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Computer will not boot operating system

It will go through the action but when it gets to the part where it searches for the operating system it seems to stop. I can hit the F8 key when it is trying to boot and get into the Bio's.

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Check ur hard drive is it showing u in Bios the main culprit is ur Hard Drive try re loading ur operating system by formatting ur hard drive otherwise Change ur Hard Drive it hace bcame weak , there is a hard drive checking utility like HDDLIFE try connecting it to another desktop and scna it thru this software see the strength of the hard drive ur self download the trial version from website and let me know if it helps ,

basically if u computer boots ok and goes in bios when u press key that seems like ur whole pc is working ok incl RAM the only thing that is responsible for the operating sys is Hard disk it is where all files reside so when it crashes or get weak it doesnt give up files to boot so pc is unable to boot forward

pls do vote me if u find me helping and fixya problem

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