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Having dropped my Samsung R530 (nothing obviously broken), when I try to stsrt it it is coming up with the message:- "Boot From AHCI CD ROM: Operating System not found" Any ideas?

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Hi tony prother,

"Boot From AHCI CD ROM: Operating System not found" error is because the system is booting the CDROM of the system and its not detecting an installed Operating System. You need to check if the system still detects the Hard Drive of your laptop on the Bios page. To go to BIOS reboot the computer and tap F2 on the system and on the bios page check if the hard drive is detected then go to then BOOT Tab select the hard drive as the first boot priority and reboot the system.

If the hard drive is not detected it might be damage, you can get intouch to a local tech to check and backup the files.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Posted on Jan 28, 2011


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Mohammed Ebrahim M

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The boot priority is been changed to CD ROM.
Change it back to Hard drive.
If that doesnt resolve, replace the HDD.

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Shahzad Waseem Akbar

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There is two possiblities, first is boot sequence problem from your bios setup and second is your boot.sys file has been corrupted and in this can if you professional use console and recover it otherwise reinstall your operating system.

Good Luck

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after starting up your computer, goto BIOS ( press F2, F12, or DELETE button, depends on the bios ) goto boot settings and switch the first one to your Hard Drive. save settings and exit.

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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Windows has been completely corrupted, the only thing left to do is to reinstall it.
For that press F9 while the Samsung logo is on the screen and then select the Restore option.

Posted on Aug 10, 2011


Brian Sullivan

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SOURCE: my laptop says boot from ahci cd-rom operating

restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

you could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue then select restart if the problem still persists f8 back into safe mode you might need to select your operating system to load into safe mode

click start control panel administration tools computer management in the left panel events + to expand then system you will see all errors in right panel right click select properties this will tell you what has occurred and the time it occurred

you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work
if you need more help with this or if I have misunderstood the problem post a reply
hope this helps you

Posted on Sep 28, 2011

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