my laptop says operating system not found

January 26, 2011 at 10:53:58
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My laptop turns on and stays on the samsung screen for ages and then after it goes on to a black screen that says "operating system not found" I don't want to take it to the shop because it will cost alot is there anything i can do?

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January 26, 2011 at 11:03:10
Whats your computer manufacturer? Remove all CD/DVD's and all USB devices. This usually happens when the HDD has failed. Do you still have your copy of windows 7? Can you boot into the recovery partition?

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January 26, 2011 at 11:21:43
It's a samsung and windows 7 was built in to it when i brought it

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January 26, 2011 at 22:51:02
Samsung install a restore utility called the Samsung Recovery Solution which can be accessed by pressing F4 on startup.
you will lose all your files on the C: drive but it should get the system working again.

is the machine past its warranty? samsung are usually pretty good at fixing machines under warranty.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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