1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Operating System Not Found!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fly2void, Apr 27, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. fly2void

    fly2void Thread Starter

    Apr 27, 2004
    I have an HP Pavilion with Win XP and I recently tried attaching a secondary hard drive while my computer was running. It installed....then I pulled it back out of the plugs......a blue screen popped up and I shut of my computer. When I turned it back on...a black screen suddenly came up saying Operating System Not Found.....PLEASE HELP!! My original hard drive is stil plugged in and has been the whole time.....
  2. coderitr


    Oct 12, 2003
    Remove the power cord from the back of the computer. Most computers these days don't have a truly "off" state but just go into a hibernation when you Start -> Shutdown. Depriving it of electricity for at least five minutes should do the trick.

    Secondly, check the jumpers on your original hard drive and the new one. One should be set to Master and the other one to Slave if they are on the same IDE channel.

    Welcome to TSG!!
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/224425

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice