Missing operating system
If you are receiving the Missing operating system error message it is recommended that you follow the below steps to resolve the issue.
Caution: Make sure this bootable diskette is designed for your operating system. For example, do not use a Window 98 bootable diskette and follow the below steps on a computer with Windows XP.
- Make sure no other CD or Floppy is in the computer. We also recommend disconnecting all USB drives, including any MP3 players.
- Using a write protected bootable diskette, boot from the diskette and at the prompt type "sys c:" after pressing enter this should give you the message system transferred. Once this has been completed, reboot the computer. If you get any other messages, see the Boot disk page.
- If the number one does not resolve your issue, boot from the diskette again and at the prompt type "fdisk /mbr" and press enter. This should just return you back to the prompt. Once back at the prompt, reboot the computer.
- Finally, if one and two are unable to resolve your issue, it is recommended that you boot from the boot diskette again and reinstall or format and reinstall the operating system.