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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 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

A:laptop its saying operating system not found

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

A:operating system not found and no drivers were found eror

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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I posted yesterday about rebooting XP.
Well I got a new harddrive and got the full XP edition.
I put in the hard drive and it shows up in the bios.
When I put in the Windows XP CD and reboot it comes up operating system not found . Help Please

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My husbands computer, an older HP pavilion running Windows XP home w/SP2 suddenly can't find the operating system. I have tried to boot into safe mode as well as get into the BIOs and nothing seems to work. It starts at the blue HP screen, then immediately goes to the black screen saying Operating system not found.

Upon seeing this, I tried to find the restore disks. The computer was given to us and now I realize there are no disks to restore it. I have 3 Windows XP disks, one that came with my computer which is Windows XP Media Center and one is Windows XP Pro and another that came on a SONY running XP home. Would any of these work to repair his computer, or does it have to be the original disk.

Another option I have thought of is, I received a new hard drive in the mail yesterday that I plan to place into my computer. Could I temporarily install it into his and install the Windows XP Pro to it then use it to read the other drive and get his files off. I then could redo his hard drive without losing everything he had on it. I was supposed to back it up yesterday and put it off. Can't believe I did that. Oh well, will have to make the best of it.

Any advice would be appreciated.


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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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I need serious help guys.

my 15 month old lenovo laptop will no longer boot up, it says 'operating system not found'

when i plug it in a external caddy and hook it to another computer it shows as 19gb but the drive is 320gb. I cannot open it to browse its contents as it asks me to format it. I have tried various data recovery software but no joy at all. I have tried MBR repair no joy. Ive tried a diagnostic on the drive and it comes back OK.

It comes up 19gb allocated and 298gb unallocated! this drive was nearly full.

Is there any suggestions?

I dont know whether the operating system randomly failed. But what i will say is the last time i was using the laptop i was actually using a MASTER BOOT tool to retrieve the MB from another drive and then restore that file to another drive, i dont know whether i touched the lenovos MB by accident? If i did how can i sort it out?

Appreciate your help

A:'Operating system not found' HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ignore the above, i have fixed it!!!

To help others, this is what i did...

Downloaded mini tool partition wizard and recovered my operating system from the 298gb allocated space.

Download windows 7 recovery cd from your favourite site (wink). Repair windows at start up option.

Job done!

Running slow but at least i can recover my ?100s of pounds worth of programs.

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MY computer was giving me this message 'No Operating System found' a few times intermittently (it would work after that but finally stopped) then the computer completely died. I tried used the recovery disks (which does boot it up) and FDISK, it then said there was 'no fixed disk'. Does this mean the hard drive is dead or is it a boot or BIOS problem. Any suggestions on this? Could it be virus-related?

A:No Operating System found

you can check the conections but it doesent sound good .

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Sony Vaio 13" PCG 671L
This really nice Laptop was working just fine, before I shut it down and stored for a couple of month.

Now last night I tryied to boot it up and all I got is the Opereting system not found, thing.. (I'm runing WXP Pro Sp2)
Here is what I tryied out:

I reboote the machine and got into the BIOS setup.
The Hdd was clearly recognised as the 60gb drive 0
the boot order is set to first cd,
then Hdd.

I then rebooted and tryied to reimage (with Norton Ghost)
Norton Ghost booted just fine but,

to my surprise! It didn't see the Hdd or the partition where my images are stored.

So I took out the 60gb Pata Hdd and replace it with a used and working 40gb hdd.
and again the BIOS see the 40gb drive but Ghost or Acronis don't see it.
I also pooled out my Simms cleaned and reinserted them,
still the same thing:
operating system not found.
I've chance the Bios Boot setting to first boot to Hdd first. that didn't help either.
I'm running out of option here
any suggestion

A:Operating system not found

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Hey guys heres whats up. I origonally had winows vista home premium on my laptop and ive managed to completely scrub the drive of everything (dont ask how!) I dont have an original copy on disc to get vista back. However i do have an iso of vista, i tried to burn it to dvd with powerISO and it all seemed okay. When i put the disc into my laptop i can hear the disc drive working but it just gets stuck on a black screen with a flashing blip in the top left! and ideas on what i can do?
when i start it with no disc in, it says "no operation system found"

A:No operating system found!

Hi welcome to the forum.
What make & model is your computer?
Have you tried getting into safe mode?

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Hello everyone

I booted my laptop up today but after a long time on the opening screen it went to a black screen with the words 'operating system not found'

I'm not sure why it's suddenly done this? It worked fine yesterday and I haven't been installing or doing anything with it other than word documents and going on the internet. I'm really worried the hard drive is fully dead and I won't be able to get music and pictures off it

I bought it in 2008 and have had no problems with it before. It has been restored once when the CD drivers weren't working due to a bug with itunes and windows vista. It's worked fine since then until today!

Is it terminal?
Thanks for any help

A:Operating System Not Found - Help!

Here are some suggestions given to another in a similar situation
operating system not found vista home premium

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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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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

A:operating system not found need help

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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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

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Hopefully my post will help others with a similar problem. If you have the problem Operating System Not Found when booting up your computer, it may be due to it overheating like me. Also, my computer's light indicating it was accessing the hard drive would constantly be on. To fix it I simply cool it down in front of a large fan for about 10 minutes and it works again until I next shut it down. Just recently though I had installed a second fan in my computer to eliminate the need for me to do that to make it more convenient. It was successfully installed and I enjoyed several days worth of not having to leave my computer on to avoid the problem, not taking it to a fan to cool it down, and having the light not be on which made my computer faster ( but louder ). But after the first couple of days, my fan still works ( I can still feel cool air coming from the back), but it seems to have no effect, I feel it may have even made my computer slower than it initially was. Why is my fan no longer effective and how can I make it effective again? How can I prevent the light that indicates it is accessing the hard drive ( the one with the picture of the cylinder ) to stop being on and rather occasionally blink? Is there any effective way to keep my computer cool that is cheap?

A:Operating System Not Found

Unless your computer is very, very hot... 65degreesC, heat should not be the problem... but the drive could be defective... particularly if the computer has slowed down.

But it could also be an infestation of a virus or malware.

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Hi, my Acer Aspire One was upgraded to Windows 10. Eventually, I ran into some issues with the start menu not popping up, so I decided to run a clean reset of Windows 10. The reset failed, so I turned off the notebook. When I turned it back on, the message "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart," popped up. My first option was to try to use either f2 or f12 to see if there was some way to get around the issue, but then I remembered that, recently, my notebook had stopped responding to those commands. I do have a USB Logitech K120 keyboard hooked up to it (since the original keyboard messed up,) but it had been working fine for those commands and such up until now.

Today, I downloaded Win 10 using the Media Creation Tool in an attempt to create a bootable USB drive. I plugged that in, yet it doesn't seem to recognize it at all. The same message pops up as before. My acer doesn't have a CD-ROM or anything of the sort, so the USB appears to be my only hope. Is there anything that I can do? I'm hoping there's a way I can force the notebook to recognize the USB, or at least boot into the f2 or f12 commands to see if I can use them in any way. Thank you.

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Any chance the original keyboard F12 key works?

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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

A:operating System not Found

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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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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i have a Windows Vista Basic laptop, i've had it for a year now and no problems but a few days ago it was working all good until i shut it down. properly.
and then when i turned it on it only comes in a blank black screen only saying Operating system not found.

if u know how to fix it please post in the forums

Thank you

A:Operating System Not Found

Hello Rsaya1, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might try a doing a Startup Repair to see if it can fix the problem.

Startup Repair

Hope this helps,

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One of my vomit on my laptop, When im doing ON my laptop its showing "Operating system not found".
I have gone through the BOOT setup,its showing Harddrive is "NONE". I have placed new hard drive and do start Run the windows 7. But its not pickuping the OS.
Can u guys tell me, How do i clear my laptop.

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What are you trying to do,
Install windows 7 on a new hard drive just fitted to your lap top?

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Hi everyone, I have an HP Pavillion 8390 that I loaded with XP. It is all stock including hard drive. It was running great when I tried to put a new hard drive in with a possibly corrupt WIN2k already on it. I was trying to fix a different computer and find a good hard drive by checking it on my computer first. Bad mistake. That didn't work, the little bar at the bottom for WIn2k would load then the computer would restart before the Window screen would start up. Well I tried to put my original hard drive back in with everything exactly as before, then I get the "no operating system found". Checked my BIOS and nothing found under the primary. No discs or anything in the other cd drives or floppy. I cleared the CMOS and still same result. I tried the hard drive on a different WIN2k machine and it found the hard drive in the BIOS but wouldn't start the XP. My computer was running the XP just great then I think that hard drive with WIN2k on it did something to my computer. My HP hard drive is Quantum and the other Win2k drive is a Seagate. The BIOS does see the Seagate, it just doesn't see the original HD.

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It sounds like you have either damaged the cable or the drive in the process of swapping them around. I'd start by using a new cable and only the original hard disk with XP loaded onto it. Make sure all connections are tight on the cables and see if that helps.

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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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Hi all, I'm having trouble with my Fujitsu Siemens laptop - when I switch it on there appears a black screen with the message "Operating system not found".

Using the Operating System Recovery disc, I have followed the instructions that appear to install a clean copy of Windows (as it tells me "Upgrade has been disabled").
When it asks "Where do you want to install Windows?" as no drives are found, at this point I've tried using the Drivers and Utilities disc that came with my laptop. But after scanning this it says "No device drivers were found". So I can't proceed any further.

Could anyone provide any guidance please?

I should mention that I am able to access the BIOS upon start up, but I don't really know what I'm doing and don't want to go messing around with it without help.
I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 1718 laptop
Model: MS2212
Windows Vista Home Basic.

Any suggestions very greatly appreciated!

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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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