If you are using Windows systems and often re-install operating system to get a faster and better computer performance, you won't be a stranger to these " operating system not found " error messages:. When you computer is booting, the BIOS will find a system on your hard drive to boot to. If there is not any system, the computer doesn't know where to go, so it gives you a message for troubleshooting. Below are the main reasons why Windows operating system is missing. Note that some third-party programs or disk operations can damage an MBR.
If you install this tool to your local hard disk, Windows Recovery Console is added as a choice on the Windows Startup menu. Could someone please give a detailed description as to how to do this? By booting up any computer to Recovery console says no hard drive virtual system, you can make troubleshoot and even install a new Windows system quickly. Sorry for being vague here, but I can't help if I don't know the contents of the. When MBR Recovery complete, restart your computer to see whether the operating system not found issue if resolved. If the computer is on, press and hold the Power button for 15 seconds to turn it off. We recommend you backup your data before you use this tool.
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Solution 1: Sign in to your Microsoft account on your computer Sign in to your Microsoft account. The variable destination is the directory for the new file. In many cases when you have XP pre installed on your computer the Recovery Console will not recognize your Administrator's password. Download Center Partners Support. Nice one, you almost got me. Find solutions to common Xbox Hard Recovery console says no hard drive problems. How long does it take to scan the drive? Why does Dell Diagnostics read the drive but the Recovery Console doesn't? Manuals and warranty info. Hi Bob, hopefully you are still checking this site, I have tried doing everything you said on using my recovery cd for Smoking getting pregnant recovery console but it just won't come up at all. Try signing in again later.
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However, when I did, it said that Windows could not detect any hard drives and could not continue. How do I fix my computer??? Why this happens lack of drive access is of interest to some. But first, you neglected to read or heed the forum Note which could have supplied why your issue is an issue.
Not a word about the machine, the drive, the connection and more. Can I ask if you are not seeing this note? If it's not showing, we'll report it on the forum feedback. The note reads: Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. This is why I don't place boot drives on such controllers. It can make both installation and repair difficult for owners.
Sorry, but there is not enough information about your machine to note what might fix it. Apologies for the lack of information.
I was in a hurry when I posted, and negelected to read the note. It has a Pentium 4, 3. It has 2 RAID 0 hard drives which, based on your previous post, would seem to be the cause of the detection problem. The operatiing system is Windows XP Professional Edition, which was pre-installed on the computer my the manufacturer.
That is all I can think of at the moment I'm at uni at the moment and don't have access to the documentation at the moment. If you require any other information, please let me know so I can get it for you.
Once again, I apologise for not providing this information the first time. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. The RAID is the issue. If Dell did this, it's time to make a call and ask how this was done. Guessing will not be a good idea. The XP CD version matters as well. But we need that disk. Problem solved - Windows boots again!!! Thank you very much for your help. Cheers, Adam. I have the same problem, and I have my drivers disk for my hard drive.
However, it is a floppy disk and I do not have a floppy disk drive on my computer. It asks to put the manufacturer's disk in the A: drive but that drive doesn't exist. I tried putting the files from the floppy disk on to a cd, but it does not read it because it isn't in drive A: Do I have to install a floppy disk drive for it to work?
Or is there a way around it so I can have the recovery console read the drivers that I have put on a cd. Thanks for any insight you can lay on this one. Advanced users can edit the. INF file to remove the hardcoded reference to A: on that diskette. Add a floppy drive. It's cheap. Edit the. INF file but that can be advanced.
I am having the same problem that this person is dealing with. It is asking me to add insert into the A drive. I have an A drive, but I do not have the files on floppy disks, only CD.
I am also not an ''Advanced user''. Could someone please give a detailed description as to how to do this? Obviously saying ''that can be advanced'' does not help the problem we seem to be having All help is appreciated, thanks guys. Sorry for being vague here, but I can't help if I don't know the contents of the.
INF file. But the simple issue is that one edits the. INF file that is included with the driver to remove the reference to A: Sadly, if you can't edit a file, then let's not call this a solution. Time to call the machine's supplier and get the right CD. I rebooted and tried to access the Recovery Console. However, my hard drives could not be detected by the setup so I could not enter the Recovery Console. Finally, after some help from you, I figured it out and now I can access the Recovery Console.
When you are finished with this procedure, a registry is created that you can use to boot back into WinXP. I looked in the directory and isn't there. So I guess my question is: How do I get the file there? Thanks so much, any help will be much appreciated. This is a bum install. Start again and get the machine's maker to tell you the exact install steps. If you're missing hardware floppy drive, CD disk then fix that. I've seen people lose a few months over simple missing parts.
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Likely a repair install job. Additional Information. That's it. Problem solved. Seems like the cheap fix. So what do I do then? Thanks Eric. In review. I'm having same problem. Installing this OS can be 'advanced'. You have missed something. Why repair? Back to Windows Legacy OS forum. Discussion Type.
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Latest tutorials. To do this: On your controller, press the Guide button and then press X to sign out. Joined: Jan 14, Messages: 22, Hi Bob, hopefully you are still checking this site, I have tried doing everything you said on using my recovery cd for the recovery console but it just won't come up at all. Not all items are transferable. If you don't have any technical know-how and want to minimize data risks, using third-party software could be a better choice.
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Previous Next Sort by votes. Feb 12, 88 0 18, 0. Hi all, I have a friends Gateway laptop that won't boot. This made me think that the hard drive failed. So I booted from a ubuntu ISO disk and was able to see some windows files on the hard disk. I am now under the assumption that the hard drive is in working order but still cannot access recovery console. I used my disk just for recovery console on it. If anyone knows what to do next I would appreciate some help with this. Thank you. Saga Lout Olde English Moderator.
Mar 31, 22, 73 73, 1, I did not have to mount it. Thanks for your response Saga Lout. How exactly do I go about "rescuing my friends data" with the Ubuntu live disk? As I said I don't know much about Ubuntu and haven't worked with the "live disk when the hard drive is inaccessible" concept much either. Oct 2, 15, 0 53, Does the hard drive show up in the BIOS? Saga Lout :.
Ubuntu doesn't have My Music or My Pictures so you were looking at your own files. At that point you can copy them and paste them into a memory stick or other external hard disk. This isn't a fix but a cautionary move to make the data safe so you can reinstall XP if you have to while having a copy of all your files in a safe place. The drives will show up in Ubuntu by their size so your hard disk will be the largest option and a stick wll show up as 8Gb, for example.
Installing the software couldn't have physically damaged the hard drive. If that's what the issue is, it's just coincidence. Does the drive show in the BIOS? Thank you for your response Saga Lout! I will try to copy the folders to a flash stick and see if it renders anything on another computer.
Don't despair for your files if those folders are empty - Windows frequently leaves those and creates new ones of the same name within My Documents, for reasons I've never understood, so your music and photos may still be in there somewhere.
Given that you need a new hard disk anyway, you could take yours out and buy a converter to connect it to another computer via USB if you prefer navigating files in Windows rather than Linux. Hello again Saga Lout, How would turning it into an external hard drive help if the disk is physically damaged?
Would I be able to some how access files on the drive in this manner? Perhaps I could replace the corrupted file this way as well. It's only for recovery purposes - I doubt you could trust it again even if you pumped in a clean copy of a corrupted file. Yes I understand that part but you are suggesting that I should still be able to access other files on this hard drive by installing it in an enclosure and plugging it in to my other PC?
May 29, 3, 1 23, I guess we'll never know! But but but - it got as far as calling up the Registry before it fell over, Tig! It was only at the attempt at repairing that when XP couldn't see the disk, pointing to a mounting problem. It became obvious things were not as bad as they first looked. If it doesn't fix your problem you can still copy all your files out later, and you can "undo" everything you do.
If you have your LAN drivers handy, ERD will load those drivers a bit later into loading and you can network your dead Windows computer files out to another machine easily.
Often just doing that brings things back from the dead who knows why? You can't transfer an OS from one HD to another. That takes a new install. I was quite sure of that but wanted to double check. Does anyone know where I can download the file and paste it in? If you're going to toss the Windows install anyway, try the ERD Explorer repair, what if it fixed it? If you can restore the critical registry files, and do a restore point rollback, it all works again.
If it works, go remove all passwords, and then put them back so you won't have a password issue someday in repair console, a small probability anyway. Even if it doesn't work, you can still copy out the files you want to save. You must log in or register to reply here. Post thread. Power Supplies. Reviews comments. Started by iamkhallid23 Yesterday at AM Replies: 3.
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