No operating system

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bside - Aug 25, 2009 at 03:08 PM
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- Aug 25, 2009 at 03:31 PM
Hello,
I have an old gateway desk top. Was working fine one day the next, I turn it on and it says no operating system. How can I fix this?

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Aug 25, 2009 at 03:20 PM
this sounds like a broken or disconnected hard disk. You could try removing and then replacing the cables that connect to the hard disk. Unplug the computer power cord 1st. Sometimes as the computer ages the connections will degrade and stop working. It's a long shot but sometimes it works.

If the hard disk has failed - then you will need to replace it and reinstall Windows


Good Luck
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Aug 25, 2009 at 03:31 PM
In BIOS it says hard disk is not installed. Primary IDE not installed. Primary slave not installed. Secondary -NEC NR-7700A Secondary slave not installed
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