missing operating system

  leeknight67 21:22 13 May 06

when i start up my laptop it comes up with
not bootable cd in atapi cd-rom
missing operating system.

Whats going on?

  VoG II 21:24 13 May 06

You have a non-bootable CD in the drive. Remove the disk and try again.

  leeknight67 21:28 13 May 06

i have done this and it comes up the same.

  woodchip 21:33 13 May 06

Will it start in safe mode? keep tapping F8 as computer starts then choose from list Safe Mode. If it does you could then try a Restore to before the problem if it works

  leeknight67 21:33 13 May 06

i think id better add that when i put the recovery disk in i went into fdisk and i think it created a partition. will this have anything to do with this

  woodchip 21:36 13 May 06

Yep you have messed up the MBR partition record

  leeknight67 21:39 13 May 06

so what do i do now

  woodchip 21:40 13 May 06

You may be able to recover with TestDisk click here

  leeknight67 21:46 13 May 06

i havnt got floppy drive will this matter?

  woodchip 21:49 13 May 06

If you look there is a CD download, if you have a burner

  woodchip 21:50 13 May 06

If you look there is a CD download, if you have a burner

This one TestDisk and Live rescue cd

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