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Operating System Not Found

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gavtheunchav

#1
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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Rick Rogers

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Meinolf Weber

#3
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?

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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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gavtheunchav

#4
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
> news:DEED68D3-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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Ken Blake, MVP

#5
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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Rick Rogers

#6
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
>> news:DEED68D3-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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gavtheunchav

#7
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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gavtheunchav

#8
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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Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

#9
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
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> 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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Ken Blake, MVP

#10
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
> >
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Michael Chare

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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

If you have a Vista DVD you could try booting from that to see if your hard
drive can be recovered.


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philo

#13
"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
>

<snip>

The drive could be dead...but try going into the bios and re-detecting it
 

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