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"error reading operating system"????

by doaf518 / August 10, 2008 9:01 AM PDT

when i turn on my computer it gives me the message "error reading operating system" i don't understand why? it never gave me the blue screen or anything i just shut it down normally and then the next time i wanted to start it up it gives me this message. the operating system is windows 2000 professional if that makes a difference.

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Have you tried a new hard disk?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 9:15 AM PDT

Slip out the old drive, put in a new one, install the OS and later add the old drive as slave to copy over your files.

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i dont have a spare hard drive
by doaf518 / August 10, 2008 10:02 AM PDT

do u have another solution???

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Spares are at shops all over.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 11:32 AM PDT

And the price has never been better. Or then again, just replace the entire machine.

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