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I cant reboot system says theres no operating system

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Your hard drive has died or the had disk controller has failed.
Go into the BIOS and see if it has detected the hard disk.

You can also test the hard disk in another laptop or connect the hard drive to a USB drive adapter and plug it into the USB of a working computer. If the hard drive is OK the computer will see it as an external drive and you can see and open the files on the hard disk.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Feb 27, 2009

    If the hard drive has failed, you can purchase a new hard drive, insert it into the laptop and install Windows on the new hard drive and you will have a working computer.

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