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  1. graywoulf's Avatar
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.720
       #1

    No Operating System Found message on restart issue


    Greetings,

    I just did an upgrade from W7 HP to W10 Home and as I was doing some setting the new system up, I needed to do a restart. During the bootup sequence, the process stopped and I get the message of "No operating system found" which surprised me somewhat as this was one of the long time problems that I was having with W7. I was hoping that it had been repaired during the upgrade but I guess not.

    All I have to do when this occurs is to press the power button for two seconds and shut my laptop down then press the power button again and my laptop starts right up without the interruption. I have not made any changes to the bios settings so this is baffling to me. I hope that someone has a remedy. Thanks!
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,070
    windows 10
       #2

    Have you checked your hard drive as that is the most common cause of this problem check hd cables etc
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  3. idgat's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    How did you do the "upgrade" - in situ (i.e. over the top of the previous Win 7), or a clean install 9wipe drive and re-install) ?

    However, if the problem was pre-existing, I doubt whether an upgrade would have solved the issue ... ?
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  4. Posts : 38,435
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    1) There are log collectors used in another Ten Forums room.
    Please run V2 and upload results into this thread:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions

    2) Run HD Tune (free version) (all drives)
    HD Tune website
    Post images into the thread for results on these tabs:
    a) Health
    b) Benchmark
    c) Full error scan


    3) Run Sea Tools for Windows
    long generic test
    Post an image of the test result into the thread
    SeaTools for Windows |
    Seagate

    How to use SeaTools for Windows | Seagate Support US

    4) Open disk management > by default some columns are compressed > widen each Status and Volume > make sure the contents within the parenthesis are in full view and that none of the characters are cutoff > view disk 0 > widen this row as needed so that all of the characters are in full view > post an image into the thread
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,263
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #5

    Have you run chkdsk c: /scan ?

    Have you removed and re-installed cables, both ends, to your boot drive?

    Have you swapped cable and or SATA port on Motherboard?
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  6. Posts : 38,435
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #6

    Free hard disk software.


    Run HD Sentinel: (free or trial edition)
    Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
    Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
    Post images of each of these tabs into the thread:
    Overview tab
    Temperature
    SMART
    Disk performance

    Take Screenshot in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    Take Screenshot in Windows 10
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  7. graywoulf's Avatar
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.720
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Wow! That is a lot of questions and suggestions.

    First off, this is on a Dell Inspiron laptop. Hard to get to the cables. And second, I did do the W10 install over W7. Prior to doing that I ran several chkdsk variants, ran scannow and I installed and ran SeaTools, I ran scandsk and several other diagnostic tools. Each and every one of them reported absolutely no problems with the HD.

    If I boot from a cold start, there are no problems at all. None. This is only occurring during a restart procedure. When I get the error message, I just hold the power button for about three seconds and my laptop shuts down and then I press the power button and my laptop boots up normally. So, I have just gotten used to shutting my laptop down completely whenever I get a prompt to restart it for whatever updates or installs I encounter.

    I just figured it would go away when I installed W10 yesterday but it didn't.

    Thanks for all of the questions and suggestions though. Any other ideas?
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  8. Posts : 38,435
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #8

    When available please links and post image results into the thread for steps in post #4.

    Take Screenshot in Windows 10

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
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  9. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,263
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #9

    Just to clarify, if you have Fast Start enabled, is by default, then when you power off (shutdown) you are not getting a new copy of Windows, your reference to cold. It is using information about the system when it shutdown.

    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10


    When you restart you are getting a new copy of Windows (cold).


    Is your BIOS up to date? (Not saying to update but asking is it?)

    Since this is a Dell have you run hardware diagnostics, think they are built in. Think you access through f12 at boot.


    Edit: If you access your BIOS what is the boot order?
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  10. graywoulf's Avatar
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.720
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I have installed HD Tune. Which tests are you needing to see?
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