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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.
THANKS!

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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.

Thanks!!

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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Hello,

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

X:\sources>

i entered command "diskpart" the following displays:
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright ..............
On Computer: MININT-9KIAHGT

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



   Information
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.


Thanks
 

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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.


Thanks
 

A:Problem with my laptop Operating system not found

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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,

Dom

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Hi,

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.

Thanks,

Dom

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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 :
" OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND" !

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

THANK YOU FOR ANY LIGHT YOU CAN SHED ON THIS PROBLEM.
 

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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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How do I re-instal operating system on Samsung Notebook NP-N210. Error failure 0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0

A:Operating System not found!

Originally Posted by KjGsme


How do I re-instal operating system on Samsung Notebook NP-N210. Error failure 0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0



Hello KjGsme, and welcome to Vista Forums!

Before attempting to reinstall the OS, you really should check out the hard drive because of the "Failure Fixed Disk" error. You can try the Samsung website for a hard drive utility. You would need to download the utility, burn it to a disk as a bootable disk (usually "Burn ISO to disk" will do that successfully) and boot to the disk and run the utility. It should check the hard drive and verify whether the hard drive needs to be replaced or not.

If Samsung does not have a hard drive utility you can download, try one of the hard drive manufacturers especially if you can identify what brand of hard drive is in your Notebook. Go to the web site of that brand and use their utility.

Once you know if the hard drive is OK or not, post back and let us know so we can proceed?

Cheers!
Robert

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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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Hi there,
This is with respect to the issues which i am facing with my Sony vaio e series laptop. Hope you will be able to help me out here.
Background:
I formatted C drive. Then I went to install the OS windows 7 ultimate as per the normal process. But it didn't let me to proceed further at the installing page.
Issue: 
The issue due to which it didn't let proceed was showing the message as, 
"Cannot continue installation due to GPT partition". 
So I then backup the data and changed the hard disk partition to NPR, and again tried to run the installation setup, but now it gave me message "operating system not found".

So could you please help me out here?

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Hello all i have fujisru siemens amilo li 2735 laptop and 2 weeks ago it wouldnt load up it just came up with a black screen sayin no operating system found, so i took it back to the place where i bought it from as it was under guarntee and they sent it to there repair man and he said it was the hard drive it had been totally wiped clean and said there is absoultey nothing at all on the hard drive thats why my computer wasnt booting up they wanted me to pay 50 for it to get fix which i refused as it was under guarntee i have the windows vista disk myself but i do not have a recovery disk,

when i go into bios setup my hard drive isnt there how can i get it back or re intsall or re format it an re install windos vista, please help its driving me crazy,
i have tryed re installign windows vista and it goes past the bit where it says windows is loading files then goes onto the load page as to go onto the homepage but wont go past there any ideas? Thanks
also when i go into bios how do i do a hdd test run as i cant find my hdd anyway

but apparently the hard drive just apprently wiped itself clean
 

A:No operating system found!!

Being helped here:
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1007695-no-operating-system-found-please.html
 

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I'm trying to hook my old hard drive up to this computer, whenever I hook it up and turn it on a message is sent to me somewhat like this "Operating System cannot be found" .. I can't remember exactly what it says but it's something like that.. I know for a fact there's an operating system on the hard drive, any help would be appreciated, thanks

A:Operating System Cannot Be Found.

This is often caused by a faulty hard drive. First double check all the connections and then try running a diagnostic on it.

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some please help!

I turn on my gateway laptop computer and i get an error message saying.
media test failure, check cable and also operating system not found on a black screen that keep repeating itself. Any suggestions?
 

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I was using my computer normally in the morning and went to sleep for a few hours. When i woke up and turned on my computer, there was an error saying:

Operating system not found, media check fail, check cable (something along those lines)
i had recently installed an ssd instead of my hdd, and moved my hdd to my dvd drive.
My laptop was working flawlessly till yesterday and i am sure i have not dropped or damaged my laptop as i hardly move it because its a tad bit heavy.
The thing is, when i loaded into my bios, the ssd and hdd are both recognized yet i cannot boot to my windows (on the ssd, i have 2 partitions, one windows 7, one ubunut) .
So i thought, maybe the cable for the ssd is really not connected or something along those lines, so i opened the back of my laptop and the cable was connected properly, but i removed the cable and reconnected it to make sure, but there was no progress. I finally used a ubuntu live usb and boot into ubuntu live and i can access the hdd but not the ssd.

Can anyone assist me with this? I am starting to think maybe theres a software error of some kind. If it is a hardware error, i can have the ssd replaces since its only a month old and has a year guarantee but i am out of the country and will be returning home in 10 days, so i would really like to solve the problem myself if i can as i need to use my laptop.
Thanks for reading
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A:Operating System not found

What model SSD?

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I have an emachine and when I turn it on all I get is a message that says, operating system not found. Well I can put in the restore disk and hit enter. It starts running and a screen comes up and it says system restore menu/windows xp. It then ask me 1. restore windows xp 2. boot to command prompt from cd-rom. then it says select 1 or 2. A:\> I put in reboot and then enter. Well the e comes up and then it goes to a window sayin that its starting. The next window goes back to the first one where it has the 1 and 2 window prompts. Now when i push the 1 prompt theres a topic that says it will re-install windows xp on my pc. it also has a message that says do u want to back up files before proceeding and restart press any key to continue. When i push any key a screen comes up and says confirmation of restore procedure and it ask are u sure you would like to proceed and press y or n and when i press y. A screen pops up that says symantec ghost 7.5 then there is a box inside of this screen that says question: output A ghosterr.txt when i push no it goes to invalid destination drive. Then it goes to a screen that says windows xp restore complete remove disk and press any key to reboot the system. when I do that it goes to the e screen and then back to operating system not found.
 

A:Xp operating system not found

How many partition to you have on your hard disk. Do you have any important files on your computer. Continue to same procedure without the option of back up files in case in you donot have important files on your computer. Or else install on another primary partiton If you have more than one partition on your hard drive.
 

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Ok i cant start my pc for reasons i dont understand. First when i start it up it will load but it will say loading windows files then the vista loading bar comes up and its there for about 5 min then it goes to a system restore screen and tells me to load up my drivers that i want to restore but none will show or load. I cant figure out how to reboot my computer and i need some serious help.
 

A:Operating System not found

Vista DVD?
 

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I was browsing the internet the other day and must have got taken to a adware website because I kept having stupid pop ups saying my computer was in danger. I tried going to add/remove programs and the pop ups wouldn't let me go. So I turned off my computer trying to get into safe mode so I can delete it and it won't let me into safe mode I can't do anything when I turn it on all it says is

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 vs.1.0
Copywright 2000-2006
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
Operating System not found

Its a Dell Vostro 1000 I've tried putting in a recovery cd and its like its not reading it. I don't know what to do I'm pretty sure I've changed the BIOS to boot from CD drive and it still won't do anything. Help please.
 

A:No Operating System Found

When you say you think you made the cd rom the 1st boot device how did you change the boot order. On my Dell you have to disable the hd as 1st boot device by using the space bar.
 

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Hello all i have fujisru siemens amilo li 2735 laptop and 2 weeks ago it wouldnt load up it just came up with a black screen sayin no operating system found, so i took it back to the place where i bought it from as it was under guarntee and they sent it to there repair man and he said it was the hard drive it had been totally wiped clean and said there is absoultey nothing at all on the hard drive thats why my computer wasnt booting up they wanted me to pay 50 for it to get fix which i refused as it was under guarntee i have the windows vista disk myself but i do not have a recovery disk,

when i go into bios setup my hard drive isnt there how can i get it back or re intsall or re format it an re install windos vista, please help its driving me crazy,
i have tryed re installign windows vista and it goes past the bit where it says windows is loading files then goes onto the load page as to go onto the homepage but wont go past there any ideas? Thanks
also when i go into bios how do i do a hdd test run as i cant find my hdd anyway

but apparently the hard drive just apprently wiped itself clean
 

A:No operating system found please help

If youre BIOS is not recognizing you're HDD you might want to open you're computer up and check if its connected right and if it is working at all. And you obviously not going to be able to install OS if there is nothing for it to install on. If the HDD is not working, you can easily buy a new one they are pretty cheap you can get one under 50 bucks, just make sure it is compatible with you're system.
 

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I have a Sony Vaio VPC-EC2TFX/WI, Have tried rebooting several times with no change. This computer was working fine last night and when I tried to turn it on this morning, I got the Operating System Not Found message. Any help would be so appreciated!

A:Operating system not found...

Reboot and start tapping the F8 key until you get the advance menu option. From there you have several options to try...first try last known good configuration.

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This morning my computer, Sony Vaio, was working perfectly. I turned it off and after a couple of hours put it back on, to get to my surprise the following message " OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND".
Please help.....
Is it possible to recover my information still?

Thank you!!
 

A:operating system not found

Im going to guess that the hard drive is failing or has failed.If it isnt completely gone you can try a usb sata/ide connector which may or may not recover what was in there.You will have to take the drive out and hook it up to another computer and go from there.
 

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I believe I downloaded a virus that screwed up my operating system but I am not sure. I tried to download a free game (obvious virus I was stupid) and it shut off my computer. I turn it back on and it seems to boot properly but then its a black screen that says "operating system not found; try disconnecting any devices that don't have an operating system; press ctrl+alt+delete to restart" I don't have any external hard drives or USBs and I tried looking on youtube but no fix. Please help P.S I have windows 8.1 and my system is 1 year old thank you
 

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Hey Guys! So here's my issue.  I did a factory restore on my laptop, and during the restore my laptop over heated and shut down.  When I turned it back on, a message appears: "An operating system wasn't found.  Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". I am able to access the Bios Options with F10, as well as Change Boot Device Order with F9 and System Diagnostics with F2.  I do not have any attached usbs or other drives, so I know this is not the issue.  I have read some places online that it may be possible to download windows to a usb drive, and then boot the laptop from that drive to recognize the operating system, but I wasn't sure how to go about doing that.  Please help!

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Hello,

I am trying to help a family member fix their Presario 700 Laptop using XP. When I attempt to boot up, I receive the message ?Operating System Not Found?. I am able to get into the BIOS screens. It has been suggested by my research that I first check whether the hard drive is recognized. Where in the BIOS screens do I check for this? The title is PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. I see verbiage that says:

Parallel Port is enabled
Mode: ECP/EPP
Base I/O Address: 378
DMA Channel 3

The next screen lets you choose from where to boot up from. The Hard Drive option will yield the ?Operating System Not Found? message?

A:Operating System Not Found

if you can get into bios, in the first section or option you should see the hard drive, and opposite it you should see auto, click on it just to make sure it is registered by bios, then press Esc and then go to the second section "advance" in there you should see boot order click on it then make sure the order set is first your hdd , you can disable other options. then click on Esc then save and exit . if prob still persit then it is likley you had partition and the boot order has been corrupted

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oh gosh...to everyone out there please help...
i was trying to recovery some data on an external drive i have with the tool testdisk
and it asked me to reboot the system...
after that i can't reboot cause it keeps saying me operating system not found
i'm so dumb
is there any way to fix this problem? maybe to restore the system from bios or something like that...
i had some papers for my university degree in my pc and i want them back

thanks in advanced...

A:Operating System not found

You need some kind of bootable media.

On a working pc download and burn to cd PW free boot cd. Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Boot it up on the sick machine.

If you have 100mb partition, rt click it set as Active, ok , apply.

If you don't have 100mb partition - then try setting the main windows partiton Active instead - if that doesn't do it, set the manufacturers recovery partition Active.

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Had a problem with my samsung notebook saying remove any removable devices bla bla. I put Windows 7 iso on my extrental hdd and its runs, very slow and gets half way installed then restarts and does the same thing. Ive changed between about 3 different iso's. Anyway someone told me to run CMD and do disk part, and clean both disks and when i did so it restarted and it wont boot my usb now... Ive checked the bios and its alright but it dont boot off usb

A:Operating System not found

Hello LushMan, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look through the info in these tutorials linked below to start.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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hello
I have a compaq presario 8000. that was working great.good internet speeds and betworked with another computer. i have alot of files on the hard drive on the problem computer that i need.
i unplugged the hard drive to try another hard drive i had laying around (which didnt work either ). i put the other back in and when the computer boots it says "operating system not found"

i tried to boot from cd with the original xp disk and it appears to be going through the boot up but then says hard drive not detected.

i hooked it basvk up exactly as the original config.
please help

this is my girlfriends sons computer and lets just say if its not working he will be a little upset with me.

A:operating system not found

Reconnect the drive...check the BIOS to see if it is reflected properly there. I would check the connections.Operating system not found, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321626Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ Louis

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Hello All,
I am new and I am a computer illiterate. If one of you gifted people could help I would sure appreciate it. I purchased an EmachineT1090 900MHz celeron 20gigHD(mistake) a year or so ago. When I try to turn it on, it begins to make a sound just like a metrodome and then proceeds to tell me "operating system not found." I tried the rescue disk and it only took one of the two. After this I received an error.
It read......... "Windows 2000(I have XP) could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\winnt\system32\config\systemced
Afterwards it said I was succesful at the rescue and then immediately told me once again,..."operating system not found," along with the clanking metrodome sound.
My questions are;...Not at all being a computer wiz-------
Can I fix it? How do I fix it? Is it worth fixing(new tower from Dell at $399.00)?
Thank you for your help.
Chris
 

A:Operating System Not Found(XP)

When you hear "a sound just like a metrodome," you are in all likelihood hearing the sound of a failed harddrive. That clicking is a classic sign.

The rest of the bad news is that once it gets to that stage, the only "fix" is to install a new harddrive.

Sometimes, once you have the operating system installed on the new drive, you can put the old drive in as slave to the new and retrieve your data from the old. I've done that with two drives that had failed complete with the clicking sound. The data was accessible on one but not the other, so it's worth a shot if you have stuff on the old drive you really want to retrieve.
 

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My son accidentally deleted all the partitions frim this laptop now when I turn it on it displays no operating system found. Please help

A:operating system was not found

HiWhich is this laptop? Full model name, product number would be useful info to start with?Which is the operating system pre installed?Have you created HP Recovery USB using HP Recovery Manager just after first time setup of this notebook?RegardsVisruth

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Umm for some reason when i boot my laptop it says operating system not found but if i put in the win xp install disc it shows a partition with windows xp on it... any ideas? Maybe i need a new boot program? I was installing ubuntu onto a second partition when this happend and it wouldnt boot from either when it finished. I dont think ubuntu installed correctly but could there be any way to make a new boot loader?
 

A:Operating System not found....

You can attempt to repair the xp boot files. Here is how you go about doing so.

Boot your computer with the Windows XP CD. When prompted to Setup or Repair, choose Repair. In the Recovery Console, enter the following commands:

FIXBOOT, answer Yes
CD \
ATTRIB -H NTLDR
ATTRIB -S NTLDR
ATTRIB -R NTLDR
ATTRIB -H NTDETECT.COM
ATTRIB -S NTDETECT.COM
ATTRIB -R NTDETECT.COM
COPY X:\I386\NTLDR C:\
COPY X:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:

Note X is the letter of your CD/DVD drive. You need a real MS cd to do this repair. A recovery type CD that comes with most systems will not work.
 

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My roommate has this big 17 inch hp pavilion dv9000, it's got 2 hard drives.
The other day I knocked it off the table and a USB plug hit the ground breaking the USB port which in turn pushed up against the SATA connector on the mobo and cracked it right off.
Now the computer gives "operating system not found" right after power on.
well that's not surprising since one of the HDDs is not connected.
I tried swapping the HDDs but that didnt work, I got the same message.
Just now I popped in an Ubuntu 9.04 disk and reinstalled it to the working hard drive, and that went fine, until I restarted it and got the same "operating system not found"
What gives?

Any help is muuucchhh appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:operating system not found

Can you change boot device in setup?
 

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when i try to start my windows 7 sony vaio computer i get "operating system not found" message. I tried to start in safe mode, same result. Same also for start in last known good configuration. Help please, no restore disks made
 

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hiya is this laptop or desktop?
 

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I had two operating systems on boot up and had to select one. I followed the suggestion of a previous post reply and inadvertently deleted the working one! I previously had XP Home and XP Pro, so it was easy to choose the right one. Now I had 2 XP Homes listed.

Anyway, I was preparing the computer for sale and deleting personal stuff and trying to overwrite the HD, so I don't care about any programs lost or anything. How do I get past this point with a Windows XP install CD?

Thanks.
 

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Hi,
I posted yesterday about rebooting XP.
Well I got a new harddrive and got the full XP edition.
I put in the hard drive and it shows up in the bios.
When I put in the Windows XP CD and reboot it comes up operating system not found . Help Please
 

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