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1smurff

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operating system not found on windows vista

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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You have corrupt windows files a start up repair is needed

You need to look at Windows Repair Your Computer options.

  • Startup repair - This automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting
  • System Restore - This will Restore Windows to an earlier point in time
  • Windows Complete PC Restore - This will completely restore your entire PC - programs, system settings and files - from a back up that you have previously created (Available in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
  • Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - This checks your computer's memory hardware for errors
  • Command Prompt - This opens a Command Window

With the Complete PC Restore Option you must have made a backup of your system, either on your hard drive or on a set of DVDs, in order to use this option. If you don't have a backup then don't use this option

How you access the repair options will depend upon whether you have a Windows installation disk or whether your operating system came pre-installed by your PC manufacturer.

Pre-Installed Options NOTE

If no repair options are available your PC manufacturer may have replaced the tools or customised them. Check your Computer Manual before proceeding.

1/ Start your PC

2/ If your PC has one operating system Press and Hold the F8 key as your PC starts. If the Windows Logo appear you will need to start again

3/ If you have a dual boot system a Boot option menu will appear. Highlight the Windows operating system and Press the F8 key

4/ In both cases, if all has gone well, an Advanced options screen will now appear

5/ Highlight the repair Your Computer option and Press Enter

6/ Select a keyboard layout, and then Click the Next button

7/ Next select your user Name and Enter your Password, then Click OK

8/ The recovery options should now appear

Windows Installation Disk NOTE

1/ make sure your PC can boot directly from the Windows DVD. Obviously, most modern PCs can. With older machines you may need to check the PC's BIOS

2/ Start the PC

3/ Immediately insert the Windows DVD into the DVD drive

4/ A Black screen will appear with the words 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD'

5/ Press Any key to start the booting process

6/ A new screen will now appear with a progress bar. The legend say's 'Windows is loading files'

7/ After a few minutes the Microsoft copyright window ill appear and another small progress bar will be visible

8/ You will next see a Blue curtained screen

9/ After a short while the Language option screen will appear

10/ Select your language and keyboard language and the Click the Next button

11/ At the bottom left of the next screen - the Install screen, Click on the Repair Your Computer option

12/ The System recovery options will now search for your Windows installation

13/ Once the Windows installation has been located, Highlight it and then Click the Next button

14/ You are now presented with the set of recovery options

15/ Click on the Option you require and follow the onscreen prompts

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1smurff

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Thank you for taking up so much of your time in helping me, the only options that it will allow on start up is press f2 for system set up, right at the begining and then a black screen comes up with a load of writing check cable, operating system not found, media test failure, I am sure a sledge hammer could sort it.

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1smurff

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Thank you for taking up so much of your time in helping me, the only options that it will allow on start up is press f2 for system set up, right at the begining and then a black screen comes up with a load of writing check cable, operating system not found, media test failure, I am sure a sledge hammer could sort it.

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1smurff

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Thank you for taking up so much of your time in helping me, the only options that it will allow on start up is press f2 for system set up, right at the begining and then a black screen comes up with a load of writing check cable, operating system not found, media test failure, I am sure a sledge hammer could sort it.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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check cable, operating system not found, media test failure,

different scenario what this means is the laptop cannot see the hard drive at all never mind any op system of data on it.

First remove and refit the hard drive to remake the connections and retry to boot.

If same message occurs then most likely a dead drive and you will need another installed. you could try attaching the drive to another PC and seeing if that machine can see the drive.

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Jock1e

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Not knowing a lot about laptops could it be that it is not starting from the correct drive.

Not sure if you would get the same problems or not if the CMOS battery was dead.

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