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Operating System not found

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kaibab, Dec 19, 2001.

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  1. kaibab

    kaibab Thread Starter

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    I have a Sony 300mhz with Windows 98. When I start my computer I get a blank black screen with the message in white text "Operating system not found". When I try the Restore CD, the first screen to appear is the screen with the Sony name. When this is finished, the second screen to appear is a blank white screen with a blinking black cursor. I tried pressing F3 when I was at the Sony screen, but still got the blank screen with blinking cursor. Any suggestions? Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Hi kaibab and welcome to TSG. Try the suggestions on this link. Sometimes the error is due to damaged system files. Booting with a write protected (to avoid cross infection if a virus is involved) startup disk and entering sys c: (from the a:\> prompt) may fix this.

    You should get a "system files transfered" message. Then remove the floppy and ctrl-alt-del to reboot. You can also try fdisk /mbr if that fails, but this should not be applied if there is more than 4 partitions or disk overlay software installed.

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000181.htm
     
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