Samsung desktop boots to a black screen with "Operatin system not found"

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  1. mach-zero

    mach-zero New Member

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    My friends Samsung desktop running windows xp-home suddenly started booting to a black screen with operating system not found. it seems the hard disk drive has failed, the cause is unknown to me.

    any ideas of what to do/check, otherwise it will be shipped back to customer service.

    thanks
     
  2. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    boot from cd and reinstall windows? :hs:
     
  3. PPI Typhoon

    PPI Typhoon Guest

    If you have a warranty, I'd use it and they'll more than likely replace it for you in fairly quick manner. There's either a problem with the hard drive or simply a bad boot sector. I've had it happen on several drives in the past 10 years.

    If you have a warranty, use it.
    If not, reformat and reinstall (if you can).
     
  4. timpm78

    timpm78 Correcting Hyudra's charts

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    Oh shit. You've got the redneck virus!
     

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