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Toshiba P30 All I get after I turn on is missing operating system


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That is a problem when the hard drive fails or the operating system is not installed. Has this computer ever worked that you know of? Is the hard drive installed?
\015\012\015\012I\015\012can't fix this for you, but if I helped you get it fixed, please rate it as a\015\012fixya not a helpful rating. These ratings let me be allowed to help you\015\012and others in the future.
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\015\012\015\012 What make of hard drive is in it?
\015\012\015\012Figure out what brand hard drive it is first. Then go to the website of the manufacturer.
\015\012\015\012While you are on the site look for software for hard drive\015\012repair. It could be listed in many\015\012ways. Download the windows version if\015\012you have another computer to test this in. \015\012If you do not have another computer to test this in you will have to use\015\012the Dos version. The instructions will\015\012come with the siftware.
\015\012\015\012Then you will go through these steps.
\015\012\015\012 Do you have another computer that you can use to\015\012check the hard drive? If you have another computer or access to another\015\012computer you can download a hard drive utility that can diagnose and possible\015\012repair the hard drive. Is it a SATA hard drive? If it is a SATA\015\012hard drive you can plug it directly into another computer that has a SATA cable.\015\012If it is not SATA you will need to buy a converter so that you can hook it up\015\012to the other computer. This will be an\015\012external slim hard drive enclosure. A desktop hard drive can be put in another\015\012desktop and used as a slave drive. Just\015\012make sure that you look at the back of the Hard Drive and make put the jumper\015\012on the slave pins. Then you can run the test through the other computer to\015\012test the Hard Drive. The test will let\015\012you know if the Hard Drive is bad or not. \015\012If you can see your files on the drive you might want to back them up\015\012before you start the test. If it comes\015\012back as good go to the next step.
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\015\012\015\012FIX BOOT
\015\012\015\012You can boot it up with the recovery CD and run through it\015\012as if you were doing a setup and then when the second repaircomes up..... hit\015\012repair. This should repair any problem with the operating system. \015\012If you want to try the simple way... use the first repair that comes up. \015\012When the screen comes up with a blinking curser hit the number 1 then\015\012Enter........ When it ask you for a password hit enter. There should not\015\012be a password unless someone has put one in it. If there is a password it\015\012should be your master password.
\015\012Then type fixmbr and hit enter. This will fix your master boot\015\012record. If that does not work use the second repair. Sounds\015\012complicated but it is not.
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