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Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

Q: Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

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?


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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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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

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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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Where i should start, my name is Ali and come from germny and i have a real serious problem with my computer right now, i use my computer for business and please nobody tell me i should creat a back-up or recovery, every day i getting important files, so its hard to make everyday a backup, i did mistake and i know it, now really the solution are in your hands.The story so far: , yesterday i had start the anti virus software antivir for cealning malware , after reboot it comes allways the nasty blue screen with follow massage: stop: c0000135 the program can't start because %hs is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. so i try fix the problem by myself, i'm so stupid i had try to solve it with Bootrec.exe way , i had follow the instructions of http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us and i have choose /FixBoot and after i reboot my computer it comes Loading OS Missing operating system , i cant access the F8 anymore , i cant do anything the Massage is appears allways. The other big problem that I have hidden you i have a partition encryption on my computer (Drive crypt plus Pack) with a Pre-Boot Authentication by starting the computer i have to put my password, this is still appears and works fine , but as i said after i put the password the massage Loading OS Missing operating system is appears .. http://www.securstar.com/products_drivecryptpp.php I have one Partition with OS and i have a hidden Partition from Asus dir... Read more

A:NEED HELP!!! Loading OS Missing operating system Win7

Is there any way to turn off the drive encryption? If not fixing this will be very difficult.

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then it says hit ctrl+alt+ delete to restart. and the thing is there is no operating system on it. and it says this whether or not a cd is in the cd/dvd drive. i have tried windows 7, and even my old windows xp disk and nothing. it isnt the same thing where you can repair it through the disk it doesnt give me that option just goes straight to that. and it restarts and does it all over again. I first tried to install through USB mode, that didnt work so i quick formatted the hdd on another computer, the hdd is a wdc 750 gb. the motherboard is a gigabyte m68mt-s2. now that i got a piece to make my old pata disk drive to a sata i could do disk. i have tried pulling the motherboard's battery out and putting it back in but nothing. any help would be much appreciated.

A:loading operating system,bootmgr is missing.

There may be the corrupt bootmgr is present on your Hard drive I will suggest you to format your Hard drive and then Install OS win 7 or win xp..

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"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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I'd be grateful for anyone's thoughts on this one.

I downloaded the latest security patch from MS [the one about remote takeover of computers] installed it, restarted and then got a horrible error message - error loading operating system. Its like an old fashioned command prompt that you see in the movies - just that single line on a completely blank screen with a flashing cursor awaiting instruction.

I'm running a dell 8200, with windows XP home, service pack 2 and all other patches etc. installed. Everything was fine prior to this. What happens is that I switch on, the graphics card details flash on the screen [as normal] followed by the Dell splash screen with F2 and F12 prompts and bios version [a08] then the above blank screen. Nothing works once the above screen is reached.

From reading the web I've kind of figured out that this is a problem on the bios and that, somehow, my bios has become corrupted. One solution offered on a few sites seems to be go into bios and then change the hard drive access mode from auto to large, but i'm not sure about this and it sounds a bit scary.

Any thoughts?

My prime concern is that I have a lot of data on my hard drive [stupidly only partly backed up - I know!!!] and I'm really worried about losing it.

I should confess that I'm a bit of a newie at these things and my technical knowledge is very limited so please, phrase any replies in simple terms.


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My prime concern is that I have a lot of data on my hard drive [stupidly only partly backed up - I know!!!] and I'm really worried about losing it.Rightly so, but who among us have not been caught in this situation?Without addressing your original issue, I just want to speak to getting the data off of the hard drive. You could always remove the hard drive and install it in another computer as a 'slave' drive. The working computer should still boot up from the 'good' Master hard drive, and then you will be able to navigate (start > my computer) to the slave drive and recover your data. More info on how to install a second drive can be found HERE.But of course, if you need help with this or any other procedure you can just ask for help here and we can explain it in more detail or refer to somewhere on the web where it will be explained more fully.

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I got a blue screen and then "Error loading operating system" with a black screen came up. Can somebody please help me.

Dell Laptop Inspiron 8600, Pentium M, 1.4 GHz, 15.4 in WXGA
512MB, DDR, 333MHz, 2 Dimms
32MB NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 Go Card
40GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive
No Floppy Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Home

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If you are in the process of setting up Windows XP,your computer might not support the capacity of the hard disk on which you are installing Windows XP.Read thru This Micro$oft KB article.

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My hard drive has become really slow and is about frizzed so I bought a replacement and tried to install it myself.

I put it in fine, and loaded the XP boot disk. As the setup was in progress the computer ran out of power. I turned it back on (hooked up to the AC adaptor this time, and now it won't do anything but say Error Loading Operating System.

I tried changing the boot order in BIOS but that didnt do anything, and i cant even remember how to get back into the bios.

I tried using a Linux (UBUNTU) disk instead of windows - no change...

its a toshiba satellite A25-S280

I'm at my wits end. Please help.

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While traveling across country I tried to install Windows Vista on only battery power (on a Toshiba M45 laptop) - it was a disaster (battery died 3 times!)! So much was corrupted that it required a complete format and reinstall to get it to work.

I suspect that this is the case with your system. I'd suggest formatting your hard drive and then using the Toshiba restore CD to set your system back up.

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Model: Dell
Unit: Latitude E4310

The screen is all black and then there is a sentence saying: Error loading operating system...
I tried rebooting it (I have 3 options) and neither of them has been really... uh effective.

What could be the possible reason?
Is it repairable?

> P.S I've been using it 24/7 can it be one of the reason(s)?

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Dont panic.. Whether you able to enter into BIOS?
DId you see the Hard disk is detected there?...
Post the image picked up by your camera if possible..

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I recently got the message "error loading operating system". My computer was working fine, so I have no idea what is causing it. I left my comp in standby mode and when I went back to it several hours later it was completely turned off (which leads me to believe one of my roommates turned it off by pressing the power button on the comp itself). When I turned it back on it gave me the error message, but when I hit F12 during start up and select "primary master" startup it wil work perfectly. Whenever I try to restart it keeps giving me the error. Does anyone know why my comp will only work under these conditions. Any help will be appreciated.

A:error loading operating system.....again

Check you BIOS setting and make sure your machine is set to boot from the C: drive. Also you might want to run a scan disk. Goto My Computer > Right click on C: drive > left click properties > click tools > then under error-checking click check now > check both the boxes at the top. Next time your computer reboots it will check the intergirty of the c drive. Let us know what you find.

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There is a problem with my old PC (Windows 7 x32, Intel duo core processor, 2.5 GB RAM) which was custom or assembled, it says 'Error loading operating system' and I have been trying to fix it for hours..
Earlier when this happened (A lot of times), I fixed it from the Repair option when I press F8 contineously, but when i keep on pressing it, nothing happens (System Repair Blackscreen does not come).
It happened when I pressed the restart button in my CPU when my PC was stuck for a long time, instead of waiting and manually restarting.
The biggest problem is that I LOST my Windows 7 CD. All I have now is just a USB with backup files.
When I put on the USB while booting, it says 'BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart' but it shows the same thing when I restart.
When I pressed F10, It showed the Boot Option Menu, it had 3 options:
• SATA: Optiarc DVD RW AD-72203
• Realtek Boot Agent
• MBIC SS MMoser Baee Disk PMAP (That one is my USB)
These 3 didn't work either....
So, Please help me to find a way to fix it.
Ask me if you want any more information.

Thanks now its solved

A:Help!! Error loading operating system

If you dont know, please ask your friends also.. please...

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I am using windows 7 on my computer and recently I figured that my computer started freezing a lot so I decided to install a fresh copy of windows. I did the same and scanned my whole computer and found no viruses either, the freezing problem was still not fixed. I searched up some but found no good solution. Then somehow the condition started getting worse, my computer stopped booting and it started restarting itself at the win7 startup animation. And then even worse.. now it only shows a black screen after turning it on and then shows the error "error loading operating system"after a few minutes. I tried many things I found online but nothing worked since I can't even get Into my windows for now. Safe mode isn't working either, I have no idea what to do now, please help me with this error. Or could it be a hardware problem too?
Please remember I only have a bootable windows 7 USB with me, no cd/dvd at this moment if the fix requires a copy of windows.

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ok, the fact that a clean install didn't fix it pretty much confirms that it is a hardware issue, have you tried startup repair yet? hat might reveal what is stopping you getting into the PC and at least allow you to get in and find out what is wrong.

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My computer recently decided to stop booting normaly and to load a black screen with "error loading operating system". The computer was running fine beforehand but I have a hunch it is something to do with my Motherboard rather then my windows installation.

My computer specs are as follows;
Operating System- Windows Vista 32bit
Motherboard- Asus M4A77TD Pro
Processor- AMD Phenom II x4 840 @3.2Ghz
Ram- 4 Gb
Hard drive- SATA SS Samsung HD103SJ

Now i have tried to boot from a copy of vista CD to use the command prompt to fix the MBR but it will no longer boot from the cd. It would at first but because my computer clearly dosent want me to fix it, it has decided to stop booting from the CD.

Now when i say it wont boot: it will boot into the loading screen where it says it is loading the files on the cd with the loading bar. Once that completes it goes to the microsoft loading screen as if it was starting up and then instead of going to the installation/recovery page it just loads a black screen and stays there. Nothing else will happen.

I have absolutly no idea how to get around this so im wondering whether my hard drive has really just died completly or whether my Motherboard is extremly corrupt. And yes the boot priority is set to boot from CD 1st.

Your help is really really appreciated!

A:Error loading operating system.

Why do you suspect your motherboard? Often it's the owner's "hunch" that solves these sorts of problems, so it's important to know why.

Meanwhile, let's start with these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
If you still can't boot from the disk, then try removing both cables from the hard drive and seeing if you can then run the memory diagnostic (this sometimes happens when a hard drive is dead/dying).

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My computer is a toshiba satellite from 2010 or 2011 can't remember, but then ever i start my computer, it shows the first part then a computer start up, but then it start making this weird noise and go into a black screen, and in the start it is totally blank but after a bit of time it writes error loading operating system.

I don't know much about the computer sorry

It started after i watch a movie and every time it has played 20minutes of the movie, my computer frooze and then after it did it 5 times i got a bit angry and just smash my hand down on my computer and i think thats why it is making the funny noise but i didn't do it that hard, and i have done it before with more strenght in the smash.

And it only makes the weird noise in the first 1-2 minutes and then stop.

Can someone please help. cause i start at school again on thursday and we uses our computers a lot.

A:Error Loading operating system

Can you take a picture of the screen? That could really help.

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I just got a computer from my friend, he gave me everything except a hard drive. So i got a 40 gig Western Digital HD from circuit city. Its an old p3. 2x pc133 128mb ram. Abit vh6 mobo.

So i hook everything up and install win2k. The install goes fine. Then i reboot, and i get the error "Unable to load operating system" I have no idea whats wrong.

Its booting from the correct drive, its recognizing it. Everything is running.

Anyone know whats wrong and/or how to make it work?

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Hello everyone I am having a big problem here. I will explain step by step what happened.
My mom was on her laptop and it froze suddenly then black screened and shut off. Immediately hearing this i knew i could solve this by reinstalling windows but not deleting all her old information, so i tried that and it didn't work I can't remember exactly what it said , but it said that it was unable to. So i left it and the next day i try again and put in the disk and now it says this...
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. insert your windows installtion disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If your do not have this disc, constact your system administrator or computer manufactureer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000098

Info: The windows Boot configuration Data file does not constain a vaild OS entry.

So after this i research some of this stuff on Google, and turns out i needed to make a windows repair disc so i did and put it in and it took about 50 minutes for the repair options to finally come up. I tried this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 and had nothing... So i try every option system restore and everything else and it STILL does not want to work. So I shut it off. I start it up normally and the same message still came up Error Loading Operating System... So i put ba... Read more

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Hello all - happy Monday (or not). I have received the dreaded shut down of all my programs and the white lettering with black background, i tried to follow instructions provided on this topic previously but only got so far as i believe i need someone to look at my mbr. I have created a cd that i can boot from that allowed me to create said mbr on the usb key via xPUD but honestly am a newbie when it comes to all things technical. I did try to use the F8 key after BIOS (Dell Inspiron 530 Bios 1.0.13) but no avail just clicked - i am able to get to xPUD via the boot disk but not sure where to go from there - if you need a copy of the mbr this can be provided. Any help is appreciated would really like to fix this. It is our hub for our family network and obviously is a drag. The wireless is still kicking and all can still use the network so no issue there.

the first error that started all this was an invalid disk partition or something like that - that is what lead me down this road and eventually to you!

thank you all for your assistance!

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Welcome aboard I'll ask appropriate helpers to take a look at your topic.Hold on there.

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Hey all, i have an issue trying to load up windows xp pro. the other day i was running spybot, ad-aware, and avast. after everything came out ok i reboot to finish the install of an avast update. upon reboot i got as far as the screen that shows system information, and at the bottom of the screen it said searching for floppy boot record. then the screen goes blank except for the message "Error loading operating system". cannot get into safe mode or setup. have checked hd cables and reseated. any tips would be greatly appreciated.

A:Error Loading Operating System

It sounds like something in windows was corrupted. If you have a windows xp cd, try booting from cd and running recovery console. Here is a microsoft overview of how to use it.http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...e_overview.mspxIf you have trouble booting from cd, go into bios setup and change boot order to have cd drive ahead of hard drive.

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I know you all are quite good at helping others fix their problems, and I have been stalking these forums for quite some time. However, I have recently gotten an issue with my computer booting that I can not fix, or find a fix on here.

So, about two hours ago (On this current PC I am typing on now.), my computer decided it would basically freak out. I got a few three pop ups, saying sticky notes has crashed, gave me the option to select cancel. I got one pop up for each sticky note that I had up at that time.

Then curse had done the same thing, which I found was odd, as curse has NEVER once crashed on me.

Then suddenly, the dreaded BSOD appeared, and before I could even try to restart my computer, it shut it self off.

I went to start up my computer, thinking maybe it had just crashed. It did its normal start up stuff, got to the welcome screen, and took about 5 minutes to load past that. Once it did, another 5 minute load or so on a blank, black screen. I walked away as it was taking a while. I came back, and on the top of the screen, it said "Error Loading operating system."

I had no errors, or any other warnings before the system crash, nor did I have any viruses (Checked three days ago.)

My operating system is Windows 7, I use an Intel R Graphics card, and my computer is a HP touchsmart 520 PC, all in one, antivirus is the AVG free edition, and I use MalwareBytes, both are run on a regular basis.

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A:Error Loading Operating system

Reboot into BIOS setup to see if the HD is detected. If so start with the HD tests and then work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

You'll note we recommend an AV which is not AVG, which hasn't been recommended anywhere for years since it bloated up and never slimmed back down. We only see problems with it here. I'd uninstall it and install MSE asap.

So the HD and AVG look like your likeliest suspects, however if you still have the HP factory preinstalled Win7 then that is the worst install of Win7 one can have, so it could be a combination of these or something altogether different which will likely turn up as you work through the steps.

Now would be a good time to consider getting that one great Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 since you only need to get it right once, then save a backup image in case you ever need to reinstall again it would be a 20 minute reimaging operation.

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I turned on my Dell Dimension today & got this message on a black screen - error loadinIg operating system. The Dell screen comes on, then goes to black. I didn't load any new drivers, hardware or software. I'm running on Windows XP Home Edition. Please help!

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The first thing I would try is connecting the hard disk to another system and running CHKDSK /R on it.

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Ok. Not very happy right now.

When I boot up my pc, it immeadiatly (or almost) jumps to black screen stating "Error loading operating system" nothing more, nothing less. Right before I got this message, I had BSOD "Driver IRQL not less or equal". The only changes to my system were opening my external hard drive to clean it. I am looking for a remedy to make this drive, os and all, useable again. Please dont repost saying reformat. That wont be of much help. Thanks in advance.

A:"error Loading Operating System"

Well first do you have the Windows install software for your computer?

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i' have had 2 HDDs on my PC for a little while now, and recently my older HDD died, So I pulled it out and installed windows onto my 2nd HDD, which is a SATA. Once I installed windows and rebooted it, i got stopped with this message

Verifying DMI Pool Data ...........
Error loading operating system

I cannot figure this out for the life of me. I thought it may have been a scratched windows CD, but i tried a back-up copy and had the same problem.

Anyone know what i am doing wrong? Thanks for the help in advance

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Originally Posted by bassmann

i' have had 2 HDDs on my PC for a little while now, and recently my older HDD died, So I pulled it out and installed windows onto my 2nd HDD, which is a SATA. Once I installed windows and rebooted it, i got stopped with this message

Verifying DMI Pool Data ...........
Error loading operating system

I cannot figure this out for the life of me. I thought it may have been a scratched windows CD, but i tried a back-up copy and had the same problem.

Anyone know what i am doing wrong? Thanks for the help in advance

Have you reconfigured your BIOS so that it recognises the 2nd drive as your boot drive?

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I have an LG PC. I have office Professional 2007. The hard drive is seagate 320 Gbytes. It was operating perfectly, until I moved it to another room. I turned it on and the screen said analog power saving mode.
I have changed the battery on the motherboard, double checked all connections, and reboted it and now the screen says Error loading operating system. If I press del it takes me to CMOS utility. But I don't know what to do. Can anyone advise what I should do. Step by step would be great.

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Hi megatron, and "Welcome to the Seven Forums." . . .

Now to the problem at hand. First we need to know what operating system you are using. Microsoft Office 2007 is not an operating system. To find out what OS you are using "press and hold the down the Windows Key then push the Pause Key." Doing this will bring up what is known at the "View basic information about your computer."

From that screen you will see the basic information about your operating system and the computer itself. Now type in that information so that we who wish to help can see what operating system, and computer you are using. With this information we can at least start to give you some ideas as to the problem. . .

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I have a problem with my laptop. it's a ideapad z470.
my problem is that whenever I turn on the laptop, it gives me a error loading operating system message.
I have searches multiple threads and tried them but it didn't work for me.

What I Have Tried
1. windows repair disc- after it loads the Microsoft loading bar, the screen stays black
2. windows installation disc- screen turns black but with movable cursor.
3. pressing f8- after loading all the files, it just stays there for a few minutes and then black screen with cursor.
4. re-putting back in the harddrive- no effect
5. system recovery button- stays on "loading files" bar for a while then to black screen

The BIOS detects the harddrive though.


A:Error loading operating system

Please read this tutorial fully, and follow all steps.

99% of the time all issues can be resolved with problems starting windows with this tutorial.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Please see this tutorial. Lots of options here:

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

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Yesterday, I was working on the computer, and decided to give a quick restart, no previous problems, unusual noises or otherwise, but on reboot "error loading operating system"

I have tried to read previous posts on the internet and are either too technical for me or don't seem to apply, but this is what I have tried so far

BIOS does recognize the drive
Exchanged with another HD with working XP and works, but obviously wants me to reactivate copy
OEM Windows XP disc does load> setup> Drive C is unformatted, damaged, or formatted with incompatible file system with options to format or return to previous screen......and that where I decided to stop and ask the experts before I really mess something up...I did post on another site with no responses, so any help will be appreciated.
Since then I connected as an external and was able to determine the c: partition of the drive is unreadable, the D: is fine

Is there any way to recover C: and how did it happen???

My computer is a hodgepodge of parts, so not sure what to include
was using up to date Win XP
no recent hardware changes
to the best of my knowldge no untrusted software downloads
HD: Hitachi Deskstar 200GB

If you need anything else please let me know

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Hey guys,...not sure if this is under the right forum but I'll post it here for now. Mods, if in the wrong forum, please relocate as you see fit.

Recently, I've been getting this msg "Error Loading Operating System" whenever I boot up my computer. I tried running a diagnostics, and the hard drive was detected and also passed. Do you guys any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Thank you in advance,

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I think you were on the right track by testing the Hard Drive. You should immediately backup important data, and then try another diagnositic for confirmation.Go to the manufacturer's website and download their disk utility to check the hard drive out (this list is kind of old, some of the links may have changed): Fujitsu "FJDT" DOWNLOAD Works with fujitsu models only.
Hitachi / IBM - DFT "Drive Fitness Test" DOWNLOAD Works with all manufacturers.
Maxtor "Powermax" DOWNLOAD Works with all manufacturers.
Samsung "hutil" DOWNLOAD Compatability unknown.
Seagate "Seatools" DOWNLOAD Works with Seagate drives only.
Toshiba - N/A There are no tools available for Toshiba, but you may be able to use IBM or Maxtor's.
Western Digital "Data Lifeguard" DOWNLOAD Works with WD drives only.

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Hi Peeps, I Need Some Serious Help Here.

1, I Came Into Work This Morning And Got The Above Message.

2, I Have Been Scouring The Internet For Help To Fix This Problem, But None Seem To Help Me.

So, I Will Explain My Situation.

I Have Been Running The Software For Months Now With No Problem, Then I Came Into Work To Get The Above Message, I Tried The Xp Repair But That Is Not Available, I Have Tried To Change It To Slave And Try To Recover Data, But When I Change It Over I Get Primary Ide0 Not Found!!!

Any Ideas How I Can Get Past This Stage?

A:''error Loading Operating System''

go to bios and see whether HDD is listed there

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I have a desktop computer that I tried starting up and I got the message "error loading operating system" Its a older Dell with windows XP. I ran the diagnostic disk and got the following 7 errors.

Diskette Drive B Disk Drive Seek Test: Fail
Msg:The drive did not respond in a fixed time to an access attempt

Diskette Drive B Disk Drive Read Test: Fail
Msg:The drive did not respond in a fixed time to an access attempt

Diskette Drive B Disk Drive Write Test: Fail
Msg:The drive did not respond in a fixed time to an access attempt

IDE CDRW 3 - Confidence Test: Fail
Msg: IDE device failed: incompatible cd for testing

IDE CDRW 3 - Read Test: Fail
Msg: IDE device failed: incompatible cd for testing

IDE CDRW 3 - Seek Test: Fail
Msg: IDE device failed: incompatible cd for testing

IDE CDRW 3 - Write Test: Fail
Msg: IDE device failed: incompatible cd for testing

It worked fine before but I just got that error when trying to use it.
Any help would be great and not losing my files also.
Thank you

A:Error Loading Operating System

What happens when you try to Boot in Safe Mode?

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Hi there. I've searched the web and these forums for information about this error message, and found quite a few suggested solutions; however, this error seems mostly to occur after a fresh install of Windows. This is not the case for me.

Over the past month, I have noticed my computer running slower, and crashing more often. It became particularly severe during the past week. I would get programs simply freezing on screen for a minute before I could move the cursor again, or simply freezing so long the only option was to restart the computer.

Two days ago, I woke up to this black screen with the message "Error Loading Operating System". The only change I have made to the system recently is, two weeks ago I got a blue screen crash and after reporting the issue was taken to a website which said the crash was due to a chipset driver of some kind and that I should update it, which I did as per the instructions that were given. However I had the slowdown and crashing prior to this so I'm am not sure if it is related in any way.

Any information or suggestions anyone could give is very much appreciated, and I thank you for taking your time to read this post.

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Hi Cancrizans, and welcome to BleepingComputer.Have you run any scans for infections?Have you looked in the Event Viewer to see if there are any error showing up at these times?Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.Warnings will appear as a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark inside.When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.You might try running chdsk.Go to Start and click on My Computer. Right click on the drive in which you want chkdsk to run. The C: drive is usually contains your operating system.Click on Properties and click the Tools tab. In the Error-checking box, click the Check Now button.Set up the Check Disk options by checking one or both check boxes displayed.To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors, and then click Start.To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors, and then click Start.

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Would someone please help me.
I took my C: drive out of my computer to use on other system as D: and when I replaced back to my computer I get " Error loading operating system " is there some utility I can use on a floppy disk to correct this problem on my harddrive?

harddrive Barracuda 7200.7 - 160 Gbytes
Amd 1200 cpu
Abit kg7-lite-raid
Mem - 262144k
atapi dvd-rom 16x
Elsa Razor-x Video card
Zip 100
400 Watt Power Supply

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Hi i recently got a computer from a friend. Anyway i decided to install a fresh copy of xp onto it something which i have done a million times before but this time after i start to install it and then after files have been copied and computer restarts the installation wont go any further and it says error loading operating system would greatly appreciate some help thanks.

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try this out...
disable the HDD IN THE BIOS (in the priority tag i think) than restart the computer with saving this settings. than..insert the xp cd and install ...if its works after the first boot of the computer after installation of course enable the hard disk again and save the settings. anyway let us the deatils please.
have a nice day..

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i was installing windows xp home edition service pack 1 on my computer and i dont think it started installing anything on the harddrive yet when i realized i needed to do something with the computer so i canceled the windows xp setup and it restarted my computer then i shut it down right away. After i had done what i needed to i started up again to install windows xp home edition and it gave me the message "Error Loading operating system" each time. I think it happened because i have stuff installed on my harddrive but not all of it now i dont know how to fix this i think i have to totally wipe my harddrive does anybody know a way to fix this? I dont know how i can wipe/reformat my harddrive either.

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Warning: Using these steps you will lose all data on the partition you install Windows XP to.You will have to boot from Windows XP CD. Make related changes in your PC's BIOS. (If you were installing XP before, then it is already set to boot from CD first)1. Insert XP CD and start your computer. (Power on computer and quickly insert the CD)2. Windows setup will load. Let it do its thing. On the Welcome screen it will pause. Press Enter to continue.3. Next screen is EULA, press F8 to accept Microsoft's license.4. In the next screen Windows will detect your existing Windows installation and opt for repair. Select not-to-repair ad press Esc.5. Next it would show a list of exisiting partitions, choose the one you have installed Windows(normally first partition in the list) before by highlighting the celected option and pressing Enter. (If it shows only "unpartitoned space" then select it by pressing Enter)6. Next you will be prompted to format, choose Format to using NTFS system (quick).Sit back and relax while Windows installs on your PC ...

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I was reinstalling Windows XP yesterday and everything was flowing like it should until it rebooted. When it reached the Press any key to boot from CD point it gave me the message "Error loading Operating System" and I can't get past it. I have tried using a different setup disc and I have tried using the 2nd CDrom drive. When it reaches that point it is the same result. I researched it a bit and I believe that doing the low level format from Western Digital may solve the problem. I downloaded and burned that program. My question is this. How do I run the low level format on that computer when it won't boot past the error message.

If anyone knows of any other solution to the
Error loading Operating System" problem I would love to hear it.

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Hi I was updating the software for my brother printer on my Dell inspiron 600m when i went to reboot it started giving me an error loading operating system message. I have tried using the restore consol as well as using the updating feature on my windows disk. I can access it if i connect it to another computer I have scanned it and done a virus scan I have checked the partions and nothing comes up no error I was hoping some one on here could help me if so I would much appreciate it.

Regards El Dude

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IF you can boot to Safe Mode, uninstall the printer software and reboot and see if it will boot normally.

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I come home from work, open the lid on my comp, and see this black screen. I've never messed with the HD, or have had any problems like this in the past. When I left the computer everything was fine (I left the power on) After seeing this message I hit the power button and tried to reboot again, only to have the same issue. What the heck happened? Anything I can do? I have windows 7.

A:Error loading operating system.

Hi -

Boot with your Windows 7 DVD or via the HDD recovery partition and try system repair or Windows System Restore.

Regards. . .



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I have recently encountered an error when booting up my computer that says "error loading operating system". I tried a format, I tried reinstalling windows xp....I did a fixboot in Repair console and chkdsk...still nothing. Tried switching my BIOS to read the drive in LBA mode....The message didnt come up..instead a black screen with color characters on the screen showed up..and nothing happened...

I have no idea what is causing this error....

I am running a Celeron 900.....Its a VIA chipset...My hard drive is a Western Digital 120gb, 384mb RAM, 128mb Radeon 9200SE vid card.

This problem basically came out of nowhere...comp was fine then bam..doesnt work. If you can help me I would greatly appreciate it

Thanks in advance.

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Sounds like hardware for sure. "Sounds" like .

Try one of these thorough hardware tests. Use the advanced options to test what you want. Avoid the "destructive" drive tests, of course, if you want to keep what you have on your drive.

http://users.adelphia.net/~abraxas/dl/pccheck5.50.zip (Bootable floppy)
http://users.adelphia.net/~abraxas/dl/PCChk550ISO.zip (Bootable CD)

There is a memory test in the first one, but here is another:


Another free one, #1TuffTest-Lite:


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Hi, hope some one can help me out ..my girlfriend has a Packard bell desktop with xp on..Well she had a virus and could not get rid of it .So she decided to reformat her computer only problem was that she did not have her original disc (lost them when moving ) now i had an xp disc that i let her use but now when she restarts her comp it says error loading operating system ..Can someone help me to try and get windows xp back on ..Could do with a walk through of what to do i have her computer here and am using my own at the moment.Really would appreciate if someone could explain it to me in an easy way

Thanks in advance.


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computer not new-computer was working I left for a few minutes and when I came back it had shut down and was trying to re-boot but only was showing error message. What I did from there: OK then: no discs in drives no usb's except the ones pugged in back of compute( ie;. mouse etc.) no power serge, running IExplorer, outlook. Run nomal boot, IDE CD Rom boot with dell window's CD. goes through set up i choose R for recovery console it comes up-- nothing happens have to exit.can only bring up the help menu.fast boot on nothing, off nothing. IRQ available , Shows hard drive capacity and on auto. I've turned off auto and ran boot from CD drive same message.Have run system tree test every thing passes except System lock up tests... IDE disk read test : Error code 0F00:0244and 0F001A44 . Many uncorrectable data errors or media is write protected on this test. and IDE Disk verify test, many uncorrectable data errors or media is write protected on this test. Error code 0F00:0244and 0F001A44. Test windows blue screen: Same codes as above in tests--IDE confidence test--ICE disk Read Test--IDE Verify Test ( Messagne block 5935700 and message block 6988126).. Not related to this test I saw a code 5 somewhere along the line while re-booting Ready to throw in the towel. Can I take the hard drive out and put in and other computer and possibly save my files if nothing else works? Windows OneCare also did a backup to my other computer and i think moved the file MEDIAID File I... Read more

A:Error Loading Operating System

You could connect it to another PC as a slave drive, get all your important data from it and then reformat it and reinstall your OS.
Before you reinstall the OS, download to disc the Disc Utility for your particular Hard Drive, ie; Maxtor/Seagate, WD and run a
disc check to make sure your drive is still in good shape and if shows the disc is good, use the same utility to ZERO out the drive,
then format and reinstall

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Hey everyone, I am new here and have a huge problem with my computer. I have a gateway computer that is 2.5 year old. I am running Window XP home version. I have spyware by webroot, cox security suite, agv anti-virus. My computer has been working fine until this morning. I used the computer last night and everything worked fine. I shut the computer off went to bed. When I woke up this morning and turned it on and it runs for about 5 seconds and I get a black screen with the message "Error Loading Operating System". It does not bring up the gateway screen or anything before I get the error message. I have the XP disk if needed. Also everything on the computer is already backed up.

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you could try a repair off the recovery console using your xp cdpressing R gets you there and when the recovery console menu showstype in chkdsk /r press enter then try to start your computerif that dont work then do a full non-destructive repair

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anybody know how to get my computer to boot up and start? it's a dell dimension 4550, shows IDE device fails to read portion of test, things like error code 0f00:0244 etc...tried everything I can think of but still get the error loading operating system message..

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Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Enter bios: press F2 when pc first turns on
Boot order:
cd/drive rom
other devices (varies)

First lets test the harddrive.

Go here for a HD utility:
use seagate tools if yours is not listed, otherwise you can use these below:

dban - http://www.dban.org/download
killdisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Burn the image to a cd:

perform a harddrive test, if harddrive test passes then
perform a full erase of harddrive.

if everything goes smoothly, proceed onto installing xp windows

After windows is installed, install drivers next.

Go here for the drivers for the pc:

Note: install the chipset first before any other drivers, reboot pc after each
driver install.

install protection - antivirus and antispyware protection for the pc.
Update windows using the window update icon under start button, all programs

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hey guys a i really need some help. I restarted my other computer and got the message error loading operating system. its a hp pavillion xt963. ive tried using the f10 option but it dosnt work. please help!!!

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Did you make any changes to your computer just before this problem started?Here are some suggestions:Error Loading Operating SystemError loading Operating System after Windows XP setup

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Win XP sp2

I turned my laptop on and it will not boot up.

I get my HP screen and at bottom says the usual press f2 for setup

then next I get a black screen with the message.

"Error loading operating system"


A:Error Loading Operating System Win Xp Sp2

Do you have the restore disks for your system?
Or, do you have an XP installation CD for your system?

If not, then I'd first suggest trying a bootable hard drive diagnostic from the manufacturer of your hard drive.

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error loading operating system

I checked F/A/Q and didnt find the answer.

I have a latitude c840

I cleared the password and reset it with the autoexec file in A/

I just did 2 other laptops, same model and no problems

the problem is winxp wont boot on start up, it just gives me that error message.

any help would be great as i have done all I can.



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WHAT error message?

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I'm having the same problem on my computer. I built mine on my own. It will start to boot up, finish the PCI Devices Listing and then display "Error Loading OS" right after it says it verifying DMI Pool Data... I accessed the bios and my HD is detected. I have a 200Gb internal hard drive as a slave drive to it and I am curious as to whether I could switch the cables between the HDs and get it to boot off the 200Gb and install XP on it, then pull the data off of the old one (original boot drive) that is now connected as the slave drive.

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Hanging at the DMI Pool is totally different. can of worms. I suggest starting your own thread on the subject

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I have this same problem. I set partitions for installing XP the setup copies the files, restarts and says error loading operating system.

I have tried:
Taking out 1 of 2 RAM sticks
Updating BIOS
Swapping CD ROM drives for install
Used a different XP installation disc

The BIOS detects both HD and CD-R
There is only 1 IDE port on the MOBO so its running the CD ROM and Hard Drive through one cable, its awkwardly wired but iv done this before and it works so im presuming this isnt the problem. Jumpers are set correctly for master and slave. The ribbon cable end is going to the Hard Drive MASTER and the middle end of the ribbon cable is going to the SLAVE CD ROM.

The PSU is 400W running an Athalon X2 4200+, 2 gigs of ram, 160gb hd, 1 dvd rw, an ATI x700
Dont spose this is related in any way.

No idea what else to try, has anyone got any suggestions?

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Using a generic xp disk

1. make sure the ide hard drive is set for the 2nd boot device in bios/turn off sata

2. delete the primary partition, recreate it and slow format from the cd, this will set that partition active

3. if that doesn't work? what is the motherboard brand and model number
reusing an old pata drive in a newer computer?

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