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Old 01-22-2005, 08:20 AM   #1
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"Operating system not found"

That's the message I get when I turn on my 7 year old Gateway. The operating system is Windows 98 SE.

What should I do?

Thanks a bunch in advance.
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Old 01-22-2005, 01:03 PM   #2
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Are you still running on your original hard drive? If so, it may be a bad drive. 7 years old!! yikes...

Another thing, check your BIOS to see if the HD is detected. If not, it may well be a failure.
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Old 01-22-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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I used my Norton Zip Rescue Boot Disks from 5/04 and it's working now. It's just a backup machine, but I still need to transfer some files to the new computer.

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Oh and ok, that too. Forgot to mention boot disk. My mom's has an IBM Aptiva that is 10 years old!!! Still ticking. But no way she can get it upgraded. Must get new computer.
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