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Hello all. Today my fiance booted up her computer (pre-built), and it gave her a "Missing operating system" message and will not let her boot her PC to Windows because of it.

Is there any way to fix this issue?

Thanks.
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Its seems like your Hard drive could be dead. Check in BIOS to see if it can recognized the HDD. If not, your hard drive is dead and you will need to go to a Data Recovery Center to retrieve the data of it and you will be spending a couple hundred $$...

If HDD is being recognized, then your O/S is corrupted. Try to attempt to do a Repair on the O/S with your Windows CD (Boot off CD in BIOS and do a Repair) and hopefully that will resolve it. If not, then you will need to reinstall windows fully and that will mean it will format the HDD (If you have different partitions, and C is for windows, only format the C Partition) .

If the HDD is found, the Data is still there, you will beed to get yourself an enclosure or hooking it up to another computer and extract the data from there.
    
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