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Error loading operating system Dell Optiplex 740 used in Raw Thrills Arcade

Q: Error loading operating system Dell Optiplex 740 used in Raw Thrills Arcade

I am currently upgrading a Raw Thrills Fast and Furious Drift arcade from a microtel pc to a Dell optiplex 740. I also upgraded the video card. I was able to run the three disks for the 3.04 version of the game. Everything seemed to going fine until I started the machine. I had also changed power settings in BIOS to power on after AC loss. The Dell powers on and enters an error screen, "The memory has changed" with options for continue and setup. When I continue it goes to another error, " Error loading operating system". I noticed that when the 1st game disk was run it said erasing hard drive. I figured that to be standard. But now I'm at a dead end on what to do next. Did running the disks erase the windows 10? Am I doing something wrong? And what would be the fix for this?
Thank you, Rooster

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A: Error loading operating system Dell Optiplex 740 used in Raw Thrills Arcade

Most likely your game disc was infected with a virus -- game installers SHOULD NOT format the hard drive.
Run an extended diagnostic on the system (F12 at powerup). If the hardware passes, reload the OS.

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Hi

i bought a laptop and on testing, the fan is working, but it is rather very hot underneath and the system is saying.... 'error, not loading operating system' after showing the dell sign..pls I need urgent help to fix this

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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
 

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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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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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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My computer appears to be running perfectly normal apart from the fact
that whenever I try to restore a partition, clone a drive or attempt
do a clean install, it will not boot and I get the message saying, error
loading operating system. It can't be the hard drives because it
happens even with my brand new hard drive. If the drive I'm using
boots perfectly and I clone it to another drive, surely they are both
exactly the same. So why will the newly cloned drive not boot?

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Because the new drive isn't exactly the same as the old one (even "identical" drives aren't the same).
But, I don't think that this relates directly to your problem (since a clean install wouldn't suffer from this issue).

Could you describe what you're trying to do in a bit more detail so we can start troubleshooting it at the appropriate level?

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I just got my new windows 2000 laptop at work. I was poking around in it to see what new stuff was on it, and decided to backup the hard drive...
Here's my problem.
1) I don't know what the program was that I was using. It said Do you want to take a snapshot of your hard drive?
I clicked yes.
2) It then said that it would reboot in DOS and continue taking a snapshot of my harddrive, and that it may take 2 hours to complete.
Again, I clicked OK.
3) It shut down and tried to reboot (in DOS, I guess) but I got an "error loading operating system" instead.
4) I don't have an ERD made yet.
5) I tried pressing f8 to go to the last known good config, but (of course) that only works with an OS.
6) I have no clue what to do next.
 

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Welcome aboard, I see this is your first posting.

It sounds like you are able to recover and access Windows 2000, but cannot get the backup to work. Is that your problem? It sounds like a drive image utility which can be used for backup was installed but it is broken or damaged. Windows 2000 does not come with one. The two most popular ones are Norton Ghost and PowerQuest DriveImage. To fix the problem you would need to reinstall the utility that was installed.
 

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I have Acronis and wanted to do a recovery of my c drive. I started the recovery and knowing that it would take a while I left. Now when I try to boot up, I get the error message error loading operating system. Is all lost? Can I get my computer to work again? Please help.
 

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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.
 

A:Error loading operating system !HELP!

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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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?

CODFISH4
 

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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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Hi.

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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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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Hi, I've tried searching the forum, but nobody seems to have had the exact same problem as me.

I've had the same computer for 2 years now, one which I built myself, and until a couple of days ago, it's been fine.

However, it was starting to get a little slow, and so I looked on the internet for ideas on how to fix it.

I can't say for sure what caused the problem, because I did a few things. However, most was removing itunes from startup and the like (obviously I didn't stop any services that I shouldn't have) and the windows sidebar. The only thing that I hadn't done before was a service called error checking, and I also selected the scan and perform recovery of bad sectors bit.

Anyway, when I tried to boot again I got the message "error loading operating sytem."

I have tried changing boot settings in the BIOS, switching the hard drive that is used to load in case it was using the wrong one.

I saw a lot of people had success with fixboot and fixmbr with the vista disk. I have one, but can't load from it. I put it in and select to boot, get the press any key message, loading windows components, the bar loading, and then just a blank screen. I've left it for hours and still nothing happens.

This is driving me crazy, does anyone please have any idea what I could try?

A:Error Loading Operating System

Try booting in safe mode F8 during system post logo. If Windows loads go to start type in CMD in the command prompt

type in

CHKDSK /R
type in y for yes reboot.

It is odd that the Windows disk does not work. Could be scratches on the disk. Is the disk a genuine copy?

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

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

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Hello
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.
Thanks
Kyle

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

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

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

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

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

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Using a generic xp disk

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

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

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

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I 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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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 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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Anyone???
 

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Hi guys, tired man here.

All was well... until an error message chose to appear every time I boot my pc.

"Error loading operating system"

I've tried switching from Auto to Large (no change), I've tried mounting my windows partition in linux (doesn't even work although is has before) and It's looking like im screwed for good.

Does anyone know anything that would help me?

The best solution would be actually loading the operating system, but if that's not possible then the next port of call would be somehow backing up files (read something about hooking it up as a slave to another machine?)

Well, thanks for taking your time to read. And hopefully one of you wizards can help me

Thanks,
danny
 

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Would someone please help me.
I took my C: drive out of my computer to use on other system as D: and when I replaced back to my computer I get " Error loading operating system " is there some utility I can use on a floppy disk to correct this problem on my harddrive?

harddrive Barracuda 7200.7 - 160 Gbytes
Amd 1200 cpu
Abit kg7-lite-raid
Mem - 262144k
atapi dvd-rom 16x
Elsa Razor-x Video card
Zip 100
400 Watt Power Supply
 

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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
cheers
 

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

Any thoughts?
 

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I 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?
 

A:Error loading operating system

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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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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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.
Thanks...

~Rex123
Thanks now its solved

A:Help!! Error loading operating system

If you dont know, please ask your friends also.. please...
Thanks...

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Hi

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.

Thanks.

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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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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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Hi all, I'm new here and have a big problem. I have an E-Machines computer and having this problem that says, "Error loading operating system" I have no backup disks or MS Windows disks.

What can I do?

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Sue

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Hi and Welcome to TSF

I am assuming you are using Windows XP as stated under your name so I moved this thread to the appropriate forum.

At what point are you getting this error?

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

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Hello Saketis, welcome to the forum

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

Things you can do to sort the problem are;

Run Disk Check

You could try a Startup Repair

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

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Error loading operating system is the error I get when I turn on my computer.

I do not want to format because i have documents i need saved on the harddrive.

I read somewhere that if i change to lba setting it might work..how do i do this?

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FWIW: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/92217/error-loading-operating-system/IMO, that message signals that the hard drive or the file system has problems. Since the file system is the layer on the hard drive upon which the O/S and all other files lies...it's the same effect.FWIW: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326676Other opinions: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sou...ng+&aqi=g10System manufacturer and model?Do you have a Microsoft XP install CD (not recovery/restore CDs issued by manufacturer)?You can always run a hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive, just to verify/refute concerns about the hard drive.Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ FWIW: I don't know where you read anything about LBA, but LBA is already commonly employed (automatically) on most systems these days. It helps if you post a link to references by someone else...that you are going to use as guidance.Louis

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Yesterday, I was working on the computer, and decided to give a quick restart, no previous problems, unusual noises or otherwise, but on reboot "error loading operating system"

I have tried to read previous posts on the internet and are either too technical for me or don't seem to apply, but this is what I have tried so far

BIOS does recognize the drive
Exchanged with another HD with working XP and works, but obviously wants me to reactivate copy
OEM Windows XP disc does load> setup> Drive C is unformatted, damaged, or formatted with incompatible file system with options to format or return to previous screen......and that where I decided to stop and ask the experts before I really mess something up...I did post on another site with no responses, so any help will be appreciated.
Since then I connected as an external and was able to determine the c: partition of the drive is unreadable, the D: is fine

Is there any way to recover C: and how did it happen???

My computer is a hodgepodge of parts, so not sure what to include
was using up to date Win XP
no recent hardware changes
to the best of my knowldge no untrusted software downloads
HD: Hitachi Deskstar 200GB

If you need anything else please let me know
Thanks
 

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Hello,
My computer recently decided to stop booting normaly and to load a black screen with "error loading operating system". The computer was running fine beforehand but I have a hunch it is something to do with my Motherboard rather then my windows installation.

My computer specs are as follows;
Operating System- Windows Vista 32bit
Motherboard- Asus M4A77TD Pro
Processor- AMD Phenom II x4 840 @3.2Ghz
Ram- 4 Gb
Hard drive- SATA SS Samsung HD103SJ

Now i have tried to boot from a copy of vista CD to use the command prompt to fix the MBR but it will no longer boot from the cd. It would at first but because my computer clearly dosent want me to fix it, it has decided to stop booting from the CD.

Now when i say it wont boot: it will boot into the loading screen where it says it is loading the files on the cd with the loading bar. Once that completes it goes to the microsoft loading screen as if it was starting up and then instead of going to the installation/recovery page it just loads a black screen and stays there. Nothing else will happen.

I have absolutly no idea how to get around this so im wondering whether my hard drive has really just died completly or whether my Motherboard is extremly corrupt. And yes the boot priority is set to boot from CD 1st.

Your help is really really appreciated!

A:Error loading operating system.

Why do you suspect your motherboard? Often it's the owner's "hunch" that solves these sorts of problems, so it's important to know why.

Meanwhile, let's start with these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
If you still can't boot from the disk, then try removing both cables from the hard drive and seeing if you can then run the memory diagnostic (this sometimes happens when a hard drive is dead/dying).

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

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You don't have a Windows XP installation CD?

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

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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?

A:"error loading operating system"?

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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This morning, I went to turn on my PC and received a black screen with the following message - Error loading operating system. I have Windows XP Professional.

Yesterday, I was having trouble w/IE 6.0 - it kept radomly closing on me - so I thought perhaps I had a virus. I installed the latest MS updates and then ran my virus scan, Etrust antivirus overnight. When I checked out the PC this morning it had rebooted and was showing a black screen w/the above-referenced error message.

I do not have an Automated System Recovery disk for this PC, and, even worse, I do not have my files, etc., backed up (yes, I'm an idiot). Otherwise I probably would have simply reinstalled Windows

I ran a diagnostic called BootMaster Partition Recovery (http://bootmaster.filerecovery.biz/index.html) and it told me that an NTFS volume on drive 1 appears to be in an unstable condition (called it a dirty volume) and BootMaster couldn't repair it, and that I should call Microsoft, which I'm not really inclined to do (I'm happy to pay for tech support, but I'm not convinced calling Microsoft is the most expeditious way to go).

So, any thoughts out there on whether or not there is any chance I can save my data?

Many, many thanks.

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boot into the recovery console and run
chkdsk /r

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

A:Error Loading Operating System

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

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Hi there,
I own a DELL Dimension 4600C, and I had a trouble with it last week. I got the message for "Unmountable Boot". I misplaced my original Windows XP Pro CD, so I used my friend's bootable XP CD, and try to check disk. I followed instructions on the Microsoft website, nothing worked until I made bootable floppies and tried to repair the system. It wouldn't complete the repairing and always went back to the blue screen with the unmountable boot error.

I decided to reformat, so I deleted the partition and tried to install the new windows. It took way too long to delete the partition, and at the end I received a message indicating can't be completed ( I can't recall the reason).After that, I keep getting black screen with error of loading operating system.

Any guidence or help to resolve this problem will be really appreicated.

Thanks

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Welcome to TSF,


Download and run the drive manufacturer’s utilities If the drive passes diagnostics, use the utility to wipe or zero the drive and try the install again. Sounds like remnants of the old install are preventing the new install


Bill.

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

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

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Model: Dell
Unit: Latitude E4310

The screen is all black and then there is a sentence saying: Error loading operating system...
I tried rebooting it (I have 3 options) and neither of them has been really... uh effective.

What could be the possible reason?
Is it repairable?


> P.S I've been using it 24/7 can it be one of the reason(s)?

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Dont panic.. Whether you able to enter into BIOS?
DId you see the Hard disk is detected there?...
Post the image picked up by your camera if possible..

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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. . .

jcgriff2

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

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

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

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this is my last call before i call it a day, my computer wont boot up, and displays error cannot load operating system each time, im trying to retrieve my files from my hard drive or get the computer working

heres what ive tried

1) using the recovery disk to repair windows which doesnt appear
2) using the recovery console and using commands such as fixboot
3) booting with ubuntu live cd, going into my computer and accessing hard drive says "error cannot mount file"
4) using spotmau recovery 2009, lets me see my hard drive but displays all weird file names with numbers, letters and symbols

any other help suggestions, i feel my hard drive is just corrupted and my data is gone forever.

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Hello elimelim and welcome to TSF!

Have you tried unplugging your SATA/EIDE cable from your harddrive or maybe changing the cable? If this doesn't work, do you have another computer and plug in the harddrive and see if will detect it? If not, time for you to upgrade then.

RD

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

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What happens when you try to boot from the CD?

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