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Replaced my hard drive and laptop is not recognizing the new one.

I replaced my fried hard drive and after I put the new one in it says operating system not found. My laptop is a mx6422 gateway.

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Have you installed an operating system on the new drive?

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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    What happens when you try? What have you tried?

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reboot and enter bios to see if hard drive is detected in bios, if the hard drive is detected and still will not boot use recovery console to recover the OS.<ALT><F10>

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