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Operating System not found


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#1 AndiesOlive

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

Hi everyone. Hoping to get some feedback on this issue here. I have a feeling it's something that can be resolved without to much hassle... Just need some who's knowledgable in this field!

- Accidentally dropped my all in one hp the other day. When I turn it on it says - Operating System not found.
I checked the hard drive to make sure it was in place, but not sure what else to do beyond that.
I pressed f10 to look for options that might help, but don't seem to know what to look for.
There is a loud noise when I boot up, so I'm assuming hard drive ??
Does anyone have any advice?


Mod Edit: moved to Win7 from Intros ~~boopme


Edited by boopme, 28 January 2014 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

What sort of noise? Can you describe it?

 

What operating system? Do you have an install/recovery CD?



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:14 PM

Noise sounds like disk in a CD player that's scratched up or skipping .

Windows 7 operating system. No recovery CD

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:18 PM

Noise goes in and out....

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:18 PM

Noise sounds like disk in a CD player that's scratched up or skipping .

 

Combined with "No Operating System" I'm afraid it sounds like your hard drive has sustained catastrophic damage. Sorry.

 

I would suggest removing the hard drive and mounting it into another system. There's a chance you might could recover your personal data, if any. If there is still some function you could even attempt a hard drive clone.

 

But I'm fairly certain you're going to need a new drive.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

Wow this is bad news. Thank you for your reply.
I just discovered a file backup wizard that has created a list to back up info on system by pressing f11

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

To further explain, the 'scratching' noise is probably the mechanism in the drive rubbing against the platters. In a nutshell, it's just like you envision. And there's not supposed to be any physical contact with the platters during optimal operation.

 

Here's a great site that has a list of sounds of hard drive operation. Check and compare yours : Failing hard drive sounds



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:26 PM

There is no noise since this process has begun . Not sure what's going on here hahaa
Thank You!! Appreciate your help!




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