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Operation system not found

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Re: operation system not found


Change the Data cable of the Harddisk Drive...

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When booting the laptop it says PXE-E61: media

When you start your computer, the motherboard searches connected drives for the operating system. The search order is usually the optical (CD/DVD) drive first, possibly a USB drive next, then the hard drive. If none of these work, some systems are set to try booting the operating system over a network cable. What the cryptic message you're getting is telling you is that the system tried a network boot without success, and that maybe the trouble is a bad cable.

This all means that your hard drive isn't being detected, or that there's no longer an operating system on it. It's possible the connector from the hard drive to the motherboard has come loose, which can sometimes happen since laptops get moved around. The hard drive may have gone bad, or there may be a problem with the motherboard that is causing it not to find the hard drive. Or the hardware may all be fine, but something (a virus or other malware, for instance) has deleted files needed to load Windows.

When the computer first starts, you'll see a message about how to enter BIOS setup. The BIOS is the motherboard's built-in program, and through the setup pages you can see what devices it detects. This will let you know if the hard drive is being found. Some boards include diagnostic tests you can run on the hard drive if problems are found. You can also check the boot order; you may find that for some reason the boot order has been changed so that the network boot is being tried first. Strange things can happen to BIOS settings, often a sign that the backup battery for the memory where the settings are stored is getting weak.

If you have access to a Windows XP operating system CD, you can set the BIOS to boot from the CD drive and try using the Recovery Console feature. Information about this can be found at Microsoft's site.

Good luck getting your laptop back up and running quickly. Thanks for using Fixya!

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My computer worked fine until one day I attempted to turn it on and it said operating system not found. What happened? Can this be fixed?

This error message could be caused by :-
Check the BIOS to see if it detects the hard disk
If not the hard disk may be faulty or needs reseating. If the hard disk is faulty it needs to be replaced and Windows installed on the new hard disk.
A virus program may have infected the computer and removed or changed some system files - in this case Windows needs to be repaired OR Windows re-installed - this is the best option.

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Hi there. The thing that caused the shutdown is a software conflict. Go to the windows advanced option by pressing F8 key when you see the Dell Screen upon restart of the computer. Choose "Disable automatic Restart in system error" and press enter. That should fix your problem.


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You will need to format and reinstall the operating system.

insert the windows/restore cd, turn on the power, press a key when it directs you to and run through the setup process.

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Hello my friend, regarding on your problem since you bought that laptop 2 weeks ago i presume that your laptop is currently under warranty so to avoid warranty void kindly return it to the supplier or the shop where you buy that laptop in order to ensure that they will accomudate your laptop cause it is under warranty. Also let them check and fix the problem cause the problem of that laptop found inside meaning the BUS or connector fromo your motherboard to your hard drive which is why it cannot found the Operating System cause it does not locate and detect your hard drive where you stored you Operating System.
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I probably meant to say "reseat" the memory. Just remove the memory module(s) and reinsert them in their slots. This problem can also sometimes be resolved by reseating the hard drive. I had this happen to me just the other night. The laptop slid off of my lap and fell to the floor. Just fell about a foot and a half, and didn't hit all that hard. Kinda partially caught it as it went. But the laptop didn't like it and I had a message of "Operating system not found". Reseating the hard drive had me up and running in about 30 seconds.

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