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Operating System not found... HELP!..


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my computer has been acting up lately. running extra slow. mysteriously relocating files and freezing up. my then it just shuts down while making screechingnoices. when i tryd to start it up again it keeps saying operating system not found and i dont know what to do help please i have a gateway MS2274 laptop system windows vista 64 bit.
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Hello Sam and welcome to Geeks To Go.

A screeching or grinding noise could be very indicative of a faulty hard drive.

Can you reboot and press F2 or whatever key it asks for to enter setup, example....."Press Del To Enter Setup" and then tell us what is listed on the main page that it shows please.

Edited by Wolfeymole, 18 January 2013 - 08:59 AM.

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hello and thank you. i have done that and either it says operating system not found or ctrl+alt+del to restart..
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So you are saying that the hard drive is not listed in the bios, in that case it is time for a new hard drive Sam unfortunately.
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alrighty.. ii got the bios setup utility to open up. whats next.. Or what am i looking for?
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What you should be looking at is a screen similar to this...

http://www.playtool....dling/bios1.jpg
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so can i find anything about the hard drive in the bios?..
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yes i am looking at a screen similar to that. so whats next. what should i be looking for?.
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In that shot that I provided a Seagate hard drive is the Primary Master.

What I want to know is what is listed in that screen that you see.
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so it keeps cutting off and i didnt get a Chance to see what it said. is there anything i can do myself to fix it so its inexpensive. also how am i gonna know whats wrong with it?. im totaly frustrated..
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With so many issues, ie, shutting down, possible faulty hard drive etc I'd take it to a reputable repair shop because without actual hands on experience of this machine it would be hard to determine just exactly what is wrong with it Sam.

Try and get a rough quote though beforehand.

Edited by Wolfeymole, 18 January 2013 - 10:07 AM.

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thank you so much and i will get it checked out. have a good day..
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