I'm in Desperate Need of Computer help :'(

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  1. AngelSynth

    AngelSynth Banned

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    damn, bad news...

    I recently lost my internet connection on my home PC...

    I did the whole ipconfig /renew thing in command prompt and nothing...

    reset the router... nothing...

    then, I click "Shut down"

    the computer shuts down fine...

    I restart my computer, after about 5 seconds, I get a very disturbing error message (I almost shat myself)

    "Missing Operating System_"

    I say "holy mother f**ked up s**t!" in front of my sister who is 10 years old, and my mom flips out

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    I need help, desperately bad, the computer was running perfectly before, now I get that horrifying "missing OS" message upon every startup...

    I believe it has something to do with the boot partition, but I am not sure :'(

    any help would be greatly appreciated
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    youll prolly have to restore, what OS are you on?
  3. AngelSynth

    AngelSynth Banned

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    Windows XP

    I have a feeling the boot partition is shot :/
  4. mikesgroove

    mikesgroove New Member

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    If you have a Mac stick in the OS DVD and run disc utility and see what it tells you. You might be able to repair from there. I'm not sure if there's a windows equivalent.
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    well how do you feel about restoring?
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    AngelSynth Banned

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    really f'ing NOT GOOD

    there's a lot of stuff on this computer

    I can't afford to lose any of the files stored on the HD

    there's about 250+ gigs of files...

    any way to back them up??
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    well, how much space was left?

    like, at the xp install screen you can make a new partition and it should be prolly about 8gbs, then maybe once its installed you can see the files on the other partition. and back them up then restore again with the partition full
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    exit1010 Well-Known Member

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    wow!!! that is some heavy stuff you got there....

    well is it vista or xp?

    if vista.
    1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)
    2. Click on the Backup and Restore Center icon.
    3. Click the Restore Files button.
    NOTE: To restore a backup not shown here, click Advanced restore instead and click Advanced restore (Restore files from a backup made on another computer).

    4. Dot what you want to restore, latest or older backup files, and click Next.

    5. Select the files and folders to restore and click Next. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: This will be from the backup file that you selected in step 4. If it is not here, then click Search to navigate to the backup files location.

    A) To Remove the Selected Backup - Click the Remove button.

    B) To Remove All the Backups Listed Here - Click the Remove all button.


    6. Select where you want to restore the files to and click Start Restore.
    NOTE: Normally you would pick Original Location to replace the files with the backup files. Otherwise, you can save the backup files to another location to manually replace the files you want with the backups.

    7. You will now see the progress window.

    8. If you already have a copy or older copy of the file in that location from step 6, then you will see this window below. If not, then you will see step 9 below.

    A) Just click Copy and Replace to replace the file with the backup copy of the file.

    9. When the restore is completed, you will see this window. Click Finish.

    if xp
    Log on to Windows as Administrator.
    2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
    3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
    4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
    5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
    6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page appears.
    7. Click OK.
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    yeah but guys he cant even turn on the computer.

    maybe try putting in a new HD and then installing your old one after, im sure theres a way to get your files back

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