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Copmapq Presario 700 -OS not found

I have a Compaq Presario 700 that constantly has to be be re-booted with the start up discs. It will work OK for about one week, then all of a sudden it displays "operating system not found" It is running Windows XP Home edition, which was installed when I purchased the computer brand new. Should I buy a new XP software disc and try that, or is there something wrong with the computers hard drive. Any help would be great, as I am a novice with computers.

Thanks,
Alan

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  • enwright104 Apr 06, 2008

    Still will not boot up with install discs. After installing first disc, it says operating system has be reinstalled, but after following instructions to remove disc and restart, it still has no operating system found. I am starting to think maybe it is the hard drive that is bad.

    Thanks,

    Alan

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No, you don't need to buy new XP software disc. Usually you got it when you bought your computer.
Most probably your computer were infected by virus.
If you can't do booting from CD anymore, what you can do is only reformat and reinstall the XP. Put your Windows disc in the drive then follow the instruction to reinstall. Choose reformat, not repair.

If you want to do a simulation how to install windows XP, you can find it here:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/03/16/simulation-on-how-to-setup-or-install-windows-xp/

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

  • augusta surijah
    augusta surijah Apr 06, 2008

    If you reformat, it will not say "operating system has been reinstalled". Everything would be new, even you have to install all the driver.
    Try to find another Windows CD, maybe yours is only the restore CD. Just borrow from other. Look the serial number at the bottom of your laptop.
    By the way, of course the easiest is bring to the workshop to change the hard disk. That is another possibility.

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