Start up problem

  DESNL 08:37 24 Jul 03

On occasions, when starting up, the message "operating system notfound" appears. Rebooting solves problem, but any ideas as to how to avoid???

  Gongoozler 09:48 24 Jul 03

This message usually means that the hard drive is about to fail (or has already failed). The fact that rebooting often solves the problem suggests that the hard drive takes time to get up to speed. Backup all your important data, and then run a thourough disk scan. Fortunately hard drives are not too expensive these days (about £50 for 30G).

I have bought a PC which is using XP, the company have supplied me with CD but no code. Does anybody know where I can look on the system to find out the code. My system has become unstable I may need to reinstall.

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