Msg#: 3261606 posted 4:23 pm on Feb 23, 2007 (gmt 0)
I turned my HP Omnibook on today and it comes up to a black screen with "Operating System Not Found". That's it, that's all. On my home computer (XP Pro) I created a XP Boot disc on cd. I can get into the BIOS and have it set to boot to 1) CD 2) Floppy, 3) HD. It never hits my cd rom. I then created a DOS boot disc on floppy and can boot to an a;\> prompt. But if I try to change directories I get "Invalid Drive Specification". Please don't ask why, but the notebook was running Windows ME. I want to go ahead an upgrade to XP but can't get it to boot from the CD rom. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Msg#: 3261606 posted 10:24 pm on Feb 23, 2007 (gmt 0)
When you pick up a new hard drive also get a 2.5" external drive enclosure. After your new drive is set up, search around for data or file recovery software. Many of the products are "play before you pay" so you can first see what can be recovered by the product before ponying up the cash. Try a couple of them if you have to, but you might be able to recover a lot of your files