutorial: System Recovery Options using method two. At step 5, the only operating system listed is Vista (which I don't have and never have had). If I select it and try to continue, it tells me that that version of windows is not compatible with the install dvd I am using. If I try to continue without selecting Vista, it tells me I have to select an OS. I have also tried startup repair to no avail.

Background information: This is on my early '08 Macbook Pro. I was using windows 7 professional x64 through boot camp. A few weeks ago after updating virus definitions for AVG, windows would no longer boot. I found that it was an issue with the update and that a system restore would solve the problem. Unfortunately, I can't get system restore to work properly.

I would appreciate any help. Happy Holidays!

A:operating system not found in system recovery

Are you using a genuine Windows 7 install disc? Have you tried booting into safe mode? Are you running RAID?

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Hi everyone... I'm here begging for your knowledge to help me out of this mess my computer has got me into.I'll try to keep it short.I got the blue screen of death on Friday night, for no reason at all. I made a vista recovery disk from Neosmart as I was getting nowhere with the F8 key.Everything went fine from these instructions HERE, recovery disk loaded and went through the motions... however when it got to the part with the System recovery options, I didn't have any system on my list.I also don't know where to find one in the drives... it just wants me to keep opening folders, so I can't even select the whole C:So I click NEXT.Nothing there in the following list works.I've seen a post simalar to this one on the site but here's where my problem differs.In the command prompt the directory isX:\Sources> and not X:\windows\system32which wont allow me to type in any prompts giving me this message everytime ' ...... is not recognized as an internal or external command, orperable program or batch file'Sooooo what do I do???Anyone that can shead some light on this, I'll be soooo grateful. I'd hate to have to reinstall everything and loose all my stuff and I've no clue how I could even back them up as the system wont even start up without the recovery disk.

A:Operating System missing in system recovery

I'm so sorry to bump... but could anyone pleeeeeeease help me with this, I've searched and searched all over the internet and just can't come up with a solution.

Anyone

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Hello,

My PC won't boot so I wanted to do a system recovery. But when I try to do that, my OS is not listed. I clicked on load driver but I couldn't find it there as well.

More details that might be helpful:
My driver shows up in the BIOS just fine.
I get no error messages when trying to boot my PC. (Just a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner of the screen)

Thanks

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I am trying to do a system recovery back to the original condition and I have taken what I need to save. I have talked to HP tech twice and 1 told me I need to buy a special automated recovery cd from them. The other said not to do that and I need to use the two cds I have (1. operating system cd, 2. Applications and Drivers dvd). Operating system is Windows XP professional on a HP laptop.

I have completed the following steps. Can any one tell me if I am doing the right thing?
1)I put in the operating system cd and shut down the computer.
2) I started it back up useing the cd (by hitting any button when it asks).
3) I press Enter on the next menu to "set up windows xp now"
4) I press F8 to agree to license agreement
5) I press ESC "to continue installing afresh copy of windows xp without repairing". Below it has the following highlighted "C:\windows "microsoft windows xp professinoal"
Here is where I am unsure about what I am doing is correct. Below it has highlighed "C: partitional [NTFS] 95k < 18k MB free". It asks if I should:
A) set up windows on the selected item
B) create a partition in the unpartitioned space
C) Delete the selected partition

WHen I press D to delete the partion (I assume this means a complete recovery back to original conditions). It says this : "The partition you tried to delete is a system partition. System partitions may contain diagnostic or hardware configuration or other manufacturerd-sup... Read more

A:Question about using Operating System CD for system recovery

Yes, you can delete the partition; then create a new one in the same space and format it and continue the installation. The warning you see is just that you are about to delete the partition containing the current XP. The drivers CD will have everything additional you'll need, but after you regain internet access you may want to download from HP's web site and install the up-to-date drivers.
 

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Hai,

"Missing operating system" massage is coming when i start my system and i am not able to start. I think because , i had given "mark partition as active" option for one hard dive (E) in disk management when last time i opened. it did not have any data. i did not know, this will make any problem. Now i am not able to boot windows re installation dvd also. i can only take BIOS settings. please any one suggest any way for rectifying this problem ASAP.

A:Missing operating system" error massage when system starts

Try disconnecting all drives except for your main drive and powering your system back up.

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Hi, i need to recovery my operating sistem with an OEM version of windows 7 professional.Is it possible to get this version from this website?

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I need  recovery disk for my pavilion dv6 notebook. Thanks, 

A:Recovery operating system

Hi, I don't believe HP stock your Recovery Media any longer, however this is still available from the 3rd party re-seller on the link below. http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-19970-windows-7-premium-professional-64b-recovery-kit-601556-001-f... Regards, DP-K

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i plant to change the hdd my ideapad 700, how to reinstall the o/s with the bundled os inside this laptop to new hdd?

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Ive been trying to download the Operating System Recovery Image for my dell   Inspiron 5558  but it is available in the website of dell 

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You cannot do this unless you actually have a 5558.  It will also limit the number of times you can do this.  This is only for windows 10 and only for this specific model.

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ok im new to this whole fourm and posting thing, and quite the lil problem, so please bare with me and my story. It would probably fit under a few catagories. lol. Ok, so here's how it all started. O-yea, i guess i should say that im running windows xp home on a hp desktop. Ok. First i noticed one day that my disk drive wasnt working, wouldnt open or close or anything, however it did have the lil power lite lit. Then i noticed that also in my computer it didnt even show that i had a E: drive at all. Also i had a few other things that had gone screwy. strange things like suddenly i couldnt defragment, it wouldnt do even analyis the drive. Windows installer quit working on me, sometimes i couldnt get into computer managment sometimes I could, and one day outta the blue my disk drive shows up and the disk drive it self open closed ran fine and then just as suddenly dissapeared again. Sooo, i was diggin around and trin to see what i could figure out and i think i might have (dont laugh to hard) changed my boot code in the config. utility menu. Now i know better than this, it was purley accidental but suddenly my pc restarted and then, of course, pc can no longer find operating system. So recovery console right, well when i went there it told me that the recovery console was either missing files,damaged, or corrupted by virus. Which really makes no difference cause my disk drive wasn't working and its not like i could have used my recovery cds anyhow. Now to my 2 quetions.... Read more

A:Operating System And Recovery Console

Since data recovery is a priority here, I'd first check your hard drive with a bootable diagnostic utility that you can download from the hard drive manufacturer. This will tell you if your hard drive is dead or not.

After that we can pursue either repairing your Windows installation (if the hard drive is still good), or salvaging your data (if possible) and replacing the hard drive and installing a new copy of the OS.

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I shrinked my hdd today because I was going to setup a 3rd os on my new dell laptop. After rebooting it said that the os was not found which is fine because my dell has a recovery partition. I tried to boot to that but couldn't because what Im finding out is that the MBR needs to be in tact to be able to boot to the recovery. I don't have a windows 7 disc and I don't have access to another PC that isnt at work. Is there anyway to fix this? Possibly booting to a live copy of linux?

A:operating system not found - recovery

Plenty of ways to write a new mbr - they all require you to d/l and burn a bootable .iso - so you need access to another pc.

Sadly, they won't restore the F key function that was specially created by the manufacturer.

It is likely the active marker has gone astray.

You need some kind of bootable app.

Try Gparted 3.9.4 - it stops a few times during load asking about keyboard and language , just press Enter each time.

Rt click the 100 mb partition ( if you have one ) and select Flag on. Apply.

If you don't have 100mb partition , Flag on the 7 partition - see if you can boot in then.
gparted-live-0.3.9-4.iso

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Hello everyone! I have a big problem with my PC (HP Elite 7000 Microtower PC). I decided to recover operating system from recovery discs (3 discs: HP Restore Plus!, Operating system DVD Windows 7 Home Premium, Language Pack DVD for Win 7). Everything go well and then -  "RedScreen!!! ? Factory Processing Error Occurred FBI Error!Summary: Failure spawningc:\postfatalerror.exeUIAInfo: 946, FBI PostOS processing error.You must power down the system and restart the order." After restart I cannot finish recovery, get a message to restart it - over and over again. I've read a little bit about it (for example from: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/RedScreen-Factory-Processin... ), trying to use tips include on other topics. I unplugged ethernet, all usb ports (with mouse and keybords, use it only to choose "next" and then unplugged it) I also try to create one partition, two partitions. But it still doesn't work correctly. Any tips or advise? Please, help me! Sorry for my English. I try to do my best

A:Operating System Recovery - Red Screen!!!

Last week I received an unexpeted free gift from AVG when I download my yearly update it was A virus within thier program  Protection, this virus has stopped many of my programs working . So a system restore was the only forward, started the procces by allowing the pc to do the unstall/ install, but on reboot the pc asked for me to insert the recovery disk which I have but never used. The disks installed and the pc ran the install program, then about 75% in,  it came up with a Red Screen message FBI error how do I get my pc back and working, internet  places the blame for this with HP problem with the Recovery Disk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       &... Read more

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Product Name: HP E15 023NVYOperating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)I made a system recovery back-up on a flash drive because my hard drive was damaged and was on the course to crashing. I followed the HP support on my laptop to create the system revoery. I used the laptop until the harddrive needed to be replaced.  Now that I have my new harddrive, everytime I try to instal the operating system I get the message"Restoration Incomplete, the restoration did not complete. Please select one of the following buttons"under the details it stated: Detect some error during PININST_BBV.Critical error condition was detected at BBV1... 

A:Notebook operating system and Recovery issue

Hi,"....because my hard drive was damaged and was on the course to crashing...."How did you understand that hard drive was going to crash?HP Recovery media created from a failing hard drive or even slightly corrupted drive/recovery partition, WILL NOT successfully work in performing ?recovery processHP Recovery USB has to be created just after first setup of newly purchased notebook ideally, because we're sure that recovery partition is very much intact and hard drive is brand new without any bad sectors or fail in a new laptop.RegardsVisruth

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I am unable to recover my operating system from my recovery USB drive.  No matter what I do, the PC won't look at a USB drive in the recovery process.  Thanks. HP EliteBook 8540w, Windows 7 (originally) Windows 10 (when usb recovery drive created)

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My desktop came with 8 recovery cds but these do not work very well. Is there a simple or not so simple) way to get the operating system started from the recovery CDs.
 

A:To extract windows operating system from Recovery CDs

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I'm having a problem where my computer will not load Windows. After the first boot up screen where it detects the ide's, etc.. it goes to a blank screen with a flashing cursor in the top left hand corner. I put in my recovery disk and when I try to go to the repair options, my operating system is not listed. It says to load the drivers but I can't find where to do this. Thanks for any help you guys can give!
 

A:operating system not showing under recovery options

When using the Recovery disc, choose to perform a full factory default recovery instead of repair.
 

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First off i would like to say hello to the bleepingcomputer community and second sorry if i posted this in the wrong section.
I have a toshiba l355 that originally had windows vista on it but a year ago a family member over wrote my cpu with a windows 8 beta and i think my cpu is saying "operating system not found" cause the beta expired and my question is can i retrieve my data from the computer before i buy a new copy of a operating system? Thank in advance!

A:operating system not found data recovery

Would have nothing to do with the beta expiring.  Something is wrong with the hard drive.  Either the MBR (Master Boot Record) is screwed up, or the hard drive is dying.  Try installing Xubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit from a CD, and see if you still get problems with the drive.  You can also use the Xubuntu CD as a LIve CD, to allow you to check S.M.A.R.T. info on the drive, to see if it is failing.

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Great Tutorial Carsey, but it doesn't work for me. I've tried this.

At setup, I don't get the option to "setup windows now". All I get is "press R for repair" and "press F11? for restore"

I've booted from the recovery partition d, from the disks - I have a Recovery Disk and an Operating System Disk.

I've gone into disk management to try to partition drive c, but the partition button is not available. I've right clicked drive c - no partition available. No unallocated space shows either.

I'm running Winxp Media Center SP2.

All I want to do is have a partition for the op.s. 1 for business, 1 for personal.

Is there any way to work around this?
Thanks in advance.

A:Repartitioning an OEM installation of XP using the recovery/operating system CD

Hi 316lvm

I've split your post since we prefer to keep one thread per user/problem to prevent confusion.

Related thread :
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...xp-219000.html

Carsey's tutorial works fine with any retail CD's but some OEM CD's will limit your reinstallation options. What's the brand and model of your computer ?

If I understood well you'd like two versions of the operating system on two separated partitions ?

You can repartition the drive with programs like partition logic. Just make sure you backed up all your valuable data first as I've seen too many cases of a screwed up operating system when an error happens during the process. It's recommended that you run chkdsk /R and defrag the drive beforehands.

If you want to install 2 different versions of the operating system on one computer I believe that according to XP's OEM EULA you'll need to buy an additional license. I'm not sure that the recovery disk will allow you to reinstall XP on a second partition, better wait for someone else's advice about this. If you have to use a retail XP CD to do so you'll need to track down all the proper drivers for your hardware. If the sata controller's drivers are not included on the CD the installation may not be able to detect your hard drive.

I believe the easiest solution for you would be to use 2 different user accounts for business and personal stuff.

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I have 64 bit windows 7 and it won't boot. When I start from repair disk the recovery console doesn't recognize the operating system. When I run Startup Repair it tells me it can't automatically fix because there is no OS. I believe I have the correct partition selected and I'm not sure what to do next. Any ideas?

A:How do I get recovery console to recognize operating system?

So you`re saying you can see your install drive and partition ?

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Hi, guys again.

I have changed my hard drive. Now the problem is that I have 2 sony recovery disc, 1 image disc. When i placed sony recovery disc1, it keep saying that "operating system is not found" Bios 1st priority is internal optic devices.

I have two recovery disk one that i made and other one Futureshop made. both of them not working.

My laptop is Sony vaio E series, 320Gb hard drive, 4 Gb ram. windows 7 premium.

Can I use Hp recovery dvd?


previous post:- windows 7 slow start up and black screen

A:Operating system not found. (recovery dVD is not working)

Edit:

Those DVds work in Hp laptop, I can see all the folders in the dvd. Can I just transfer those folders into USB and try it?

Or DO i need to make Bootable usb flash drive?

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I have 64 bit windows 7 and it won't boot. When I start from repair disk the recovery console doesn't recognize the operating system. When I run Startup Repair it tells me it can't automatically fix because there is no OS. I believe I have the correct partition selected and I'm not sure what to do next. Any ideas?

A:How do I get recovery console to recognize operating system?

So you`re saying you can see your install drive and partition ?

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I got another call from my Dad today. After cleaning his computer completely last month with help from BleepingComputer.com there is another problem so I went to check it out. I can't believe it.

Now on startup a fake system scan runs with many warning of I/O errors and critical hard drive problems. It tries to take you to file-recovery-system.com to buy something. Obviously it is a virus/hijack. I searched on the web for fixes and was able to use RKill.exe to at least stop the process and the warnings. I tried to install MBAM but the install failed twice, I get a permission denied warning. I tried to install after restarting in safe mode, but had the same access denied at the end of the install.

Computer is Windows 7. I am posting from my clean computer since the browser redirects on his computer make it almost impossible.

A:file-recovery-system.com takeover, critical system error warnings

Boot into safemode with networkingDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I have had my Dell 8700 for little over a year and have had problems from the beginning.  I am 72 years old, and I am at my wits end!!!

A hard drive was replaced in the summer of 2015, but I have still had problems with the computer shutting down and my having to refresh it to factory setting.

I thought updating to Windows 10 would solve some problems, and I did this in October, 2015.  Everything was fine until a couple of months ago.  The end result was when I tried to refresh the computer to factory defaults, it went back to 8.0 or 8.1, and I evidently lost something in the process.
Now, I cannot update to Windows 10 and when I tried to resinstall the Dell Operating System, I get for both:  "WE COULDN'T UPDATE THE SYSTEM RESERVED PARTITION."
I DO HAVE A SYSTEM BACKUP ON 20 CDS (MADE WHEN I HAD WINDOWS 10).  Could I reinstall the system with these backupdisks?  How do I do that?  I also have a Dell 2 Boot USP stick, I have a recovery stick, too, but it semed that when I used this, I received a message that not all files were recovered
What should I do at this point? 

A:Error message when trying to update to Windows 10 or to reinstall operating system 8.1: We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

On MBR disk, Windows 10 requires a 500MB system reserved partition, while 100MB in Windows 7, so you can try to extend system reserved partition.
In disk management, you can only extend partition using the unallocated space next to its right side. so even if you shrink D: drive, the option to extend the efi partition is still grayed out. My suggestion is to use a third party software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, both the standard (free) or the Professional(paid) version can extend partition as long as there is unallocated space on that hard drive. to see more information read:
Fix "We Couldn?t Update the System Reserved Partition" Error
www.disk-partition.com/.../couldnt-update-system-reserved-partition-4348.html

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how can I get my window 7 home basic operating system boot disc if I have lost the disc. 

A:windows 7 home basic operating system recovery

 ashish101
If you are still within your warranty you can click the link below to request backup media. If you are not within your warranty you can click the other link to purchase the backup media disk.
Request Backup Media-US/Canada Only
Purchase Restore Disk
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.

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Greetings;

Win 7, SP1, multi proc dell, one physical drive 2 partitions, nether marked as active

I'm 2 days into recovering from a Trojanos Alureon virus. Using this Encyclopedia entry: Trojan&#58;DOS&#47;Alureon.A - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

All is pretty good but when trying to troubleshoot a (related?) IE hijack issue, and going into safe boot, I found I could not get back to normal boot. It just stayed in Safe. I eventually replaced some boot files from a backup and it got back to normal.

I saw that there was not OS listed in MSConfig and none listed in the Startup and Recovery dialog.

No partitions are marked as active. I've tried to use the disk managment utility in Computer Managment to set the OS partition as active but I get an IO error.

Any suggestions appreciated
Thanks

A:No Default Operating System in Startup and Recovery dialog Win 7

You should try the method two or method three of the tutorial Partition - Mark as Active then.

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I'm trying to fix my friends Hp and I usually know what im doing. But here I have no idea what to do.

I tried going into the bios to change the boot order to cd to format and I can't. Can anyone tell me what to do.

-I changed out his hard drive with mine and it does nothing. just posts and goes to a black screen instead of trying to boot and blue screening as it usually do when you change hardrives between two computers

-Changed the Ide cables no luck.

Any ideas
 

A:Error loading operating operating system

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My hard drive quit working on my HP Pavillion 23-g013w all in one computer. I replaced it with a new 1 TB hard drive. I also installed new 16 gb Crucial memory upgrade.   All the new "hardware " is installed in the computer  . When it came on  it said"Please install operating system on your pc" I ran the memory check and the hard drive check and they both passed. I got this All in one at walmart 2 years ago and it did not come with the recovery disc or they have been lost.  Is there a way to hook it up with ethernet and download the  software I need ? If not , what is my next best option ...or  step ? Thank you .










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A:recovery of operating system, replaced hard drive and memory...

Thank you for the help.  I will continue to "hold"     on the line.........  Have a nice day.aaron

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Hi everyone, I'll keep it short and to the point.

What I had initially:





Quote:
120 GB hardisk divided into 3 partitions.
1st partition (22.2GB) with XP, second partition (30GB) with win 7 and rest (60 GB) as mass memory for storage.


What I did:





Quote:
Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop 32 bit with USB on the partition which had XP.
For that I had to format it and convert to ext4 and also create a swap memory of ~3GB.
Thus I finally have 1 partition with ubuntu another with win 7 and another with mass memory.



Now, Problem:

MBR got damaged as win XP partition was formatted (which had bootloader) and thus I can't login to win 7 from Ubuntu Grub.

To solve this problem I had to create a USB recovery disk for win7. But now the problem is even after using bootrec command which gave sucess result for fixmbr, fixboot, scanos and rebuildbcd i am not able to boot into win 7. The computer just hangs after bootup with a blinking cursor.

So what should I do now ??

A:MBR damaged and Win7 System Recovery menu doesn't see an operating sys

  
Quote: Originally Posted by satya10123


Hi everyone, I'll keep it short and to the point.

What I had initially:





Quote:
120 GB hardisk divided into 3 partitions.
1st partition (22.2GB) with XP, second partition (30GB) with win 7 and rest (60 GB) as mass memory for storage.


What I did:





Quote:
Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop 32 bit with USB on the partition which had XP.







Quote:
For that I had to format it and convert to ext4 and also create a swap memory of ~3GB.
Thus I finally have 1 partition with ubuntu another with win 7 and another with mass memory.


Now, Problem:

MBR got damaged as win XP partition was formatted (which had bootloader) and thus I can't login to win 7 from Ubuntu Grub.

To solve this problem I had to create a USB recovery disk for win7. But now the problem is even after using bootrec command which gave sucess result for fixmbr, fixboot, scanos and rebuildbcd i am not able to boot into win 7. The computer just hangs after bootup with a blinking cursor.

So what should I do now ??


Use your Windows 7 cd to run Startup Repair.

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What should my expectations be after successfully using the Dell-provided "Download Operating System Recovery Image" for Windows 10 Pro x64 on a Precision 5510 laptop?
I successfully downloaded and wrote the "Windows 10 Pro - 64-Bit" image to a USB drive, and successfully used the "Recover from a drive" option as described.  But the resulting Windows 10 Pro x64 installation looked little different than if I had simply taken retail Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64 1511 (November 2015) installation media and performed a clean installation.
Meaning it didn't appear to restore "a Dell-customized Windows installation", nor "specifically prepared for the Precision 5510."  Device Manager still had about a dozen drivers missing that Windows wouldn't pick up from locally installed drivers or Windows Update, etc.  I was expecting the "Download Operating System Recovery Image" to approximately match the shipping factory image for the Precision 5510.  At least for drivers and hardware, if not also installed support software.
Since it's still based on the November 2015 release of Windows 10, the image clearly isn't "the latest".  Note the .ISO the Dell Support site provided for me to download was "2DF4FA00_W10x64ROW_pro(DL)_v3.iso", which based on the dates inside the ISO, was prepared in March 2016.
Just wondering if this is a clue of me still not doing some... Read more

A:Windows 10 Pro x64 Operating System Recovery Image for Precision 5510

One item in my description needs to be corrected:
Indeed, when I successfully use the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" and haven't granted any network access to the machine, the Windows 10 Pro 1511 installation the recovery image provides doesn't have the drivers for the Precision 5510 devices.  (~12 items without drivers in Device Manager.)
But I also said once connected to the network and using Windows Update, it wasn't finding the drivers either.  That appears to be incorrect, and was actually a symptom of the NVIDIA driver package taking a _long_ time to come down from Windows Update.  Given enough time, the Device Manager will show 100% device coverage, for either the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" Windows 10 Pro 1511 installation, or for a normal retail Windows 10 Pro 1607 installation without using the recovery image.
So the question remains, what is the expected outcome from using the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image"?  I don't see anything in the results of successfully using that image which are Dell-specific, nor Precision 5510-specific.  But the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" is 6GB+, as compared to the 4GB Microsoft Windows 10 installation ISO.  So it seems like "there is something more in there", but I'm just not seeing it or not using it correctly.

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What should my expectations be after successfully using the Dell-provided "Download Operating System Recovery Image" for Windows 10 Pro x64 on a Precision 5510 laptop?
I successfully downloaded and wrote the "Windows 10 Pro - 64-Bit" image to a USB drive, and successfully used the "Recover from a drive" option as described.  But the resulting Windows 10 Pro x64 installation looked little different than if I had simply taken retail Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64 1511 (November 2015) installation media and performed a clean installation.
Meaning it didn't appear to restore "a Dell-customized Windows installation", nor "specifically prepared for the Precision 5510."  Device Manager still had about a dozen drivers missing that Windows wouldn't pick up from locally installed drivers or Windows Update, etc.  I was expecting the "Download Operating System Recovery Image" to approximately match the shipping factory image for the Precision 5510.  At least for drivers and hardware, if not also installed support software.
Since it's still based on the November 2015 release of Windows 10, the image clearly isn't "the latest".  Note the .ISO the Dell Support site provided for me to download was "2DF4FA00_W10x64ROW_pro(DL)_v3.iso", which based on the dates inside the ISO, was prepared in March 2016.
Just wondering if this is a clue of me still not doing some... Read more

A:Windows 10 Pro x64 Operating System Recovery Image for Precision 5510

One item in my description needs to be corrected:
Indeed, when I successfully use the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" and haven't granted any network access to the machine, the Windows 10 Pro 1511 installation the recovery image provides doesn't have the drivers for the Precision 5510 devices.  (~12 items without drivers in Device Manager.)
But I also said once connected to the network and using Windows Update, it wasn't finding the drivers either.  That appears to be incorrect, and was actually a symptom of the NVIDIA driver package taking a _long_ time to come down from Windows Update.  Given enough time, the Device Manager will show 100% device coverage, for either the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" Windows 10 Pro 1511 installation, or for a normal retail Windows 10 Pro 1607 installation without using the recovery image.
So the question remains, what is the expected outcome from using the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image"?  I don't see anything in the results of successfully using that image which are Dell-specific, nor Precision 5510-specific.  But the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" is 6GB+, as compared to the 4GB Microsoft Windows 10 installation ISO.  So it seems like "there is something more in there", but I'm just not seeing it or not using it correctly.

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i have a full hard drive and my computer crashed. so i did acer ecovery using F10 to start up and restore my computer to what it was when i got it but keeping my files. well i dont have enough space on the harddrive to do a restore. how can i go about deleting some space for it to put my system back to normal

A:acer recovery not enought space. no working windows operating system.

If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
than copy & paste your data to new install.

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Hi

I hope someone can help.

I started my computer the other day at before it even tries to load windows it says

BOOTMGR is missing

ive created an Vista recovery disk and ive booted up from that. Once i go into it and click repair it gives the option of picking the operating system. problem is that the C: isnt there to choose. Its like the computer doesnt recognise the hard drive.

When i go into the BIOS it does list the HDD in there.

Im at a loss, i hope i can fix this as i just upload thousands of pictures from a recent trip!!

Thanks

A:Bootmgr is Missing - Cant load Recovery Disk as Operating System not found

Hi, we do seem to be getting a lot of boot issues lately, this is a summary of what to do, produced by a Tech after a MS boot camp.
I have put code marks around your best option (that is after startup repair failed to resolve the issue):-


You can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista or Windows 7:
? A master boot record (MBR)
? A boot sector
? A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store
Note When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using the Windows RE, you should first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box. If the Startup Repair option does not resolve the issue, or if you must troubleshoot more steps manually, use the Bootrec.exe tool.
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To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Put the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then clickNext.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.
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Hi all,

Installed a DVDRW drive but comp crashed when installing some software and it stopped detecting my Primary Master and Slave drives. I've fiddled about with the Master and Slave configs and have managed to get it to detect my HD and DVDROM.

I've unplugged my DVDRW and my small HDD and am trying to get windows to load up.

After using FDISK /MBR an rebooting, I get "Missing Operating System".

Tried installing Windows XP after formatting, it seems to have installed but it's not loading.

Current config:

Slave: Pioneer DVDROM (not the DVDRW)
Master: Seagate 80GB (C: = 15GB) & (D: = 61GB).

D: has files on there that I'd like to recover. Too big to put on floppy.

I've run a search for similar problems and tried some of the solutions but no good. Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:"Error Loading Operating System" to "Missing Operating System"

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Ok, I'll start off with the problem.
I have a Windows XP Home system (SP1 installed). It starts off by displaying the manufacturer's logo, and then says the usual (DEL-BIOS, TAB-POST) stuff liek that. This is normal for my startup. Then it goes to the next screen and looks for something to boot off of. 1st in line for booting is the CD-ROM drive. The second boot is the floppy drive. The third boot is the Hard-drive. (Assuming that there is no problem when it passes the first two boot possibilities, it loads the OS from the HD)
So there's nothing in the CD-ROM drive or the Floppy drive-so it decides to boot from the HD. This where when I get the error message-
"Error loading operating system"
!!Whaa!!
Can someone please help me? I really don't want to have to reformat my drive!!
 

A:XP System- "Error Loading Operating System"

You may be able to fix it running FIXBOOT. For details see: http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/wxprcons.htm
 

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I have bought an Inspiron 5559 laptop last month. It was windows 10 loaded. I wanted to install Ubuntu along with Windows for teaching purposes. For that I created new partitions for ubuntu. I changed option to legacy from uefi to boot from DVD. but in the time of installation I cant see other partitions. It seems as a whole 1 TB partition.

What can I do to have two os in my system ?

A:Two Operating system- error

Your best bet:  Install a virtualization server like vmware and run linux under that.

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Hey all,
I am beyond fustration with my hp pavillion 8860 desktop pc. Here is the problem, the first time i start it, it would freeze. The seconed time you start it it would say no operating system found. I tried to go into BIOS but it wouldn't let me. I also tried to format my hard drive and do a new installation with my hp recovery cd's but nothing works! IT WON'T FORMAT MY HARD DRIVE!!! So i could use some help, but i can hear my hard drive working. Oh and one last thing, i tried to use f disk but it says no drives exists.
Please help! I would be greatly appreciative!

handi
 

A:operating system error

Try disconnecting the hard drive and the CD-drive alternately and going into bios. If you can't with the cd-rom is installed, the cd-rom is probably bad. If you can't with the hard drive installed, look for a new hard drive... Freezing could also be indicative of a memory problem.
 

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I tried to reset my window 10 laptop .This time I completely wipe out clean including my operating system so now every time I turn on my laptop ,I only see the message as : "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system""press Ctrl+alt+del to start" anyone know how to recover the operating system ? Please help !!!

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