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The operating system does not boot
There are several potentials for this problem. The umbrella concern is that the operating system does not appear to be recognized from the hard drive. The problem could be a faulty hard drive (unlikely if you have not heard noise from the drive or you have not had earlier symptoms of read/write problems). The hard drive might be corrupted because of a malware/virus problem. The operating system might be contaminated (no specific reason other than the operating system is not being read and loaded into RAM). If you have critical data on the drive and you have not backed up the hard drive, I would suggest getting an external drive kit from an IT site (Office Depot, CDW, etc) that will handle the drive type and pin configuration for your hard drive. Some laptop hard drives use a 42 pin configuration, others a 44-pin configuration. The more diverse the pin option the better your chances of getting a connection to the drive. The external drive kit will generally allow you to transfer your data files to a second source (another computer or external media storage) via a USB cable and then you can attempt a system rebuild with an operating system disk. If you are not comfortable doing the rebuild or pulling the hard drive from your laptop, make sure your techie saves your data files before rebuilding. Too often the rebuild is accomplished with no attempt to save the data files.
Posted on Dec 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: boot up with no operating system
When the system starts, hold the F10 key and go into BIOS and set CD Rom as 1st Boot device (in Boot Order). Because most Compaq's would put the BIOS in a hidden NON-DOS partition on the hard drive, you may have to get an OEM recovery disk for that model. Because there is no BIOS to go to, the machine doesn't know it has a CD, HD or Floppy to go to. A boot floppy/CD is no help. Alternative 1: With another desktop and IDE to Laptop HD connector, FDISK (make active partition and hidden partition [5mb]), Format both, copy the cabs from WinME CD to c:\windows\options. Alternative 2: Find the COMPAQ OEM CD for that model. Since there was no exact model number Click here Please indicate whether this is helpful or not.
Posted on Oct 28, 2006
You might have to reformat the drive sounds like you got a virus in your boot sector on the hard drive.
I hope you backed up everything you needed. when ya get it running again get an external drive and make regular backups of your stuff.Where did it move the files to ? you should have a backup of your system on your harddrive that came with the machine when you bought it ,try to reformat with this sector of the hard drive its called d: backup
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
SOURCE: error : loading operating system
plz try to boot in safe mode run check disk and then boot normally, if the problem arises then try by repairing the operating system. plz post your findings
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
you could try going to the boot menu, and choosing 'last known good', but that is probably not going to work.
you should be able to run a repair off the CD....
the file is a kernel, a neccessary file used by Windows. It may have gotten corrupted or deleted.. possibly by a virus or bad hard drive sector.
get a disc, and run repair, if that doesn't fix it, you may need to re-install a fresh copy of windows, which will over-write all your data. you may be able to boot to that upgrade CD and that may have a repair option...
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
Were you having problems with the disk-drive?
Insert the "System Restore" disk into the CD-drive.
Restart the computer, and press DELETE to enter BIOS SETUP.
Change the "boot order", to make the CD-ROM the _first_ boot-device,
demoting the disk-drive to the _second_ boot-device.
Save the change, and restart the computer.
It will boot from the CD-drive, and you can choose to reinstall Windows or to start the "Windows Repair" task. First, try the "repair" option.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
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Dec 23, 2012 | Computers & Internet
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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