Question about Gateway 4525GZ Notebook
I have a Gateway 4525 GZ notebook that I've had for about three years now.The computer has always run & worked excellent.Recently I got the blue screen then I ran the XP disc & repaired the problem.About a week later I went to turn on the computer & got operating system not found message now i put the XP disc in again to repair the problem again & windows setup can't find the harddrive now.I took out the old harddrive & installed another one and when I went to install XP on it I got the same message harddrive not found.I've taken apart the laptop & cleaned everything I could & then the dvd drive wasn't powering up. I removed the hard drive again & reinstalled it then the dvd drive worked again. I really don't know what's going here and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any help in advance.
Did you remember to enter the BIOS setup and change the boot drive so the system would look to the (optical) drive in which you have put your XP disk?
In most cases, you must tell the system where to look for boot files and with a new hard drive, there are no files to find.
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- AVG Free Grisoft Home Page - Spybot S&D Spybot Home page - AdAware Lavasoft Home Page
Basic versions are either free or ask for donations.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
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