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Error loading operating system!!!

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Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 10:55:10

shit.

Updating and synching iPhone. Switched off kaspersky as otherwise it times out. All seems ok. Computer needs to shut down and restart. No problems there except now it won't restart and just had 'error losing operating system' message.

Any ideas?

bubbles4 Wed 22-Jun-11 11:09:58

Is it a laptop or desktop? Also what make is it and what version of Windows does it have?

Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 11:15:57

Desktop
Lenovo make
Windows xp I think

Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 11:17:06

Actually it's IBM I just noticed

bubbles4 Wed 22-Jun-11 11:21:01

It could be a failing hard drive,can you see the model number anywhere or do you know if it has a recovery partition.

Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 11:24:48

Am clueless

Model number Lmh7812?

Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 11:27:07

DH away of course
Will call him. Bet he hasn't back up although he hasbeen threatening to.

bubbles4 Wed 22-Jun-11 11:30:51

Can you remember if an xp installation disc came with the computer when you bought it?

Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 11:39:13

I'm sure we have somewhere! A bit afraid to mess with it. Will see if I can get someone out from DH's office IT dept.

Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 11:40:13

Thanks for help!

bubbles4 Wed 22-Jun-11 11:43:08

Your welcome.i will admit that you probably need someone more knowledgeable than me,but I try to help if I can.

Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 11:47:48

I'm sure you would be able to help. I'm the tech incompetent!

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