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Thinkpad Edge missing Operating system?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:35 AM

Hello,  this laptop shows "no operating system found" when I power up. I tried pressing F1 to enter the BIOS, F11 to start the system recovery, F8 to get the command prompt but none of these work. I ran Knoppix and it loaded ok, what can i try here please?



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

Is this a new laptop you just received?  Do you have any USB devices connected?



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:40 AM

No, I am trying to fix this for a friend of mine who just encounteredt this problem, no USB or anything external connected.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:46 AM

actually a google search showed I need to press the fn key together with the f1 to enter bios but anything I can in the bios to run the recovery?



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

 

I am not seeing the HDD listed in the CONFIG screen in the BIOS and I tried running the diagnostics but after 30 minutes it doesn't show any progress?


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:37 PM

I was able to reload the os from the disc, not the recovery, it works now!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:39 PM

May I ask what the fix was? It looked like the HD was disconnected....


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:29 AM

Everything suggested the drive was dead but I simply tried win7 on the disc and it reloaded the OS, nothing else I can tell you really.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:15 AM

For peace of mind...and avoidance of future frustration...I'd suggest running the appropriate hard drive diagnostic (available at website of drive manufacturer) on the drive.  The fact that an O/S reinstalled...may be just a heartbeat away from repeat problems.

 

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

Well, I did at first run the laptop's internal hdd diagnostic, would it have made a difference using any diagnostic tool from the hard drive manufacturer?



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:31 PM

I'd say...that would depend on the system manufacturer and what the internal diagnositic might really do.  I myself feel that the hard drive manufacturer...knows more about its products than just someone who uses the product in devising a system manufacturer final product.

 

But...I've been wrong before :).

 

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

Well, that makes sense, next time I'll try that option, thanks!



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:25 PM

:thumbup2: , happy computing :).

 

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