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Error loading operating system

I think one day i droped my IBM Thinkpad T23 and it stoped workin so i let it sit on a shelf for almost a year b4 i remomored about it i go to boot it up and it tells me that the operating system has an error loading dont know what it means or how to fix it but i really miss my lap top and want it back i have been told that the way to fix it is to boot it up with the OS disk in the drive but its been sitting for so long i no longer no the OS nor do i have an OS disk i dont think the laptop is worth goin out and buying a new on someone plz give me a hand i really miss my laptop

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The Thinkpad T23 is old, and would not worth fixing. Save your money on a new one.
The problem with your laptop is that the hard disk or the disk controller has failed and therefore cannot find the operating system on the hard disk. The error message states that it can't see the operating system that is on the hard disk.
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If the hard disk is the only thing that has failed then you can buy a new hard disk and install Windows operating system on it to get a working laptop again. You will also most likely need to download the device drivers (ie. video, audio, modem, LAN adapter etc.) from IBM to install after the Windows installation.

Try to borrow a 2.5" drive or get a cheap one from a computer market and fit it to your laptop to see if the BIOS can detect the hard drive. If it works then outlay some money to buy a decent size hard drive, no point wasting money if the laptop is faulty.
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