operaating system not found

Dell Inspiron 2650 notebook computer
September 26, 2009 at 05:27:09
Specs: Windows xp
I turn on computer and it says operating system not found

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#1
September 26, 2009 at 05:33:43
Mine finds three. Want one of them? A little more info please. Is the drive found @ post?

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#2
September 26, 2009 at 05:36:09
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
"Operating System Not Found" or "Missing operating system" error message when you start your Windows XP-based computer

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#3
September 26, 2009 at 05:38:02
It just starts up and says dell inspiron and then it goes black and says operating system not found

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#4
September 26, 2009 at 05:40:43
microsoft says that you need to repair MBR using fixboot

Sabbas, your sense of humor is GREAT !!! :-)

our patience is big


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#5
September 26, 2009 at 05:45:02
and an MBR is?

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#6
September 26, 2009 at 05:50:29
it`s master boot record used for the os to boot up

if it`s corrupted, you will receive various errors, like this

so, read the article and repair it

our patience is big


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#7
September 26, 2009 at 05:53:02
I do not have any of the disc and I apologize for my ignorancce, but what article?

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#8
September 26, 2009 at 06:03:12
i mean this

you`ll need xp disk to repair MBR

our patience is big


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#9
September 26, 2009 at 06:04:00
The Article is this what I gave you above ----

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...


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#10
September 26, 2009 at 06:23:10
could borrow an XP cd from a friend for this type of repair.

larry


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#11
September 26, 2009 at 09:33:43
That message will also show up if you have a floppy drive, the floppy drive is first in the bios boot sequence, and there is a non bootable disc in the drive.

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#12
September 29, 2009 at 13:00:25
The computer is not letting me do anything

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#13
September 29, 2009 at 23:17:49
Do you have "any" disks for system? Dell usually (these days) provide at least a recovery set; and/or encourage one to make set when one first receives the system?

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#14
September 29, 2009 at 23:24:27
NOt a one

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#15
September 30, 2009 at 01:12:47
mmm without a disk of some sort... you are in a pickle...

A full version CD may allow a few possible approaches/resolutions. A Dell OEM similarly... And a Dell recovery set would allow a couple of restore options...

Do you hear the drive spin up; do you see any actual start-up evidence (splash screens etc.); or evidence of boot-sequence?

If things start to some degree... can you get into safe-mode (press F-8 repeatedly during boot-sequence) to bring up start-up options?

Presumably too there are things (files/data etc.) on the drive you'd like to preserve? If so... perhaps wise to consider recovering/safeguarding those first?


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