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Operation System Not Found

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Pavilion Entertainment dv6700
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Hi, I have a problem with my laptop. It keeps on saying Operation System Not Found when I load it up. So, I need help fixing that. It will just stay on that screen. Help me please!

 

 

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@SamHales

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

In a PC that old, that error message most likely means that the filesystem has been corrupted due to the hard drive failing.

 

Please follow these steps:
1) Press Esc key repeatedly, several times a second, while rebooting the laptop. Do NOT hold the key down, just press it over and over.
2) Eventually, you will see an HP Startup Menu -- that will look similar to the image below ...
HP Startup Menu.jpg

3) press the Function key for testing the hard drive (usually F2) and let it run.

Please report back the test results.

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