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Pavilion DV6 - "no operating system found" message Options

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Shishio, Oct 1, 2011.

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  1. Shishio

    Shishio Thread Starter

    Apr 2, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    I have an HP Pavilion DV6500 (exact model is DV6680ej - only sold in Israel) running Windows Vista Home Premium.
    The notebook is 4 years old and yesterday when i turned it on after the battery died out it displayed a black screen with the message "no operating system found" (right after displaying the hp logo). Since then i used the F10 key to run the SELF-TEST for the HDD and after a quick check it displayed the error message "#10009 - Replace Hard Disk".
    The notebooke's CD/DVD drive does not work, so i used a bootable DOK USB to run the Vista Recovey CD (not the installation cd) and tried to use all of the recovey options with no avail. i also used the command prompt to enter bootrec commands i read in some thread but non of them worked returning SUCCESSFUL for fixmbr, fixboot and for RebuildBcd returning:

    "successfully scanned windows installations.
    Total identified windows installations: 0
    The operation completed successfully"

    Then i tried running Hiren's bootCD which contains many testing software and ran the Seagate SeaTools HDD Test (for dos) which after a couple of seconds returned a Failed message.
    I also ran Western Digital HDD diagnostic test and a after a couple of seconds it returned "Too many errors found" (or something like that).

    I tried entering safemode by pressing the F8 key on bootup but nothing happens.
    And when i got my hands on a Vista Installation CD (using DOK USB to load) i tried doing the same recovery steps i did with the Vista Recovey Disk and got the same results...
    now when i try to boot the notebook it just restarts continually after the hp bootup logo without displaying the "no operating system found" message.

    Is there anything else i can do or is my HDD surely dead?
    *another note: as mentioned earlier this happened right after the battery died out (while notebook was on) so maybe it could be some kind of weird battery problem...
    *edit: also the battery doesnt seem to be able to charge anymore and whenever i unplug the charger the notebook shuts down.

    Thanks a lot for all the help!

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