Operating System not found

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by Prodigy, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Prodigy

    Prodigy Guest

    OK I was in the process of reformatting my computer with the recovery cd's.
    I was half way through the first one. Now my cd rom drive is shot. I try to
    start my computer but its saying operating system not found. What can I do??
    I do have a USB cd-rom drive if that's any help. Right now my laptop is just
    a big paperweight. I also tried pressing f-8 but no luck. Thank you all very

    AIM: fp863
    Prodigy, Feb 2, 2005
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    JJO Guest

    Just a thought but CD drives are dirt cheap. Why not pick up another and
    replace your bad drive. I am sure it won't set you back more that about
    $15-20. Even if you had managed to install the OS and then the drive died,
    you are sure to need a CD drive for something soon.

    John O.
    JJO, Feb 3, 2005
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