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Desktop problem (no operating system detected)

Q: Desktop problem (no operating system detected)

Hey guys, I got a weird message on my desktop today on Boot-up

Novell Netware Ready Firmware v1.00 (940810)
© Copyright 1991 - 1994 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Intel ® PRO/1000 Gigabit Adapter v1.21 (030602)
Copyright 2001-2003, Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Press HOME key to abort RPL
LAN Adapter failed the media test.
Please check the cable and reboot the system.
PXE-MOF : Exiting Intel Boot agent.
1962: No operating system found. Press F1 to repeat boot sequence.

(Pressing HOME does nothing, and this screen keeps refreshing)

My computer was working fine just until yesterday and this message came up today when i turned it on,
Do you have any suggestion as to what I can do to fix this?


Preferred Solution: Desktop problem (no operating system detected)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Desktop problem (no operating system detected)

Sometimes...when the CMOS battery is weakening, it impacts the BIOS settings. They can be goofy, they can return to default settings. On some systems the default setting may be via network, which is what appears to be the case with your system (if I'm right about the CMOS battery).

You can try going into the BIOS and checking the boot options and ensuring that the boot drive is the first option. But, if they changed once without user manipulation...they may change again.

I would try a new CMOS battery.

If the current BIOS settings call for the system to boot from the hard drive...then we have a different situation.


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Hello, a kid used a laptop and he told me that he played a game and and when he didn't want to play anymore the computer broke, this might not be the cause of the problem. Anyways, when I opened the Sony Vaio laptop (Windows 7) It shows me the Vaio logo and then it shows me No operating system detected. I put in the recovery disk and I decide to use Vaio complete recovery and it tells me that drive C: is to small to resize, I continue and when the recovery starts, it halts at 2% at Formatting... and shows me an error message:

An error occurred while executing an application.

The operation was not completed. Shutdown the PC, then try the operation again after restarting your system.

Error: 333

Then, when I press on OK the computer restarts and I retry but still no success. While adventuring around, I notice I could install a driver and it opens My Computer. I also noticed that drive C: was not there and drive Boot (X:) appeared.

A:No operating system detected

Hi qwerty123456,

So did you actually remove all the partitions and start the format? If so, your OS is removed and you'll unfortunately need to do a complete reinstall. If so;
Start the installation > choose "Custom installation".
Remove any/all partitions > Create a new one.
Format it, install Windows.

If you've still got the installation, try booting into Safemode by pressing the F8 key during startup, and see if you can restore the system from there.

You could also try the Windows Repair from the installation DVD.

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heres my issue, i used to have windows XP and then downloaded the Windows 8 trial version. Then i decided that I didn't want it anymore and that I wanted to go back to XP. So I cleaned the hard drive and turned off the computer half-way and inserted the windows XP disc into the disc drive and in the command prompt changed the settings so that the computer would boot off of the CD drive...

...the problem is that after all of that whenever I start the computer I get a message that says "no operating system detected"

Can anyone help me ???

A:No operating system detected

You need to reinstall Windows XP. There is no way to go back to Windows XP after installing 8.

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Hi, I'm using Windows XP Home, on an IBM NetVista CPU tower. Here's what happened:

1. Windows was running, I left the computer, with some programs open, and hours later when I came back I saw a DOS screen with several error messages:
a. Something about a MAC address (and a long chain of numbers)
b. Something about a missing operating system, or it was unable to detect the operating system
c. There may have been more messages, I don't recall. I definitely shoulda wrote them down.
2. When I reboot, I no longer get the error screen, I just get the screen that gives you the option to boot in: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), Start Windows Normally.
3. None of these boot modes work, they all start the Windows loading screen, then the Blue screen of death flashes up for less than one second (so I can’t read it fast enough), and the computer reboots, and goes back to the Boot mode selection screen.

I tried to Boot from CD (Windows disc) and go to Recovery Console, but once I get there, I can’t access any files. Here’s what it shows when I load the console:
Microsoft Windows XP(TM) Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.

Directory of C:\

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A:Operating system not detected


First thing....the NetVistas were very susceptible to a capacitor problem that affected many motherboard manufacturers. It may not have been a problem until now, that's entirely possible.

So, check with IBM first before you look for other causes.

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When I press the Log On button firstly in the start of the window it shows: (The system has detected that a cooling fan not operating correctly.Continued operation is not recommended and may cause unpredictable behavior that could result in random shutdown, data loss or possible system damage. The system will shutdown in 15 seconds. To prevent shutdown and continue operation, press the enter key now.System Fan(80B)ENTER: Continue startupFor more Information please visit:www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup)

A:The system has detected that a cooling fan not operating cor...

The fan needs to be cleaned or replaced. If you are lucky you can just blow it out with compressed air. Stick a paperclip in there to keep the blades from spinning out of control and burning up the bearings. Blow it out, do a hard reset. Remove battery and AC power, hold down power button 20 seconds, plug in AC...boot to BIOS (F10) and exit BIOS restoring to defaults. If lucky, this clears the error. If not we need to discuss replacing the fan. 

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please give me problem solve option.. than I can use my hp 1000 again.

A:the system has detected that a cooling fan is not operating ...

Hi, Please check the following discussion:      http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/forums/replypage/board-id/Laptop-Freeze/message-id/92366 Regards.

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Hello. Recently I took my laptop to the shop because the CPU fan has gotten old and gathered dust and clearly wasnt running anymore. So they replaced it and all was good, but I still get the message above about a system fan not working properly when I startup the laptop. I've checked the new fan and its working fine.. and the laptop is not overheating at all. So im a bit confused as to why im still receiving this message on startup? Is this anything to be concered about? I can hear the fan running and can feel the air, plus the laptop doesnt have poor performance like it usually does if the CPU fan is not working correctly, and when I touch the laptop it its not hot at all. I've also opened it up and saw the fan spinning without any complications.. So, fan is working fine from what I can tell but still receving that message. Any ideas? The only thing I can think of is that they screwed something up while replacing the fan.. and I hope that's not the problem..

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the system has detected that the cooloing fun its not working correctly

A:the system has detected that a cooling fan is not operating ...

Hello, This error indicates that a problem exists related to the heat removal system. One of two possible events is occurring:The system fan is not spinning or not spinning properly.The temperature inside the case is too high and the fan cannot spin fast enough to remove the heat.This error message occurs to help prevent costly damage to the computer.To fix this error, use the following steps:If you notice that the system fan spins and is blowing warm air from the computer, clean the exterior vents to remove dust buildup by blowing air through the vent openings. Do this while the computer is off. Dust can accumulate inside the vent opening and around internal cooling components, preventing the removal of heat. After dust has been removed, try turning on the computer to see if the error goes away. if not, continue to the next step.For more information on reducing heat inside your computer, see Reducing Heat Inside the PC.Perform a hard reset. Performing a hard reset can reset recorded thermal values in memory and enable you to use the computer again ? even if only for a short time to access and save any important files before service. For information on performing a hard reset, see Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues.In some cases, updating the BIOS may help prevent this error from occurring. For information on how to update your BIOS, see Updating the BIOS.Have the computer serviced to clean internal components and replace the system fan if necessary... Read more

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When I install drivers for my graphics card this message appears..any solutions?Thanks...the drivers are for windows vista 32bit....

A:Setup detected operating system in use is not Windows.

Are you installing the drivers with vista compatibility.

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I got a new laptop a few hours ago and this is all I've done with it since then:

1) Made back up disks
2) Installed Firefox
3) Installed Adblock
4) Installed avast anti-virus free
5) Restarted
6) Messed around on facebook and checked my e-mail
7) Played solitaire/hearts
8) Uninstalled Norton internet security 2009 using control panel (I know it doesn't delete everything)
9) Restarted computer
10) Played Solitaire

Five minutes after playing solitaire it froze and a black screen came up saying boot 030 'please install operating system'. I did a diagnostic on start-up and run-in, both turned out fine. When I ran a diagnostic on the hard disk it said there was no hard disk detected. I didn't know what else to do so I restarted it. Everything restarted fine, I logged in and went to the internet to see if I could find out what had happened. Five minutes in same thing happened. I restarted again and checked avast. It said that my antivirus software was out of date so I tried updating but it didn't want to update, said that the package was broken. It was suggested that avast was the problem so I uninstalled and restarted, same problem.

I'm currently at a loss on what else to do short of using my back up disks to restore my laptop.

It's an hp dv6-2066dx, 6gb ram, 320 gb harddrive, duel-core amd, running on windows 7.

A:Operating System/hard disk not detected

Take it back...with a pc you have a few days to return...10 or 15{dis satisfaction}
Try another one

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Hey guys having trouble with my laptop upon powering on i get an error message in the top left hand corner stating operator system not found or detected w/e also accessed bios screen via F2 and the HDD not found not to sure what HDD is i think its harddrive info would help. Anyways i purchased a five disk media restore which contains 1 system disk 3 part recovery media and 1 disc titled language. upon attempting to restore the loading gets hung up in the process also tried numerous times and sometimes wont even allow me to select a restore route.sorry to ramble on but figured to much information is better than not enough PLEASE HELP

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I need a disc to reinstall factory due to hard drive crash. My PC did not come with one nor am I able to find an ISO online. Please help with this matter
Thank you

A:Inspiron Desktop 660s, need ISO for operating system?

Dell does not and never has provided Factory Reinstall ISO's.  They also do not provide DVD for reinstall if warranty is expired or windows is no longer supported for XP VISTA 7.   Digital River downloads for Windows 7 ISO are also gone from microsoft.  You can get windows 8 disks from Ebay and Amazon.  Windows 8.1 disks are also out there.  Windows 10 reinstall media is USB Flash.  You can also buy OEM System Builder copies for 7 8 10.  Windows 10 is the ONLY os availble retail and support wise at this point.

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My HP pro 3330 Microtower doesn't load operating system. when I switch it on, it shows only blue color and it's written: press esc key for the start menu.  The above image shows what is displayed by my computer for hours and hours and it doesn't go beyond. I Have removed everything And reconnected them but no change. My pc is HP pro 3330 MicrotowerOS: Windows 7 proffessional 32 bit Help me please.  

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A:need reinstall operating system with disk on my desktop but...

I looked at: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-p6700-desktop-pc-series/5035348/model/5... For this model, HP does not offer to sell you a "System Recovery" set (one USB memory-stick) to reinstall Windows 7.You might try:  www.ComputerSurgeons.com to see if they have that item for purchase. 

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My dads got a compaq computer thats running xp, its had a few problems lately with freezing up and not shutting down properly, so on advise from a friend we downloaded and ran ccleaner ad spybot s&d
Today when turning it on its coming on with the compaq logo screen then going to a black screen thats says
'error loading operating system'
cant seem to do anything else
we have a disc that says windows xp home edition, but dont know how I would use properly, how it would effect the computer ie, loosing any files he needs
quite a noob so would need very clear step by step instructions to do stuff. I wouldnt know how to access the system info from here.
really appreciate any help

A:error loading operating system on xp desktop

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A:No operating system found on IBM 6645 desktop

might be a problem with your hard drive.

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Microsoft Says Windows 10 Is Already the Number 1 Desktop Operating System

Microsoft has pushed really hard for Windows 10 to become a more widely-adopted operating system, and while third-party market share data shows that it lags behind Windows 7, the company itself claims things are exactly the opposite.

In statistics posted on its Windows and Store trends website, the software giant says Windows 10 is currently the number one operating system on the desktop with a share of 46 percent. Windows 7 is the runner-up with 39 percent and declining, while Windows 8.1 is third with 13 percent.

Microsoft says these stats were collected in November 2016 at a time when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update rollout was already finalized. The Anniversary Update first launched in August 2016, but was released to users in stages.
As you can see in the graph provided by the software giant, Windows 10 improved at a really fast pace since its debut in July 2015, but the growth slowed down a little in the last few months, especially because the free upgrade offer is no longer available.

Third-party data
While Microsoft clearly shows that Windows 10 is quite a successful operating system, third-party market research firms claim otherwise, putting Windows 7 at the top of the chart ever since its successor launched.

Specifically, NetMarketShare, which is one of the data providers that Microsoft itself cited several times in the past, claims Windows 7 is running on 48.34 percent of the world?... Read more

A:Microsoft Says Windows 10 Is Already the Number 1 Desktop Operating System

I've kept the thread title matching the article title, but it should actually read "Who is telling the truth?".

Microsoft clearly shows in their data that Windows 10 has edged over Windows 7. A trusted data source that Microsoft has cited in the past claims that Windows 7 is twice as used as Windows 10 (48% vs. 24%). That's a big discrepancy.

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I have an windows xp Operating system disc which was shipped with my Hp desktop PC. And I am just wondering if I can use that disc to install windows xp on my old Sharp laptop which I bought secondhand currently using the non-genuine copy of windows xp. Somebody please give me some guides!

A:[SOLVED] Using desktop PC operating system disc for notebook.

Hello John,

The short answer is NO, as the CD that shipped with the Hp? is only compatible with their machines.

I suggest that you purchase a Windows? XP CD (OEM version) as they are now fairly reasonably priced.

Kind Regards,

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Windows 10 Accelerates Growth to Become World?s Top Desktop Operating System

The release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update seems to help Microsoft?s latest desktop operating system, with statistics provided by NetMarketShare revealing a major share increase recorded in November.

The growth of Windows 10 has slowed down in the last 12 months or so, mostly because the majority of Windows 7 and 8.1 customers who were eligible for the upgrade to the new OS already performed the switch, but now it looks like the growth has gained more speed as a result of the Fall Creators Update launch.

Windows 10 was running on 31.95 percent of the desktop systems in November, NetMarketShare says, while Windows 7 continues to be the leader with 43.12 percent. While Windows 7 itself improved from 43.05 percent the month before, Windows 10 was the one gaining all the praises, as its market share skyrocketed from 29.86 percent in November.

This means that Windows 10 is getting closer to its 2009 sibling, though it?ll undoubtedly take longer than expected before a switch of positions takes place.
Windows 7 EOL
And while sooner or later Windows 10 will manage to take over Windows 7 and become the world?s number one desktop operating system, Microsoft certainly hopes this will happen as soon as possible because of one big reason.

Windows 7 will reach end of support in January 2020, which means that no other updates and security fixes would be released beyond this date.

Judging from wh... Read more

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Ok here me out, I have an old windows millenium pc I completely Destroyed the hard drive, Meaning theres completely Nothing on it.

Im trying to put windows xp on it using the windows millenium pc but im getting a invalid boot diskette error When im not even trying to use a diskette, So,

Is there a way i can hook up the desktop harddrive to my laptop install the operating system and then move the hard drive back onto the desktop machine?

Is it possible? Thanks for listening

A:Installing an operating system on a desktop hard drive on a laptop

It might work with an eSata port - if you have one on your laptop.

Here is a solution for Windows7 for USB attached HDDs. Not sure whether that would work for XP.

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Old desktop with Windows XP dying. Have a choice of buying today a desktop with Windows 7 Home OS (8GB) or Windows 7 Professional OS (4GB) - same price. I have a small business - lot of old data, spreadsheets, accounting software. Won't be using it for gaming. Have heard Windows 7 Home makes it difficult accessing XP files and Windows 7 Professional would be more user friendly for this?
Have to make a decision today - your thoughts?

A:Buying new desktop - Windows 7 Home or Professional Operating System

Hello there & welcome to Seven Forums.
I'm assuming the 4GB & 8GB is referring to the quantity of RAM, right?
As it will be used for a small business & using old data & applications, Win 7 Professional would be the perfect choice.

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Any suggestions for a new desktop?
One that will last him and will be durable. He is in his 60's, not crazy about complex features, and he primarily surfs the internet and makes spreadsheets and does other work on there. He doesnt need graphics or music or anything like that. I'm surprised that the E-machines has lasted this long, but is there a better brand for the buck?

This leads me to my second question.
How do I hook up my computer(laptop) to his desktop to retrieve important files?
Like I said, his computer freezes alot when he tries to get files so I want to backup, but its beyond the point of just pulling files. How can I hook my laptop up to his hardrive and take these important files off before it dies? Is there an easier way? And finaly...

How do I install Windows XP (or...vista *shudder* if we must go that route) on a completely wiped laptop?
He bought it from work for like 100 dollars and its about 3 years old, barely used. Though, it needs software. He doesnt mind buying it but people are talking about charging him 200-300 dollars for installation. Could I possibly do this for him, and if so CAN I USE MY ... Read more

A:Questions: retrieving files, installing operating system, picking a new desktop

Forget buying a brand name PC and spend the 2-300 dollars to have XP Home Edition installed unless you just love a challenge and want to try it yourself. XP Home Edition will probably come with most drivers needed for a 3 year old laptop and if not, the installers can get the needed ones from the manufacturers website.

I wouldn't suggest Vista because it hates anything with less than 1 gb ram (memory)

Then you can install only the software you need and not be burdened with using and then having to buy all the trial software that normally comes bundled on a Brand PC

As an example, I bought my daughter a new Sony Vaio w/Vista from Best Buy late last year and spent days uninstalling trial software(MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc.) and tweaking Vista because it was so slow it was painful and that was with a 150gb HD and 1 gb of ram.

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So, the comp fails to start, and claims, "No Operating System Detected"
I tried Kaspersky on it, it ran it from the disc, so I know the optical drive works. I am at my wit's end.

A:windows 7 "No Operating System Detected" will not run a windows disk

The error is, "Missing Operating System"

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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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My laptop model is hp pavallion 15e039tx .my problem is that operating system does not work window not open .laptop screen show stop code INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE.please solve my problem

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Earlier today i got the bright idea to wipeout my c:/ drive and i used the system restore to attempt to restore it back to the factory programs and all that...during the restore and error came up and it restarted itself and then went back through the restore...now once the restore was done it went ahead and started up but when it did it came up with the windows error recovery and says... windows failed to s tart. a recent hardware or software change mightbe the cause..then it says insert your windows instilation disk..but i do not have one? does anyone know what i am supposed to do? or what i can do? im running vista basic on a sony vaio

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I have everything up on my desktop, but seemingly cannot open any programs that require to go online. When trying to open explorer, I get promted with
"Choose the program you want to use to open this file". "Do you want to run or save this file" then it asks Do you want to run this software. I select run, then it reverts back to "Choose the program you want to use to open this file"
also for example
If I open "Action Centre" and select "troubleshooting" I get
Application not found
a lot of times I get
Application not found
This all started after I was advised my computer is infected with a virus.
I can't download any program that I want to use to fix the problem.
I am using my 2nd old slow laptop to access this forum.
Can any-one offer advise on what to do please

A:Operating system problem

If you have access to another computer:

1. Download Malwarebytes:

2. Uninstall your current anti-virus software and replace with MS Security Essentials:

Put the installation file onto a USB stick, or CD. If you don't have any of those, you may put it on Windows SkyDrive (if you have a Windows Live Messenger).

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I recently bought a new computer with windows 7 operating system and tried to run my dbase program.
To do that I first ran cmd.com to get a dos prompt.
It read the following way:
I received following message:
'dbase.exe' is not recognized as internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I was able to run edbase.exe quite easily on windows xp and vista. Can any one help me solve this problem, so that I can run the program on windows 7. I understand it should be able to run 32 bit programs.
Best regards,
Gulab Gidwani

A:Operating system problem


you should that program using DIR c:\windows.old\windows\system32\dbase.exe

The message is telling you that DBASE.EXE is not found in your PATH
echo %PATH%​
You might try
c:\windows.old\windows\system32> ./dbase.exe

Why \Windows.old\windows\... looks like you are attempting to run an OLD program from another system without first installing it on this system

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Hello there (exuse me for my english )My friend has a Sonny Vaio PC, he uses WIndows XP. But, lately the PC doesn't wanna start !! when he click the button to start the Computer we see the bios normally, then a black screen appears with this written on top left " Operating System not found " !!

A:Operating System Problem !!

Good morning .See Microsoft General Guidance.Louis

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Hi, I'm in need of figuring out if my laptop was infected by a trojan, the operating system went kapoot and i need to reinstall it, or if its hardware failure. I used it last night and my AVG caught a "small trojan horse" called cryptbase.dll and after removing it i believe is where it began. My computer restarted and ended up starting up with the acer splash with me able to click f2 for setup. But f8 doesn't work and causes a long beeping noise if i leave it alone it goes to a black screen with a underscore blinking at the top left. i've done some research but, im unsure which route to take without taking some advice for my own laptop. My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5741-3541, Windows 7,intel core i5-450 processor, 4 GB DDR memory, 500 GB HDD. if you need more information please ask because im unsure with what is needed to fix the problem. The solutions i've heard is reinstalling windows 7, or it might be a HDD problem. Thank you.

A:Unsure if virus, operating system problem, or hardware problem

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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hi, i just bought a new pc.. it had vista on it so formatted fully.

i booted xp from cd and installed. after the blue screen installation my pc rebooted as normal.

when it loaded up a message says: problem with operating system

nothing else..

any help please.

A:problem with operating system message

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hi all. i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA.

but i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.
now When i boot up my computer it is defaulting to safe mode. even when i hit f-8 and tell it to boot normally it still goes to safe mode.

also i cannot add or delete and programs. it tells me that the installer cannot be accessed

i cannot access the internet on the affected computer.

i accessed the 5 steps on my wifes computer and printed them out i cannot complete any steps with the affect unit in its present condition.

one of the mentors directed me to go through the five steps and post results here.

Operating System: Genuine Microsoft? Windows? XP Home (SP2)
CPU: AMD Athlon? 64 3200+ Processor (2.2GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 1600MHz FSB)
Monitor: Includes eMachines? 15" LCD Flat Panel Monitor(E14T)
(15" Viewable, 0.297mm dot pitch)
Chipset: ATI RS480 chipset
Memory: 512MB DDR 400 (1 ? 512MB) SDRAM (PC3200)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 100GB HDD (7200rpm)
Optical Drive: DVD?RW 16x multiformat double layer drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (Secure Digital? (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Micro Drive, Memory Stick?, Memory Stick PRO, Multimedia Card, USB 2.0)
Video: ATI Radeon? Xpress 200 (PCI-Express? )
128MB DDR shared video memory
Sound: AC '97 Audio, Dolby 5.1 (6-Channel)
Network: 10/100... Read more

A:virus problem or operating system?

i was able to run this off a flash drive hope it helps

Deckard's System Scanner v20070729.57
Run by Administrator on 2007-08-03 at 19:51:36
Computer is in Safe Mode.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-08-03 19:52:11
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dss(2).exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.google.com/ie
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.emachines.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Pag... Read more

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Hello guys.tonight I lost the icons on my operating system.after I use ad aware pro the program tell me if I need to erase something after reboot my system.i click yes.that was my bad move.after reboot the only thing I can see is the screen saver without the files.next the welcome word next to my picture and my name.below the name I read 7 unread mail messages.i click that but the system cant go up.the only thing that said is logging of and saving your personal settings.dont see my system and files.very bad for me.i really care all the thing my hard disc have.any helps are welcome.thanks for the attention.i always admire the brilliant people. i have windows xp.gateway 500xl.2.4gh 256ram

A:problem with my operating system after reboot.

Boot up in Safe Mode.

Use the System Restore function to restore the operating system to a date prior to the event that caused the problem.

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All of a sudden I am experiencing these failures:
no right-click
no drag & drop
no single click, have to use "open"
cannot work in Excel
system running slower indeed

Have run everything, disc clean up, defrag, AVG, a2suared, Adaware SE, eweido, SpyBot S&D, Keylogger.

Please tell me I need a new mouse!!! I have a Microsoft Intellimouse scroll.

Many thanks


A:Operating System or Mouse Problem?

NEW Mouse!

How often do we spend hours searching eh?

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Got a message that the computer had to restart. When it started again there was a new message that said: Boot device not found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. I can't do anything from this point. Yours sincerely Göran Johansson

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Thanks for reading this post.I am trying to resolve some problems with an XP Pro (updated to SP2 via a retail upgrade disc about 2 months ago) PC. In recent months, several problems have been encountered. Unfortunately, I have not taken any notes, so I will be working from memory. I will provide any additional information that is needed as quickly as I can.Antec server case and power supplyIntel mother boardP2000 processor512 MB RAM with 200 MB currently availableDual WD Caviar drivesLite-On CD/DVDZip driveFloppy driveNvidia GeForce4 Ti 4600 video cardEcho MIA sound cardADS Firewire & USB 2.0 adapterAPC UPS "BackUpPro"The PC has been operational for approximately 3 years. It has been powered down fewer than 20 times during that period. It is restarted daily. No restart problems have been encountered.All drivers were updated since the upgrade to SP2.The BIOS has never been updated.Three internal modems have suffered "hardware failures" within the past five months. The first MAY have been related to a lightning strike. The most recent two, which occurred within 6 weeks of each other, were definitely not related to lightning.No other hardware failures have occurred.I use WinAmp with DFX for listening to MP3s. Playback would skip slightly when the original modem (Compaq server component) was activated. Now, playback skips very badly when any application is started.Shortly after the most second modem failure, PC-Cillin stopped running. I attempted to reinst... Read more

A:Malware Or Xp Pro Operating System Problem?

Hi wizard509 and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!I dont see much from the HijackThis log so lets look a bit deeper!Download WinPFind: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/winpfind.phpRight Click the Zip Folder and Select "Extract All"Don't use it yetReboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)Here is a link on how to boot into Safe Mode:http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_namFrom the WinPFind folder-> Doubleclick WinPFind.exe and Click "Start Scan"It will scan the entire System, so please be patientOne you see "Scan Complete"-> a log (WinPFind.txt) will be automatically generated in the WinPFind folderRun MSCONFIG and enable everything in the startup area. To get to MSCONFIG, click on Start -> Run -> type in MSCONFIG -> click OK!Under the "General" TabMake Sure "Normal Startup-load all device drivers and services" has a green tick by itClick Apply->Close->Follow the Prompts to RestartRestart Normal and Download and Save Blacklight to your desktop:Double-click blbeta.exe then accept the agreement, leave [X]scan through Windows Explorer checked, click > scan then > nextYou'll see a list of all items found. There will also be a log on your desktop with the name fsbl.xxxxxxx.log (the xxxxxxx stand for numbers).Copy and paste this log in your next reply. Don't choose the rename option yet! I want to see the log first, because legitimate items can also be present the... Read more

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I have to point out I know nothing about computers and really need step by step help as I am a student and cannot afford to take my laptop to a shop.

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5155. After having it for a short while my laptop slowed right down and had many problems involving the internet. A friend of mine suggested reformatting it. So he lent me a windows xp media disk, as I could not find the original one that came with the computer, and I reformatted my computer. Worked well and the computer seemed to be fine, however my friend did not give me a disk with drivers and system utilities on it, so I was unable to do anything with my computer.

I then found all the original disks, for my computer (which was made by fujitsu and all the disks are official). I decided to try and reformat it with the correct disk, operating systems, twinload cd/dvd. I inserted the disk pressed f12 and it all seemed ok until I got this message:

Twinload Windows XP professional:
-Your configuration is not supported
-none of the required operating systems were found on the hard drive of your system
-remove the dvd and click OK to shut dow the system.

I have no idea what this means. I looked at other threads on this ofrum and I can see that people have had a similar problem, except people were trying to downgrade from Vista to XP, wereas I am trying to load the correct version of XP onto my computer so I can put the drivers and utilities onto it.

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i am using Dell All in One.
Since morning of 03 August, when i start PC it says Preparing Windows and once started it shows
You have been signed in with a temperory profile 
You cant access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out. To fix this, sign out and try signing in later. Please see the event log for details or contact your system administrator
Everything saved on Desktop is missing
please help to restore the problem
Even it is not taking connection of broad band line via wifi.

Vikram Vaghela
M 9377890090

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I have windows 7 home basic installed in my laptop. While browsing suddenly i got a blue screen with some information showing - "collecting crash dump...." and the system got restarted automatically. I am facing with this problem more frequently.

Please help me in resolving the problem.

Please its urgent!!!!!!


A:Problem with windows 7 Operating system

Welcome to TSF!

Please carefully follow the BSOD Sticky instructions here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html so that we have some data to work with.

(I'll move the topic into the BSOD area of the forum, don't worry, you'll be automatically redirected there.)

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i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA. i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.

i tryed using superspykiller home version now my computer is locked up and will only boot up in safe mode.

my computer is a 2 year old e-machine model w 3410 3200+

A:operating system or virus problem?

Hi Dano50 !

Follow the HJT link in my sig and go through the whole 5 steps process. Post your final log in the HijackThis section where security techs will review it. It can take some time before you get an answer from them as that section is often overcrowded, just be patient. Once they'll start reviewing your log you'll have quick feedback.

You can also check this thread :

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my acer 3680 has lost its operating system and i dont know how to get it back can someone help me ?

A:acer operating system problem

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One day few weeks back I turned on my home built comp. and It stated that there was a file missing. And this wasn't the first time I got this error. But I knew what to do, format and re-install windows. (kept a back up hard drive for all my files since this happens every 3- 4 months) But this time, when I try to install it, the setup procedure stated that there was a file that I couldn't install, actually there were several. It gave me an option to either retry or skip this file which could result in a malfunctioning os. I had no option but to skip it. And when it was done, it rebooted and a blue error screen message came up. I have re-formatted and re-installed at least 4 to 5 times, the hard drive is not the problem and neither is the disc. I have a dell laptop, and I used the os disc that came with it, the same error came up. I even changed the cd-drive from which it was reading the cd from, but no luck or results, techguy please help

A:Solved: Operating system problem

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