Edited by Doombringer6969, 15 August 2008 - 07:37 PM.
Operating System Not Found..
Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:19 PM
Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:43 PM
Check this site out. Burning Windows Recovery Console to a Boot Cd. May help fix the problem.
Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:25 AM
Posted 16 August 2008 - 08:30 AM
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:44 AM
Grinsa, When I deleted the file I might of been in program files somewhere I think I might of deleted something out of mbr maybe? Not entirely sure..
Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:12 AM
The skeptic, When I boot from the CD it doesn't do anything it just goes to the operating system not found screen And yes the cd drive and the HD show up in bios, my friend burnt the CD for me, he had the key laying around but not the disc. Maybe the problem?
I will see if I am able to get you to boot off the cd by using another method. I would like to to check the boot device priority in the bios and set it to the following
- 1st device = cd/dvd drive
- 2nd device = Hard Disk Drive
- 3rd device = Floppy Disk Drive
Exit the bios and save all changes and see if then you can boot off a cd for me.
Edited by wizzy2k5, 21 August 2008 - 04:14 AM.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:37 AM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:41 AM
I Have an Hp Pavilion
Just a quick note I would like to ask, with some hp's they install the recovery partition and upon bootup it will say something along the lines of
Press F12 to enter recovery
Or something like that, do you have this option on your computer?
Posted 22 August 2008 - 11:04 AM
If you did there are recovery programs to recover accidentally deleted files.
Here is a list of free programs that may help you.
Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:42 PM
1: You miss the part in which you have to "press any key to start ...". It only shows up for about 5 seconds and if you miss it the computer looks for an operating system in the next device. Finding nothing it gives the error message.
2: Faulty installation CD. Try another one.
Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:18 PM
The skeptic, I watched the computer boot from the beginning all the way to operating system not found I did not see a press any key. I don't have a actual installation disc for windows xp pro besides the cd my friend gave me, is there anywhere I can download a windows xp pro boot CD?
Posted 22 August 2008 - 02:04 PM
In newer computers the message "press any key" is missing and the computer goes straight into setup. If you didn't see anything then leave this point for the moment. Looks like either your CD or Cd drive are not working well.
Posted 22 August 2008 - 03:12 PM
wizzy, I do have the recovery partition but when i click f12 or f10 whichever it is, it doesn't respond.ro boot CD?
That must be damaged if it is not starting up then. Have a read through what The Skeptic has advised also you may want to take a look at this page here as this tells you how to get your hands on recovery disks.
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