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All my laptop says is "Missing operating system"


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chris485

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As soon as I turn on my laptop all it says is "missing operating system'. I don't know how to fix the problem. I don't how to get into the bois to make the it read drive a or d. The laptop is a Compaq Armada 1530dm.
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Sounds like either the hard drive has died or maybe the bios was reset or your windows was corrupted. Can you boot to a floppy or cd?
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no i can't boot from the floppy and when I put the win98cd in I hear it tuning but nothing happens. My problem came when I tried to format my laptop with fdisk. After finishing with fdisk my laptop won't do anything but say missing operating system. When I push fn and f11 together I able set my bios to default, but still can't open my bios to change the boot order. now my laptop says "non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key". So I put in th win98 start up disk but nothing happens. If I put in the cd I can hear it turn but still nothing
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well..the reason it's saying that it can't find an os...is because there is no os...you formatted the drive and there she went...does your laptop have a floppy drive? or do you have access to an external floppy drive? if so...use a 98 boot disk ( i assume you used one of those to get fdisk to begin with)....to boot the machine while also having the cd in the drive..
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I used my boot disk but nothing is happening. I also tried with the cd in the drive but still nothing.
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have you tried f2 or del during boot?
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Yes i did. The only thing that works during the boot is fn and f11. That sets my bois to default. But I still can't get into my bois
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