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Operating system A computer took a hard hit, and the power cord broke in the process. When booting it back up, it goes into codes and finally to one where it says no operating system can be found. Would that be because of the power cord or the computer got jostled....?

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    james yu May 11, 2010

    Hi Pepsi250;
    What Operating system are you using? when you say power cord broke, do you mean i got cut into two?

    Try pressing F8 while booting up and select Last known good configuration and reply to this post about the result.

    thanks


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Most probable cause is that the pc is unable to detect the Hard Drive, could be caused by some loose connections/wirings. Open the CPU case and try to re-attach the cables from the motherboard to the hard disk drive, and try your pc again.

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