February 16th, 2013, 02:09 PM
Error loading operating system
After downloading and installing the latest windows critical updates I was instructed to restart my laptop ( Dell Inspiring 6000 ) . I did so and on the reboot I got a black screen with the message " Error loading operating system " after initial boot screen. I am now unable to access my windows XP operating system and get the same message on every reboot.Laptop was working fine before windows updates.
Dell Inspiring 6000
Windows XP Home Edition OS
120GB Hard drive
February 16th, 2013, 04:18 PM
It could be a coincidence. Windows Updates should not affect boot files.
I'm assuming there are no CDs or other bootable media in the system. If so, remove them.
Did you run the hard drive manufacturer's diags? I'd do that first. You can download them from the manufacturer's website or get UBCD5.
After that, you can try a repair install.
February 19th, 2013, 07:29 PM
After running diagnostics as already suggested,
March 4th, 2013, 01:05 PM
Resolved --- Bought a MacBook PRO --- Please close.
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