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I just replaced my hard drive and everytime i boot up it says found no operating system but when i try to install the operating system it wont let me

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    to clarifation request milkbone it says gateway system recovery, no hard disk found. Gateway System Recovery cannot be continued!

  • MilkSpawn May 11, 2010

    What is the error that is displayed when you try to reload your OS?


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New hard drives don't have an O/S installed, so they just be prepped and the O/S reinstalled, along with your applications.

Does your computer "see" the new drive? If the drive was properly connected, a modern computer will automatically detect it, and you shouldn't need to do much if anything in BIOS.

There is a key sequence to get into the BIOS setup, differs from computer to computer.

Assuming the computer detects the drive, the O/S install should partition, format, and install. Some SATA machines may not install Win XP without some additional work. Do you have the CD(s)/DVD(s) that came with your computer? If so, they should have all the proper drivers (including for SATA interfaced drives).

Hopefully this will help.

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