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Samsung x20 comes up operating system not found

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  • tuckermother Feb 02, 2009

    I have same problem "operating system not found" and ticking noise. What could this be?

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Buddy open the system and chk the connections of the hdd and than start the system again and if u still get the same issue you have to install the os again or the hdd has gone bad ...
when u start the system do u hear any kind of ticking sound

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