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Help! Operating system not found - How to get back my data


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#1 whos58

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:05 AM

I have a SSD Intel 320 series harddisk fix to my notebook.

 

When power on it says" Operating System not found "

 

I have tried using Windows XP Recovery Console to repair the disk. I'm able to boot up from the CD and goes to the section whereby i can select click R for repair. After running its say can't repair.

 

I have also done these suggestion by James Litten

 

Here is the link
http://html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-external-disk-drive-suddenly-became-raw/

http://html5.litten.com/xp-wont-boot-repair-series-part-1-post-and-mbr-issues/

 

 

 

and also use partedmagic to run testdisk but can't find the harddisk

 

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Can anybody advice what to do to recover back my data

 

Or is it still able to recover my data

Thank you

 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:27 AM

In bios, does it lost your drive? Also, under boot order is the HD first or second?

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:59 AM

Hi

 

It looks like a boot sector corruption to me. Try these steps.

 

:step1: Replace the SATA data cable and reset the power connector.

 

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:step2: Boot to the XP recovery console using the setup CD. Follow instructions from the below link to do that.

 

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/rconsole.htm

 

:step3: Once in the recovery command prompt, enter the following commands one by one.

 

FIXBOOT

 

FIXMBR

 

CHKDSK C: /R

 

Press Y to confirm each time when it asks for confirmation.

 

 

 

Report whether this helps.


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 16 July 2013 - 05:00 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

In bios, does it lost your drive? Also, under boot order is the HD first or second?

Yes.

 

Tried Changing the boot order. Tried boot order set to boot first from HD or boot first from CD.

 

Even set boot first from HD, its still says operating system not found.

Boot first from CD using the Windows XP Recovery Console, it allows me to select "R" for repair but faired to repair after running.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

Hi

 

It looks like a boot sector corruption to me. Try these steps.

 

:step1: Replace the SATA data cable and reset the power connector.

 

sata.gif

 

 

 

 

 

Hi,

 

Apologise, can't understand what you mean.

 

The SSD is fix directly inside the notebook,meaning i have taken out the original HD and change it to SSD.

 

The SSD is fix directly, meaning there is no wiring like SATA data cable and power cable as what your picture shows.

 

Please explain.

 

Thank you.


Edited by hamluis, 17 July 2013 - 12:50 PM.
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#6 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:23 AM

Hi

 

Sorry for the confusion. You don't have to do that steps for a netbook. They are meant for desktop PC. Follow steps 2 and 3 exactly and let us know the result.






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