Question about Gateway GM5442 PC Desktop
I have a Gateway GM5442 Vista Home Premium w/tv tuner. I keep receiving a "Windows has encounter a hard disk drive problem". I ran a GWScan and talked to a online Gateway tech who said, because my warranty expired 1 1/2 months ago , he couldnt replace it but that it needed replace. The drive was replaced a month after I bought it , so was surprised that it need replacing again.
Can still watch tv on it and use it , I just get that error message every few minutes. I have backup up my files to a disk, have tried re-intall with Gateway Recovery disk that I purchased after the first drive died. So I am assuming that I need to buy another hard drive.
I do alot of recording on with my tv tuner so I saw a tb hard drive for about $99 but wanted to make sure I purchased the right drive. I am not a expert but I have installed a cd burner, tv tuner, wireless card, so I think I can remove and install a hard drive.
This is my pc info
GM 5442 Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit operting system, intel(r) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400 @ 2.00GHz 2.00 GHZ 2.00 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113024 this is where I purchase it from a 14 months ago.
Any chance I might have loosen something to make the drive malfunction when reinstalling my wireless card the other day ?
You can get a 1 terabyte sata hard drive from Newegg for 99 bucks. For that price why play with a failing drive. If you get one I will help you set it up with out the Gateway ****. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136151
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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