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Serious Problem Operating System Not Found on Computer

Q: Serious Problem Operating System Not Found on Computer

Not sure if this is the right forum for this because it seems to be an issue in a few different parts of the computer but here's the problem.
When I start my son's IBM Laptop, the IBM Logo comes up and then some sort of clicking/whirring sound comes from where the Hard Disk Drive on the computer is. AFter this occurs for a few seconds it searches the computer for something and then the following message comes up:
PXE=E6I: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Operating Systems Not Found

After that nothing happens. I'm pretty much a novice with computers, so I'm really not sure about any kind of hardware-related issues, which is what it seems like this probably is. Any help or suggestions that anyone has, I would be grateful. I realize there is a good possibility I will have to take this to a pro to get it fixed, but its a Saturday, so if anyone has any suggestions that I may be able to try before Monday, please let me know.

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A: Serious Problem Operating System Not Found on Computer

It sounds like you may need a new harddrive. To be sure, make sure all the harddrive cables are firmly connected, especially the power. If it's an ATA disk, try a different slot on the IDE cable and make sure the jumpers on the disk are set correctly.

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Please can anyone help?
In task manager I accidently closed an explorer process, the laptop then crashed. So I closed it down, then it now is unable to find the operating system. Can anyone offer any advice on how to help it find the files it needs to boot?

Can this be done by using the command prompt? Start up repair ran for over 24 hours with no success.


A:Operating system can't be found computer loading with system recovery options

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

Do you have your Windows Vista CD?

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Laptop won't start correctly goes to boot menu. I can access system recovery options with win7 cd/dvd.

*Tried windows 7 64 bit cd - won't repair computer
in the system recovery options: no operating system is displayed

*won't let me restore using a system image - won't access the hard drive at all

*has option to load drivers, the following show on my computer
Boot(x: ) 31.1 MB free of 33.5 MB
CD Drive(D: ) Windows 7 CD
Which drivers do I need?

At the system recover Options screen the following displays:
System Recovery Options
Choose a recovery tool
Operating system: Unknown on (Unknown) Local Disk

I tried command prompt


i entered command "diskpart" the following displays:
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright ..............

next command i entered "list volume" the following displays:
Volume 0 D GSP1RMCHPXF UDF DVD-ROM 3167 MB Healthy

Here is where i am stuck, the hard drive C: is not showing up. I need to recover the files on this computer even if i have to do a full re-install of Windows 7 afterwards. Please let me know if further info is needed. Thank you in advance for your help.

A:computer won't boot, no operating system found

Hello MonkeeMadness. Welcome to the forum.

Can you see the hard drive listed in BIOS?

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I've had this Sony Vaio VPCEE3WFX/BJ for about a year now. It was working fine until a couple of days ago. My little sister was on it and was playing Poptropica and that was the only thing she did on there. After shutting down the computer, I didn't turn it on until the next day. After pressing the power button, I got the Vaio screen or whatever the screen is called. After that screen has loaded, Operating System Not Found appears out of nowhere. I turned the computer on and off a couple of times but I still received the "Operating System Not Found" After I tried turning it off and on, I tried turning it on again but pressing F8 so that I could get some start up options. I was able to get to the screen and select "Start Windows Normally" From that point, I can get to the login screen and my desktop. The only problem with that is that it takes around 20 minutes to get to the login screen. Once I enter my password, it takes around 10 minutes to get past the login screen. Once past the screen, I get a black screen with the cursor in the middle. If I wait around an hour or so, the desktop will finally load and I will be able to do what I please with one condition. If try and open a program or anything it takes around 10 minutes to load it up and if I try to load a page on Google Chrome, it takes around 5 minutes just for one page.I was thinking about calling Sony to see if there was any way I could send in the laptop for repair before the warranty expires whic... Read more

A:Operating System Not Found and Slow Computer

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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I tried resetting my pc because my computer was really slow so i tried to, during the reset there were times where it failed to reset so I kept doing it and then a message showed up "an operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system". Please help me. I really don't much about computers. And I also had windows 10

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I tried resetting my pc because my computer was really slow so i tried to, during the reset there were times where it failed to reset so I kept doing it and then a message showed up "an operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system". Please help me. I really don't much about computers. And I also had windows 10

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Here it is, i have my laptop this is what it says operating system not found . Another problem is my dvd player won't load any type of software .Tryiing to load Linux or Xp Pro same problem .
Now i try and go in the bios and it repeats operating system not found . What do i need to do to solve these problems.


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Here it is, i have my laptop this is what it says operating system not found . Another problem is my dvd player won't load any type of software .Tryiing to load Linux or Xp Pro same problem .
Now i try and go in the bios and it repeats operating system not found . What do i need to do to solve these problems.


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Hi all,

Not sure if I'm in the right section here, but I'm sure someone will move it if thats the case.

I got a fake virus check thing pop up and do a scan, vista security I think it was called. Was stopping me get onto any websites, so restarted. After it restarted, i got a bsod, so restarted, but now it won't boot, i just get the following message:

Broadcom undi pxe-2.1 v11.4.1
Copyright stuff

Broadcom base code pxe-2.1 v1.1.0
Copyright stuff
Pxe-e61:media test failure, check cable
Pxe-m0f: exiting Broadcom pxe Rom
Operating system not found.

On an acer laptop running Vista.

Any help much appreciated,


A:computer hangs at startup. broadcom, operating system not found


Done a little more digging as this seems to be a harddrive problem. In BIOS at startup, it does see my harddrive, IEO something or other, I will post in a sec with it exactly. I'm using a Ubuntu startup disk which will also see the drive in disk manager, and I have performed a benchmark speed test for it, which it seemed to do ok in. However, I cannot access the drive in ubuntu, not sure if it's just me not sure what to do, but it doesn't show up in places anywhere.

Also, I can't seem to start in safe mode. The message in my previous post, broadcom whatever, comes up before pressing f8 has any effect.



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now, my laptop is a Sony Vaio laptop runs on Windows 7 home edition.
i know i still have the disk that contains word, excel etc.
anything else was most likely accidentally trashed.

when i start the laptop it reads the Vaio logo, of course i hear a disk spinning and not a type of clicking but a sound for sure. screen turns black and reads operating systen not found. before that it read a different disk not found. i pressed f2 and set everything to default. i'm stumped from here. i'm thinking on looking for a book to help, haha.. if you know one, share the name. thanks

A:how can i get past the can not read Operating System Not Found Problem

First enter BIOS setup to see if HD registers there. If not it may have failed. Test it to be sure by downloading, burning to CD with Windows Image Burner then running a full scan with the HD maker's HD Diagnostic DOS scan.

You can also try accessing it through the door on back to reinstall it to see if it is failing to make contact when plugged in.

Videos for doing this and replacing the HD if necessary are available by googling your model name/number and + replace HD.

If you replace the HD you can run Factory Recovery disks you made at setup or order from Sony support, or get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If HD is intact work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I start my computer and get "No operating system found. Press Ctrl Alt Deleteto restart" I think I set my C partition so it doesn't boot on it and boots on the Z partition which has nothing in it. Or unallocated space.

I think when i was trying to create a new partition in Windows 8 setup it screwed it up..... Because that was the last thing i did before i turned it off and got the message......

A:I start my computer and get "No operating system found. Press Ctrl....

This is out of context without the previous information in your thread at Dynamic Disk conversion help (HxD hex editer shows 01C2 is a 0??) - Windows 7 Forums.]

You last reported there that after recoversion to Basic, Win8 was trying to boot on another letter. I gave you the fix for that just now.

Has this latest failure happened ever since you reconverted to Basic disk, or just since trying to create a Win8 partition? How did you attempt this exactly? Did you then proceed to install Win8 to the partition as you should to have it auto-configure a Dual Boot? If not do that now.

Please post a camera snap of the Partition Wizard CD drive map with listings so that it isn't the size of a postage stamp.

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I was copying my files on a USB, then I took it out ( without safely removing) and went out. When i got back, the laptop has already shut itself. when i turn it on it goes Operatin System Not Found. I use windows 8.1 and only 1 hard drive. When the PC goes into VAIO care rescue mode everything is white with options like start BIOS steup, contact support, start from media .... etc which are not at all helpful, unlike others problems which makes the screen black. but the same thing happens to me when i change boot mode to Legacy, but back to normal when to UEFI. i don't have any disc. from what i know the product key is in the UEFI thingy in the computer.

When I start BIOS setups it still shows
System Memory : 12288mb
Hard Disk Drive : 1000gb ( so i presume the hard drive still works)

Methods that worked for others but not me :
1. Taking out the HDD, give it a blow and put it back in.
2. Changing Boot to legacy
3. Changing the boot order to every combination i could.
4. Use a program called Wondershare Liveboot.
5. Reinstall windows 8.1 using a USB boot media, which was downloaded from microsoft home page.
6. Using command promt from USB boot media /scannow

the problem also lies in my little knowledge about computer matter. I couldn't find out if the HDD still works, what version or name it has, don't know how to update the bios as well. Please help me guys

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as usual I turned off my laptop and after a while a turned on again to use my laptop but it couldn't reach operating system and showed error :

I tried all instructions to solve the problem and finally run by windows start up CD to
re-install new windows. this time I faced error:
" No drivers were found. click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"

I confused. I really don't what should I do anymore

A:operating system not found and no drivers were found eror

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Report back what happens as you go as there may be more steps.

Where did you get Win7 installer? Did you burn it yourself?

Do you have an EFI BIOS? Enter BIOS setup to see if HD is detected, and if there is an EFI Boot disk in BIOS Boot order listings.

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I have an Emachines E725. The other
day it  fatally crashed. I don't have the recovery discs because everything came preloaded. I found a site that helped me get the same edition of windows 7 that I had but my key does not work when I try to
register it. How can I get the correct (legal) copy of the OS when the Emachines company has went out of business?

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Hey I had Windows 7 home basic installed on my dell inspiron laptop, and there was only 1 partition (c drive), I think that I deleted something from windows, and now when m switching on the laptop its saying "operating system not found".
Somebody please help me, how can I recover the data on hard drive. Is it possible that data is still present on hdd.
Sorry for my grammer, m not good in english.

A:How to recover data if computer ia showing "no operating system found"

Simply plug the hard drive into another PC, then just copy and paste the data to whatever storage device you have available

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Ran F12 to regain Operating system - long version. Says computer passes everything but there's no operating system found. Did this Twice. Tried "Operating System" CD that came w/ Studio 17 laptop. Hit option to run via CD & never got anywhere after an hour. Tried Reinstall Hardware disk that came w/ laptop. It shows Vista, but laptop came w/ Windows 7. See where it shows the system's checking things out, but never get anywhere. HELP!

A:No operating system found but it's operating

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Hi My husband & I bought our son a Toshiba Satellite A215 Laptop (w/ Vista) 2 Christmases ago. He has had virtually no trouble with this machine until 2 weeks ago. He pretty much leaves it on 24/7 with no problems (to my surprise), but the other day he came back to find the "No Operating System Found" displayed. After a length of time we came to the conclusion that the Hard Drive was the issue, so we replaced it. It worked like a charm....until last night, that is. To our dismay the "No Operating System Found" display is back. So, if it isn't the hard drive, what could it be?

Some things to consider are: he has not downloaded anything new recently and has a AVG Free as his antivirus, with Advance System Care and Smart Defrag for upkeep. None of these are new and he has not experienced any compatibility issues with them.

There were no advanced warnings to the problem, but afterward, there was some clicking. We were able to get into BIOS to see that the hard drive was not showing up. We tried using the recovery disc to reinstall windows but it would only start up the process, it would not complete the action until we replaced the hard drive all together. I do not know if we have the recovery disc OR the actual Windows OS disc.

Display reads as follows:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Operating System not found


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When i Turn On my laptop , it Shows "Operating System Not Found" ,But If I restart
( by ctrl+alt+del ) everything goes fine...whenever i shutdown my lap and then switching it on it boots slowly and shows "Operating System Not Found" ,But when i restart ,everything goes fine..

What is the problem?

A:Dell Inspiron 1564 "Operating System Not Found" Problem

Make sure the hard disk is properly inserted in the laptop and has not come loose. You will need a screwdriver to remove the hard disk panel to check. That would be the first thing to check. Post back after you have done so and we will provide further steps if needed.

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I have an aged P200 (I think) laptop (Gateway 2000) which I kept for my children to play a Win 98 game which won't play on anything newer - Babyz, if you're interested.

The battery is flat and I only play when connected to the mains. However, on the latest turn on I get the message "No operating system found". Anything I can do about this? The laptop has a floppy drive and cd drive.

A:Ancient laptop "no operating system found" problem

It sounds like the hard drive has failed. If you have the Windows 98 and driver installation disks that may have come with the laptop way back when, you could buy a replacement hard drive and reinstall everything and be good to go.

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Hello everybody. What's a nice day, I'm glad to see you etc...
Yesterday evening : my main browser (Comodo Dragon) coudn't catch the connection to Internet in spite of the fact my laptop 'said' it was connected. I tried Internet Explorer - and there wasn't any problem.
But after using, Internet Explorer jammed so hard that I had to turn off my laptop and turn on again. After 15-30 minutes the same situation. So I turned off and turned on - and the same again. But there was a catch : I coudn't turn on it after turning off.
While I was trying to turn on it system told me about problems with Windows (and maybe with volumes). So i turned off and turned on again. There was a grey screen. And no way to reach the Windows. I took my battery of the laptop, waited 2 minutes and tried to run my laptop. Grey screen. I went to bed.
Today the same situation. So I tried with Linux (pendrive) but Linux Mint had also some problems, so the problem isn't only in Windows I guess. I took of the pendrive with Linux and turn on the computer again : grey screen. So I did what I was able to do. Because I'm a woman I started to click all the keys on keybord. Nothing special. So I retried and Windows ran.
Now Comodo Dragon is working despite not working yesterday. 
I don't know why did it happen. Something like DDoS or breaking into the computer (I thought like that because of overloaded browsers)? I checked ip from which was the last logging in and It was mine. Where's the problem? I don't want t... Read more

A:Problem with turning on the computer, doesn't matter which operating system

Alright can you describe the grey screen are there words, errors , your mouse cursor on the screen or is it just a plain Grey screen. I don't think this is a ddos attack if it was you should call you local authorities as it is illegal. Now try to run malwarebytes antimalware and it should pop up with a screen saying if you want to start a trial for 14 days if you don't want to just select no (gives you the exact same scanning ability) and then update your database and run a threat scan tell me what it finds and after that run a full scan with your antivirus and tell me what it finds.

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I shut down my comp and left for a few days, when I returned and tryed to start my comp it said operating system not found. It is an HP and I'm running Windows XP. It does the same thing everytime. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Thank you!

A:Operating system not found

Go into the BIOS and check to see what your boot order is and put IDE-0
first, CD-ROM second and floppy third, [check your drives first to make sure you don't have a floppy or CD in one of your drives, make sure you save the changes and re-boot. Also why don't you check your system restore to see if you have a restore point to let you go back to when your computer was 0.K.

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i have a compaq presario 2100 that was working yesterday and now today when i turned it on i got this error message"no operating system found.-by the way , it took forever to come up.
i tried to reinstall using the compaq quick restore sytem recovery cd disk(4 of them)and it took forever to get to an error message and the cd popped out and the pc shut off. i couldnt even tell you what the message was because it gives you 0.005 seconds to read it.
then i decided to try the compaq operating system cd microsoft windows xp home version, and it took forever for that .. the final result was pgrmgr.sys error. any suggestions. thanks tammy

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i need some help. i have a computer and the harddrive is bad. so i tryed booting it up with a window xp disk and i reinstalled XP. but when i turned it on aging no operating system found. and now it wount even load up to anthing and just goes to no operating system found. any ideas

A:no operating system found

Try going to the website for the manufacture of that drive. All of them have some software that you can download and run tests on your drive. A lot of them have ones that will run in windows now but you want the DOS based ones that will make you a boot disk.

Once you boot up there you can run all sorts of tests on the drive. Sometimes you just have to do a full format witn one of those utilities to fix the drive, but if there is a major problem that software will also get you a error number which if your drive is still under warranty you can use to RMA it.

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hello, my laptop start to operate in a slow manner so i decided to do the ocassional clean up n recycling the recent, temp, n %temp% folder..but then as i tried to defragment it, it stop while analysing and start to reboot, at first it ask to be repair,, and so i did.. but then after awhile waiting...it start to show operating system not found.

so now when i when to the bios..i found that the HDD : none..

if i understand it correctly this may due to the loose connection to the motherboard or the faulty in hard drive.. despite knowing that, i still don't know what to do...

i try loading the default setting..but still no change...

A:operating system not found, HDD/SDD : none

You recycled the %temp% folder? Did you delete the contents inside the temp folder or delete the temp folder it's self?

Try opening up the computer and make sure the HDD is SATA cable is seated properly.

Or the drive is failing. Does your machine of a hard drive diagnostics tools?

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Can some1 tell me how i can reset factory settings on a sony...do i need to just hit F10 Repeatedly?

A:Operating System Not Found...

Hi and welcome to TSF what model sony,F10 works for many but the model may help us find out if it is something else or if it can be done

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I have the following:

P4 3.06 Windows XP Home Edition.

It was running just fine about a week and a half ago. Now, everytime I start up the system I get "Operating System not found".

This happens after the computer boots up, right after it recognizes the floppy drive it gives me the above message.

I've tried to reinstall the hard-drive but it wouldn't even recognize the cd-rom drive.

I've tried my hard-drive on another computer and it seems to work just fine. Taken the hard-drive from the other comp and tried it on mine and same problem.

I think I've exhausted everything and have not solved the problem. I need help!

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Hello everyone,

I just used Partition-Magic to partition a hard drive, luckily not my computer, it was a friend's. Anyway we did everything as the manual suggested and when we were done we porceeded to reboot, however the screen read OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND. I have no idea what happened, sadly we can't even find his recovery disks,(This is a Sony Viao with XP on it). Can any one please tell me what my options are other than formatting the hard drive? If I boot up from a floppy drive with a startup disk, is there anything I can do to fix this problem. I guess the reason he wanted to do this was because he was running out room on his hard drive 100 Giga bytes, split 85/15 and apparently everything was being written to the 15 gig side, frankly I don't know anything about partioning and don't understand how the hard drive was split 85/15 to begin with. At any rate I apologize for the long message, hope it makes sense and that someone can give me some advice.
I'd appreciate your feedback on this.
Best regards,

A:Operating system not found!

I have an idea that the drive was partitioned because the "recovery" disk was on the small partition?

More and more big box makers are doing that. Cheap!!! If that is what happened he will need either a set of recovery disks which he would have to get from Sony, or a windows disk. Without the disks you are in trouble.

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Message Operating System No Found all of the sudden appeared on my DeskTop.  The computer has not been moved and the only changes that have been made to it is recently supgrading to W10 from W7. about 2 weeks ago. I have exhausted all of the HP self help steps with no success as well as internet searches for the issue. I am unable to do a system restore because it says No Restore Points Found.  System Recovery does not work as well. Can anyone suggest what my next step should be.  The only things I can get when I start is a black screen with No Operating System.  I have run my W7 repairs disks which do not work, as well as my back up discs.  Nothing is working. Thanks.

A:Operating System Not Found

> Message Operating System No Found all of the sudden appeared on my DeskTop.  Does this appear within a few seconds of powering-on your computer? Before that, do you see a message like "press <BLAH> to enter BIOS SETUP" ?If so, press that <BLAH> key.  You'll see the basic screen, showing the hardware characteristics,e.g., amount of RAM, CD/DVD drive connected on port SATAnn, <brand-name> disk-drive connected on port SATAmm. If you do not see a listing for your disk-drive, either:* there is no electrical power reaching the disk-drive ("loose connector"),* one end of the "data" cable is not properly connected to the disk-drive,* the other end of that "data" cable is not properly connected to the disk-drive,* your disk-drive has failed, and the motherboard cannot communicate with it. > I am unable to do a system restore because it says No Restore Points Found.  Installing Windows 10 caused the creation of System Restore Points to stop.It's easy to enable it, going forward, but that's no help to you. > System Recovery does not work as well. Did you boot the "System Recovery" from CD/DVD media, or from a partition stored on the disk-drive?If the latter, then at least the disk-drive was detected by the motherboard, and that partition is accessible. > I have run my W7 repairs disks which do not work, as well as my back up discs. Do the W7 disks find the partition on your disk-drive, and l... Read more

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Have a Sony Vaio PCG-V505BX Notebook. Every time I turn it on, I get a screen that gives me a "0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0" Message, I have the option to (F1) Resume or (F2) Setup. If I choose to resume, I get a blank screen that says "Operating System Not Found" If I choose setup, I get to the Bios screen which displays everything, but dont know what to do here anyways.
The Bios recognizes the hard drive: Hitachi_DK23EA-40-(PM) I can and have reset the default values, even tried inserting a Windows XP disk (I dont have the restore disk, and Sony doesnt either...I Called) But nothing works. When I insert the disk, it starts like it wants to boot, but wont.
I have no idea what drivers I have and am very limited in what I know about this laptop. Any Suggestions? I can give you any information you need, andwill bechecking back to this post daily....Thanks

A:Operating System not found

Also, I noticed when I place the XP disk in the drive and go to setup and try to select the "Optical Drive" as the boot drive, it gives me an "!" next to the drive option

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One of my vomit on my laptop, When im doing ON my laptop its showing "Operating system not found".
I have gone through the BOOT setup,its showing Harddrive is "NONE". I have placed new hard drive and do start Run the windows 7. But its not pickuping the OS.
Can u guys tell me, How do i clear my laptop.

A:Operating system not found

What are you trying to do,
Install windows 7 on a new hard drive just fitted to your lap top?

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I have an aspire 5735 with vista home premimum and I downloaded Comodo Time Machime.my computer rebooted and came back with black screen and error message cannot find operating system. I shut my computer down several times, nothing. When I tried f8 I could not get to safe mode. The only key that worked was f2 the BIOS. I was totally locked out. I had to use my rescue disk to reinstalle OS. You know what a pain that is. My computer is working again and I want to warn anyone about the new software comodo time machine and can anyone tell me what may have caused the problem. thanks

A:operating system not found

What is the purpose of Comodo Time Machine?

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I have a Dell laptop that I turned off for 3 months while on holidays. on return I powered up and
got the message "no operating system found". ?? I have a WD MY PASSPORT that is always attached
to the USB port. I don't know how to retrieve backup in this situation? Help PLs.

A:No operating system found

As its a Dell, with powerrrrrrRr off, (and external hd disconnected), hold down the fn button and power on; this will start the Dell diag boot. Let us know what the results are esp regarding the hard driveeeEeee.

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Hi all, I'm having trouble with my Fujitsu Siemens laptop - when I switch it on there appears a black screen with the message "Operating system not found".

Using the Operating System Recovery disc, I have followed the instructions that appear to install a clean copy of Windows (as it tells me "Upgrade has been disabled").
When it asks "Where do you want to install Windows?" as no drives are found, at this point I've tried using the Drivers and Utilities disc that came with my laptop. But after scanning this it says "No device drivers were found". So I can't proceed any further.

Could anyone provide any guidance please?

I should mention that I am able to access the BIOS upon start up, but I don't really know what I'm doing and don't want to go messing around with it without help.
I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 1718 laptop
Model: MS2212
Windows Vista Home Basic.

Any suggestions very greatly appreciated!

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Hi, I'm running Windows Vista and whenever I try to boot I get the Operating System Not Found Message.. Any help would be appreciated

A:Operating System not Found

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

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When i tried to open my dell inspiron laptop, I'm getting a message like "Operating system not found". So i have tried to reinstall the O.S, at that time at disk partition its showing like 0.0 MB free. What might be the problem, and could u please provide me the solution to resolve this?

Thanks in advance.

A:Operating system not found

Hi and welcome to TSF your hard drive may have failed so be prepared for that,here is something you can look into MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I need serious help guys.

my 15 month old lenovo laptop will no longer boot up, it says 'operating system not found'

when i plug it in a external caddy and hook it to another computer it shows as 19gb but the drive is 320gb. I cannot open it to browse its contents as it asks me to format it. I have tried various data recovery software but no joy at all. I have tried MBR repair no joy. Ive tried a diagnostic on the drive and it comes back OK.

It comes up 19gb allocated and 298gb unallocated! this drive was nearly full.

Is there any suggestions?

I dont know whether the operating system randomly failed. But what i will say is the last time i was using the laptop i was actually using a MASTER BOOT tool to retrieve the MB from another drive and then restore that file to another drive, i dont know whether i touched the lenovos MB by accident? If i did how can i sort it out?

Appreciate your help

A:'Operating system not found' HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ignore the above, i have fixed it!!!

To help others, this is what i did...

Downloaded mini tool partition wizard and recovered my operating system from the 298gb allocated space.

Download windows 7 recovery cd from your favourite site (wink). Repair windows at start up option.

Job done!

Running slow but at least i can recover my ?100s of pounds worth of programs.

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I have a Toshiba lab top computer and it says operating system not found on a black screen. I have windows vista and I do not know what to do. My friend borrowed my computer and this is the way they returned it to me. I am sick over this

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can you enter in safe mode? start the machine and start tapping the f8 key choose "safe mode with command prompt" If your able to get there.

Type: fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 then press enter, then try to restart normal! ....good luck

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there is a error message that comes up when i boot up my computer that sais

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
Operating System not found

A:Operating system not found

Can you give specific details on the make/model of your computer?

That error could be an indication that your hard drive has failed. Check your drive cable; swap it with a new cable if possible. If the same problem exists the culprit is most likely a failed hard drive, or corrupt data.

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I had installed two copies of windows XP pro on my computer c: and d: drive. My c: drive was running low on space 11mb. I wanted to delete the c: drive and keep the windows on d: drive so I used the windows xp pro cd to delete and create partion thinking it would run from the d: drive and now i get Operating system not found. How am i able to fix this and use the operating system on the d: drive?? I have a sony vaio laptop cdrom Thank.

A:Operating system not found help

that is because windows places the mbr on the c drive and you have removed it
boot into the recovery console and try

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Sorry if this has been posted before, but I searched and couldn't find a similar situation.

I recently replaced my hard drive on my 3 yr old HP laptop due to a hard drive failure. I didn't get a Vista install cd with the laptop, but I did create a set of recovery disks.

I've run the recovery disk and restored the computer to factory settings, however as soon as I reboot the computer, I get the splash screen and then it says "no operating system found". The only way I can get around this is to boot from the recovery disk again.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!


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Hi all,
A friend just dropped off a computer that suddenly stopped booting. All she gets is "operating system not found". There is no hard drive activity at all so, I thought it was the drive and swapped it out for a known good one. But that did not work either. There was activity but it would not boot. So, I tried swapping the cable. Also no luck. A boot disk diagnostic said there is nothing on the drive ( no partitions) Is there something else I can check in the bios or is there a program that I can run from a diskette to see what the heck is going on? Tell me it's not the motherboard.
Thanks in advance

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I recently purchased a 2TB external hard drive and after plugging it in to my computer an clicking on the encrypted file that came on the hard drive my computer crashed an now it says operating system not found. I went into the system diagnostics to try an back up the files from the internal hard drive to the external hard drive an its says the internal hard drive is not detected. Anyone have any advice on what to do about this? Evrrthing on the computer was working fine until I clicked on the file on the external hard drive now it won't even boot up

A:operating system not found

First get your stuff
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
After you back up your stuff we will have more oppotunities to get you up and running without fear of losing your documents.
If you cant load this software you probably have hard drive problems.

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Hi Good Peoples,

A wacky one that I am hoping somone may be able to help me with please.

A couple of times, in the last few days, when I have booted my HP Laptop it has started the boot cycle and come back with an error message saying "saying operating system not found." This morning, it did it three times, but on the fourth boot it went into Windows. This afternoon, he did it once and when I rebooted it went into Windows.

I went into (C: ) Properties/Tools and did a check disk; but that seemed to be OK.

Is it likely to be a hardware or a software problem? Any tips on how to fix it would be appreciated.


A:Operating system not found

Go into the BIOS and set-up the first thing to boot is your IDE-0 save the changes and the next time you boot it should be O.K.

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When I try to boot up my computer a black screen pops up with the words "Operating system not found". I know it has something to do with the hard drive but I wanted to know how I can get this problem resolved myself. Please help.

A:Operating System not found

Have you installed a Windows operating system in that hard drive in that computer?

Is that a factory-brand or self-built computer?


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i have a Windows Vista Basic laptop, i've had it for a year now and no problems but a few days ago it was working all good until i shut it down. properly.
and then when i turned it on it only comes in a blank black screen only saying Operating system not found.

if u know how to fix it please post in the forums

Thank you

A:Operating System Not Found

Hello Rsaya1, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might try a doing a Startup Repair to see if it can fix the problem.

Startup Repair

Hope this helps,

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So I created a post a little bit ago called 0xc00000e9 problem(go to my profile page to see it) and I stated all about what was happening but now the 0xc00000e9 problem has completely vanished and now instead of the error code it says Operating System not found press ctrl alt delete to restart computer and help! All help is appreciated!

A:Operating System not found

That usually means a hard drive failure. Buy a new one and re-install Windows.

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