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My labtop when i turn it on it says operating system not found! It has windows ex already on it and when i bought it it didnt come with a recovery cd is there anty way someone can tell me what to do to get it working again?

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Yes sounds like a hdd failure... you can try to reinstall the os or mail it to us and we would be happy to try and restore the os if you have any other questions feel free to email us at fixya@whypayforhelp.org sending it in would be a last resort see if you can get an os disk and repair the operating system what os do you have?

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  2. If you don't have the recovery CD, you usually can request one from the manufacturer. Otherwise, if you want to do a clean install, make sure you download all the drivers for your laptop, this may includes: motherboard, chipset, graphic card, sound card, modem, network card. Once you do that, put in the OS CD and start installing.
  3. If you decided to do a clean install without the recovery CD, it would be best to create partition on your harddrive first, so you can have dedicated partition for operating system and backup. The next time you want to reformat your harddrive, you can just reformat that particular partition ex. C:\
  4. After the reformatting process finished and you have installed a new clean OS. Install drivers one by one and restart when it's required. Try to do it in order from basic function -> secondary ex. motherboard, chipset, graphic, sound, modem, networking, etc.
  5. Install back all programs that you might need. If you already backup the installation programs or have the installation CDs handy, you can do this pretty fast.
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