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Please help. laptop working fine one day next day i get message operating system not found, hard drive not installed, re-install hard drive. how do i re-install hard drive? im not super computer smart and this has blown my mind. thanks for any assistance.

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Bad connection from your hard drive to the laptops motherboard. ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/62p9631.pdf page 63 tells you how to remove the hard drive - I would take it out, clean the connections with rubbing alchohol, and FIRMLY put it back and see if it will come up then.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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Could be a problem with the MBR or Master Boot Record.
It could be damaged. It's only a file system type problem not a hardware fault.
Have a look here.
http://www.ambience.sk/fdisk-master-boot-record-windows-linux-lilo-fixmbr.php

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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