"Operating System Not Found" at boot up on my 200x

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by Piranha, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Piranha

    Piranha Guest

    My 200x notebook is a little over a year old and was very reliable
    until now. I have to try 2-3 times to boot it up and find the OS.

    At first, I thought it was the CMOS battery, but it was ok. I then
    bought a new samsung hardrive and reloaded XP pro. The computer
    booted up fine for a few days and then started with the OPERATING

    Also lately I was getting some stop problem shutting the OS down, but
    I havent seen it do this for the last few days.

    What could be my problem? I'm about ready to throw the damn thing out
    the window! I don't want to send it into gateway because it is out of

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Piranha, Mar 28, 2005
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  2. Piranha

    pengulin Guest

    If Fastboot is enabled in CMOS, turn it off and see if you have the same
    problem. I've seen this problem on a few systems, primarily on cold boots,
    where the system tries to boot up before the HD has reached operational
    pengulin, Mar 28, 2005
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  3. I had the same problem with my Gateway 200X. I finally figured out
    that the problem was the ribbon cable that connects the motherboard
    with the hard drive. If your laptop is like mine, it has a kink in
    the ribbon cable. I would try flatening out the ribbon cable before
    you do anything more drastic. See if that works.
    Readytoexplain, Apr 2, 2005
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