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Tryed to turn laptop on and now it is saying operating systems not found

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Please check your Hard Disk Drive in the BIOS is still functioning. At the BIOS Booting Setup the should be ON to boot your Operating System.
Try and try again.
Good luck!

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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Check your removable drives for a non sys disk (floppy or CD). Remove the disk and try again.

If it still says system not found, you will likely have to reload your OS.

Let me know what happens

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Try removing the battery and power connections.
Next, removing the Hard Drive on the bottom and reseat it.
Next, while unit is unplugged and battery removed, flip the unit over and hold the power button down for 30 seconds.
Re-install the hard drive and battery and plugin your A/C power adaptor.
Try to start unit. If the unit display's a message, date and time changed, continue thru and make whatever changes.
Don't forget to save your changes.
Unit should restart and go into your operating system.
If not, you may have a dammaged Hard drive and you should have it checked.
I hope this has helped you and the unit comes back OK.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: my hp pavilion 4200 i took the hard drive out and

The laptop can't find a hard disk, eirher the hard drive is faulty or not seated properly.
Take out the hard drive and reseat it again then see if the laptop boots up. If it still can't find the hard drive, listen to the hard drive, is it spinning up, is it making clicking noises? This indicates a faulty drive and needs to be replaced.
You can also test the hard drive by removing the hard drive and attaching it to a USB hard drive adapter and then plug it into a working computer's USB port. If the hard drive is OK then the computer will see it as an external drive and you can view and open the files.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, the laptop will not boot up. no operating system found

Put in Windows CD to see if it picks it up, go to install screen to see if it will start to install, if it does then it is finding your HDD. Try the repair option then. Your windows may just be corrupted.
Also try hitting F8 for other options, e.g. Safe mode to remove corrupted drivers.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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