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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 8:56:02 PM

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On My eMachines desktop, when I turn it on, the emachines logo comes up and
then a message comes up saying Operating System Not Found. No other keys work
nor I can start it in safe mode.

I know for sure, I have not installed any new hardware on the machine, but
two days ago, i used a virus checker software which "cleaned" about 12
registry entries. I know what everyone would say... OOOPSS!!

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July 20, 2005 11:33:59 PM

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Did you try disconnecting and re-connecting the hard drive cables?
Does your BIOS see a hard drive?

"Operating System Not Found" <Operating System Not
Found@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EB2C2370-F490-49F4-90AA-C3EFA5487DD3@microsoft.com...
> On My eMachines desktop, when I turn it on, the emachines logo comes up
> and
> then a message comes up saying Operating System Not Found. No other keys
> work
> nor I can start it in safe mode.
>
> I know for sure, I have not installed any new hardware on the machine, but
> two days ago, i used a virus checker software which "cleaned" about 12
> registry entries. I know what everyone would say... OOOPSS!!
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 5:07:59 AM

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visit my website http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq
button and take a look at question 86

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org


"Operating System Not Found" <Operating System Not
Found@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EB2C2370-F490-49F4-90AA-C3EFA5487DD3@microsoft.com...
> On My eMachines desktop, when I turn it on, the emachines logo comes up
> and
> then a message comes up saying Operating System Not Found. No other keys
> work
> nor I can start it in safe mode.
>
> I know for sure, I have not installed any new hardware on the machine, but
> two days ago, i used a virus checker software which "cleaned" about 12
> registry entries. I know what everyone would say... OOOPSS!!
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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 5:08:00 AM

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Roger That.. I just read the question and the instructions. Its a long night
ahead I guess....

Thanks a bunch.

"John Barnett MVP" wrote:

> visit my website http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq
> button and take a look at question 86
>
> --
> John Barnett MVP
> Associate Expert
> http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>
>
> "Operating System Not Found" <Operating System Not
> Found@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EB2C2370-F490-49F4-90AA-C3EFA5487DD3@microsoft.com...
> > On My eMachines desktop, when I turn it on, the emachines logo comes up
> > and
> > then a message comes up saying Operating System Not Found. No other keys
> > work
> > nor I can start it in safe mode.
> >
> > I know for sure, I have not installed any new hardware on the machine, but
> > two days ago, i used a virus checker software which "cleaned" about 12
> > registry entries. I know what everyone would say... OOOPSS!!
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 5:08:00 AM

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In the BIOS Setup utility screen, where do i see my harddrive listed. It has
Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, Exit Menus.

I could not find Standard CMOS Setup.

"John Barnett MVP" wrote:

> visit my website http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq
> button and take a look at question 86
>
> --
> John Barnett MVP
> Associate Expert
> http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>
>
> "Operating System Not Found" <Operating System Not
> Found@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EB2C2370-F490-49F4-90AA-C3EFA5487DD3@microsoft.com...
> > On My eMachines desktop, when I turn it on, the emachines logo comes up
> > and
> > then a message comes up saying Operating System Not Found. No other keys
> > work
> > nor I can start it in safe mode.
> >
> > I know for sure, I have not installed any new hardware on the machine, but
> > two days ago, i used a virus checker software which "cleaned" about 12
> > registry entries. I know what everyone would say... OOOPSS!!
>
>
>
July 21, 2005 5:08:01 AM

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I suppose it may not be in all bios'...but some have the IDE devices listed.
And I suppose where depends on who's bios you're using.

"Operating System Not Found"
<OperatingSystemNotFound@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2AAA2D28-9392-435C-A2AE-A8DA2BFB4037@microsoft.com...
> In the BIOS Setup utility screen, where do i see my harddrive listed. It
> has
> Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, Exit Menus.
>
> I could not find Standard CMOS Setup.
>
> "John Barnett MVP" wrote:
>
>> visit my website http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Win XP Faq
>> button and take a look at question 86
>>
>> --
>> John Barnett MVP
>> Associate Expert
>> http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Operating System Not Found" <Operating System Not
>> Found@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:EB2C2370-F490-49F4-90AA-C3EFA5487DD3@microsoft.com...
>> > On My eMachines desktop, when I turn it on, the emachines logo comes up
>> > and
>> > then a message comes up saying Operating System Not Found. No other
>> > keys
>> > work
>> > nor I can start it in safe mode.
>> >
>> > I know for sure, I have not installed any new hardware on the machine,
>> > but
>> > two days ago, i used a virus checker software which "cleaned" about 12
>> > registry entries. I know what everyone would say... OOOPSS!!
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 6:02:34 PM

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Operating System Not Found wrote:

> On My eMachines desktop, when I turn it on, the emachines logo comes up and
> then a message comes up saying Operating System Not Found. No other keys work
> nor I can start it in safe mode.
>
> I know for sure, I have not installed any new hardware on the machine, but
> two days ago, i used a virus checker software which "cleaned" about 12
> registry entries. I know what everyone would say... OOOPSS!!

Is there a diskette in the floppy drive?

Steve
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 10:04:59 AM

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The message means that the boot device was found, but the boot files were
unable to be located. The boot sector was found.
Could be a non-bootable floppy set to boot.
Could be a damaged primary, active partition boot record.
Solution is obvious when using the Repar Console on the XP install CD if the
latter.

"Operating System Not Found" <Operating System Not
Found@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EB2C2370-F490-49F4-90AA-C3EFA5487DD3@microsoft.com...
> On My eMachines desktop, when I turn it on, the emachines logo comes up
and
> then a message comes up saying Operating System Not Found. No other keys
work
> nor I can start it in safe mode.
>
> I know for sure, I have not installed any new hardware on the machine, but
> two days ago, i used a virus checker software which "cleaned" about 12
> registry entries. I know what everyone would say... OOOPSS!!
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