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Operating system not found

I try to boot up my pc and it gives me a msg operating system not found. If I restart the pc a couple of times it finally boots up. I've been in the bios and under hard drive it says none (sometimes). I've changed it to user instead of auto. I have also changed the cable. Same resuts. Any suggestions on what could be causing this to happen?

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Only happens sometimes,maybe bad connection or hard drive failing.Maybe a good time to make backups

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I backed up the first time I got it to boot again. Thanks for the info.

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This happened to me too, and I went through the same gyrations. Turned out to be defective hard-drive which was deteriorating. If you can get a boot, BACK-UP EVERYTHING you want to save! Do not wait, do not pass GO, do not collect $100!! Do it now! I lost everything when the HD (Seagate) died. Compaq sent me new HD free
(warranty), but info is gone.

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Please send me an e-mail through this forum. I have additional information.
8-)

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