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ADVENT 5431 RUNNING WINDOWS VISTA. SINCE BRAND NEW ON XMAS DAY THIS PROBLEM HAS OCCURED. WHEN STARTING THE LAPTOP, 9 TIMES OUT OF 10 IT DOSENT BOOT AND OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND APPEARS ON SCREEN.WHEN YOU SELECT THE OPTION TO REPAIR IT IS UNABLE TO COMPLETE.SOMETIMES IT CAN TAKE 5 TO 10 RESTARTS TO GET UP AND RUNNING.

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    IAN CAMPBELL Jul 04, 2010

    Thanks for your reply.The hard drive is listed in the bios and the operating system was pre-installed with no repair disk.I did however read the book and realised i would need to create a back up before using.I done this and have 2 dvd`s somewhere and will use them if all else fails.The hard drive is a western digital and i tried looking for a bug fix on their site.I downloaded
    Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows from them which tests the h/d but was unable to get this working.Changed the boot order in bios and spent hours last night searching the web.The closest i came to the same problem in microsoft website blamed an nvidia driver but this machine has not got nvidia.

    Tried the tech-guy`s but nothing obvious on web site.Might send an email to them if all else fails. This problem came with the lap-top and i should have returned it to santa lol but my son has persevered since xmas 2008. All updates are current and have been running a.v.g and spy-bot search and destroy after norton expired.Although i dont think this is relevant as this problem happened the first time the lap-top was fired up (pre-xmas 08)


    Advent 5431 Laptop
    Specification
    CPU Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3200 (2.0GHz)
    BIOS Phoenix BIOS. Press F2 to enter
    Chipset Intel G965 Express
    Memory 1GB DDR2 667MHz (1 Memory Slot. Max 2GB)
    Hard Drive 160GB SATA (Western Digital WD1600BEVT-22ZCTO)
    CD Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633A
    Screen 15.4" Widescreen TFT (1280x800)
    Video Card Integrated Intel G965 Express (up to 358MB)
    Webcam 1.3 Megapixel
    Sound Card Realtek ALC662 High Definition Audio

    Thank you for your help

    ian c

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May I know whether the Hard Drive is listed in the BIOS? This issue will occur if the Operating System is corrupted or if the Hard Drive is failed. You can use the Windows disc and reinstall the Windows once. If the reinstallation process is not successful, then you may have to replace the Hard Drive.

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  • raaghz Jul 04, 2010

    If the Hard Drive is not working, then the Computer will surely display Operating System not found error. Since you have the Backup discs, you can try reinstalling the Operating System once. The issue not related to Nvidia Video card.

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