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I have samsusng rv511, and it appeared operating system not found, i checked bios and it didnt list my hard drive so i bought new ssd ocz hard drive, i tried to install OS but it didnt supported. It keeps on saying that it cannot boot because of hardware.

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Did you replace a SSD (Solid State Drive) with a SSD Drive? You have to replace the drive with the same type of interface that it had.

It sounds to me like there is a setting in your bios that needs to be set. Check for something like AHCI and see if it is set on something like SATA. If so change it.

I think your old drive is ok. Most times when the drive is bad the system will tell you and it's not the message that it can't find the operating system. Put you old drive back in and lets see if we can work through this.

Make sure when you boot that it is booting from your hard drive and not from a lan or from a music cd or movie video that is in the cd/dvd drive. There should be nothing in the cd/dvd drive when you boot. Watch the screen and see which key it says to press to change your boot order or boot sequence and hit that key. You have to hit that key when you see the message or it will not work and you will have to reboot. Select your hard drive as the boot device and lets see what happens. If you still get the Operating System Not Found message lets try to run the check disk utility.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

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SOURCE: Bad Harddrive

Can you just clarify that you installed XP with the new IDE drive installed in the notebook and that you have selected disc 0 in the bios as IDE and that it is aslo set to boot from that drive?

What you are describing also fits the symptoms of installing XP on a SATA drive without installing SATA drivers first. (XP doesn't install SATA drivers, Vista does.)

So this does sound like a bios setting issue

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Ricky Ostrom

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SOURCE: thinkpad 390x 2626, won't boot from cd drive

Try pressing F12 at startup, you should get a boot option.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008


Edward Easley

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SOURCE: I am trying to install

I would first make sure that your laptop can actually handle the HDD's capacity, and the interface, then go into yout BIOS and make sure any switches that need to be hit are in fact set properly. First make sure that it is actually powering up. Regardless of what's going on, if the jumper settings are correct your motherboard should notify you that there is a proper conection in the bois display. If you don't see this, make sure that it is actually powering up, and that the jumper pin(s) are positioned correctly.

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SOURCE: hard drive will not boot, seen by bios but not seen by OS

if you can get into safemode
click start then run
type msconfig
in general tab click normal startup mode load all drivers etc.
then click okay or apply
restart and then if a box appears click do not show again
hope this helps if not let me know

Posted on Jan 22, 2009


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SOURCE: Operating System not found PXE-E61 Media Test Failure IBM T42

Some BIOS allows for a hard drive diags. try it to test the hard drive, if ther is no such utility you need to test the hard drive anoter way.

Basically either the hard disk controller has failed or the hard drive is faulty. In most cases the hard drive is dead.
To check if the hard drive is OK, remove the hard drive and attach it to a USB hard drive adapter then plug it into a working computer's USB port. If the computer sees it as an external drive and you can view the contents of the external drive then the hard drive is OK.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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