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

By 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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Try this first.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to HP Pavilion Dv5000 "Opera ...

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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Most Definetly HDD

by Mhofu In reply to HP Pavilion Dv5000 "Opera ...

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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by mdscofield In reply to HP Pavilion Dv5000 "Opera ...

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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No problem, but

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Thanks!

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