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It takes @least 30 minutes to boot

My laptop internet has wireless connection thru my desktop
it takes turning the computer on and off for @ least 30 minutes, the message that comes up is "no operating system found". Once on it freezes a few times and I have to turn off and on, it comes right back up, after several freezes it stays on and runs well. Are all the updates necessary for the computer to run correctly, can't you download the when needed.

HP pavillionze4200. Do not have original cd rom. Windows XP.

Thank you all for your help.
Can you help me.

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  • josephinemyr Nov 20, 2008

    it is a hp pavillion laptop,said it was laptop in the first sentence, and type at the end. windows xp, not vista

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    is this on the laptop or the desktop?

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It sounds like your computer is not recognising the hard drive. Go into the bios (keep pressing the delete key as your computer starts up ) and find 'hard drive auto select' and press enter to see if your computer can recognise the hard drive. Even if this works it sounds like your hard drive is on the way out.
1/ Make sure no floppy or CD in drives
2/ Check Hard Drive cable connections, both ends
3/ Go into BIOS and check drive is recognised in there

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