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Hi, my acer is running on vista, my problem is that on the start up, it says operating system not found, i dont have a windows vista boot disc but i have an xp disc, but every time i go to boot it up, it says that there is no hard drive dresent

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When you start your machine press and hold f8 and it will send you to the bios menu......go to the boot up options,and scroll down and select the hard disk option you have . then press f10 to save and exit. and have fun

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Bootrec.exe tool can be used in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista:
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Click on the "Repair Your Computer" option to gain access to the System Recovery window. Now choose "Command Prompt" to run the Bootsect.exe utility. Bootsect is located inside the boot folder so change your directory to boot. Now run "bootsect /nt60 C:\" (without quotes) if you had Windows 7 initially installed in the C partition. Alternatively, you can run "bootsect /nt60 SYS" or "bootsect /nt60 ALL" (without quotes) to repair the system partition or all partitions. Eject the DVD and restart your computer. Your computer should now boot Windows 7 again.

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