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When computer is turned on, I recieve the message: Error Loading Operating System. I want to reformat the hard drive but don't know how to get past this message to even type A:.... Please help!!! Many thanks.
11/10/2003  |  (Forums)

For some reason, I'm getting an "Error Loading Operating System" message just after the startup screen. I don't know if this is a BIOS problem, but I've got the Windows XP install disk...
9/8/2004  |  (Forums)

Turned on my inspiron 2600 today and it says "Error Loading Operating System"???...I havent loaded any software or anything for a long time...I used it last nite and everything was normal...NEED HELP!!!
7/4/2004  |  (Forums)

after removing my hard drive then replacing it again, i now cant load xp. I get the message error loading operating system. any ideas how to fix this? I have cleared my NVRAM already.
2/4/2006  |  (Forums)

When computer is turned on, I recieve the message: Error Loading Operating System. I thought the computer had Windows 98 on it but it has windows 95 - I tried to load windows xp....... I am told that...
11/22/2003  |  (Forums)

...it will turn on and get passed the dell startup screen, but then it goes to a black screen that says "error loading operating system" in the top left. i tried calling dell tech suport, i was on hold for quite a long time and they told...
2/2/2005  |  (Forums)

...need to be installed first, and on the primary partition). Now whenever I boot up the machine, I get an 'Error loading operating system' 'Press any key to continue' message. I tried doing a format on the hard drive via a recovery boot...
2/19/2004  |  (Forums)

...working until he decided to restart. Now we get NO operating systems - NONE. I have a black screen with this message: "error loading operating system". He also informed me that he partitioned the...
10/23/2005  |  (Forums)

lsiy Dear leee488, Thanks but no thanks to your advice.The link you gave says: Does not ship to Philippines. Well,I happen to live in the Philippines. It was just an example. You don't have to take the "advice' literally.

What I mean is,compatibility wise,my old Vista OS worked fine before I switched to W7.It just stopped working and I have to re-install the Vista OS.Unfortunately,I don't have the original OS CD,so,I took chance with the W7 installer and that's how this trouble begun.

Dear leee488, Thanks but no thanks to your advice.The link you gave says: Does not ship to Philippines. Well,I happen to live in the Philippines.

I am not going to spend that much money on a new hard drive.My laptop is old.Maybe getting a Windows Vista OS installer will make my expenses less,don't you think so?Something that will be compatible to my old existing hard drive which I think still works?

...through the Windows XP setup but now all I see is a "ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM" on reboot. Any ideas on this one? I thought...seems to be ok. I'm about ready to TOSS this system-- sad as that sounds.
8/4/2005  |  (Forums)

I am not going to spend that much money on a new hard drive.My laptop is old.Maybe getting a Windows Vista OS installer will make my expenses less,don't you think so?Something that will be compatible to my old existing hard drive which I think still works?

Try reseating the drive - -remove and reinstall it. If the problem persists, you have either a drive that's slow to spin up, or a bad mainboard - the drive is well under $100 to replace, vs $400+ for a board, so if the problem persists, try a new drive first.

Besides that ,my old hard drive works fine with it's former Vista OS before I switched to W7.So maybe I'm right that it has something to do with the W7 OS installer.Maybe I just have to find a compatible installer and one that is genuine.

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Why would you replace the hardware because of a virus. At worst you would just have to reformat the hard drive and reinstall. The CD drive has nothing to do with the virus, a virus will not damage it. HERE is the Dell XP install instructions, check them over to see if you are missing any steps.

installed new hd and new cd drive because of virus. i get past POST,i am able to get to setup menu. put in windows xp driver and boot form cd. but get error loading operating system msg. when i go to f12 boot menu donot have diagnostics option. any help please.
2/20/2010  |  (Forums)

...XP. I replaced the 20GB HDD with a 80 GB HDD running XP as well. Upon boot, I get a black screen with "Error Loading Operating System" at the top. I thought it was a bios issue. So I updated the bios from A03 to A09. But no luck. The new...
2/16/2010  |  (Forums)

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