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My computer stats up and say error loading operating system

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  • runbeezy Oct 05, 2008

    Starts up

  • runbeezy Oct 05, 2008

    How do i fix this

  • no1_2talk2 Oct 05, 2008

    i have a sony vaio, that when you turn it on it runs thru the bios to the windows page, like its loading windows then shuts down. it will not restart unless it is unplugged and pluged back in. any ideas?

  • runbeezy Oct 05, 2008

    no that didnt help i didnt have a flopply disk in there. I have a Windows 2000

  • Francisco Cortes
    Francisco Cortes May 11, 2010

    what operating system did you have... windows 9x, 2000, xp, vista?



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It has xp home, and there are no disks in the a drive or the cd rom. after reading some more on here, i believe the cooling fan may be bad, but would this cause it to have to be unplugged and replugged to restart?

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Did you check if you have a floppy disk in the floppy drive?.. if you do take the floppy disk out and restart.. if that did not work.. post back.

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    Francisco Cortes Oct 05, 2008



    you may have an issue with your cpu.. you're on the right path.. I would suggest to check inside and undust your system with compressed air, particularly any items like fans and heat sinks on top of any components specially your cpu.. and test...

  • Francisco Cortes
    Francisco Cortes Oct 05, 2008

    for runbeezy

    your problem is that your computer can't find the active partition or the boot sector and it could be because of a few things:

    1 you removed the active partition: if you messed up with the the active partition you need to get a windows 98 startup disk and with fdisk to set the active partition back again if possible. (don't forget to set your floppy disk as the first boot device in the bios:

    2 your boot sector has been damaged

    3 your hard drive may have failed

    4 your bios and your os are not liking each other

    for 2 and 3 try the following:

    you may want to try repairing the boot sector by rewriting it (you may have some knowledge on computers as that would make things easier for you)

    you need your windows 2000 disk

    1. put your windows cd in the cd drive

    2. restart your system and go into the bios and change the goot order to have the CD DRIVE BE THE FIRST BOOTING DEVICE ( for instructions on how to do this click here:

    3. save your changes before exiting bios

    4. restart your computer.

    5. let the computer start running the windows setup program from your windows 2k cd.

    6. once you get to the windows setup screen click on R for repair windows

    7. select the option that allows your to repair windows with the recovery console: C

    ********** from this point on things could take different paths

    1. you may get a message saying your hard drive can't be read:

    a. if you have a problem with the hard drive..check that is connected and powered up, and if you find a disconnection just adjust, and restart without your windows cd in the drive and see if your system starts

    b. if your hardware is all plugged in you could use the following commands at the command prompt to recover the master boot sector/record:

    type fixmbr and press enter and then once that command is completed (once you get the prompt back) type fixboot and press entered

    if that completes too, type exit to exit the recovery console, take the cd out and try to restart again.

    c. if you try fixmbr and fixboot and you get a message saying the drive can't be found you have a hard driver that simply failed.. at this point you could try to get diagnostic tools from the hard drive manufacturer website:

    for 4 try the following:

    your problem could also be your bios and you may have to flash your bios (update your bios)

    hope this helps..



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