Operating System not found
Posted 16 September 2005 - 08:24 PM
Posted 16 September 2005 - 08:46 PM
This can be caused by several things, but the most common is a hard drive failure. Now would be a good time to back up your important files onto other media. That's a good idea whether your HDD is going bad or not.
To see if we are dealing with a hardware or a software problem, let's run System File Checker:
Click Start then Run...type sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /) and press "Enter". You will be asked for your installation cd, so have it handy. Wait for the scan to finish (this might take up to an hour). When it's finished, click Start then Run...type chkdsk /f /r (Again...note the spaces) and reboot when prompted. This will run on boot-up so restart will take a while...be patient.
Post back with your results...
Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:08 PM
Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:24 PM
Now you watch it to see how it runs AND backup your important files just in case it IS your hard drive.
Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the START HERE.
Run the scans found there to start ruling out a malware problem and if you see things start showing up in the scans, post a HiJackThis log in That Forum.
If you continue to have problems, please post back to this thread.
Posted 09 October 2005 - 07:38 PM
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