Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:15 PM
hello to all - I am having a weird problem with my PC. It's a gateway, about 5 years old. I was running Windows XP home, and it was fine until a few weeks ago. Upon booting up, it went thru windows screen, also BIOS and then instead of the 'windows is starting up' message, I get the dreaded black screen with "Operating System Not Found." I resigned myself to having to re-install everything because my HD crashed (I've already done it twice) - when suddenly it went back to 'normal' for about two weeks. It has done it again two days ago. The only strange symptom is that once I push the power button, I hear it click a number of times in quick sucession - but I haven't touched it again.
Can my switch have gone kaflooey and would that cause the black screen? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.