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GATEWAY MP8708 WILL NOT RECOGNIZE HARD DRIVE

I START TO LOAD WINDOWS XP AND IT STATES HARD NOT FOUND, BEFORE I REFORMATTED THE HD IT WOULD LOAD XP BUT WOULD LOCK UP. THIS HAS A NEW MOTHERBOARD AND KEYBOARD EQUIPPED WITH A SATA 160 GIG, IT IS RECOGNIZED IN BIOS. I HAVE TRIED MULTIPLE TIMES, AND A COUPLE IT TRIED TO RESTART WINDOWS AND SAID BOOTMGR NOT FOUND. HELP!

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This is a little confusing, because BOOTMGR is not part of XP. Vista or better only. Use Win 7 OS disc and choose the Repair option.

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When installing XP or Vista you get the option to load third party drivers for unknown devices. I think it's F6 just after the start of any version of Windows, once you press this you will have to supply the drivers for the Windows installation. This will make Windows recognise the hdd from then on.

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