I was using a program to clean my registry and other files and I accidentally deleted the operating syste?!! I think?
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro w/ windows xp and intel whatever.
When I turn on it does as usual and looks like its loading Windows, then I hear a loud beep and its just a blank screen.
The noise gets louder each time I turn it on and off and try it again. It sounds like my computer is about to explode.
Screen says some of this in this order:
Intel Pre-boot environment
media test failure
windows xp screen,
a lot of noise
then the beep.
If I boot it in a different order, I just get "no operating system , please connect to (something, forgot word) or insert the disk"
Hope this males sense to someone. I didn't explain it that well I guess.
First thing to check with a laptop is always whether it is over heating. Many laptops will admit a beep when overheating and then shut down. Prop the laptop up about 3 inches and have any household fan blowing towards the rear of the laptop while you try again. If that does not fix the problem, then yes windows is likely corrupted and you must run a repair. To do this insert the windows disk or recovery disk into the machine and continuously press any button such as [space] to get into the disk loading screen where you should follow the directions until you get to the point where you can hit repair. Have the disk scan your operating systems for errors and hopefully fix them. Since this rarely works you might then need to reinstall windows.