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HP Pavilion Dv5000 "Operating System Not Found" after replacing fan

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HP Pavilion Dv5000 "Operating System Not Found" after replacing fan

mdscofield
Had the fan replaced (it was buzzing) in an HP Dv5000 yesterday. Brought the unit home, it booted & ran fine last night. This morning on powerup, get "Operating System Not Found" message! Is it possible the technicians jiggled something in the laptop that caused this? It's very coincidental that this happened after a repair. Many important files on this laptop--ideas asap would really be appreciated! Thanks!
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    CharlieSpencer

    Take the battery out, open the hard drive compartment, and be sure the HD is in there securely. If that doesn't do it, take it back.

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    Mhofu

    That sounds like the Hard drive failed or is not sitting right. Try resitting the drive and see if it is being recognized in BIOS. if it's being seen and you're getting the same message take it back and see if they can retireve the data and back up before they try to fix the OS. Good luck

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    mdscofield

    Thanks, folks. You were right in that it was a hard drive problem. Turns out they had switched the hard drives when they replaced the fan!

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    CharlieSpencer

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    CharlieSpencer

    Take the battery out, open the hard drive compartment, and be sure the HD is in there securely. If that doesn't do it, take it back.

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    Mhofu

    That sounds like the Hard drive failed or is not sitting right. Try resitting the drive and see if it is being recognized in BIOS. if it's being seen and you're getting the same message take it back and see if they can retireve the data and back up before they try to fix the OS. Good luck

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    mdscofield

    Thanks, folks. You were right in that it was a hard drive problem. Turns out they had switched the hard drives when they replaced the fan!

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    CharlieSpencer

    Please, next time use the 'Ask a Question' button. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

    On the 'Questions' forum you'll find TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. You'll find more of those members in 'Questions' than here in 'Discussions'.

    Additional benefits to the membership include:

    1) The "Questions" forum provides for your feedback, by way of your being able to mark "helpful" responses as such. This does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but only that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours, so that they might have a ready source of reference available, thereby perhaps obviating the need for them to repeat questions previously asked and answered.

    2) The revised TR makes it quite difficult to find both "Discussions" and "Questions" that have not had a fairly recent post, owing to some functions co-mingling them in the listings. By keeping each type in their respective forums, it is easier for all to find what they are looking for.