Question about Dell Dimension XPS PC Desktop
Turn on the power to the tower and as it starts to boot up, it suddenly gives a "beep" sound and then the message: Operating System Not Found appears on the screen and I am stuck there! What do I do?
Dsflews 1 or 2 HDD ?
made any changes in BIOS ?
if 2 HDDs and you set optimal defaults in BIOS windows can change BOOTDISK. if two it's easy just change back.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have to repair windows using the installation CD
follow this link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx
I f that doesn't help, then your hard disk is corrupt(damaged) consider buying a new hard drive and reinstall windows on the new drive
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Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Dont worry.This can be resolved.Goto the BIOS by tapping the F2 key on the restart -Goto the option which says Maintainence>>Event log>>Clear all even logs -Now press F10 to save and exit or press the ESC key just once and Select SAVE and EXIT
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
A couple of things can cause this.
1] having the 'boot order' set up so that the computer looks to a removable device that has non-bootable media in it.
2] somehow the 'boot' device has lost it's 'boot' properties.
Best way to troubleshoot:
1] find the boot CD
2] re-strat the machine and enter the "BIOS setup" mode <f10>, or <DEL>; I think::verify the boot order
this should likely be: C: ; CD ; A:
allow machine to start with CD and check to see if anything on the wanted 'boot' device has been lost; sometimes it will get smashed.
Let us know what you get after this point, because I would rather give you an answer based on knowledge from this part of the exercise.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
This means that the windows setting you have set can not display on your current monitor. There are two ways to fix this, one is to boot the computer in safe mode by pressing f8 after the POST screen and change the resolution and the other is to plug the computer into a different monitor to see if supports that resolution and then change the resolution in windows to a lower setting.
In case you don't know how to change the resolution in windows, follow below.
Right click on the desktop
Settings at the top
Move the slider to 1024x768
Try rebooting. If that still doesn't work, try another resolution.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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Nov 30, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet
The words "disc boot failure" are terrifying for most computer users.
A disc boot failure notification generally means that your hard drive and operating system may be useless.
Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to troubleshoot your system in order to salvage your computer.
You may need to restart your computer a number of times before you manage to fix the error, so don't get discouraged.
A couple things to check first, make sure there's no floppy disc/cd in the drives, and if you are comfortable with computers, you can enter the boot setup of your BIOS, and check to see that your hard drive is listed as the primary boot device.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
Or there is a connection problem such as a bad cable
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide
this will be the first to fail
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty
or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
Turn off your computer by pressing and holding the power button until the computer shuts down.
Locate the boot disc for your operating system (OS).
Turn on your computer and insert the CD into the proper drive before your monitor reaches the BIOS screen.
If the computer cannot read the CD, eject it and wipe the readable side of the disc with a clean cloth.
Restart your computer and re-insert the CD.
If this does not begin to load your operating system
Restart your computer and press the "DEL" key when you reach the BIOS screen.
This will bring you to BIOS settings.
Make sure that your hard drive is enabled to be read by BIOS. Restart your computer.
Access the command prompt by pressing the "F8" button at the appropriate moment.
Your monitor will display a notification at the bottom of the screen when you can access the system options with "F8." From the menu that appears, select the "Command Prompt" option.
Enter the text "fdisk /mbr". On the next line, enter "sys c:" and press "Enter."
This will initiate a system restore of corrupted discs.
If this does not clear the disc boot error problem.
Turn off your computer and remove the power supply.
Remove the side panel from your hard drive tower by hand or with a screwdriver.
Locate the hard drive of your computer in the top-front section of the hard drive tower when viewed from the side.
Using your fingertips, make sure all connections to and from your hard drive component are secure.
Locate the BIOS battery, which is a circular battery found on the motherboard.
Make sure that all connections to and from the BIOS battery are secure.
Check the connection of your computer's RAM to your motherboard.
hope this helps
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