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Thats because the XP install disk does not support the sata drive thats installed the machine, this is probably because the processor is "intel"! you can get the drivers, but its difficult to do if the machine has no floppy drive.
your only other option is Vista

If it is vista you are trying to install! get back to me

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HD REPLACEMENT


Check if you can use SATA else you'll have to look for IDE
Actually to insert a SATA drive is easier then replace a light-bulc.
Just remove cables, unscrew from "drawer" insrtn new drive, scress, replace cables.
If it's a system disk, the difficulty is resintall your system. After you've replaced Hard disk, formulate your question with more doubts

See some fine videos here


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How to install and remove SATA Hard Drive


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Gateway T5048 BIOS won't acknowledge ATA HD and no way to manually setup


Or you can buy a cheap 10 dollar ATA controller card to install.
But usely when the on-board controller starts to fail, other functions will also start to fail. If the ATA HDD can't be seen, a replacement board could help. If the drives are SATA, then get the raid drivers and install the drivers when windows asks if you have any software to install before windows continues - This would be for older main boards that didn't have SATA drivers installed in the BIOS.

Hope any of this helps - Have a great night.

May 26, 2014 | E-Machines PC Desktops

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I HAVE A GATEWAY GT5026E DESKTOP , MY HARD DRIVE IS SHOT WHAT HARD DRIVE CAN I USE TO REPLACE THE OLD ONE AND WHERE CAN I GO TO GET A NEW ..


This model Gateway is installed with a
250 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive
You can install any make of SATA hard drive you wish, you may like to install a larger capacity SATA hard drive.
These SATA hard drives can be purchased over the Internet or at any computer shop.

Mar 06, 2012 | Gateway GT5026E PC Desktop

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I have a Gateway 5200S and do not remember how to hook up my SATA drive?


Hi,

Click on the link below and follow the instructions to install the SATA Hard Drive
Install SATA Hard Drive


Regards,
Shawn

Jan 19, 2011 | Gateway 5200S PC Desktop

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Am trying to reistall Win XP. Have run Fdisk and reformatted HDD. PC will not recognise install CD, keeps coming up with errors, does not find CD or HDD. Hav also tried running setup from floppy, again...


IF the hard drive is a SATA hard drive, you will first of all need to download the SATA drivers for te motherboard and copy them to a Floppy drive on another computer if yours will not work, this may also affect why it is not "seeing" the Cd drive if this is a SATA one too

Try installing Windows and when the message " press F6 if you want to ...." appears, have the floppy inserted in teh floppy drive so it can find thr SATA drivers, it will then recognise the Hard drive and install

If you have further problems please repost

Jan 03, 2011 | Gateway GT5056 PC Desktop

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Can't install windows xp with sp2 with the new SATA hard drive


try formatting the drive first then try to install windows. also make sure the jump is set to master on the back of the hard drive.

Mar 24, 2010 | Gateway 507GR PC Desktop

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Hi, I have formatted the SATA hard drive in my Gateway GT 5408 with Intel motherboard D945GCFG1. I want to load XP pro instead of the original Vista which was on it. Do I need to change the Bios or install...


No, you do not need to install a new driver as long as that is the same sata hard disk tha used to work in your Gateway computer. Just boot into your windows xp installation cd and let the setup continue.

Should you need further assistance, please let me know.

Mar 08, 2010 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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Installing SATA optical drives on a Gateway 835GM Pc with an Intel [Big Lake] 945G Motherboard.


Enrico,

I would just physically remove the drives and the connecting cable(s) and reboot your computer. Look in the device manager and make sure they are gone. They should be gone, but if not, you can then remove them from it.

There is no certain slot to install the new drives, just use the next 2 slots. You can set the SATA Bios setting anytime. I think most defaults are set to Auto anyway.

I would leave the jumpers on CS.

As far as drivers, I would assume there will be software with drivers enclosed with the new drives. Windows will recognize the new drives, and when it asks about drivers, there should be a "Have Disk" selection if you get a CD with the drive. (If no CD, have it install/search for the best drivers.)

There will no doubt be installation instructions enclosed with the new hardware too. Read it thoroughly. It may answer much of what you ask here. Good luck.

Jan 10, 2009 | Gateway 835GM (835GH) PC Desktop

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Have a HP DV9500 laptop and I am trying to remove Windows Vista and install windows xp. When I get to the blue screen to start the install it says it can not locate my hard drive and the only option...


Hi.

I will explain you the issue.

The notebook is preinstalled with a SATA hard drive which needs seperate drivers to be installed inorder to get the hard drive detected. The drivers for the SATA can be installed only by using a floppy drive. As the notebook does not have a floppy drive installed, we can either try disabling the SATA native support in BIOS or install the drivers with the help of a USB floppy drive.

If the USB floppy drive is not available, you have the alternative steps to install the SATA driver.
Please refer the following link to install SATA driver without the USB floppy drive:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4864999/sata

or

http://cid-3a2fd42defd10b67.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/sata.pdf

If you have the Floppy drive you can install the SATA driver.

Just follow the below procedure:
Download the SATA driver:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp37001-37500/sp37005.exe

1. Download the driver to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. A diskette containing the driver is created, and the driver files are also made available at c:\swsetup\sp37005. If you choose to cancel diskette creation, you will need to copy the driver files to the chosen media.

Installation Instructions:

NOTE: A USB diskette (floppy) drive is required to use this driver. If an external USB diskette drive is used, ensure that it is plugged into the system before starting Step 1.

1. Insert the operating system CD, and Power On the notebook to boot
from the CD.

2. At the very beginning of the operating system installation, the following prompt is displayed at the bottom of the screen:

"Press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID driver...."

When the prompt is displayed, press F6.

3. Later in the operating system installation, you are notified that a mass storage device could not be detected. When this notification occurs, press S (S=Specify Additional Device).

4. When prompted, insert the diskette that was created from the SoftPaq file, and then press Enter.

5. Select "Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)" and press Enter.

NOTE: At this point, the following prompt MAY be displayed, depending on the version of your operating system CD. If the prompt is displayed, press Enter to use the default Windows driver and continue, if it is not displayed, continue with Step 6. The prompt reads as follows:

Windows already has a driver that you can use for
"Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)".

Unless the device manufacturer prefers that you use the driver on the floppy disk, you should use the driver in Windows.

S=use the driver on floppy ENTER=use the default Windows driver

6. Continue with the operating system installation, as prompted.

NOTE: If a problem is encountered when using the external USB floppy drive, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 916196: "A connected USB floppy disk drive does not work when you press F6 to install mass storage drivers during the Windows XP installation process."

Sep 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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