My DELL INSPIRON showed "Missing Operating System" two times since I replaced my laptop with a new hard drive(this about 4-5 months back). Well when I tried restarting it was ok. But Now am frustrated that this will at any time end in disaster where I would finally lose all my files. What would be the reason anyway?

  • Have you backed up your personal files? Its not clear. Why have you replaced the HDD so many times. Mosts HDDs have a 2-3 year lifespan.
    – Ramhound
    Aug 23, 2013 at 16:00

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If this has only happened twice in the last two months, then it is nothing to worry about. Sometimes there is a glitch in the boot sequence that causes this.

If for some reason, you weren't able to get past the error on restart, you can use Windows Statup Repair to fix the problem.

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