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I just replaced my gateway laptop hard drive and now it's saying the operating system not found.

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Hard drives do not come with OP's ready installed. There will be no information on it. You will have to install something like Windows XP/Vista. To do this you need the installation disc. Without it your computer will not be able to operate.

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