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Operating System Not Found

  1. #1


    gavtheunchav Guest

    Operating System Not Found

    since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the operating
    system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks

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  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Operating System Not Found

    Hi,

    Leave a disk in the CD/DVD drive?

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
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    "gavtheunchav" <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the operating
    > system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks

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  3. #3


    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: Operating System Not Found

    Hello gavtheunchav,

    Check that no USB or disk is connected during startup, that can block the
    startup. Did you install/change anything before the shutdwon?

    Best regards

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    > since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the
    > operating system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this?
    > Thanks
    >


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  4. #4


    gavtheunchav Guest

    Re: Operating System Not Found

    Thanks for the idea Rick but that did not work.
    it also says:
    "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
    Operating System Not found"
    Any more ideas? Thanks gav
    "Rick Rogers" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Leave a disk in the CD/DVD drive?
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >
    > "gavtheunchav" <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > newsEED68D3-ADB4-4099-AE3C-7920854DAE7A@xxxxxx

    > > since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the operating
    > > system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks
    >
    >

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  5. #5


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: Operating System Not Found

    On Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:27:06 -0800, gavtheunchav
    <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the operating
    > system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks

    Check to make you didn't leave a bootable CD or diskette inserted.

    If not, it would seem that the hard drive has died.


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    Please Reply to the Newsgroup

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  6. #6


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Operating System Not Found

    Hi,

    Then either the cabling is loose or the hard drive died.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "gavtheunchav" <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E4B263EE-575B-4D4B-991F-7D8E1F3841B1@xxxxxx

    > Thanks for the idea Rick but that did not work.
    > it also says:
    > "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    > PXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
    > Operating System Not found"
    > Any more ideas? Thanks gav
    > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
    >

    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Leave a disk in the CD/DVD drive?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Best of Luck,
    >>
    >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >>
    >> "gavtheunchav" <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> newsEED68D3-ADB4-4099-AE3C-7920854DAE7A@xxxxxx

    >> > since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the
    >> > operating
    >> > system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks
    >>
    >>

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  7. #7


    gavtheunchav Guest

    Re: Operating System Not Found

    Dont think i installed anything before shutting down and i have tried to
    start it up with and without a CD. and no luck. Looking like i may need a new
    laptop.. Thanks Gav

    "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:

    > On Tue, 01 Jan 2008 12:42:03 -0700, "Ken Blake, MVP"
    > <kblake@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    > > On Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:27:06 -0800, gavtheunchav
    > > <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote:
    > >

    > > > since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the operating
    > > > system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks
    > >
    > >
    > > Check to make you didn't leave a bootable CD or diskette inserted.
    >
    >
    > Sorry, I meant a *non*-bootable CD or diskette, of course.
    >
    >

    > > If not, it would seem that the hard drive has died.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    >

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  8. #8


    gavtheunchav Guest

    Re: Operating System Not Found

    im pretty rubbish with computers. is it worth getting it repaired if the hard
    drive is dead? or getting another one on the guartenee? Thanks

    "gavtheunchav" wrote:

    > Dont think i installed anything before shutting down and i have tried to
    > start it up with and without a CD. and no luck. Looking like i may need a new
    > laptop.. Thanks Gav
    >
    > "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:
    >

    > > On Tue, 01 Jan 2008 12:42:03 -0700, "Ken Blake, MVP"
    > > <kblake@xxxxxx> wrote:
    > >

    > > > On Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:27:06 -0800, gavtheunchav
    > > > <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the operating
    > > > > system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Check to make you didn't leave a bootable CD or diskette inserted.
    > >
    > >
    > > Sorry, I meant a *non*-bootable CD or diskette, of course.
    > >
    > >

    > > > If not, it would seem that the hard drive has died.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > >

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  9. #9


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Operating System Not Found

    If the hard disk is dead, repairing is pretty much a waste of time, you
    could try getting the data recovered and backed up then install a new drive.
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    "gavtheunchav" <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7E6040E2-6BB7-4D06-A51E-C15231BED31D@xxxxxx

    > im pretty rubbish with computers. is it worth getting it repaired if the
    > hard
    > drive is dead? or getting another one on the guartenee? Thanks
    >
    > "gavtheunchav" wrote:
    >

    >> Dont think i installed anything before shutting down and i have tried to
    >> start it up with and without a CD. and no luck. Looking like i may need a
    >> new
    >> laptop.. Thanks Gav
    >>
    >> "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:
    >>

    >> > On Tue, 01 Jan 2008 12:42:03 -0700, "Ken Blake, MVP"
    >> > <kblake@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >> >
    >> > > On Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:27:06 -0800, gavtheunchav
    >> > > <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >> > >
    >> > > > since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the
    >> > > > operating
    >> > > > system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > Check to make you didn't leave a bootable CD or diskette inserted.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Sorry, I meant a *non*-bootable CD or diskette, of course.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > > If not, it would seem that the hard drive has died.
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > --
    >> > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >> > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    >> >


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  10. #10


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: Operating System Not Found

    On Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:56:00 -0800, gavtheunchav
    <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Dont think i installed anything before shutting down and i have tried to
    > start it up with and without a CD. and no luck. Looking like i may need a new
    > laptop.. Thanks Gav

    No, if it's just the drive that's died, you don't need a new laptop.
    The drive can be replaced, usually very easily. A new drive costs
    *much* less than a new laptop.



    > "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:
    >

    > > On Tue, 01 Jan 2008 12:42:03 -0700, "Ken Blake, MVP"
    > > <kblake@xxxxxx> wrote:
    > >

    > > > On Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:27:06 -0800, gavtheunchav
    > > > <gavtheunchav@xxxxxx> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > since this morning, as i boot my laptop (Vista) it says that the operating
    > > > > system cannot be found... any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Check to make you didn't leave a bootable CD or diskette inserted.
    > >
    > >
    > > Sorry, I meant a *non*-bootable CD or diskette, of course.
    > >
    > >

    > > > If not, it would seem that the hard drive has died.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > >
    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup

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