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\015 When turning off my sony viao lap top it was taking a very long time and as i had to get off the train I just closed it. When I turned it on the next day after a little while a message comes up operating system not found. I tried to find my original discs but was unable to. Help\015

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You're on the right track. For whatever reason it failed an operating system repair is in order. You need to use the same operating system XP Home / Pro / MCE as was originally on the unit. Mayve a relative of friend. Don't use restore disks. These will erase everything on the drive.
You will need a some type of OS disk to start the laptop up to see if the Hard Drive is working. Sometimes, virus may damage the OS and create problem such as this. So.. 1. input OS disc and setup so that it will boot up from CD-Rom. 2. If the data in HD is readable, order setup disc from Sony. Running regular OS may not have all the drivers for the accessories of your laptop. Good luck.
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