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Q: Error loading operating operating system

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

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

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

-Changed the Ide cables no luck.

Any ideas

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

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

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

Any ideas?


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

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

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

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

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

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

its a toshiba satellite A25-S280

I'm at my wits end. Please help.

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

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

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Last night I performed some extensive but fairly routine maintenance on my primary computer including running its complete anti virus scan, some anti spyware programs and Window's disk cleanup. I also installed some routine Windows updates and even rebooted to complete their installation.
All seemed well when I shut down the computer last night, but when I tried to turn it on this morning I got the following error message:

Error Loading Operating System

It seems unlikely that the HD itself is dead; It's a Seagate Barracuda 320 G SATA drive which is only a few months old. And given the file cleaning I did last night the timing of the error would seem wildly coincidental for a drive failure.

More likely is that in the process of cleaning files, the computer has lost the ablilty to detect it. Since the motherboard is older the drive is connected to the computer through a PCI controller card.

[ My intent was to upgrade the computer part by part last year. I bought a bigger hard drive that I needed and chose a SATA drive thinking that I would be upgrading the motherboard and processor before too long. That's been delayed somewhat but with the controller card the hard drive had performed flawlessly to date. ]

I am unable to use the Windows disk for a repair installation of the OS or to use the Recovery Console as this only leads to the message:

Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer

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A:Error loading Operating System: Please help!

Although I didn't get a response, I was able to glean enough information from other similar posts to resolve my issue. In case something similar happens to anyone else this is what I did:
In reading one of the posts, I found that it was possible to install a third party SCSI RAID driver when booting to the Windows CD by pressing F6.

Although the manual for the controller card wasn't very helpful, the disk that came with it contained the necessary driver files. I was able to copy the files to a floppy drive from my backup computer and install it when using the Recovery Console.

At the C:> prompt I ran fixboot

And the problem was resolved immediately.

I rebooted the computer and it worked perfectly. Just has it had last night.

Thank you! I love Tech Support Guy Forum...

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My system was working fine till yesterday but when i switched On today, getting a black screen mentioning 'Error Loading operating system'.

Tried 'Boot Menu' and did complete testing but still facing issue.
I have Reinstallatio DVD of HOme Vista Home PRemium.

Should i reinstall it? if so, will i loose all my data.

Pls help

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Hello Sudarmani, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if running a startup repair may be able to help. Sometimes it may take running it a few times though.

Hope this helps,

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When I turn on my computer it comes to ??verifying dmi pool data?? and after about 10 seconds it says ??error loading operating system??. than i restart my computer and it boots normally. it happens over and over again. can anyone expain me whatş that, ty

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Hello Saketis, welcome to the forum

This could be caused by a few things, have a look here it is old and out dated but the info is good (except the bit under the header "Corrupt boot files on the computer" you should ignore this paragraph) (and the boot order should be CD then HDD) Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data....

Things you can do to sort the problem are;

Run Disk Check

You could try a Startup Repair

and you can use this to test your drive WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Caviar Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II)

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I recently made my 2 partition laptop back to one partition and on reboot I get the error message 'error loading operating system' how do I fix this?

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What steps/how did you, make two partitions "back into one"?

It sounds like you wiped the hard disk.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 2600. I turned it on and got only a blue screen. someone looked at it to see if they could fix it and they were unable to do so. they have given it back and now i just get a black screen that says Error loading operating system. I cant even get into the set up menu or anything. Is there any way to fix my computer?

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Can you boot into Safe Mode. Press F8 immediately after you start the computer begin pressing F8. This will take you to a page that looks very similar to the picture below. This is the Advance Boot Options. You need to use the up and down arrow keys to navigate on this page. Once you have moved the cursor to the option you want press Enter on your keyborad.

You have or have access to a retail XP installation CD that is the same version as the one installed on this Dell, eg. Home or Pro?

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I was attempting to load XP on a separate drive from my Vista machine. Booted in the XP CD, formatted and began the installation. After the setup files were copied to the other drive, the computer rebooted to finish the installation. Upon reboot, I got "Error loading operating system".

Reading further, I see that the mbr, boot sector and boot files were overwritten on my computer. I booted from my Vista DVD, navigated to the Boot directory, and issued "Bootsect.exe /NT60 All" at command prompt. Says it was successful. I reboot and still get the same error.

I also tried the automatic repair option. It didn't find any problems and didn't fix the error.

Booted again to command prompt from the Vista DVD. This time tried:
bootrec /FixMbr
bootrec /FixBoot
bootrec /RebuildBcd

When I issued last command, it said it was successful but # Windows installations found was 0.

Also did a chkdsk on my hard drive and came back clean. All files and directories are still present as well.

Rebooted and still getting the same error. What do I need to do?

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If your xp installation went through smoothly without skipping any of its files then i'd suggest you to download EasyBCD. This one will allow you to modify your mbr at ease, it works fine in vista but in xp it requires dot net framework 2.

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I went to start up my computer today and I am just getting a black screen with the message " Error loading operating system." I don't know how this came about cause I have not added anything or changed anything. Any ideas....

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Look at the bios and see if the hard drive is detected.

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

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

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

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

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Ok. Not very happy right now.

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

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

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when i turn on my computer, it shows a black page that says error loading operting system. what does this mean and how do i fix it?

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Is that all it says on the page?

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hi guys. when I turn on my sony vaio vgn-n38e it comes up with error loading operating system it does it again when I re start it. can anyone help please

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Can you log on to Safe Mode?

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I have been unable to load Windows XP on the new hardrive (only drive in the system). Initially, everything apperared to be working. The expected screens appeared during setup and got down to formatting the hardrive. Because this process is lengthy, I left the computer and on returnng the computer had shut down. Any attempt to restart the process of loading Windows XP gives the above error message. Disconnecting the hardrive allows the seup process to continue until setup is unable to detect a hardrive, then it stops. How do I get around this error, which I suspect has something to do with the hardrive? Any help is appreciated!

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SATA drive? Have you loaded a driver for it?

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

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

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

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Just built up my first desktop. Want to install OS. With the OS disk, it formats the SATA-II HDD and copies everything needed, after the reboot , it says "error loading operating system".

some says it is the HDD drivers problem and I need to update it by press F6 sometime before it copies the files.

My system: E4500, WD 500GB SATA-II, ASUS P5K Pro, ASUS 8600 ,
Kingston 4G PC6400

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I think the CD you use to install Windows maybe have some file corruped or some files on the cd was missing, make sure you are using the original windows setup disc.

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

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

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Howdy all. I was hoping someone -- ANYONE -- could help me with what has become the bane of my existence!

Long story short, my first SATA drive, a Maxtor 6B250S0 died a few months after I got it, and was covered under warranty. Upon receiving the new drive, I wanted to GHOST (v10) the old EIDE ATA Drive onto the new SATA drive. The operation succeeded except I could not make the new SATA drive the system drive. I eventually gave up and decided to rebuild the system. I mention this only because I was able to successfully move all the contents of the old drive onto the new one (and I could access and manipulate the files, I just couldn't boot from the disk) -- the consistent problem was that after navigating the BIOS on boot up, I would receive "Error loading Operating System" when the OS should have taken over.

Now to my existing problem. Actually, the same problem. I have killed the existing partition and low-level reformatted the drive. After copying all of the XP files onto the hard drive, I'm getting the same error -- "Error loading operating system". Here is what I have tried in no particular order:

1. Fixboot
2. FixMBR
3. Tried using Maxtors MAXBLAST to establish the a full 250 GB partition (running original XP disks; not SP1 or SP2)
4. Tried utilizing standard 137 GB partition via XP
5. Removed all EIDE cables except those utilized for CD-ROM/DVD access
6. Diag'ed the disk using Maxtor's Powermax (it&... Read more

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Does the BIOS actually try to boot from the drive? Maybe you have to tell it to boot from SATA? Did you perform the fixboot and fixmbr procedures with only the SATA drive attached too?

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hi.. i've seen error loading operating system in my system. i've formatted the hard disk and installed xp os in it by keeping the hard disk in another system(second system's hard disk is replaced with the issue hard disk). now when i try to keep the issue hard disk in the original system and try to boot, it is showing "error loading operating system". i've tried changing the bios settings to default but same again. what is to be done now? how can i clear cmos memory? will that be helpful? how can i change to large or lba of access mode? i don't get that "access mode" in the bios setup.. help me getting the issue resolved...

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Hi Isaac. You can clear the CMOS memory by removing the battery (looks like a quarter) on the motherboard for a minute or two and then re-install it. Just pay attention to the polarity. Wiill it help? Hard to say. Will it hurt? Highly doubtful. You'll just have to set the information back up that you lost when you pulled the battery. Nothing major.

Does it give you any other error information or just that it has an error loading the OS? It almost sounds like your system is looking at an address location to start the OS but the address location isn't where your OS is.

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I was working on my thesis last night when my computer crashed. Upon rebooting, I was hit with a black screen and the words, "Error loading operating system".

I had plopped in my Windows Vista 64 bit Recovery CD and it booted up right up to the part of the loading screen and then it went black.

I'm just stuck there now.

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Was there any indication why the system crashed?

Can you get to safe mode?

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Hello, My two month old acer aspire 5735z is giving the above message when I boot up,I get a black screen a flashing curser an the message-error loading operating system ,I did not make a recovery disc (I know!).

I took it back to p.c. world but they wanted 60 to sort it .

Is there any recovery software I can use to fix or reformat (last option),

Thanks for reading ,Tinbasher,.........o.s. is vista basic

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I try Installing Linux and didnt have a clue as to how to do it right
Was hoping for mandrake but settled for red hat 6,Was stuck so i stop installing and tried to go back to windows on reboot recieved"Error loading operating system" and havent been able to go any further.Help its a western digital wd200.(20gb).what do I do.Ive heard of running a disk but I dont have any disks for it .... please help thanx [email protected]

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You don't have a Windows XP installation CD?

If you do, make sure that the CDROM is set to boot first in your BIOS, put the CD in, and reset.

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

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

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!!!!!THANK GOD!!!!! I just had this same problem and was reading this forum to try and find an answer (though sadly i did not). Instead i decided to boot from my original windows install disk and run the recovery console (press R). at this screen type 'FIXBOOT', it will prompt you for a confirmation so just say yes (type 'y'). It will write over your previous boot files BUT NOT YOUR PERSONAL DATA!!!!! after this runs and says that it has completed successfully, type 'exit' and the console should quit and your computer is back.edit: caution, i think this is only a temporary fix (meaning you'll have to go through the same procedure every time you boot your computer) so i would recommend backing up all of your files onto an external hd and then reformatting your computer (by the way i have the same computer, Dell Inspiron 5100, so this fix will probably work the same for you as well).Was having the same problem. Followed the instructions, but computer still won't boot. Now, its not even giving me the option to boot from CD. The new message Reads "Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" At this point, I just want to do a clean reinstall of XP. There is no data of importance on the computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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What happens when you try to boot from the CD?

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Hi I have been trying all day to dual boot using the tutorial and no success.
I have windows 7 install on my computer. I want to have windows xp.
Now I have shrink my hard drive so I have 2 partitions now. Ok the problem is When I boot xp I goto install on D:/ the new partition it then copies all the files to that hard drive all good so then it wants to restart which is normal.
Then When it reboots it will say error loading operating system or just nothing.
Then I cant even Run windows 7 I have to delete that partition on windows xp and then put windows 7 and repair startup and Im back on again. It has to do something with the boot loader or something because I reckon Its trying to do start windows 7 but there is xp trying to install it self. Im not sure but I think I have tried every idea.
I have tried 2 different cds of xp.

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Is Partition D what you are trying to install XP on?

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Hey basicly i have a slight problem and i am running out of ways to resolve it.

I have a custom built computer and every time i go to turn it on i grnt an error just befor its about to start loading windows XP

" Error Loading Operating System "

Both hard drives and Disk drives are recognized in the bios setup.

I have tried booting from CD with no responce even tried UBCD and Linux to see if they would boot

Failing that i checked weather the disks were ok so i poped into my other computer they seemed to load up fine.

its like the system wont let you do anything at all.

Any help much appreciated

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Go into the Bios. Try changing the Boot priority. This is not the same as 1st boot, 2nd boot etc.

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Hi everyone!

Well as the title says, I got that message when booting. Actually it is a long story before i got that message so i'll try to sum it up. So, what i've done and what happened are as follows:

27 October 2012: I built my PC from a scratch.

three weeks ago: I began suspecting HDD failure because it is not detected in the bios frequently, failed short dst and long generic test in seatools for windows and began to make weird sounds (kind of a scratching or grinding noise, but I can't really describe it) only when booting or extracting .rar files.

two weeks ago : the problem with the bios was gone. But the sound retains.

1.5 - 1 week ago : the PC loads gadgets and some programs (that launch on startup ex. drivers, antivirus) a bit slower. I suspect the HDD is causing this because the other components are fine and my PC could play games in full HD. Windows explorer also crashes sometimes, and minecraft too.

Just YESTERDAY : I've had enough with constant explorer crashing and slow system, so I decided to open my HDD to check for hardware problems (It's a stupid move, i know) but I failed because after i opened the screw and tried to open the cover I can't because the cover is shut tight and prying it open wont work. Then i just put the HDD back together with the PC and booted, then magically an error status 0xc000000f appeared on my screen. I searched forums and run repairs from my installation disk but my OS is not listed. So i went on to the commant prompt and use... Read more

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sorry for the long post.

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

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

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

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

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

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Using a generic xp disk

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

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

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

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i have a dell studio and i am unable to get it to boot off the vista 64 bit dvd. when i try it loads the windows files than gives me a black screen and cursor. everytime i try to boot it, it gives me a message saying 'error loading operating system'

Studio Laptop 1537

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

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

thank you all for your assistance!

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

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I recently bought a new hard drive, and decided to upgrade from Win98 to Win2k. I put the new hard drive in the computer, and started to install Win2k. The setup program ran, then rebooted the system, and I got the 'Error Loading Operating System' error. Nothing I did seemed to fix it. I repartitioned, I tried NTFS and FAT32 partitions, that didn't help. I tried fix mbr and fix boot from the recovery console, nothing. I was able to install Win98 without a problem, and decided to upgrade from that, but I still got the error.

I finally found a message somewhere that gave me an idea. The new HD was a Maxtor, so I went to Maxtor and got their PowerMax drive checkout software. I did a low-level format of the drive, and then Win2k installed without a hitch.

I'm not exactly sure WHY I had to do a low level format, as this was a brand new drive that had never had anything on it. But, the point is, it worked.

So, if anyone is having problems with installing and getting the 'Error Loading Operating System' message, try doing a low level format of the hard drive and see if that helps.

I had seen a few messages about this error on this message board while I was looking for a fix, so I thought I would post my story and how I fixed it, so that someone else may have an easier time than I did.

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I have a compaq presario cq61-340sa laptop which I bought in the UK many years ago. I now live in Australia. I get 'error operating loading system' when I turn laptop on and no other function can be done. I think it's Windows 64 but it could be 34 I have no idea, and as I cannot get into the computer I am not sure how I would find out.can someone please help. I think I may need some recovery discs. If this is the case does anyone know how I would get them or  who to contact  in the UK. Anyone have an email or phone number that would help me?As I assume I would not be able to get them  In Australia for a laptop bought in the Uk. 

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

A:Error Loading Operating System

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

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I am trying to load Windows XP on a 500 G hard drive that I have just formatted. I checked the Bios and changed it to boot from the CD ROM, and when I turn it on, it goes through the initial start up checks and then I get this error message, Error Loading Operating System. Any one have any ideas.

Thanks in advance

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Could be something to do with the BIOS, check for BIOS updates. Also, make sure that you are deleting the partition and creating a new one, then formatting. One other thing, make sure that you don't need to install a driver for the hard drive during Windows setup if all else fails.


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Last night I was playing an online game... It froze on me so I decided I would take out the battery (so I could turn it off... Stupid, yeah? I know...). When I turn it on now, it has the message: Error loading operating system. I'm not sure what to do about it... If anyone has any idea on how this even got here in the first place, please do tell. Umm... Not much more to say, except for the fact, if you guys don't mind, please put things into simple terms. :D

A:Error loading operating system.

I take it that it doesn't complete loading Vista? Can you open in Safe Mode?

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

Regards El Dude

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

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Hey guys.
To day i did some partitioning.
There were two drives , C and F. Windows xp was installed on F and C had Windows me which i did not need no more.
So i deleted the Windows me partition and let Windows xp have it.
But now when i restart the computer i get this "error loading operating system".
Now i was just going to reinstall Windows , but i go real slow internet and can not be brothered reinstalling Windows xp and then installing Sp3 and so on.
What can i do that does not involve formatting and installing windows xp? I do have a Ghost of Windows Xp on the 2nd hard drive(yes one 80 Gb and one 40 Gb).
Can i install windows xp(yes i know i said no reformatting and installing , but i don't have to download any thing this way) and then ghost it over with ghost?

I used to do this with Windows me all the time and found no problem with it. Now i know its not the same with NT os's.

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May be a BIOS or maybe even an MBR problem...Here are some links for possible causes and solutions:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326676http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/92217/error-loading-operating-system/http://www.computing.net/answers/os2/error...ystem/1437.htmlhttp://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000730.htmI remember something about XP and not recognizing partitions over a certain size during set-up upgrading from windows 98me but that has been such a long time ago I can't remember the exact details. You may have to just bite the bullet and do a complete re-installation even though you don't want to (last resort to say the least).

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The above appears on boot up. This has just occured and I can obviously reinstall XP but dont want to lose the data (5 years worth - No Backup !!!) Is there a way round losing all my data Thanks in advance . I have tried the walk through on reinstall, but when it comes to the screen that should show the windows on C partitionm ie it doesnt shown it being able to be repaired

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Yesterday, my CPU keep beeping and can't be able to start up so i did try to open out the cover and check the RAM and it FIX but today when i try to startup my CPU it shows 'Error Loading Operating System'.
Any idea how to solve it with step by step?
Thanks guys in advance =]

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hello i need some help with this one, i guess i should explain this from the start, i installed windows 7 64bit ultimate (7600) a few weeks back, but just a few days ago i decided to install windows xp home sp3 on my back up drive for other reasons, qoute me instension was not to have a dual boot partitions, i unpluged the sata cable on first hard drive that has windows 7 installed, and just booted of my second drive with xp only, now today i dicdided to reformat the back up drive with xp cd, i shut the computer off plugged in sata 1 cable back to first hard drive, went into bios set sata 1 option to auto detect then rebooted pc thinking it would load into windows 7 but i get this (error loading operating system) with a black screen, so i thought maybe some how my hardrive got currepted so i attempt a few things, i reinstalled windows 7 without formating, reason why cause i dont want to go trough all the hassle to reinstall all windows and all my games apps etc, so after a reinstalled i thought everything was fine, i restarted computer i got the same error, rebooted 6 times with no luck, the only way i can load into windows is by putting the windows 7 disc back in

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why is it people respond to other posts but not mine what gives

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Reformatted and reinstalled WinXP today. Initially I was getting the hal.dll missing error. After trying to fix that I deleted all partitions and gave it another go and now I'm stuck here. I bought my computer from a company and the recovery CD only allows me to delete partitions, reformat and install. My BIOS is set to default and still does this... I'm starting to think it's a HDD issue, but I don't know how to find out if that is the case.

Any thoughts?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Error Loading Operating system

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

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

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

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

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my computer froze when i was useing dvd shrink and i turned it off
at wall and tried to start again but now it wont start up. i comes up
(boot from cd
error loading operating system)

if i try to boot from cd it will still come upas above.
plz help

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

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

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So I have a dell inspiron 1720 laptop and I have gotten rid of vista. I have been using tiny xp and just recently decided to reformat after a virus bomb. I was going to particion my drive space so the OS would be in it's own part just in case it happened again I wouldn't have to lose some info. In the middle of the reformatting it lost power. When I try and start up the comp again it gives the error loading operating system message, and when I try to boot from the disk it gives the same message. So I can't continue formatting. I'm doing a diagnostics test right now to see what errors it gives. Is there anything anybody could think of to fix it? Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks.

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Can you try removing the drive and formatting it on another computer?

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