Can´t find O.S. ?

  EARLR 11:41 21 Feb 2007
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Lappy cannot find O.S. This problem just started yesterday 1st. time I booted got to logon screen then sys restarted then said cannot find O.S. XP SP2.
Thanks in advance.

  Kate B 11:41 21 Feb 2007

Sounds like a dodgy hard drive to me. Is it making funny noises?

  EARLR 12:26 21 Feb 2007

HD is not noisy.
Any other ideas?

  Kate B 12:29 21 Feb 2007

Well, the bios looks to the hard drive for the OS, and if it can't see the HDD, that suggests a problem there. But have you changed anything in the bios - is the machine looking to the DVD drive or similar?

  xania 16:43 21 Feb 2007

If it got as far as the logon screen, not a hardware fault. Even if it only booted, I would suspect software but could be media left in the drive (floppy or DVD). Otherwise, your C:\ drive has become non-bootable or your OS has been damaged. Try running an OS repair.

  xania 16:44 21 Feb 2007

Just a thought - have you tried booting last successful boot up?

  User-312386 16:54 21 Feb 2007

Start the computer and start hitting the F8 key and choose safe mode.

When there, go to a previous restore point

  EARLR 08:38 22 Feb 2007

Will try safe mode and report back later.

  EARLR 12:55 22 Feb 2007

tried to restore in safe mode,comp. comp just sat there after choosing a restore point (sys. check point) and after a while started beeping.
thanks

  User-312386 23:11 22 Feb 2007

so you can get into safe mode then?

  De Marcus™ 23:14 22 Feb 2007

Is this a Toshiba Laptop?

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