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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?


A:Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

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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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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Anyone encounter this problem all of a sudden?
I just happened to be working on my pc, deleting some old apps and things stored in My Documents.

I am an advanced pc user running Windows XP Pro SP2.

After deleting a lot of things I had stored in My Documents, I decided to reboot before running a defrag.
Upon rebooting, I got this black screen immediately saying "Error loading operating system".

I ran an advanced test on my Hitachi HDD using their Fitness Tool and no errors came up.

After thinking about it, I decided to boot up off my Windows OEM CD. At the menu I chose "R" to go into the Recovery Console.
At the prompt I typed "HELP", and it gave a list of commands.

I figured my Master Boot Record was corrupt so I typed "fixboot" and hit Enter.
I exited the Recovery Console, removed the cd and rebooted.
Problem solved!

I would recommend trying this before trying most of the suggested options that come up when you Google this problem.

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Appreciate your sharing your solution to this, happy computing .


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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

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

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My computer is a toshiba satellite from 2010 or 2011 can't remember, but then ever i start my computer, it shows the first part then a computer start up, but then it start making this weird noise and go into a black screen, and in the start it is totally blank but after a bit of time it writes error loading operating system.

I don't know much about the computer sorry

It started after i watch a movie and every time it has played 20minutes of the movie, my computer frooze and then after it did it 5 times i got a bit angry and just smash my hand down on my computer and i think thats why it is making the funny noise but i didn't do it that hard, and i have done it before with more strenght in the smash.

And it only makes the weird noise in the first 1-2 minutes and then stop.

Can someone please help. cause i start at school again on thursday and we uses our computers a lot.

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Can you take a picture of the screen? That could really help.

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So I was attempting to fix my laptop hard drive, so I connected it to my computer using an external enclosure. My laptop was having problems finishing a Windows XP installation, so I decided to try to install XP using my other computer. I booted my Windows Vista based computer to the Windows XP installation cd. I selected the laptop hard drive to install Windows XP on to. Once it finished formatting the partition, I received an error stating that the hard drive was unable to complete the partition process. I just assumed that the hard drive was dead. Therefore, I unplugged the laptop hard drive from my PC, and attempted to boot to Vista, the only OS on my PC. This is when I got the "Error loading operating system" error. I tried researching this problem, and I found this article:


I was following the steps using the command prompt on the Windows Vista installation cd, in the repair section. Once I tried to enter "C:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All" which is the first step in the directions, it said that "C:\boot\Bootsect.exe was not recognized as an internal or external command"

I really think this is the path I need to follow, as I believe that Windows XP may have messed with the Windows Vista Boot Manager. If anyone has any ideas, please post. Thanks.

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It looks like you may have deleted your boot information for Vista. You may have selected the secondary hard drive to install XP to, but it will still try to write info to your primary hard drive.

I'm not sure of a quick fix, unless you can do some type of re-install of Vista, but choose to keep your current system and just re-install windows vista.

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My computer been acting weird since about 4 days ago
everytime it load it keep saying "Error loading operating system" on the start up screen instead of showing the Window Xp logo.
why is it saying that?
how can i fix this?

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This is a tricky one - I had this problem with a computer in my house a while back, and had to reinstall. Firstly, you're going to need an XP install disk - if you got one with your computer, that should be fine (you don't need it yet, but just in case the following doesn't work). Also, your comp's specs and info would be very helpful.

1. Try to boot into Safe Mode - when the computer boots, as soon as you see your manufacturer's logo, press F8 or F12 (it depends on what make you have). Then, from that menu, hit 'boot into Safe Mode', or the text to that effect.

2. If safe mode fails, try booting into safe mode with command prompt - another option on that menu. It may hang at a certain DLL which could indicate a problem with that file. After you do those two things, we'll proceed.

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I dropped my vaio laptop and get the message. I get the SONY screen and then I get " Error loading operations sytem" and nothing happens. I hit control C and then I get a blank screen. Any hints on next steps?


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Reseat the hard drive caddy and go online to get the drive manufacturers disk diagnostics utility. Your drive may be dead or other components in the laptop may have been damaged.

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new member, hope I did this right.
My laptop is a Lenove (IBM) 3000 N100
Has been working fine. Turned it on a few days ago
Checked my E-mail.Turned it off, went to Town came
back 2Hrs later turn it on, all that comes up on the screen
is Error Loading Operating Systems__<flashing dash after writing.
A friend said try booting in safe mode F8 It will not work.

Thanks carbman!!


You may need to perform a chkdsk /r How do I use chkdsk /r?

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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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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.


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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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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'm having the same problem on my computer. I built mine on my own. It will start to boot up, finish the PCI Devices Listing and then display "Error Loading OS" right after it says it verifying DMI Pool Data... I accessed the bios and my HD is detected. I have a 200Gb internal hard drive as a slave drive to it and I am curious as to whether I could switch the cables between the HDs and get it to boot off the 200Gb and install XP on it, then pull the data off of the old one (original boot drive) that is now connected as the slave drive.

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Hanging at the DMI Pool is totally different. can of worms. I suggest starting your own thread on the subject

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I recently downloaded a media file, im not sure if its corrupt or not but i have reason to believe it is.
The colours went dodgy (only 4 colour bits and 600x800 sommin resolution and it wont allow me to change anything).
Then i shutdown windows and tried to restart, i out in my recovery diskette but that made it worse. now i started the computer, its about to load up but a message says "error loading operating system".
I tried using a AV disk using BIOS setup and tried reinstalling windows, but it doesnt help.

Any ideas to fix this?

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Assuming you have Windows XP from your 4bit colour setting. Sounds like it might be a display driver problem. If you completely re-intalled Windows, you need to install motherboard drivers and video drivers if they are seperate.

If you need more help, please try to post more details as to what happened and what you did exactly.

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Hi everyone. I really don't have a clue about what has happened to my pc. I shut it down fine last night - no problems. I haven't installed anything new either. This morning i turn it on again only to see a black screen with: ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM.

I tried putting the pc into safe mode but no luck. I tried F1-12, DEL,ESC etc on boot up but it just refuses to go into safe mode. The error message remains and doesn't budge. All i hear is a beeping everytime i'm pressing one of the buttons mentioned above. I honestly don't have a clue where to start with this. I'm really worried about losing my files as i only have half of them backed up and they are really important. Is there any way i can fix this problem and retain my files at the same time? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

EDIT: here is a pic i took of the problem:


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The line just out of sight in the screen shot would be the Pri. Master drive. Is there a drive listed there? It looks like it's trying to boot from CD, possibly because there is no hard drive found. There is a distinct possibility that your hard drive has gone south.

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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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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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Uh... Why is this in games?
Once it's in, you'll need to reformat or delete the partition and start over..

Edit.. Multi post.. try here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/487088-error-loading-operating-system-please.html

Please keep it to one post in one forum..

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I have a computer that a while back I got the blue screen OD and was trying to fix it myself. I don' t know what I did but after a day of working on it, it went to a black screen that says error loading operating system. I know it was dumb to try to work on it myself without professional assistance but I did. I have been searching the internet for a fix but cannot find one and would appreciate if somebody can help.

I am sure your first questions will be, what happened to get the blue screeen, what code did it show and what did you do that caused the error loading screen. This happened literally the week before we were set to move and I ended up just leaving this computer in storage until I had time to work on it. That was a year ago. So I don't remember how it happened, what the code was, or what I did to get the error loading screen. Sorry.

I am deeply appreciative of any help you can lend me.

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I was thinking really hard trying to figure out how this happened and now I remember, My cousins xbox harddrive was not working and I was trying to figure out how to back it up so he didn't lose everything on it. Unfortunately when I hooked it up as a slave drive it wasn't reading even though I could feel the disk turning inside. So, in the process of disconnecting wires trying to figure out how to make it work, my computer started having problems. Not sure what I did but I thought maybe it was a bios issue?

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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 was reinstalling Windows XP yesterday and everything was flowing like it should until it rebooted. When it reached the Press any key to boot from CD point it gave me the message "Error loading Operating System" and I can't get past it. I have tried using a different setup disc and I have tried using the 2nd CDrom drive. When it reaches that point it is the same result. I researched it a bit and I believe that doing the low level format from Western Digital may solve the problem. I downloaded and burned that program. My question is this. How do I run the low level format on that computer when it won't boot past the error message.

If anyone knows of any other solution to the
Error loading Operating System" problem I would love to hear it.

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XP Pro SP2.

Cant get a pc to boot, keeps giving "Error loading operating system". Boots with a boot up disc no problem.

Ive tried using recovery console chkdsk /p and /r and fixmbr, also put a winXPPro disc in went to install then chose repair existing operating system but still wont boot normally.

Any help please?

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Is this a new build, old HD w/fresh install, previously working computer now won't start? Is there important data on the HD? Where to start is in the bios, check to make sure the HD is being found and ID'd by the computer. Check the HD jumper and verify it is set to master. Since it boots off the CD and not off the HD and you can access it, download the diagnostic utility for your brand HD and run it. It's possible corrupt files on the HD are preventing the boot, but test the HD first for mechanical errors. Mike

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There is a problem with my old PC (Windows 7 x32, Intel duo core processor, 2.5 GB RAM) which was custom or assembled, it says 'Error loading operating system' and I have been trying to fix it for hours..
Earlier when this happened (A lot of times), I fixed it from the Repair option when I press F8 contineously, but when i keep on pressing it, nothing happens (System Repair Blackscreen does not come).
It happened when I pressed the restart button in my CPU when my PC was stuck for a long time, instead of waiting and manually restarting.
The biggest problem is that I LOST my Windows 7 CD. All I have now is just a USB with backup files.
When I put on the USB while booting, it says 'BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart' but it shows the same thing when I restart.
When I pressed F10, It showed the Boot Option Menu, it had 3 options:
? SATA: Optiarc DVD RW AD-72203
? Realtek Boot Agent
? MBIC SS MMoser Baee Disk PMAP (That one is my USB)
These 3 didn't work either....
So, Please help me to find a way to fix it.
Ask me if you want any more information.


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Either a corrupted MBR or a failing hard drive can cause that error message. I would suggest ;

1. Replace the SATA data cable of the hard disk.

2. Run a "Long Test" with "Seatools for DOS" and verify disk's health condition.

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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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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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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Hi Guys
Got the blue screen of death after this recent MS update & therefore unable to login - SAFE MODE neither
Trying to install recovery console using Recovery CD that came with PC
Went into boot menu & booted from CD - PC went striaght into SET UP mode (no option to get into recovery mode??!!)& started to install files,....just when it said formatting HD I quickly turned off
Turned PC on again to try again.
How when it boots i get 'error loading operating system' !!!
Am i buggered & will hI ave to reinstall XP ?
Please tell me there is way out else my wife will be stringing my bits up to lampost for losing all her data ?
Yours desperatley

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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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Win XP sp2

I turned my laptop on and it will not boot up.

I get my HP screen and at bottom says the usual press f2 for setup

then next I get a black screen with the message.

"Error loading operating system"


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Do you have the restore disks for your system?
Or, do you have an XP installation CD for your system?

If not, then I'd first suggest trying a bootable hard drive diagnostic from the manufacturer of your hard drive.

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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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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, hope some one can help me out ..my girlfriend has a Packard bell desktop with xp on..Well she had a virus and could not get rid of it .So she decided to reformat her computer only problem was that she did not have her original disc (lost them when moving ) now i had an xp disc that i let her use but now when she restarts her comp it says error loading operating system ..Can someone help me to try and get windows xp back on ..Could do with a walk through of what to do i have her computer here and am using my own at the moment.Really would appreciate if someone could explain it to me in an easy way

Thanks in advance.


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I'd be grateful for anyone's thoughts on this one.

I downloaded the latest security patch from MS [the one about remote takeover of computers] installed it, restarted and then got a horrible error message - error loading operating system. Its like an old fashioned command prompt that you see in the movies - just that single line on a completely blank screen with a flashing cursor awaiting instruction.

I'm running a dell 8200, with windows XP home, service pack 2 and all other patches etc. installed. Everything was fine prior to this. What happens is that I switch on, the graphics card details flash on the screen [as normal] followed by the Dell splash screen with F2 and F12 prompts and bios version [a08] then the above blank screen. Nothing works once the above screen is reached.

From reading the web I've kind of figured out that this is a problem on the bios and that, somehow, my bios has become corrupted. One solution offered on a few sites seems to be go into bios and then change the hard drive access mode from auto to large, but i'm not sure about this and it sounds a bit scary.

Any thoughts?

My prime concern is that I have a lot of data on my hard drive [stupidly only partly backed up - I know!!!] and I'm really worried about losing it.

I should confess that I'm a bit of a newie at these things and my technical knowledge is very limited so please, phrase any replies in simple terms.


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My prime concern is that I have a lot of data on my hard drive [stupidly only partly backed up - I know!!!] and I'm really worried about losing it.Rightly so, but who among us have not been caught in this situation?Without addressing your original issue, I just want to speak to getting the data off of the hard drive. You could always remove the hard drive and install it in another computer as a 'slave' drive. The working computer should still boot up from the 'good' Master hard drive, and then you will be able to navigate (start > my computer) to the slave drive and recover your data. More info on how to install a second drive can be found HERE.But of course, if you need help with this or any other procedure you can just ask for help here and we can explain it in more detail or refer to somewhere on the web where it will be explained more fully.

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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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error loading operating system

I checked F/A/Q and didnt find the answer.

I have a latitude c840

I cleared the password and reset it with the autoexec file in A/

I just did 2 other laptops, same model and no problems

the problem is winxp wont boot on start up, it just gives me that error message.

any help would be great as i have done all I can.



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WHAT error message?

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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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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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Hello experts,

My IBM PC (Model R51) gets "Error Loading operating system" message at start up.
Advice that I have been given is to go into the IBM recovery Program and take the option for a Full Recovery (e.g. Reformat Hard Disk and re-install Windows XP, etc.).

I assume that this will overwrite everything on my disk (why didn't I invest in a backup device!!!).

Is there any other options for getting round this problem and saving data?

Any help much appreciated.


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reformat your hardisk an install the driver of IBM. try that

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Hi i recently got a computer from a friend. Anyway i decided to install a fresh copy of xp onto it something which i have done a million times before but this time after i start to install it and then after files have been copied and computer restarts the installation wont go any further and it says error loading operating system would greatly appreciate some help thanks.

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try this out...
disable the HDD IN THE BIOS (in the priority tag i think) than restart the computer with saving this settings. than..insert the xp cd and install ...if its works after the first boot of the computer after installation of course enable the hard disk again and save the settings. anyway let us the deatils please.
have a nice day..

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Good morning at the forum from Hellas.
Because my English is very bad, I want your understanding.
 My problem is the same with that of-Posted September 23, 2013-05: 15 PM (michael3332).
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I can't seem to find that post so I ask for your help.
My system is Windows 7 Ultimate PS1.

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michael3332's topic.

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can anyone help me

everytime i boot my computer up, i get error loading operating system, its a dell dimension 9150

i need to recover the files on the hard disk, or somehow repair it so it can boot
need help asap

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1) I have a Dell Dimension 3000,
Windows XP with Drives C, 40GB and D,300GB.
PC is getting slow and needs more virtual memory.

2) I made images of C and D to xternal drive H.

3) I unpluged C and D from pc.

4) I pluged new C2, 640GB SATA2 with SATA2PATA/IDE
adapter to mobo in master position.

5) Installed XP. PC stalled 3 times in the process.

6) I partitioned the drive to 300GB, using the "fast format

7) Sucessfully installed XP on this drive. Turned off pc.

8) Turned on again, getting XP screen after a very very slow
process and pc stalled.

9) Reboot, pc said something wrong,
""press "r" at first screen"".

10) I did. It then said ""press
Ctrl+Alt+Del", I did.

11) The message "press Ctrl+Alt+Del"
came back again, again and again.

12) Afraid the installation of XP was not perfect, I unpluged the
C1 drive.

12b) I then pluged the old C back in, to test if something
was wrong. It booted to the old windows ok as I always had.
Turned pc off.

13) I then plug the new C1 drive to slave position, attempted to
format this drive to start a new fresh XP installation.

14) PC recognized the drive, I formated it by "slow option".

15) It gone through 95%. I went for a soda.

16) Came back, pc said something wrong,
and message "error loading operating system"

17) This message kept came in back after every boot.

18) I upluged C1. K... Read more

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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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When I start my PC, I get the message "error loading operating system". If I restart and go into the boot menu, I can bypass this message and my computer loads normally, seeing no issues whatsoever.
Running Windows 7 on an iBuyPower Gamer Paladin D827.
System was running normally yesterday. Installed a Java update before getting off last night.

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Try running the chkdsk /r command.  Possibly damaged files.

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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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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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