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Operating system not found

Screen went blank after trying to load a file in cd tray. i tried to use quick restore several times but no luck. nothing happens even after it says it has downloaded the restore cd. screen always goes back to operating system not found.

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This message means that the hard disk was not detected, this is due to either the BIOS setting was changed or the hard disk has failed.
Try booting up with a DOS disk and run FDISK, and see if it detects the hard drive, if possible run a diag test program.

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