lost operating system

  nessie14 13:10 06 Feb 2009

My son turned his laptop on one evening and the only thing that appeared was the make Advent.
Have tried so many different things but every time it just says operating system not found. Is it all over for his laptop, he had windows vista home premium and this happened 2 weeks after the 1 year warranty ran out and i could not afford to renew.
Any help please anyone,

  T I M B O 13:12 06 Feb 2009

Try F8 and booting to last known working configuration. Did you make copies of the operating system onto DVD's ?

  nessie14 13:20 06 Feb 2009

thanks timbo but no option for f8, he did recovery disc when he got it but will not reinstall OS so does not work without windows running

  T I M B O 13:31 06 Feb 2009

On the recovery disk there should be a repair option. When the recovery disk has booted up, do you get Pc Angel come up? There should also be an F10 for an Advent, this should access ur hidden partition. Or maybe the MBR need repair. Advents are made by Medion so maybe they can help if you these options are of no use.

I do hope you get it fixed.

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  nessie14 13:59 06 Feb 2009

recovery disc wont even run, F10 is not an option except to save and exit boot order, and how do i deal with the MBR thing please. Every disc I try for repair always comes up black screen and no OS found. I am nearly bald thru pulling out hair

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:40 06 Feb 2009
  Strawballs 23:15 06 Feb 2009

Sounds like the hard drive has died if you get a new drive you should be able to reinstall using the disc he made when he first got it.

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