operating system not found

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by pope10, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. pope10

    pope10 Guest

    During a boot up(win98)..I received a message O S not found..Bestbuy di
    a diagnostic check and told me that compaq does not load a full Syste
    restore on the single restore disk(oem)..They tell me it is a 2 dis
    set?? My restore disk when installed comes up in spanish..Say
    something about contacting compaq? Could this be true?? P.s iv'e eve
    tried a new hardrive..Still no help..Any help would be GREATL
    pope10, Mar 12, 2005
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  2. pope10

    HH Guest

    The Recovery CD that shipped with many units required the D:System_sav or
    recovery partition to be intact in order to restore the original software
    image on the hard drive. A full QuickRestore CD set is required if that
    partition is missing or damaged. Unfortunately, when Microsoft dropped
    support for all Win 9X versions prior to WinMe, HP/Compaq stopped offering
    QR sets for those. you may have to purchase a full install CD of whatever Os
    you want to use and install from that.
    HH, Mar 13, 2005
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  3. pope10

    RWM Guest

    How about FIXMBR as a start?

    RWM, Mar 13, 2005
  4. pope10

    HH Guest

    Uh, do you mean FDISK /MBR ???

    HH, Mar 13, 2005
  5. pope10

    RWM Guest

    Yep, I was thinking W2K.... from the Recovery Console = FIXMBR (or
    FIXBOOT), also available in MS KB for NT4.
    RWM, Mar 13, 2005
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