Laptops forum

General discussion

operating system not found

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and installed an 80 gig. Seagate HD. The failed one was an 80 gig. western digital. I have set the CMOS to install windows from the cd-rom, the CMOS are very simple and there isn't much else that can be done there. I thought that the new HD was broke so tried another one and I still get this message "no operating system found". I'm wondering if Acer has
the bios programed for just them to install the HD?
I just don't understand whats going wrong, then I put the Windows disc in the cd-rom I hear it spinning then it stops and says no operating system found. Any ideas what going wrong here?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: operating system not found
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: operating system not found
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Tell more. Age too.

In reply to: operating system not found

When CDROMs age they can lose the ability to boot but work fine in other ways. I keep a laptop CDROM drive handy to test for that issue.

Bob

Collapse -
good cd rom

In reply to: Tell more. Age too.

cd-rom is working fine, plus i cleaned the lens.

Collapse -
Not working fine.

In reply to: good cd rom

Otherwise you could have booted your XP CD.

If you insist the drive is fine and the BIOS is set proper then the CDs are defective.

Bob

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

SMART HOME

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.