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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hankod1903, Feb 3, 2003.

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  1. hankod1903

    hankod1903 Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2003
    I have an old Dell,which is or i should say was running windows 95. I ahve been having all kinds of trouble,know i have something new.
    When i turn the machine on and it is done loading.I get a black screen,with a message saying (MISSING OPERATING SYSTEM) wonder if you could tell me what the trouble is. from there i will be glad to fill you in on the rest of my troubles.

    Thank You,
  2. flawed_cat


    Jan 31, 2003
    "Missing Operating System"
    Well, that seems like a pretty good clue to me. :D
    1) It could be as simple as a bad cable connection to the HDD.
    2) It could be a crashed HDD.
    3) It could be the Bios no longer sees the HDD.
    4) or it could be the OS is no longer installed.

    If you boot from your floppy disc and run FDISK at the A:> prompt
    it will let you know if "No fixed disc found." Meaning it doesn't
    see the HDD because of one of the above.

    If you need a boot disc look here:
  3. ladynimue


    Jan 19, 2003
    have you checked battery, my friends computer with 95 on had same problem. We bought new battery ,then had to boot it up twice but then it came on no problem. This was rather good because we did not know what we were doing and computer shop said it was major problem. Been running fine ever since

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