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Windows 7: Docking Station laptop Missing Operating System

03 Jun 2011   #1
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Docking Station laptop Missing Operating System

Every time I restart my laptop on a docking station, I get an error saying missing operating system. When I take the laptop off the docking station and reboot from there, it works fine.


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03 Jun 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does your docking station contain a hard drive, or a hard drive bay? How about an external drive connected?

Boot it from the docking station and check the BIOS boot order.
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03 Jun 2011   #3
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Does your docking station contain a hard drive, or a hard drive bay? How about an external drive connected?

Boot it from the docking station and check the BIOS boot order.
We had this problem recently, too. Someone tried to boot their laptop with a USB key in it and the BIOS was set to boot from a remobable device first.
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03 Jun 2011   #4
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I think mine is set to CD first, but I don't have a CD in
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04 Jun 2011   #5
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
I think mine is set to CD first, but I don't have a CD in
Definitely nothing plugged in to it, though? (USB-wise)
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04 Jun 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Is the dock only for power or connecting to other PC's? The boot order should be CD/Removeable drive(includes USB flash)/Hard drive. It will skip them until the OS finds a boot file.
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05 Jun 2011   #7
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yes, it is CD first. I take it off the dock, and starts fine.
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05 Jun 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What about does the dock have a hard drive.
Does the dock only provide power?
Will it work by rebooting off the dock then putting it in?
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07 Jun 2011   #9
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

So, I think it was my mistake. I had 2 USB flash drives plugged into the monitor, but I have dual screens so they're both hidden behind one another. I think that was the problem.
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07 Jun 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
So, I think it was my mistake. I had 2 USB flash drives plugged into the monitor, but I have dual screens so they're both hidden behind one another. I think that was the problem.
LOL, that could do it.
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