September 21st, 2000, 09:05 AM
[RESOLVED] dead HDD or M/B ?
I got a Canon Innova Laptop that wont boot. The bios recognizes the HDD but upon bootup it comes "no operating system found".
Using a boot disk, it will still not boot.
Using a Partition Magic boot disk, it starts the program, then stalls just before it shows the details.
So, is this a dead hard drive or could it be the motherboard??
October 6th, 2000, 12:20 AM
Have you tried booting to a boot disk with the HDD out of the system?
If it boots ok that way, then you have the answer...Bad HDD. If it won't, the it's time for a M/B.
October 6th, 2000, 02:03 PM
actually before you replace the MB, you might want to reseat the mem first and try again.
Make sure all the screws are tight as well.
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October 7th, 2000, 10:42 PM
Reseat the RAM and the processor, but it sounds like MoBo to me....Also, remove any Peripheals or PCMIA cards before you boot.