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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?

Thx
 

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

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

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I have a Dell computer with Windows Vista 32 bit. The computer is only about a year and half old, and works great, that is until now.

The tower sits on the floor under the desk, and one day my dog went under the desk and knocked it too its side. I stood it back up, and suddenly the computer screen froze with a beep. I restarted the computer, since I couldn't do anything, and the first restart was successful. It went to the login screen, but it was kind of messing up so I decided to restart again but when I did, instead of it loading all the way like before, the screen went black and it said "Error Loading Operating System" after the Dell logo came up. I don't know a lot about computers so I asked a friend, and they told me maybe something disconnected from the motherboard when my dog knocked it over.

I opened up the computer and everything was connected, but a little dusty, so I cleaned it out, connected the computer again, and same Error comes up. So I was hoping if you guys could help me out. Since I'm 'dumb' with computers, could you guys give me step to step things so I can fix this problem. Thanks for the help! I hope I gave enough information to get this whole thing sorted out.

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sounds like the hard drive was damaged in the fall. thats what it sounds like to me anyway, you may need a new one. if its still under warranty Id contact customer support and say its broke, otherwise you will most likely have to replace it.

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I am a newbie here so bare with me. I attempted a new install of Xp and it failed and I have no idea what to try next. My last new install of Xp was about 3 yrs ago with this same equipment so it did all work together no problem.

I placed the Xp cd into the dvd RW and rebooted and the setup began. I cleared the partition first. Step two was to create the partition and it went ok. Then step three was to install. It went along fine and then it said something like it was not able to install it completely and something to do with partitions. I clicked it back to look at step one about the partitions and then it asked me if I wanted to do a quick install or regular install and then I tried the quick install to see if that would work better. After that it didn't work and since then all I get when I reboot is "error loading operating system".

I have tried to reboot from the disk but it will not. I have set the bios to the defaults with no luck. I do not have a floppy drive anymore. I even swapped out the dvd RW to the old cd player to see if it was the dvd that wasn't working. So that hardware is not the culprit. Same error message. I checked the cables and etc and everything looks normal. I do get a good posting beep.

My machine is an older Dell Demension 650, PIII, 650MHz, 256 cache, 256 memory which I upgraded with another stick. I did flash the bios several years ago to upgrade to win2000. I did learn that they didn't write the driver that well since I had t... Read more

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update, well I stepped away from the machine and tried more variations on the same theme. It helped. I had changed the boot order several times with the hard drive being either the first or the second to other drives. This time I put it last. For some reason it liked this. I think that bios I flashed from Dell maybe the culprit. I was able to get it to boot from a cd. I placed the Xp cd in and it began the setup process only so far but then it stopped and asked for the Xp cd again and hit enter and I did this, nothing but requested cd again. So instead of putting in Xp, I tried an old Win98 cd and then it liked that for awhile and then it asked me for the Xp again and I put it in and the formating is going right now. When set up started it asked me if I wanted to install or fix an installation. I had tried the fix the installation but it gave me this prompt in dos c:\> but I wasn't able to switch it to just c: to try fdisk and start over that way. I am thinking that this maybe related to the file systems and Xp is having a hard time being read by old bios file system that was poorly written in the first place. I am hoping the Win98 was able to partition the drive in the old language and Xp can now install into it.

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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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Ok, its been few days now since i made attempt to try to reinstall Windows XP on an olfer Dell Dimesion 2400. I should also note that i do not have any of the original cd's that came with.
So, since the machine was not responding due to malware and viruses, I figured reinstalling the OS will be the only way out….
Well, halfway during windows xp installation process, there was some questions on blue screen asking for formatting the hard drive and patricians and other questionnaires – well, since I wanted the whole thing to be wiped out (nothing of value was there anyway) I let it delete all.
Somewhere along the way, machines stalled and returns “error loading operating system”
Tried numerous scenarios to try to resolve the issue
1. Started without CD – same issue
2. With CD……says strike any key – once I hit any key – same error come back on black screen.
3. BIOS checked boot sequence and change to CD first – no help either.

At this point, I ‘m just tired of scratching my head and will greatly appreciate some advice or the if I should consider burying this thing –

I don’t know if this was clear enough, but my main concern is to regain access to the machine so I can install windows XP professional – please note, the previous windows version on the machine was Home Edition if that will help.
Again, Error Loading Operating System” on black screen has been my nightmare during past few days.
HJEALP
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I just recently got a new motherboard for my computer. I set everything up, turned on my comp, and after it loaded, it gave the following error:
"Error loading operating system"
This is while in dos mode still.

I've tried using bootdisks, booting from the windows cd-rom, reformatting windows, and formatting the entire partition with windows then reinstalled.

I use windows XP. I don't know if the problem is in my BIOS settings or not. I've read through the manual and see nothing to fix this. Anyone got any ideas?
 

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Hi Mazuli,
Is the OS installed?
If you have a boot disk with fdisk on it boot from it. At command prompt type fdisk /MBR
Then hit enter.
This will clear ther old mbr and make a new one. When finished try rebooting and see what happens. You can get fdisk from fdisk.com if you need it.
 

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

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

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Hi, I was programming on my computer and a few days ago, my computer shut off on me randomly. I don't know how and today, I restarted my PC and come to find out that I receive an error saying, "Error loading Operating System.". I'm not sure why it can't detect my OS. I've looked it up on what caused it and how to solve this issue, but no solution has come to me yet. They say I have to update my BIOS, but I came here to make sure if this was true or not. If this is, how would I update it since I cannot go into safe mode nor regular. I can't re-install Windows XP; I just get an error. The error is written in binary, "0x00000000". It says that three times. I'm not that good with binary and I was wondering if anyone knew about what it meant. I was also wondering that if I did need to update my BIOS, and if I were to do it with a USB drive, how would I format the USB in order to boot from it? Help is very much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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

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Hi -

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

Regards. . .

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When I start my computer, right after the initial DELL screen, it says "Error loading operating system." When I run a diagnostic, it says error code 1000 0146. I cannot get into safe mode either. What do I do??
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Originally Posted by bassmann


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

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

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

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




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

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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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Hello I have a Sony VAIO VGN-A250 notebook running Win/XP Home. When I boot it up it goes to "Error loading operating system" I know the HD is detected because I checked the BIOS and it lists it as the 1 boot device.

If I use the recovery disks will I lose all the data on the HD? Will I have to reinstall Windows?

I don't have the recovery disks that came with the notebook but have the Win/XP disk for my Dell desktop, can I use that disk?
 

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adramire said:

Hello I have a Sony VAIO VGN-A250 notebook running Win/XP Home. When I boot it up it goes to "Error loading operating system" I know the HD is detected because I checked the BIOS and it lists it as the 1 boot device.

If I use the recovery disks will I lose all the data on the HD? Will I have to reinstall Windows?

I don't have the recovery disks that came with the notebook but have the Win/XP disk for my Dell desktop, can I use that disk?Click to expand...

If you use your laptop recovery CD's you will lose the lot in most cases as it reinstalls Windows and leaves the laptop as it left the factory. But you don't have them?

If you tried to use your Dell CD it will fail as the Dell CD will have all the Dell specific device drivers, and will likely be BIOS code locked to the Dell, so it will either refuse to even install (likely) or if it did install the laptop would be borked as all device drivers would have the wrong code force fed and fail. All data would also be lost.

About now you should be considering dropping the HDD out of the laptop and attaching to an XP desktop via an adapter (2.5 to 3.5 IDE) or in an external USB case, to recover your data.

Data that only exists only on a HDD is data that you don't care about losing, as file systems or hard drives can corrupt or fail at any time with no warning. And they do.

You may have to get your Sony CD's or buy another copy of XP.
 

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I'm looking for solution for my friend's laptop using WinXP SP2. She keeps getting the "error loading operating system" when WinXP starts.
Does she need to format the whole harddisk to get things work again? is there any better solution as she does not want to lose anything on her harddisk if possible.

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I guess you could just boot from the win xp cd and say 'repair previous installation', or if that doesn't work, just re-install windows (by booting from the cd again). Data on other partitions will not be lost - only you might need to format the partition you're installing xp in if you decide to do a reinstall.

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

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

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

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

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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

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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 was installing windows on a computer I built for my girlfriend when the computer shut itself off. I believe it shut off on it's own due to heat problems, that has been fixed. However, now I am getting the above message, is there someway to simply undo what was done as far as the install goes and completely reinstall? I am not seeing an option for that.

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Try this article:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/cont...icles/158.html

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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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I had been using my computer and I got a blue screen. I didn't think much of it, but when I tried to restart, the BIOS stopped with a message "Error loading operating system" and understandably won't go past that. I have a multiboot linux live usb with puppy and ubuntu so I can access my computer but in puppy my hard drive isn't showing up (haven't checked in ubuntu yet). What can I do to repair my OS/hard drive?

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Well...IMO...if the hard drive can't be seen in linux...that would be an indicator of a possibly failing hard drive, with just a matter of time before all goes awry.
 
First thing I'd do is move anything off that drive...to a safer location.
 
Then, I would run a hard drive diagnostic on the drive, with the expectation of bad news.
 
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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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I have an Asus laptop computer with Windows 7 and when I turn it on I get this message, "error loading operating system." Just those white letters on a black screen, nothing else. I have had the computer for about a year and a half, and have not recently loaded anything new onto it.

The only thing I have found I can do is press F2 when the Asus logo pops up and this takes me to BIOS setup utility. Can anyone help me solve this problem?

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I have an Asus laptop computer with Windows 7 and when I turn it on I get this message, "error loading operating system." Just those white letters on a black screen, nothing else. I have had the computer for about a year and a half, and have not recently loaded anything new onto it. The only thing I have found I can do is press F2 when the Asus logo pops up and this takes me to BIOS setup utility. Can anyone help me solve this problem?Asus Laptop Recovery:.... Press F9 on booting up (right after you power on and see the ASUS logo), you should now be able to access system recovery.can you give me the exact model for your Asus machine.Iain.

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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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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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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 everyone.
I have a Notebook IBM ThinkPad running XP. One day l was trying to go back to windows 2000 but i did know how to, so i went to system 32\osuninst.exe then l restared my computer and when l tried to open it agian , there was a message in a black screen "Error loading operating system", Now l don't have acces to anything in my computer, What can l do?, I have an External Hard Disk , and The Windows XP CD,, is there a way to fix it with those things... Please Guys.. I hope someone can help me..This thing has given me a real HEAD ACHE
Thank you.
 

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are you booting from the cd/dvd drive you might wana try to format it then try and install your 2000. if your computer will not boot then put your windows xp disk in your drive then boot using that as your primary boot device then use repair utility on your xp disk then use bootcfg. this should restore your boot driver. i think the bootcfg command line is bootcfg /rebuild but i cant remember that well as it has been a while since i used it
 

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so i put a computer together and it post test with everything fine, so i start to install win xp MCE version 2005 OEM, it started formatting the hardrive that was already formatted and it got to 66% and froze so i shut it off and tried again and it gave me the "error loading operating system" so i cleared the cmos and change the CD-ROM to the first priority and i hear it read the cd but it still gives me the "error loading operating system". PLEASE HELP ME!!
 

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could some one please give me some options to try to fix the problem?
 

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I Do Regular Maintance On My Pc And And I Have Virus Protection Which I Have It All On A Schedule.
My Pc Is On Normally All The Time. Unless Im Gone A Couple Of Days I Might Place It Into Stand-by Mode.

I Went On Vacation For A Couple Of Weeks. I Dedided To Turn It Off Since I Was Going To Be Gone More Than A Couple Of Days Which My Pc Was Running Fine Without Any Problems Prior. I Decided To Turn It Off Since Know One Would Be Home At All.

When I Returned Home I Turned It On, And All I Got Was A Blank Black Screen With These Words On It Error Loading Operating System_

There Is Not Any Type Of Prompt For Me To Enter A Command. The Only Thing I Can Do Is Enter My Bios Screen And Thats It. Im Very Frustrated And I Need Some Help. Can Anyone Help Me!!

I Have A Dell Dimension 4500 Windows Xp He
 

A:Help! Error Loading Operating System!! Can Anyone Help Me!

Try this..After going into the BIOS and making sure your first boot option is set to CDROM do a repair with your Dell/Windows XP cd. Insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.
1. When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
2. Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.
3. Do NOT choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.
4. In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
5. Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.
 

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Hello,

I have a vaio VGN FE28B with a 100GB HDD and Windows XP SP3. I wanted to upgrade my HDD to a 500GB, so I used Norton Ghost v15 to copy my old hard drive onto the new one.

My old hard drive is a Hitachi Travelstar 100GB. (DISK1)
My new hard drive is a Seagate Momentus 500GB. (DISK2)

First, I created 2 partitions onto DISK2. On the first partition, I copied the recovery partition from DISK1. On the second partition, I copied the OS partition from DISK1. When copying the OS partition, on Norton Ghost, I selected "Copy MBR" and "Make partition Active for booting OS". Note that these selections were not made when I copied the recovery partition from DISK1 to DISK2.

I removed DISK1 from my laptop and placed DISK2.
When trying to boot my system (now from DISK2), the error message "error loading operating system" appeared.

I read on the net that this might be a SATA drivers problem, but I don't think so.

I checked my BIOS and the new disk is recognized as a 500GB drive. Moreover, I checked on Sony support (which by the way sucks) and found out that my old drive was as SATA as well. So I guess it's not a SATA drivers problem?

I really can't find a solution to this problem so I desperately need your help.

Many thanks in advance.

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hello i need the rcovery script files for a zoostorm pc because when i try to restore my system to factory settings i get an error diskpart can not open the script file to recover

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OOOOOOOOK, this has been my own personal Headache for a couple days now and i'm really running out of options. I'm trying as hard as i can not to resort to reloading a system, so i come here for possible assistance.
 
Start from the begining, get a Gateway GT5622 that was apparently viral with a corrupt operating system. Unfortunately those weren't the only issues with this system, the hard drive has actually failed in front of my eyes. Now, i have attempted a windows in-place upgrade repair, XP PRO SP3 install disc. it had no problems in the start of it. rebooted after files were copied to continue setup, got a kdcom.dll is missing or corrupt, so i copy from another XP Pro machine the kdcom.dll to a flash drive, now when trying to boot to a mini xp, via hirens, it continuously locks up on me. so i pull the drive and attempt to move the file externally, this is when i realize the original drive is bad. so i image over what i have on old drive to new drive, i was surprised to see it actually work considering how much ticking and clicking original drive was doing. So i attempt to boot with newly imaged drive and get a blinky cursor on a black screen. so i boot to recovery console /fixboot /fixmbr, ran a plethora of chkdsks until they came back with no errors detected, and have even attempted the inplace upgrade repair again... and of course none of these have remedied the situation. anyone have any suggestions, ideas, SOLUTIONS?!?!  please post back. i check my forums... Read more

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The only logical answer/solution for a system with such problems...is a clean install, IMO.  The system dates from 2007, so it's probably still capable of adequate performance, assuming there is no evidence of a motherboard problem.
 
If the owner user created recovery disks...as specified in the manual for this system...then I would employ those.
 
Louis

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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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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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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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I recently contracted a nasty virus on my office computer (via trojandropper). That computer is running on Win7. The virus messed with the MBR. In my effort to fix it, I connected the drive to my home computer (running XP Home) and ran an antivirus scan, which found plenty of infection but didn't solve the problem and also ran chkdsk, fixboot, fixmbr and bootcfg /repair.

Now my home computer is also broken. It won't boot to Windows. I get the message "error loading operating system". The drive is found in BIOS. The partition is found in chkdsk and bootcfg /repair which reports that it is repaired.

The drive looks fine if I slave it to another computer running XP. I also ran AVG and EASUS Partition Recovery 5.0.1 on the drive while it was slaved. Still no bueno.

I noticed that in diskpart the drive (a 320GB Seagate Barracuda) has 65MB of unformatted space. I tried to clear out that space by partitioning it, formatting it and then deleting the partition. It would not allow me to partition 1MB of the free space.

Finally, I tried Repair Install of XP, which recognized the old installation and completed fine, but the computer still won't boot to Windows and gives me the same error message.

Please help. I do not want to wipe the drive and start over.

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Anybody?

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Hi guys, Newbie here! i did join up to the forum about a year ago when i last had a problem with my PC but my account has been closed. I'm no expert but if someone guides me through something then i'll be ok.

Right can anyone help me? here goes: Basically my problem stemmed from disabling my gfx card to play an old game (destruction derby 2) as per usual making XP run in win 98 mode didnt run the game and after reading a few posts on other forum's i thought turning of my gfx card would do the trick.
anyway..................it didnt. the game did load but kept freezing up when starting a race, so i tried playing around with the pixels settings and re-started the PC. When the PC started the usual stuff came up when re-booting then the screen went black, windows was working because when i pressed enter the XP intro theme came on through my speakers. but nothing was there just a black screen. I have 2 ports for my monitor, one for my gfx card that i currently use and the other being my old onboard GFX, neither worked.

So i went into BIOS and had a tinker with the setting where you can change something to AGP or PCI, and i put the setting to optimal setting and saved it.

then when re-booting i get the message: ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM. even when i put the old setting back on in BIOS this message comes up. so then i tried to re-install XP by formatting the C: drive where XP is installed but when re-booting after formating the message ERROR LOAFDING OPERATING SYSTEM ... Read more

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Hi and welcome to TSF

Try popping the motherboard battery out for 20 -30 minutes and see if that helps.

Peter

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Hello,
 
I have a Dell Latitude E6500 with no current OS. It was given to me ready for OS installation, in working order by an IS guy.  
 
The only problem was I didn't know how to install the OS.  I thought I would just follow the prompts.  So, I tried to install a Dell Reinstallation CD Windows XP Home Edition including Service Pack 1 CD.  However, I reached a point where it asked me a question in the process and I wasn't sure what to do so I aborted the process by removing the CD.  OOPS.

A few days later I decided to try and install Windows OS again, thinking when I got to that same question I would call a friend for advice. However, now when I put the CD in, I get the message Error loading operating system.  When I turned off the computer and turned it back on with the CD in the CD slot, it said Press any key to boot from CD.....Error loading operating system. But that's it.  No matter what key I press or how much I plead with it, it's not budging from this screen.
 
Any suggestions?  The computer was supposed to go on a plane to Central America with me Tuesday for a friend there and I really want to get it working so I can take it.
 
Appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Ballmoss

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Go here for direction for your computer, http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/kcs/kcsarticles/articleview?docid=615691, hope this helps. Thomas

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Hi

I just installed vista onto my computer probably a few days ago and it was working fine. Before that I was trying to partition my hard drive so I can keep my windows xp files and use vista at the same time. well it erased the windows xp and didnt create the other partition so I was left to either installing a new xp or vista....I chose vista for some odd reason.....

but to my problem....

well yesterday I decided to stop being lazy and install xp in a different partition. so I booted the windows xp cd and created a new partition using it, it restarts but it doesnt continue the installation....so I tried to install it again but after it reboots it wouldnt continue. So then I tried to boot to vista and I get "error loading operating system"

I tried using ptedit to see if it was hidden but vista was active. So I decided that maybe deleting the partition would work so I deleted it and I still keep getting the same message.

any remedies?

thanks

btw I want it back because I have tons of important files on it.(so stupid shouldve just installed xp in the first place....)
thanks again!!!

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anybody???

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Hello everyone!

I had Windows Vista on a WD Velociraptor (74GB). Then I got a WD Velociraptor (300GB) and put Windows 7 on it. So, two Operating Systems on two separate hard drives. Normally, after my BIOS screen, a menu loads asking if I want to boot Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Vista was the C drive, 7 was the F drive. It worked gloriously for several months. But now the pain has begun. The sound on my computer was very quiet one day. Everything seemed set correctly, so I decided to try a restart. During the restart, when it reached the black Windows 7 screen, it seemed to freeze. I restarted the computer again. After the BIOS screen, where I would normally be asked what OS I want, it instead says "Error Loading Operating System". And now that is the message I get every time I try to restart my computer.

-Both hard drives are listed by my BIOS.

-If I disconnect or disable only the 74GB drive, I get "Error Loading Operating System"

-If I disconnect or disable only the 300GB drive, I get "Error Loading Operating System"

-I have not been able to locate my Windows Vista CD yet (although I probably could if it were the likely solution)

-I located my Windows 7 CD. I booted from the disc with only the 300GB drive and CD drive enabled in the BIOS. I went to the "Repair your computer". In the System Recover Options screen, there are no operating systems listed. I don't have a system image to restore from, so I sele... Read more

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When I try the Startup Repair, and Select "Click here for diagnostic and repair details", it says the following:

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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Number of repair attempts: 1

Session details
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System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
WIndows directory =
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Tests Performed:
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Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16ms

Test Performed:
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Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 16ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
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Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Root cause found:
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The partition table does not have a valid System Partition.

Repair action: Partition table repair
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 7987 ms

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Upon restart, I get the same error messages as usual.

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Hello,

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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I seem to have done the unthinkable and stupidly tryed to install a second Windows XP after having Windows Vista and Windows XP installed. As soon as my computer restarted after copying the XP setup files, I got confronted by "Error Loading Operating System". I've been searching around the net for about 2 hours now and it led me to a few different methods to try, which i did, but I still can't figure it out.

What I've done so far is put my Vista disc in and hit repair, then tryed the first option to fix the startup, which didn't work. I then went into the CMD option and tryed to fix my boot file. I understand this is done through bcdedit. First I executed "bootsect -NT60 All" and it reset the master boot to be handled by bootmgr but nothing changed except a new symptom appeared. When I restarted. instead of telling me to press a key if I wanted to launch into the DVD, it came up with something to the effect of "CDROM: BOOTMGR MISSING" (I can't remember exactly). Then after restarting it just asked normally if I would like to launch into the DVD, which I did again and this time I went to BCDEdit and deleted the original Windows XP boot details. Now I'm left with just the Windows Vista boot details but the same problem still arises.

When I view the details on Windows Boot Manager through BCDEdit it says that the device is on partition C: (the partition with XP) and the Windows Boot Loader details says that its device and osdevice is on E: (th... Read more

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*Sorry I couldn't figure out how to edit the original post*

An update to what I've done, I just realised that bootmgr is infact in the right place and there really doesn't seem to be any problem. I also re-added Windows XP through BCDEdit but no change.

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