GatewAY LAPTOP issues

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Brooksie Posts 1 Registration date Sunday May 5, 2013 Status Member Last seen May 5, 2013 - May 5, 2013 at 03:18 PM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - May 5, 2013 at 04:42 PM
have gateway laptop that will not boot. Get the no bootable disk hit any key error. Have restarted in BIO] (f2) and does not see hd at all, no label. I have tried to bring up in safe mode but f11 and f8 do not work. The HD is 500 gb. I have another 500 GB hd but am having issues getting a boot from a system image from another laptop.

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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
May 5, 2013 at 04:42 PM
My best guess is that you have a broken hard disk. Generally Windows is customized to the hardware during the install on the PC and might not boot when used on a PC will different hardware.

I suggest you download a copy of Linux so you can try to boot from the Linux CD. That will give you proof that the Motherboard/CPU is working OK.

Good Luck
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