Having problems with your Dell InspironTM 1501 Notebook ?

How do i fix my computer when it show only a black screen and in word say, operating system not found


Answers :

Check your hard drive, that is where your operating system is. The BIOS chip is booting up and giving you that message. so that's a sign that everything else is working.

I suggest that you take your hard drive out and connect it as a secondary drive in someone else's computer to try to get everything important off of it before you try to use a recovery partition or recovery disks.
A few problems cause this error.

Your hard drive could have stopped working or is damaged. Your BIOS could have stopped recognizing your hard drive. You could have corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR).

I would start at your BIOS, check to see that it recognizes your hard drive.

Next i would find your XP disk and put it in the cd/dvd tray then boot up. You want to enter the "recovery console". When you are to the point of being able to input commands in recovery console, you want to use the command of "fixmbr" on your main partition (C:).

Hope this helps.
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