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Laptop showing operating system not found

Showing operating system not found on start up,also tried to re fix the hdd but same again

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You need a windows disk and reinstall your operating system

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i think i know what yr saying. if u installed the xp into yr hard disk from a diff system then brings it back to yr system it possibly will not work cos these board were not made of the same chips. i dont think yr motherboeard is bad i think yu have just done the wrong thing.
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Hi there,

This means that your HDD is corrupted. This could have happened if your computer was dropped and sometimes it happens even when nothing has happened to it. If you take your computer to a repairman, he will be able to fix the HDD for you. Do not attempt to open the HDD yourself as the smallest piece of dust will ruin the HDD. The repairman will open it in a 100% dust proof room.

What might have happened is that the arm in your HDD has fallen on to the magnetic part of the HDD itself. Most of the data should be able to be recovered. If your laptop is only 8 months old, it should still be under warranty so i recommend that you take it to your suppler and they should fix it for free.

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SOURCE: My dell mini laptop 910 shows operating system not

HI. Welcome to Fixya.
Its either you havecall your dell to replace your HDD or get a recovery disc from dell and Use the fixmbr command in the Windows XP Recovery Console to repair the MBR of the startup partition.
Warning This command can damage your partition table if a virus is present or if a hardware problem exists. If you use this command, you may create inaccessible partitions. We recommend that you run antivirus software before you use this command. We also recommend that you backup your data before you use this command. If the fixmbr command detects an invalid or non-standard partition table signature, the fixmbr command prompts you for permission before rewriting the MBR. The fixmbr command is supported only on x86-based computers.

For more information about Recovery Console, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Hope this resolved your issue.
Thanks for contacting Fixya. Bye for now.

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