Why do I get an error saying operating system not found when I try to start my computer?

by on November 10, 2010

Q: I have a Compaq and when I turn it on you hear a continuous clicking “spinning” sound and get the message saying operating system not found on any device press any key to try again. Please help.


One Response to “Why do I get an error saying operating system not found when I try to start my computer?”
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    Your harddrive has most likely failed and will need to be replaced. The data on this drive may not be recoverable, or if it is might need to go to a special recovery service.

    You can either replace the drive yourself and reload your operating system or take the computer to a local professional and have them do this work for you. If you need data on the drive, talk to the local professional about data recovery options.