"operating system NOT found" HELP!

"operating system NOT found" HELP!


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Posted by Sandra on October 06, 2001 at 19:05:18:

I was working on my laptop a few days ago, suddenly it shut itself down. I tried to get it running again, but all I could read was the message "operating system not found" on a black screen along with the sound of what seemed like the the hard disk running in circles, like it would be eating himself up.. My question(s): What do I do now? Is it the harddrive/motherboard that developed a fault? What could be the cause, for I do not recall a virus on my laptop? Are files on the harddrive now lost? Repairable/recoverable? I would be grateful if anyone could give some helpful advice. Thank You.


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