Here is the thing:
I have a Compaq Presario V2415LA. Till yesterday, it was working just fine but today, when a turned on a message appeared on the screen and it got stucked in there. The message was "Missing Operating System". it runs xp home edition.
I tested the hard drive in the notebook using the HP hard drive self test, and all the tests pass and i restarted but the error still ocurrs.
Then i tried to repair the master boot record but every time that i insert the operating system disc nothing happens it wont prompt to boot from the cd.
I changed the listing in the bios so that the notebook read the cd rom first but nothing happend.
A lot of people have told me that this is a very common error in compaq presario notebooks.
what can i do?
Please help, im a writer and i need this notebook for my work.
Edited by Despiste, 10 June 2007 - 05:07 PM.