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Operating System Not Found Message

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?

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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.


http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/38515/beep-codes

good reading.

Posted on Apr 20, 2013

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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

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SOURCE: Dell logo appears and message appears INSERT BOOT DISKETTE...

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

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I think it is a problem with your RAM memory. If you have 2 dims extract one and try to boot if not work extract the other one and try.

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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SOURCE: GX520 screen display message: cannot display this video mode

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
Properties
Settings at the top
Move the slider to 1024x768
Click ok

Try rebooting. If that still doesn't work, try another resolution.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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