Operating system Tags: CD-Rom Windows XP Laptops Last response: February 17, 2010 3:08 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share swetpea February 17, 2010 2:21:59 PM my trek 11 says on screen Missing operating system I have windows xp on cd but don't know to install it. can you please help. Swetpea@chorus.net (608)988-4228 More about : operating system Anonymous a b D Laptop February 17, 2010 2:32:18 PM If the machine worked previously it could be your hard drive has failed. swetpea February 17, 2010 2:48:06 PM I don't know if it worked before, I just bought it. Is there some way to check the harddrive. Thanks Ron Related resources Operating System not found puzzle - Forum Best operating system for a gaming PC? - Forum Install new operating system on laptop - Forum New SSD / ' Operating System Not Found' Issue - Forum Whats the best operating system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b D Laptop February 17, 2010 2:53:05 PM If you just bought it secondhand, perhaps the previous owner wiped the drive for security reasons. I would try to install XP, if the hard drive is faulty you'll soon find out. frozenlead a b D Laptop February 17, 2010 3:08:35 PM Quote: I would try to install XP, if the hard drive is faulty you'll soon find out. +1 Just insert the Windows CD, and when it says press any key to boot from CD, do so. If it never prompts you to, you need to set the BIOS to boot from the CD drive before the hard disk. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMissing Operating System on Backup HD ForumRestore operating system ForumWhy to do if my gateway desktop says missing operating system ForumHow do i reload my windows vista operating system ForumOperating System ForumOperating System ForumGA-970A-D3 "Loading Operating System " problem ForumChoose an operating system -keep coming on. ForumHow to convert japanese windows 8 operating system to english ForumSony Viao VPCEB32FM Operating System Not Found ForumOperating system Forum[HELP]Missing operating system ForumOperating System Not Found Hard Drive Damage Won't Boot from Disc ForumYour main mobile operating system for 2013? ForumWindows 7 missing operating system error More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !