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Intermittent "Operating System Not Found" Errors.

by Servant / March 12, 2004 12:25 AM PST

Every now and then when I turn on my computer, I get an OS not found error. I use my computer everyday and I would say this happens about 1-2 times a month. My first thought was intermittent power supply problems. Anyone else have any ideas?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2004 1:11 AM PST
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by JMarchi / March 12, 2004 11:15 PM PST

This could also be due to a defective hard drive. Make sure you have a good backup of your data. When this happens it frequently means the hard drive has not spun up to speed in time, it could be due to power, but also to the drive having hardware problems.

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