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Ze5185 operating system not found

Operating system not found is the message I get when trying to turn on my ze5185. If I leave it on for several hours with this message on the display it will start. My guess it has a thermal open which expands and makes contact when it gets warm after displaying this message for several hours.

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Could be a sign that hard drive is failing or a problem with Windows. Do you hear any strange noises, clicks?

Try re-installing Windows and see if that helps.

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