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Windows 7: operating system not found

15 Feb 2010   #1

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operating system not found

I slightly droped my laptop on side of bed..wasn't a hard drop...now it says operating system not found..I bought the laptop from someobody so I don't have the Windows 7 cd...so I tried instaling xp from booting from cd....but says hard disk drivers not found..I read somewhere that someone had this problem..and took the laptop apart..and found something wasn't pluged that was making it say that...any other ideas thhan that guys?

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15 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

With 7 already preinstalled what was found unplugged? The data cable for the hard drive itself?

With new laptops seeing sata not ide drives the XP installer generally requires a separate sata driver disk made up for the particular chipset. This is why the XP installer is unable to detect any hard drive present.

Taking the laptop apart yourself wasn't the better move either especially if you lack experience in servicing them as well likely voiding any warranty still in effect on the unit. The best thing now to do would be bringing it into a repair shop that is authorized for that make of laptop and pay the service fee to see if the HD was damaged at all during the fall.

Most laptops as well as desktops have their own automatically system restore option seen rather then coming with recovery disks included. That restores the preinstalled version of Windows back to factory from the recovery partition tucked away on the drive itself. The first now however is finding out if and what was damaged if any was seen.
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16 Feb 2010   #3

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I have no idea what was damaged I'm assuming its the hard disk drive...I also don't know nething about hardwares...so is it possible that that whatever allows the computer to detect a hard drive have been disconected? Where I can open it and just plug it bacm in?
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16 Feb 2010   #4

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Sony eSupport - VGN-FS920 - Manuals / Specs / Warranty

Hi.
If you can, download manuals and see if you can find something out of place.
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16 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

When the laptop fell did it land on the floor directly or slide off something else and ending up there. Without knowing what type of impact the unit saw we are simply going to be wild guessing just what the actual problem is.

If nothing else is found disconnected you may be now looking at a cold solder point that let go from the fall or other damage. This is why bringing in for inspection at a repair shop is what you likely need there unless you find it's only something like a cable pulled out slightly.
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