Gateway laptop can't find drive [Closed]

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Hello,


My gateway laptop has lost its SATA hard drive. The BIOS sees the drive correctly but Windows won't boot up to it. If I run the WinXP installer it doesn't see the drive either.
This drive has worked on this laptop for over a year. No changes were made to cause the problem; one day it worked and the next day it didn't.

All assistance will be appreciated.

Chris.

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Hello,

May be the SATA settings got changed in the BIOS.

Try this 1

Go to BIOS --> Load default settings --> Set the first boot device as your

"Hard disk" --> Save the settings and exit from the BIOS.

Good Luck