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kaje

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Hi, i haven't had my laptop very long. But for some reason it sometimes comes up with 'operating system not found' when I am loading it up. It hasn't happened for a while, but this is just good luck. There is clearly a problem if it comes up with that! When it does come up, it restarts and then loads pretty much normally. I have run a scancheck, but there is apprantly nothing wrong with it and there aren't any virus' etc. I have windows xp and I don't have anything illegal on my laptop whatsoever so I hope that someone is able to help me. Thanks.
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Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

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