You spin in your backup.
If your not making such a thing on a regular basis you just found out why you should.
Next step up is to contact dell and ask about getting recover media for your machine.
Be aware that using that media will wipe everything from your hdd.
So if there is anything you want to save you boot up a copy of linux and copy it out to some media.
Hello everyone, in a bit of a bind here. My sound was not working so I was on the internet trying to update my drives. Some 3rd party software started automatically downloading from some of the web pages and then my computer started acting slow. I get a notification saying that the startup of the the computer has changed. It was from iobit. Telling me that some program was added to the start up. And then I got multiple of them. I force restarted my computer and then I get the “Missing operating System” error. Even tapping f8 to get the recovery brings up the “missing operating system.” It’s worst because my mom through away the system recovery disks as she does with EVERYTHING. I have some windows 8 recovery disks from my laptop but I doubt they will work. I ran the diagnostics as I can still boot there and it found no issues..What else can I do?