Most common cause for "missing operating system" is failure to detect the partition (HD) containing at boot.
At next occurrence enter BIOS setup and verify, or reselect, auto detection.
"mikeyhsd" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:uVal8kcWHHA.4384@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
did your come with the IN HOME service, if so, insist they come to you.
"carm123" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:648625F5-B7E5-48D5-8584-9BEFDC59E5BA@microsoft.com...
i purchased my computer thru dell and it came with windows vista basic
edition--well after i set up and got my internet working i could use my comp
just fine- now since then-feb11th- i have had to reinstall the operating
system cause every time i shut down about three to four days later after
reinstalling - it gives me a message at startup-missing operating
system..dell has no idea what is happing they just tell me to keep
reinstalling from cd- but im getting frustarated cause i have lost everything
four times already i need help!!!!!! i need a solution!!! is it the
computer or vista????????????????????? plz reply