Missing Operating System.

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October 23, 2010 at 23:50:40
Specs: Windows XP, intel P4 2G
Hi, Installed new battery in mother board and a new HDD ( formatted via USB device ) now all I get is missing operating system. Insert boot diskette in drive A. I don't have anothere computer with a floppy to make a boot diskette and, I have no idea what I am doing. Can anyone help.

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mrtnodea


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#1
October 24, 2010 at 03:55:12
"Operating System Not Found" or "Missing operating system" error message when you start your Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...

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#2
October 24, 2010 at 04:39:55
"...and a new HDD ( formatted via USB device ) now all I get is missing operating system..."

... ok you stuck in a new harddrive and formatted it, how did you install xp back onto the new empty formatted drive?

... or is that what you are asking?


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#3
October 24, 2010 at 06:56:10
Formatting erases all data from the drive. How do you expect to boot off a HDD that has nothing on it? You need to install an OS.

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#4
October 24, 2010 at 07:20:31
The above is what happens when someone does not explain their dilema properly. Everyone has to take stabs in the dark.
A good explanatory problem eliminates all the guesswork allowing the poster to get up and running much quicker.
Here is how to do a clean install of XP
http://michaelstevenstech.com/clean...

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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