"Operating System Not Found"
Computer : Toshiba Satellite Laptop
System : MS VISTA
On a few occasions in the last few days I have closed down the computer by "hibernate" which I frequently do.
On 3 occasions when restarting the screen went black and the message "operating system not found " popped up on the top left of the screen.
The first time this happened I turned it off manually and then restarted. The same message appeared. I turned it off again and then switched it back on a few minutes later, the OS loaded and all was normal again.
The second and third times it occurred I just switched it off manually and switched it back on , the OS loaded and it was normal again. It does not happen on every occasion when shifting to "hibernate" but enough times to be concerned.
I do not know if this is a sign of a serious problem with the software about to rear it's ugly head or not because this computer has been 100% reliable from new and has been used daily for about 3-4 years. At least I have a new back up lap top if this one plays up or eventually dies.
I have carried out a few "shut downs" and "restarts" and the machine did not replicate the problem when doing so although I expected it might.
Can anyone offer any comment on the likely cause of this problem. I have not added any new software or hardware of any kind to the machine in the past 9 months.