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Problem with my laptop Operating system not found

Q: Problem with my laptop Operating system not found

Here it is, i have my laptop this is what it says operating system not found . Another problem is my dvd player won't load any type of software .Tryiing to load Linux or Xp Pro same problem .
Now i try and go in the bios and it repeats operating system not found . What do i need to do to solve these problems.


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Here it is, i have my laptop this is what it says operating system not found . Another problem is my dvd player won't load any type of software .Tryiing to load Linux or Xp Pro same problem .
Now i try and go in the bios and it repeats operating system not found . What do i need to do to solve these problems.


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I have an aged P200 (I think) laptop (Gateway 2000) which I kept for my children to play a Win 98 game which won't play on anything newer - Babyz, if you're interested.

The battery is flat and I only play when connected to the mains. However, on the latest turn on I get the message "No operating system found". Anything I can do about this? The laptop has a floppy drive and cd drive.

A:Ancient laptop "no operating system found" problem

It sounds like the hard drive has failed. If you have the Windows 98 and driver installation disks that may have come with the laptop way back when, you could buy a replacement hard drive and reinstall everything and be good to go.

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I have a Sony laptop, I formatted and reloaded Windows XP onto it without a problem, turned it off and when I came back to it and turned it on it came up with the above message. I then carried out a repair install of windows, which again went OK, then I loaded SP2, which again went OK, but when I restarted the pc it came up with the same error again.
I am a little confused as it happily booted onto the desktop after loading windows but as soon as I turn it off and back on again it throws up the message. If it was a hard drive problem I would expect problems with loading windows but that goes OK.
Any suggestions from you guys?

A:Operating system not found on laptop

Usually, this is a hard drive error, where one or more of the first four boot sectors has its magnetic media peeling up. Thus it will load OK, but cannot read the boot sectors to start up, due to the tiny error set. It doesn't take much.
This happens on laptops more frequently than desktops. I suspect this is because the Sony laptops, and others in which it happens are too thin, and air cooling channels are too narrow. The hard drive just gets too hot and the extremely thin magnetic coating fluffs off.
Best test is to try another hard drive now. You can get refurb Seagates at www.tigerdirect.com and others... or new WD and Seagates at a low price and with a long warranty at www.zipzoomfly.com or www.directron.com

Be sure to use canned air to clean our your Sony air channels about once a month..

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i need help with my laptop its saying operating system not found (Acer Laptop) Windows 7/Vista

i checked the hard rive inside if it was find, it was kind of dusty but when i cleaned it after it doesn't still works

Would be great if someone helped me<3

Thank You

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When was the last time this worked and what has happened between then and now?

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Hi, My old laptop was running very slowly so decided to to a "reset", the big reset that deleted my old files and apps etc.  My laptop originally had Windows 7, but about a year ago I upgraded to Window 10 - which i regret as it slowed my laptop down terribly/ Half way through the reset the screen read that it was unable to do a reset, it gave me the option to try again, so I did and a while later it stated again that is was unable to complete reset and gave me the option to cancel, so I did.   This morning I try to turn my laptop on and got a message that is couldn't find an operating system on my hard drive, it had an error msg, which I failed to write down it also directed me to visit HP.com techsupport. I followed a reboot video, which said to remove battery, replace, turn back on holding F10... nothing happened other than the laptop beeped for a long time and the screen reads that an operating system wasn't found, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart, when I do that I get the same screen back again. Please help Thanks  

A:Reset laptop and now operating system not found

 > Half way through the reset the screen read that it was unable to do a reset, it gave me the option to try again, so I did and a while later it stated again that is was unable to complete reset  Any other error-message at the same time as the "unable to do a reset" ? My first guess is that your disk-drive is "failing", and trying to write to it has failed. How old is the laptop?  Is it still under warranty? How old is the disk-drive? Can you turn the laptop upside down, and remove a "cover", to view the top of the disk-drive?The date of manufacture, the name of the manufacturer, the model-number, and the serial-number should be visible.What are the values? Please do NOT post the serial-number here.Instead, access the manufacturer's web-site (www.westerndigital.com or www.seagate.com or ...) and look for a "check warranty" web-page.  Use that page to get more information about the disk-drive.  

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Hi. My grand childs laptop has just died for some reason, it's a Samsung NP-R20, he says it refused to start so he brought it to me as I have had to reinstall the OS a couple of times, but I have not come a cross this before.
You turn the laptop on and it takes a while for the Samsung logo to display, then after a long wait it then displays, operating system cannot be found, you cannot get into the Bios menu as it is not shown when the Samsung logo is displayed you get, press f2 for setup, which when you press shows nothing, and f12 for network boot but nothing for getting into bios, also you cannot get into safemode. I tried a Windows XP cd to do a repair install but get the error message, that it has prevented a serious opperation and stoped the XP cd from loading.I took the hard drive out and connected it to my own Pc but it was no reconised in my bios or in my computer. I also took the hard drive and memory out and replaced it but still the same problem. I thought it might be a hard drive problem, but before I buy a new one I would like some advice as could it also be a motherboard problem as it is not showing the bios menu.
Thanks for any help in advance Dave.

A:Laptop will not start operating system not found

I think it's your HDD too, do the lights come on at all when you start the PC?

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Hey folks, thanks a ton in advance for any help or suggestions given. I guess my old account was deleted, but I previously joined/donated for some help received. Regardless, I have a friends Acer laptop I am attempting to help her restore as usable. Acer Aspire 6930Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)1244MB Mobile Graphics Accelerator 4500MHD3 GB DDR2320GB HDDWindows VistaWhen you boot it, it pretty much stays in the boot screen.....does no more. She got the computer from Best Buy, and they set up 3 recover disks. When you try to run the 1st of 3, I select the language....then a prompt comes up to ask me what I want to do. As you can see below, I cannot select "restore from backup". I then click to "restore to default" and then I get this error message......I searched the error message, and found others who've experienced the exact same issue. What they discovered is that the computer would not utilize the recovery disks if there was an existing partition. So the folks with the same problem as I, downloaded the Ultimate Boot Disk to recover their computers. When I do that, I got a message in BIOS saying "No operating system found".This whole message....I can follow directions very well, and I am a fairly familiar with computers....but not enough to solve this one. I appreciate anyones time thrown in to try and find a fix or a final resolution (if the HD is fubar). Darren

A:Acer laptop : Operating system not found

Can you download a Linux Live CD from http://www.ubuntu.com and burn it to a CD and see if it can read your disk drive.

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An Operating System Wasn't Found. Try Disconnecting Any Drives That Don't Contain An Operating System.Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart

I Have Try Everything and Nothing works..My Laptop Is An Acer Travelmate 5335

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Hi I have a Sony laptop model PCG-38CP, when I turn it on, all I get is a black screen and message "Operating system not found". I went into F2 mode, checked under the Boot section and the hard drive is listed there, but even after making it first in the line, still the error message persists. Checked the bottom of lappy for possible loose connection, all seems intact. Tried F10 or F11, all I get is an annoying beeping noise and back to the error message. Am I correct to assume that I will need to re-install the OS? It was Win XP Pro. Should I get the proper full OS cd or just a recovery disk? BTW, this laptop was just a hand me down so I don't mind nor care if any data will be wiped out in the process.

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Hello, I am in dam **** with my Vostro 1310 laptop. It had water poured on it and for the past two weeks, it signals the following issues:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Existing PXE ROM.
Operating System not found

Please, help me recover very important files buried in my laptop, and also solve this problem

Much thanks in advance.

A:Operating system not found while booting my DELL laptop

Hi and welcome to TSF please try going into the bios and set the harddrive as first boot device save and exit then try booting,you can try pressing enter when booting and see if that gets you to the bios or it might be the delete key ther is normally a message at the bottom left of the screen when you boot telling you which key or keys to use,if you miss the time in which to do it just start over

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CPU: Celeron
1.24GB ram
I have my laptop running 24/7 to operate a program, and just now I glanced at it and it said the stuff about "operating system not found". I tried powering it off and all of the lights across the top started blinking. It was also pretty hot. I unplugged it and took the battery out which cleared the lights, but it still shows the message. The hard drive is listed in the BIOS when I checked it.

Is it the end of the road for this laptop? Luckily I don't have anything important on it.

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I have a Sony VAIO Laptop computer. The laptop uses the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System. TodayI turned on my computer and got a message that my Operating System Not Found. I tried re-booting the computer but I get the same message, Operating System Not Found.

Any and all advice and comments are welcomed.


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I found on laptop operating system wasn't found how solve it.

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Not sure if this is the right forum for this because it seems to be an issue in a few different parts of the computer but here's the problem.
When I start my son's IBM Laptop, the IBM Logo comes up and then some sort of clicking/whirring sound comes from where the Hard Disk Drive on the computer is. AFter this occurs for a few seconds it searches the computer for something and then the following message comes up:
PXE=E6I: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Operating Systems Not Found

After that nothing happens. I'm pretty much a novice with computers, so I'm really not sure about any kind of hardware-related issues, which is what it seems like this probably is. Any help or suggestions that anyone has, I would be grateful. I realize there is a good possibility I will have to take this to a pro to get it fixed, but its a Saturday, so if anyone has any suggestions that I may be able to try before Monday, please let me know.

A:Serious Problem Operating System Not Found on Computer

It sounds like you may need a new harddrive. To be sure, make sure all the harddrive cables are firmly connected, especially the power. If it's an ATA disk, try a different slot on the IDE cable and make sure the jumpers on the disk are set correctly.

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now, my laptop is a Sony Vaio laptop runs on Windows 7 home edition.
i know i still have the disk that contains word, excel etc.
anything else was most likely accidentally trashed.

when i start the laptop it reads the Vaio logo, of course i hear a disk spinning and not a type of clicking but a sound for sure. screen turns black and reads operating systen not found. before that it read a different disk not found. i pressed f2 and set everything to default. i'm stumped from here. i'm thinking on looking for a book to help, haha.. if you know one, share the name. thanks

A:how can i get past the can not read Operating System Not Found Problem

First enter BIOS setup to see if HD registers there. If not it may have failed. Test it to be sure by downloading, burning to CD with Windows Image Burner then running a full scan with the HD maker's HD Diagnostic DOS scan.

You can also try accessing it through the door on back to reinstall it to see if it is failing to make contact when plugged in.

Videos for doing this and replacing the HD if necessary are available by googling your model name/number and + replace HD.

If you replace the HD you can run Factory Recovery disks you made at setup or order from Sony support, or get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If HD is intact work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I was copying my files on a USB, then I took it out ( without safely removing) and went out. When i got back, the laptop has already shut itself. when i turn it on it goes Operatin System Not Found. I use windows 8.1 and only 1 hard drive. When the PC goes into VAIO care rescue mode everything is white with options like start BIOS steup, contact support, start from media .... etc which are not at all helpful, unlike others problems which makes the screen black. but the same thing happens to me when i change boot mode to Legacy, but back to normal when to UEFI. i don't have any disc. from what i know the product key is in the UEFI thingy in the computer.

When I start BIOS setups it still shows
System Memory : 12288mb
Hard Disk Drive : 1000gb ( so i presume the hard drive still works)

Methods that worked for others but not me :
1. Taking out the HDD, give it a blow and put it back in.
2. Changing Boot to legacy
3. Changing the boot order to every combination i could.
4. Use a program called Wondershare Liveboot.
5. Reinstall windows 8.1 using a USB boot media, which was downloaded from microsoft home page.
6. Using command promt from USB boot media /scannow

the problem also lies in my little knowledge about computer matter. I couldn't find out if the HDD still works, what version or name it has, don't know how to update the bios as well. Please help me guys

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It all started with a strange error message in XP (SP3) without having done anything in the SW. I rebooted and it said a file was missing or corrupt = cannot boot, keep rebooting.
I checked the RAM, tested it: no problem.
I removed the drive, checked carefully with a diagnostic tool (from Hitachi) and no errors at all. I was able to copy the whole drive for backup, no issue.
I reloaded the BIOS, plugged the HDD into the laptop after I formatted it. 'F2' to access the BIOS, the HDD is detected.
But "Operating System Not Found" appears during the boot.
<HINT> after this message, if I remove the drive and insert it again, no more "Operating System Not Found" the next time I boot.

I installed a fresh XP SP3 on the freshly formatted HDD, I can use all the functions but get several BSOD at times, related to pagemgr.sys or ftdisk.sys or others.
rebooting = "Operating System Not Found". Remove/reinsert the HDD and I can boot and use XP for a while until the next BSOD and "Operating System not found" during reboot. A checkdisk before XP is loaded will always show some errors, deleting, replacing orphans...

However I came to the conclusion that it is not HDD related (btw, it's only 8 months old HDD), but more likely linked to the board. Maybe I'm wrong, but I tried so many things...in vain.
Even using the XP CD with Recovery Console sometimes cannot show the C: drive. Not shown in the Map. It means that the lapto... Read more

A:"Operating System Not Found" issue with laptop. Cannot fix it...

Hi Blackyblack,

Is it possible that you are either downloading bad software or visiting bad web sites that could be infecting your HDD and causing the C: drive to make your O/S invisible?

Recommend you download/install/run Malwarebytes from my Signature.
Be sure to run the Update function before each use.

At the end of Malwarebytes run, it will produce a report.
Please paste that report to your reply.


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I've been running windows xp sp2 on my sony vaio frv31 laptop for, well, months I think. It's been awhile.

Anyway, just yesterday I'm sitting in my living room and I hear the beeping noise my laptop makes when it's trying to boot (my number 4 key is permantly stuck down and I have to hit escape to let it boot). I hit escape, get the flash screen for about forever, and get "no operating system found".

I haven't even touched my laptop in days... I think the last time I used it was sometime last week to play a game (I just haven't needed it lately). My version of XP is an OEM full professional version. I've got my hard drive partitioned into 2 20g sections with nothing but programs I rarely use on the second partition. I've got two firewalls running at all times (the windows firewall and norton internet security) and I do virus scans every week (no problems there last time I checked). I have auto update turned off because I don't like my computer to install things without me knowing about it.

It had no reason to reboot in the first place, and now I can't understand why it won't find my os. BIOS shows that everything is fine and dandy, I discharged the battery per Sony's instructions, and set all BIOS settings to default (not that I had changed anything in the first place - I generally don't mess with laptop settings).

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A:"no operating system found" xp sp2 on laptop

Welcome to TSG.

You Might want to take a look at Method 2: Use Recovery Console.

I would try FIXMBR.

As to why it won't boot, your guess is as good as mine. I have a 9yr old and a 15 yr old I can blame such problems on, with good reason.

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I have a Samsung V25 Laptop running Home Edition
Today I put it on stand by and opened the lid and hit the power button to bring it out of stand by about 20 minutes later and it rebooted (it has done this before as it sometimes reboots when not connected to power. Any way It reebooted and the Samsung Screen comes up and then a small flashing dash in the top left then "opertaing system not found" message comes up I fully charged it and checked the hdd appears in the BIOS and it does and have tried booting with power cable attached and everything

any ideas as to whats wrong (I CANT lose any of the data!!!)
and yes, before you ask I am an idiot and have no backups

please help me!!!

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as usual I turned off my laptop and after a while a turned on again to use my laptop but it couldn't reach operating system and showed error :

I tried all instructions to solve the problem and finally run by windows start up CD to
re-install new windows. this time I faced error:
" No drivers were found. click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"

I confused. I really don't what should I do anymore

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Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Report back what happens as you go as there may be more steps.

Where did you get Win7 installer? Did you burn it yourself?

Do you have an EFI BIOS? Enter BIOS setup to see if HD is detected, and if there is an EFI Boot disk in BIOS Boot order listings.

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HelloI am  having display problem screen is blanked out, i am  using windows 10 initially it was fine then flikkering started, tried to resolve with software reload but now screen is completly dark

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Ran F12 to regain Operating system - long version. Says computer passes everything but there's no operating system found. Did this Twice. Tried "Operating System" CD that came w/ Studio 17 laptop. Hit option to run via CD & never got anywhere after an hour. Tried Reinstall Hardware disk that came w/ laptop. It shows Vista, but laptop came w/ Windows 7. See where it shows the system's checking things out, but never get anywhere. HELP!

A:No operating system found but it's operating

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When i Turn On my laptop , it Shows "Operating System Not Found" ,But If I restart
( by ctrl+alt+del ) everything goes fine...whenever i shutdown my lap and then switching it on it boots slowly and shows "Operating System Not Found" ,But when i restart ,everything goes fine..

What is the problem?

A:Dell Inspiron 1564 "Operating System Not Found" Problem

Make sure the hard disk is properly inserted in the laptop and has not come loose. You will need a screwdriver to remove the hard disk panel to check. That would be the first thing to check. Post back after you have done so and we will provide further steps if needed.

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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.


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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First off Im not sure if this is a hardware related issue, but I decided to post here anyways. I recently bought a used computer from a boneyard place, and I am attempting to install Linux as an experiment. When I turn the computer on I get a a message in the console saying "Operating System Missing" There are no commands that I can find to get me out of this prompt. I have an Ubuntu Linux install cd that wont run on boot up. Should I try putting the files on a floppy and booting from there if possible? I have no clue how to get the cpu to read the cd-rom at boot time. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any assistance given!

A:No Operating System Found

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My daughter has a Gateway laptop model MX3560. After using it with no problems yesterday, it now wont boot up and says no operating system found. Any ideas what the problem can be?
Thank you.

A:No operating system found!

Well, obviously it means it can't find Winslows. Was it dropped, or jolted perhaps knocking the HDD out of position?

What were you doing on the machine before shutdown?

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My laptop has vista. Sony one. I installed java updates yesterday successfully. After that in order to complete the installation it said to restart the computer.
I restarted it.

Since then, it shows ' operating system not found'

What can be the reason, happening just because of this java installation?

(I tried some things..
I inserted my sony recovery disc, and tried
tried to restore the computer to a earlier successfull time, but only one time it shows that is the java installation. I did it also. but still the same message after restarting, ' operating system not found'.

I tried to install the c drive fully to the factory settings from my recovery disc, but it shows ' error 403 ' .


I am struck up now

I cannot use my laptop, I am not an experienced one with these kind of things

Could anyone please tell me what to do to either
unistall the java, which I have installed
and or
get my computer workable



A:Operating system not found !!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds like one of several possibilities:

1.) The java installation was actually a virus that infected your drive

2.) Your hard drive has failed and cannot be read

3.) There is a logical issue with your hard drive (corrupt partition, Master Boot Record corruption, etc)

4.) Your BIOS settings have somehow changed causing the wrong drive to load
the operating system at boot-up.
What's the make and model# of your PC? It could have a diagnostic utility that can be run after booting, which can be used to help figure it out.

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Hi, I'm not sure what happenend, but, I'll try to explain. About a week ago my computer froze. I rebooted it, went into startup repair and tried to restore it. It didn't work. I decided to download the latest version of FRST and post the results here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 11-12-2012 (ATTENTION: FRST version is 6 days old)
Ran by SYSTEM at 17-12-2012 16:45:21
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet002

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [10060320 2010-02-09] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] %ProgramFiles%\Apoint\Apoint.exe [208384 2009-11-04] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup [16397416 2010-01-11] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [SmartWiHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWiHelper.exe" /WindowsStartup [80384 2009-10-05] (Sony Electronics Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ISBMgr.exe] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe" [320880 2009-08-26] (Sony Corporation)
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A:Operating system cannot be found

Hello Gmoss , Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.Please download the newest version of FRST and run it again and post the new log.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

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Hello every one. I'm having problem with Operating system not found issue.
My hard drive was broken and i just changed it to new hard drive with new window 7 bought at bestbuy. Unfortunately, the cd not boot( my bootable device is CD/DVD-ROM) . It's show that Operating system not found. Does any know what wrong with it?. I would greatly appreciated

A:Operating system not found??

Try hitting F10 or F12, one of the F key should bring up a boot menu. You can also access the BIOS and change the start up device order. CD/DVD before HD.

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I have a Toshiba lab top computer and it says operating system not found on a black screen. I have windows vista and I do not know what to do. My friend borrowed my computer and this is the way they returned it to me. I am sick over this

A:operating system not found

can you enter in safe mode? start the machine and start tapping the f8 key choose "safe mode with command prompt" If your able to get there.

Type: fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 then press enter, then try to restart normal! ....good luck

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Amongst other troubles, my OS seems to be intermittent. I'll walk away from the computer, acting normally, and return to find a black screen with the message "Operating system not found".
The only option here appears to be restarting. Restart takes me to the F1/F10 choice screen, then the same black screen. It appears to get caught in the loop. The only way to get out is to manually power down the unit.

Is this damage to the disk, or do you think reformatting will solve this problem?

A:Operating system not found?

There are several things that could cause this.
Most likely Your drive is acting up, depending on the drive go to the manufactures site and download and run there diagnostic software.
Or your ribbon cable may be going bad. Also go in to your bios and enable the S.M.A.R.T for your IDE drive.

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my laptop was automatically reboot while while my usb drive inserted, i removed it and press enter, then the error operating system not found appeared, I'll switch it off and on again but the same error was displayed, "operating system not found"

A:operating system not found

First, use the following steps to determine if the hard drive is being detected in the BIOS:
Before you begin, remove everything (like USB drives, and CD and DVD discs) from the computer and connect only the original mouse, monitor and keyboard.

Turn on the computer and press the F10 key repeatedly at the first screen to enter the BIOS Setup utility.

Verify that a hard drive name is listed from the general screen.
If the hard drive name is listed, refer to the steps in the section Hard drive detected .

If the hard drive name is missing or the text Auto or None is listed, refer to the steps in the section Hard Drive is not detected .

Hard drive is detected

Use the following procedure to repair the file system on the hard drive:
Turn off the computer and wait at least 5 seconds with the computer in a full off state.

Turn on the computer and press the F8 key repeatedly as the computer starts.
An "Advanced Boot Options" screen opens.

Select Repair Your Computer and press Enter .

Select a keyboard layout that matches your country/region and click Next .
When the login prompt appears, select the user name with Administrator rights (not Administrator) from the User Name drop down. The user name with Admistrator rights is most likely the first user name that was entered during the initial computer setup.

Type the logon password into the Password field and then click OK .
NOTE: If you do not know the password, leave the Password field blank and click OK . If you ... Read more

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My computer has this message on a black screen and I have to go to the blue screen (hp screen) and hit escape then hard drive - return key and it starts back up.

What is going on with this and why do I have to keep doing it?

A:Operating System cannot be found

Check the connections to your hard drive.

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I have been given a laptop which has had the operating system removed. The laptop is a Micron Electronics, Transport Trek 2. The system is still listed - Windows NT Win 98. It has 640 KB memory. The Micron info comes up when I turn it on, and I can get the F2 info, but when I exit, I get the black screen with "operating system not found". Can I install a new operating system? What are my options?

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As long as the laptop has a hard drive and there's nothing wrong with then you can install an operating system on it. Do you have Windows 98 or ME, a CD and license that you are not using? If so just put int he CD into the drive and follow the instructions to install it. If you don't have a valid operating tsystem you can probably buy a copy on Ebay. The laptop probably won't handle Windows XP but it may be able to run Windows 2000 depending on the CPU speed and amount of memory.

I'm al;so sure it has more then 640KB of memory, thats just the base memory.

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Hello SevenForums, today I've had a problem with my ACER Laptop, and I need help fixing this Black Screen Of Death. I started up my laptop today, and BOOM! An error popped up and I have no absolute idea how to fix it.

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.09 (080602)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Operating System not found
Lots of help is much appreciated!

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Bump, really impatience.

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computer froze and came back saying "operating system not found" of course in vista. pls help

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Have a Sony Vaio PCG-V505BX Notebook. Every time I turn it on, I get a screen that gives me a "0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0" Message, I have the option to (F1) Resume or (F2) Setup. If I choose to resume, I get a blank screen that says "Operating System Not Found" If I choose setup, I get to the Bios screen which displays everything, but dont know what to do here anyways.
The Bios recognizes the hard drive: Hitachi_DK23EA-40-(PM) I can and have reset the default values, even tried inserting a Windows XP disk (I dont have the restore disk, and Sony doesnt either...I Called) But nothing works. When I insert the disk, it starts like it wants to boot, but wont.
I have no idea what drivers I have and am very limited in what I know about this laptop. Any Suggestions? I can give you any information you need, andwill bechecking back to this post daily....Thanks

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Also, I noticed when I place the XP disk in the drive and go to setup and try to select the "Optical Drive" as the boot drive, it gives me an "!" next to the drive option

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Hi there.

I have a Vista 32bit installed on my Brand new Dell Inspiron 1370. It came with Windows 7 64bit but that was a Japanese version so i formated my HDD and installed my Vista 32bit on it. Everything is working great, except that mostly whenever i restart my PC, a message pops up at start showing "Operating System Not Found". So i have to go to BIOS and in boot window, there is always an Exclamation mark besides hardisk and DVD Drive, so i hit SHIFT + 1 key and exclamation marks go away, and then PC restarts fine.

This doesnt happen all the times but it does happen very often.

Anybody else facing this problem?

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sounds like there could be a hardware problem or a setting problem. whats the boot order in the bios?

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I have the following:

P4 3.06 Windows XP Home Edition.

It was running just fine about a week and a half ago. Now, everytime I start up the system I get "Operating System not found".

This happens after the computer boots up, right after it recognizes the floppy drive it gives me the above message.

I've tried to reinstall the hard-drive but it wouldn't even recognize the cd-rom drive.

I've tried my hard-drive on another computer and it seems to work just fine. Taken the hard-drive from the other comp and tried it on mine and same problem.

I think I've exhausted everything and have not solved the problem. I need help!

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We had a brief power outage, my computer screen went to black and Operating System Not Found appeared on the screen. I found my 3 quick restore Compaq Cd's and another disc Application/Driver CD. Any advice, tips, or warnings before I try to reinstall XP operating system(s). It's a Compaq Notebook Presario 734RSH. Thank you for any assistance you can give me.

My Regards,

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Do you have Data you want to salvage before you restore?

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Hello everyone,

I just used Partition-Magic to partition a hard drive, luckily not my computer, it was a friend's. Anyway we did everything as the manual suggested and when we were done we porceeded to reboot, however the screen read OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND. I have no idea what happened, sadly we can't even find his recovery disks,(This is a Sony Viao with XP on it). Can any one please tell me what my options are other than formatting the hard drive? If I boot up from a floppy drive with a startup disk, is there anything I can do to fix this problem. I guess the reason he wanted to do this was because he was running out room on his hard drive 100 Giga bytes, split 85/15 and apparently everything was being written to the 15 gig side, frankly I don't know anything about partioning and don't understand how the hard drive was split 85/15 to begin with. At any rate I apologize for the long message, hope it makes sense and that someone can give me some advice.
I'd appreciate your feedback on this.
Best regards,

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I have an idea that the drive was partitioned because the "recovery" disk was on the small partition?

More and more big box makers are doing that. Cheap!!! If that is what happened he will need either a set of recovery disks which he would have to get from Sony, or a windows disk. Without the disks you are in trouble.

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the boot manager was missing for my dell inspiron n4030 so i put the windows 7 repair disk in but when i start it it doesn't have any operating system listed

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Is the hard drive detected at all? If not maybe the data or power connection came loose. If it is detected it is probably not in very good shape; run some diagnostics on it.

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I have an aspire 5735 with vista home premimum and I downloaded Comodo Time Machime.my computer rebooted and came back with black screen and error message cannot find operating system. I shut my computer down several times, nothing. When I tried f8 I could not get to safe mode. The only key that worked was f2 the BIOS. I was totally locked out. I had to use my rescue disk to reinstalle OS. You know what a pain that is. My computer is working again and I want to warn anyone about the new software comodo time machine and can anyone tell me what may have caused the problem. thanks

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What is the purpose of Comodo Time Machine?

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Hello, as the title says, my computer can't seem to find an operating system. Now it was working just fine last week and I decided to take the 2 hard drives out from the computer and put them in a new one to see if they'd work. Well they didn't in the newer one so I brought it back to the current one and I plugged them in and all that and now I'm getting the error, "Operating System not found". Please help. I really need to get back on my computer to get some files. It's a old machine, Pentium 2 333Mhz with 512mb of RAM. another thing I should add is that when I go to the BIOS, it says that there is no Primnary IDE master or slave and I change those so it has one, exit and save changes, then Restart and it comes up with my problem, I go back into the BIOS and it says there's no master or slave once again. I don't know if that means anything, but I just thought I should add that. Please help me, any help would be great and it's a Dell Dimension XPS D333, well at least that's hat the BIOS says. Thanks in advance.

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keep changing your drives around in the bios under HDD's and boot order until your pc boots. as it may not be the way that it was before seeing as how you changed your drives around.

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i have a compaq presario 2100 that was working yesterday and now today when i turned it on i got this error message"no operating system found.-by the way , it took forever to come up.
i tried to reinstall using the compaq quick restore sytem recovery cd disk(4 of them)and it took forever to get to an error message and the cd popped out and the pc shut off. i couldnt even tell you what the message was because it gives you 0.005 seconds to read it.
then i decided to try the compaq operating system cd microsoft windows xp home version, and it took forever for that .. the final result was pgrmgr.sys error. any suggestions. thanks tammy

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