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I am getting this message when I try booting. I tried other options - changing boot sequence, boot from Win98, using FIXMBR utility. The Setup does not recognize a hard disk. Before it died, it was waking up if I tried to boot after a dormancy of 2 or 3 days, but it used to be awfully slow and would eventually hang up with a blue screen. This happened after I installed a USB wireless adapter.
There is no hard drive self test feature in the BIOS. Can you pls suggest pointers to upgrade the BIOS?
The operating system not found using means just that the OS isn't correctly installed or the hard drive isn't being detected by BIOS. You may want to try reseating the hard drive in the laptop.
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To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or
a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from
it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white
letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.
If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.
In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.
In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.
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