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I have a t42 it wont boot up it says operating system not found can this be fixed?

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Definitely!! Please ensure that you have not connected a USB drive or external hard drive before booting up the laptop.

Also, it seems that you will have to run the recovery CD on the laptop to get the OS back up and running.

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Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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