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

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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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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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Hi, My HP Mini seems to come up with the "Operating System Not Found" error most times it reboots. The last time was when it had to do a Windows Update. It rebooted to finish but came up with that error. I have found that if I unplug the PC for several minutes and plug back in and the press the power button it boots normally again. How do I prevent this error from happening? Thank you in advance.

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My roommate has this big 17 inch hp pavilion dv9000, it's got 2 hard drives.
The other day I knocked it off the table and a USB plug hit the ground breaking the USB port which in turn pushed up against the SATA connector on the mobo and cracked it right off.
Now the computer gives "operating system not found" right after power on.
well that's not surprising since one of the HDDs is not connected.
I tried swapping the HDDs but that didnt work, I got the same message.
Just now I popped in an Ubuntu 9.04 disk and reinstalled it to the working hard drive, and that went fine, until I restarted it and got the same "operating system not found"
What gives?

Any help is muuucchhh appreciated. Thanks.

A:operating system not found

Can you change boot device in setup?

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Hey. my dad just gave me a used computer. It works. However when I tried to swap the hard drive from my old computer and then start it up it reads "OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND". When I put it back in my old computer it works fine. Also the Hard drive that came with it boots up fine. What do I do?

A:Operating System Not Found

You can not just transplant a harddisk from 1 PC to another. The installed Windows has all registry entries for the hardware of the other PC, so unless both PCs are identical in hardware, it will almost never work.
Also check for Master/Slave settings on the rear of the HD.
PCs can only boot from HD if the 'bootloader' is on the first partition of the first harddisk of the first IDE-controller (or from SATA/SCSI).

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operating system not found ! please help hello i have toshiba satellite p300 19p and my operating sytem is vista. my problem is when i open my laptop it says operating system not found and i got insurance for that laptop and i call thech guys and they Collect it and they repair it and send back. so still i have same problem.what is the problem ?? and thanks for help

A:operating system not found ! please help :(

Hello and welcome to TSG.

But please read the rules carefully and do not post duplicate threads. You can continue with this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/812861-operating-system-not-found-please.html but I'm closing this one.

Good luck with your problem.

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Yesterday I tried partitioning my disk D and I could not do it and I shut down the machine until this morning when I try booting the machine the only thing that appears on the screen is "An operating system was not found. Try disconnecting any drives that do not contain an operating system.

A:An operating system was not found.

Hi,What is the full model name, product number of your laptop?What is the installed operating system?Please perform extensive hard drive and memory tests from System Diagnostics BIOS/UEFI by tapping F2 or ESC key as soon as you power on laptop.Let it complete. Report back with results.If everything PASSED, please do a repair install of Windows: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/26095-repair-install-windows-8-a.htmlRegardsVisruth

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I've got an Acer Aspire 5536.
On start up the following message appears:

PXE-E61:Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting broadcom PXE ROM
Operating system not found

Any help would be appreciated

Thank you


A:PXE Operating system not found

You didn't mention how old that computer is, but that warning message is usually a sign that the hard drive has died and needs to be replaced.


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a friend of mine had a dual boot of windows 7&8 then, he tried to remove windows 8( it's partition was active but windows 7 wasn't active), he first deleted win8 from msconfig then tried to delete the partition of windows 8( but Disk management didnt allow him neither easeus partition manager did, so he tried to keep windows 7 partition as active using easeus manager, then after completing the action, the PC failed to start, he tried automatic repair,but that bore no fruit... the PC says " Couldn't find any operating system, press ctrl+alt+del to restart...

edit: my idiotic friend after removing windows 8 from msconfig,upgraded win7 to win8( i kicked him ... ) i suspect that MBR software has been corrupted... but i have no idea on how to help him... so is there anway to make his PC , boot again and remove the windows 8's( previously clean installed) partition

A:Operating system not found

So - Windows 8 has been removed, Win 7 is still there? Unfortunate.

You MAY be able to load Windows 7 by using and old version of Hiren's Boot CD, version 13 or under. It has an option for Booting Windows 7 or XP when the Boot Sector and MBR have been compromised. Thing is, I don't know from where you can download Hiren's 13- So you can Google it, and try to find the IOS image to download.

You could also try to "repair" the OS using the Win 7 Install Disk - See if it detects your OS - If it doesn't - You will have to save any personal files from the drive, and do a fresh install.

See, the problem is, Windows 7 and Windows 8 use very different OS choosers. Windows 7 uses Boot.INI, 8 Uses something else, maybe it is Boot.INI hidden somewhere. But Windows 8 takes over the entire OS choices menu.

Windows 7 should have been chosen as the Default OS FIRST - You can do this using Windows 8 Manager by yamicsoft:

You tell it "Windows 7 is the default OS" - Then you BOOT to Win 7, from THERE you can remove all vestiges of 8.

Try the "Boot to Windows XP/Vista/7" option on Hiren's Boot CD, this has been removed from versions later than 13. If you can do that, you can use Partition Wizard Home edition to "Fix your MBR" - And from there, you reboot, and you load the Windows 7 Install disk and "Repair Startup"

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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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Hello guys and girls
I have a computer that is showing the above error message. I know the troubleshooting steps, and it is not detected in the BIOS. I'm going to scrap the drive. But my actual question is; If the BIOS doesn't see the drive, then how do I get a Windows splash screen before I get the error?

A:Operating System not found

faulty or loose cable

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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?

A:Operating System not found

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

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An operating system on my laptop is missing and I cannot boot my laptop, please any help?

A:An operating system not found

Double, use this:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/An-operating-system-was-not-foun...

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When I try to boot up my computer a black screen pops up with the words "Operating system not found". I know it has something to do with the hard drive but I wanted to know how I can get this problem resolved myself. Please help.

A:Operating System not found

Have you installed a Windows operating system in that hard drive in that computer?

Is that a factory-brand or self-built computer?


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I have a Sony Vaio laptop. My harddrive crashed so I bought a replacement hdd on ebay. After installing the new hdd I now get a Operating System not found message.

A:Operating System not found

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can some one help I keep getting operating system not found on my windows 7 Samsung rv510 I have to keep doing a recovery on it and its fine again but i dont want i keep having to do this

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plus i dont have widows 7 disk i dont think you get disks any more with new laptops

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I did a full recovery on my laptop because it kept acting progressively worse to the point that it wouldn't turn on. Anyway, I know little to nothing about computers and I'm trying to get it back running. When I turn it on I get a message saying operating system not found. Whenever I put in my vista operating system CD that came with it it acts like it's going to work, but while it's in the expanding files step, it stops and says installation was cancelled. "Windows cannot install required files. The file does not exist. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070002. Originally, when powering on I was getting a message that Boot Manager is missing or corrupt. So, I went to command prompt and typed something in that I saw on one of these message boards and I got a message that it was a success so I guess that's ok now. Also, I went into BIOS and changed the boot priority to CD/DVD as #1 because I saw that I needed to do that for the computer to be able to boot from my CD. Lastly, fortunately, I did make a recovery disc when the computer was brand new, but I don't know what to do with it. I am LOST!! Please, somebody help me, I'm begging

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Hi and Welcome,
I'm not sure how much I can help but can I just clarify some things please?
How did you perform the 'full recovery' that you mention?
Do you have a Vista o/s CD and a recovery disc?
Is it just the Vista o/s CD that you've tried so far?
What's the make & model of the laptop?


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hi i need help from u guys. i was watching a film on my laptop and suddenly it froze so i turned the laptop off. i then turned it on again and it says operating system not found. ive looked on the bios and the ide channel master doesnt detect my hard drive only the dvd rw. i tried the recovery disc but it doesnt detect the hard drive. the laptop is a fujitsu siemens and it is xp

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Hello all i have fujisru siemens amilo li 2735 laptop and 2 weeks ago it wouldnt load up it just came up with a black screen sayin no operating system found, so i took it back to the place where i bought it from as it was under guarntee and they sent it to there repair man and he said it was the hard drive it had been totally wiped clean and said there is absoultey nothing at all on the hard drive thats why my computer wasnt booting up they wanted me to pay 50 for it to get fix which i refused as it was under guarntee i have the windows vista disk myself but i do not have a recovery disk,

when i go into bios setup my hard drive isnt there how can i get it back or re intsall or re format it an re install windos vista, please help its driving me crazy,
i have tryed re installign windows vista and it goes past the bit where it says windows is loading files then goes onto the load page as to go onto the homepage but wont go past there any ideas? Thanks
also when i go into bios how do i do a hdd test run as i cant find my hdd anyway

but apparently the hard drive just apprently wiped itself clean

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Being helped here:

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I bought a Compaq Presario 5400Z nearly a decade ago, Windows 98SE pre-installed. A couple of years ago I upgraded to XP. I recently bought a new HP Pavilion with Vista pre-installed, and I set up a home network so I could continue using the old Presario. There was so much old and unwanted junk (files, etc.) on the Presario that (as I am at home recuperating from pneumonia) I decided to clean it out entirely and reinstall XP. I cleaned it too well, apparently, and now the XP upgrade disk says there is no previous Windows on the computer. I found my old Compaq "QuickRestore," but the disks have been cracked, and are unusable. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Olivia

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Hope you're feeling a lot better.
I've never used a Windows upgrade disk but I've seen it stated in these columns umpteen times that you can use one for a full clean installation so long as you have the original Windows installation's Product Key - which should be on a sticker on the PC's case.
If that doesn't work, it's worth checking the Compaq website (or the website of whatever manufacturer now covers Compaq PC's) to find whether you can get replacement recovery disks or downloads. At least there you will see whether the necessary XP drivers are available to download for the motherboard and hardware.
I don't suppose there's any chance that you have a floppy disk still loaded in the Compaq - that would raise an "Operating System not found" message.
Good luck!

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the screen is telling me Operating System not Found
And under that it is saying Press any key to continue
The same massage keeps coming up

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Try rebooting the system with a windows disk. See if you can access your disk drives. Also check if you can run windows repair option. Once you successfuly get access to your hard drive, just make a back up of your data, format hard drive and re-install your windows. If you are doing it first time, you had better get assistance from someone.

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I had installed two copies of windows XP pro on my computer c: and d: drive. My c: drive was running low on space 11mb. I wanted to delete the c: drive and keep the windows on d: drive so I used the windows xp pro cd to delete and create partion thinking it would run from the d: drive and now i get Operating system not found. How am i able to fix this and use the operating system on the d: drive?? I have a sony vaio laptop cdrom Thank.

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that is because windows places the mbr on the c drive and you have removed it
boot into the recovery console and try

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2765 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1158 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461380 MB, Free - 417118 MB; G: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 437311 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corp., Base Board Product Name, Base Board Version, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: Titanium Maximum Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Hi guys, I need some help badly, I've done all I can. I have a notebook pc HP Pavillion dv 6000 series, amd turion dual core, 32bit os. I just rescently upgraded a new hard drive. WD Scorpio blue 2.5in hard drive 250gb, oh buy the way iI replaced the stock hp dard drive because for some reason, i could'nt boot up at all,no system recovery, or restore mode was available. So I kept restating, then I get the no operating system found which was vista home premium. I need some help please.

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you may need to install the original hdd


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I have searched the forum and have come across similar issues, but no solution for the specific situation I have.

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEH laptop. Original HDD was a 320 GB SATA Western Digital Scorpio Blue. This hard drive crashed, and would not load Windows, just gave an error message saying to insert repair disc. I made a repair disk and a clean install Windows 7 ISO boot disk. Neither would work.

I purchased a new, blank Seagate 500 GB SATA HDD. (I'm not really too computer-savvy, but it wasn't difficult to remove the old hard drive and insert the new one-also there is only one HD space). Now I am trying to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (which came with the computer and I have a product key for). When I power on the computer, I only get the error message "Operating System Not Found". I cannot get into BIOS or any other boot screen.

I briefly put the old hard drive back in (I can at least get to BIOS with it) to make sure the BIOS boot order was correct (optical disk drive is the default first boot option). But with the new hard drive, it sounds like it's trying to read the disk, then I just get "Operating System Not Found". I have tried all F keys (usually F2 gets me to BIOS), delete, enter, escape, ctrl+alt+del, escape, shift+ F10 and I just get a repeating "operating system not found". I downloaded the Windows 7 ISO from Digital River after finding the link on this forum. I burned it to a DVD. I have tried two different ... Read more

A:New HDD, Operating System Not Found

Sounds like you may need to clear the CMOS? Did the BIOS have a password? I found the bottom part on another site, might be worth a try?

I'm not sure if this will work for this Sony model, but try it out.

Power off the laptop completely by holding the power button for 5-10 seconds.
Then press ONLY the ASSIST button until the laptop powers on, and you should get into the BIOS.

Take a look at this as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL9axnr-8Qk

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