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Help me my pc laptop when i turn it on it just brings a messege "operating system not found".And trying to reload windows,it shows me another messege saying "hard disk not found", but it is there.trying a new hard disk with an operating already installed still to no avail.

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Your Hard Drive is dead, time for a new one (but before you throw it out, be sure it was conencted tightly). (assuming you tried booting from abother a nother laptop's hard drive), if you tried to reinstall windows on it, then there is something wrong with the IDE (or ATA) controller in the laptop, you'll need a new motherboard. However if you just inserted the drive from the other laptop, just to see if it will boot up, theres a 99.9% chance that it will not work unless you format the Master Boot Record.

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This usually means 1 of a few things..
1. Your Harddrive is bad
2. You got a boot sector virus, and your boot ini file is so badly infected, your computer can't find the boot file and you need to format your c:\ or d:\ drive....if you can get to your CMD window (command) but the way you bring it up is from CMD in start/run/CMD but since you can't even boot to your desktop...then you can choose a few options..

IF you have your your Windows Xp, or Windows Vista or Window 7 (depending on how you purchased your system, I'm thinking XP...since with Vista and Windows 7 you can reload to factory settings)

If you do have the disk....then you WILL have to reload your Operating System ....IF your harddrive isn't bad (have bad sectors or clusters) or is just "old" or was bumped severely and there's a dent on your harddrive preventing your boot ini file from being found...

There are so many things that could be wrong with it....Send me more infomation....
It's definitely NOT your's a harddrive issue...whether from a virus (which there are many out there that could infect or even rename your boot file....or your harddrive is BAD..
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Or Else
Tap F8 try Last Know Good Configuration
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