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i keep getting operating system error when booting up

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by Delightful Deb In reply to dead

If you can let me know what error you are getting, I will try and help you.

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Debbie

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by haistack In reply to dead

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by Alpha-Male In reply to dead

Are you getting a "no operating system" error? If that is the case, there are a few things to check.

Have you made any hardware changes since it last booted?

Make sure there isn't a floppy in the floppy drive and your system is mistakenly trying to boot from it.

Boot with a boot disk and see if you can get a directory on your HD. You may need to install certain tools if your HD is not FAT or FAT32 to read it.

Check the BIOS. Is your HD set up okay there?

Scan for a virus. It is possible your boot sector has been virused and that is causing your problem.

Scandisk the HD to make sure it's not getting bad blocks.

Reinstall your OS. If your OS files are simply damaged, you can reinstall and repair your system. After the reinstall, make sure to thoroughly check the drive and software. Watch for errors (CRC, Bad Blocks) and especially for virus problems.

Good luck, hope this helps.

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by haistack In reply to dead

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by eclaybaugh In reply to dead

If your are getting missing operating system. then try and boot from a bootable cd or diskette A: The see if you can change to the c: drive then type in dir to get a directory. If this works the boot drive is missing the boot files. If you boot to a Win98 or 95 or whatever OS you use. Run a file call from the d or a drive call sys. Run the following command sys c: This should copy the system files to c drive then you should be able to boot up. hope this helps

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by seanmcpherson In reply to dead

If you get an "operating system not found", open your case and make sure the cables are on the device and the MB good. Some times the cables are loose. You may also try to reinstall your OS. Don't reformat, but it should reinstall any corrupted system files while leaving your programs and files intact. No guarantees though. Good Luck. If all fails, wipe the hard drive and start over.

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