[SOLVED] Operating system not found on any devices

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Shamrock

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Last night when I 'woke' my computer up I got a quick flash of a screen message that said something about automatically updating Disk 3 CD rom. There were 3 loud 'clunk' sounds. Then the Compaq screen came on and after that the message 'operating system not found on any devices..press any key to try again. Nothing happened.
I turned the computer off then on again and got the clunk sounds again etc.... So I turned it off for the night.
This morning it started up normal... no clunks... it did say it was updating the cd rom disk 3 again but then it went in to the normal start up screen.

Could some sequence just have gotten 'out of whack?' and then it 'fixed' itself?
 

~Candy~

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Could you figure out where the 'clunking' sound was coming from? If it's coming from the hard drive....that is not a good sign....you may want to start backing things up..... :(
 
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What Aca said....

"Clunking" sounds are spinning objects
meeting metal resistance.

egad... back up your HDD while you can.
 

Shamrock

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Yes, it was the hard drive. Had to replace it... lost a lot of info... I know.... back up your info.... I did have some but not nearly enough backed up:(
 
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